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Necrophagia

Formed: 1983
From: United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Necrophagia News

Below is our complete Necrophagia 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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Gorelord Sign To Sworn Records

Norway's GORELORD has inked a deal with Sworn Records.

GORELORD is the one-man "deathgroove" project of Frediablo, formerly of NECROPHAGIA, GRIMFIST and HEMNUR. According to a press release, "GORELORD stands for heavy, groove-infested death metal with a very strong horror theme."

GORELORD's new album, "Chapter IV - Hellbound", is tentatively scheduled for release late summer. A song from the CD and the album's cover artwork can be found on the Sworn Records MySpace page.

GORELORD has so far released three albums and two split EPs. The project's third full-length CD, "Norwegian Chainsaw Massacre", was issued in 2006 via Coffin Records and Red Stream Inc.

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Gorelord Post New Song Online

Former NECROPHAGIA/GRIMFIST guitarist Frediablo has set posted a "raw, unmixed new track" taken from GORELORD's forthcoming album, "Chapter IV – Hellbound", due sometime next year. According to Frediablo, "the new material is sounding massive. I'm going all faster, slower, groovier and all in all just more 'GORELORD-sounding' than ever before!"

Check out the song "Bloodshot Cadaver Apocalypse" at this location.

In other news, Frediablo has announced that GORELORD and Red Stream/Baphomet Records have split. "Things just didn't work out, but GORELORD has already found a new label home," he said. "An official statement regarding the new working relationship will be [issued] as soon as all the legal shit is taken care of. Either way, I'm happy as fuck!"

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Slipknot Guitarist To Guest On Necrophagia Album

U.S. death metal pioneers NECROPHAGIA have set "Death Trip 69" as the title of their long-awaited new album, tentatively due before the summer via an as-yet-undisclosed label. The band is also planning a major tour with its international lineup, which includes Mirai Kawashima of SIGH, Italy's Titta Tanni, former IMMORTAL bassist Iscariah, Undead Torment, Fug and, of course, founding member Killjoy.

"Death Trip 69" will feature several guest appearances, including lead guitar parts by SLIPKNOT's Mick Thomson.

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Dead To This World Choose Producer

Norwegian producer Bjørnar E Nielsen is to produce the new album from Black Metallers DEAD TO THIS WORLD. The album will be recorded at Nielsen’s Conclave Media Studios in Bergen.

Nielsen, who has produced albums by bands such as HELHEIM, SULPHUR, DEATHCON, AMPERA and VULTURE INDUSTRIES (of whom he is also a member), is currently building a new studio together with ENSLAVED members Herbrand Larsen and Arve Isdal. He is also working on material for a new album for his own band, BLACK HOLE GENERATOR.

DEAD TO THIS WORLD was originally founded by Iscariah (NECROPHAGIA, ex-IMMORTAL) as a solo project, but was expanded to a full line-up, releasing a three-track demo in 2005. Following the departure of their drummer, Iscariah recently announced that former GORGOROTH member Kvitrafn (SIGFADER, WARDRUNA, JOTUNSPOR, ex SAHG) would be joining the band to record the new album. Tracks from the original demo can be heard on the band’s MySpace page.

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Ex-Gorgoroth Drummer To Guest On DTTW Album

Following the departure of Mord and Goatpromoter Lava due to other commitments, Norwegian Black Metallers DEAD TO THIS WORLD have announced that Kvitrafn (Jotunspor, ex Gorgoroth) will be taking over drumming duties for the recording of the new album.

Iscariah, front-man and founder member of DEAD TO THIS WORLD commented “I'm very satisfied with the fact that Kvitrafn will be lending his abilities to this album. Even though it's unfortunate that the others had to part with the band, it was still a necessary move. In fact, because of this, recording will start at a much earlier date than was originally anticipated!"

