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Necronomicon

Formed: 1983
From: Freiburg, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Necronomicon News

Below is our complete Necronomicon news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Final Bands Announced for Barge To Hell Cruise

The Barge To Hell is just days away from departure and final band announcements are being made. The cruise sets sail Monday, December 3rd, 2012 from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas and returns on Friday, December 7th, 2012.

Just announced are Novembers Doom, Vital Remains, Brujeria and underground acts Abiotic, Zanthropya Ex, and Dark Sermon. The organizers also report that both the German and Canadian incarnations of Necronomicon will be in attendance.

With the announcement comes some bad news that Six Feet Under has had to cancel their appearance due to a scheduling conflict with their studio and needing to have their new album delivered in time.

You can still book a trip on the Barge To Hell.

The lineup is as follows: More...

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Exodus And More Confirmed For Barge To Hell

The organizers of the Barge To Hell cruise have issued the following announcement about confirming Exodus, Seita, Havok, and Necronomicon:

"Let the world-wide EXODUS for BARGE TO HELL begin! Paying tribute to their global customer base, they've also added: SEITA from Brazil and The Netherlands, HAVOK from the USA, NECRONOMICON from Germany and HEADCRUSHER from Colombia!

"Barge To Hell's customer service team is working around the clock to get everything ready for those that are booked to perform online check-in. Booked passengers can expect to receive their online check-in invitation on Monday.

"The madness begins on December 3rd, when 40 of the most extreme Metal Bands and 2,000 headbangers from all over the world will go to the Caribbean to take over a luxury cruise ship for a 5 day and 4 night trip to the undead! See each of the 40 bands play two live shows on two different days. That's 80 shows with unrestricted festival access to the three stages, each with it's own unique atmosphere:

- The luxurious 'A Chorus Line' theater where they spare no expense to have the benches removed on the floor. Because at a Metal show, who actually wants assigned seating in front of the stage?

- The cozy 'Spectrum' that gives you the real club feeling.

- And their jewel: The open air stage on the pool deck. The biggest festival stage to sail the Oceans.

"You can also get all your memorabilia signed at the Meet & Greet sessions. Be part of their infamous Metal Karaoke and many other special activities with the Artists. And last, but not least: Don't forget that they have bars on board that never close! What are you waiting for? You might even need a vacation from this vacation when all is said and done."

The following 35 bands have now been confirmed: More...

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Necronomicon Splits With Guitarist

Massacre Records has issued the following announcement about Necronomicon parting ways with guitarist Andy Gern:

"Sadly Andy Gern who played alongside Freddy as second guitarist could no longer withstand the pressure of the new Longplayer 'Invictus.' That's why Necronomicon had to take the painful but inevitable step of parting ways with Andy.

"The new guy in the band is André 'Bones' Boismenu from Montréal, Canada. He has played in different Canadian and German bands.

"Rumour has it that he is an excellent musician! With over 25 years of experience in thrash, hardcore and heavy metal he will not only add personality and a unique touch to Necronomicon, he will also complete the quartet as a whole.

"The fans can get to know André 'Bones' on May 5th at the Sküll Session Fest in Belgium, where he will make his first live appearance presenting new songs with Necronomicon as co-headliner of the festival."

The band stated: "We are more than pleased with this new formation and we will be able to concentrate 100% on our new tasks and most importantly on the band! Beware the Beast!"

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Necronomicon Pushes Back "Invictus" Release Date

German thrashers Necronomicon have pushed back the release date of the band's forthcoming album "Invictus," from January 27, 2012 to February 10, 2012 according to a post by label Massacre Records.

"Invictus" features a re-recording of the defining track "Possessed By Evil," originally released on the band's 1986 self-titled debut album. The official track listing for "Invictus" is as follows:

1. Invictus
2. Unleashed
3. Bloody Bastard
4. Thoughts Running Free
5. Unconquered
6. Upon Black Wings
7. Face to the Wall
8. Pandoras Box
9. Before the Curtain Falls
10. Possessed By Evil (2011 Verison)
11. Possessed Again ... Unplugged More...

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Necronomicon Offers Free Download of Title Track

German thrashers Necronomicon are offering a free download of the title track from the forthcoming LP "Invictus," due out on January 27, 2012 via Massacre Records. The song is available at this location.

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Necronomicon Streaming Samples From New Album

German act Necronomicon will be releasing the new album "Invictus" through Massacre Recors on January 27th, 2012. Sample clips from all 10 tracks off the album are now available for streaming online by heading over to Amazon.de's website. You can also still stream the entire title track by heading over to this location.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Invictus
2. Unleashed
3. Bloody Bastard
4. Thoughts Running Free
5. Unconquered
6. Upon Black Wings
7. Face to the Wall
8. Pandoras Box
9. Before the Curtain Falls
10. Possessed By Evil (2011 Verison)
11. Possessed Again ... Unplugged More...

