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Justifiable Homicide

by Ulysses Siren

Formed in So. San Francisco in 1983. Thru out the 80's were an innovative hardcore thrash metal band. Over the years thru different member changes & shifts in the worlds metal topography, Ulysses Siren 32yrs later hasn't deviated from the original matrix.
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1. Justifiable Homicide
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2. Bludgeoned Mass
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3. Lethal Inception
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4. Leviathan / Above the Ashes (Live)
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5. The Ritual (Live)
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6. The Reich (Live)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Justifiable Homicide is dedicated to & in memory of the late, great Jon Torres of Ulysses Siren. 1963-2013. Rest In Peace.

Recorded & engineered by Stacey Murray of KAOS at Annex Studios - Hayward, CA 2011-2012.
Mixed & mastered by Justin Weis at Trakworx Studios - South San Francisco, CA 2011-2014.
Artwork, layout, & design by Mark DeVito & Metal Babies - El Cerrito, CA 2013-2014.
Additional artwork, layout, & design by Nathan McLeod & Malevolence Records© - San Bruno, CA / Dublin, IE 2013-2014.

Tracks 1, 2, & 3:
Manny Lopez - Vocals / Jon Torres - Guitars / Joe Jimenez - Bass / Stone Clement - Guitars / Steve Heuser - Drums
Hells Choir: Matt McCone, Jason Darnell, Keven Albert-Gorski, Torre Carstensen, Steve Gilardi - Backup Vocals

Tracks 4, 5, & 6:
Manny Lopez - Vocals / Jon Torres - Guitars / Joe Jimenez - Bass / Keven Albert-Gorski (KAOS, Defiance) - Guitars
Will Carroll (Death Angel, Machine Head) - Drums
Recorded live at Annies Social Club - San Francisco, CA 2006

All songs written, recorded, & performed by Ulysses Siren: © 2015 Flight Nineteen Publishing / BMI. All Rights Reserved.
Except "The Ritual", written by Michael Sifringer, Marcel Schirmer, & Thomas Sandmann of Destruction:
Wintrup Musikverlage Publishing.

© 2005 - 2015 Malevolence Records© - Any duplication, replication, production of this compact disc, audio, artwork, content, & material is prohibited by law.

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MalevolenE Records©

Review's 9 - 12
1) “PERSEVERANCE 2013 COMPILATION (Malevolence Records) http://www.infernalmasquerade.com/… 85/100”
Dark Emporer - Infernal Masquerade Webzine
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2) “PERSEVERANCE 2013 COMPILATION (Malevolence Records) http://www.mariosmetalmania.com/CDDVDreviews.html 75/100”
Mario van Dooran - Marios Metal Mania Webzine
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3) PERSEVERANCE 2013 COMPILATION (Malevolence Records) http://www.brutalism.com/…/malevolence-records-perseverance… 4/5 Star Review”
Twan Sibon - Brutalism Webzine
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4) PERSEVERANCE 2013 COMPILATION (Malevolence Records)
http://www.metaltoinfinity.be/CDR…/Perseverancetour2013.html
My Points: 86 / 100
Between 80 and 89: Good in its own genre, recommended for those hooked on it!
Metal To Infinity Webzine
Stefan Sileghem
08/26/2013
http://www.metaltoinfinity.be/CDR…/Perseverancetour2013.html
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MalevolenE Records©

Review's 9 - 12
1) “PERSEVERANCE 2013 COMPILATION (Malevolence Records) http://www.infernalmasquerade.com/… 85/100”
Dark Emporer - Infernal Masquerade Webzine
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2) “PERSEVERANCE 2013 COMPILATION (Malevolence Records) http://www.mariosmetalmania.com/CDDVDreviews.html 75/100”
Mario van Dooran - Marios Metal Mania Webzine
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3) PERSEVERANCE 2013 COMPILATION (Malevolence Records) http://www.brutalism.com/…/malevolence-records-perseverance… 4/5 Star Review”
Twan Sibon - Brutalism Webzine
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4) PERSEVERANCE 2013 COMPILATION (Malevolence Records)
http://www.metaltoinfinity.be/CDR…/Perseverancetour2013.html
My Points: 86 / 100
Between 80 and 89: Good in its own genre, recommended for those hooked on it!
Metal To Infinity Webzine
Stefan Sileghem
08/26/2013
http://www.metaltoinfinity.be/CDR…/Perseverancetour2013.html
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Metal-Core

