Oppressing the Masses

Vio-lence - Oppressing the Masses

Oppressing the Masses is second album recorded by the San Francisco Bay Area thrash band Vio-lence. It was released originally in 1990 on Megaforce Records.

The original print (20,000) contained the song "Torture Tactics," but all copies were destroyed because of Atlantic's objection to the lyrical content.

The re-release version contains the tracks from "Torture Tactics" EP.

Megaforce/Atlantic reportedly destroyed 25,000 copies of the CD which contained the song “Torture Tactics”; the song can be found on promotional advance cassettes but as of 2009 a finished original CD containing this song has yet to surface.

Track listingEdit

Side one
  1. "I Profit" - 7:04
  2. "Officer Nice" - 5:23
  3. "Subterfuge" - 4:38
  4. "Engulfed by Flames" - 3:55
Side two
  1. "World in a World" - 4:11
  2. "Mentally Afflicted" - 5:49
  3. "Liquid Courage" - 5:27
  4. "Oppressing the Masses" - 4:58


  • Sean Killian - Vocals
  • Phil Demmel - Guitar
  • Robb Flynn - Guitar
  • Dean Dell - Bass
  • Perry Strickland - Drums

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