The Warning – Repent or Die!

The Warning
Repent or Die!
1986 Radicals for Christ
Azusa, California, USA

Burrito – Vocals
Tracy G – All music and production

  1. The Warning
  2. Can Your Heart Still Cry
  3. The Truth
  4. Jesus is the Only Way
  5. Armageddon (an Instrumental)
  6. Abortion is Murder
  7. No Mercy
  8. The Rapture

If I am remembering correctly, this is the first demo tape by The Warning after they formed in 1985. Apparently Dave “Burrito” Villalpando was at a show that Tracy G’s band Swift Kick was playing at. He told Tracy G that he liked how Tracy G approached being a Christian in non-Christian bands, and a musical partnership and friendship was started. I think The Warning started after Burrito’s other band Moral Majority broke up, but I am not sure. Anyways, The Warning was basically a studio project that never played live, because they thought the frantic nature of their music would be impossible to recreate live. This recording is a bit rough, but I still like the trippy different style of music. To me, it sounds like this band was a big influence on Lust Control later. Burrito and Tracy G went on to form 8-Ball Cholos, and Tracy G also became known as a shredder guitarist for several Dio albums. This demo was followed by A Virgin in the Midst of Whores in 1988. The cover above is the original cover, but there was a redesigned cover in about 1989 by Chris Yambar so this demo would look like the other The Warning demos. It looked like this:

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