Massacre Sign With Nuclear Blast Records

Massacre have signed a new deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band’s new album will be released through the label later this year.

Vocalist Kam Lee said the following:

“I would first like to give my appreciation to Nuclear Blast for signing Massacre. It’s a long time dream of mine to be a part of the metal family under the NB flag and I am even more so grateful that it’s with my signature band. We have a lot of plans for the future of Massacre, and what a great place to be making such a proper return other than one of the best independent metal labels in the world.”

Bassist Michael Borders added:

“It’s a privilege at this point in our careers to be associated with the big name in metal labels, we did our best to make this a proper Massacre release, an authentic sounding representation of a band we started over thirty years ago.”

Nuclear Blast’s U.S.A. general manager Gerardo Martinez also commented:

“For many of us at Nuclear Blast, Massacre is one of our favorite bands, and instrumental in the formative years of death metal and with their debut album alone. It paved the way to many artists to follow. It’s an honor to be working a brand new record with Kam Lee on vocals after nearly 30 years!”

Massacre Confirm New Lineup

Massacre have officially announced their lineup. The band now consists of vocalist Kam Lee, bassist Michael Borders, guitarist Rogga Johansson, guitarist Jonny Pettersson, guitarist Scott Fairfax, and drummer Brynjar Helgeton. This news comes after the band recently parted ways with drummer Jeramie Kling and guitarist Taylor Nordberg. Borders issued the following statement:

“WHO IS READY FOR REAL OLD SCHOOL DEATH METAL!!!? We promised you new MASSACRE music and we are not going to let you down!! Despite recent setbacks, plans for a new MASSACRE album are still moving full speed ahead and with all guns blazing! The current lineup of legendary Kam Lee and original bassist Michael Borders have been joined by Rogga Johansson (Paganizer), Jonny Pettersson (Gods Forsaken, Wombbath, Henry Kane), Scott Fairfax (Memoriam, and As The World Dies), and drummer Brynjar Helgeton!! Prepare for the raw, uncompromising sound you expect from Massacre!! #deathmetal #oldschooldeathmetal”

Jeramie Kling And Taylor Nordberg Exit Massacre

Drummer Jeramie Kling (Venom Inc., The Absence, etc.) and guitarist Taylor Nordberg (The Absence, etc.) have both exited Massacre. This news comes less than a year after the two joined the band.

Kling and Nordberg issued the following statement:

“It is with both regret and relief that we announce our departure from MASSACRE.

To everyone who warned us a year ago when we joined the band: you were right.

It has been a year of severe ups and downs and unfortunately it has become a working environment we cannot be a part of any longer.

What was presented as a democracy turned out to be a dictatorship with an excruciating lack of communication.

We will not stand by and have our reputations meddled with by childish behavior.

We present ourselves as professionals and bring 110% of our beings into all of the projects we have.

We wrote and presented 14 songs for the band’s new album, provided our contacts in the industry which we have naturally/organically procured through our years of touring, only to be accused of trying to take over the band, which is a paranoid delusion. It is also unfortunate that a certain individual refused to speak on the phone to us to discuss any issue of the band, but we have no choice but to bow out of this unhealthy relationship.

We apologize to our fans and the MASSACRE fans that they will not get to hear the new album we wrote for the band… at least not as a MASSACRE album.

We cherish our time spent with Michael Borders and wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Massacre Announce New Lineup, Begin Work On New Album

Massacre have officially welcomed The Absence’s Jeramie Kling (drums) and Taylor Nordberg (guitar) to the band. The group, whose current lineup also features original bassist Michael Borders and original vocalist Kam Lee, have also signed a new management deal with Extreme Management Group and are planning to release a new album in 2020.

Lee commented:

“I understand for some fans that it’s hard to not be a bit jaded about a band with such an ugly history, but that is all finally about to change. I’m now in a place in the band where I’m in position to do what is right by the band’s namesake and legendary status quo. Plus, having both Jeramie and Taylor join is the best thing for the band. These members bring a sensibility and professional mindset that the band was lacking before and so urgently needed. Their talents and skill set is a refreshing and positively right direction for the band. I’m excited and looking forward to what Massacre will be doing next, and only hope the fans are just as excited.”

Borders added:

“We’re really stoked that Taylor and Jeramie decided to come on board. I really think it’s a good mix of new blood into our sound. While there will be no doubt when you hear the new material you’re listening to Massacre, fans will know these recent changes were for the better. We’re giving these guys free rein to be themselves, do their thing, not clone sounds and styles of past members.”