Review 15
http://www.metalcorefanzine.com/Uylsses_Siren.html
Ulysses Siren was an incredible bay area thrash band from the 80's that recently had both of their killer demos put out on cd. I recently got hold of Jon Torres for an interview and you must buy this cd if you are into quality, killer thrash metal.
MC: How did the idea for your 2 demos on cd come about. did you remaster them at all? is there any other material availabel or are the 2 demos it.
JT: Originally we were going to re-record some of the old tracks, but unfortunately that never materialized. The first demo was re-mixed and then re-mastered. The second demo we weren't so lucky with. The original 2 inch tape was virtually (80%) recorded over. Fortunately we did have a mixdown tape that we had re-mastered so it all worked out in the end. There are some songs that could be re-recorded. We shall see.
MC: How do you think the cd will sell? What do you do or the label going to do to promote it?
JT: I believe " Above The Ashes" is almost sold out. Relentless has done all of the promotions for the record. They've done some adds and basically contacts and word of mouth has done the job so far.
MC; I have never heard of you and i did my zine way back when your demos came out. Was the band very known back in the 80's and were you offered any record deals back then?
JT: Unless you lived in the Bay Area you probably never would have heard of Ulysses Siren. We had a few record interests but we were eventually turned away.
MC: How long was the band together and what led to the band breaking up?
JT: From 1983 to 1988. When I joined the band in late 86' they were already broken up...Joe Jimenez(bassist) had quit the band, so I was his replacement. Steve Heuser(drummer) was missing in action at that time. We managed to get Steve to start showing up to rehearsals on a semi regular basis. We did some shows...Heuser the Loser started disappearing not long after that...So we sacked him...Unfortunately we couldn't find anyone to replace him. So we got him back and did the second demo and more shows. By late 1988 I'd ha d more than enough of this lot. I auditioned for the band Laaz Rockit and got the gig. I quit and everyone went their seperate ways. I'd say the main reason for the band breaking up was Heuser The Loser's over indulgence in illegal substances... You draw your own conclusions.
MC; Does the band have any kind of website or any mechandise left to sell besides the cd?
JT: Well, we did have a website. It seems to be down at the moment. www.ulyssessiren.com. We do have merchandise for sale. Go to www.relentless-records.us .
MC: Tell us about some wild times back then? What was the best and worst show you played?
JT: Oh Hell...I could write a book...I'll give you the short version. When I was with Siren it was mostly a whole lotta drinkin and fightin. Not just amongst ourselves but with other bands as well. The great thing about the BA in the 80's was that you could see 2 to 3 different shows in 1 night if you wanted to...All good stuff as well. Every show was a wild time. Our best show was our last. We opened for Nuclear Assault at the Stone in SF. The sound was good, the crowd was good, I thought it was our best performance all in all. The worst show was at the Omni in Oakland...Opening for Death Angel. Mr. Loser had decided to drop a few hits of acid right before we'd gone on..About half way through the set he just got up off of the kit and walked off stage and disappeared. About 10 seconds later there were no less than 5 people SCREAMING at me about where this asshole had gone...After about 5 minutes and almost coming to blows with these people, Here comes the "King" strolling back on stage and decides to grace us with his presence. We finished the set and almost killed him. That was the beginning of the end.
MC: What do you think made thrash metal fade away in the late 80's early 90"s? Do you see it coming back? Would the band do any kind of re-union show ever?
JT: A cycle coming to an end. Too many pigs for the tits! Downsizing. Shall I go on? I do see a "Comeback" for metal ,however, I would be very surprised if it reclaims it's former status. Especially here in the States. Sad but true. We've actually done 2. One in the 90's after I'd joined Laaz. What a disaster...Steve Pickering ended up punching "The Loser" in the face after the show. Years of pent up aggression I'd imagine. Well deserved in my opinion. Our second was in 2002 at the Tidal Wave Metal Fest in SF. Another fiasco...We had to dismiss J.R. Clegg becuase he couldn't get his act together. The promoter practically begged us to find a way to do the show so we had to get Joe Jimenez back on bass. We managed to pull it of but it was a typical Siren gig. Mistakes and resentment. All too typical.
MC: How is it working over at Relentless Records? Do you still follow the scene a lot?
JT: Good so far. Relentless is a small indie label only interested in doing the best they can for the bands and the music. As much as possible...There isn't really a "Scene" any longer so to speak. I keep in touch with the people who matter to me.
MC: Looking back would you have done things differently with the band and stuff?
JT: Absolutely...But to be quite honest I don't think it would have made a damned bit of difference what I wanted or most of the band for that matter. Ulysses Siren was a ticking bomb just waiting to explode, and that is basically what's happened.
MC: I think the 2 demo cd is a killer piece of prime thrash metal. Have you gotten any feedback on the cd yet?
JT: Cheers. I agree...Steve Pickering was the mastermind behind the majority of the musical arrangements. I had nothing to do with the first demo. I helped out with the second a bit. All of the members made Siren what it was in a musical and sonic sence. There has been quite a bit of response actually. All positive so far.
MC; Have you or any of the other guys ended up in any other bands after the band broke up?
JT: Yes indeed...After Siren broke up Steve P. started a band named "Louder Than God". Great band. J.R. was in the band for a while but that didn't last. I think he was in a band called Boner after that. Manuel and Joe went on to join the band Bacchus. That went on for a while. The band eventually split. All of the members have done other bands and projects, but I can't remember them all. Sorry.
As I said earlier...I quit Siren to join Laaz Rockit...I was with them for 2 years and joined the band AngelWitch...Then it was on to I4NI with Bobby Gustafson(Overkill) and Tom Hunting(Exodus). That went on for a year or so and then I went back to AW for about 3 years. I quit AW in 2000 and joined The Lord Wierd Slough Feg...I did one record with them" Down Among The Dead Men". During that time I resurrected the band WarningSF and recorded the "Aftermath" album...After doing the record with WSF it was back to AW for a short European tour...Now I have just recently joined the band Heathen! We are working on a new record as we speak. We are also going on tour this summer in Europe...For details go to www.heathenmetal.com. You can also go to www.warningsf.com and www.angel-witch.net.
MC: Were there any other labels interested in putting your stuff out on cd?
JT: A few...There was R.I.P. Records out of Chicago...A bad joke at best. Mausoleum Records out of Belgium and Sentinel Steel Records all showed some interest. Relentless was the label that stepped up .
MC: Have you seen much stuff on the band on the internet and stuff?
JT: Quite a bit. I've seen reviews and interviews from a good amount of internet Zines....All good so far!
MC: Do you have a favorite song on the 2 demos? Did you guys ever do any cover tunes?
JT: No. I like them all for one reason or another. It would be really hard for me to pick just one. Yeah, we did 2. Back in 88' we did "Cold Sweat" by Thin Lizzy and in 2002 we did "And Then There Were None" by Exodus.
MC; Was the bay area scene as great as i've heard it was back then?
JT: Without a doubt. Great shows...Great bands...Good friends...Multitudes of pretty girls and loads of booze and what ever else you wanted. What do you think.
MC: Any last words?
JT: Have safe sex...Don't swim with sharks..and Keep metal alive!!!!!!!!! Cheers, Jon Torres warningsf@yahoo.com
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Lior - Metal Temple

