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Formed: 1983
From: Orlando, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded

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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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Massacre Announces Upcoming Tour Dates

Pioneering Florida death metal group Massacre, which launched "Back From Beyond" (the band's first studio album in almost 20 years) earlier this year worldwide via Century Media Records, has announced tours through North America and now also Europe in order to continue promoting the release.

The upcoming runs will feature Massacre alongside Death (Death To All), Obituary, and Rivers of Nihil in North America, with Death (Death To All), Abysmal Dawn, and Loudblast in Europe. The band had this to say:

"Massacre is very excited to be part of the Swamp Leper Stomp Tour 2014 & the Death (DTA Tours) Symbolic European tour 2015. This is a great opportunity for us to bring Florida Death Metal to the masses and show people what Massacre is all about. Both tours have great line-ups and the fans get to see some awesome bands!!! With the history that Rick Rozz and I have with Death, we feel this will only add to the excitement and atmosphere of the shows." More...

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Death's "Spiritual Healing" Getting Deluxe Vinyl

Relapse Records is proud to announce the deluxe vinyl reissue of Death's landmark, genre-defining album "Spiritual Healing."

Originally released in 1990, "Spiritual Healing" marked a new turn in the Death discography. Previously remastered and reissued on deluxe 2CD and limited edition 3CD in the Fall of 2013, this definitive version is now available on vinyl for the first time ever.

"Spiritual Healing" will see it’s vinyl reissue as a single LP, limited edition picture disc, and super limited deluxe 2xLP box set on September 30th in North America, September 29th in the UK/World, and September 26th in Germany/Benelux/Finland.

Pre-orders are available through Relapse Records here. The LP features liner notes from Death players James Murphy and Terry Butler, Chuck’s sister Beth Schuldiner and Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen.

The single LP features a completely new remaster of the original album and the second LP (available exclusively in the box set) contains 9 rehearsals and outtakes never before pressed on vinyl. The single LP and picture disc contain a digital download for both discs of the 2CD reissue, while the double LP box set includes an exclusive pin, LP sized felt slipmat, double sided album art poster, 4 panel LP insert, and a digital download of the remastered 3CD version. The track listing will be: More...

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Rivers Of Nihil Joining Death And Obituary On Tour

This November, Pennsylvania's Rivers of Nihil will embark on the biggest tour of the band's career so far.

The group has been added as the openers to the Death (DTA Tours) "Swamp Leper Stomp '14" tour. Additional support will come from Obituary and Massacre. This tour will kick off on November 14th at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, and wraps up on December 7 in Miami, FL at Grand Central.

Guitarist Jon Kunz exclaims: "We're incredibly stoked to a part of this years North American Death (DTA Tours)! Death are one of our biggest influences, with the incredible 'Human' album being a constant source of inspiration. Throw in the nasty Tampa savagery of Obituary and Massacre, and you have the best death metal tour of the year. Long live Chuck, Florida death metal is supreme!" More...

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Death Streaming Full "Leprosy" Bonus Disc

The fifth installment in Relapse’s exhaustive reissue campaign of Death's immensely influential catalog is "Leprosy," the band’s titanic second album.

Originally released in 1988, the "Leprosy" album, as well as the bonus material, has been painstakingly remastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Nile, etc) and will be reissued on 2xCD/Limited Edition 3xCD/LP/Picture Disc LP/Digital.

The Deluxe 2xCD contains 50 minutes of previously unheard and unreleased "Leprosy" demos and rehearsal material housed in an embossed o-card package with a 24 page booklet featuring unseen pictures of the band, as well as brand new liner notes from Ian Christe (Sirius/XM) and Jeremy Wagner (Broken Hope). The LP features the remastered core album on wax together with a download card for all of the music included on the 2xCD.

In addition to the 2xCD reissue, a super limited 3xCD version will be available exclusively from the Relapse webstore featuring everything included on 2xCD version + an exclusive 3rd CD featuring over 40 minutes of unreleased live material. The entire track listing is available below.

Today you can listen to the "Leprosy" bonus live CD featuring over 40 minutes of unreleased live material below, courtesy of Guitarworld.com. More...

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Psychotic Gardening Posts "Open Casket" Video

Psychotic Gardening has released a new video clip for the band's cover of "Open Casket" by Death. The track features guest appearances by Broken Hope's Chuck Wepfer and Into Eternity's Tim Roth.

Check out the clip below. Psychotic Gardening vocalist Andrew Wiens also comments:

"The Open Casket video really is a stripped down candid look at the recording process in the Psychotic Gardening dungeon.