Iscariah (Necrophagia, ex-Immortal) originally created DEAD TO THIS WORLD as a solo project in 2002, producing a three-track demo in 2005, which was limited to 150 copies and available only for promotional purposes. A limited edition 7” of the demo was later released on Iron Pegasus Records, whilst Hearse Records released a split 7” with AUDIOPAIN in 2007. Tracks from both these releases can be heard on the band’s official MySpace page.

More information on the forthcoming album, which promises to remain true to the speed/thrash/black underground, will be available shortly.

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Necrophagia Replace Former Guitarist/Singer

Pioneering death-metal outfit Necrophagia have replaced former guitarist/singer Frediablo with Diablos guitarist Undead Torment. Frediablo left the band last year to concentrate on his other band, Grimfist. "A true passion for horror and gore, plus his dedication to the metal scene, [made] Undead Torment a perfect fit," the band wrote on its Web site.

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Hemnur Begin Recording New Album

HEMNUR, the black metal project led by GRIMFIST vocalist Frediablo (GORELORD, ex-NECROPHAGIA) entered GodFed Studios on June 6 to begin recording their sophomore album, entitled "Kalde Faen". The follow-up to 2005's "Satanic Hellride" (Infernus Rex) is being described in a press release as "another primitive and vulgar black metal attack."

"Kalde Faen" will feature a guest appearance by CHTON frontman Terje on the track "Hell Is Dead". Another surprise guest appearance will be announced on the newly designed official HEMNUR web site within the next couple of days. A fall release via Infernus Rex is expected.

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Norwegian Metal Label Morningstar Records Is Born

MORNINGSTAR RECORDS is a new Norwegian label started by members of SATYRICON live, NECROPHAGIA, KEEP OF KALESSIN, CHTON, MANES and MAX MIDSUN. The first release on this new label will be BLOODTHORN's "Genocide," which will see a European release in February 2006.

The goal of Morningstar Records is to establish a solid independent label within quality metal and rock as a label run by musicians for musicians. Our intention is not to climb the ladder up through the underground, but to start no-holds-barred from the first release being "Genocide" by the Norwegian death metal-band Bloodthorn, their 4th studio album marking their 10th year from their first release in 1996.

After years of wanting to start a label focusing on the music itself and not on hype and hunt for profit, Morningstar Records was established by Keep of Kalessin mainman Arnt O. Grönbech. Arnt comments: "I was totally blown away when I heard the new Bloodthorn album 'Genocide' during their mixing-session in Godt Selskap studio, and I simply chose to buy the European rights for this crushing album. This is the album that will give the label a flying start, and prove the labels right to life!" Morningstar Records will focus on quality not quantity, and with the Head of Business and two producers from Godt Selskap Studio (known for recordings by bands like Necrophagia, Keep of Kalessin, Griffin, Chton, Manifest etc.) on board, this close co-operation with Godt Selskap gives Morningstar Records an advantage by the possibility to secure a professional recording of their artist. Plastichead is Morningstar Records' world distributor, and will make sure the music can be found in most retail stores, as well as specialist stores, across the globe.

You can view a photo of the MORNINGSTAR Staff here. From left to right, they are:

Kim Tungvåg (Max Midsun, head of business Godt Selskap studio)
Torstein Parelius (Manes, Chton)
Arnt O. Grönbech (Keep of Kalessin, Satyricon live)
Knut V. Prytz (Necrophagia, producer Godt Selskap Studio)
Rune Stavnesli (Max Midsun, producer Godt Selskap studio)

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Frediablo Quits Necrophagia

Norwegian guitarist/vocalist Frediablo (Necrophagia, Grimfist, Gorelord, Hemnur) has issued the following statement:

"I have decided quit all my musical engagements except my role as singer in Grimfist. Necrophagia, Gorelord, Wurdulak, Chamber of Strength etc... I'm done!! I desperately need to distance myself from a large portion of this scene in order to maintain any love at all for metal music. I either stop, or I work myself into a state of mental and physical misery. I will continue to raise hell in Grimfist, and will be seeing some of you fuckers on tour next year.