Review 14
http://www.metal-temple.com/site/catalogues/entry/reviews/cd_3/u_2/ulysses-siren.htm 10/10 !!!
Firstly just let me say that I feel honoured to be the one to review this excellent album from this excellent band, a band that for some reason never got the respect they did deserve and never managed to release a full album but let me tell you "fuck that" because you guys rule!!! "Justifiable Homicide" is nothing new, an EP that is basically been re-released but that doesn't really matter because good things should be re-released, an awesome EP of pure Speed Thrash and I would like to dedicated this EP to Guitarist and Bassist Jon Torres who sadly passed away in 2013, you are missed and you rule!
For those who don't know, ULYSSES SIREN were formed in 1983 in San Francisco, USA and they have released three Demos, "Terrorist Attack" 1985, "Demo'87" 1987, Above The Ashes" Compilation 2003, "2012 Demo" 2012 and "Justifiable Homicide" 2015, the latter one with five songs and a DESTRUCTION cover "The Ritual".
ULYSSES SIREN is one of those bands when you listen for the first time you're thinking, "what the hell?" Killer riffs that are very sharp and aggressive and the vocals a mix of Ballof and Zetro, need to say no more. "Justifiable Homicide" delivers power from beginning to end, excellent bass lines and that typical Bay Area sound, very technical and catching. When SLAYER, METALLICA and EXODUS were thinking about kicking asses, these guys were already out there doing just that, "Bludgeoned Mass" is pure Thrash and the Bay Area Era lives on, Manuel Lopez' style still reigns supreme and the guitar solos are just flesh cutter and let the blood spill. Lovers of Old School Speed Thrash will love this album, songs like "Lethal Inception" makes you be proud of being a Metalhead, and the Golden Era lives on.
I really like the addition of the live songs, "Leviathan/Above The Ashes" very cool stuff indeed, sounds like early EXUMER, then a very good cover from DESTRUCTION and the last nail on the coffin "The Reich" awesome stuff. I really liked this album, the production is excellent and front cover top notch, thank you so much for coming back and hope to catch you guys live!
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Sandra V

