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Massacre

Formed: 1984
From: Tampa, FL, United States
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Massacre News

Below is our complete 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.

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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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Massacre Reveals "Back From Beyond" Track List

Florida death metal outfit Massacre has announced new album "Back From Beyond" is coming in March of 2014. The band has now revealed the track listing is as follows:

1. As We Wait To Die
2. Ascension Of The Deceased
3. Hunter's Blood
4. Darkness Fell
5. False Revelation
6. Succumb To Rapture
7. Remnants Of Hatred
8. Shield Of The Son
9. The Evil Within
10. Sands Of Time
11. Beast Of Vengeance
12. Back From Beyond
13. Honor The Fallen

Further details will be forthcoming, but in the mean time you can see what the band has to say about the coming release at Facebook here.

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Massacre Streaming New Song

Recently resurrected death metal act Massacre is streaming the new song "Succumb to Rapture." The song is taken from the new EP "Condemned to the Shadows" (which also contains the song "Back from Beyond"), which is scheduled for a July 30, 2012 release through Century Media Records.

This is the first Massacre release to feature the band's new additions: Mike Mazzonetto (Pain Principle) on drums and Edwin Webb (Destined to Ruin/Generichrist) on vocals.

Check out "Succumb to Rapture" here:

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Massacre Signs With Century Media

Century Media Records is proud to announce a worldwide deal with Florida Death Metal icons Massacre. The band is resurrected with two of the original band members: band founders Rick Rozz (guitar) and Terry Butler (bass, also in Obituary). The line-up is completed with Ed Webb (ex-Diabolic, also in Destined to Ruin and Generichrist) on vocals duties and Mike Mazzonetto (ex-Pain Principle) on drums. Century Media commented:

"Everyone who saw the new line-up at recent local shows in Florida or on this year's 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise knows that this is the ultimate line-up to continue the band's legacy with a new album! The first two songs, called 'Back From Beyond' and 'Succumb To Rapture,' are already recorded at CGM Studios in Florida and will be released as a 7" this August 2012 in time for Massacre live at Wacken Open Air in Germany (followed by more shows to be announced soon)."

Rick Rozz added: "I am overwhelmed, and overly flattered, for this great honor in this day & age, of being part of the Century Media Family. I remember touring with Robert Kampf and his band DESPAIR back in the late 1980s, on tour with DEATH, when he was first starting CM...and now we are on the same team 25 years later. After so many years gone by it is great to be working with Terry again and our former DEATH manager Eric Greif, as well as getting to write and record with Ed Webb & Mike Mazzonetto. This whole thing came together on the fly, after 17 years in the waiting. Way cool...if you ask me, nothing but respect!"

Terry Butler commented: "It's a great honor to be part of the Century Media Family and for me personally to be working with Rick again! We have found the perfect band members in Ed and Mike to solidify the line-up. We are very excited and focused to get a new album out in 2012." 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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Massacre Posts Rehearsal Video

As Massacre prepares for it's Army of Darkness Tour starting January 25th in Europe to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the "From Beyond" album, the band has released this third rehearsal of theirs at CGM Studios in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Before starting it's tour, Massacre's only U.S. date will be at the Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida on January 14th. 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:

Wednesday, January 25 - OSNABRÜCK, GERMANY @ BASTARD CLUB
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
Friday, February 3 - VALENCIA, SPAIN @ DURANGO CLUB
Saturday, February 4 - BADALONA/BARCELONA, SPAIN @ ESTRAPERLO CLUB
Sunday, February 5 - MONTPELLIER, FRANCE @ SECRET PLACE
Tuesday, February 7 - MARIBOR, SLOVENIA @ MC PEKARNA
Wednesday, February 8 - ZAGREB , CROATIA @ TVORNICA KULTURE
Saturday, February 11 - WINTERTHUR, SWITZERLAND @ GASWERK
Monday, February 13 - DRESDEN, GERMANY @ CHEMIEFABRIK
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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M Inc. To Release Debut Album

Orlando, Florida-based band M Inc, featuring former Mantas/Death/Massacre/Flo guitarist Rick Rozz DeLillo will be releasing it's debut album "Taste the Hate" in November. M Inc. was formed by Rick and drummer Mike Mazzonetto (Pain Principle) in August 2009. Rick and Mike soon teamed up with Tim Vazquez (Devolve, CGM Studios) and Chris Jack (Devolve).

The names of the following tracks have been revealed:

Betray the Trust
Taste the Hate
Washed
Here I Am
Form the Line
Condemned
Bone Dust More...

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Kam Lee to Perform Entire Massacre Album

Kam Lee will perform the entire Massacre "From Beyond" album at the "A Day of Death Festival" in Williamsville, NY on July 16th, 2011. Lee states on his Facebook page that his former band mates declined a full-fledged reunion. The "From Beyond" lineup consists of Kam Lee (vocals), Rick Rozz (guitar), Terry Butler (bass) and Bill Andrews (drums).

Deceased, Nokturnel, Insanity, and Druid Lord are among the acts scheduled to join Lee at the "Glorious Times"-sponsored event.

