Come one! Come all, to the demented, heinous bloodbath of a murder metal circus that declares Macabre’s return!
Just in time for their 35th anniversary as a band, Chicago extreme metallers Macabre are back with their first full-length album in a decade, titled Carnival of Killers.
Ahead of the album's November 13th release via Nuclear Blast Records, the band has unleashed the first single, entitled "The Lake Of Fire," which can be found below.
"'The Lake Of Fire' is about the hidden bunker that Leonard Lake and Charles Ng had where they tortured and killed young women with tools and filmed it all," says Macabre's Corporate Death. "Those were two very evil men so I thought the title was fitting!!! I started writing the chorus back in our Grim Scary Tales era and finally finished the song all these years later for the new album Carnival Of Killers. I hope you like it, I wanted a lot of variety on the new album, this is just a taste."
Carnival of Killers was recorded and mixed by Tomek Spirala of Studio1134 with the exception of drum tracks as he recorded them at Kiwi Audio with the help of Mark Walker. The mastering of Carnival of Killers was handled by J.F. Dagenais at JFD Studios in Dallas, TX.
The "Where’s Waldo meets serial killer" album artwork was created by Corporate Death (lead singer/guitarist Lance Lencioni) and artist Laz Gein and highlights the album's most memorable references.
Below is the Carnival of Killers tracklist:
2. Your Window Is Open
3. Joe Ball Was His Name
6. Tea Cakes
7. Them Dry Bones
8. Richard Speck Grew Big Breasts
9. Slaughter House
10. Breaking Point
11. The Lake Of Fire
12. Warte, Warte
13. Now It’s Time To Pay
14. The Wheels On The Bug
15. Corpse Violator
16. The Murder Mack
Physical versions of Carnival of Killers will be available on CD and vinyl, with the latter being available in various colorways. You can pre-order your copy of Carnival of Killers in the format of your choice here via Nuclear Blast.