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Vengeance Rising

a.k.a.ex-Sacrifice, ex-Vengeance
CountryUnited States
Formed1985, Los Angeles, California, United States
GenresThrash Metal
LabelsIntense Records

Line-up (members)

  • Daniel Faulk : Drums
  • Roger Martinez : Vocals (1987-1992), Bass (1990-1992), Guitars (1990-1992)

Former members

  • Shannon Frye : Drums
  • Brian Khairullah : Bass (1985-1986)
  • Michael Betts : Drums (1985-1987)
  • Glenn Rogers : Guitars (1985-1987)
  • Doug Thieme : Guitars (1985-1990)
  • Roger Dale Martin : Bass (1986-1990)
  • Sharon : Vocals (1986)
  • Glenn Mancaruso : Drums (1987-1990)
  • Larry Farkas : Guitars (1987-1990)
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Album titleRankTypeRelease dateRatingVotesReviews
Human Sacrifice preview CollectionWish List Studio 95 10
Once Dead preview CollectionWish List Studio - 00
Destruction Comes preview CollectionWish List Studio - 00
Released Upon the Earth preview CollectionWish List Studio - 00
Additional notes
The band originally formed under the name Sacrifice and went by that name until one week before their first concert, where they changed name to Vengeance.
They changed their name to Vengeance Rising because another act was discovered by the band who had the legal rights to the name Vengeance. The "Human Sacrifice" album was released using the name Vengeance, but only the first pressings. Later pressings have the Vengeance Rising logo.

Vengeance Rising encountered financial problems after the disappointing (in ticket sales) 'Once Dead' tour. This ultimately lead to everyone leaving and forming Die Happy except for Roger Martinez who got some other players and kept Vengeance Rising going for a little longer. Eventually Roger renounced his Christian beliefs (partly due to his anger with people involved with Vengeance Rising who later turned their backs on him), and turned to Atheism and/or Satanism. He reformed the band to create new anti-Christian music, but has struggled to maintain a stable lineup or record.

2004: The line-up from the two first albums, minus Roger Martinez, did a reunion show under the name Once Dead at the Summer Madness in the end of August. The vocalist for this show was Scott Waters from Ultimatum. They released the live DVD Return with a Vengeance (2005/Roxx Productions)

After the September 11, 2001 attacks occurred, Martinez offered free albums from his website for military personnel to encourage a "holy war against Christians".

Bootleg releases:

- Live at Cornerstone (1988)
- Live at New Union (1990)

Fake releases:

- Realms of Blasphemy (2000)
- Smoke Those Motherfuckers (2001)

These albums never really released, only announced by Roger Martinez.
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