Michael Coffey - Lead vocal, all guitars. Anthony Starks - Bass guitar, vocals (lead vocal "time is at hand".
Darren Tompkins - drums, vocals.
This is STONE VENGEANCE's first CD in which they compile their demos, some tracks from 1987 and 1990, plus new tracks from 1998. As I said previously on their second album review,this is one of those bands that I don't understand why remain unnoticed, and this CD just ratifies what I had told. I really enjoy STONE VENGEANCE's music a lot, it has a special feeling on every one of their riffs. On his CD some tracks sound like AGENT STEEL. It is good to listen how a voice like Michael Coffey's and Anthony Starks reaches those levels. They still continue with their Doom/blues side obviously, and their song "Pain" is a sample of it. This CD also includes a very good Jimi Hendrix cover,"Foxy Lady". Best of San Francisco ® 2006: Lose Yourself in the City
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Best Unknown Metal Act
True metalheads may be surprised that we're talking up Stone Vengeance instead of one of those hip new post-black metal freaks like the mysterious Leviathan. Granted, Leviathan's underground drone is cool and all, but Stone Vengeance, three maverick black dudes from Bayview-Hunters Point, have been kicking ass under the radar for 27 years. So it's about time that the trio's raw, leather-clad speed metal attack (which fucks eardrums in the fine tradition of Venom, Raven, Celtic Frost, Manowar, and Iron Maiden) gets some well-deserved attention. Hell, just track down the vinyl reissue of the group's mid-'80s stuff, titled Here Lies Stone Vengeance 1987 , and you'll understand why the band's all-too-rare recordings are sought after by rabid collectors of speed metal and thrash. Better yet, check out a live concert — because Stone Vengeance shows no signs of slowing down.