MuckRaker

MuckRaker

 Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA
BandMetal

MuckRaker is "Blue Collar Metal". In the immortal words of Paul Bearer from the New York Hardcore band, Sheer Terror "I'm just a workin' class slob whose tired of getting the short end of the stick".
MuckRaker is heavy as hell, and drips with lots of groove for foot tapping, beer drinking pleasure.

Biography

MuckRaker Biography

MuckRaker was formed by Will Price (Bass, Lead Vocals) in 2010. After several member changes, and the 2010 release of a 4 song EP entitled "Sound the Alarm", Price was committed to continuing. Ray Mulligan (Guitar, Vocals) joined the band in late 2010. Capo (Drums) joined Muckraker in the early summer of 2011

MuckRaker plans to release their first full length album, “Big Black Bus”, in the spring of 2012.

While musically inspired by the likes of Black Sabbath, Clutch, Down, Corrosion Of Conformity (COC), Helmet, etc.;

MuckRaker makes metal for metal's sake...and has no allegiance to any formula. Whatever the band likes musically, the band does.

MuckRaker's message? The band's lyrics are fueled by historic and current events (and booze).

MuckRaker's mission statement:
"Metal for Metal's sake."

MuckRaker the band;
Will Price-Former Bassist/Vocalist for Mayhem (Atlantic) recording artists, BOILER. http://www.myspace.com/boilerny (1994-2004).

Ray Mulligan-Former guitarist for Badman and Mystical Offspring.

Batz Capo-Former drummer for Nightwolf, Du Or Die, Psycho The Clown, Reign Of Sound, and several other bands

MuckRaker-Making METAL for METAL's sake \m/-

Lyrics

Heymarket Square

Written By: Will Price

Haymarket Square

Have you ever been down to Haymarket?
Come on put your boots on and get set.
Tens of thousands in the street.
8 hours is what we seek.

Have you heard the Pinkerton's have got a bomb?
Hired thugs. Who knows where they're from?
Tens of thousands in the street.
8 hours is what we seek.

Chorus
Tell it like is boys, we can't be duped.
Haymarket Square!
They sell the lies and we tell the truth.
Haymarket Square!

The people at the podium speak for us.
An 8 hour day would be glorious.
Tens of thousands in the street.
8 hours is what we seek.

Someone kills a policeman with a bomb.
The Pinkerton's smile as we're shot upon.
Tens of thousands in the street.
8 hours is what we seek.

Chorus

Chaos ensues and the bullets fly.
Mayday for the worker is the reason why.
50 lay dead in the street.
Gotta fight and die or we'll face defeat. 

Chorus

We fought down there, we died down there.

Big Box

Written By: Will Price

Big Box

Woe to those who stand up
Stand up to the Big Box
Swallowing up your town
Block by block

The shops close down
The poor are slaves
Fall into
An economic shallow grave

Chorus
It comes down to this
You can't resist
Big Box

Teeth made of shopping carts
Overbite
Eyes that glow in the dark
Sweat shop lights

Chorus

A heart ripped from
The land of liberty
Pumps the blood
Siphoned from you and me

Chorus

Over the river
Through the woods
Charging right towards you
Raping the land
Selling us out
What do you think you'll Do?

Chorus

Pitchfork And Musket

Written By: Will Price

Pitchfork And Musket

You say to me, “This is catastrophe.”
I ask of you sir, “What do you plan to do about it?”

Grumblings in the East, getting louder everyday
From Savannah in the South to the Massachusetts Bay
Whispers of a revolution, feel it in the air
From every single pub and municipal square

(chorus)
Oh brother take up arms
Pitchfork And Musket
Sound The Alarm!
Pitchfork And Musket

The British East India Company pays no tax
That duty will be levied on only our backs
We'll go down to the harbor, take that companies tea
And throw it in the water...We Shall Die Or Live Free

(chorus)

Gather the militia, 'cause Jefferson is right
With the help of the French, we will fight the Kings might

(chorus)

The 4th Estate

Written By: Will Price

The 4th Estate

Turn on your TV and I'll be there
Fascist Orwellian Xenophobes
30 years in the making
How's the glare?
Don't let it distract from the show

Chorus
It's the death of The 4th Estate
Spin, lie, rinse, regurgitate
It's the death of The 4th Estate
We killed it...Alright!!!

Drudge up a report, Post it in New York
The rest will fall in line
This fucker's done
So stick it with a fork
London and Washington, oh The Times

Chorus

Don't Rush to judgment
Ignore the facts
Only our Channel is Clear
You're Commies and Nazis if you fight back
We own this place, with $ and fear

Chorus

Discography

"Sound The Alarm!" EP 2010

"Big Black Bus" LP to be released in the spring of 2012