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Massacra

From: Sweden
Last Known Status: Disbanded

Latest Massacra News

Below is our complete Massacra 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.

Massacra Posts Re-Issue Preview Clips

This coming June 3rd (June 2nd in Europe), Century Media Records will release the first three albums by French death-thrashers Massacra on CD, LP, and digitally.

These editions were created in cooperation with the band's guitarist Jean-Marc Tristani and were re-mastered by Patrick W. Engel / Temple Of Disharmony. The LP version contains a heavy 180gr vinyl and a 30x30cm 4-page booklet, while the CD and digital format feature additional bonus tracks.

"Final Holocaust" offers tracks from a previously unreleased 1990 live show, "Enjoy The Violence" also contains a rehearsal from 1991, and "Signs Of The Decline" has extra live tracks. The LP booklet and 24-page CD booklet include all lyrics, plus detailed interviews with guitarist Jean-Marc Tristani, photos, fanzine snippets, flyers and more.

Pre-orders can be found here, and new samples have been posted online. Check 'em out below. More...

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Massacra Re-Issues Coming In June

On June 2nd in Europe and June 3rd in North America, Century Media Records will release the first three albums by French death-thrashers Massacra on CD and LP, as well as digitally.

These editions were created in close cooperation with the band's guitarist Jean-Marc Tristani and promise to be the ultimate versions of these essential albums. Jean-Marc Tristani comments:

"Massacra is proud to present you the official re-issues of the first three albums, 'Final Holocaust' (1990), 'Enjoy The Violence' (1991) and 'Signs Of The Decline' (1992). Century Media worked hard to add extra value to these releases.

"The packaging is really nice and you can find lots of extra stuff in there: detailed interviews, tons of rare photos, etc! We also wanted to make as much as possible visible of Formosa's excellent artworks, so we scanned the original LPs and came up with designs that fit to the spirit of last year's 'Day Of The Massacra' demo compilation.

"On the CDs you will find some pretty interesting bonus material, like an unreleased live show from 1990 from my personal archive, some bootleg tracks, plus a rehearsal recording that was previously published with very bad sound and disguised as live tracks with no track-listing. That rehearsal also includes a song ('Cyclone') that has never been re-recorded afterwards. A lot of the material we used was provided by real diehard collectors out there, so a special thanks to them for supporting this project!

"As you can see we picked the French national colours for the vinyl. Consider it as an ironic statement, we know where we come from but Massacra definitely was not the band to make peace with anyone. Overall these are the definite editions of such albums that hopefully put an end to all the bootlegs and satisfy all the Massacra maniacs out there! Enjoy the violence!"

The albums have been re-mastered by Patrick W. Engel / Temple Of Disharmony. The LP format features a heavy 180gr vinyl and a 30x30cm 4-page booklet, whereas the CD and digital format feature additional bonus tracks. See below for all details. More...

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Century Media To Re-Issue Massacra Albums

Century Media Records has issued the following announcement about upcoming reissues from Massacra:

"We'll kick off a series of reissues by French death/thrash legend Massacra by releasing the first-ever official demo compilation covering the band’s 80’s demos, 'Day Of The Massacra,' on November 4, 2013 in Europe!

"As a sonic glimpse of what to expect of this bestial release, the song 'Apocalyptic Warriors (Chapter Final)' from the 1989 'Nearer From Death' demo can be heard below! Pre-order "Day Of The Massacra' at CM Distro Europe." More...

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Label Seeking Bands For Tribute to Massacra

Polish label Circle of Pain Records is looking for bands interested in participating on a tribute to French thrash/death metal band Massacra. Interested parties can send email to pain@circleofpain.pl or use regular mail for more details.

Circle of Pain Records
c/o
PO BOX 1151
42-224 Czestochowa
POLAND

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