Metal Mind Productions presents a re-release of the album â€œSinister Slaughterâ€ by Macabre. While metal music often tends to seek inspiration in the horror genre, Macabre goes a step further and transforms horror into music â€“ the Chicago trio have developed their own unique musical style which they named murder metal. The name speaks for itself and Macabre make sure that each of their releases lives up to it. â€œSinister Slaughterâ€, the bandâ€™s second full-length album to this day remains one of the bloodiest, gut wrenching records ever to emerge on the metal scene. Now, enriched by the thrilling EP â€œBehind the Wall of Sleepâ€, â€œSinister Slaughterâ€ returns to make your blood boil. Get ready for carnage!
This classic material from Nuclear Blast archives will be available in a new digipak edition, limited to numerated 2000 copies, digitally remastered using 24-Bit process on golden disc.
The release date is set on 11th February 2008 in Europe and 15th April 2008 in USA (via MVD).
â€œSinister Slaughter / Behind The Walls Of Sleepâ€ (remastered)
Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. No.: MASS CD 1126 DG
Format: CD Digipak (limited edition of 2000 numerated copies)
Genre:Â murder metal
Release date: 11.02.2008 Europe / 15.04.2008 USA
2. The Ted Bundy Song
3. Sniper In The Sky
4. Montreal Massacre
6. What The Hell Did You Do?
7. The Boston Strangler
8. Mary Bell
9. Mary Bell Reprise
10. Killing Spree Postal Killer
11. Is It Soup Yet?
12. White Hen Decapitator
13. Howard Unrah What Have You Done Now?
14. Gacyâ€™s Lot
15. There Was A Young Man Who Blew Up A Place
16. Vampire Of DÃ¼sseldorf
17. Shotgun Peterson
18. Whatâ€™s That Smell
19. Edmond Kemper Had A Horrible Temper
20. What The Heck, Richard Speck
21. Albert Was Worse Than Any Fish In The Sea
Behind The Walls Of Sleep
23. Behind The Wall Of Sleep
24. Slaughter Thy Poser
25. Freeze Dried Man
Macabre was formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1985 by three friends who all took up pseudonyms suitable for their act: Corporate Death (guitar & vocals), Nefarious (bass & vocals) and Dennis the Menace (drums). Musically, the band presented a whole new quality of heavy crushing sounds, mixing together such genres as death metal, grindcore, math rock, thrash, punk, jazz fusion and black metal, adding to an already puzzling combination such elements like nursery rhymes and folk melodies! The result was so fresh and unusual, that the group decided to nickname it â€˜murder metalâ€™, making it easier for the fans to comprehend Macabreâ€™s musical stylistics. But the music was not really all that made the band so unique. Listening to their debut EP release from 1987 â€œGrim Realityâ€ one cannot help to notice the gory lyrics accompanying all of the songs; in fact, titles like â€œAlbert Fish (Was Children Your Favorite Dish?)â€, â€œSon of Samâ€ and â€œEd Geinâ€ made it pretty clear what themes were the bandâ€™s all-time favorite. Death, murder, serial killers and grim humor â€“ this became Macabreâ€™s trademark, carefully polished throughout the following years. After â€œGrim Realityâ€ Macabre released â€œShitlistâ€, first as a single (1988) and then as an EP (1989). By 1990 the band was ready to put out their first full-length album – â€œGloomâ€. It took Macabre three years to finish working on the follow-up, which eventually became the groupâ€™s most unique offering. â€œSinister Slaughterâ€ saw the light of day on April 13th, 1993 under the flag of Nuclear Blast. Again it contained a handful (this time 21) tracks focusing on the worldâ€™s most vicious and brutal murderers (Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, The Zodiac Killer, The Boston Strangler to name a fewâ€¦), telling their stories with an ironic twist and tons of morbid humor. As far as music goes, â€œSinister Slaughterâ€ was a melting pot of various genres, with the dominant ones being death metal and grindcore. A handful of other elements were added to this thrilling mixture â€“ this way the final result was extremely varied, even though all the songs were rather short (each around 1 â€“ 2,5 minutes). The album was promoted with an excessive tour across Europe alongside Brutal Truth and Pungent Stench. In 1994 an EP â€œBehind the Wall of Sleepâ€ was released, containing four songs: â€œFishtalesâ€ (another reference to the infamous Albert Fish), â€œSlaughter Thy Poserâ€ (originally written in 1985), â€œFreeze Dried Manâ€ and the title track, which was a Black Sabbath cover. After that Macabre gone silent for the next five years, just to return in 1999 with another EP â€œUnibomberâ€, followed a year later by one of their most mature offerings â€“ the concept album â€œDahmerâ€ devoted entirely to the life and deeds of vicious murderer and cannibal Jeffrey Dahmer. After these releases the band concentrated on their humorous, acoustic alter ego â€“ Macabre Minstrels. In 2002 Macabre Minstrels released their first and so far only mini-album â€œMorbid Campfire Songsâ€. Surprisingly, even though the idea was extremely controversial, the album was soon sold out. Macabre returned in 2003 with another â€˜regularâ€™ full-length release entitled â€œMurder Metalâ€, as a reference to their unique style. Just like â€œSinister Slaughterâ€, â€œMurder Metalâ€ concentrated on different serial killers who carved their names into history, this time spanning whole centuries and including individuals such as Jack the Ripper, Werewolf of Bedburg, the Iceman and the Hillside Stranglers. The bandâ€™s current works involve a live DVD called â€œTrue Tales of Slaughter and Slayingâ€ and recorded in 2006 in Holland. Macabre is definitely a unique band, showcasing a musical style unlike any other, spiced with a lot of gore and morbid humor. â€œSinister Slaughterâ€ remains one of the groupâ€™s finest releases, perfect for anyone who likes to bang his head to some prime heavy music and at the same time hear about heads being chopped off by psychotic killers. Be warned – Macabre is the ultimate gore frenzy!