Fan-filmed video footage of resurrected 1990s Florida-based death metallers MASSACRE performing on August 4 at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be seen below.
MASSACRE released a seven-inch single, “Condemned To The Shadows”, on July 30. The single, which is available as a regular black-wax version, a transparent wax limited edition and a yellow-wax limited edition, contains two brand new songs — “Succumb To Rapture” and “Back From Beyond” — that were recorded in February at CGM Studios in Altamonte Springs, Florida with Tim Vazquez at the helm.
MASSACRE is hard at work on material for a new album, to be released worldwide on Century Media Records in early 2013.
The band’s new lineup consists of bassist Terry Butler and guitarist Frederick “Rick Rozz” DeLillo alongside MASSACRE‘s latest additions, Mike Mazzonetto (drums; M INC., PAIN PRINCIPLE) and Ed Webb (vocals; DIABOLIC, GENERICHRIST, DESTINED TO RUIN).
Rozz started his career at the age of 16 when he formed MANTAS with Chuck Schuldiner. The band’s “Death By Metal” demo from 1984 was as influential on the early death metal scene as early recordings by POSSESSED (who released their infamous “Death Metal” demo the same year) and HELLHAMMER‘s 1983 demos. MANTAS changed its name to DEATH later in 1984, followed by the creation of MASSACRE, with Butler joining the group a short time later. After recording and touring as members of DEATH, Rozz and Butler released the MASSACRE death metal cult classic “From Beyond” in 1991, influencing generations of extreme metal bands worldwide.
“From Beyond” was reissued as a limited-edition digipak CD via Earache Records.The long-out-of-print album was made available 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.