ASSACRE was formed by artist Ben Aqua in Austin, Texas in September of 2003. A native of Brooklyn, New York, Ben spawned ASSACRE as an outlet for his fascinations with extreme/experimental music and performance art. After self-releasing a demo in 2004 entitled Impossibly Silent, ASSACRE began making a name for himself throughout Texas with his wild, confrontational and unpredictable performances.
ASSACRE ambitiously toured the USA in the summer of 2005 in support of his first full-length release, Fantastic Illusions Worth Dying For (Awthum Records, August 2005). e album features eight tracks of fantasy, death, and thrash metal mixed with bizarre, abstract sound collages, displaying a wide variety of musical influences - from Death to Klaus Nomi to Mr. Bungle to Sun Ra.
ASSACRE has shared stages with the Sword, the Gossip, Japanther, Paper Rad, At All Cost, Horse the Band and Zom Zoms. Festival performances include the South By South West Music Festival in 2005 in Austin, Texas and the Homo A-Go-Go Festival in 2006 in Olympia, Washington.
ASSACRE IS A ONE MAN FANTASY METAL SPEEDNOISE EXPERIMENTALFEST BEING FROM OUTER SPACE & THE METAFUTURE
Escuchando... Tonight We Will Pretend We Are Human Beings (Quttinirpaaq)