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Formed: 1985
From: Chicago, IL, United States
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Latest Macabre News

Below is our complete Macabre 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.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Superjoint Ritual Added To Housecore Horror Fest

Heavy metal legend Philip Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell’s horror-meets-metal extravaganza, the Housecore Horror Film Festival, has already released several huge jaw-dropping bands and film events for this year’s lineup.

The event features the Official 40th Anniversary Reunion of the surviving cast members of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, including “Leatherface” himself, Gunnar Hansen; a TXCM 2 reunion with the cast including Bill “Chop-Top” Moseley; and a U.S. exclusive combined headline performance by the legendary Glenn Danzig of immortal classics from both Danzig and Samhain.

Now, they’ve returned for their biggest announcement yet, the return of Philip Anselmo’s legendary band, Superjoint. More...

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Ringworm Announces New Tour Dates

Cleveland's kings of metallic hardcore in Ringworm are heading to Europe this weekend, but before they do they have announced another North American Tour.

This time they are playing with Macabre and Panzerfaust, kicking off October 3rd in St. Louis, MO and make a stop at the Housecore Horror Festival in Austin, TX. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Ringworm released latest album (and debut for Relapse Records) "Hammer of the Witch" this past March on Relapse Records. The band worked on "Hammer of the Witch" with Ben Schigel (Chimaira, Walls of Jericho) handling production duties at Spider Studios in Cleveland, OH and vocalist Human Furnace creating the album's cover art. More...

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Samhain Added to Housecore Horror Film Festival

Heavy metal legend Philip Anselmo and best-selling true crime author Corey Mitchell’s groundbreaking horror-meets-metal extravaganza, the Housecore™ Horror Film Festival, already released a slew of jaw-dropping additions to this year's lineup, and have now returned with an even bigger announcement.

They are very proud to welcome on board the legendary Glenn Danzig, who will treat fans to a U.S. exclusive combined headline performance of immortal classics from both Danzig and Samhain! More...

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Housecore Horror Film Fest Announces First Bands

Housecore Horror Film Festival has announced its first round of bands for 2014 set for October 23-26 in Austin, Texas. The second annual horror-and-metal festival will include Satyricon, Eyehategod, Macabre, Cattle Decapitation, Unearth, Warbeast, Portal, Wizards of Gore (surviving Rigor Mortis members), Ringworm, KEN Mode, SubRosa and many others. Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe will host the event. More...

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OEF America 2014 Line-Up Revealed

The Obscene Extreme Festival America 2014 preliminary line-up has been posted at the All Metalfest site. Below is a list of the bands that will be appearing, ranging from Ratos de Porao, Napalm Death, Dying Fetus and Doom to Vaginal Bear Trap. The 2014 edition of the popular festival will be taking place in Los Angeles from August 29th-31st. Get more information on the event over at the Obscene Extreme official website.

The OEF Europe, held in Trutnov, Czech Republic, has spawned the American, Australian and Asian versions of the event as well. Last year, the American OEF 2013 took place in Valle de Las Monjas, Mexico and featured an act that will be back at this year's edition - Mexican pornogrind band Urtikaria Anal. Check out the band's 2013 album "Kamikaze Orgy" in full after the line-up of bands. More...

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Macabre To Embark On Mini-Tour

Chicago’s murder metal trio Macabre will embark on a mini-tour next week in gala of the twentieth anniversary of the seminal "Sinister Slaughter" album. Dates are available below, and the following press release was issued about the band:

"Macabre blends elements of true crime, math rock, nursery rhymes, punk, thrash, folk melodies, death metal, jazz fusion, black metal and more into an energetic, catchy and unmistakable amalgam and signature genre, 'Murder Metal.'

"Miraculously still comprised of the same decomposing torsos which founded the band in 1985 -- vocalist/guitarist Corporate Death, drummer Dennis The Menace and bassist/vocalist Nefarious -- the infamous Macabre henchmen will stalk, slash and stampede their way through Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio with four brutalizing performances celebrating the passing of two decades since their maniacal Sinister Slaughter LP was released via Nuclear Blast in April of 1993. More...

