theCMF.com presents HOLIDAY OF HORROR 2013
Cardiac Arrest, Elbow Deep, World Premiere screening of SERIAL KILLER CULTURE
2109 South State St
Chicago, IL, 60616
This event is 17 and over
Who said nothing good ever comes from evil? Certainly not MACABRE.
The Chicago-area trio have been crafting sublime art from the
heinous crimes of serial killers since the mid-1980s.
Macabre blends elements of true crime, math rock, nursery rhymes, punk, thrash, folk melodies, death metal, jazz fusion, black metal and more into an energetic, catchy and unmistakable amalgam. Murder Metal, the title of their latest release, refers to Macabre's signature style. It's a genre of one. The all-too-true tales of man's inhumanity to man are delivered with knife-edge precision, interspersed with Corporate Death's patented
(back when he was a toddler) screech.
Fast and heavy, with a focus on things that make happy shiny people cringe, the original members, Corporate Death (guitar and vocals), Nefarious (bass and vocals) and Dennis the Menace (drums) are still together. Macabre have brought mayhem to the world in the past decade, playing dozens countries over the years. Macabre's rabid fans, including members of bands ranging from Carcass to Slipknot, relish the band's tight and increasingly sophisticated music; they exult in their musical chops as much as in the band's sense of humor,
their killer music, and its deadly subjects.
Murder Metal is produced by grammy award winner Neil Kernon (Judas Priest, Cannibal Corpse, Queensryche). He did a masterful job on Macabre's 2000 magnum opus, Dahmer--a twenty-six song life story murder musical of the man who made Milwaukee infamous. Corporate Death, serial killer scholar and connoisseur, attended the trial, taking extensive notes that became the basis for the concept album.
Like Macabre's beloved 1993 classic Sinister Slaughter (Nuclear Blast), Murder Metal's 13 tracks encompass tales about a lethal assortment of serial killers and mass murderers. It spans the centuries, ranging from a ditty about the 16th century "Werewolf of Bedburg," through "Jack the Ripper" in the 19th century, to a host of more recent murderers like the "The Iceman" and the "Hillside Stranglers". The band revisits Fritz Haarman, the German butcher whose tasty sausages made unsuspecting cannibals of his customers.
The new song is sung in Fritz' native tongue.
Look for the debut release of the Macabre Minstrels (Macabre unplugged) soon,
featuring folk tales and children's songs with an evil twist.
Asked if he could make up any of these fiendish tales, Corporate Death admitted,
"I could, but then it wouldn't be true crime." File Murder Metal under non-fiction.
MACABRE ARE AND ALWAYS HAVE BEEN:
CORPORATE DEATH: LEAD VOCALS & GUITAR
NEFARIOUS: BASS & BACKING VOCALS
DENNIS THE MENACE: DRUMS
1987: Grim Reality LP (Decomposed Records)
1988: Shit List Demo
1989: Gloom LP (Vinyl Solutions)
1990: Shit List Vinyl 7" (Gore Records)
1990: Grim Reality / Gloom split CD re-release (Vinyl Solutions)
1992: Night Stalker 7" (Relapse Records)
1993: Sinister Slaughter LP/CD (Nuclear Blast Records)
1995: Behind the Wall of Sleep--EP (Nuclear Blast Records)
1998: Gloom CD re-mastered and re-packaged (Decomposed Records)
1999: Unabomber CD EP (Decomposed Records)
2000: Dahmer LP / CD (Decomposed Records)
2001: Gloom CD re-issue release with six bonus tracks (Decomposed Records)
2002: Drill Bit Lobotomy Vinyl 7" (Hater Of God Records)
2003: Murder Metal LP / CD (Decomposed Records)
2004: Macabre Minstrels--Morbid Campfire Songs CDEP (Decomposed Records)
Macabre have licensed off a number of their titles from their label Decomposed Records to other partners around the world
Cardiac Arrest is a Death Metal band who began its existence in the bowels of Chicago, Illinois USA in the late 1990s