Review 2
That was a great idea! smile emoticon
I like the cd very much. Listened to it many times the past week. It was good to finally get these songs out. They are too good to let them unknown!
The live songs are from 2006, if it were say 1988 or so I would have believed it as well. The old school vibe is really noticable.
Sandra V
http://forcesofsteel.com/forums/
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MALEVOLENCE RECORDS©

Review 1
Ulysses Siren was formed in South San Francisco, CA in 1983. Throughout the 1980's was an innovative hardcore thrash metal band. Over the years through different member changes and shifts in the worlds metal topography, Ulysses Siren 32 years later with the release of "Justifiable Homicide" hasn't deviated from the original matrix!
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Michael - Streetclip.TV

Review 5
Streetclip.TV, Germany - Review of Ulysses Siren - Justifiable Homicide: http://www.streetclip.tv/magazine/details/suchergebnisse/article/ulysses-siren-justifiable-homicide-ep/ 9/10 !!!
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James C.

Review 4
I must say that listening to Justifiable Homicide, I was
actually upset only for the simple fact that the three new songs the band wrote (with Jon Toress R.I.P) were so good and I mean sooo f...ing damn good that I wanted
so desperately a full fledge album. With the three songs on a full fledge album could been one of the top written 2015 albums on par or so with those three great songs.
I could go on to the point as if was written back in mid eighty’s glory days of thrash and it would stand up to any album by the big thrash bands back then or even now. The tone, sound, production,
leads and the way the songs are structured are greatly memorable.
James C.
g00gle.com
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Metal-Rules - Arto

Review 6
Then it was time for something really “cult”. Ulysses Siren (USA) have only recorded two demo tapes (’85 and ’87) and have activated their thrashing forces in the past few years with a little bit of fresh blood in their ranks. Their brand of metal is thrash in the highest order, the real Bay Area madness in the vein of Exodus in their prime (Bonded By Blood). And their gig? It was perfection, wild headbanging, stagediving and even somersaults of some degree at stage by vocalist Manni. This band surely knows how to make audience move… Songs like “Lake Of Fire”, “The Reich”, “No Trace Of Shame” etc are thrash classics! Also blasting version of “The Ritual by Destruction” was heard. For me, maybe the highlight of whole festival! *Besides Master, Ulysses Siren totally ruled the festival. For sure one of the best bands without a proper record deal in the whole universe. I was expecting something better than your average Bay Area-band ’cause in their ranks were a guitar witch Jon Torres (Warning S.F., Lääz Rockit, Angel Witch, Heathen, Slough Feg…) but this was something even more, an energetic real Thrash Metal show that left a smile to your lips. http://www.metal-rules.com/.../08/headbangers-open-air-2006/
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Ulysses Siren - ReverbNation

Review 7
1 -“We're number 1 on the ReverbNation Metal charts for SF, CA. http://www.reverbnation.com/ulyssessirensfo - 12/11/13”
2 - “We're number 1 on the ReverbNation Other charts for SF, CA. http://www.reverbnation.com/ulyssessirensfo - 03/02/14”
3 - “We're number 1 on the ReverbNation Other charts for SF, CA. http://www.reverbnation.com/ulyssessirensfo - 03/22/14”
4 - ““We're number 1 on the ReverbNation Other charts for SF, CA. http://www.reverbnation.com/ulyssessirensfo - 04/09/14””
5 - “"“We're number 1 on the ReverbNation Metal charts for SF, CA. http://www.reverbnation.com/ulyssessirensfo - 05/29/14”””
6 - “We're number 1 on the ReverbNation Metal charts for South San Francisco, CA. http://www.reverbnation.com/ulyssessirensfo - 10/05/14”
7 - “We're number 1 on the ReverbNation Rock charts for South San Francisco, CA. http://www.reverbnation.com/ulyssessirensfo - 11/14/14”
8 - ““We're number 1 on the ReverbNation Metal charts for South San Francisco, CA. http://www.reverbnation.com/ulyssessirensfo - 11/15/14”
9 - “We're number 1 on the ReverbNation Metal charts for South San Francisco, CA. http://www.reverbnation.com/ulyssessirensfo - 02/14/15”
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