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Massacre Cave & Fras


The Massacre Cave is a cave on the small, remote Scottish Isle of Eigg, wherein the entire population, save for two, was massacred after a clan dispute with the Macleods, from the neighbouring isle of Skye. It is also the name of the four-piece metal band that comes from Eigg.

The band was formed in 2005, when axe-wielding brothers Ben and Joe Cormack joined forces with drumming sensation Peter Colquhoun and later with bassist virtuoso Jodie Bremaneson. After a few years of searching for the right vocalist, they realised if you want a job done, you have to do it yourself, and so worked on being able to play their instruments whilst singing, and not looking at their hands the whole time. After some practice, the band was launched on home turf in 2007, at the annual Eigg-independence day festival, for which they received a five star review in the national newspaper, The Scotsman. Most recently The Massacre Cave was invited to play at Fence Records’ Away Game music festival, which also gained five star reviews in several national papers including The List and The Guardian. The Massacre Cave is a metal band that excites, as their live shows prove. You are lead on a journey through dark minds, inspired by harsh island winters as fast, technical guitars layer with thundering drums and raw vocals, twisting and turning through angry, ever-changing soundscapes. The band is now releasing a single, Behemoth, recorded on the island. The song is about the media circus, which something that the Isle of Eigg has had to deal with regularly since pioneering land reform in the UK in 1997. Behemoth is being released by The Massacre Cave through Holier Than Thou Records, as they feel it is now time to take their music off the island and let it out into the unsuspecting world.

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