"We thought it was in keeping in the spirit with the old school to start out and pay tribute with this song in this way.

"Of course, we did our dark, doom-laiden spin on it. And it's really cool these days, getting to collaborate with Chuck Wepfer mailing his stuff in from Chicago and Tim Roth from Regina."

The band's new album "Hymnosis" is set for release on May 13th, 2014. More...

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Death's "Leprosy" To Be Re-Issued

The fifth installment in Relapse’s exhaustive reissue campaign of Death's immensely influential catalog is "Leprosy," the band’s titanic second album.

"Leprosy" is set for an April 29th release date in North America, April 28th in the UK/World, and April 25th in Benelux/Germany/Finland.

The entire album, as well as the bonus material, has been painstakingly remastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Nile, etc) and will be reissued on a variety of formats including 2xCD, limited edition 3xCD, LP, picture disc LP, limited edition 2xLP boxset, and digital.

The deluxe 2xCD contains 50 minutes of previously unheard and unreleased "Leprosy" demos and rehearsal material housed in an embossed o-card package with a 24 page booklet featuring unseen pictures of the band as well as brand new liner notes from Ian Christe (Sirius/XM) and Jeremy Wagner (Broken Hope). The LP features the remastered core album on wax together with a download card for all of the music included on the 2xCD.

A remastered version of the death metal classic "Pull The Plug" can be heard below. More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal: Day Two

When day two began, it was about two hours from when day one ended....and I was grateful to have had an hour of sleep compared to many others who had none. Energized by Gloryhammer’s phenomenal set of unicorn greatness....I plotted my day.

It got off to a rocky start for shows, since writing my day one report forced a miss of Poltergeist’s first gig since reforming. Tired set in big time and I begrudgingly missed Freedom Call’s first set as well, two items that will not be missed on Thursday. So today’s schedule ended up like this: Swallow the Sun, Terrorizer, Bonfire, Leaves’ Eyes, The Haunted, Orphaned Land, Dark Tranquility, Carcass, Haggard, Death: DTA Tours. I sacrificed plans to see Satyricon, Fear Factory and Septicflesh, knowing that I had to follow up. More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal Finalizes Lineup

UMC, the promoters for 70,000 Tons of Metal, announced the final band just as the floating festival sets sail today. It was no surprise as Germany's Atrocity was named. The band makes up the majority of Leaves' Eyes, who are also on the cruise, and both acts will set out on a North American Tour with Moonspell this weekend right after the cruise returns to Miami on Friday morning (see tour dates here).

The sold out event will set sail at 4:00pm today from Miami with a stop at Costa Maya, Mexico on Wednesday before heading back to Miami on Friday morning. Metal Underground.com will also be onboard to provide daily reports on all of the festival activities.

The final lineup is as follows:

Atrocity
Bonfire (playing "Fire Works" in its entirety)
Carcass
Cripper
Cynic
Dark Tranquility
Death: DTA Tours
Death Angel
D.R.I.
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Freedom Call
Gloryhammer
Haggard
Hatesphere
Izegrim
Keep of Kalessin
Leaves' Eyes
Massacre (playing selections from the upcoming new album "Back From Beyond") More...

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70,000 Tons Announces 2 More Acts; Reports Sellout

UMC, the promoters for 70,000 Tons of Metal, announced two of the final three acts as the final weekend before the floating festival sets sail in three days (Monday, January 27th) has arrived. California's Nekrogoblikon and Tampa death metal act Massacre were welcomed onboard in the last 24 hours.

Massacre will be performing some songs from their forthcoming album "Back From Beyond" during the band's two sets.

In addition, UMC reported that the event has sold out, however there are still single tickets in shared cabins still available. For more information, head on over to www.70000tons.com. The cruise dates are from January 27, 2014 to January 31, 2014 - with the destination set as Costa Maya, Mexico, which was voted on by the fans. Metal Underground.com will also be onboard to provide reports on all of the activities.

There is at least 1 more band to be announced (it is unknown whether any add on acts will be announced as have been in past years) and the current lineup including the latest is as follows:

Bonfire (playing "Fire Works" in its entirety)
Carcass
Cripper
Cynic
Dark Tranquility
Death: DTA Tours
Death Angel
D.R.I.
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Freedom Call
Gloryhammer
Haggard
Hatesphere
Izegrim
Keep of Kalessin
Leaves' Eyes
Massacre (playing selections from the upcoming new album "Back From Beyond") More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal Names Three New Acts

UMC, the promoters for 70,000 Tons of Metal, launched another volley of acts for the upcoming floating festival, which sets sail in 11 days: New Jersey's Swashbuckle, Norway's Keep Of Kalessin and International act Twilight Of The Gods.

