Terry Butler (DEATH, MASSACRE, SIX FEET UNDER, DENIAL FIEND, OBITUARY) and Frederick “Rick Rozz” DeLillo (MANTAS, DEATH, MASSACRE, M INC.) will celebrate the 20th anniversary of MASSACRE‘s classic “From Beyond” album by embarking on a European tour in January/February 2012. Dubbed “Army Of Darkness”, the trek will feature additional performances from MACABRE and MASTER.
Prior to heading over to Europe, MASSACRE will play a one-off U.S. show on Saturday, January 14 at The Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida.
MASSACRE‘s touring lineup:
* 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 upcoming 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 sessioned players, and very cool people, this is a great honor in many ways.
“Special thanks to Tim Vazquez at CGM Studios for the kick-ass audio on the fly, and to Joe (Brutal) Tolley and Death Metal Dave Allison at BrutalBroadcast.com and Metal Messiah Radio, for the video/interview. You all rock.”
Added Butler: “We wanted to give the fans a little taste of what Ed Webb and Mike Mazzanetto 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.
“MASSACRE are back and we are ready to hit the road.
“We are moving forward after the tour.
“There have been offers for us to put out a new album and play some festivals as well.”
The dates are as follows:
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 tentative setlist for the tour:
01. Chamber Of Ages
03. Defeat Remains
04. From Beyond
05. Cryptic Realms
06. Provoked Accurser
07. Dawn Of Eternity
10. Corpse Grinder
A revamped version of MASSACRE — consisting of DENIAL FIEND members Sam Williams (guitar), Curt Beeson (drums; NASTY SAVAGE), along with ex-MASSACRE/DENIAL FIEND members Terry Butler (bass), Steve Swanson (guitar) and Kam Lee (vocals) — completed a European tour in late 2007.