MASACRE began in 1988, their extreme sounds fitted perfectly within the European scene in the early eighties. Death Metal and MASACRE were born in Medellín (Colombia) in years where violence, corruption, drugs and death were our daily food in a slowly bleeding country. Maybe that was the main reason for MASACRE to acquire an immediate answer from the fans, and they found represented in the heavy sound of death metal the cold and dying reality that they live every day.
MASACRE begins its musical career with a demo tape in 1989 entitled "Colombia... Imperio del Terror", next year comes a second demo tape named "Cáncer de Nuestros Días". These two demos show what is going to come from this colombian band, which would carry in the bloody hearts of the world of Death Metal.
In 1990 the band releases its first Mini LP named "Ola de Violencia", and with this one they fund their extreme sound and their compromise with the fans desiring dark terror. The french label Osmose Prod., released the first CD of the band entitled "Requiem" (1991), gaining MASACRE with this one a world wide recognition and placing the band as one of the best in Death Metal. After this CD the band toured in Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Peru. Too many foreign magazines began to give the band a highly deserved place.
In 1992 Osmose edited a split CD which included MASACRE with its Mini LP "Ola de Violencia" plus two live tracks and the american band Profanatica. In 1993 the band produces with and independent label (Mórbida Prod.) the Mini LP "Barbarie y Sangre en Memoria de Cristo" with four songs filled with hate and violence.
After the Mini LP the band recorded in 1996 the CD "Sacro" produced by the label Lorito Records from Medellín. With this CD the band gains new blood, putting itself on a high place in the local and international scene. This CD was distributed by important labels in many places around the world. MASACRE toured a lot around the country and visited Venezuela two times in 3 cities there, playing with important bands. After that tour, the band traveled to Ecuador playing and showing its songs in Quito.
In 1999 MASACRE recorded 3 songs as an advance demo of their totally extreme and brutal CD “Muerte Verdadera Muerte”. In June 1999 the label Hurling Metal Records from Argentina releases a compilation CD including a live track from MASACRE alongside with important bands from Argentina. Besides, the colombian label Tribulación Records released a compilation including the band with a track from its Maxi LP "Barbarie y Sangre en Memoria de Cristo".
In 2001, MASACRE signed with a new label from Colombia named Decade Records, which released the record entitled "Muerte Verdadera Muerte". This CD contains 10 brutal tracks including one version of our gods Kiss (Strutter). It is important to say that in this CD MASACRE shows its maximum development as an extreme, technical and brutal band within the Death Metal in the world.
In 2001 MASACRE begun the “Death Truly Tour” to support the CD “Muerte Verdadera Muerte” which became one of the best tours of the band because the fans really received and supported MASACRE and its CD. In 2003 MASACRE recorded the pre-production for the new CD "Total Death" with 9 tracks and the band is sure these tracks truly represent all the aggressiveness MASACRE wants to reflect.
In 2004 "Total Death" is out. This CD was produced, mixed and mastered by Erik Rutan (Hate Eternal, Ex-Morbid Angel) at Mana Recording Studios in Tampa-Florida. All of our fans certainly will receive this CD as the best recording of the band!!! To support this record, MASACRE went for the most extense tour done by the band so far, named "Muerte Total" in South America (Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Chile). During those months on tour the band proved once again the loyalty for Death Metal and the respect that exists between the band and its fans.
After dealing with many european labels during 2004, an agreement was reached with Xtreem Music for the European release of “Total Death” including one bonus track plus a video-clip. This release means the return to Europe of MASACRE and is going to prepare their way for their very first European tour ever in late 2005!!
XM 028 CD
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