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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
NECROPHAGIA has recently finished the song writing for their new album "Deathtrip 69." Here's the latest update from the band, "The new material sounds like it should have chronologically followed 'Season of the Dead' Consisting of very dark and heavy riffs interwoven with audio horror and inhuman vocals . Killjoy is full of praises for the new line up and says that although it's been a very long time since the band has been active it's the beginning of a rollercoater ride into horror hell! Inspiration is at an all time peak and having known guitarist Boris Randall for over 20's years makes things alot easier when it comes song writing because we are always thinking in the same direction musically."
"Another element brought back to Necrophagia is lead guitar passages courtesy of Randall. Songs definately set to appear are as follows 'Beast with Feral Claws,' 'Suffering Comes in Sixes,' 'Naturan Demonto,' 'Reborn through Black Mass,' 'A Funeral for Solange' and 'Tomb with a View.' Necrophagia will mark their return on June 26th 2010 headling the Firewalk Metal Meltdown Festival in Milwaukee. Next up 'Deathtrip 69' this Fall along with a U.S/Canadian tour with THE MOST legendary black metal band from Norway (bands and dates will be announced very shortly) A demo version of 'Beast with Feral Claws' will be world premiered on the Necrophagia MySpace Page Saturday April 24th 2010."
Ukrainian metallers SEMARGL have finished recording their new full-length album, "Ordo Bellictum Satanas," for an early 2010 release via German label Twilight Vertrieb. The recording sessions for the fourth SEMARGL's CD took place at Blacklight Recording Studio in Kiev. Guest musicians on this album include: Jonny Maudling (BAL-SAGOTH, MY DYING BRIDE), Nera (DARZAMAT), Iscariah (IMMORTAL, DEAD TO THIS WORLD, NECROPHAGIA), Novy (DIES IRAE, BEHEMOTH, VADER), Vrangsinn (CARPATHIAN FOREST, NATTEFROST).
The American/Swedish collaboration BONE GNAWER, which features the legendary Kam Lee (Massacre/ex-Denial Fiend), Rogga Johansson (Paganizer), Ronnie Bjornstorm (Ribspreader, Hate Ammo) and Morgan Lie (Naglfar) is readying to unleash their debut album, "Feast Of Flesh." An early June 2009 release date is to be expected.
Here's the complete tracklisting for "Feast Of Flesh":
1. Feast Of Flesh *
2. Sliced And Diced
3. Cannibal Cook-Out
4. Make You Die Slow
5. Hammer To The Skull *
6. The Saw Is Family
7. Hatchet Face
8. Defleshed And Skinned *
9. Anthropophagus Beast
10. The Lucky Ones Die First
The record includes guest vocals from Killjoy of Necrophagia (on "Defleshed And Skinned"), Stevo do Caixao of Impetigo (on "Feast Of Flesh") and Dopi of Machetazo (on "Hammer To The Skull").
NECROPHAGIA vocalist Killjoy has contributed vocals to the new Bone Gnawer track "Defleshed and Skinned."
Kam Lee comments: "It's a great - great honor to have the legandary Killjoy join in on vocals on this track... and his added vile vocal sickness only ads yet another level of pure sheer terror and horror to an already brutal song!
"It's been a fantastic and great honor to have all of these 'special guest vocalist' join in on us in BONE GNAWER songs - and this is a tradition we wish to continue with on each and every release we do in the future - to have 'special guest musicians' join in with us on the horror and terror that is BONE GNAWER!
"That's right freaks - the fantastic Spanish Master of Murder DOPI - from the killer kick ass old school style grind-core/death band MACHETAZO will be doing a 'special guest vocal appearence' on the BONE GNAWER track 'HAMMER TO THE SKULL' - and there couldn't be a better track for this insane brother of evil to appear on!
"Nothing but pure hellish angry vocals is just what we needed for this track - and DOPI is more then eager to supply a grand dose of pure hostile hatred for it! We look forward to having our brother DOPI on this track with us - and we hope you fans will enjoy this as well. If your still not familiar with the great MACHETAZO - you need to be! Their new album - MUNDO CRIPTA is a masterpiece of pure old school style grind-core/death metal - the way it was meant to be played!
"We wish to thank - Killjoy of NECROPHAGIA, as well as Dopi of MACHETAZO, and Stevo of IMPETIGO for their participation in joining us on the: FEAST OF FLESH!"
The official release of Christ Inversion's self-titled recording is set for October 28, 2008 on Housecore Records
Christ Inversion features:
Philip H. Anselmo (DOWN, Pantera, SJR, Etc..) - Guitar & Backing Vocals
Wayne Fabra (Graveyard Rodeo, Necrophagia) - Vocals
Jay Gracianette (Sinkhole, House of Shock) - Bass
Gary Herbert -(Graveyard Rodeo) - Drums
You can check out some of Christ Inversion's material on their MySpace page.
Opal Enthroned has rejoined Necrophagia on March 5th 2008. Opal was a member of the band during the period when Philip Anselmo was playing guitar for Necrophagia. She made her Necro debut on the "Cannibal Holocaust" EP in 2001. Opal has also worked with Killjoy and Anselmo in the now defunct raw black metal project Viking Crown.
Killjoy and Opal have both stated that the new alliance is extremely inspiring and will see them focusing on some very, very horror-filled and even creepier tunes for Necrophagia, as well as two other projects that will be launched at a later date. Opal stated that her main focus is now on Necrophagia's upcoming and much delayed "Deathtrip 69."
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.
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!"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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!!"
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.
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.
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)".
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.
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")."