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Psycroptic Announces European Tour

In February 2012 the new and fifth release of Psycroptic, titled "The Inherited Repression," was released on the world. Armed with this new weapon, the band is confirmed to support death metal cult act Obituary and the legendary Macabre, plus The Amenta on an upcoming tour in Europe. Dates are as follows:

22.11 Germany, Ludwigsburg @ Rockfabrik
23.11 Germany, Trier @ Exhaus
24.11 Netherlands, Leeuwarden @ Romein
25.11 Netherlands, Deventer @ Burgerweeshuis
27.11 Germany, Berlin @ K17
28.11 Czech Republic, Ostrava @ Barrak Music Club
29.11 Austria, Wien @ Szene
30.11 Germany, Cham @ LA Club
01.12 Belgium, Louvain Le Neuve @ Mass Deathtruction Fest
02.12 France, Paris @ Divan Du Monde
04.12 Ireland, Dublin @ Button Factory
05.12 UK, London @ Garage
06.12 Germany, Essen @ Turock
07.12 Germany, Geiselwind @ Musichall (plus Cradle of Filth & God Seed)
09.12 France, Colmar @ Le Grillen
11.12 France, Lyon @ C.C.O. Villeurbanne
12.12 Switzerland, Luzern @ Konzerthaus Schuur
13.12 Germany, Munich @ Backstage Halle
14.12 Netherlands, Eindhoven @ Eindhoven Metal Meeting
15.12 Germany, Leipzig @ Hellraiser / 20 Years Anniversary Hellraiser-Leipzig (plus Endstille & Enthroned) More...

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Amorphis To Play Sweden Rock Cruise

Amorphis has announced the band will be aboard the Sweden Rock Cruise on the Silja Galaxy, which leaves from Stockholm (SE) to Turku (FI) on Friday, October 5th and returns on the following day. Ticket prices start at 595 SEK per person (incl. cabin and access to all concerts and other onboard entertainment). Other bands to perform include Satyricon, Portrait, Rage, and more.

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MDF 2012 Full Lineup And Set Times Announced

The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012. Tickets are still on sale for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with Thursday is sold out.

The final lineup is confirmed and the running order and set times have been announced as follows:

Thursday, May 24th - Entrance opens at 4:00 pm

Main room
Extermination Angel - 4:45 - 5:10
Die Pigeon Die - 5:25 - 5:50
Needful Things - 6:05 - 6:40
Rorschach - 6:55 - 7:40
Dying Fetus - 7:55 - 8:40
Absu - 8:55 - 9:40
Eyehategod - 9:55 - 10:45
Agalloch - 11:00 - 12:00
Autopsy - 12:15 - end

Friday, May 25th - Entrance opens at 3:00 pm More...

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Army Of Darkness Tour Cancelled

Macabre has revealed through it's Facebook page that the Army of Darkness Tour 2012 with Massacre and Master has been cancelled. Band members and legal representatives for the groups have stated that the agent never got back to the bands regarding contracts and deposits, which put all parties at unease. Massacre still hopes to go over to Europe in the summertime to play a few shows that will not conflict with Terry Butler's Obituary schedule. Master issued the following statement on it's Facebook page: "I am sorry to say that the Massacre, Macabre and Master tour is cancelled. A big apology goes out for sure to all the fans and promoters, but unfortunately in today's world of business it is hard to find a reputable booking agent and the days are gone to take such risks with guys like Marcus Schreiber. After 10 days of no answers, contracts or final confirmation of the dates we are forced to cancel the tour." - (Paul Speckmann and Master) Rick Rozz DeLillo (Massacre) had the following succinct thing to say: "We saved ourselves a 100% nightmare, and the year has just begun." More...

