Massacre: Resurgence-2021.

Massacre (briefly known as Massacre X and Gods of Death)[1] is an American death metal band. They were formed in 1984 by Allen WestBill AndrewsRick Rozz, and Terry Butler, and soon after vocalist Kam Lee joined. The band has reunited several times with varying line-ups, most recently in late 2016.

Massacre were formed in 1984 by Allen West (guitar), Bill Andrews (drums), Mike Borders (bass) and soon joined by Kam Lee. They disbanded and re-united again several times. In 1987, West, Andrews and Borders joined Death,[2] but by 1991 the three later rejoined with Rick Rozz (guitar) and Massacre released their debut album From Beyond on Earache Records, followed by an EP a year later (featuring Cronos of Venom).[2] After the release of the EP the band split up again. Rozz reformed the band in 1993 and released a new album Promise in 1996.[2] That same year, Kam Lee left the band during post-production of Promise due to being dissatisfied with the songs and his performance. Kam Lee, Terry Butler and Steve Swanson along with Sam Williams and Curtis Beeson temporarily reunited as Massacre in 2006. Butler, Lee, Beeson and Williams then founded Denial Fiend with Blaine Cook replacing Lee and Rob Rampy replacing Beeson in 2008. In 2011, Butler and Rozz reunited for an anniversary tour of From Beyond beginning January 14 in Tampa, Florida.[3]

Butler and Rozz reformed Massacre in late 2011, with Mike Mazzonetto on drums and Ed Webb on vocals, and subsequently played the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise from Miami, Florida to Grand Cayman in January 2012. In March 2012, under the wing of lawyer Eric Greif – coincidentally Butler and Rozz’s manager in Death – the band signed an international recording deal with Century Media Records, announcing a 7″ release prior to their August 2012 appearance at the Wacken Festival in Germany and the release of their album in early 2014.

On December 11, 2014 it was announced that bassist Terry Butler and vocalist Ed Webb left the band. As the result, Massacre disbanded.[4]

Massacre reformed once more in December 2016[5] under the name Massacre X, in reference to it being the band’s tenth line-up.[6] However, original drummer Bill Andrews threatened to sue the band over the use of the name, leading to them rebranding themselves as Gods of Death, in reference to their significance in the development of death metal.[1] Michael Grim went on to form the secretive death metal band known as Primordial Jizzum. The band eventually returned to using the original Massacre moniker in July 2019, with former bassist Michael Borders returning to the band.[7]

On September 9, 2019, it was announced that Rick Rozz and Mike Mazzonetto have both quit the band according to founding member Kam Lee. The band announced a new line-up three months later and plans to release a new studio album in 2020.[8] However, less than a year later, it was announced new members Taylor Nordberg and Jeramie Kling had left the band.[9] A week later, the band announced its latest line-up with new guitarists Rogga Johansson, Jonny Pettersson, and Scott Fairfax, as well as new drummer Brynjar Helgetun.[10]

On August 6, 2021, the band announced that their new album, Resurgence, would be released on October 22.[11]


Aggressive TyrantDemo1986 
Official LivetapeDemo1986 
Chamber of AgesDemo1986 
The Second ComingDemo1990
From BeyondFull-length1991
Provoked AccurserSingle1991 
Inhuman ConditionEP1992
Tyrants of DeathCompilation2006
Condemned to the ShadowsEP2012
Back from BeyondFull-length2014
MASSACRE ’86 – DEMO YEAR (Rehearsals and Live Recordings)Demo2019 
Europe and Beyond “Live in Germany 1991”Live album2020 
99 Stab WoundsSingle2020 
War MachineSingle2021 
5​/​2​/​1987 RehearsalDemo2021 
From Beyond 2021Single2021 
Dead Beyond DeathSingle2021 
Mike Borders
Bass (1985-1986, 2019-present)
See also: Metal Against Coronavirus, ex-Cyanide
Kam Lee
Vocals (1985-1987, 1989-1992, 1993-1996, 2006-2007, 2019-present)
See also: AkathartaBroken GravestonesGrave WaxKam LeeMetal Against CoronavirusNattravnenThe Skeletal, ex-Bone Gnawer, ex-The Grotesquery, ex-Mantas, Necropalypse, Troikadon, ex-Denial Fiend, ex-Death, ex-Skincrawler, ex-Abhorrent Existence, ex-Beware, ex-Black Omen, ex-Cadaverizer, ex-Corpse Rot, ex-Cryptidz, ex-Demiurge, ex-Gods of Death, ex-Kauldron, ex-Phlegethon, ex-Shadows with Knives
Brynjar Helgetun
Drums (2020-present)
See also: CrypticusDominantGods ForsakenJohansson & SpeckmannKam LeeLikluktThe Skeletal, ex-The Grotesquery, ex-Axeslasher, ex-Down Among the Dead Men, ex-Just Before Dawn, ex-Megascavenger, ex-Ribspreader, ex-Those Who Bring the Torture, ex-Moordzucht
Scott Fairfax
Guitars (2020-present)
See also: MemoriamBenediction (live), As the World Dies, Emotionless Fucking Scab, Hellfrost and Fire, ex-Cerebral Fix, ex-Exploder, ex-Anal Back Charge, ex-Life Denied
Jonny Pettersson
Guitars (2020-present)
See also: AshcloudBerzerker LegionGods ForsakenHeads for the DeadHenry KaneHuman HarvestMonstrousNattravnenPale KingRotpitSyn:dromThe Hangmans SorrowUrsinneVholdghastWombbathWormveil, ex-Acid Domain, ex-Cavevomit, ex-Disfigured Victims, Troikadon, ex-Cropsy Maniac, ex-Crossbow Suicide, ex-Just Before Dawn, ex-Skineater, ex-Sorghegard, ex-Ooz
Rogga Johansson
Guitars (2020-present)
See also: BloodgutDead SunDown Among the Dead MenEchelonEye of PurgatoryFondlecorpseFormaldehydistFurnaceGhoulhouseGod CriesGrislyHeir Corpse OneHouse by the CemetaryHumanity DeleteJohansson & SpeckmannLobotomy DeptMegascavengerMetal Against CoronavirusMonstrousNecrogodNever the DeadPaganizerPermaDeathPile of SkullsPutrevoreReekRevoltingRibspreaderRogga JohanssonSevered LimbsStassStygian DarkSvitjodThe Cleaner and Mr. Filth’s Van MurdersThe Dead ColdThe SkeletalThose Who Bring the TortureTo Descend, ex-Carve, ex-Demiurg, ex-Eaten, ex-Foreboding, ex-Minotaur Head, ex-Skeletal Spectre, ex-Swarming, ex-Terminal Grip, ex-The Grotesquery, Catacomb, Disruptor, Troikadon, ex-Banished from Inferno, ex-Graveyard After Graveyard, ex-Sinners Burn, ex-The 11th Hour, ex-Deranged (live), ex-Bone Gnawer, ex-To the Gallows