A teaser for the band’s new demo track “Cycle Of The Curse” can be found below:

Massacre Sign With United Talent Agency UK

Massacre have singed a new deal with the UK’s United Talent Agency under the representation of Ben Ward for all territories except North America. The band’s current lineup consists of Kam Lee (vocals), Rick Rozz (guitar), Michael Borders (bass), and Mike Mazzonetto (drums) and their upcoming tour dates can be found HERE.

Massacre X To Make Live Debut At Germany’s Protzen Open Air Festival

Massacre X, the revamped version of Massacre featuring Rick Rozz, Kam Lee, Michael Grim, and Mike Mazzonetto, have announced their first live show. The band will perform at at the Protzen Open Air Festival in Protzen, Germany on June 24.

Bill Andrews Says Rick Rozz & Kam Lee Can’t Use The Massacre Name

It was recently revealed that Rick Rozz and Kam Lee reunited to launch a new version of Massacre, along with The End’s Michael Grim and Mike Mazzonetto. The group were planning to go under the name Massacre X (silent X to signify their 10th lineup), but now Bill Andrews is saying that they can’t use the name.


Andrews told Blabbermouth the following:

“In light of the recent news that a version of MASSACRE are back on the scene, I would like to remind the parties involved, Rick Rozz and Kam Lee, that I started MASSACRE in 1984. As was my right, the name MASSACRE has been trademarked internationally by myself and Terry Butler. The name MASSACRE CANNOT and WILL NOT be used without our permission.”

Rick Rozz & Kam Lee Relaunch Massacre

Rick Rozz and Kam Lee have reunited to launch a new Massacre lineup. The latest incarnation of the band includes them along with The End’s Michael Grim and Mike Mazzonetto. The group will go under the name Massacre X (silent X to signify their 10th lineup).


Here’s a press release:

After the public announcement of the departure of previous Massacre bassist Terry Butler, and vocalist Ed Webb in 2014, which brought to a close a 4 year run of that lineup. Now nearly 2 years later a recent resurgence of the band has been reactivated, when The End bassist/vocalist Michael Grim (Death Before Dying) drummer Mike Mazzonetto (Massacre/Pain Principle) and guitarist Rick Rozz DeLillo (Mantas/Death/Massacre) have joined forces with original “From Beyond” vocalist Kam Lee (Mantas/Death/Massacre/Bone Gnawer/The Grotesquery) to reform this newest incarnation of Massacre. The band’s main objective is to rekindle the original sound, style, aggression, and passion that originally elevated the band to cult status in the rise of the death metal scene in the early 1990’s.

This recent reformation of the band is managed and represented by Gunter Ford at and Alexander Ford at

Booking in Europe Paul Ryan at UTI:

Booking USA/Canada Mark Hyman and Andrea Roberts at ATI: and

Booking for the rest of the world:

The management representation and booking agents in place are working on tours for the U.S.A, Europe, Latin America, and other areas worldwide. The bands plan is to tour the “From Beyond” album, along with a few old classics from Mantas/Death.

Footage of the band performing “Dawn Of Eternity” during The End’s December 9 Melbourne, Florida show can be seen below:

Massacre Disband After Departures Of Vocalist & Bassist

According to Blabbermouth, Massacre have officially disbanded, after both Ed Webb (vocals) and Terry Butler (bass), announced their departures. Due to the circumstances, the band will no longer be apart of the European Death DTA “Symbolic” 20th anniversary tour and will no longer be playing the last show on the Swamp Leper Stomp ’14 tour.


Terry Butler issued the following statement:

“It’s with a heavy heart that I am announcing my departure from Massacre. I wish Ed, Mikey and Rick the best of luck with their future endeavors. I would like to thank the awesome fans for their support and loyalty and to those who labored to help bring the band back from beyond. Thank you as well….Arrivederci!”

Ed Webb also issued a statement:

“After much thought and consideration it is with deep regret that I announce my departure from Massacre. This was not an easy decision to make but a necessary one. The last four years have had its share of both unbelievable times as well as some times I wish to forget. I want to thank all of the Massacre fans, those who accepted me as the new vocalist as well as those who didn’t. You guys gave me the desire to work harder than I ever had in the past. I also had the privilege to play some of the most incredible shows, do some killer tours and meet a lot of great people along the way.

At this point, I am going to just concentrate on my two main projects [Generichrist and Destined To Ruin] as well as a few other projects I am working on. I want to endlessly thank Terry, Rick and Mikey for the opportunity to record an absolutely crushing CD and get to tour around the world with them. I wish them all the best in their future endeavors. I hope to see everyone in the future and thanks for letting me do what I live to do!”

As previously stated, the band will no longer continue, due to the departures, leaving Rick Rozz and Mike Mazzonetto to continue on with a new project.