Resurrected Florida-based death metallers MASSACRE have issued the following update:
"Well, it seems that both the drummer and bassist positions may have now been secured for the 'new' MASSACRE lineup.
"Kam Lee [vocals] has spoken to both bassist Dave Pybus (CRADLE OF FILTH) and to drummer Tony Laureano (DIMMU BORGIR, 1349, NILE, ACHERON) and both have shown a great interest and desire to join with Kam and MASSACRE to bring forth the new album in 2010.
"Kam is very pleased and excited to have these two fantastic musicians and great fans of MASSACRE interested in helping make a 'new' MASSACRE album a reality. And also — it seems that Mirai (SIGH, NECROPHAGIA) has agreed to help out by creating and playing some very eerie keyboard intros and outros for the album as well. His fantastic musical skills and insight is both an overwhelming welcomed thrill and very exciting addition as well.
"However, the guitarist positions are still being held open for auditions! As of now, several guitarists have already sent in several audition songs and riffs, while others are still being waited on for their submissions. Kam is trying to be both fair and to be very selective with who he shall pick to fill the position of guitarist as Kam feels this is both a very important — as well as a very crucial — decision to make and is not a position to take lightly... The person chosen as guitarist must be able to bring to MASSACRE the same kind of style, playing ability, and overall 'feeling' as shown on the 'From Beyond' album, but also must be able to adapt to playing and writing in a modern format. Being able to bring the old-school style and sound, but also being skilled enough to adapt to bringing a modern approach to the music as well. NO RUSH DECISIONS will be made in choosing the gutarist. All submissions will be taken into consideration — and shall be seriously reviewed for the position."
A different version of MASSACRE — consisting of DENIAL FIEND members Sam Williams (guitar), Curt Beeson (drums; NASTY SAVAGE), along with ex-MASSACRE/DENIAL FIEND members Terry Butler (bass), Steve Swanson (guitars) and Kam Lee (vocals) — completed a European tour in late 2007.
Watch fan-filmed video footage of MASSACRE performing the song "Provoked Accuser" at the Baroeg in Rotterdam, Holland on November 2, 2007 (courtesy of "philty11")