For Swashbuckle, it will be the band's second appearance on the cruise and Twilight of the Gods appeared on the first cruise as a Bathory tribute band and will pay homage to Quorthon in one of the band's two sets this year.

The cruise will take place from January 27, 2014 to January 31, 2014 - with the destination set as Costa Maya, Mexico, which was voted on by the fans. For more information, including booking your trip - head on over to www.70000tons.com.

Swashbuckle, Keep Of Kalessin and Twilight Of The Gods join the previously announced acts, with 3 more bands still to be announced:

Bonfire (playing "Fire Works" in its entirety)
Carcass
Cripper
Cynic
Dark Tranquility
Death: DTA Tours
Death Angel
D.R.I.
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Freedom Call
Gloryhammer
Haggard
Hatesphere
Izegrim
Leaves' Eyes More...

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Freedom Call, Unearth And Hatesphere Added To 70K

UMC, the promoters for 70,000 Tons of Metal, launched another volley of acts for the upcoming floating festival, which sets sail in 11 days: Germany's Freedom Call, Boston's Unearth and Danish death thrashers Hatesphere.

The cruise will take place from January 27, 2014 to January 31, 2014 - with the destination set as Costa Maya, Mexico, which was voted on by the fans. For more information, including booking your trip - head on over to www.70000tons.com.

Freedom Call, Unearth and Hatesphere join the previously announced acts, with 6 more bands still to be announced:

Bonfire (playing "Fire Works" in its entirety)
Carcass
Cripper
Cynic
Dark Tranquility
Death: DTA Tours
Death Angel
D.R.I.
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Gloryhammer
Haggard
Izegrim
Leaves' Eyes
Novembers Doom
Obituary (debuting the band's forthcoming new album in its entirety)
Orphaned Land
Overkill
Poltergeist
Pungent Stench
Raven
Rising Storm
Satyricon
Septicflesh
Soilwork
Swallow the Sun
Symphony X
The Haunted
Victory
Vicious Rumors (playing "Digital Dictator" album in its entirety)
Xandria More...

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Gloryhammer & Poltergeist Named For 70000 Tons

UMC, the promoters for 70,000 Tons of Metal, announced the next two bands for the upcoming floating festival: Gloryhammer (featuring Christopher Bowes of Alestorm and Thomas Lazlo Winkler formerly of Emerald) and reformed Swiss thrashers Poltergeist (featuring André Grieder, who sang vocals on Destruction's 1990 album "Cracked Brain").

The cruise will take place from January 27, 2014 to January 31, 2014 - with the destination set as Costa Maya, Mexico, which was voted on by the fans. For more information, including booking your trip - head on over to www.70000tons.com.

Gloryhammer and Poltergeist join the previously announced acts, with 9 more bands still to be announced:

Bonfire (playing "Fire Works" in its entirety)
Carcass
Cripper
Cynic
Dark Tranquility
Death: DTA Tours
Death Angel
D.R.I.
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Haggard
Izegrim
Leaves' Eyes
Novembers Doom
Obituary (debuting the band's forthcoming new album in its entirety)
Orphaned Land
Overkill
Pungent Stench
Raven
Rising Storm
Satyricon
Septicflesh
Soilwork
Swallow the Sun
Symphony X
The Haunted
Victory
Vicious Rumors (playing "Digital Dictator" album in its entirety)
Xandria More...

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70,000 Tons Of Metal Names Four New Acts

UMC, the promoters for 70,000 Tons of Metal, announced the next four new bands for the upcoming floating festival: Death DTA (featuring Sean Reinert (Cynic) - drums, Paul Masvidal (Cynic) - guitar, Steve DiGiorgio (Autopsy, Testament, Iced Earth) - bass, and Max Phelps (Cynic)), Miami death/progressive fusion act Cynic, Chicago doom metallers Novembers Doom and German hard rock act Bonfire (who will play the entire "Fireworks" album at one of its performances).

The cruise will take place from January 27, 2014 to January 31, 2014 - with the destination set as Costa Maya, Mexico, which was voted on by the fans. For more information, including booking your trip - head on over to www.70000tons.com.

