- MASSACRE SET OCTOBER RELEASE DATE FOR NEW ALBUM, RESURGENCE; "THE INNSMOUTH STRAIN" VISUALIZER VIDEO STREAMING
MASSACRE SET OCTOBER RELEASE DATE FOR NEW ALBUM, RESURGENCE; "THE INNSMOUTH STRAIN" VISUALIZER VIDEO STREAMING
Floridia's masters of death metal, Massacre, will return this fall with their highly anticipated fourth full-length album, Resurgence, set for release on October 22 via Nuclear Blast. Their first record in seven years is well worth the wait, as one can attest from the cutthroat first new single, "The Innsmouth Strain", revealed today. Fans can get a taste of what's to come with the visualizer below.
Commenting on the upcoming album and new single, vocalist Kam Lee states: "It’s all about Lovecraft isn’t it. Honesty though, aesthetically Massacre needed two main things to return to be proper. A) The return to the core roots of O.S.D.M. (Old School Death Metal) style death metal that late 80’s, early 90’s sound. Musically the record has to retain that nostalgic retro style. B) To return to the lyrical aesthetics laden with influences heavily drawn from the stories and fictional mythos that is all Lovecraftian.
"'The Innsmouth Strain' is heavily influenced by the H.P. Lovecraft story “The Shadow Over Innsmouth,” yet has my own twisted take on transmutation body horror aspects thrown in. I sort of lyrically give it a David Cronenberg /Junji Ito type spin on a Lovecraft fiction. So lyrically it is basically it’s about body horror of aquatic transmutation. Any deeper meaning then that is just speculative, but could simply be metaphor for our world’s current situation with the pandemic and other threats of the spreading of viral infection. Musically it’s just proper O.S.D.M. the way it’s meant to be played and properly represented by Massacre."
Pre-order Resurgence here.
"Ruins Of R'lyeh"
"The Innsmouth Strain"
"Whisperer In Darkness"
"Book Of The Dead"
"Into The Far-Off Void"
"Servants Of Discord"
"Fate Of The Elder Gods"
"Spawn Of The Succubus"
"Return Of The Corpse Grinder"
Massacre rose from the swamps of Southern Florida in the early 80's during a heatwave of groundbreaking death metal that produced some of the genre's most revered forefathers, Death, Obituary and Six Feet Under. Their legacy was founded with a string of classic demos, Aggressive Tyrant (1986), Chamber of Ages (1986) and The Second Coming (1990), before unleashing their critically praised classic debut album From Beyond (1991).
Now decades later, the band makes their long-awaited return, invigorated with the same youthful rage that brought them together at inception. For Resurgence, long-time members, vocalist Kam Lee and bassist Mike Borders, were joined in the studio by some of death's most prolific and malignant songwriters, guitarist Rogga Johansson, guitarist Jonny Pettersson, guitarist Scott Fairfax and drummer Brynjar Helgetun with additional guest performances by Marc Grewe, Dave Ingram, Anders Odden, and Pete Slate.
The record was recorded with producer and death metal icon Dan Swanö (ex-Edge Of Sanity, ex-Bloodbath) and Pettersson as engineer/mixer.