"Shield Of The Son", a brand new song from resurrected 1990s Florida-based death metallers MASSACRE, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track is taken from the band's long-awaited comeback album, "Back From Beyond", which will be released on March 24 in Europe and April 1 in North America via Century Media Records. The CD was recorded and mixed by Tim Vazquez of CGM Studios in Altamonte Springs, Florida, and features original MASSACRE members Rick Rozz (guitar; ex-MANTAS/DEATH) and Terry Butler (bass; OBITUARY, ex-DEATH/SIX FEET UNDER), as well as Ed Webb (vocals; ex-DIABOLIC/EULOGY) and Mike Mazzonetto (drums; ex-PAIN PRINCIPLE). The cover artwork was created by Toshihiro Egawa (CRYPTOPSY, KRISIUN, DEVOURMENT) and can be seen below.
"Back From Beyond" track listing:
01. The Ancient Ones
02. As We Wait To Die
03. Ascension Of The Deceased
04. Hunter’s Blood
05. Darkness Fell
06. False Revelation
07. Succumb To Rapture
08. Remnants Of Hatred
09. Shield Of The Son
10. The Evil Within
11. Sands Of Time
12. Beast With Vengeance
13. Back From Beyond
14. Honor The Fallen
The video for the album's title track, directed by Doug Cook and animated by Nick Johnson and Ryder McLean, can be seen below.
Says Butler: "MASSACRE is very proud of the 'Back From Beyond' video. It has a nice campy horror vibe, yet at the same time is cutting edge, and we think it can connect with a variety of audiences. Doug Cook did an amazing job with this one!!!"
Butler previously said about the album: "MASSACRE is very excited and proud of our new album, 'Back From Beyond'.
"We've worked hard over the past few months and we believe that the old-school and new-school fans will be pleased.
"Ed Webb and Mikey Mazzanetto are great additions to the band and did an amazing job on the album.
"This is Florida death metal at its best!
"We plan on making 2014 a busy year!!!"
The song "As We Wait To Die" can be streamed in the YouTube clip below.
MASSACRE released a seven-inch single, "Condemned To The Shadows", on July 30, 2012. 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 2012 at CGM Studios in Altamonte Springs, Florida with Tim Vazquez at the helm.