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Best Unknown Metal Act San Francisco 2006 - Stone Vengeance

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 the Vengeance shows no signs of slowing down.
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Stone Vengeance is playing Thursday March 15th at the Bottom of the Hill along with Count Dante and The Makes Nice as part of a benefit for Bay Area Rock Radio legend Dennis Erectus. Here's the Details...

THURSDAY MARCH 15, 2007, 9:00pmA BENEFIT FOR BAY AREA ROCK RADIO LEGEND DENNIS ERECTUSAt the BOTTOM OF THE HILL1233 17th Street (17th @ Missouri)San Francisco, CA 94107

with COUNT DANTE AND THE BLACK DRAGON FIGHTING SOCIETY, SF Speed Metal Legends STONE VENGEANCE and THE MAKES NICE. Plus a very special raffle with prizes donated by Amoeba Music, The Isotope Comic Book Lounge, Sam Adato's Drum Shop, ArnoCorps and Ed Brubaker (the Man Who Killed Cap!)


It's killer to see Stone Vengeance getting some of the due they deserve. They were one of the highlights of the last Milwaukee Metal Fest and the Sun & Steel Fest. I'm looking forward to catching them live again in the future.

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