|MASSACRE - USA||
From Beyond – 1991 – Earache|
Promise – 1996 – Earache
S= Mantas, Death, Abhorrent Existence, Urizen, Phlegethon, Kauldron, Soulskinner, Cadaverizer, Denial Fiend, Hateplow, Skincrawler, Phlegethon>>Kam Lee [Barney Kamalani Lee]>>Abhorrent Existence, Urizen, Phlegethon, Kauldron, Soulskinner, Cadaverizer, Denial Fiend, Hateplow, Skincrawler, Bone Gnawer, My Black Omen, Bware, Corpse Rot
G= Thatcher, Mantas, Death, Genitorturers>>FREDRICK ‘RICK ROZZ’ DELILLO>>Scnitt Acht – Steve Swanson>>Six Feet Under
B= Death>>Terry Butler>>Six Feet Under, Denial Fiend, Corpse Rot - Syrus Peters
D= Death>>Bill Andrews>>Metalucifer – Raped Ape>>Pete Sison
Based out of Tampa and featuring the core of the early and classic Death line-up, as well as future Obituary member Allen West, Massacre started as a power metal band in 1984 that soon would become one of the forerunners of death metal. The band of Rick Rozz, Kam Lee (who initially intended to drum), Butler (replacing Michael Borders) and Andrews issued a string of demos in the ‘80s including Aggressive Tyrant (with future Obituary guitarist Allen West), Chamber Of Ages, Infestation Of Death and The Second Coming. This last one featured Whiplash and Slayer drummer Joe Cangelosi. In the process, many claimed Kam Lee to be the death metal scene’s first growler despite Possessed’s earlier work on the West Coast. Rozz, Butler and Andrews would play on Death’s classic 1987 LP, Leprosy, before massacring again. In the meantime, Lee would busy himself with a thrash metal band called Abhorrent Existence. The band signed with Earache and issued its album. Walt Thrasher played on the album, but was not acknowledged. The band hit Europe with Devastation and Morgoth. A North American tour with Grave and ensued, with Grave missing the Canadian leg. The Inhuman Condition EP of 1992 featured a cover of Venom’s Warhead with that band’s Cronos on vocals. Steve Swanson was on second guitar.