"Thanks to all the fans, press and people that have believed in me and supported me and my work over the years. You have my respect, and you all kick fucking ass!!"

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Milwaukee MetalFest Postponed Til December

This year's Milwaukee Metalfest XIX, which was scheduled for July 29th and 30th at the Modjeska Theatre in Milwuakee, WI, has been postponed till December 2nd and 3rd of 2005. NECROPHAGIA, MACABRE, MALEVOLENT CREATION, ORIGIN among others were scheduled to play. No reason was given was given for the postponement, but most likely has to do with unreliable, shady festival owner Jack Koschick owing tens of thousands of dollars to many, many bands around the world, along with the Koshick/Grohl Metalfest series itself becoming the joke that it is.

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Necrophagia Frontman Speaks About New Album

Necrophagia frontman Killjoy recently spoke to Unholiestgoddess from The Dirt about the group's upcoming album, "Harvest Ritual Vol. 1". An excerpt from the interview follows:

The Dirt: "Harvest Ritual Vol. 1" is finally coming after a long time in the making. You've always promised Necrophagia would continue to get sicker and more vile. Describe "Harvest Ritual".

Killjoy: "'Harvest Vol. 1' is a very creepy, heavy and diverse record for us. It continues taking our base sound way further into realms of utter horror, and it's easily our best release thus far. The songs are all very catchy without losing the extreme metal roots which we will always have, but it's definitely a whole new side that will continue to be taken further with each release in the future. There's a really vile song called 'Stitch Her Further' that Joey Jordison [SLIPKNOT] co-wrote. It's just sick!!!"

The Dirt: Rumor has it that Bill Mosely, who plays Chop Top in "Texas Chainsaw Massacre II" and Otis in Zombie's "House of 1000 Corpses" in involved. How has he contributed to this project?

Killjoy: "Bill is a very good friend. I met him a few years back and we hit it off. He portrays a morbid schitzo disc jockey introducing one of the songs called 'London (13 Demon Street)' and will also be in the video for the song as well. He's truly a very talented and great guy for sure."

The Dirt: Are there any elements of this new album that longtime Necrophagia fans might be surprised by?

Killjoy: "I think by now most know to expect the unexpected. We are audio horror — a horror/gore film in music medium. We follow no guidelines, no trends. There's a song called 'Akumu', which means 'Nightmare' in Japanese, and it's kind of like a morbid nursery rhyme/song with a layer of clean vocals, which is a first for Necrophagia for sure .. ha ha... but all in all it's a very heavy, dark and creepy record for sure .. very unique."

The Dirt: What kind of bloody, violent horrors do you have planned for the stage show during the tour?

Killjoy: "We're currently having the new stage props designed now for the 'Harvesting the Dead' 2005-06 Tour. We've got a lot of sick and disturbing images, but I really don't wanna give too much away in advance. We wanna do things in a very sick, twisted and gory way without becoming a parody ala GWAR. So there is a fine line between horrific and overkill. But we know what we're doing and it's gonna be depraved for sure!!!"

The Dirt: You've spent most of this year in the studio. Are you feeling claustrophobic? Are you excited about getting out on the road?

Killjoy: "Yeah, it has been a very looong process. We've never spent 10 months recording before so it's just really insane at this point. But we're done and it was very much worth it. The sacrifice was not in vain. We've come up with something very unique, which is a rarity these days. We will never lose our roots, only expand upon them without ever losing the true heaviness and sickness which is the core of our sound."

The Dirt: How long a tour do you have planned and what areas will it cover?

Killjoy: "We are still looking at different touring possibilities. We definitely wanna start in the USA this time so we are looking at that. We might tour with Dangzig but nothing is certain. Hopefully within the next month things will be more clear and then I'll update you for sure."

Read the full article at The Dirt.

