One Punch Machine Gun

One Punch Machine Gun

 San Francisco, California, USA
BandMetalRock

Our whole lives we've dreamed about being in a band that would change the world. We aren't that band... YET! Each member comes from a different background of music and when working together we create the most chaotic passionate and volatile music that will make you move, think & then reflect.

Biography

One Punch Machine Gun is a local San Francisco band surviving off of cigarettes and whiskey. Everyday is a sacrifice when you're making music. Music, in general, is one medium in art which is used to speak to the masses. We want to be heard. We adamantly believe we have the talent to prove we deserve to be listened to. We are confident, not a bunch of pre-madonna rockstars, and are humbled through the journey and lengths we still have to go. We love what we do and we do it well. Our lives are inside One Punch Machine Gun's music because we, as a unit, are dedicated to our music. We have all come from different music influences, which creates a combustible element within our music.

We are children of the 90's, inspired by poetic heroin addicts, thrashing guitar solos and musical geniuses who decided to write music for music and not rockstardom. Our influences go from Led Zeppelin to Black Label Society to Incubus to Soundgarden back to Metallica and around to Tool. What sets us apart is our desire to be musicians and be honest to our fans and ourselves by writing music that comes straight from our soul and not from our pockets. Yes, music is a industry that thrives on a capitalistic mindset but the best product sold is the one that speaks for itself and when marketed correctly will thrive. We have the product and are searching with our good eye to fine that medium to funnel our "red pill" to the masses and get them to wake up from the stupor that Top 40 has casted upon them.

Our band has been through a heavy transition going from a hard rock sound with previous members Derrick Reyes(drummer) and Dan Flores(rhythm guitar) to a more metalcore/melodic metal sound. We have played gigs at the Great American Music Hall (SF), Slim's (SF), the Roxie (LA) to name a few and many other great venues. When we preform our focus is on our music and we provide the crowd, whether 25 or 10,000 people, with a show that they will never forget, get on their iPhone and update their status to tell their friends how amazing the show was. It's the least we could do since they paid to see a show. We are based in San Francisco and have been doing a steady 3-4 shows a month while currently recording our second EP, which the date for release has not been determined yet.

What separates us from the pack is that our only goal is to be better musicians. We want to the greatest of our time, and that will only come with hard work and determination. We dont want to be a one hit wonder or a group for a decade. We want to transcend past the trends and be respected as one of the best and most real musicians and band there ever was. Everyday we are working hard, building our empire piece by piece and taking in every hardship and difficulty there is in the work to gain notoriety and respect from the music community. We are genuinely starting from the bottom and working our way upward to prove that those who go through "Baptism Under Fire" will come out, like a sword, stronger than before. Yes, we set our goals high! We know that this will not come without very very hard work, and believe me: We are ready for that work and are working very hard just to get to that level.

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Lyrics

Drink the Water

Written By: One Punch Machine Gun

You can save me from myself
Just pull the trigger if you want to help
Well i said save me from the world
God forsake if I ever get hurt

Chorus
You've got yourself convinced your life
Is a martyr for mine, and I...
Wont drink the water, baby
'Cause the water runs dry

You can cage me 'cause I'm your slave
Hate me if I ever go astray
You can judge me, if you think you're God
Just lock me away and leave me lost in the dark.

You've got yourself convinced your life is a martyr for mine, and I...

Wont drink the water, baby
'Cause the water runs dry
and I...

You've got yourself convinced your life is a martyr for mine, and I...

Wont drink the water, baby
'Cause the water runs dry

I said save me
I said save me
I said save me
You can't save me

Jenny Death Letter

Written By: One Punch Machine Gun

Waiting beside angel wings
Broken when she came to me
Battered from a war within whisperin'
This is the end

Fighting for a century
Is this how life was meant to end
Im telling her to stay with me... dont sleep

This is only temporary
But for now...

Shes dying in my eyes
While shes lying with me
Shes dying in my eyes
Ive got to find her safety

For all those blessed my death are left here
To waste away on a first name basis
Nothing left to lose only to fear
No saint just a vagrant savior

Her breath,
Speeds with,
Every passing moment
Living and dying
Between every second

All thoughts,
Actions moving in a tandem
A name in vein
But now...

Shes dying in my eyes
her eyes are vacant
Shes dying in my eyes
I hear her cry for saving

Shes dying in my eyes
her pulse is fading
Shes dying in my eyes
And I tried everything...

Soulcry

Written By: One Punch Machine Gun

Counting all I have dismayed
A face changed by what was taken away
A subtle slight scream beams abroad
Self-righteous servatude yet nothing at all

I can take it
Its what i need.
Dont stop until i've had enough.
I need this pain
This suffering
The only way to ameliorate... (is to)

Rain down
Rain down
Let it pour down
Let it fall down from the sky
If youre not feeling pain
Then youre not alive

Anima, I cry out of my soul
I need to learn baptism under fire
I just need to experience

Pain, is just a part of my growth.
Clinch my fists defy physics and try
to fight.

As I stand demons to face,
God speed i breath out a firey rage
Sink my teeth i drink the oil
Release this beast as my blood begins to boil

I can take it
Its what i need.
Dont stop until i've had enough.
I need this pain
This suffering
The only way to ameliorate... (is to)

Rain down
Rain down
Let it pour down
Let it fall down from the sky
If youre not feeling pain
Then youre not alive

Anima, I cry out of my soul
I need to learn baptism under fire
I just need to experience

Pain, is just a part of my growth.
Clinch my fists defy physics and try
to fight.

Fight!
fight for your right to think FREE!

Now or Never Again

Written By: One Punch Machine Gun

I've spent damn near everyday
Keeping my eyes so very straight
while the words you say should hurt
instead I translate it into rage

I got fire inside my bones
and a heart built like a steel cage
A bullet is only for he who kneels,
closes their eyes prays and accepts their fate

I don't want to feel
Like someone's in control, yeah
thats why I take the wheel
because I know

Its Now or Never Again.

Discography

Baptism Under Fire (2007)
Cold Feet (?)

Set List

Smoking Gun (3:45)
Jenny Death Letter (5)
Now or Never Again (5:00)
Unrequited (5:00)
Bombs Over Broadway (5:00)
Soulcry (5:00)

other songs if set is longer than 30 min:

Drink the Water (5:00)
Shortline (3:00)

Extended Versions for set longer than 30 min:
Bombs over Broadway (7)
Soulcry(7)

Covers:
Sober - Tool (5)
Almost Easy - A7X (5)
Beast and the Harlot (5)