Terry Butler

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Terry Butler
Obituary - 7.12.2012 - Music Hall, Geiselwind 02.jpg
Terry Butler in 2012
Background information
Born November 10, 1967 (age 48)
Origin Tampa, Florida, United States
Genres Death metal
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Bass guitar
Years active 1986–present
Associated acts Six Feet Under
Website www.sfu420.com

Terry Butler (born November 10, 1967)[citation needed] is the current bassist in the death metal bands Obituary and Massacre. He was also a member of Six Feet Under and Death. He was credited on the Death albums Leprosy and Spiritual Healing, and band leader Chuck Schuldiner stated that on the latter Death album "Terry contributed to the songwriting as well".[1]

He is married with three children, and is brother-in-law of former bandmate Greg Gall.

Before he joined Six Feet Under, he was in Massacre with Rick Rozz, whom he played with in Leprosy-era Death. In an interview, Butler has stated: "I'd rather be popular in the underground, than be unknown in the mainstream."

In late 2011 it was announced that Butler was reforming Massacre with former bandmate Rick "Rozz" DeLillo, with the intention of securing a record deal, recording a new album, and international touring. The band performed on the cruise ship "70,000 Tons of Metal" in January 2012 and subsequently signed a worldwide recording agreement with Century Media Records.


  • Jackson Concert Bass
  • B.C.Rich Wave Bass guitar
  • B.C.Rich IronBird Bass guitar
  • Ibanez BTB Bass guitar
  • Ampeg SVT Head 8 x 10 Cabinet
  • Ibanez Iceman Bass guitar
  • Peavey Cirrus Bass guitar
  • KXK Bass guitar
  • Esp PHOENIX-II bass
  • Esp F-414FM bass
  • Grosmann bass-imprerial


Six Feet Under[edit]





  1. ^ High Spirits, Krgin, B., Metal Forces #47 Feb 1990, (retrieved February 13, 2013)