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Tortured and Twisted


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    Tracks 1 -10; 'Tortured and Twisted' was originally recorded in 1981 and was shelved for 35 years until now.

    Tracks 11 -16; 'Bloodbath' EP recorded in 1984. The versions on this compilation are the way they were originally intended to be on the 2002 CD release of the EP.

    Tracks 17 - 21; Demo tracks from 1983 and 1987

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TORTURED AND TWISTED My palms are sweating and heart pounding fear What's this obsession all men feel unclear Damned if you do and damned if you don't They'll be those who I please and those who I won't (Chorus) Tortured and twisted Spinning round and round In life's swirling whirlpool Why do we fools drown? Take me away babe Give me peace of mind Just to keep my sanity Destroy all life unkind Fingering a gun Contemplating suicide Isolate this sickening sense Let me keep my pride (Repeat Chorus) Make me free, let my spirit soar Unlock me from this cage I can't take it no more What good is life if you're constantly hounded? Break my chains, engage and unbound me (Repeat Chorus)
Iron Lady 02:45
IRON LADY Curved fine legs Dripping with desire Skin, soft and tender Hypnotizing blinder Firm hand on whip Hate and seething rager Lashes a man's back Hot blooded jumper (Chorus I) Iron lady, bounteous lover Stud black chrome girl In her arms surrender Great supple chest Heart start exciter Body so sweet Horror wild driver Cold steel stiletto Bearer so hyper Ripping flesh easy Screaming unending (Chorus II) Iron lady, sexy fighter Brown eyed beastie Stranglehold caresser Brazen tail-gunner No so fuse temper Non-Stop satisfaction Insatiable hunger Sadistic player Kinky power seeker Terror brutalizer Solitary breather (Chorus III) Iron lady, trusty loyal kicker Hot white steeler No one can beat her
ACCEPT YOUR FATE Take me to your leader I'm looking to infiltrate Gonna cause dissension Make your spirit quake Wearing a false face A hidden man or monster Unleash brutal attacks Make your surrender (Chorus) I say what you want, do what you do When the time is right, I'll eliminate you I say what you want, do what you do When the times right, I'll obliterate you Accept your fate you misguided fools The time has come, the end is near Hitler, Stalin, agents of death Initialized thinking Toward the destruction of the earth But the burning spirit, never will fail Vanquishing evil, enflaming it all (Repeat Chorus) Fooled by your own confidence Basking in your glory For the hell you create You'll soon be sorry I will cause problems Never to be destroyed Live on to vaporize All your sick toys (Repeat Chorus)
The Ripper 03:07
THE RIPPER Lurking in the shadows Creeping in the mist Eyes burning bright Cold steel in clenching fist Murder and mayhem Are his only friends Blood flowing cold His lust never ends Fools walk the night Mama shows her wares Never knows what evil waits To catch her unaware Footsteps echo on the bricks Hearts are beating fast She prays to see a friendly face But soon all is lost (Chorus I) Walking the streets Looking for prey He's on the loose Get out of his way I want your blood And inner soul too If you are young and clean I'll get to you Now you've been forewarned Take care not to stray Death and mutilation You will have no say This unholy evil will swallow those who dare To enter boldly into the murderous Ripper's lair (Chorus II) How this madman prowls Killing for play Innocent victims He takes their lives' away Don't hit the streets When it's foggy and black Or he'll unleash His gruesome attack
Burn in Hell 03:45
BURN IN HELL They laugh and they smile Their own laws protect them The masses are dying But what do they care They sin in their pleasures Spend sordid money Protect their own interests And kiss of the rest (Chorus ) Go and burn in hell You must burn in hell Enjoy your burn in hell Why don't you burn in hell? Corrupt politicians And lying schemers Pervert everything good Screwing things up Government leaders Bombing and killing Bloody death slaughter Destruction is primed (Repeat Chorus) Nuclear conflict With mind melting onslaught Will rattle the earth And fry us alive Greed and power Demanded by morons Shall rip us apart And signal our end (Repeat Chorus twice) The devil is laughing And counting up black souls Fools are adding Hell to their gains Damnation and torture Eternally evil Those in control Are in for surprise (Repeat Chorus)
Destructor 03:07
DESTRUCTOR Running to flee from the axe Murderer crazed on warpaths Everything’s dark and black Shadows haunt upon the back of Destructor Robot iron brain, computers insane Impenetrable non-failing What has gone wrong? Man's met his match By creating the monster, Destructor (Chorus) How shall we fight it? By missile of submarine It has nuclear warheads in its fingertips How shall we fight it? By tank or by bombs It has laser disintegrators in its eyes Now man has done it He's gone too far Living is over Cities molten tar No human shall ever survive When Destructors through Those alive will beg to die Rockets to ruin, world is ablaze Iron fist rulin' above the haze Man is no longer a victim of science Metal man is stronger, a hellish appliance
CHAMBERS OF DARKNESS In a mansion, driven by desire You were taken in by fire Hypnotized by a magical force Ready to run the treacherous course Fooled by its elegant grace Know you're in a terrible place Forever gone is the light of day You're in for a very long stay (Chorus) Prisoner - in chambers of darkness Prisoner - in dungeons of danger Prisoner - in chambers of darkness Prisoner - Guarded by strangers Caught in chambers of darkness Lost in a world of madness Now you're searchin' the depths of old In the cellar, dark and cold For adventure, you stepped out of line You went much too far this last time And now there's no one for your aid Just another victim of a crazy escapade Forever trapped, you're bound in chains A demon tyrant has the chains
