27 Years Ago: MASSACRE release From Beyond

Daily Noise - 1 July 2018

27 Years Ago: MASSACRE release From Beyond

27 Years Ago: MASSACRE release From Beyond


MASSACRE released their classic debut album on this day in 1991. Most of the songs date back much further; to a time when Florida death metal was still in its infancy, shortly before the band was put on hold.

Massacre - Chamber of Ages (Official video, source: MTV)

The one reason that we kinda put MASSACRE on hold, so to speak, was because, at the time in '86 in Florida, there really wasn't any label interest to any bands here but everything picked up. That's the reason we put out the songs on the album. All of the songs were written in '86 and we felt that they could still hold up today and we owed it to the true fans and to ourselves.
- Terry Butler / Massacre interview, Pit #8, 1992

During the period away from MASSACRE Rozz, Andrews and Butler would join DEATH.

...i hated the original cover, i hated the mix! There is so many mistakes on the album also... 'Cryptic Realms' and 'Succubus' are both so fucked up, Billy has no sense of timing, his meter is all up down! Now - the re-release is a way for Earache to cash in on my name! Fuck them and fuck that re-release! I have never even seen any fucking money from any massacre stuff done with Earache! Bunch of fucking rip offs! Yes, let the fans know that i have never ever seen any money from my time with massacre!! Never have i been paid!
- Kam Lee interview, Voices from the Darkside

Massacre - Chamber of Ages (Stoke on Trent, 1991)

I have seen beyond the bounds of infinity and drawn down daemons from the stars. . . . I have harnessed the shadows that stride from world to world to sow death and madness. . . .
- extract from From Beyond by H. P. Lovecraft (1934)