Orange tie dye?The above design was made into a Teeshit in 1991 and sold for 2 years. 5 shirts that were initially white with a black screen printed design were tie dyed orange. Are you one of the people that have a Tie Dyed Neurotic Facade Tee Shirt?
Created on a budget, recognized for inovation.Grimlock appeared in many news paper articles and magazines. The Grimlock Neurotic Facade CD was published in a book released in 1994 titled How to make and sell your own music: a recording guide to the 90’s. In this book Grimlock’s CD Design was featured on the opposite page that had pictures of CDs by Black Sabbath, Rush, and Led Zepplin.
Grimlock - Neurotic Facade : Balance of the Soul
Grimlock.usGrimlock is a Heavy Metal Band from Cincinnati, Ohio.The Original "Grimlock". Formed in early 1987 in the basement of guitarist Tony Oppelt with drummer Brian Tonne.The name Grimlock came from a Dungeons and Dragons monster book titled: Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual by Gary Gygax. from March of 1980.Original band members include:Tony Oppelt: GuitarsBrian Tonne : DrumsEd Hoffman : Bass guitarDonovan Smith : GuitarsTed Brasier : VocalsNeurotic Facade was Grimlock’s 1st attempt to put out a professional product. It was recorded at AudioCraft sound studios in Cincinnati, Ohio with Jeff Higgins as the main engineer. It was mastered at Sonic Sculptures in Fairfield, Ohio. 1000 CDs were made by DiscMakers and pressed in Canada as well as 500 cassette tapes.***Pictured above Left to right, Back: Tony Oppelt, Ritchie Rudisel, Brian Tonne, Donovan Smith, Front : Ted Basier.
History of GrimlockGrimlock is a Heavy Metal Band from Cincinnati, Ohio.The Original "Grimlock". Formed in early 1987 in the basement of guitarist Tony Oppelt with drummer Brian Tonne.Bassist Ed Hoffman was next to join the band, then Donovan Smith, lastly Ted Basier.Grimlock released a demo recorded at MasterMix Studios in Delhi, Ohio with the songs: Misinterpreted Youth, Euthanasia, Crimson Rain, and Pleasured to Death, The Preachers of the Darkside, Fate of Hate.Next came Neurotic Facade recorded at AudioCraft sound studio in Cincinnati, Ohio with Sound Engineer Jeff Higgins.After Neurotic Facade, Grimlock released a 3 song demo Grim Tales recorded at Ted Brasier’s house in Logan, Indiana using AudioCraft Sound studio’s mobile recording studio.The name Grimlock came from a Dungeons and Dragons monster book titled: Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual by Gary Gygax. from March of 1980.
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MISINTERPRETED YOUTH (Brasier ) This is not the generation to go and cause a new sensation. They call thennselves the P.M.R.C. They’re trying to come down hard upon me. They’re always trying to put us down. Slam our heads Into the ground . Don t you know we’ll never stop, just because we are Grimlock CHORUS This is not the evil time. We are not the evil kind. We are not all that uncouth. We’re just the Misinterpreted youth. Mother and father had their Woodstock. Now my music they will try to stop. They smoked their dope and did their acid. Now they’re trying to say my music Isn’t passive. They’re always trying to put me down. Slam my head Into the ground. Don’t they know I’ll never stop just because I’m in GrimlockCHORUS Solo Smith CHORUS Try to live your own life don’t compromise what you beleve. Do all that you can do try to be true In what you conceive. Show that you’re a man do all that you can for you life. Believe in what you conceive do not relieve your own lives. Mistnterpreted Youth Mistnterpreted YouthMistnterpreted Youth
Don’t Disturb the Dead
DON'T DISTURB THE DEAD (Smith) In the night you play the game. No thought no care of who you bring shame. A novelty just a pass of time. Now you’ve gone through the final line. You bring them up, back from the grave. You will use them for you own slaves. What you want who you really know's? You will use them just for a show! CHORUS Don’t disturb the dead, you might just make them mad. Can’t you get It through your head? Don’t Disturb the Dead You open gates that should be closed. You will reveal. You will expose. Don’t live your life through a dead mans dream. They can’t fight you, they cannot breath. They’ve lived their life. Now leave them alone. Some things are better left unshone. Stay away from the mana, it might lead to hysteria. CHORUS Solo Smith A religious form, turned to a game. No thought, no care for whom you bring shame. You contact through chants and signs. Now you’ve gone through the final line. Helpless souls, you reserect. With childish actions you will Infect. You have a life but Instead, you Insist on Disturbing the Dead! CHORUS
Shadows of Rage