Bloodbath 03:30
BLOODBATH Tearing through the streets He’s on the prowl Searching for some meat Like a tiger growl When he comes upon them No stopping his wrath The wild maniac howl Of purifying bloodbath (Chorus) His name has been filthy And dragged through the sewer Screaming for vengeance The battle is nuclear Laugh at his might Think that he jokes With one strike Headless with one stroke Listen to the reason The damage is done Like a vigilante The guilty shall run When he comes upon them No mercy is served Crushing their skulls Is the least they deserve Time to stand up And fight for the goods Time to stand up And fight for the goods God's holy wrath Will burn the dead wood In their bloody graves Their souls are burning Illusive to kill While the evil is still lurking
ARE YOU READY TO DIE Almighty Father, Lord Supreme And his son the king of kings In the Spirit of the Holy Ghost Divine creator of all living things Are you ready to die? Are you ready to die? Are you ready to die? Really ready to die Will you fall or will you fly? Will you fall or will you fly? Did you live a truth or lie? Truth or lie Are you ready to die? Really ready to die Are you ready to die? Really ready to die We bring you praise and spread your word From mountain high to valley low There'll be no rest 'til all men's heard Believe in him before you're gone (Chorus) Listen to my words before you leave Life is short but time goes on Step out of darkness and walk in the light Save your souls, are you really ready? (Repeat chorus)
Metal Man 03:03
METAL MAN He's chewing up glass Spitting out blood He does it for kicks To impress everyone He wears black leather Sports a tattoo Eats with a switchblade He’s one bad dude (Chorus) Metal man That’s what I am Commanding respect Is what I demand Never plays games Or fools with words You shall bow Under cross swords Harley low rider Second to none Hundred miles an hour From zero to one Metal mad music Sings in his brain Playin' hot fast licks Burnin' liquid propane Spiked leather boots And studded wrist bands Everyone respects him He’s in command He lives he's own life Does as he pleases He gets what he wants So get down on your knees Dark, and vile, you earned This fire eternal (Repeat Chorus)
REIGN OF TERROR Run and Hide Because your life is over Now it’s time to pay For sins so evil Hell goes to you the Devil’s lover Cry, in pain, it is, Your most sweet payment (Chorus) Scream and wail To deaf ears Repent and hiss in hate Grab, for life, mercy Will never meet you Woe, to you, Devil You reign of terror Cast, to hell, until You rot in ashes Black, no light Listen hear the horror (Repeat Chorus) Pray, and fool, screwed up And blew your chances Howl, and sigh, but wait The worst will soon come Want to die? No way! You must be punished
GARGOYLE High on a rock slab watching the city Guarding the secrets of old Sitting thru ages of lying and cheating And hellish evils untold Seething in times of death and destruction Waiting to rest one day The passing of man you patiently wait He will have hell to pay The fall of Rome and the rise of Hitler You have endured it all The capture and slaughter of millions of people Blood on the Berlin wall Bombing and killings They never end Man is his own evil foe With nuclear war growing and building Death is touch and go Built of granite Suspended in time Knowing there is no escape Perched to view Man’s many mistakes Leaving his mouth agape Counting the minutes Counting the seconds Cemented to see it all Brooding in reason Sizing it up is the curtain fall
MY LIFE Out on the high road Doin' it my way I'm looking for some adventure The radio's playin' Kicks out the hot jams I don't really know what to say People travelin' down that road Looking for some adventure When I hear you call me Are you really there? (Chorus) Cause it's my life My life baby My life, leave me alone My life, my life honey My life, leave me alone I played the game Life's a game The cards I'm dealt Are always the same The game goes on The stakes get higher My life is so unchanged People come and people go They don't seem to give a damn Then I hear you call me I don't know where I am (Repeat Chorus) Out on the high road Doin' it my way I'm looking for some adventure The radio's playin' Kicks out the hot jams I don't really know what to say People travelin' down that road Looking for some adventure When I hear you call me Are you really there? Still U travel down that road Looking for some adventure The sun is slowly fading Are you really there? (Repeat Chorus)
LEAVING FOR YESTERDAY Yes I'm lost now One million miles away You're so frozen now Why did you go away? Through tossing oceans of water Through screaming Hours of pain We made it thru Thru long hours of solitude And ice that chilled me Down to my soul (Chorus) Now I'm leaving I'm leaving for yesterday Cause I'm leaving I'm leaving for yesterday Yes I’m lost now There's no sun To warm the day You’re so frozen Why did you go away? You helped me Through the tears of the age And called me out of the depths Of the bottled cage (Repeat Chorus)


released April 1, 2016

Jack the Ripper is:

Mad Maximo Hernandez - vocals
Kenny Moore - bass
Bob Sniegon - drums
David Swisher - guitar
Andrew J. Spiegel - guitar

‘Tortured and Twisted’ (tracks 1-10) recorded 1981
Engineered by John Gelinas at Media Associates Studios

‘Bloodbath’ EP (tracks 11-16) recorded 1984
Engineered by Gary Bolton at Higher Skys Studios

‘Gargoyle’ (track 17)1983 demo
Demo ‘87 (tracks 18-22)

All JTR recordings originally mixed and mastered by Jay Matheson and Steve Slavich at Jam Room Studios in Columbia, SC.

All material re-mastered by Jamie King at The Basement Studios in Winston Salem, NC
Cover concept by J. Golden
Cover art by Steve Cobb

All lyrics and music © 1980, 1981, 1984,1986, 2002, 2004 PRIEST MUSIC / JTR


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