Judas Priest, Helloween, Arch Enemy, Etc. Booked For First-Ever Knotfest Colombia

Slipknot’s Knotfest will be coming to Bogota, Colombia for the first time ever this year. The event will take place on October 26 at the Hipodromo de Los Andes and it will feature: Judas Priest, Helloween, Kreator, Arch Enemy, Massacre, Iron Reagan, Revocation, Goatwhore, Kilcrops, Underthreat, Cuentos de los Hermanos Grind, and Pitbull.

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Phil Anselmo Talks New Scour, Illegals, Etc. Music

Phil Anselmo was recently interviewed by Ghost Cult and talked about all the new music he has in the works. Among those is a new EP from Scour (Cattle Decapitation, Pig Destroyer, etc.) and a new Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals release.

Anselmo said the following:

“I’m sitting on top of so much music right now… But yes, I’m sitting on many records of many different styles. And Scour is… It’s great that it’s happening actually as… gigs and now with the new EP we can actually do this thing called a full set.”

He also added:

“I’ve got a new Illegals coming out and it is way different than the first, that’s all I’ll say. I’ve got this other project, I don’t want to name it yet. It’s kind of clandestine, but it’s an expression. And then I’m sitting on the new Scour and I’m sitting on another project that is absolutely extreme, but in way, way different direction.

And it’s actually, a lot of the music I would say… A great percentage of the music is stuff that I originally started writing to begin with. So it’s like the longest music that has grown up with me and finally over the last, past year and a half or something like that, we just sat down, we got the right players and everybody contributed and next thing you know it was just… [a] a two week long jam session and I think we came out of it with three albums.”

In other news, you can also see footage of Scour performing covers of Bathory‘s “Massacre” and Pantera‘s “Strength Beyond Strength“ during their June 14 show at the Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY below:

[via The PRP]

Massacre X Feat. Rick Rozz & Kam Lee Change Their Name To Gods Of Death

Massacre X, the revamped version of Massacre featuring Rick Rozz, Kam Lee, Michael Grim, and Mike Mazzonetto, have decided to change their name to Gods Of Death. This news comes after Bill Andrews previously said that Rozz and Lee had no right to use the Massacre name.

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.

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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).

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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 gunter@worldentertainmentinc.com and Alexander Ford at alexander@worldentertainmentinc.com

Booking in Europe Paul Ryan at UTI: Paul.Ryan@unitedtalent.com

Booking USA/Canada Mark Hyman and Andrea Roberts at ATI: Superbooking@aol.com and ati.andrear@gmail.com

Booking for the rest of the world: gunter@worldentertainmentinc.com

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.

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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.