American Death/Grind unit Macabre was formed in 1985 by Nefarious (bass, vocals), Corporate Death (guitar, vocals) and Dennis the Menace (drums) in Chicago, Illinois. In 1987, they released a mini-LP titled "Grim Reality" on their own label Decomposed Records and the following year they released their first and only demo "Shitlist". Was later re-released in 1990 as a 7" EP on Gore Records. In 1989, they released their first LP named "Gloom" on Vinyl Solution and re-released "Grim Reality" on vinyl with two bonus tracks. In 1990, Vinyl Solution released "Gloom" on Cd with the "Grim Reality" mini-LP. In 1992, Macabre signs to Nuclear Blast and in September they enter Universal Studios for the recording of their second full-length "Sinister Slaughter", which is released in 1993. The EP "Nightstalker" was released earlier on Relapse Records in 1993. In 1995, they released the "Behind The Wall Of Sleep" EP, that was their second and last release on Nuclear Blast. In 1998, Macabre re-released a re-mastered version of "Gloom" with a new cover on Decomposed Records and later they licensed it to Hammerheart Records. The label became the new way they released all their records after the "Behind The Wall Of Sleep" EP. In 1999, marked the first time to hear brand new material of Macabre since 1995 on their new EP "Unabomber", which featured three new songs and four songs from "Grim Reality" and "Gloom". They also recorded their third full-length album "Dahmer" that was released in the year 2000.
Between the release of "Dahmer" and 2003, Macabre had done a lot of touring and also released EP's. The first one was a split with Capitalist Casualties and featured two songs from the "Gloom" LP and the other one is the "Drill Bit Lobotomy" EP, that's first only pressed in 200 copies and sold on one of their US tours. It was later re-released with new packaging. Corporate Death and Nefarious also released an acoustic mini-cd as Macabre Minstrels entitled "Morbid Campfire Songs" on Decomposed Records. In 2003, Macabre's fourth album hit the stores entitled "Murder Metal" and is followed by heavy touring. In the year 2004, Season Of Mist Records, re-released the Macabre Minstrels' "Morbid Campfire Songs" mini-cd and it marked a first time release for the European market.
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M-1 Macabre - Grim Reality album art Macabre Grim Reality (MiniAlbum) Decomposed Records M-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
SOL 20 Macabre - Gloom album art Macabre Gloom (Album, Comp) Vinyl Solution SOL 20 UK 1989 Sell This Version
NB 070 Macabre - Sinister Slaughter album art Macabre Sinister Slaughter (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 070 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
HHR071 Macabre - Dahmer album art Macabre Dahmer (Album) Olympic Recordings (2) HHR071 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
none Macabre - Morbid Campfire Songs album art Macabre Minstrels* Morbid Campfire Songs (MiniAlbum) Not On Label (Macabre Self-released) none US 2002 Sell This Version
SOM 076 Macabre - Murder Metal album art Macabre Murder Metal (Album) Season Of Mist SOM 076 UK, Europe & US 2003 Sell This Version
none Macabre - Human Monsters album art Macabre Human Monsters(LP, S/Sided, MiniAlbum, Ltd, Red) Obscene Productions none Czech Republic 2010 Sell This Version
WT-89 Macabre - Grim Scary Tales album art Macabre Grim Scary Tales (Album) Hammerheart Records, Decomposed Records WT-89 US 2011 Sell This Version
NB 5570-4, 27361 55692 Macabre - Carnival Of Killers album art Macabre Carnival Of Killers (Album) Nuclear Blast, Nuclear Blast NB 5570-4, 27361 55692 US 2020 Sell This Version

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none Macabre - Shit List album art Macabre Shit List (EP) Not On Label (Macabre Self-released) none US 1987 Sell This Version
RR-021 Macabre - Nightstalker album art Macabre Nightstalker Relapse Records RR-021 US 1993 Sell This Version
NB 109-3 Macabre - Behind The Wall Of Sleep album art Macabre Behind The Wall Of Sleep (EP, Maxi) Nuclear Blast NB 109-3 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
HHR030, 030HHR Macabre - Unabomber album art Macabre Unabomber (EP, Comp) Hammerheart Records HHR030, 030HHR Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
# 001 Macabre - Capitalist Casualties Vs. Macabre album art Macabre / Capitalist Casualties Macabre / Capitalist Casualties - Capitalist Casualties Vs. Macabre(7", Red) D.B.D. Records # 001 US 2001 Sell This Version
HOG-19 Macabre - Drill Bit Lobotomy album art Macabre Drill Bit Lobotomy Hater Of God HOG-19 US 2002 Sell This Version
CRY PIC LP 02 Macabre - Slaughter Thy Poser album art Macabre Slaughter Thy Poser(12", Ltd, Num, Pic) Cryonics Records CRY PIC LP 02 Netherlands 2012 Sell This Version
DB122, none Macabre - How Are You, Kid? album art Macabre How Are You, Kid?(Flexi, 7", Shape, S/Sided, Red) Decibel Flexi Series, Nuclear Blast DB122, none US 2021 Sell This Version


SOM098 Macabre - Macabre Electric & Acoustic Two CD Set album art Macabre Macabre Electric & Acoustic Two CD Set(HDCD, Album + HDCD, MiniAlbum + Comp, Ltd) Season Of Mist SOM098 France 2005 Sell This Version


SOM 129 Macabre - Live In Holland - True Tales Of Slaughter And Slaying album art Macabre Live In Holland - True Tales Of Slaughter And Slaying Season Of Mist, Season Of Mist SOM 129 France 2006 Sell This Version


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February 26, 2006
edited over 15 years ago
It would be easy to write off Macabre as yet another one-dimensional death metal band obsessed with serial killers, blood and guts. But they're much more interesting than many bands of that sort for at least one reason - humor. Albeit, its a black, perverted kind of humor dealing with unpleasant subject of serial killers for the most part. Also there are all sorts of sorts of stories dealing with perverts of different kinds. They also have a side project called Macabre Ministrels dedicated to campfire songs dealing with the same subjects.

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