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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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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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Necronomicon Signs To Xtreem Music

XTREEM MUSIC has announced the signing of legendary classic German thrash metal band NECRONOMICON. The band emerged back in '83 together with bands like KREATOR, DESTRUCTION, SODOM and released three classic albums from 1986 to 1988 and later two more in 1994 and 2004.

Necronomicon has always been active and nowadays even have three out of the four former members from 1983/84: Freddy, Jogi and Axel plus Andi who joined in 2002. The band is now readying their sixth full length album, "Revenge of the Beast," for a December release.

The band posted the following statement about the signing: More...

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Mixing Delayed On New Necronomicon Album

Canadian death metal band Necronomicon have not yet begun mixing their upcoming album "Return of the Witch". They had previously stated that mixing would begin in mid to late April and be done by the end of the month. The band issued an update stating "The mixing session as been delayed due to some bad timing with the studio, we really hope for that problem to be solve really quickly."

The new album will feature guest appereances by a variety of musicians including Arianne Fleury (ex-Augury) and Roxanne Constantin (Negativa, Quo Vadis).

Four of the songtitles from the album have been announced as "Into the Fire", "Alpha Omega", "The Awakening", and "Return of the Witch".

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Necronomicon To Begin Mixing New Album This Month

Montreal, Quebec, Canada-based black/death metallers NECRONOMICON are continuing work on their third album, entitled "Return of the Witch". The CD will feature guest appearances by Arianne Fleury (ex-AUGURY) and Roxanne Constantin (NEGATIVA, QUO VADIS), among others.

Commented the band: "Solo sessions are expected to be done by April 15, if everything is OK. The album should be in the mixing process in a matter of days, so things will be revealed really soon."

NECRONOMICON previously stated that the follow-up to 2003's "The Sacred Medicines" would "probably be the fastest and most brutal" CD the band has released thus far.

Other songtitles set to appear on the album include "Into the Fire", "Alpha Omega", "The Awakening", and "Return of the Witch".

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Necronomicon Issue Studio Update

Quebec-based dark metallers NECRONOMICON have issued the following update:

"We are happy to anounce the extras on the Return Of The Witch album have been recorded. Extras featured include: Arianne Fleury (ex-AUGURY) and Roxanne Constantin (NEGATIVA, QUO VADIS) and others. Rob the Witch's (guitars, vocals) recovery from a throat injury is going well. A minor infection is still on and off but everything should be good for the April 3rd show at the Metropolis in Montreal [with DIMMU BORGIR and BEHEMOTH]. Some tests will be done this weekend while Rob will be recording his vocal tracks on the album. If everything is good the band should be ready to mix really soon. Scheduled for first week of April, the entire crew and of course the producer as well as the band will meet on the set for the video clip of 'The Time Is Now' to talk about the last details before setting the official date of shooting."

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Jesus Chrysler Superspunk Complete Debut Album

JESUS CHRYSLER SUPERSKUNK, the German thrash band featuring drummer Sven Vormann (ex-DESTRUCTION), vocalist Thomas Rosenmerkel (EPHEMERA'S PARTY, ex-DESTRUCTION), guitarist Michael Gerstlauer (DRYROT, ex-HATE SQUAD), guitarist Andreas "Lützel" Lützelschwab (ROCKWELL) and bassist Bernhard "Erna" Matt (NECRONOMICON, EPHEMERA'S PARTY), have completed work on their debut album, "... The Loudest No!" The group are still searching for a competent business partner to distribute the record.

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Necronomicon Announce Album Tracklisting

Founded back in 1983, oldschool thrash metal band Necronomicon has released an album after 9 years that will take you right back to the 80's. The album called "Construction of Evil" is nothing real innovative, but who cares, it's thrash. The old-school thrash fanatics will be very well pleased with this release.

1. Stormbringer
2. Fiction
3. Hard pain
4. From hell
5. Alight
6. Paralizer
7. Bone daddy
8. Hills of dead
9. Fireball
10. Terrorist attack
11. Insanity
12. Possessed again
13. Hard pain (livetrack)
14. Insanity (livetrack)
15. Terrorist attack (videotrack)

Freddy - guitars,vocals
Axel - drums
Mac - bass, backing vocals
Jogi - guitars, backing vocals

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Dimmu Borgir Quebec City Live Photos Posted Online

Quebec-based webzine Capitale du Metalhas uploaded a bunch of photos from DIMMU BORGIR's headlining gig in Quebec City on Tuesday night (July 13). Check them out: Gallery#1, Gallery#2.

Commented Capitale du Metal's Alain Gagnon: "It was an off date from [DIMMU BORGIR]'s Ozzfest participation and they visited our beautiful city along with GOD FORBID and NECRONOMICON. They played an 1:15 set from their last few albums and set the venue on fire as our metalheads are not used to this kind of extreme metal gig in their town ... we usually have to make the 2:30 hour drive to Montreal. GOD FORBID surprised a lot of fans mainly there for DIMMU with songs from their recently released 'Gone Forever' and NECRONOMICON presented their brand new bass player (it was his first live gig with the band), Fredrich, to the Quebec City fans. Both DIMMU and GOD FORBID left town quick after their performance in order to be on time at the next Ozzfest stop in New York."

DIMMU BORGIR's latest album, "Death Cult Armageddon", has sold 53,086 copies in the U.S, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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Necronomicon Announce New Bassist

Montreal-based death metallers NECRONOMICON have announced the addition of bassist Fredrich to the group's ranks. Fredrich is "now an official member of the band, after demonstrating his capabilities and proving that he could pull it off in a record time," the band write on their web site. "Fredrich will be appearing in the recently shot video clip, 'Dark Wings of Deceptions', as well as the future shows, starting July 13 in Quebec City.

"As we previously mentioned, the band's ex bass player Dominik halted his activities for medical reasons and for an undetermined period of time. Finding a replacement member was the best thing to do in order for the band to continue their activities."

Upcoming NECRONOMICON shows:

Jul. 13 - Chez Dagobert - Quebec City, QC
Jul. 18 - Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
Aug. 13 - Club Rockit – Toronto, ON

NECRONOMICON's sophomore full-length album, "The Sacred Medicines", was released last year through Skyscraper Music.

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