||Official Century Media Records press release:
Century Media Records is proud to announce a worldwide deal with Florida Death Metal icons Massacre. The band is resurrected with two of the original band members: band founders Rick Rozz (guitar) and Terry Butler (bass, also in Obituary). The line-up is completed with Ed Webb (ex-Diabolic, also in Destined To Ruin and Generichrist) on vocals duties and Mike Mazzonetto (ex-Pain Principle) on drums.
Everyone who saw the new line-up at recent local shows in Florida or on this year's 70,000 Tons Of Metal cruise knows that this is the ultimate line-up to continue the band's legacy with a new album! The first 2 songs, called "Back From Beyond" and "Succumb To Rapture", are already recorded at CGM Studios in Florida and will be released as a 7" this August 2012 in time for Massacre live at Wacken Open Air in Germany (followed by more shows to be announced soon).
Rick Rozz: "I am overwhelmed, and overly flattered, for this great honor in this day & age, of being part of the Century Media Family. I remember touring with Robert Kampf and his band Despair back in the late 1980s, on tour with Death, when he was first starting CM... and now we are on the same team 25 years later. After so many years gone by it is great to be working with Terry again and our former Death manager Eric Greif, as well as getting to write and record with Ed Webb & Mike Mazzonetto. This whole thing came together on the fly, after 17 years in the waiting. Way cool...if you ask me, nothing but respect!"
Terry Butler: "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 band members in Ed and Mike to solidify the line-up. We are very excited and focused to get a new album out in 2012."
Jens Prueter (Head of A&R, Century Media Records Europe): "Last October I met Terry in LA at a Grave show. Terry mentioned that they plan to reform Massacre 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 month 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!"