Come one! Come all, to the demented, heinous bloodbath of a murder metal circus that declares Macabre’s return, “Carnival Of Killers“, and the band’s first full-length album in almost 10 years and just in time for their 35th anniversary as a band, “Carnival Of Killers” releases worldwide through Nuclear Blast Records on November 13th. I recently caught up with Lead Vocalist/Guitarist Corporate Death from Macabre to talk about the latest album, artwork, recording, and Travis Ryan from Cattle Decapitation appearing on the film clip for “The Ted Bundy Song“.
In true Macabre fashion, a morbid sense of humor, as well as a refined taste in true death metal are most definitely required to appreciate the gruesome lyrics and the switches between complex guitar work, and bouncy, addictive themes. Them Dry Bones or The Wheels On The Bug ring true to Macabre’s spoofy side as familiar melodies intertwine with the ghastly histories of H.H. Holmes and Ted Bundy. Werte, Werte is sung entirely in German to aid in referencing the authenticity of serial killer Fritz Haarmann’s insanity. “We did another Harrmann song (our 3rd one) that’s actually a remake of a hit German song from the 1950’s, but in the style of Macabre,” explains Lencioni.
Meanwhile, fans of GRIM REALITY, GLOOM, and SINISTER SLAUGHTER will instantly click with blistering tracks like Your Window Is Open, describing some of the Night Prowler Richard Ramirez’s most grotesque accomplishments. As is with the entirety of the album, Corpse Violator exemplifies Corporate Death’s vocal range as he exudes Mercyful Fate-esq highs, amidst guttural, death-gore growls. The baroque guitar solos smashed against raging, dumpy riffs, and psychotic drums howl with an excellent progression while remaining firmly engaged with an old school legacy.
“Now It’s Time To Pay” will chime familiar to any fan of DAHMER with its sinewy riffs and feisty rhyme scheme. Toss in a few deranged musical interludes that leave you feeling maniacal, and Carnival of Killers is born! Prepare for another gore-filled thrill ride from a band that originated in the ’80s, yet progresses to the edge of modern metal with clear production, expanded variety, and a whole mess of nostalgic pleasure.
MACABRE is, and always has been: Nefarious (Charles Lescewicz – Bass, Vocals), Corporate Death (Lance Lencioni – Guitar, Vocals), and Dennis The Menace (Dennis Ritchie – Drums).
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The band also launched their “Bundy” shirt which features Travis Ryan. Buy your “Bundy” shirt on the band webstore: http://murdermetal-com.3dcartstores.com/