Death DTA, Cynic, Novembers Doom and Bonfire join previously announced acts, with 11 more bands still to be announced:

Carcass
Cripper
Dark Tranquility
Death Angel
D.R.I.
Fear Factory
Finntroll
Haggard
Izegrim
Leaves' Eyes
Obituary (debuting the band's forthcoming new album in its entirety)
Orphaned Land
Overkill
Pungent Stench
Raven
Rising Storm
Satyricon
Septicflesh
Soilwork
Swallow the Sun
Symphony X
The Haunted
Victory
Vicious Rumors (playing "Digital Dictator" album in its entirety)
Xandria More...

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Death Announces New Tour Dates

After a North American tour and a performance at Neurotic Deathfest, Death: DTA will tour Europe for the first time.

The Death line up will consist of Sean Reinert (Cynic) - drums, Paul Masvidal (Cynic) - guitar, Steve DiGiorgio (Autopsy, Testament, Iced Earth) - bass, and Max Phelps (Cynic) - guitar & vocals. The set list will feature most of the songs from the "Human" album plus other Death classics.

In 1998, "The Sound Of Perseverance," the very last studio album of progressive death metal icons Death from Florida, saw the light of day. In 2001 charismatic band leader, guitar god, and sound pioneer Chuck Schuldiner tragically passed away. Many years later, the towering monolith of Chuck and Death's testimony hasn't even faintly started to crumble.

Direct support will come from German tech death heroes Obscura, who's singer/guitarist Steffen Kummerer was asked to be vocalist on the first Death-tribute shows in 2012, but couldn't take the job due to visa issues. Also on the tour will be Darkrise. More...

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Grey Skies Fallen Launch Indie Go Go Campaign

New York underground metal band Grey Skies Fallen has begun an Indiegogo campaign in efforts to raise money for the band's forthcoming EP/album "The Many Sides of Truth."

This will be Grey Skies Fallen's first physical release since 2006's "Two Way Mirror" full-length. "The Many Sides of Truth" follows 2012's "Introspective" and 2010's "Along Came Life" which were digital-only releases available for free on the band's website.

"The Many Sides of Truth" will be released on both CD and vinyl. The vinyl version, (a first for the band) will be pressed in limited numbers, and come in a variety of colors. As a vinyl-exclusive bonus track, Grey Skies Fallen will record the Death song "Perennial Quest." Cover artwork will be crafted by Travis Smith.

Though unsigned for their entire history, (save for a brief relationship with the late Don Decker and Nightfall Records in 2000) the band is now seeking assistance from fans. Many interesting perks are offered, ranging from band merchandise, to having the band play a show in your house for you and your friends. More...

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"Human"-Era Death To Hit The Road

The esteemed "Death to All" Tour, celebrating the life and music of Death mastermind Chuck Schuldiner, will be returning in 2013 for an even larger run of dates.

After a 2012 run, the tour, now referred to as DTA1, will feature the original lineup of Death from "Human" — guitarist Paul Masvidal, bassist Steve Di Giorgio, and drummer Sean Reinert, with special guest vocalist/guitarist Max Phelps of Cynic / Exist. The band will be playing a selection of songs from the first four Death albums including the cream of the "Human" album.

Once again, the spirit of the tour is to spread the word and raise money for the charity Sweet Relief, while keeping the music and legacy of Chuck Schuldiner alive. A second version of the tour, dubbed DTA2, is planned for North America later this year, and will focus on the final three Death albums, plus a one-off European date at Neurotic Deathfest May 3 that will cover the entire Deathcatalog.

Additionally, 2013 will continue to see the deluxe reissues of Death’s catalog by Relapse Records. Over the last couple of years, the label has painstakingly reissued and remastered the later albums from the Death catalog including "The Sound of Perseverance," "Individual Thought Patterns," "Human," "Spiritual Healing" and other Chuck Schuldiner related releases. Details on the 2013 reissues will be announced shortly. More...

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Relapse Releases "Patlapse" Compilation Online

Relapse Records has released a new online compilation in honor of Pat Egan, who recently passed away. The label comments:

"Our hearts go out to our brother Pat Egan and his family. Pat was our Director of Sales for over 10 years and passed away on Monday morning after battling pneumonia. We have created a 20 song sampler to benefit his daughter's college fund. Any and all donations are very much appreciated. RIP Pat, we love and miss you!"

The Dillinger Escape Plan also commented on the compilation:

"On Monday Pat Egan, Relapse records director of sales for the past 10 years, passed away after a struggle with Pneumonia and related complications. Pat was a champion and great friend of Dillinger for years and we are very sad to have lost him. He work very had to get our music out to all you guys and now is your chance to show your appreciation.

