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1) Macabre is a band from Chicago, Illinois. They blend thrash metal, death metal, and grindcore (sometimes with nursery rhymes and folk melodies) to form their own unique style dubbed murder metal. Lyrically, they have a strong focus on serial killers, mass murderers and a touch of sick gore humor. Most lyrics are based upon true stories and are about real infamous personalities. The content of the lyrics is historically accurate, and band members actually have known and met with convicted serial killers such as John Wayne Gacy on a personal level. They also have a side project called the Macabre Minstrels that play acoustic camp fire songs. Their current label is Decomposed Records.

Macabre’s music was strongly influenced by U.S. and U.K. hardcore, grindcore, and death metal acts, ranging from The Accüsed and Cryptic Slaughter to Possessed and Napalm Death. Macabre’s sickening sense of humor alienated casual metal listeners. However, it helped to gain a small but strong cult status among fans.

2) 18 Visions had a couple of names before it got finalized. The fist name was DANTE, taken from a song by the Seattle band Dead Skin Mask, “Dante’s Inferno”. The band may or not have played a show under this moniker, but I remember seeing it on at least one flyer. After that, the band changed it’s name to Macabre (pronounced MAC-a-bree by the HB 9 Balls).

The lineup of the band on the demo was James Hart on vocals, Ken Floyd on drums, Dave Peters on guitar, and Billy Sisler on bass.


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  • AnaalForsage

    Gloom is definitely grind. Dahmer and Sinister Slaughter each have a few songs on them that are pretty close to deathgrind.

    21 Jun 12:36am Reply
  • HenkeRock

    Macabre has never played grindcore. Napalm Death - Scum is grindcore.

    14 Jun 3:52pm Reply
  • TastyDogChow

    its safe to say that they deviated from grindcore with each release. Gloom is for sure grindcore, but by the time Dahmer came out they were right on the border of death/grind - then once Murder Metal was released they were no longer grindcore.

    13 Jun 3:49pm Reply
  • AnaalForsage

    What's that smell? That rotten smell? It's Jeffrey Dahmer's apartment of Hell!

    12 Apr 1:24am Reply
  • flesh08

    Jeffrey used to bring home, ROOAAD KIILL, ROOAAAD KIIIILLL!!

    9 Apr 1:39am Reply
  • TheeDr

    Why are those there stupid "Macabre"s even in the band bio? Seems pointless.

    25 Feb 1:51am Reply
  • Exhumed_Kitties

    Reprints of Sinister Slaughter on vinyl are available on Decomposed Records for anyone interested. Some on ebay ltd. 500!

    9 Jan 5:55pm Reply
  • Exhumed_Kitties

    And for some reason he cut off his co-workers head. Took a price gun and stamped it like a loaf of bread.

    29 Dec 2014 Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    A great band that I listened to a lot years ago. Wow you're lucky to get that, ZombiePsyche.

    7 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ZombiePsyche

    Got the original press of Gloom on CD for $14, oh hell YES. Deals like that these days are hard to come by.

    27 Sep 2014 Reply
  • fymek

    v a bit, but also it depends to wich album are you refering to...

    26 Jun 2014 Reply
  • TheDeathTouch

    It might be a bit of a stretch to call Macabre "grindcore."

    26 Jun 2014 Reply
  • dzhisaweenie

    I love to be with you, but you're now decomposing

    13 May 2014 Reply
  • dzhisaweenie

    what's THAT SMELL

    20 Apr 2014 Reply
  • dzhisaweenie


    27 Jan 2014 Reply
  • marlarei

    oompa loompa doopity doo jeffrey's stirring up some chocolate for you

    26 Jan 2014 Reply
  • joecubbie

    Going to see them next Friday!!!!

    9 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Mustatroll


    2 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Hoetzendorf

    @Mortum_est: И это говорит говноед, который слушает Тролль Гнёт Ель ..

    7 Oct 2013 Reply
  • fallencowboy

    Band is awesome. Hope I can see them live one day

    6 Aug 2013 Reply
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