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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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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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Paranoiz Post New Music Online

German metallers PARANOIZ have posted samples from their new "Promo '08" CD on their MySpace page. The effort was produced by Sascha Risseler (STORMGARDE, NINNGHIZHIDDA) and features the following track listing:

01. Hidden Beauty
02. Myself Unleashed
03. Gridlocked

In addition, the band recorded a cover of "Dawn of Eternity" by the Florida death metal legends MASSACRE. The song is available for free download on the band's MySpace page.

PARANOIZ released a full-length album, "Mindchasm", in 2006 via Armageddon Music.

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New 80's Death Metal Supergroup, Revolting, Forms

REVOLTING is the name of a new band from Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER, RIBSPREADER) which is dedicated to the absolute worship of late '80s death metal (CARNAGE, IMPETIGO) and horror/gore films from the 1980s. "With today's modern horror sucking beyond redemption and death metal being plagued by rap, emo, and fake boring 'brutality,' Rogga felt it was time to do a truly PURE and ugly, rotting, putrid death metal band for the love of it and to get back to the basics of what all of this madness is about anyway!" according to a press release.

Kam Lee (MASSACRE, DENIAL FIEND) is set to share the vocals along with Rogga Johansson (RIBSPREADER, PAGANIZER) for the band REVOLTING. Side by side, juxtapositionally, The Tyrant and the Revolting One shall bring an onslaught of terror and sheer horrid vocal mayhem to the scene with their contrast and different forms of style. They are coming together and blending their unique vocal techniques along with their all-out shared admiration of '80s horror and "true" death metal as the band REVOLTING.

Teaming up with Razorback Records, the label known for its obsession with old-school metal and horror, REVOLTING chose its name "to reflect the gross, nasty, gory, and insane horror films from the '80s such as 'Street Trash', 'The Blob', 'Redneck Zombies', and other mutant gross-out fests that make life worth living," according to a press release.

The spirit of IMPETIGO is alive and well, and REVOLTING is looking to keep the gory tradition going with the release of their debut album, "Dreadful Pleasures", sometime in 2008 on Razorback Records.

Commented Kam Lee: "Plans to do BEWARE are still to unfold, and I'm looking forwards to my involvement with Stevo, Billy Nocera, and the fiends of GRUESOME STUFF RELISH with that band as well. The guys in GRUESOME STUFF RELISH have just released a great 'new' album on Razorback Records called 'Horror Rises From The Tomb' and are gearing up to do some U.S. shows and tours in support of their new release, Stevo is involved with getting his band CONVULSIONS off the ground, and I'm just as actively involved with DENIAL FIEND. However, the offer to be a part of REVOLTING was just too good of an offer to back away from. Rogga is a supererb musician with just the right knowledge and just enough derranged and disturbed conditioning to do this with, and plus the lyrical approuch and horror theme is right up my dark alley! I would have been an idiot to say no to this!"

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Los Angeles Murderfest 2008 Lineup Finalized

The running order for this year's Los Angeles Murderfest has been announced. The event will take place in April at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA. Here's the entire lineup and schedule:

Friday, April 18th

FRONT STAGE
Black Sheep Wall 7:45 - 8:15
The Unborn 8:45 - 9:15
The Funeral Pyre 9:45 - 10:15

MAIN STAGE
Genghis Tron 8:15 - 8:45
Baroness 9:15 - 9:45
The Red Chord 10:15 - 10:45
Converge 11:00 - ??:??

Saturday, April 19th More...

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Fuck the Commerce 2008 Billing Complete

The billing is completed now with 30 bands from 13 countries. Within the last days we got confirmations from MASSACRE, DERANGED and GRIND INC. They will rock the stage of the first Open-Air-Party of the new season for all real hard metalmaniacs who love underground-death and grind together with ILLDISPOSED, HOUWITSER, HOLOCAUSTO CANIBAL, EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS and many more.

