Monster of Rock
|Real Name||Zabel Zarock|
|Code Name||Lord Raptor|
|Birth Date||October 31, 1971|
|Primary Specialty||Rockin' On|
|Secondary Specialty||Partyin' Hard|
|Buster Colors||Steel Blue & Orange-Red|
|Voice Actor||Yuji Ueda|
|Theme Song||[[theme::Lord Raptor]]|
"Can you hear it? It's my song of pain! It'll make you cry!"
Lord Raptor shows that you cannot kill the metal. Centuries ago, he was known as "Zabel Zarock". Zabel was the God of Metal of his age, known for his vicious shredding and incredibly complex licks. However, he was the terror of the Commonwealth, accused of intentionally inciting riots and bloodshed. An avowed Satanist, many of Zabel's songs dealt with alarming occult themes, so much so that people were terrified of playing his songs backward for fear of hearing something worse than what they were already hearing. His career came to an abrupt end during a command performance in Australia when he intentionally electrocuted himself and 99 other people in the front rows to death at the peak of his magnum opus, "Sacrifice". But Zabel's body was never recovered...
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Zabel Zarock was an Australian metal singer who first rose to prominence in the early 1990s. Originally an indie performer with a penchant for loud covers of AC/DC songs, Zabel released his first album, Oral Dead, in 1991 on a small independent label from Melbourne. The first album was known more for its only single, also called "Oral Dead", which got a lot of mainstream airplay.
His second album, Punishment, was sold by the same label and became popular by word of mouth after the popularity of the song "Oral Dead." Punishment sold 200,000 copies in the first month, hitting platinum after three.
Zabel, now a minor celebrity, became famous for his attraction to the occult and the often blatantly ritualistic tone to his music. Rumors of murder and human sacrifice hovered around him, but no charges were ever filed - it only helped to fuel his image of rock'n'roll's ultimate 'monster.'
Soul Beats, his third album, had a heavy metal sound mixed with Gregorian chants and pipe organs to give it a religious or ceremonial feel. The title track is about the rebirth of souls. The album's biggest hit, "Black Justice," hit #1 on the Billboard modern rock charts in 1999.
His popularity swelled throughout the decade, and many people consider the peak of his career the New Year's concert at midnight on January 1, 2000, where Zarock played before a crowd of 60,000 in Southern Cross Hall. 400 people at the concert passed out, 18 concert-goers had heart attacks, two of whom died. The concert was released as a live album, Tripper, several months later. Rumors immediately began to spread that the concert was meant to be some kind of ritual, but that something had prevented it from happening according to plan.
After this, Zarock's live events came under more intense scrutiny by authorities hoping to prevent another incident. His personal life, a 1970s-style blitz of women and drugs, became even more eclectic, with Zarock's already-notable interest in the occult only becoming more intense.
The last album published during his lifetime, Fangorra, was a two-disc set containing a full studio album along with a compilation of previously unreleased works, including his only recorded cover, "Better By You, Better Than Me" by Judas Priest. The song contains extensive backmasking of a Black Mass, included deliberately by Zarock. The first release of Fangorra is something of a collectors item thanks to the "Track Zero" controversy: the first album contained sixteen seconds of silence during the first track, though some listeners maintain that it instead contains some kind of spell, chant, or incantation that only they can hear. The first pressing was quickly pulled and became a highly desired collectible, and further editions omit the blank space.
His final concert was performed on December 21, 2012. Playing before a sold-out crowd at Ayer's Rock, Zabel's finale, "Sacrifice," caused what authorities described as a "massive pyrotechnic malfunction." Zarock's body was not found on the stage afterwards, and at least one hundred people died during the "malfunction." It was rumored that each of the dead had been completely drained of blood, and that during the climax of the song Zarock had turned into some kind of demon before vanishing from the stage. Authorities maintained that the dead were claimed by electrocution and smoke inhalation, and that is still the official story.
His final album, Devil, was released by the surviving members of his band posthumously. It contains the live recording of "Sacrifice," which caused an outcry of protests from the families of those killed in the incident. The band is reported to have said "it was what Zabel would have wanted." The album had only a single pressing, and was never reissued.
Some time after his death, a former policeman released an anonymous statement claiming that authorities had found an apparently demonic text called A Chapter of Tolagido among the singer's possessions. Bound in apparently human flesh and written in ancient Hebrew, it contained cryptic references to a demon lord named Ozom or Ozomu and a realm of demons called Makai. The tome appears to have heavily influenced much of Zarock's music. An incantation in the book "A Curse to Give Sacrifices to the King of Makai" forms the lyrics of his final song, "Sacrifice."
Zabel Zarock was reborn in Makai as Lord Raptor. The demon lord Ozom, a servant of Jedah Dohma, bound Lord Raptor to their service for an unknown amount of time. The froglike demon La Malta was assigned as Raptor's companion and watcher, and the two rocked across Makai for the next two centuries.
Lord Raptor first returned to Earth in 2223, aiding the attempted seizure of the Kijuju TriCell facility. Thwarted and apparently destroyed, the God of Metal was instead reshaped on Makai. Unable to truly die as a creature of darkness, he nevertheless appeared to be free of Ozom's control.
Thus far he has not made another appearance on the stage of history, though he has taken notice and concern at certain Earthly musicians making a bid for his claim as the God of Metal...
- Zabel was a suspect in more than two dozen disappearances and murders over the course of his career.
- Fans say that recordings of his work were never able to capture the intricacies of his singing.
- Zabel founded Zarock Recording Industries, or "ZRI", in January of 2229. He immediately proceeded to sue Signal 66 for the rights to his original records, as well as take credit for the Reality TV Show "Ben To Hell."
- Oral Dead - 1991 - 294,000 copies
- Punishment - 1994 - 1,235,000 copies
- Soul Beats - 1998 - 2,019,000 copies
- Tripper - 2000 - 1,542,000 copies
- Fangorra - 2005 - 987,000 copies
- Devil - 2012 - 543,000 copies
- 1999-01-30: The Golden Oldies - Lord Raptor parties like it's 1999.