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Necronomicon Streaming New Track

German thrashers Necronomicon, who recently signed with Massacre Records, are streaming the new track "Invictus," the title track from the band's forthcoming album due out on January 27, 2012.

The album also features a re-recording of the band's defining track "Possessed By Evil," originally released on the 1986 self-titled debut album. The re-recorded track is streaming on the band's official Facebook Page at this location.

The album art and track listing for "Invictus" is as follows:

1. Invictus
2. Unleashed
3. Bloody Bastard
4. Thoughts Running Free
5. Unconquered
6. Upon Black Wings
7. Face to the Wall
8. Pandoras Box
9. Before the Curtain Falls
10. Possessed By Evil (2011 Verison)
11. Possessed Again ... Unplugged

Check out "Invictus" in the player below:

Necronomicon - 2011 - Invictus by NECRONOMICON

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Necronomicon Signs With Massacre Records

German thrash legends Necronomicon have signed with Massacre Records. The band will release new album "Invictus," more details of which will surface soon. The press release reads:

"Since 28 years the band members are dedicating their lives to thrash metal. Everything began in 1984 when four young men, Freddy, Lars Honeck, Jürgen Weltin (Jogi) and Axel, decided to form NECRONOMICON.

"Recognizing the urban character and punk roots that made the band so original, fans and media alike responded enthusiastically to the debut album 'Necronomicon'. NECRONOMICON’s second album, 'Apocalyptic Nightmare' was released in 1987 and interest in the band continued to grow significantly worldwide.

"The legendary album 'Escalation' followed, climbing to the Top 30 in the Rock Charts in Greece. Unfortunately, co-founders Jogi, Lala and Axel were unable to continue with the band, leaving Freddy as the only original member, and he made NECRONOMICON his life’s purpose and passion.

"During the following years, NECRONOMICON released further albums and demos. Even the toughest critics would have to agree that a band which has a fan base that has not only remained loyal, but constantly pulls in new young fans must be endowed with a character and identity all of its own that makes it stand out from the masses.

"Since December 2010, Freddy had been busy writing new songs for the highly anticipated new album, 'Invictus' which will be produced at the Arsen Music Studios in Breisach and Berlin. Sound guru Achim Köhler will once again handle the mix and mastering. The guest musicians are none other than Randy Black (Ex-Annihilator) and Ben Krahl (Final Kings).

"Let there be no doubt in anyone’s mind - NECRONOMICON has never been stronger! Beware the beast!" More...

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Vreid Posts North American Tour Teaser Trailer

Norwegian black metal collective Vreid is currently readying for the band's upcoming North American takeover. Sponsored by Metal Injection and Brave Words & Blood Knuckles, The Black Path Of America Tour 2011 will kick off on August 25th in Toronto and devastate 14 cities before winding down on September 10th in San Diego. Vreid will be joined by pagan black metal co-headliners Kampfar and Canadian death metal ensemble Necronomicon. A video teaser for the trek can be viewed below.


Click Here To Watch The Video

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Full Lineup For 2011 Heavy MTL Festival Announced

Death metal veterans Morbid Angel have announced that they will be taking part in the forthcoming edition of the Heavy MTL festival. Heavy MTL 2011 is set to take place on July 23rd and 24th at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can view the entire festival lineup below.

Saturday, July 23:
DISTURBED
GODSMACK
BILLY TALENT
IN FLAMES
TRIVIUM
MACHINE HEAD
UNEARTH
SUICIDE SILENCE
KINDGOM OF SORROW
ALL SHALL PERISH
RED FANG
STRAIGHT LINE STITCH
BLACKGUARD
CRYPTOPSY
DEAD & DIVINE
NECRONOMICON
SLAVES ON DOPE
MASS MURDER MESSIAH
GRIMSKUNK

Sunday, July 24:
KISS
MOTÖRHEAD
MORBID ANGEL
ANNIHILATOR
OPETH
ANTHRAX
CHILDREN OF BODOM
AS I LAY DYING
THE SWORD
TIMES OF GRACE
DEVILDRIVER
DIAMOND HEAD
GIRLSCHOOL
ENDAST
GORGUTS
LAZURUS A.D.
LES GUENILLES
THE CATALYST
ANONYMUS

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Vreid Announces North American Tour

Norwegian black metal act Vreid will embark upon a North American headlining trek this August. Sponsored by MetalSucks and Metal Injection, The Black Path Of America Tour 2011 will commence on August 25th in Toronto and trample through 14 cities before coming to a ceremonious close on September 10th in San Diego. Vreid will be joined by pagan black metal co-headliners Kampfar and Canadian death metal ensemble Necronomicon.

