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Below is our complete Massakren news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Starkill Gearing Up For North American Tour

Chicago based Starkill (formerly Massakren) will be hitting the road next month in support of new album "Fires of Life," released earlier this year on Century Media Records (check out our review here).

Founding member Parker Jameson had this to say about the upcoming tour: "We're incredibly honored and excited to be touring North America with Wintersun, Fleshgod Apocalypse, and Arsis. As fans of--and having been inspired by--all of these bands, we're glad to be part of the lineup and can't wait to share the stage with these guys."

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Unearthing The Black Metal Underground

February is black metal history month, which means there’s plenty of raw, frozen, and spiteful heaviness headed your way in the coming weeks here at Metalunderground.com. In honor of the infamous style we already took a look at Darkthrone in our Sunday Old School column, and now that it’s time for a new edition of “Unearthing the Metal Underground” we’ll dive even further into black metal with three bands rising up through the ranks out of obscurity.

This isn’t our first foray into the black metal scene, as you can still check out our previous editions covering solo black metal acts, Red and Anarchist black metal, and even Christian “unblack” metal.

Whether you prefer your black metal of the symphonic or utterly eardrum-destroying and abrasive variety, each of these bands deserve to be heard by a wider audience and should hit your regular musical rotation.


Taking a page from the likes of Gothmog and Dimmu Borgir, this young Chicago based band has plenty of extreme vocals and heavy riffing, but supports the music with both corpse paint theatrics and a symphonic flair. The lads from Massakren may be from the U.S. but you’d never tell that from the music alone, which exudes a strongly European feel. Massakren released a self-titled last year (reviewed here), and hopefully we’ll be getting even more melodic mayhem from the band in the near future. To hear what the group has to offer, check out Massakren’s Facebook profile or watch the music videos available below.


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The Browning Kicking Off U.S. Tour Tonight

Texan electronic metallers The Browning, who recently released their debut album "Burn This World" (reviewed here), are due to kick off a U.S. tour tonight, Wednesday, November 30th, with North Carolina's Wretched.

Having wrapped up another trek just days ago, The Browning is heading straight back out on the road for the new tour, which kicks off in Trenton, New Jersey and will see The Browning teaming up with Wretched as well as Serpents and Massakren. The Browning drummer Noah "Shark Robertson comments:

"We've been racking up the miles lately touring the States and are currently headed out with some great bands! We are stoked to be hitting the road with our new friends in Massakren, Serpents, and Wretched! We always look forward to travelling to new places and meeting more and more fans out there and, of course, gaining new ones! The band's live show is tighter than ever and we have had an absolute blast performing a lot of the new material from our Earache Records debut, Burn This World! We hope to see you out at a show headbanging with us!!!"

Dates are as follows:

Nov. 30 - Trenton, NJ - Championships
Dec. 01 - Buffalo, NY - Sonic Indian
Dec. 02 - Sandusky, OH - Underground
Dec. 03 - Chillicothe, OH - First Capital Music Hall
Dec. 04 - Chicago, IL - Ultra Lounge
Dec. 05 - Peoria, IL - Brass Rail
Dec. 06 - La Porte City, IA - American Legion
Dec. 07 - Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
Dec. 08 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar
Dec. 09 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Roxy Music Hall
Dec. 10 - Lubbock, TX - Wreckers
Dec. 11 - Austin, TX - Dirty Dog Bar
Dec. 13 - Fort Worth, TX - Tomcats
Dec. 14 - Little Rock, AR - Downtown Music
Dec. 15 - Nashville, TN - The Muse
Dec. 16 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade

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Massakren Posts "Under Cover Of Darkness" Video

U.S. black metal act Massakren has posted a new music video online for the song "Under Cover of Darkness," which is taken from the band's self-titled EP released earlier this year (reviewed here).

The video clip is available below, or you can find Massakren's previously posted "Threshold" music video at this location.

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Massakren Posts Behind-The-Scenes Footage

Massakren will be releasing a new music video for the song "Under Cover of Darkness" this coming Monday. The band has now posted behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot with Perfect Cut Productions, which can be viewed below.

"Under Cover of Darkness" is taken off the band's self-titled EP (reviewed here). You can also check out the band's previous music video for "Threshold" at this location.

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Massakren Streaming Entire New EP

After posting a music video online for the song "Threshold," Chicago metal act Massakren is now streaming the band's entire new self-titled EP at TheNewReview.net.

Navigate over to this location to listen to songs off the EP.

The track listing is as follows:

1. New Infernal Rebirth
2. Threshold
3. Champions of Slaughter
4. Under Cover Of Darkness
5. This Is Our Battle, This Is Our Day

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Massakren Posts "Threshold" Video

Chiacgo, IL black metal act Massakren has posted a video clip online from the band's self-titled EP. At the time of the EP's recording, the members of Massakren were between the ages of 16 and 20 years old. A music video of the band’s track "Threshold" is available now for viewing below.

Self-produced by the band and recorded at Bota Studios (Born of Osiris, Oceano) in Lake In The Hills, IL, the band’s self-titled "Massakren" EP is now ready to take the heavy metal world by storm.

The track listing is as follows:

1. New Infernal Rebirth
2. Threshold
3. Champions of Slaughter
4. Under Cover Of Darkness
5. This Is Our Battle, This Is Our Day

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