SHADOWS OF RAGE (Brasier, Oppelt) Can you feel the power? Can you feel the pain? Can you feel the thoughts that corrupt my brain? This is not the right time to take a stance. Don’t draw hatred out of circumstance. CHORUS Innocence It burns like a flame. You feel as though you’re locked in a cage. Step in line and feel all the pain. Standing In the shadows of rage.Can you feel It’s existence within my soul? Leave me now or I’ll become your black hole. Don’t fan the fire. Don’t let It grow. Stop it now before the hatred flows. CHORUS Every time you draw the line you go behind and then you find they’ve taken away all that you have. You lay at night and try to fight the right thats in your Sight but they’ve take away all that you had. So there you are not up to par the dreams too far you sit there scarred they’ve taken away all that you know. There is no escape It is your fate you try to sedate all your hate but the only thing that you know is rage! RAAAAAAAAGE!!!! Solo Smith So quit your bugging within my brain. I’ll show you that I’m the one that’s Insane. There is no recourse for what you’ve done. You want to fight I’ll show you I’m the one.CHORUS
Do as I say
DO AS I SAY (Lamkin)The old man used to tell me not to drink, as I watched his eyes start to sink. Doesn’t even matter what you really think. Do as I say!He used to tell me while looking through his glass/ If I ever catch you you’re out on your ass. Don t even think Ill ever let It pass. Do as I say! My mother used to tell me not to smoke. As I watched her take another toke. Listen to me this really ain’t no joke. Do as I say!she used to tell me while coughing gut, If I catch you you re out on your butt. Then the door Will be locked shut. Do as I say! CHORUS Do as I say, not as I do listen to me, but I won’t listen to you. What I say right, what I do wrong. But you should know the difference all along. The politicians tell me not to use, segregated lies they will abuse. Tired of them telling me what to choose.Do as I say!The president said he wanted no more war, as I watched him shoot a .44. Hypocracy I can’t take It anymore.Do as I sayWe tell our children winners never use, yet social norms always consist of booze. Another homerun “Hey, This buds for you!”Do as I say! If we keep lying there will be no truth. What the hell are we doing to our youth? Post another number in the telephone booth. Do as I say! CHORUS I guess what he meant is “Do as I say, not as I do”. How can I grow up this way? Nothing is true. I say unto you. You’re driving our children Insane! -
Abrasion of the Soul
ABRASION OF THE SOUL (Brasier. Oppelt) Life is a game. Death will sustain treason of your soul. Pain will unfold powered endless time. Trapped far deep Inside. Anti-social thoughts. Grim, your soul is Locked. Time takes away life. Eternal right to go and fight. Forces of death. slowly Infest. Your living breath makes you obsessed for your grave. CHORUS Every time I walk alone feel that i m Insane. Cant stand this burning of this abrasion Inside my brain. Abrasion of the soul extinguishes my flame. Abrasion of the soul driving you insane.l have not yet forsaken reasoning souls that lay within my mind. I have fought a thousand wars for what seems an endless time. I cannot put together these halves that make up my whole. I cannot stand this abrasion of my soul. Death says to me I'll set you free while I turbulate as I make you hate. Freedom lost and gone pan from now on. Havoc spreads like flames. Souls destroyed remains. Dark is your will. Now your heart is still. Silent is your breath. your soul lays to rest. Violence controls your mind/ hidden far deep inside/ hatred pain, lies, fear. Souls will scream here. Abrasion of the Soul! Solo Smith Do not try to fight. death is In sight. You try to escape. Life you'll debate. Foolish your thoughts. Your sanity rots. evil still dwells deep Inside your hell. CHORUS
Life, a Book of Tales
LIFE, A BOOK OF TALES (Brasier Oppelt) As I open the book I see a note from the author. “Please do not take my words seriously.” Who is this man? why does he say this? who would :nake such a plea?why would someone write upon a page and not want to make an effect? who wouid place view of life upon me and expect me to reject? Chapter one boundaries is the title. Restriction of them are so damn vital. Goals In life are foundations of boundaries. Social walls that build up around me. Trapped Inside regimes of mortal madness. Nothing else left but sadness. Nowhere else left for me to turn to. Don’t ever let this happen to you.CHORUS How can this man be so blind? Why does he feel this way? As I look Into his mind I guess this is what hes trying to say. Life is so deceiving and life is unreleaving and life is never pleasing. In my book of death can be attractive and that makes you Inactive and that can be abstractive. In my book of pain makes decisions