Vengeance is Mine


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released July 11, 2017


Roger DeCarlo - Guitars
Rick Nolen - Lead Vocals
Rob Conrad - Bass/Backing Vocals
Dave Hval - Drums/Backing Vocals

Originally recorded at Sound Impressions in Milwaukie, Oregon in 1987.
Engineered by Bob Stark.
Produced by Roger DeCarlo
All music and lyrics by Roger DeCarlo
Except: "In Time"/"Beyond Belief" and "Traitors" by Kate "Fate" Wilson
"Kicked In the Ass" by Dean Cole

2017 Executive producers J. Golden & G. Shafer
Re-mastering by Jamie King at The Basement Studio NC in Winston Salem, NC
Cover art by Steve Cobb
Cover concept by Mark Wassman
Logo design by Chuck Morrison.
Layout design by Chris Ferguson



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Track Name: In Time

I seek the wizard
That carries the light
Down to the Earth
Through the shadows
In darkness he stands
In back of the moon
Yet I know that he can free me
The deadly white light
That pierces the night
Can it reveal the answer?
Possessor of all, the spirit of life
I seek the magician of time
Magician of time
Magician of time
Show me the magician of time

(Repeat Verse)

The spirit that brought me
To this edge of my life
I seek the magician of time
When up through the black
I see through to the light
To find the magician in me
I am the magician of time
Magician of time
I am the magician of time!
Track Name: Beyond Belief

Everything you are
What you plan to be
You go forth and see
What you can’t see
Then they watch you
And do what you should do
Wait around til’
You are finally through

Come with me
I speak of death and glory
You will see
I’ve got what you’re after
It was me
And I’ll tell the story
Then you run
This has gone beyond

Imagination come
Entertaining me
I’m convincing you
So convincingly
It was in the cards
Destiny is due
You can run
But they will come after you

When the time runs out
Is the final quest
Who will judge you?
When you did your best
Did it just to win
And now you get the prize
They will find you
Drowning in all your lies!

Headin’ east,
Search for what you’re after
Lost the race
But you found your master
You’ll survive
Now you know the story
All is lost
This has gone beyond
This has gone beyond belief!
Track Name: Bat's Breath

A princess rises
From the kingdom of death
Back again
Destined to make you bleed
Dutchess of darkness
Swoops down on her prey
She’s gonna taste your blood
Tonight yes indeed
Unpure, unrighteous,
And her wants, unsatisfied
Gluttonous bitch
Her drive is vicious greed
And as you smell the carnage
Seep from her lips
By now you know
The bat’s been freed

Cruella black, artery attack
She’ll sink her fangs into ya
Cruella’s back, she’s on the attack
You never know what she’ll do to ya
Tonight’s the night
She’s ready to bite
And now the bitch is on you
Summon the priest
It’s the night of the beast
And now she’ll feast upon you!

She sees the glow
Out on the eastern sky
Wicked bitch knows
That it’s her time to go
Back to the tomb
Where she first copped her kicks
Evil turns her on, I mean
You don’t want to know
Again she hungers for
The taste of warm blood
Her feast consists of you
Who don’t want to know?
So hold on tight to your crucifix
She’s swift and silent
And you’re way too slow

So now you know why
You’re afraid of the dark
And evil follows you
Wherever you go
Mystery stalks you
Around every turn
And then you face your fate,
When the blood starts to flow
She looks so good but yet
She’s so damn bad
Her transformation
Makes it well understood
That you bad asses
Better change your ways
Before you’re sucked bone-dry
Right where you stood
Track Name: Traitor

Traitors are watching me
Try to condemn me with lies
They cannot conceal
Try to pretend to me
To put and end to me
The threat of the traitor are real
You crouch in your dark place
Hiding your real face
Searching for something
You won’t recognize
Insidious, in decay
Tearing your life away
I tell you traitor
I see your disguise

I looked out into the night
Put my hands out to you
Struggled through all the fight
In search of you
Looked out into the night
Put my hands out to you
Looked back to the hideous sight
To see you turned into a traitor!
Traitor. traitor!

(Repeat Chorus)

Blood lust has killed the beast
Come to our final feast
You know you slayed the best reveal
Were finally laid to rest
You know the time has come
I was the chosen one
Oh yes, it’s time to pay traitor
And I’ll say . . .
Track Name: Devil's Gone

It could happen in a bar
Or the back seat of a car
The devil’s gone inside of you now
He don’t care if you grow or cut your hair
If you sell your soul, Anton knows

In the back streets
No matter where you are
You can never follow him
Cause your too slow on the draw
The devil’s gone
The devil’s gone!

I’m not trying to preach
I’ve just got to say
Fall down on your knees
And sinner start to pray.
Salvation is at hand.
It’s Babylon again
You’ll see complexities

Look out!
Here it comes!

