Band Photo: Western Massacre (?)
From: Florence, MA, United States
Last Known Status: Active
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Below is our complete Western Massacre 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.
There's a slew of new heavy metal bands popping up across the globe covering just about every imaginable sound, and plenty more appearing on the horizon. Thanks to easy access to digital tools and online methods of music distribution, the metal scene as a whole has an exploding population, and every year we try to keep up with the best new talent in our year-end “best of” awards.
To help get you acquainted with the best new metal out there, we’ll be briefly covering the bands nominated by our contributors for the “Best Newcomer” category of Metalunderground.com’s recent 2012 awards.
Writer OverkillExposure nominated the following acts for best newcomer of 2012: Western Massacre, Nothnegal, The River Neva, WrenchNeck, and Lahmia. You can also find yesterday's coverage of nominees at this location.
While hardly the first band to which the term “Death Groove” could be applied, this Western Massachusetts five-piece lives it to the hilt. The slamming debut “Freedom Through Violence” injects death metal’s darkness and brutality with Pantera’s irresistible rhythms and riffs, and lead guitarist Kyle Leary is one of the most formidable Dimebag successors you’ve never heard of – yet.
Western Massachusetts “death groovers” Western Massacre have announced the dates for their 2012 tour, which blasts off on Friday, August 3rd at the Silk City TapRoom in Florence, MA. The tour will be in support of the band's debut album "Freedom Through Violence" reviewed here.
Fellow Massholes Spoken Like A True Hero will offer support during the eight-gig, ten-day romp. Tour dates are as follows: (times and/or dates subject to change):
Friday, August 3rd, 9:00 PM - Silk City Taproom - Florence, MA ($5 General admission)
Saturday, August 4th, 9:00 PM - PVD Social Club - Providence, RI ($5 General admission)
Monday, August 6th, 7:00 PM - The Shop - East Haven, CT (Free Admission)
Wednesday, August 8th, 8:00 PM - Mojo 13 - Wilmington, DE (Free Admission)
Thursday, August 9th, 6:30 PM - Le Grand Fromage - Atlantic City, NJ ($10 General Admission)
Friday, August 10th, 8:00 PM - Hard Hat Café - North Haven, CT (Free Admission)
Saturday, August 11th, 3:00 PM - Railroad Tavern - Keene, NH ($8 General Admission)
Sunday, August 12th, 12:00PM - American Legion - Post 338 Southwick, MA ($20 All Day ticket)
"Freedom Through Violence," the nine-track "DeathGroove" debut from Florence, Massachusetts' Western Massacre, is now available for streaming in full below. It will see a physical release in select stores on March 13th, and can be pre-ordered through the band's official website. A review of the album can be found here.
The album was produced, recorded, and mixed by Joe Rogers at MAS Studios, and features reworked versions of material found on the band's 2010 self-titled EP and 2009 "Demolition" demo - plus several brand new tracks.
The complete "Freedom Through Violence" track listing is as follows:
1. Steel Casket
2. Brazilian Carnival
5. Blood and Stone
6. Western Massacre
8. The Recession
9. Freedom Through Violence
Silk City TapRoom in Florence is hosting a CD release party for Western Massacre on Friday, March 2nd at 9:00 PM. According to guitarist Kyle Leary, "We're going to be doing raffles, door prizes, and all sorts of good stuff!" A $10 cover includes a physical copy of the album, which the band will perform front to back, along with additional songs. Regional acts Spoken Like A True Hero, Defy The Relic, and The River Neva will offer support.