MASSACRE: More Details Revealed About Possible European Tour

Former MASSACRE/DEATH and current DENIAL FIEND "vokillist" Kam Lee has issued the following update:

"It may happen later this year... MASSACRE may tour Europe sometime in October - November on a 'Re-Animated' tour!

"The [MASSACRE] lineup for the tour will consist of DENIAL FIEND members Sam Williams (guitar) [and] Curt Beeson (drums; NASTY SAVAGE), as well as ex-MASSACRE members Terry Butler (bass) and Steve Swanson (guitars) — and of course yours truly on vocals!

"NO — RICK ROZZ WILL NOT BE A PART OF THIS TOUR!!!

"Material on the tour will consist of songs ONLY from [1991's] 'From Beyond' and 'Inhuman Condition'.

"This will be a joint tour with DENIAL FIEND and should not be considered a 'reunion' tour but rather an extension of what 'true' MASSACRE is, and should be considered a 'fan appreciation' tour! It's my way of saying thanks to all the MASSACRE fans for the support all these years... for keeping the 'Ancient Cult Death' sound and style alive all this time!"

MASSACRE bio courtesy of BNR Metal Pages: One of the earliest of the Florida death metal bands of the eighties, MASSACRE's early history is closely intertwined with that of DEATH. MASSACRE was formed around 1984 by Allen West (later of OBITUARY) and Bill Andrews, followed by the arrival of soon-to-be-leader Kam Lee and guitarist Rick Rozz, both of whom had served with Chuck Schuldiner in the earliest stages of DEATH. A lineup of Lee, Rozz, Andrews, and Terry Butler eventually stabilized, but before they could record, all but Lee left the band to record with Schuldiner in DEATH on that band's "Leprosy" album, forcing Lee to disband MASSACRE. Around 1989 Lee decided to start up the band again with Rozz and WHIPLASH drummer Joe Cangelosi. An album was recorded, by the name of "Second Coming", but was never released. Eventually came the return of Butler and Andrews, who had stayed with DEATH long enough to play on "Spiritual Healing", and in 1991 MASSACRE finally released an album, "From Beyond". An EP quickly followed, but it would be several years before another album would appear, in the form of 1996's "Promise". Featuring a different rhythm section, the album was not well received and they folded for good soon afterward.

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