May 8, 2021
Photo: Rodney Pawlak

Chicago legends of murder metal/death metal MACABRE released their demented, heinous bloodbath of an album Carnival Of Killers in November 2020via Nuclear Blast. Yesterday, the band released an animated music video for track Richard Speck Grew Big Breasts.

In 1996, award-winning news journalist Bill Kurtis debuted a series on Chicago’s WBBM-TV displaying video clips of Richard Speck and two other inmates in a staff training area inside the maximum security Stateville Correctional Center. The footage included Speck detailing how he was enjoying himself in prison by engaging in sexual acts as well as showing the use of illegal substances. Speck‘s appearance was noticeably altered as he had used illicitly supplied female hormones to grow breasts.

MACABRE‘s Corporate Death comments,”I started getting the idea to write this song after seeing the Speck videos on Channel 2 News here in Chicago. We played it out a few times soon after including an appearance on the top-rated Mancow’s Morning Madhouse radio program but only recently has it been properly recorded and released for our Carnival Of Killers album. I wanted to give it a punk rock feel, I was going to a lot of club shows then and was inspired by Dayglo Abortions7 SecondsMDC, and vocally by D.I.

Watch the animated video below.

The band has also launched a new double-sided Richard Speck shirt. Order the Joe Wapo created shirts exclusively on www.murdermetal.com. Below are the details:

  • Front side inspired by What The Heck Richard Speck? Eight Nurses You Wrecked from the Sinister Slaughter album
  • Backside inspired by Richard Speck Grew Big Breasts from the Carnival Of Killers album

The band has also just restocked their classic Unabomber and Established 1985 shirt designs that can be purchased on the band’s webstore and MACABRE have released their full catalogue on streaming platforms


Photo: Rodney Pawlak

MACABRE is: 
Nefarious (Charles Lescewicz) | Bass, Vocals
Corporate Death (Lance Lencioni) | Guitar, Vocals
Dennis The Menace (Dennis Ritchie) | Drums


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