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Macabre_(band)

Macabre (band)

Macabre is a murder metal band from the USA. They were formed in 1985 in Chicago, Illinois, and have never had a line-up change. They blend thrash metal, death metal, and grindcore (sometimes with nursery rhymes and folk melodies) to form their own unique style dubbed murder metal. Lyrically, they have a strong focus on serial killers, mass murderers and a touch of sick gore humour. Most lyrics are based upon true stories and are about real infamous personalities. They also have a side project called the Macabre Minstrels that play acoustic camp fire songs. Their current label is Decomposed Records.

Macabre's music was strongly influenced by US & UK hardcore, grindcore, and death metal acts, ranging from The Accüsed and Cryptic Slaughter to Possessed and Napalm Death. Macabre's sickening sense of humour alienated casual metal listeners. However, it helped to gain a small but strong cult status among gore metal fans.

Discography

Members

  • Corporate Death - guitars, vocals
  • Nefarious - bass guitar, vocals
  • Dennis the Menace - drums

Trivia

  • Corporate Death actually visited the Jeffrey Dahmer trial and some locations connected to Dahmer.
  • Band members visited John Wayne Gacy while he was incarcerated before his execution.

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