Past Members:

Scott BlackwoodBass (1984-1985)
Bill AndrewsDrums (1984-1987, 1989-1993)
See also: ex-Death
Allen WestGuitars (1984-1985)
See also: ex-Lowbrow, ex-Southwicked, ex-Xecutioner, ex-Obituary, ex-Six Feet Under, ex-Lustmord (live), ex-Corpse Rot, ex-Cyanide, ex-Gallery of Suicide
Rick RozzGuitars (1984-1987, 1989-1995, 2011-2014, 2019)
See also: Gangs of Old Ladies, ex-(‘M’) Inc., ex-The End, ex-Mantas, The Ride, ex-Death Before Dying, ex-Death, ex-Thatcher, ex-Flo, ex-Gods of Death, ex-Hidden Force
JP ChartierGuitars (1984-1985)
See also: ex-Xecutioner
Mark BrentsVocals (1985)
Terry ButlerBass (1986-1987, 1990-1992, 1993, 2006-2007, 2011-2014)
See also: Denial FiendInhuman ConditionObituary, Hideous, Living Monstrosity, ex-Six Feet Under, ex-Death, ex-Obliterhate
Robby GoodwinGuitars (rhythm) (1986-1987)
See also: ex-Zero Hour
Butch GonzalezBass (1990)
See also: ex-Tempter
Joe CangelosiDrums (1990)
See also: Death CorpsUncivil War, ex-Cerebral Hemorrhage, Brooklyn Militia, Carnivore A.D., ex-Kreator, ex-Whiplash, ex-Eliminate, ex-Moondog, ex-The Burn Victims
Steve SwansonGuitars (1991-1992, 2006-2007)
See also: ex-Last Rite, ex-Six Feet Under
Pete SisonBass (1994-1996)
See also: ex-Raped Ape, ex-Skrape
Syrus PetersDrums (1994-1996)
See also: Still Naive
Kenny GoodwinVocals, Guitars (1996)
Curtis BeesonDrums (2007-2008)
See also: ex-Fester, ex-Lowbrow, ex-Havoc Mass, ex-Denial Fiend, ex-Fierce Atmospheres, ex-Nasty Savage, ex-Meltdown, ex-Razor, ex-Singod
Sam WilliamsGuitars (2007-2008)
See also: Denial Fiend, ex-Down by Law, ex-Pseudo Heroes
Mike MazzonettoDrums (2011-2014, 2019)
See also: ex-Pain Principle, ex-(‘M’) Inc., ex-The End, ex-Gods of Death
Edwin WebbVocals (2011-2014)
See also: Destined to RuinFleshreaperGenerichrist, Hideous, ex-Contorted, ex-Diabolic, ex-Eulogy
Jeramie KlingDrums (2019-2020)
See also: Dritt SkitEx DeoEye of PurgatoryGoregängInfernaeonInhuman ConditionNecromancing the StoneNinety Minute ReflexRibspreaderThe AbsenceVenom Inc.Scab (live), Fore, Kill Division, Smoke & Mirrors, ex-Skineater, ex-Wombbath, ex-Gus G. (live)
Taylor NordbergGuitars (2019-2020)
See also: Dritt SkitEye of PurgatoryGoregängInfernaeonInhuman ConditionRibspreaderScabThe Absence, Fore, Smoke & Mirrors, ex-Wombbath, ex-Gus G. (live), ex-Necromancing the Stone (live), ex-Soilwork (live)
1.Eldritch Prophecy06:24 
2.Ruins of R’Lyeh05:25 
3.Innsmouth Strain03:05 
4.Whisperer in Darkness03:57 
5.Book of the Dead04:09 
6.Into the Far-Off Void04:11 
7.Servants of Discord03:57 
8.Fate of the Elder Gods03:15 
9.Spawn of the Succubus03:19 
10.Return of the Corpse Grinder02:32 

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