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Vio-lence was an American band formed 1985 in San Francisco, that released a few demo tapes, one EP and 3 LPs between 1985 and 1993. Notable for their funny vocals.

After establishing a secure line-up with Phil Demmel and Robb Flynn on guitars, Dean Dell on bass, Perry Strickland on drums and Sean Killian on vocals, they released a demo tape on Mechanic Records in 1986.

Soon after releasing their demo tape they entered the studio to record their debut album, called Eternal Nightmare, a seven track album released in 1988. Eternal Nightmare suffered in lack of promotion despite being well accepted by the thrash audience, and critics.

Together with the band Forbidden, they were labelled the new promises of Bay Area thrash and in 1989 they struck a deal with Megaforce Records to release their second album, titled Oppressing The Masses. Around that time, Perry Strickland substituted Tom Hunting of Exodus, yet only for a few shows, denying the possibility of staying permanently.

Finally in 1990, Oppressing The Masses (with legendary producer Alex Periales) was launched on Megaforce Records with better distribution and marketing than their debut, Eternal Nightmare. A video for the song “World in a World” has also been filmed.

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  • toyboat_toyboat

    You and me both, @TerraTempus25.

    28 Feb 4:35pm Reply
  • TerraTempus25

    Not sure why scrobbles of the Montreal-based electronic group Violence (without the dash) gets redirected here…

    18 Feb 5:17am Reply
  • Liberations

    Oppressing the Masses

    12 Feb 1:21pm Reply
  • DaveBFC

    "Regardless of how good Vio-Lence's albums are, anyone who likes Machine Head deserves to be shot in the head." You don't get an opinion.

    29 Jan 3:49pm Reply
  • crazytribe

    "Regardless of how good Vio-Lence's albums are, anyone who likes Machine Head deserves to be shot in the head." He probably gets beat up by Machine Head fans regularly.

    16 Jan 5:49am Reply
  • TheArtofShred88

    I love Vio-Lence and Machine Head, you got the gun?

    9 Dec 2013 Reply
  • dark_wisdom

    "Regardless of how good Vio-Lence's albums are, anyone who likes Machine Head deserves to be shot in the head." Is that what your mates at 7th grade say to sound cool?

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • dark_wisdom

    "Machine Head are one of the best bands to start with if one wants to get into mainstream <groove> thrash." You say it like it were a bad thing.

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • marynarzu

    fy

    7 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Sainterror

    Kick-you-in-the-face russian Groove/Thrash Metal band called HELLWEED is raised up from the dirt to the kings! No regrets for the listening to their bombtracks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7FcTprBAko

    30 Sep 2013 Reply
  • jonowev

    Eternal Nightmate = BEST THRASH VOCALS

    20 Aug 2013 Reply
  • ChurchRemoval

    Regardless of how good Vio-Lence's albums are, anyone who likes Machine Head deserves to be shot in the head.

    9 Aug 2013 Reply
  • YudaBM

    Eternal nightmare is a fucking incredible record and will always be a classic.

    23 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Thrasher-Ant

    Eternal Nightmare is easily one of the best Thrash Metal albums of all time.

    20 Jul 2013 Reply
  • j-yeags

    i ain't gonna lie, the vocals annoyed me at first, then they grew on me. those fuckin riffs.

    22 Jun 2013 Reply
  • anthraxfan

    Hail metalheads! I want to introduce you my band called Eternal Fever. We're from Poland and we playe thrash metal. Listen, like us and subscribe, if you like fast and fast lound & rude music you'll like it! http://www.myspace.com/eternal.fever https://www.facebook.com/EternalFever?fref=ts http://www.youtube.com/user/EternalFeverPL?feature=mhee

    20 May 2013 Reply
  • Lord_Levi

    Eternal Nightmare is much better than Oppressing The Masses

    1 May 2013 Reply
  • ikd-sj

    'World In A World' ICONIC ƪ(♥ε♥)ʃ

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
  • AzazelBM

    Hmm, no. "Eternal Nightmare" is enough to prove that Machine Head is a very overrated band. As far as fanboysm goes, the only Vio-Lence album I enjoy in its entirely is the one and only "Eternal Nightmare". Machine Head are one of the best bands to start with if one wants to get into mainstream <groove> thrash.

    8 Apr 2013 Reply
  • skoro1975

    A great thrash metal band from Sweden: HYPNOSIA Listen: http://youtu.be/jZxKs01Q2so

    3 Apr 2013 Reply
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