Restitution is the final solution
Listen to me children, you will see
No one should care
If you grow or cut your hair
Jesus did, my friends, take care
No mercy for his killing
He’s got you in his claws
Hypocrite fall back to your crypt
Crawl, crawl, crawl
Crawl, crawl, crawl!
The devil’s gone
The devil’s gone
Yes, he’s gone
Track Name: Metal Revenge

I’m Metal, Metal Revenge
I’m Metal, Metal Revenge
You’re Metal, Metal Revenge
It’s Metal, Metal Revenge
I’m Metal, Metal Revenge
We’re Metal, Metal Revenge
You’re Metal, Metal Revenge

Can you hear the thunder
if it’s not to offend
Run and seek your refuge
From the Metal Revenge.
We are the rulers
Creators of steel
Who are the mad men
You thought to reveal?

Rise up and taste the steel
That is Metal Revenge
We are the rulers
Creators of steel
We deal the backdrop
More pain to feel

I’m Metal, Metal Revenge
We’re Metal, Metal Revenge
You’re Metal, Metal Revenge.
It’s Metal, Metal Revenge.
I’m Metal, Metal Revenge.
We’re Metal, Metal Revenge.
You’re Metal, Metal Revenge.


Bow and feel the presence
Graves might stone it
Turn and see destiny
Sealed by Metal Revenge
We’ve been the rulers
Creators of steel
Scoff at the madmen
No more tricks to conceal

Look out!
Here it comes! Yeah!
Look out!
Here it comes!
Yes we are!
Your Metal Revenge!
Yes we are!
Your Metal Revenge!
Yes we are!
Metal Revenge!
Track Name: Kicked in the Ass

You think you know how it feels
When your good thing goes bad
Then you go back for more
To see just how it feels

To be kicked in the ass
No end in sight!
Who’s wrong or right!
Too tired to fight!
(Kicked in the ass)
Then you go back!
You see no slack!
You try to run!
From the kick in the ass!

You think you’ve felt all the pain
And you’ve had all the shame
You try playing their game
But every time
You get kicked in the ass!
You see the light!
No wrong or right!
Too tired to fight!
Then you go back!
You see no slack!
Then you know how it feels
To be kicked in the ass!
Track Name: Fight the Dragon

Listen to him roar!
Gonna even the score
Look up into his eyes
Mortal man his vapors fry
Wizard spells the land of doom
Watch me fight the dragon

Feel the magic, yeah!

He’s mine, the warning sign
Suck the marrow from his spine
Breaking the spell on the land of doom
Watch me fight the dragon! Yeah!
Track Name: Broken Bones

You’re tearing down my empire
Like a storm out of control
I put you on a pedestal
And you shoved me in a hole
Every time I drop my guard
Your wicked memories take their toll
And all you left me
Were my broken bones
In a body growin’ cold

Oh you shake my mind
It’s cryin’ time
I can’t see you anymore
You had your fun
But now it’s done
I know you’re rotten to the core
I know you’re style
So mean and vile
Victim of what you had in store.
You broke my heart and stole my love
Broken bones lay on the floor

Now I’m on my own to inspire
The rebuilding of my empire
Makin myself number one
To keep my feelings safe from the fire
And a good dose of your own medicine
Makes you a slave to my desire
Anger lusts for your broken bones
And the rage just sends me higher

All you women cheatin’, mistreatin’
Your lies come back on you.
You took a dare and did not care
To see your lies running you through
Your time has come, don’t act so dumb
Now that your judgment day is due
The tables turned and you got burned
Broken bones can’t lie for you, baby

Again the king in my own empire
A refugee from your fork-tongued pain fire
No, I won’t be pushed back down
By any two-faced sneakin’ liar
Have got no use for your childish games
Have got no use for your hot hellfire
Now I’m free from your misery
Your broken bones lay on the pyre
Track Name: About Face

All right you slimy civilians . . .
Out of those racks!
Up on your feet
Hit the deck
Shine your boots
Off to chow
Gut in, chest out, PT,
Drop to your knees, maggot now
Head like a ripe peach
And bright as a nuclear glow
Scared half to death
And my mind is just about to blow
About face!

Thrashing up your life takes place
They say it’s for your own good
D.I. laughs and winks his eye
I’d waste him if I could
Looking back to see
The government papers that I signed
Ninety days of blazing hell
And four more years behind
Sorry now I didn’t hear
What my friends had to say
Now I’m a paid lunatic
And U.S. all the way
Front and center private
Don’t look me straight in the eye
Forget your mom and your dad
‘Cause you’re mine till you die
About face!

Just like the Boy Scouts
The Eagle will go where you dare
Just let me out of this place
So I can grow some hair.
About face!