Here is the complete billing: MASSACRE, ILLDISPOSED, HOUWITSER, DERANGED, HOLOCAUSTO CANIBAL, GRIND INC., DENIAL FIEND, EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS, SPAWN, PURGATORY, ETERNAL BLEEDING, NEUROPATHIA, POOSTEW, GORE, STOMA, THE BURNING, WEAK ASIDE, THE ATMOSPHEAR, INFERIA, FLAYING, MASS INFECTION, SLIT, STERBEHILFE, URKRAFT, BITTERNESS, DEADBORN, INTERNAL DECAY, DEBT OF NATURE, PROFANATION + PARTIES with HELLBORN-DJs and DJ FIFTY from METALSTORM + CAMPFIRE and RUSSIANTENT

Festival 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)

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Napalm Death To Headline LA Murderfest

Church of the 8th Day, the organizers behind the Los Angeles Murderfest, have announced NAPALM DEATH as the headliner for the Sunday show. The Los Angeles Murderfest Version 4.0 is set to take place April 18-20 at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California.

Warm-Up Show - Friday, April 18:

CONVERGE
THE RED CHORD
BARONESS
GENGHIS TRON
THE FUNERAL PYRE
THE UNBORN
BLACK SHEEP WALL

Saturday, April 19:

ENTOMBED
MASSACRE
REPULSION
VITAL REMAINS
MONSTROSITY
DEMIRICOUS
ANAL BLAST
IMPALED
MORGION
WACO JESUS
DENIAL FIEND
ABYSMAL DAWN
SCARECROW
MEAT SHITS
FOREVER IN TERROR
LETUM ASCENSUS
RISE
MICTLANTECUHTLI
WILLOW WISP
THE CAUTERIZED
ADDICTION KING
EPICEDIUM
FATALIST
ELEMENT
GRAVEHILL
DEMORALIZING SICKNESS

Sunday, April 20:

NAPALM DEATH
EXTREME NOISE TERROR
TODAY IS THE DAY
CATTLE DECAPITATION
GHOUL
TRAP THEM
STRONG INTENTION
AT ALL COST
COMPLETE FAILURE
MAGRUDERGRIND
TERMINALLY YOUR ABORTED GHOST
CARDIAC ARREST
IVEBEENSHOT
POPULATION REDUCTION
THE_NETWORK
CALL THE PARAMEDICS
DEVOLVED
THE DOLEMITE PROJECT
WATCH ME BURN
SCARECROW
EAT THE LIVING
SEMTEX VEST
THE NAUSEATING STAB
THOUSANDS WILL DIE
SACRIFICIAL SLAUGHTER
ARKAIK
GUTSAW

Tickets are on sale NOW at www.ticketweb.com.

Friday, April 18 - $15 advance / $15 at the door
Saturday, April 19 - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Sunday, April 20 - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Two-Day Pass (April 19-20) - $60 (Only available in advance)

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More Info Released For Los Angeles Murderfest

Church of the 8th Day, the organizers behind the Los Angeles Murderfest, are proud to announce the next round of bands for the festival, set to take place April 18th, 19th, 20th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California as well as announce that tickets for the fest are on sale now!

Daniel Dismal, the festivals founder had this to say about the line-up thus far…

“This years Murderfest has been coming together in ways that we could never imagine! The response thus far has been amazing and most of it has come without us actually announcing most of the headliners.We’re definitely excited about 4.0 and I think once the whole line-up is released people will be amazed at this years fest. I encourage everyone to try and buy their tickets in advance as the Knitting Factory realistically only holds 700 people.”

Sunday’s headliner will be announced next week. The entire festival line-up will be announced within the next few weeks.

Tickets are on sale NOW at Ticketweb. To keep up to date with the festival please visit www.losangelesmurderfest.com for up to date information.

Friday, April 18th - $15 advance / $15 at the door
Saturday, April 19th - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Sunday, April 20th - $33 advance / $35 at the door
Two Day Pass (April 19th, 20th) - $60 (Only available in advance)

Friday, April 18th:
CONVERGE
THE RED CHORD
BARONESS
GENGHIS TRON
+ more TBA

Saturday, April 19th:
ENTOMBED
MASSACRE
REPULSION
VITAL REMAINS
MONSTROSITY
DEMIRICOUS
ANAL BLAST
IMPALED
MORGION
WACO JESUS
DENIAL FIEND
ABYSMAL DAWN
SCARECROW
RISE
+ more TBA

Sunday, April 20th:
Headliner TBA on 2/29
EXTREME NOISE TERROR
TODAY IS THE DAY
CATTLE DECAPITATION
GHOUL
TRAP THEM
STRONG INTENTION
AT ALL COST
COMPLETE FAILURE
MAGRUDERGRIND
TERMINALLY YOUR ABORTED GHOST
CARDIAC ARREST
IVEBEENSHOT
POPULATION REDUCTION
THE_NETWORK
CALL THE PARAMEDICS
+ more TBA