"Here is a link to a compilation featuring songs by us and a bunch of other bad ass Relapse artists. All proceeds from the download of this compilation will go towards a college fund for his daughter Katie, a scholar and an athlete with a bright future ahead of her. All of the bands on this compilation have waived their royalties and Relapse is passing through all proceeds from the sale of the comp directly to Pat’s wife and daughter.

"The compilation costs a minimum of $5, but you are welcome to donate more than that if you would. There is no limit on how much you can give."

The track listing is as follows: More...

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Death's "Spiritual Healing" Re-Issue Streaming

The deluxe reissue of Death’s landmark, genre-defining album "Spiritual Healing" is now available. In addition to a 2-disc edition, limited edition (2000 machine numbered copies) triple CD digipaks are available exclusively from Relapse.com. The third CD features a never before released live set recorded in 1990 featuring the "Spiritual Healing" Death line up. An iTunes deluxe edition has also been released containing 5 additional previously unreleased pre-Human rehearsal tracks not available on either of the CD versions.

The entire reissue is currently streaming online via Loudwire.com at this location. Relapse Records also commented:

"Originally released in 1990, Spiritual Healing marked a new turn in the Death discography, one which ushered in cleaner production, a new level of boundary pushing musicianship and songwriting skills that were previously unimaginable from a metal band. Spiritual Healing sets the standard for riffs, insane time changes and of course mainman Chuck Schuldiner’s masterful guitar solos.

"Now reissued as a double CD housed in super deluxe packaging featuring brand new liner notes from Death players James Murphy and Terry Butler, Chuck’s sister Beth Schuldiner and Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen, Disc 1 features a completely new remaster of the original album and Disc 2 contains 16 previously unreleased rehearsal, outtakes and studio instrumentals.

"Spiritual Healing follows the recent Relapse Records re-issues of DEATH classics Individual Thought Patterns, The Sound of Perseverance, Human, and the live collection Vivus! plus Chuck Schuldiner projects MANTAS & CONTROL DENIED. Like those reissues, this collection contains extensive liner notes from previous members and never-before-seen photos of the band." More...

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Relapse Records Offering Free Sampler For Download

Relapse Records has released a new free winter sampler, which can be download at bandcamp or streamed in the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Pig Destroyer - Sis 01:14
2. Ironhorse - Failure 03:03
3. Weapon - Vanguard Of The Morning Star 04:19
4. Baroness - March to the Sea 03:11
5. Royal Thunder - Blue 09:30
6. Christian Mistress - Haunted Hunted 05:57
7. Hooded Menace - Effigies of Evil 05:35
8. Serpentine Path - Crotalus Horridus Horridus 06:27
9. Inverloch - The Menin Road 06:21
10. Dying Fetus - From Womb To Waste 04:56
11. Murder Construct - Compelled by Mediocrity 02:44
12. Spawn Of Possession - Where Angels Go Demons Follow 05:38
13. Primate - Global Division 02:30
14. Horseback - Ahriman 03:55
15. Locrian - Chalk Point 08:13
16. 16 - Ants in my Bloodstream 04:34
17. Liberteer - Build No System 01:34
18. General Surgery - Like An Ever Flying Limb 02:25
19. Cripple Bastards - Senza Impronte 02:09
20. Blockheads - Famine 01:40
21. Death - Living Monstrosity 05:08 More...

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Remastered Death Tracks Available For Streaming

A remastered version of the title track from Death's landmark album "Spiritual Healing" is currently being streamed via Gun Shy Assassin. Check out the song at this location.

Originally release in 1990, the album is now being reissued as a double CD housed in super deluxe packaging featuring brand new liner notes from Death players James Murphy and Terry Butler, Chuck’s sister Beth Schuldiner and Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen. Disc 1 features a completely new remaster of the original album and Disc 2 contains 16 previously unreleased rehearsal, outtakes, and studio instrumentals. A remastered version of the track “Living Monstrosity” can also be heard in the player below.

In addition to the 2-Disc edition, limited edition (2000 machine numbered copies) triple CD digipak will be available exclusively from the Relapse webstore. The third CD features a never before released live set recorded in 1990 featuring the "Spiritual Healing" Death line up. An iTunes deluxe edition will also be released containing 5 additional previously unreleased pre-Human rehearsal tracks not available on either of the CD versions. The entire tracklisting is available below.

"Spiritual Healing" is set for a November 20th North American release date, November 16th in the Benelux / Germany / Finland, and November 19th in the UK and worldwide. More...

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