deranged. I’m feeling Insane. Can you believe It? In my book of I when inquisition and I when in position and I will take religion. In my book of tales. Chapter two is all about dependency. He s telling me “everyone s the enemy!” They leave you there empty and stranded. Nothing left except your empty handed. They leave you there in desperation. You feel as though your under violation. Even If Its your sister or brother I’m tellng you don t depend on others. CHORUS Solo Smith Chapter three s entitled the endings apparent. What the hell? This is so uncoherent. Fill in the blanks the pages are empty. What is the end? Why doesn t he tell me? Page by page nothing but pages. I look for words for what seems like ages. Who is this man where did he come from? All his life, why did he run? How did he grow to be so Insane? I wonder who exactly is to blame. So I looked for at least a name or date. Trying to find why he's filled with such hate. I turned the book to the front cover. I looked in horror at what I discovered. That’s when I found the man was Inside me, and this book was my diary. CHORUS
OPTICAL CHAOS (Smith Oppelt) Every single time you look for the reason why. Take a look around & let the emotions fly. Try to realize what do you see? Euphoric paranoid is your state of mind. You want to go away and leave it all behind. You scream to every one just let me be! CHORUS Blind devotions feel the notions insanity In flames. Inquisitions, tunnel vision within your brain. Lies, crimes, signs, applies. Optical Chaos. Find behind your mind, its time for Optical Chaos. Looking left to right your boundanes are melting down. Every single thought seems to be profound. People all around what do they need? Peripheral death creeps up from the sides. Hauntings of the ghost. Thngs things you have defied. Screaming out their names you beg and plead.CHORUS Take a long around and tell what you feel Inside what are the things that your brain linplies. and cries besides reality in Optical Chaos.Solo Smiith Its more than black and white and three dimensional. Scratchlng at your brain because yout mind is full. Don t ever close your eyes you can t escape. Minutes turn to years as you reconsize. Never ending thoughts seem to penalize. Corrosions of yout life that is your fate. CHORUS
IMAGINARY FRIEND (Brasier. Lamkin. Oppelt) Sometimes at night I call your name. Wondering If It will ever be the same remains again. Solo Smith Sometimes I look up to the sky. Wondenng If It will ever turn out right. Behind closed gates.Solo Oppelt Far away is you name. Sustained by all the pain. My eyes they burn like a flame. Remains of you is to blame. Things in life I've often had go away and make me sad. They will always go away. You meant so much within my life. You helped me to go on to fight and strive. You're part of what I am today. So I lay alone at home at night waiting for you to call my name/ often at night I break down and cry. I'm calling for you. I call your name. And when they told me that you had died I wanted you to call my name. Often at night I break down and cry. I'm calling for you. I call your name. Solo Oppelt Lashing out anger with inside of me/ hold it in with a calm fury/ repress it all for another time. Hard for me to accept the fact I cannot go to turn my back. I cannot redirect my mind. They told me good things would come to an end you are my imaginary friend. I loved you so much now it feels like a sin you are my imaginary friend and until the time if my mind will mend you'll be my Imaginary Friend. Friend...Brother that's what you were to me. Blinded by death corrupted by misery. Taken in an early stage of life whether right or wrong just like a cut of a knife. Nothing will ever compensate the reason I feel this hate you are my imaginary friend. Nothing can ever subsidize the simple fact that you died. You are my imaginary friend. Now that you're far away I can only sit and pray for my imaginary friend. Friend.Solo Oppelt Friend.
DISPOSABLE CHILD (Brasier Oppelt) Endless universe of hate. Things that we create. You will die for sins. Before you! life begins. I know It s crazy but true, but few tears Will fall for you. You can’t fight their wits, deadly abortion tricks. CHORUS You dream, you scream, but no one hears you. You cry, you die but no tears for you. They kill at their will. Your life is tom. No fights, no rights for the unborn. Disposable child No grave stone for you. You can not walk in your father’s shoes. No one to pray for you. Just a waste basket hell for you. To them you’re not alive, so they wont compromise. To them you’re just a bother. To you they’re mother and father. CHORUS Solo Smith, Solo Oppelt CHORUS
Lyrics - Grimlock - Neurotic Facade: Balance of the Soul (1991)
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