Commented Vreid bassist, Hváll: “It is with great joy we can announce our first headlining tour in North America. The Black Path Of America tour is packed with ten US and six Canadian shows. We did our first full North America tour in 2009 on the Heathen Fest, and the reaction we got was overwhelming. We had amazing shows in Montreal, Cleveland and San Francisco — to name just a few — and are glad to see all those cities plus many more on the list for our upcoming tour. Our latest album, V, is doing fantastic, and has become a monumental release for us. We can’t wait to return to the Wild West to unleash songs new and old with our own production. Joining us on this tour are our good Norwegian friends of the legendary Kampfar and Necronomicon from Canada. It’s a killer lineup, and we hope to see as many of you as possible at the shows.”

Dates are as follows:

8/25/2011 The Wreck Room – Toronto, ON
8/26/2011 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
8/27/2011 The Basement – Kingston, NY
8/28/2011 Europa – New York, NY
8/29/2011 Peabody’s – Cleveland, OH
8/30/2011 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
8/31/2011 Station 4 – St Paul, MN
9/01/2011 Royal Albert – Winnipeg, MN
9/02/2011 The Exchange - Regina, SK
9/03/2011 Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB
9/05/2011 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC
9/06/2011 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
9/07/2011 The Branx – Portland, OR
9/08/2011 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
9/09/2011 The Whisky – Hollywood, CA
9/10/2011 JT’s Limelight – San Diego, CA More...

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Warrant Signs To Pure Steel Records

German speed metal band WARRANT (not to be confused with the 80's hair metal band) has signed a deal with Pure Steel Records and is about to write songs for a new album. Prior to the new album's release, the long sold-out EP “First Strike” and the full-length “The Enforcer” will be re-released on one CD with new cover-artwork and new layout as well as some live-songs as bonuses. For the re-release, the band will be on tour with NECRONOMICON in October as well as on some festivals.

Here are the lastest Warrant tour dates:

2010-10-01 – (NL) Kerkrade-Rocktempel (+ Necronomicon)
2010-10-08 – Frankfurt-Die Halle (+ Necronomicon)
2010-10-09 – Essen-Sounds (+ Necronomicon)
2010-10-16– (CH) True as Steel Festival- Zürich/Dynamo
2010-10-24 – (NL) Heavy Metal Maniacs Festival-Hoorn
2010-11-20 – Pforzheim-Rockstüble (+ Necronomicon)
2011-04-23 Metropole Ruhr Festival-Oberhausen / Turbinenhalle

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Pandemia Announces 15th Anniversary Show

Czech Republic based act Pandemia has issued the following announcement about performing a special 15th anniversary show:

"Pandemia from Cheb (Eger), which this year celebrates fifteen years since establishing, invites you to the annual concert, which will be on 25th September 2010 in Cheb - Kass (Kamená ulice 5) start at 19 o´clock! In addition to celebrating Pandemia, which will play special performance with the rare guests on stage, will come to play American death metal legends Master, headed by Paul Speckmann at its first concert in West Bohemia and the German thrash metal cult Necronomicon on its first-ever exclusive concert in CZ! Tickets available at Tourist Information Centre in Cheb or in Kass for a price 200 CZK! Each visitor gets a free gift at entrance! All fans of good metal music are invited to this unique concert!"

The upcoming Pandemia tour dates are as follows: More...

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Necronomicon Posts "The Time Is Now" Video

Canada's Necronomicon has posted a music video online for the new song "The Time Is Now," which is off the upcoming album "The Return of the Witch." The video clip can be viewed below. "The Return of the Witch" is set to be released in June, 2010.

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Necronomicon Signs To Napalm Records

Canadian blackened death metal band NECRONOMICON has announced their signing to Napalm Records The band’s new album, “The Return of the Witch,” is scheduled for a release in early June.

Rob the Witch comments on the signing, "The band is very happy to finally join forces with the people at Napalm Records. I feel a good vibe in working with the label and am anxious to bring our music to the metal fans around the world. Working on this band for so many years makes me appreciate even more when people believe in our talent, and it's encouraging to know that we'll have a solid team behind us. We look forward to new ventures and meeting die hard and new fans alike on the road."

