MASSACRE – Floridian death metal legends will release new album, “Resurgence,” in October

MASSACRE – Floridian death metal legends will release new album, “Resurgence,” in October

6th August 2021 0 By John Deaux

Floridia’s masters of¬†death metal,¬†MASSACRE, will return this fall with their highly anticipated 4th full-length album, “Resurgence,” that’s set for release on¬†October 22nd¬†from¬†Nuclear Blast. Their first record in 7 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 and are invited to pre-order the album now!

Commenting on the upcoming album and new single, vocalist Kam Lee states:

“It‚Äôs all about Lovecraft isn‚Äôt 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‚Äôs, early 90‚Äôs 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 ‚ÄúThe Shadow Over Innsmouth,‚Ä̬†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‚Äôs about body horror of aquatic transmutation. Any deeper meaning then that is just speculative, but could simply be metaphor for our world‚Äôs current situation with the pandemic and other threats of the spreading of viral¬†infection.¬†Musically it‚Äôs just proper O.S.D.M. the way it‚Äôs meant to be played and properly represented by MASSACRE.”

Pre-order “Resurgence” here:¬†

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¬†(MANTAS,¬†BONE GNAWER, THE GROTESQUERY) and¬†bassist¬†Mike Borders, were joined in the studio by some of death’s most prolific and malignant songwriters, guitarist¬†Rogga Johansson¬†(PAGANIZER,¬†MEGASCAVENGER,¬†RIB SPREADER), guitarist¬†Jonny Pettersson¬†(WOMBBATH, NATTRAVNEN, HENRY KANE), guitarist¬†Scott Fairfax¬†(MEMORIAM,¬†AS THE WORLD DIES) and drummer¬†Brynjar Helgetun¬†(CRYPTICUS, THE GROTESQUERY) with additional guest performances by¬†Marc Grewe¬†(INSIDIOUS DISEASE),¬†Dave Ingram¬†(BENEDICTION),¬†Anders Odden¬†(CADAVER), and¬†Pete Slate¬†(DRUID LORD) The record was recorded with producer and death metal icon¬†Dan¬†Swan√∂¬†(ex-Edge of Sanity, ex-Bloodbath) and¬†Pettersson¬†as engineer/mixer.

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