Underground legends MANIAC BUTCHER have re-formed after a ten-year hiatus and have recorded a new album, released on August 10th, 2010. The full-length is entitled Masakr and is issued on CD and LP by Negative Existence.
MANIAC BUTCHER are the longest-running true black metal band from the Czech Republic. Since the early ’90s, they have maintained their motto of “No keyboards!! No female vocals!! Only pure black metal storm!!” which forged their straightforward and ruthless sound.
Masakr contains six new tracks of orthodox black metal. Raw and heavy guitars pound out riff after riff of furious evil energized by aggressive drumming and completed with a violent wave of harsh vocals that tell the epic tale of Maniac Butcher. The overall sound on Masakr is monstrous. This album is by far the most professionally produced MANIAC BUTCHER album to date yet still captures the raw and underground feeling of previous albums.
MANIAC BUTCHER recorded their new album between March and May of 2010 at three separate studios. Drums were tracked at Aquarium in March, guitars at Bohemian Hell in April, and vocals at Nhaavah in May. The album was mixed at Bohemian Hell.
2010 sees not only a new MANIAC BUTCHER album but also select live performances at underground black metal festivals across Europe. Original members Barbarud and Blasphemer have recruited Coroner on drums (ex-Solfernus, ex-Despise) for the new album and Infernal on guitar (Zlo) and Lord Obst on bass (Hellocaustor) for live performances.
MANIAC BUTCHER have released six full-length albums, two demos, three splits, three live albums, one DVD, two EPs and two “best of” albums. Their discography follows:
Epitaph – The Final Onslaught of Maniac Butcher, 2000
Invaze, 1999 Cerna Krev, 1998
The Incapable Carrion, 1994
Immortal Death, 1993
The Beast of / A Tribute to Maniac Butcher, 2002
The Beast / Dva tisice let, 2007
Dead but Live, 2005
Live In Germany, 2003
Live In Open Hell, 1999
Live In Annaberg, 1997
MANIAC BUTCHER / INFERNO / SEZARBIL – Proti vsem, 1999
MANIAC BUTCHER / DARK STORM – Black Horns Of Saaz, 1995
Samples of the band’s previous works can be heard from their webpage http://www.maniacbutcher.com/. Samples of the new album will be uploaded soon.
The CD and LP of Masakr will be available from www.negative-existence.com as well as from many other fine distributors.