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Necronomicon Posts "The Time Is Now" Video Online

Necronomicon has issued the following statement about posting online a video for their song "The Time Is Now:"

"Hail to all of you friends. Necronomicon is proud to present the video clip of THE TIME IS NOW, first clip of the up coming new album The Return of the Witch, produced by Benoit Nantel (Ghoulunatics,Urban Alien, Les Écorchés) who worked at is best to capture the band atmosphere and power . The band is really satisfy of the result and plan to work with him again in a near future. Thanks for your support and enjoy the clip."

The video can be viewed below. More...

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Necronomicon Finishes Mixing New Album

Necronomicon has issued the following update about finishing the mixing of their new album:

"Yes, the mixing session for the new album THE RETURN OF THE WITCH is final some really minors details need to be fixed but everything is done. The Mastering session as been started earlier last week and after some test and tweaking some really good result are showing . NECRONOMICON is happy to be working with renowned Maor Appelbaum at Maor Appelbaum Mastering studio in California US(Yngwie Malmsteen ,Halford ,F5 ,Driver ,Therion ,Sigh ,Madder Mortem and more).

"The new Myspace we ll be online this week as well as the new songs. The band is looking now for a more appropriate label, feel free to contact the band at necronomiconofficial@gmail.com or here on MySpace. Stay in touch for more"

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Avulsed Announces DeathTrashMaggedon Tour 2009

Spanish death metal band Avulsed has issued the following update about their new album and a tour with Necronomicon:

"2009 is the year designated for the release of AVULSED's fifth full length album "Nullo (The Pleasure of Self-mutilation)" (10th CD on their career!!). After their highly acclaimed previous album "Gorespattered Suicide" that leaded them to play in places like Mexico (full 11-dates tour), Japan, Russia, countless spare shows & festivals all across Europe as well as a headlining tour through Europe in '05. Spanish Death Metal legends are ready for their 4th European assault, again as headliners and again counting with their Italian comrades GRIMNESS 69 to share the roads!!

"But it is with great pride that we can announce the adding of a 3rd band to the bill , which are no others than german mightly legendary Thrashers NECRONOMICON, who are celebrating their 25th anniversary with this tour and their recent 6th album "Revenge of the Beast". Formed back in '83 alongside with bands like KREATOR, DESTRUCTION & SODOM, this tour will finally see the myth on the road across Europe.

"DEATHRASHMAGEDDON 2009" will be hell of a tour gathering two of the most respected bands in their genre with a solid fanbase: AVULSED (18 years of history) with their gore-drenched brand of Death Metal and one of the most violent live performances seen on stage, NECRONOMICON (25 years and counting!) with their true Thrash Metal from the depths of the german old school and the uprising italian force GRIMNESS 69 with their raging Death/Grind.

"As of today, our tour-agency is booking shows between 29th of May until 13th of June. A total of 16 shows in 16 days. No route has been decided yet, so if you're interested in organizing a show in your city, please, get in touch with us either through MySpace or directly at info@avulsed.com"

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Xtreem Music Releases Free Compilation Online

Xtreem Music has released a new free compilation for download, entitled "Xtreem Mutilation Vol. 2." The compilation showcases some of the label's most recent and upcoming material. The complete "Xtreem Mutilation Vol. 2." tracklisting is as follows:

1. Necronomicon - Magic Forest
2. Kataplexia - Life Under Earth
3. Putrevore - Obscene Devourment
4. Death Over Threat - Insane
5. Mental Demise - Drowning in to the Mental Demise
6. Gothmog - The Awakening of Lord Strigoi
7. Deathevokation - Rites of Desecration
8. Anal Nosorog - Carpathian Swime + Mandavoshka + Nuclear Winter
9. Psychobolia - Androgynous
10. Demigod - Not Dead Enough
11. Aggression - New Born War
12. Hellwitch - Opiatic Luminance
13. Gorezone - Control Us
14. Yskelgroth - Ascension to the Naught
15. Obscene Gesture - Tear you Apart + Losing my Mind + Don't Matter
16. Disgorge - Pest.Blood.Metal
17. Kronos - The Road Of Salvation
18. Korgull The Exterminator - Devoted to Death
19. Thanatology - Del 51 al 25 + La Clinica de lo Grotesco
20. Merciless - Command to Kill
21. Hour of Penance - Shreds Of Martyr

You can download the compilation, complete with a printable booklet and inlay, here.

You can still download volume 1 as well, which contains the following tracks: More...

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First Confirmed Acts For Kanya Festival Announced

The 2009 Kanya Festival in Spain will occur on February 7th in Sant Climent. The acts confirmed for the festival so far have been:

Necronomicon, Avulsed, Foscor, Setge, Lux Divina, Death Over Threat, Unbounded Sadism, and Trobar De Mort.

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