saturday | 14h25-15h10 | swamp
Massacre’s line-up has always been a revolving door and the next break-up was always around the corner. The band’s first incarnation dates back to 1984 and to date only vocalist Kam Lee remains.
As a band, Massacre spearheaded the death genre together with Death, a band Lee and many (former) members of Massacre were a member of at some point. In 2017 Massacre reformed yet again and in 2021 they released new material with ‘Resurgence’ but their performance here centres around ‘From Beyond’, their 1991 debut that smashed the extreme metal scene to smithereens. Foreshadowing the brutal death metal that lurked just around the corner, blast beats were still conspicuously absent so that ‘From Beyond’ could be labelled a thrash metal album taken to extremes. Vocally Kam Lee took inspiration from Celtic Frost vocalist Tom G. Warrior, making him one of the first to introduce the infamous death grunt, with intermittent high-pitched screams thrown in that make for a versatile vocal range. This is a unique opportunity to witness the performance of an underestimated masterpiece so don’t miss out!