1984
Metal Church
Das selbstbetitelte Debut Album ist inzwischen zum Kultstatus geworden und gehört mit den ersten Metallica Alben zum Besten was die Power Metal Ecke zu bieten hat. Wer behauptet etwas von Heavy Metal zu verstehen, der muss dieses Album in seinem Regal stehen haben.Als Anspieltip kann ich die Hymne schlechthin - "Metal Church" und die semi-(nicht Siemi!!)-Ballade "Gods of Wrath" empfehlen. Die Texte sind seit heute ( 20.10.2000 ) offiziell bestätigt.
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Das Line -Up
Guitar:
C
raig   Wells    
Guitar:
K
urdt Vanderhoof
Drums:
K
irk Arrington
Vocals:
D
avid Wayne
   Bass:
D
uke   Erickson     









Click for Lyrics!
1.Beyond The Black (6:21)
2.Metal Church (5:00)
3.Merciless Onslaught (Instrumental! 2:55)
4.Gods Of Wrath (6:42)
5.Hitman (4:31)
6.In The Blood (3:30)
7.(My favorite) Nightmare (3:10)
8.Battalions (4:54)
9.Highway Star (4:37)
9 Songs   54:23 min.
























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Beyond the Black (6:21) D. Wayne / K. Vanderhoof / C. Wells

The war is over
The crypt we now taste
In the late 1900's, there is no human race
We split the planet with atomic birth
Man has died
We seal the urn.

Negotiations are over
Troops are marching to their doom
All that I see is a nightmare
The smoke is blotting out the moon
No, God please stop this bloody slaughter
We are off the beaten track
All the masses are rebelling
To withstand the dark attack
Will we make it back beyond the black?

Tanks are rolling in millions
See them come, and now they're gone
All the mountains are blackened
They said it came from just one bomb
No God please stop this bloody slaughter
Let it all repeat -- attack
All the masses are rebelling
To withstand the dark attack
Will we make it back beyond the black?
Will we make it back beyond?

Out of the crypt with faces marred
Seems the night has won
We unite as one
No more weapons, no more guns
Look out!
Food supplies are worth more than gold
Turn the young into old
With blinded eyes we count the cost
Of everything that we lost
Look out!
[Screams]
Watch out!
Beyond the black

 
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Metal Church (5:00) D. Wayne / K. Vanderhoof / C. Wells

Many, many years ago on a distant shore
Men did gather secretly beyond a hidden door
They travelled long and travelled far
Dark into the night
Yes, this is the place they've chosen
To build the Metal site.

Congregation rises, starts to chant a hymn
Of evil, lust and hatred, the roots of every sin
The priest he stands before them, tells them why they are this way
Why they worship metal gods each and every day
By the hand of Oberon, dark into the deep
Love the evil things we do, the secrets that we keep

Metal church, unholy, who'll be the sacrifice
Metal church, the only, don't you know the time is right
Metal church will find you, can't run very far
Metal church inside you, knows just who you are

No use in speaking out against anything we do
While the men of earth they sleep, haven't any clue
Now the story starts again, all the time is lost
Metal Church begins anew....
Saving souls that are lost.

Metal church, unholy, who'll be the sacrifice
Metal church, the only, don't you know the time is right
Metal church will find you, can't run very far
Metal church inside you, knows just who you are

The metal church

 

 
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Gods Of Wrath (6:42) D. Wayne / K. Vanderhoof / C. Wells

A lonely god you captured, do you feel the pain
Tried to help the people but your help was all in vain
You gave to us their fire, but who was watching you
Chained and eyes are bleeding, now what you gonna do?
Whoa, oh

Yeah! Alright! Come on! Right now!

Now that they picked you, a lesson has been taught
Join us now in vengeance and let the bodies rot
A thousand times a thousand is finally gonna end
Storms of war are brewing- we need your help but when
Whoa, yeah, ahh!