Forming in 1984, Massacre is one of Florida's earliest death metal acts. Its members have played in such acts as Death, Six Feet Under, and Obituary.

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Bone Gnawer Re-Signs To Pulverised Records

Singapore-based Pulverised Records is pleased to announce the re-signing of horror/gore death metallers BONE GNAWER.

BONE GNAWER is the collaboration between legendary growler Kam Lee (ex-Mantas, ex-Massacre, ex-Denial Fiend), Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, Demiurg, Ribspreader etc.), Ronnie Bjornstrom (Hate Ammo, Ribspreader, Taedeat) and Morgan Lie (Naglfar).

Commented Lee of the new album deal and the band's upcoming recording: "It feels good to be back with Pulverised. This is the one label that has a true understanding of the type of oldschool '90s style of death metal we play.This time around we're taking another brave and bold approach to our musical direction and lyrical concepts. We always strive to go against the grain and not cater to modern trends, all the while staying true to the oldschool death metal sound.This time around we are going for a torture and vengeance type lyrical concept, although some of those traditional 'cannibal themed' type lyrics will remain. We are [going for] a grittier feel and a much darker edged 'grind-house' appeal to our lyrical concepts taking influences from some of the more hardcore exploitation type films of the late '70s such as I Spit On Your Grave and Last House On The Left. Musically we are retaining the horrific blend of oldschool death metal we are known for, yet combining it with an even catchier flair."

Further details on the follow-up to BONE GNAWER's "Feast Of Flesh" debut are to be announced soon.

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Bone Gnawer Posts Full Album Stream Online

The American/Swedish collaboration BONE GNAWER, which features the legendary Kam Lee (Massacre/ex-Denial Fiend), Rogga Johansson (Paganizer), Ronnie Bjornstorm (Ribspreader, Hate Ammo) and Morgan Lie (Naglfar) is readying to unleash their debut album, "Feast Of Flesh." An early June 2009 release date is to be expected.

"Feast Of Flesh" is currently streaming in its entirety on the band's MySpace player as well as their label's. The stream will be available for a limited time only.

Here's the complete tracklisting for "Feast Of Flesh":

1. Feast Of Flesh *
2. Sliced And Diced
3. Cannibal Cook-Out
4. Make You Die Slow
5. Hammer To The Skull *
6. The Saw Is Family
7. Hatchet Face
8. Defleshed And Skinned *
9. Anthropophagus Beast
10. The Lucky Ones Die First

The record includes guest vocals from Killjoy of Necrophagia (on "Defleshed And Skinned"), Stevo do Caixao of Impetigo (on "Feast Of Flesh") and Dopi of Machetazo (on "Hammer To The Skull").

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Massacre Reveals Tracks To Be Rerecorded For EP

Florida death metal band, Massacre, has issued the following update regarding their upcoming EP:

“Kam Lee shall return to doing MASSACRE with an EP of 4 classic tunes - re-recorded and brought up to date. Totally for the honor of the old school fans! No TRENDS here!”

“The 4 classic tunes to be represented on this EP will be: ‘Aggressive Tyrant,’ ‘Clangor Of War,’ ‘Infestation Of Death,’ and ‘Perpetual Domination.’” More...

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Massacre To Re-Issue Early Material

Florida death metal band Massacre has issued the following statement about re-releasing older material:

"Now with MASSACRE coming under new management and the bands 25th years anniversary just around the corner - plans to do a limited edition re-release of some of the bands early recording is underway. Plans are to not only re-master these classic albums, but new updated artwork for the covers of these re-issues, as well as *special additional un-released tracks may be added. More news as it comes."

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Massacre Announces Possible New Band Members

Florida death metal band Massacre, who saw the exodus of all band members except the vocalist, has issued the following update about seeking out new members:

"Well it seems that both the drummer and bassist positions may have now been secured for the 'New' MASSACRE line up.

"Kam Lee has spoken to both bassist Dave Pybus (CRADLE OF FILTH) and to drummer Tony Laureno (NILE/DIMMU BORGIR) and both have shown a great interest and desire to join with Kam & MASSACRE to bring forth the new album in 2010.

"Kam is very pleased and excited to have these two fantastic musicians and great fans of MASSACRE interested in helping make a 'new' MASSACRE album a reality. And also - it seems that Mirai (SIGH/NECROPHAGIA) has agreed to help out by creating and playing some very eerie keyboard intros and outros for the album as well. His fantasic musical skills and insight is both an overwhelming welcomed thrill and very exciting addition as well.

"However - the guitarist positions are still being held open for auditions! As of now - several guitarist have already sent in several audition songs and riffs, while others are still being waited on for their submissions. Kam is trying to be both fair and to be very selective with who he shall pick to fill the position of guitarist! As Kam feels this is both a very important - as well as a very crucial decision to make. And is not a position to take lightly... More...

