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Metal News for October 16, 2021

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Massacre Vocalist On "Resurgence" And HP Lovecraft

Florida is known for so many things; Oranges, sunshine, beaches, Lisa Simpson's geography pageant costume, but to metal fans, it will always be the home of American death metal. It's easy to point to the likes of Obituary, Morbid Angel, Deicide and Death, but one of the best albums of this time, "From Beyond," was given to the world by Tampa's own, Massacre.

Though Massacre followed "From Beyond" with the stellar EP, "Inhuman Condition," things would soon take a disasterous turn with the sophomore album, "Promise," which led to vocalist Kam Lee quitting, extremely negative reviews and ultimately, the band's demise. Several attempts were made over the years to restart the band, including a somewhat successful run from 2011 to 2014, which saw the group perform at the 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise and a new album, "Back From Beyond" being released in 2014, before they disbanded again a few months later.

Two years later, Massacre were back, this time with Kam Lee on the mic once more, but legal issues forced them to use the names Massacre X and Gods Of Death, before a lengthy court process awarded the rights to the Massacre name to Kam Lee. Now, Massacre are just a few days away from unleashing their fourth album, "Resurgence," which they claim is the follow up to "From Beyond" and thus far, fans have been very happy with what they've been offered. To find out more about "Resurgence" and the story behind it, Metal Underground caught up with Kam Lee, who revealed all the details about the record, the legal process, the influence of H.P. Lovecraft and much more. You can listen to the interview in full below.

Diamond Oz: On October 22nd the new Massacre album, “Resurgence” will finally be out. It’s been a long time since Massacre fans have heard you fronting the band, unless they’ve been to a live show, of course. So first of all, how does it feel to finally put out a new Massacre album?

Kam Lee: Actually, it feels justified. I guess that’s a good way to say it. It took a long time to finally do the album that the band deserve after “From Beyond,” because pretty much everything after “From Beyond,” not counting “Inhuman Condition” because it’s an EP and the majority of “Inhuman Condition” was recorded during the “From Beyond” session anyway. A lot of people don’t realise that that’s how it goes sometimes with EPs, but the only thing recorded for the EP that was new would have been the title track and “Warhead.” The other two songs were recorded prior, during the “From Beyond” sessions.

So, I never felt that the band had a proper follow up to “From Beyond” because after that, the band was pretty much out of my hands. Other characters took over, I’ll put it that way and then the albums that followed and all the problems that followed… Everyone can see the result of thirty five years in between and what happened. But yeah, it feels justifiable, like I finally got a chance to redeem the band and myself in the band because of it.


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Queensryche Drummer Files Lawsuit Against The Band

As was first revealed by Metal Sludge, founding Queensryche drummer Scott Rockenfeld has filed a lawsuit this past Monday in Washington State's Snohomish County Court against former bandmates Michael Wilton (guitars) and Eddie Jackson (bass) several related band companies. Among the complaints in the lawsuit are breach of contract, wrongful discharge, shareholder oppression, breach of artists agreement and violation of Washington personality rights act.

Rockenfeld took paternity leave from the band in 2017 following the birth of his son and hasn't performed or recorded with Queensryche since, with his role being filled live by ex Kamelot drummer Casey Grillo, while drum tracks on the 2019 album, "The Verdict" were performed by the band's vocalist Todd La Torre.

After much speculation and comments by band members in interviews, Rockenfeld posted the following message on social media:

"Wanna hear a fun story? Goes like this: 'Contrary to any statements or interviews coming from other parties, I most definitely 'did not' and 'have not' quit, walked away, retired or abandoned Queensryche??!! Unfortunately, you have not been given the facts by any means…' A total cliffhanger right?... More soon."

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Green Lung Shares "Upon The Altar" Lyric Video

British heavy metal band Green Lung has released a new lyric video for the song, "Upon The Altar." You can check it out below. The song comes from the band's new album, "Black Harvest," which is set to be released through Svart Records on October 22nd. This will be the group's second album, following the highly successful debut, "Woodland Rites," which was released in 2019. More...

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Behemoth Premiere Live Video For "Bartzabel"

Another live video for “Bartzabel” from the upcoming home release of Behemoth‘s September 05th, 2020 livestreamed performance “In Absentia Dei“ has premiered online streaming via YouTube for you below. Metal Blade will have the set out on December 17th, 2021.

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Orthodox Premiere New Song & Music Video

Nashville, TN’s Orthodox premiere a new music video “Body & Soul”, taken from their upcoming new third full-length. The record was produced by Randy LaBoeuf (The Acacia Strain, Chamber) and will be out via their new new label home Century Media Records.

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Left To Suffer Premiere New Track & Music Video

Left To Suffer return with a new song and music video called “D.N.R.”, featuring Lorna Shore singer Will Ramos and Ov Sulfur/ex-Suffokate frontman Ricky Hoover.

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