In 1982, Metal Blade Records unveiled its first release: The legendaryMetal Massacre, compilation, setting the bar for heavy metal comps for decades. Now, nearly 40 years later, Metal Blade release Metal Massacre XVand—continuing the legacy of the first album—the collection will once again contain a sampling of contemporary heavy metal, this time curated by Decibel Magazine’s editor-in-chief Albert Mudrian.
Bringing the best sub-genres metal has produced over the past four decades into a cohesive portrait,Metal Massacre XVfeatures previously unreleased material from Midnight, Ripped to Shreds and Many Suffer on180g black vinyl with stunning artwork fromChristopher Lovell (Ghost, Amon Amarth).
Metal Massacre XV track-listing:
1. Midnight, “Masked and Deadly” (Metal Massacre XV exclusive!) 2. Poison Ruïn, “Demon Wind” 3. Fuming Mouth, “Master of Extremity” 4. Many Suffer, “The Trees Die Standing” (Metal Massacre XV exclusive!) 5. Temple of Void, “Leave the Light Behind” 6. Ripped to Shreds, “撿骨 (Bone Ritual)” (Metal Massacre XV exclusive!) 7. Rude, “Omega” 8. Midnight Dice, “Starblind” 9. Smoulder, “Warrior Witch of Hel” 10. Mother of Graves, “In Somber Dreams”