MASSACRE SIGN TO CENTURY MEDIA

Cult death metallers Massacre are back from beyond and have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media Records.

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The foul Floridians entered CGM Studios in Altamonte Springs last month to record two brand new songs, ‘Succumb To Rapture’ and ‘Back From Beyond’, which will be released as a 7″ single in August, in time for the band’s appearance at Wacken Open Air.

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Guitarist Rick Rozz commented: “I am overwhelmed, and overly flattered for this great honour in this day and age of being part of the Century Media family. I remember touring with [Century Media CEO] Robert Kampf and his band Despair back in the late 1980’s, on tour with Death, when he was first starting Century Media… and now we are on the same team 25 years later. This whole thing came together on the fly, after 17 years in the waiting. Way cool… if you ask me. Nothing but respect!”

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Bassist Terry Butler added: “It’s a great honor to be part of the Century Media family and for me personally to be working with Rick again! We have found the perfect bandmembers in Ed [vocals] and Mike [drums] to solidify the lineup. We are very excited and focused to get a new album out in 2012.”

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Century Media Europe’s A&R head Jens Prüter also commented on the deal: “Last October I met Terry in L.A. at a Grave show. Terry mentioned that they plan to reform Massare and record a new album. Like many fans, I was a little bit skeptical if Ed can replace Kam Lee, but I was 100% convinced when I saw the Massacre show at the 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise a few months later and made a handshake deal on the boat while the sun was going down over the Caribbean sea. Death metal romance — love at first sight! Listening to the first rough mixes of the upcoming 7″, I can already tell you that 2012 is going to be a great year for death metal. So welcome another death metal legend to the Century Media roster!”

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Several labelmates have hailed the addition of the tyrants of death to Century Media. Grave’s Ola Lindgren enthused: “I’m very excited to hear that Century Media inked a deal with my old-time friends in Massacre. They are one of the originators of the scene, the ‘From Beyond’ album kicks ass and it’s very cool to now have them as labelmates. Grave toured both the U.S. and Europe with them back in ’91-’92 and they surely were memorable tours.”

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Marc Grewe of Morgoth also offered some words of welcome: “I first met Rick and Terry in March 1989 when Death played their first-ever show on German soil. I would have never imagined back then sitting in a tour bus with them only two years later, but this time with death metal heroes Massacre on the legendary Morgoth / Massacre / Immolation tour back in 1991. It was just great to hear from Rick that there will be a ‘Back From Beyond’ 20 years thing this year. And I’m highly excited to see those guys back after more than 20 years! Welcome back, true brothers in blood!!!”

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Massacre’s full-length debut for Century Media Records should be out sometime in the latter half of 2012.

 

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