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"Army Of Darkness" European Tour Dates Revealed

Macabre has announced the band will be embarking on the European "Army of Darkness" tour this coming January alongside Massacre and Master. The currently announced dates are as follows, with more to be announced down the line:

Thursday, January 26 - MUNICH, GERMANY @ BACKSTAGE
Saturday, January 28 - ZÜRICH, SWITZERLAND @ INDUSTRIE 45
Sunday, January 29 - LYON , FRANCE @ LE KAO
Monday, January 30 - PARIS, FRANCE @ DIVAN DU MONDE
Tuesday, February 7 - MARIBOR, SLOVENIA @ MC PEKARNA
Tuesday, February 14 - BERLIN , GERMANY @ K-17
Wednesday, February 15 - BOCHUM, GERMANY @ MATRIX
Thursday, February 16 - LEER, GERMANY @ ZOLLHAUS
Friday, February 17 - EINDHOVEN , HOLLAND @ DYNAMO
Saturday, February 18 - ROTTERDAM, HOLLAND @ BAROEG
Sunday, February 19 - DRACHTEN, HOLLAND @ IDUNA More...

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Macabre To Tour With Massacre

Macabre will be replacing Grave on the Massacre "Army of Darkness" tour slated for January/February 2012. The Massacre line-up will feature Terry Butler, Mike Mazzonetto, Ed Webb and Rick Rozz DeLillo. Master will continue to be the third band on the tour. The setlist will be as follows:

1) Chamber Of Ages
2) Succubus
3) Defeat Remains
4) From Beyond
5) Cryptic Realms
6) Provoked Accurser
7) Dawn Of Eternity
8) Bio-Hazard
9) Warhead
10) Corpse Grinder

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Maryland Deathfest 2012 Final Bands Confirmed

The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012 and the final 12 bands were recently announced. They are:

ARCHGOAT (Finland)
NEEDFUL THINGS (Czech Republic)
DIE PIGEON DIE (Australia)

Additionally, the organizers have announced the lineup for the first day (Thursday). AUTOPSY will be headlining this day and the rest of the bands playing will be: AGALLOCH, EYEHATEGOD, RORSCHACH, DYING FETUS, DESASTER, NEEDFUL THINGS, DIE PIGEON DIE, and EXTERMINATION ANGEL.

Four-day passes (Thursday-Sunday) and 3-day passes (Friday-Sunday) will go on sale on Monday, September 26th. Single day tickets for Thursday will also go on sale on the 26th. More...

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Macabre & Withered In San Antonio

After leaving a trail of dead bodies across North America with Exhumed, Cephalic Carnage, and Withered, the minstrels of murder — Macabre came to San Antonio as the headline act. While Exhumed and Cephalic Carnage didn’t follow in their “nefarious” footsteps, Withered stayed in tow, leaving their native Peach state for a just a few more days.

Without the four-band-touring ensemble, the Korova club (named after the milk bar in “A Clockwork Orange”) overloaded the bill with local talent. All the bands that played were good, but as small clubs so often do, the local bands seemed to snatch a few minutes from the headliner.

The club opened at 7 P.M.—and unheard of early time for a club. The serial killer artwork and memorabilia that lined the walls known as “Sinister Art Exhibition” was sort of given the opening time slot, even though serial killer-obsessed patrons could bring in all the madness anytime throughout the night. Without a band to contend with, the owner of said art pieces became the featured act.

In some circles, San Antonio wears the title “Metal Capital of the World.” This distinction rings true, in part, when observing Korova’s location next to another metal club, Bonds 007. Of course, the droves of metal heads that come to shows, especially death metal shows, may have something to do with that dubbing. San Antone’s famous river walk sits on the other side of the Korova, which offers outdoor recreation to kill time before your favorite band hits the stage.

Frequenters of live extreme metal should know Withered. Over the past couple of years, the group has never seemed to stop gigging. I saw the them open for Danzig and Watain, so this was the third time I’ve seen Withered in the past year. With each performance, I gain more and more respect for this band.

Withered plays an eclectic mix of death, black and doom metal that keeps their music dynamic. Whether slow or fast, each part is catchy, although sometimes redundant. Even though the group had been in a van for three weeks, they seemed at the top of their game. If Withered opens a bill and you have never heard of them, make sure to check out these guys.