Gods of wrath
Gods of wrath
Gods of wrath

Gods of wrath are heartless when they left you hanging there
Cast out and abandoned, you had to pay the fare
Now's the time to break free and help us if you can
Cuz we're all behind you to start the master plan
Whoa, yeah, ahh

Gods of wrath
Gods of wrath
Gods of wrath

Harpies far above you
Saying you will never learn
Reach up to the heavens and let the bodies burn
You know you have the answer
You've always been a friend
Break the chains in anger and let it all begin
Whoa, yeah, ahh

Gods of wrath
Gods of wrath
Gods of wrath

God, come down, gods are before you

 
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Hitman (4:31) D. Wayne / K. Vanderhoof

Your woman's unfaithful, she's got a backdoor man
You've seen the signs and you understand
Don't get excited now, I know just what to do
I got the guns, ha-ha, I got the tools

Yes I'm the one they call the man
Any time at all, I'm just a hitman
I'll get the job done
No one will ever know it was you, it was you

They got their men promoted before it's time
His neck you break for one thin measly dime
Don't get excited, I got a plan
We'll take him down now, he'll be one dead man

Yes I'm the one they call the man
Any time at all, I'm just a hitman
I'll get the job done
No one will ever know it was you, it was you

Just don't pay me, then you will see
What a dead man really can

You're at the cemetary feeling all alone
Just like a dog who done stole the bone
You start to cry or make one little sound
You'll be the next one, I'll put you in the ground

Yes I'm the one they call the man
Any time at all, I'm just a hitman
I'll get the job done
No one will ever know it was you, it was you

 
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In The Blood (3:30) D. Wayne / K. Vanderhoof / C. Wells

Just the pain has worn me down
Don't play me far ahead
Living quiet, fighting for some time
You're gonna see one day
You're not listening now
You haven't heard a word I said

Your laughter burns hot
An existing pawn
Your lies are open now
Nothin' left to hide

Now, I'm telling you
Leave all your troubles far away
I've listened now to this dead-end shit
It all just sounds the same

Your laughter burns hot
An existing pawn
Your lies are open now
Nothin' left to hide

You're a big boy now
Get up off the floor
You what?!
Do you want to know
Coming to get you

Yes, everybody wants a piece of your ass
It's time you know the pain
Your time is running out
We're gonna meet on judgement day

Your laughter burns hot
An existing pawn
Your lies are open now
Nothin' left to hide

Hide, hide, hide, ahh,
Your in the blood

 
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(My favorite) Nightmare (3:10)  D. Wayne / K. Vanderhoof / C. Wells

!! Noch die "alten" Lyrics !!
Better flood that restless soul of ecstacy and fright
In a path, splattered gore all through the night
Wakin' up at midnight, my bodies soaked in sweat
All my friends are down the stairs, watching the TV set

Hearing now a scratching noise outside my window pane
Wondering if it's real or am I going insane
Running fast to lock the doors, a banshee now awaits
Seconds count, I warn my friends, or is it now too late?

A friend of mine is the first one out to check
(inaudible)
Ripping flesh, (something) fly, we hear them slowly die
Then the cry of the banshee..., we run for our life

Scream! Scream for your life!
Scream! Scream for your life!
Ahh! No!

 
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Battalions (4:54) K. Vanderhoof / C. Wells
Deep slumber awakened by sirens
I realize life's been thrown to the lions
What I saw last night, our city's gone mad
And to my horror, the bloody town square

The time is now, we must avenge
We form tonight, we kill tonight
We must rest to regain our strength
We form tonight, we kill tonight

Tell all your (something) surrounding the back
In the night we'll attack with no questions of mercy
We'll take all they have and we'll drive them before us
Hear lamentations of women who cry for the loved ones we crush to (oblivion??)

Gather all survivors, the forces retreat
They never see the troopers in the streets
Surprise attack with no destination
What will we do with a steam-(something) nation

Death to come for what they've done
Snap their backs, their necks will crack
Stronger than ever, our guns held high
Snap their backs, their necks will crack

Tell all your (something) surrounding the back
In the night we'll attack with no questions of mercy
We'll take all they have and we'll drive them before us
Hear lamentations of women who cry for the loved ones we crush to (oblivion??)

The people have organized an army of vengeance
Struck out now, the bodies just like remnants
Don't you love living like a shark(?????)
We each have power, the battle has been won

The time is now, we must avenge
We form tonight, We kill tonight
We must rest to regain our strength
We form tonight, we kill tonight

Tell all your ... surrounding the back
In the night we'll attack with no questions of mercy
We'll take all they have and we'll drive them before us
Hear lamentations of women who cry for the loved ones we crush to (oblivion?)

 
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Highway Star (4:37) Blackmore / Gillian / Lord / Paice / Glover