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Necrophagia Complete Recording New Album

NECROPHAGIA have almost completed the recording of their upcoming album, "Harvest Ritual Vol. 1", slated for release in Europe by Season of Mist in the spring of 2005. Songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Cadavera X", "Return to Texas", "Dead Skin Slave", "Unearthed", "Deathtrip 69", "London (13 Demon Street)", "Excommunicated" and "Stitch Her Further" (co-written by SLIPKNOT's Joey Jordison, who also contributed guest vocals and will be in the video for the song as well).

"Harvest Ritual Vol. 1" was recorded in state-of-the-art studios around the world and has been ten months in the making. Mixing duties will be handled by Mark Prator (MORBID ANGEL, DEICIDE, OBITUARY) in Tampa Florida.

NECROPHAGIA will be hitting the road as the new release hits stores this spring with an all-new "horrific" stage show. Bill Mosely (a.k.a. Chop Top from "Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2" and Rob Zombie's "House of 1,000 Corpses") has also contributed to the new record and will star in the video for "London (13 Demon Street)".

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Chton Win Video Award

Chton, the Norwegian death metal band featuring Kenneth of Keep Of Kalessin and Torstein of Manes, won a "Silver Frame" award at the Euro-Filmforum Scandinavia festival in Oslo for their video "Book of Black Earth" (Windows Media). Also, photographer Lars Wara won a prize for one of the pictures he took of the band during the video shoot. Wara is featured in a two-page spread in this month's issue of the Norwegian photo magazine Fotografi.

Chton's debut album, "Chtonian Lifecode", was recorded, mixed and mastered at Godt Selskap Studio between April and June 2004 and was released in August through Retribute Records. The album includes guest vocals by Attila Csihar (ex-Mayhem, Tormentor) and Frediablo (Necrophagia, Grimfist). A full-length MP3 of the album track "Unholy Communion" can be downloaded at this location.

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Necrophagia Post New Song Online

A brand-new Necrophagia track, entitled "Unearthed," is available for preview at www.necrophagia.com/main.html.

"Unearthed" will be featured on Necrophagia's next full-length release, "Harvest Ritual Vol 1: Penance," tentatively due next summer. Recording for the CD will take place at state-of-the-art studios around the world and is expected to be completed by the year's end. Basil Gogos (Necrophagia, Rob Zombie, Misfits) will again be doing the cover artwork, and Cristie "Crusty" Whiles and Nico Claux will be doing additional designs. Other songtitles set to appear on the CD include "Return to Texas", "Cadavera X", "London (13 Demon Street)" and "Bleeding Eyes of the Eternally Damned." Finishing touches are now being put on both Necrophagia DVD releases: "Nightmare Scenarios," which features videos with Coffin Joe, Paul Naschy, Jose Moral and Alex Chandon, among others, and "NecroTorture/Sickcess." "NecroTorture" is a live performance filmed in Valencia, Spain and "Sickcess" is a gore-filled road movie directed by Fred Vogel and Killjoy (both of whom are involved in Toe Tag Pictures). The DVDs will be released before year's end on Red Stream, Inc. Frediablo's design company, Dimidea, designed the cover for "NecroTorture/Sickess" (as well as the upcoming Gorelord/Wurdulak DVD "Drunk, Decayed, and Damned")."

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Necrophagia's 'Goblins Be Thine'

Red Stream, Inc. will release the upcoming Necrophagia mini CD titled "Goblins Be Thine" on Friday Febuary 13th, 2004. Iscariah was qouted as saying, "We are extremley glad to be working with Red Stream on this release they do great and have always given Necrophagia a freshly dug grave {aka home}. Fug also commented on the release, "Goblins Be Thine is a very dark and moody release, it's something to hold our undead legions oner until we unearth the next full length, "Harvest Ritual" next fall"

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Necrophagia Working on EP

Necrophagia are working on a new EP. the The CD will be titled "Goblins Be Thine" and it is scheduled for a February 2004 release through End Records. The EP will feature a song inspired by "The Ring" movie and the first 1000 will feature a full size signed poster.

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