American Death/Grind unit Macabre was formed in 1985 by Nefarious (bass, vocals), Corporate Death (guitar, vocals) and Dennis the Menace (drums) in Chicago, ILL.. 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" that's also 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-release "Grim Reality" on vinyl with two bonus tracks. 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 is released on Relapse in 1993. In 1995 they release the ep "Behind The Wall Of Sleep" that is their second and last release on Nuclear Blast. In 1998 Macabre re-release a re-mastered version of "Gloom" with new cover on Decomposed Records and later they licensed it to Hammerheart Records which now have become the way they release all their records after the "Behind The Wall Of Sleep" ep. 1999 the world get's to hear the first new material of Macabre since 1995 on their new ep "Unabomber" which features three new songs and four songs from "Grim Reality" and "Gloom", they also record their third full-length album "Dahmer" that's released in the year 2000.
Between the release of "Dahmer" and 2003 Macabre does alot of touring and also release to ep's, the first one is a split with Capitalist Casualties and features 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 but is later re-released with new packing, Corporate Death and Nefarious also releases a acoustic mini-cd as Macabre Ministrels entitled "Morbid Campfire Songs" on Decomposed records. In 2003 Macabre's fourth album hits the stores titled "Murder Metal" and is followed by heavy touring. In 2004 Season Of Mist re-released the Macabre Ministrels "Morbid Campfire Songs" mini-cd and makes it for the first time avaible for the european market.
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Macabre Discography


M-1 Macabre Grim Reality (MiniAlbum) Decomposed Records M-1 US 1987 Sell This Version
SOL 020 Macabre Gloom (Album, Comp) Vinyl Solution SOL 020 UK 1989 Sell This Version
NB 070 Macabre Sinister Slaughter (Album) Nuclear Blast NB 070 Germany 1993 Sell This Version
HHR071 Macabre Dahmer (Album) Olympic Recordings (2) HHR071 Netherlands 2000 Sell This Version
none Macabre Minstrels* Morbid Campfire Songs (MiniAlbum) Not On Label (Macabre Self-released) none US 2002 Sell This Version
SOM 076 Macabre Murder Metal (Album) Season Of Mist SOM 076 UK, Europe & US 2003 Sell This Version
none 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) Hammerheart Records, Decomposed Records WT-89 US 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Macabre Shit List (EP) Not On Label none US 1987 Sell This Version
RR-021 Macabre Nightstalker Relapse Records RR-021 US 1993 Sell This Version
NB 109-3 Macabre Behind The Wall Of Sleep (Maxi) Nuclear Blast NB 109-3 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
HHR030 Macabre Unabomber (EP, Comp) Hammerheart Records HHR030 Netherlands 1999 Sell This Version
# 001 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 Hater Of God HOG-19 US 2002 Sell This Version


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


SOM 129 Macabre Live In Holland - True Tales Of Slaughter And Slaying(DVD-V, NTSC, Met) Season Of Mist SOM 129 France 2006 Sell This Version
MD-0656-0 Macabre Live In Holland - True Tales Of Slaughter And Slaying(DVD-V) Moon Records (2) MD-0656-0 Ukraine 2008 Sell This Version


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February 26, 2006
edited over 10 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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