Ironically if you want songs about some of the world’s most macabre serial killers the best band to turn to is in fact Macabre. Whether it be Bundy, Speck, Gacy or Ramirez chances are that at some time during their career Macabre have written a song about it. Now after a decade of silence Macabre return with the brilliant new album Carnival Of Killers and front-man Corporate Death (Lance Lencioni) was only too happy to have a chat to us about the album.
“I never get nervous,” says Lencioni laughing when we talk about whether he is nervous or excited about the album getting released. “I played at Wacken in front of 50,000 people and people were asking ‘aren’t you nervous?’ and really no I just get out there and have fun with it. Maybe when I first started doing a few shows I was a little bit nervous but when it comes to writing I enjoy it and I enjoy the studio experience just as much as I do playing live.”
“There is something exciting about being able to create it and then mix to make it sound like it did in my head,” he says continuing. “Then you get to put it out there, but when it comes to the response yeah we haven’t done an album in awhile but we are on a good label now. Nuclear Blast are really good people, great to work with. We did an album with them back in 1993 and we had talked to them a bit over the years but we were kind of waiting for the right deal with this album. We had offers with this before but we weren’t going to jump into anything because we have been around for 35 years now. The best deal was with Nuclear Blast so we went with it.”
Carnival Of Killers is out through Nuclear Blast on 13th November 2020.