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Los Angeles Murderfest 2008 Taking Shape

This year's Los Angeles Murderfest will take place on April 18th, 19th, and 20th at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, CA. The event will feature two stages and although headliners have yet to be announced, the following acts are slated to perform:

Vital Remains
Converge
The Red Chord
Today Is The Day
Baroness
Impaled
Trap Them
Anal Blast
Monstrosity
Magrudergrind
Terminally Your Aborted Ghost
Extreme Noise Terror
Ghoul
Massacre
Repulsion
Waco Jesus
Cardiac Arrest

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Massacre Vocalist Issues European Tour Recap

MASSACRE/DENIAL FIEND "vokillist" Kam Lee has issued the following update:

"OK, so let me sum up the MASSACRE Re-Animated/DENIAL FIEND Flesheating European Tour!"

"All in all, it was a good tour... not the best, not the worst... hell, we could have toured the whole thing in a van... that would have sucked."

"Yet, a single tour bus with 25 people... (not to mention — when we did the last three days with EXTREME NOISE TERROR and then there was like 32 people on the bus...) and you people think it's all fun and games."

"Have you ever smelled what 30 guys' sweaty stinky feet smells like in a small space confined space... not to mention sweaty ass-crack, sweaty armpits, and sweaty ball funk? And who knows what other strange putrid stink was coming outta that bus." More...

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Massacre Announce Exclusive U.S. Concert

Reactivated death metal band MASSACRE — consisting of DENIAL FIEND members Sam Williams (guitar), Curt Beeson (drums; NASTY SAVAGE), along with ex-MASSACRE/current DENIAL FIEND members Terry Butler (bass), Steve Swanson (guitars) and Kam Lee (vocals) — will make its only U.S. appearance on October 6 at The Crowbar in Ybor City/Tampa, Florida. This show is DENIAL FIEND's CD-release party and will see DENIAL FIEND closing the night with a one-time-only MASSACRE pre-tour set. (Both MASSACRE and DENIAL FIEND will be touring Europe between late October and middle of November as part of the "Massacre Re-Animated Tour".)

Former MASSACRE/DEATH frontman Kam Lee recently issued the following statement in response to requests from fans for MASSACRE to do some U.S. dates:

"MASSACRE will NOT be touring the U.S. and that is FINAL!

"This has nothing to do against our U.S. fans, as we do appreciate all the fans (what very few we have) here in the U.S., but you have to understand from a business stand point this is not even possible. MASSACRE can not get the correct kind of SUPPORT in the U.S. to even attempt a tour with out taking substantial financial losses. NO PROMOTER in the U.S. will even look at us at this moment. Shit, as a matter of fact — no promoters in the U.S. ever gave a fuck about MASSACRE in the past... and the only reason they would even look at us now would be to EXPLOIT us in an opportunisic way.

"MASSACRE is NOT back together as a working band, but only agreed to tour Europe in order to push DENIAL FIEND!!"

MASSACRE's lineup for the upcoming "Re-Animated" European tour — which is scheduled to kick off October 26 and last through November 18 — will consist of DENIAL FIEND members Sam Williams (guitar), Curt Beeson (drums; NASTY SAVAGE), along with ex-MASSACRE members Terry Butler (bass), Steve Swanson (guitars) and Kam Lee (vocals). The material covered on the tour will consist only of songs from 1991's "From Beyond" and "Inhuman Condition" EP.

In addition to MASSACRE, the "Re-Animated" tour will feature appearances by DENIAL FIEND, JUNGLE ROT, ASHURA (France), EXTERMINATOR (Belgium), SUICIDAL ANGELS (Greece) and EXTREME NOISE TERROR (U.K.; last three shows only).

Kam Lee previousy stated about the upcoming tour: "This will be a joint tour with DENIAL FIEND and should not be considered a 'reunion' tour but rather an extension of what 'true' MASSACRE is, and should be considered a 'fan appreciation' tour! It's my way of saying thanks to all the MASSACRE fans for the support all these years... for keeping the 'Ancient Cult Death' sound and style alive all this time!"

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