Massacre announce new EP ‘Mythos’

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MASSACRE have announced a new EP!

Titled Mythos, the upcoming EP from the American death metal band is the follow-up to last year’s Resurgence and is scheduled to be released in July this year, via Nuclear Blast Records.

Alongside the announcement of the new EP, the band have released two new songs from the upcoming EP; Behind The Serpent’s Curse and The Dunwich HorrorBehind The Serpent’s Curse features a guest appearance from Anders Odden of CADAVER.

Speaking about the new songs, vocalist Kam Lee says, Behind the Serpent’s Curse is lyrically inspired by and roughly based on the Lovecraft short story The Curse Of Yig, but is also the most metaphorically lyrical based song I’ve written in MASSACRE, and that is directly inspired by actual real life circumstances. It acts like a warning of sorts and is a foretelling of how it’s been like dealing with certain toxic individuals in my life. It indirectly relates to individuals whom always seem to come in pairs, and how, like serpents these people spread their venomous poison (lies).

I also had guest vocalist Anders Odden (CADAVER) join me on this particular track because lyrically it is very similar in theme to the CADAVER track Feed The Pigs that I made a guest appearance on. Having two distinct vocalist on a track that lyrically is based on the concepts of duality of untrusting individuals wasn’t just an after thought either, I always intended this track to be represented by two vocalist.

The Dunwich Horror is a more traditional track in both lyrical approach and aesthetics. It’s just basically loosely based upon the Lovecraft story of the same name, but still resonates upon the core theme of twins. Two seemingly evil brother abominations brought into this world by a grotesque and hideous matriarch. I guess one could say I am suggesting that behind every pair of twin lying toxic men is always an equally conniving female antagonist. Yeah, sure, I’m simply reflecting upon my own past experiences, but it seems to be the case in a lot of similar circumstances. Musically both tracks are laden in the same old school death metal style that can be found on Resurgence. It’s a sound and style that carries over and shall continue to be the core essence of MASSACRE under my helm.”

Listen to Behind The Serpent’s Curse here:

Listen to The Dunwich Horror here: 

Also, you can view both the track list and artwork for the upcoming new EP below:

Track List: 

1. Behind The Serpent’s Curse (feat. Anders Odden of CADAVER)
2. The Dunwich Horror
3. The Mythos That Lovecraft Built
4. The Thing On The Doorstep

Mythos - Massacre

Mythos is set for release on July 1st via Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-orders are available now and can be purchased here. Like what you heard? Be sure to check out our latest feature with the band here!

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