vengeance 1.0

Vengeance Incorporated history 1.0
Vengeance Incorporated history 1.0Vengeance Incorporated history 1.0Vengeance Incorporated history 1.0Vengeance Incorporated history 1.0Vengeance Incorporated history 1.0
music & lyrics
01 Robot Man
02 He’s a Woman
03 Lord of the Thighs
04 Mr Crowley
05 Snakeskin Cowboy
Ted Nugent
06 Children of the Grave
Black Sabbath
07 Whole Lotta Rosie
08 Steal Away
09 R&R Damnation
10 Breaking the Law
Judas Priest
11 Mob Rules
Black Sabbath
12 Wasted
Def Leppard
13 It Don’t Matter
Def Leppard
14 Heaven & Hell
Black Sabbath


Vengeance Incorporated :: history : vengeance begins

Vengeance was the name Guy (lead guitar, vocals), Mendel Schenck (bass) and Herb DeRochemont (drums, later bass) came up with for a band just before they were to play a keg party NYE ’81. In desperation, Herb and Guy started looking through Guy’s LP collection at song names for inspiration. Herb suggested an idea from the Thin Lizzy song “King’s Vengeance” from the LP Fighting.

“Our set included Sabbath’s Children of the Grave and Die Young, UFO’s Doctor, Doctor, AC/DC’s Whole Lotta Rosie, Deep Purple’s Lady Double Dealer and Burn and Ozzy’s Crazy Train and Mr. Crowley, Rainbow’s Kill the King. I was a huge Randy fan in those days. We had a singer named Joe Potts, who didn’t show for the gig, so we played some of them instrumental, and I hacked my way through singing the rest. My guitar was chronically out of tune the entire set. The people at the party thought we were gods.”

Carl Bennett joined as vocalist and the band played keg and living room parties around Brandon and Tampa. These photos are from one of these parties, note Guy’s stylish Dashiki and Mendel’s tuck & roll metalflake white Kustom bass amp.

Herb’s brother Henry is fighting for theMiketo sing on Doctor Doctor.

The last pic isGuyand his girlfriend Liz “Eli” O’Brien, who ran sound and did artwork for the band. She painted the big dragon backdrop and designed the lettering for Vengeance, based on the font from Rainbow’s Rising LP.

Guy bought his first B.C. Rich, a mahogany Mockingbird, followed by a mahogany Rich Bich, as well as his first Marshall amp.

The songlists of that era included Ozzy, Klaatu, Black Sabbath, Riot, Queen, AC/DC, Priest, Rainbow, Gillan, Deep Purple, Scorpions and Def Leppard.

The first group of mp3s are songs from the first Vengeance gig NYE ’81, withGuyon guitar, Herb on drums and Mendel on bass. The second group is from a party at aGuynamed Robert’s house, with Herb on bass,Guyon guitar,Carlon vocals and Guy’s brotherMitchon drums.Mikefirst saw the band at this gig and talked to the guys after the party about joining, and Vengeance became a 5 piece not long after that.

Heaven and Hell features a nice drum solo by Mitch.

Comment Rules

  • Please show respect to the opinions of others no matter how seemingly far-fetched.
  • Abusive, foul language, and/or divisive comments may be deleted without notice.
  • Each blog member is allowed limited comments, as displayed above the comment box.
  • Comments must be limited to the number of words displayed above the comment box.
  • Please limit one comment after any comment posted per post.