Massacre (with original vocalist Kam Lee) playing rare NYC show before MDF
Florida death metal OGs Massacre may not be quite as well known as some of the other bands that Massacre members achieved notoriety in like Death and Obituary, but their early work remains a crucial stepping stone in the development of death metal. They've reunited a handful of times with various lineups over the years, including in the early 2010s with both original guitarist Rick Rozz (Death) and classic-lineup bassist Terry Butler (Death, Obituary) on board (but without original vocalist Kam Lee), and now they're back again, this time with Kam and also with original bassist Michael Borders. (Rick Rozz was initially part of this new reunion, but had to step back from the band. The current lineup is rounded out by two musicians who joined last year, guitarist Taylor Nordberg and drummer Jeramie Kling.)
Massacre have been playing one-off shows here and there, and were recently announced for Maryland Deathfest 2020. About a month before MDF, though, they'll return to NYC for what's billed as their first show here with both Lee and Borders in the band since 1991 and their only area appearance.
The NYC show happens April 18 at The Kingsland in Brooklyn with Pennsylvania black/death vets Crucifier and NJ death-thrashers Sacrificial Blood. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Massacre also play Peru on March 1; and Atlanta's Mass Destruction Metal Fest IV in November with Repulsion, Nuclear Assault, Monstrosity, Cenotaph, Malignancy, and more (tickets). Those are their only upcoming dates at the moment.
Watch Massacre perform their classic 1991 debut album From Beyond in its entirety in Houston last year (when Rick Rozz was part of the lineup):