Macabre took its time setting up. The group had technical difficulties due to a PA system and other issues. The same PA caused sound problems throughout the set. While standing at the bar, I couldn’t hear Corporate Death’s intros to each song. The bar could not have been more than 100 feet away. The gruesome details he emitted from his wireless microphone came out as a jumbled mess of half-words. I didn’t have this problem while standing just a few feet from the stage. Of course, at that distance I could hear everything he said without the use of his mic. More...

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Electric Wizard Announced For Maryland Deathfest X

ELECTRIC WIZARD (UK) will be making an exclusive U.S. appearance at Maryland Deathfest X. Also newly confirmed for the festival, slated to take place May 24-27, 2012, are CONFESSOR, HAEMORRHAGE (Spain), and OCTOBER 31. The confirmed bands so far are:

ANVIL (Canada)
MORGOTH (Germany)
DEMIGOD (Finland)
THE DEVIL'S BLOOD (Netherlands)
ULCERATE (New Zealand)
NAUSEA (California)

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Macabre To Release 12" Version Of New Album

Murder Metal mongers Macabre are preparing to self-release a 12? picture disc LP version of their recent full-length, "Grim Scary Tales," via their own Decomposed Records. This gory platter of splatter bears the bold, Scott Jackson-crafted front cover art to the album on the A-side, and a portrait of the Macabre trio, armed for battle, as always, on the B-side.

Macabre also has the following upcoming tour dates with Exhumed, Cephalic Carnage, and Withered: More...

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More Exhumed North American Tour Dates Confirmed

The final dates for the Metalunderground.com sponsored Exhumed North American headlining tour have been announced. Support comes from Cephalic Carnage, Macabre, and Withered. Here are the latest tour dates:

07/17/11 - San Diego, CA United States @ Ruby Room w/ Cephalic Carnage
07/18/11 - Tempe, AZ United States @ The Clubhouse w/ Cephalic Carnage
07/19/11 - Albuquerque, NM United States @ Launch Pad w/ Cephalic Carnage
07/20/11 - Denver, CO United States @ Marquis Theater w/ Cephalic Carnage
07/21/11 - Merriam, KS United States @ Aftershock w/ Origin, Cephalic Carnage
07/22/11 - Des Moines, IA United States @ Vaudeville Mews w/ Cephalic Carnage
07/23/11 - Urbana, IL United States @ The Canopy as part of Central Illinois Metalfest
07/25/11 - Milwaukee, WI United States @ The Rave w/ Cephalic Carnage, Macabre, Withered
07/26/11 - St. Paul, MN United States @ Station 4 w/ Cephalic Carnage, Macabre, Withered
07/27/11 - Winnipeg, MB Canada @ Royal Albert Arms w/ Cephalic Carnage, Macabre, Withered
07/28/11 - Regina, SK Canada @ The Exchange w/ Cephalic Carnage, Macabre, Withered
07/29/11 - Edmonton, AB Canada @ The Pawn Shop w/ Cephalic Carnage, Macabre, Withered
07/30/11 - Calgary, AB Canada @ The Distillery w/ Cephalic Carnage, Macabre, Withered
07/31/11 - Kelowna, BC Canada @ The Sunplex w/ Macabre, Cephalic Carnage, Withered
08/01/11 - Vancouver, BC Canada @ Rickshaw Theater w/ Cephalic Carnage, Macabre, Withered
08/02/11 - Seattle, WA United States @ Studio Seven w/ Cephalic Carnage, Macabre, Withered
08/03/11 - Portland, OR United States @ Branx (Loveland) w/ Cephalic Carnage, Macabre, Withered
08/04/11 - San Francisco, CA United States @ Slim's w/ Cephalic Carnage, Macabre, Withered
08/05/11 - Sparks, NV United States @ The Alley w/ Cephalic Carnage, Macabre, Withered
08/06/11 - Las Vegas, NV United States @ Cheyanne Saloon w/ Cephalic Carnage, Macabre, Withered
08/07/11 - Hollywood, CA United States @ The Key Club w/ Cephalic Carnage, Macabre, Withered

