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There are multiple bands with the same name:

- (1) An American Death Metal band from Tampa, FL, initially formed in 1983.
- (2) Free Improvisation/Experimental band from New York formed in 1980 by Fred Frith Of Henry Cow.
- (3) Una banda Skate rock pionera en Argentina, fomada en 1985.
- (4) A Finnish punk band


(1) Although Massacre were hampered by unstable line-ups for much of their career, they, along with Morbid Angel and the late Chuck Schuldiner (RIP) , helped originate and shape the genre of Florida Death Metal and have influenced countless bands that came later- everyone from Napalm Death to Entombed cite them as a major influence. Pre-Massacre, both Kam Lee and Rick Rozz were original members of Death along with Chuck. Death was still unsigned at that time, making demos as a three piece (playing without bass), and Kam himself drew the famous Death logo. Kam is widely acknowledged as being the originator of the gutteral death-growl vocal style which has since become the de-facto standard in Death Metal.

Massacre played countless shows in mid 80’s Florida before the spotlight fell on the area, influencing the later wave of bands from Deicide to Obituary to follow their lead. The band were put on hold however, when Chuck Schuldiner relocated back from LA to his native Florida and promptly recruited Rick, Bill and Terry to record the second Death Album “Leprosy”, for Combat Records .

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  • MetalRock1989

    Good new album 4/5.

    Yesterday 8:04am Reply
  • trashcity_

    These are not the droids I'm looking for

    Yesterday 11:28pm Reply
  • Glauco_Silva

    Gotta agree with Thorgrimm6... I'll get BFB only to complete my collection. For me there is no Massacre without Kam.

    21 Apr 10:09am Reply
  • SibylleBaier

    Qué mal me hace al alma esa imagen espantosa.

    5 Apr 8:04pm Reply
  • Maquina_Muerte

    Also, it's good to finally have insight to that Massacre vs Kam Lee situation... Kam Lee still has the better vocals, but it's just too bad that his egotistical persona just doesn't allow for a future cooperation between him and the Massacre guys... I still hoped the interview would mention stuff about that issue between Chris Barnes and Terry Butler... Now we're still left in the dark about that...

    30 Mar 3:50pm Reply
  • RippedtoShreds

    "Ascension of the Deceased" is the best track, for sure. It's fast and it brings the "From Beyond" spirit back (at least for a while). No, I didn't want a "From Beyond" clone, but I wish the album were fast and raging, like every death metal album should be.

    29 Mar 1:24pm Reply
  • Thorgrimm6

    Thanks for that Johan....yeah the new album is a let down, seems like they just kinda phoned it in. And no way in hell is Webb a better vocalist than Kam, not for Massacre anyway.

    29 Mar 8:49am Reply
  • JohanRichter

    Terry Butler interview done by me

    28 Mar 6:51pm Reply
  • RippedtoShreds

    I was hoping that the new album could be great, but, I'm dissapointed, it's kinda weak.

    28 Mar 11:05am Reply
  • NecroDoctor

    Edwin Webb is better.

    28 Mar 6:30am Reply
  • Thorgrimm6

    Yeah, not really Massacre without Kam Lee...

    27 Mar 12:07am Reply
  • Maquina_Muerte

    the new album is decent, but I'm not sure if the vocalist actually is that fitting for Massacre, vocals remind me a bit of the Jungle Rot frontman

    25 Mar 2:34pm Reply
  • NecroDoctor

    Death Metal Massacre > all [26] Very good new album!

    25 Mar 6:19am Reply
  • cryptic-death

    Liking the new album, the cover art is pretty lame though

    25 Mar 2:04am Reply
  • apcranium

    New album is interested one!

    24 Mar 6:43pm Reply
  • RocknReel

    Back from Beyond review: http://tinyurl.com/pp2rk7z

    24 Mar 11:36am Reply
  • EuanDemonStorm

    Solid new album

    24 Mar 4:21am Reply
  • jonowev

    It's passable, although I just got halfway through and realised I might as well be listening to Jungle Rot...

    24 Mar 12:19am Reply
  • SyntheticCorps6

    The new Album: Back from Beyond is so fucking great ....10/10 Points

    23 Mar 6:28am Reply
  • Chuzhbogh

    New Album is quite good.

    22 Mar 5:44pm Reply
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