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Massacre Issues Band Status Update

Florida death metal band Massacre have issued the following update about their line-up changes and legal challenges:

"That's right... MASSACRE is going to be going under 'new' management with a very well known and respected individual and great friend... a veteran in the metal scene himself, and the hope is that with his assistance and management skills - that MASSACRE will be able to finally get over these "legal issues" and problems it has been faced with for the last several years... finally breaking out of these "legal chains" that have been holding the band in "legal limbo" for the past several years - and finally allowing Kam Lee to move forwards with creating an all "new" MASSACRE line up for 2010! Announcement will be made when all has been finalised. "

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Ex-Massacre Singer Kam Lee forms Bone Gnawer

After his short stint with Revolting, Kam Lee (Denial Fiend / ex-Massacre) has decided to spawn another creature spewing forth a remarkably similar path called BONE GNAWER. The new band will be working with Pulverised Records for their debut effort.

Making up the rest of the band are Swedish counterparts are Rogga Johansson (Paganizer, Those Who Bring The Torture, Ribspreader, Demiurg, etc), Ronnie Bjornstrom (Those Who Bring The Torture, Taedeat) and also featuring skinsman Morgan Lie from the occult black metal band Naglfar.

The band is currently working on a full-length album with Kam Lee recording the vocals at Erik Rutan's Mana Studio (Hate Eternal, Cannibal Corpse, etc) while the rest of the recordings will be done at Ronnie Bjornstrom's Enhance Audio Productions in Sweden.

No release date for the upcoming album has been set yet. In the meantime, you can check out their MySpace page.

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Massacre Cancels Mexico Shows

Tampa, Florida death metal band, MASSACRE, have posted the following update on their MySpace page:

"ATTENTION!!! The shows planned for Mexico this weekend have been cancelled! This cancellation comes from the local promoters side - NOT OUR SIDE."

"We just want to make this clear. Below is a letter copy from the local promoter."

"I'm sorry to write you back till now. I have an unexpected family problem and I must concentrate on it. This problem will not allow me to take care of business and to do the shows we have planned for this weekend." More...

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Denial Fiend Announce Tour Dates

DENIAL FIEND, the Tampa, Florida-based band featuring in its ranks Terry Butler (SIX FEET UNDER, ex-MASSACRE, Ex-DEATH), Kam Lee (ex-MASSACRE, ex-MANTAS), Curt Beeson (NASTY SAVAGE, LOWBROW) and Sam Williams (DOWN BY LAW, PSEUDO HEROES), will be playing the Fuck The Commerce Fest in Germany on May 2nd. The festival appearance will be proceeded by a club show at Kulturwerk 118 in Zurich Switzerlandý. Also check out DENIAL FIEND at the Darkfest in Orlando, FL at the Dungeon on April 26th.

Guitarist Sam Williams Comments: "We have a lot of appearances in and out of the US coming up and these are the first few to kick it all off. We had an amazing time at the LA Murderfest and hope that the rest of our upcoming shows will be halfway as good as that."

Upcoming DENIAL FIEND dates are as follows:

April, 26 - Dungeon - Darkfest - Orlando, Florida
May, 2 - Kulturwerk 118 - Zurich - Switzerlandý w/ Massacre
May, 3 - Altes Lager - Fuck The Commerce Fest - Juterbog - Berlin w/ Massacre
July, 19 - The Canopy Club - Central Illinois Metalfest - Urbana - Illinois w/ Incantation More...

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Lay Down Rotten Replaces Deranged at FTC Festival

Here is the latest update from FTC organizers:

"Here we go... we have a new Co-Headliner for Thursday on Fuck The Commerce XI. As you know, Deranged split up and cancelled the FTC-gig once again. But if the old stagers don't want to, we'll get new blood on the FTC-stage. We are glad to announce LAY DOWN ROTTEN for Thursday evening at Fuck The Commerce 2008. They have shown their ability to rule the moshpit with their new album "Reconquering The Pit“ and on tour with Dismember and will once again proove that at Fuck The Commerce."

BILLING:
Thursday: (estimated from 1pm on every hour, exact times to be anounced)
DEBT OF NATURE [D] / THE BURNING [DK] / URKRAFT [DK] / BITTERNESS [D] / STERBEHILFE [D] / GORE [CZ] / POOSTEW [D] / STOMA [NL] / LAY DOWN ROTTEN [D] / ILLDISPOSED [DK]

Friday: (estimated from 1pm on every hour, exact times to be anounced)
PROFANATION [D] / DEADBORN [D] / INFERIA [FIN] / MASS INFECTION [GR] / ETERNAL BLEEDING [SK] / WEAK ASIDE [D] NEUROPATHIA [PL] / / SPAWN [D] / GRIND INC. [D] / HOUWITSER [NL]

Saturday: (estimated from 1pm on every hour, exact times to be anounced)
IN DEMISE [D] / INTERNAL DECAY [D] / FLAYING [LV] / SLIT [M] / THE ATMOSFEAR [D] / PURGATORY [D] / EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS [D] / DENIAL FIEND [US] / HOLOCAUSTO CANIBAL [P] / MASSACRE [US]

Date: April 30th - May 03rd 2008

Location: Altes Lager, (14913 Altes Lager near Jüterbog, Germany)

Tickets: via ticketonline.de and all it's box-offices, www.f-t-c.de as well as at K17-presale-office and all K17-metal-concerts (Berlin, Pettenkoferstr. 17a); ATTENTION: presale via www.f-t-c.de has to be closed soon.

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