Following that tour, Exhumed also has some European festival appearances planned:

08/11/11 - Jaromer, Czech Republic @ Brutal Assault Festival
08/12/11 - Oulu, Finland Jalometalli Metal Music Festival
08/13/11 - Schlotheim, Germany Party San Open Air
08/14/11 - Ieper, Belgium Ieperfest

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Maryland Deathfest X Initial Bands Announced

The organizers of the Maryland Deathfest have confirmed the first batch of bands for next year's edition of the event, which will take place from May 24-27, 2012 at Sonar in Baltimore, Maryland. The first names for the festival are as follows:

Morbid Angel
Saint Vitus
Church of Misery
The Devil's Blood
Negura Bunget
Today Is The Day
The Day Everything Became Nothing
Dragged Into Sunlight
Agents Of Abhorrence
Bloody Phoenix

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Bruce Lamont Announces New Tour Dates

Multi-instrumentalist Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Bloodiest, Circle Of Animals, etc.) has been confirmed as support for two European tours over the next month and a half. First he'll take his solo act on the road opening for murder metallers and fellow Chicagoans Macabre for nine shows of an upcoming tour of the old continent, followed immediately by a thirteen date run with Cleveland's progressive sludge act Keelhaul.

Between the two back-to-back excursions, Lamont will hit over a dozen countries including Germany, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Italy, Czech Republic, and even two performances within the Russian Federation. View the full confirmed tour routing below. The details are as follows:

BRUCE LAMONT w/ Macabre, Birdflesh, Rompeprop
4/19/2011 Marx - Hamburg, Germany
4/20/2011 Sticky fingers - Gotenborg, Sweden
4/21/2011 Kafe Deluxe - Vaxjo, Sweden
4/22/2011 Ungdomens Hus - Uppsala, Sweden
4/23/2011 O’Leary’s - Kristianstad, Sweden
4/24/2011 Turock - Essen, Germany
4/26/2011 Exit Chmelnice - Prague, Czech Republic
4/27/2011 Nova Pekaren - Nitra, Slovakia
4/28/2011 Prostor Tancírna - Ostrava, Czech Republic

BRUCE LAMONT w/ Keelhaul
5/02/2011 Magasin 4 - Brussels, Belgium
5/03/2011 W2 - Den Bosch, Holland
5/04/2011 Molotow - Hamburg, Germany
5/05/2011 Mantra - Moscow, Russian Federation
5/06/2011 Arctica - St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
5/07/2011 AZ Conni - Dresden, Germany
5/08/2011 Kontich - Lintfabriek, Belgium
5/09/2011 Le Grand Wazoo - Amiens, France
5/10/2011 L'Usine - Geneva, Switzerland
5/12/2011 Magnolia - Milano, Italy
5/13/2011 PMK - Innsbruck, Austria
5/15/2011 007 - Prague, Czech Republic
5/17/2011 Club Schocken - Stuttgart, Germany

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Exhumed Announces North American Tour

Gore-metal veterans Exhumed have revealed the dates for its upcoming North American headline tour. Support on the trek will come from Macabre, Cephalic Carnage and Withered. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below.

07/25 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave Bar
07/26 St Paul, MN – Station 4
07/27 Winnipeg, MB – The Royal Albert Arms
07/28 Regina, SK – The Exchange
07/29 Edmonton, AB – Pawn Shop
07/30 Calgary, AB – The Distillery
07/31 Kelowna, BC – Sapphire Nightclub
08/01 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theater
08/02 Seattle, WA – Studio Seven
08/03 Portland, OR – Branx
08/04 San Francisco, CA – Slim’s
08/05 Sparks, NV – The Alley
08/06 Las Vegas, NV – The Cheyenne Saloon
08/07 Hollywood, CA – Key Club

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