Terry Butler (DEATH, MASSACRE, SIX FEET UNDER, DENIAL FIEND, OBITUARY) and Frederick “Rick Rozz” DeLillo (MANTAS, DEATH, MASSACRE, M INC.) have canceled their previously announced European tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of MASSACRE‘s classic “From Beyond” album. Dubbed “Army Of Darkness”, the trek was slated to take place in January/February 2012 and was supposed to feature additional performances from MACABRE and MASTER.
Commented MASSACRE lawyer Eric Greif: “The band was looking forward to the trip but got spooked when no contracts or deposits materialized, despite repeated requests to the agent. They’ll instead head over later for some summer festivals that don’t conflict with Terry‘s OBITUARY commitments.”
Added Butler: “Writing and playing again with Rick has been a lot of fun and it will be great to get back to Europe playing these songs.”
Jan. 25 – Osnabrück, Germany @ Bastard Club
Jan. 26 – Munich, Germany @ Backstage
Jan. 28 – Zürich, Switzerland @ Industrie 45
Jan. 29 – Lyon, France @ Le Kao
Jan. 30 – Paris, France @ Divan Du Monde
Feb. 03 – Valencia, Spain @ Durango Club
Feb. 04 – Badalona/Barcelona, Spain @ Estraperlo Club
Feb. 05 – Montpellier, France @ Secret Place
Feb. 07 – Maribor, Slovenia @ Mc Pekarna
Feb. 08 – Zagreb, Croatia @ Tvornica Kulture
Feb. 11 – Winterthur, Switzerland @ Gaswerk
Feb. 13 – Dresden, Germany @ Chemiefabrik
Feb. 14 – Berlin, Germany @ K-17
Feb. 15 – Bochum, Germany @ Matrix
Feb. 16 – Leer, Germany @ Zollhaus
Feb. 17 – Eindhoven, Holland @ Dynamo
Feb. 18 – Rotterdam, Holland @ Baroeg
Feb. 19 – Drachten, Holland @ Iduna
MASSACRE‘s current touring lineup is as follows:
* Mike Mazzonetto (M INC., PAIN PRINCIPLE) – Drums
* Ed Webb (DIABOLIC, GENERICHRIST, DESTINED TO RUIN) – Vocals
* Frederick “Rick Rozz” DeLillo – Guitar
* Terry Butler – Bass
Video footage of the new MASSACRE lineup rehearsing for the now-aborted tour at CGM Studios in Altamonte Springs, Florida can be seen below (courtesy of BrutalBroadcast.com). Also available is a ReverbNation TuneWidget player containing three rehearsal recordings featuring the band’s new lineup.
Commented Rozz: “It is a great pleasure to jam with such seasoned players, and very cool people, this is a great honor in many ways.”
Added Butler: “We wanted to give the fans a little taste of what Ed Webb and Mike Mazzonetto sound like and what the band is doing at the moment.
“Ed and Mike are doing an amazing job!! They are seasoned veterans and professionals.”
“From Beyond” was recently reissued as a limited-edition digipak CD via Earache Records.The long-out-of-print album has been reissued on CD with four bonus EP tracks and comes housed in a digipak with extended artwork and a fold-out poster.
A different version of MASSACRE — consisting of DENIAL FIEND members Sam Williams (guitar), Curt Beeson (drums; NASTY SAVAGE), along with Terry Butler, Steve Swanson (guitar) and Kam Lee (vocals; MASSACRE, DEATH, MANTAS) — completed a European tour in late 2007.