Chicago death metal band BEAR MACE have just released their first single “Destroyed By Bears” via Metal Bite. The song is from their upcoming album Charred Field of Slaughter which will be released in August.
Listen to the song here:
About Bear Mace
Since forming in 2012, Chicago death metal quintet Bear Mace has mostly operated in the shadows. Influenced by Death, Bolt Thrower, and Massacre, the band made their presence known via a demo cassette and infrequent live appearances. Finally, in 2017 the band released a debut full-length, Butchering The Colossus, leading to positive reviews and a recent opening slot for Tampa legends Massacre on their reunion tour. However, work on a follow-up album was delayed by turnover in the band’s ranks. Finally, the wait is over, and Bear Mace is prepared to unleash their 2nd album “Charred Field Of Slaughter” upon the world.
While Bear Mace’s members have kept their identities hidden thus far, the recent lineup changes motivated them to step into the light. Led by vocalist Chris Scearce (formerly Lord Devourer), the band consists of guitarist Mark Sugar (Black Sites) and drummer Garry Naples (Novembers Doom, Without Waves) alongside new recruits John Porada (bass, Wolvhammer, Pulchra Morte) and Tommy Bellino (guitar, Armored Assault).
From the opening battle cry of “Destroyed By Bears” to the anthemic “From The Sky Rains Hell,” Bear Mace clearly has something to prove. Tracks like “Plague Storm” and “Let Crack The Whip” easily stand alongside the band’s most aggressive material, while the title track is a haunting description of modern war. The massive-sounding mix by Damian Herring (Horrendous) pays homage to the band’s Tampa-based influences, while keeping one foot in the current time and place.
Bear Mace is:
Chris Scearce – Vocals
Mark Sugar – Guitar
Tommy Bellino – Guitar
John Porada – Bass
Garry Naples – Drums
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