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Necrophobic

Formed: 1989
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Necrophobic News

Below is our complete Necrophobic 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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70,000 Tons Of Metal Announces Public Sales Date

Just after adding Wolfchant, Swallow the Sun (performing Songs of the North I, II & III with backing orchestra), Alestorm, Benediction and Die Apokalyptischen Reiter to the bill for the eighth voyage of 70,000 Tons of Metal in February 2018, UMC has announced the date for public sales - which commences Thursday, September 21st @ 12:00pm EDT (9:00am PDT and 6:00pm CEST).

The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise sets sale from February 1-5, 2018 and will sail from Miami/Fort Lauderdale to Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos Islands and back.

Only 3,000 tickets will be sold, with prices starting at USD 766.00 plus Taxes and Fees per person and includes on board accommodation, access to all shows, meals, room service, port and service charges.

Sales for 70,000 Tons of Metal Survivors (festival goers who have attended the event before) started on July 7, 2017 so limited tickets remain. Visit 70000tons.com to book your cabin before they’re gone!

So far 25 of the 60 acts have been announced, with Wolfchant, Swallow the Sun, Alestorm, Benediction and Die Apokalyptischen Reiter joining the following previously named acts: More...

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Kreator, Gyze, Primal Fear Added to 70,000 Tons 8

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - has announced the next four additions to the 8th edition of the floating festival: German thrash legends Kreator, German power metal veterans Primal Fear, Japanese extreme power metal act Gyze and Scottish pirate scallywags Alestorm. This brings the tally to 21 of 60.

70,000 Tons of Metal 8 will set sail on February 1st-5th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands. For more information on the voyage and ticket information, head on over to 70000tons.com.

The festival will board The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service.

Kreator, Primal Fear, Gyze and Alestorm join the previous 17 artists to have been confirmed are (with 39 left to go):

Aeternam
Cannibal Corpse
Dark Tranquility
Enslaved
Goatwhore
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Meshuggah
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Rhapsody Reunion
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sonata Arctica
Wolfheart More...

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Cannibal Corpse, Wolfheart Added To 70,000 Tons

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - has announced the next two additions to the 8th edition of the floating festival: Tampa death metal veterans Cannibal Corpse and Finnish melodic death metal act Wolfheart.

70,000 Tons of Metal 8 will set sail on February 1st-5th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands. For more information on the voyage and ticket information, head on over to 70000tons.com.

The festival will board The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service.

Cannibal Corpse and Wolfheart join the previous 15 artists to have been confirmed are (with 43 left to go):

Aeternam
Dark Tranquility
Enslaved
Goatwhore
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Meshuggah
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Rhapsody Reunion
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sonata Arctica More...

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First Bands Announced For 70,000 Tons Of Metal 8

UMC - promoters for the Original and World's Largest Cruise Festival, 70,000 Tons of Metal - has announced the first wave of acts for the 8th edition of the floating festival. Over the July 4th weekend, the following bands were announced: Meshuggah, Sonata Arctica, Dark Tranquility, Septicflesh, Korpiklaani, Obscura, In Extremo, Necrophobic, Rhapsody Reunion, Aeternam, Sepultura, Enslaved, Insomnium, Goatwhore and October Tide, with more announcements imminent.

70,000 Tons of Metal 8 will set sail on February 1st-5th from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands. For more information on the voyage and ticket information, head on over to 70000tons.com.

The festival will board The Independence of the Seas (via Royal Caribbean). The ship will accommodate four stages: The Alhambra Theater is a five-story concert hall in which they spare no expense to remove part of the (very comfortable) seating so you have a real Mosh Pit on the High Seas; The more intimate Egyptian themed Pyramid Lounge offers the local club atmosphere; The third indoor stage is in Studio B, the ice skating rink featuring a maritime version of the Arena experience and last but not least their jewel: The Pool Deck stage - The World’s Biggest Open Air Stage Structure to ever sail the Open Seas, surrounded by multiple bars and pools, plenty of room to sunbathe on several decks and even hot tubs incorporated into the Pool Deck stage to soak in while you watch the shows!

Ticket prices include all on board entertainment, most non-alcoholic and non-carbonated beverages, all meals in the dining rooms, most on board restaurants and even 24 hour room service. For more information or to book your high seas metal adventure, head on over to 70000tons.com.

To recap, the first 15 artists (of 60) to have been confirmed are (with 45 left to go):

Aeternum
Dark Tranquility
Enslaved
Goatwhore
In Extremo
Insomnium
Korpiklaani
Meshuggah
Necrophobic
Obscura
October Tide
Rhapsody Reunion
Septicflesh
Sepultura
Sonata Arctica More...

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Necrophobic Announces Lineup Changes

Blackened death metal group Necrophobic just issued this announcement about lineup changes within the band:

"Let’s start this new year with welcoming the two savages Sebastian Ramstedt and Johan Bergebäck back to the band. From today, they will handle the guitars, a part that has been single handed in the recent years. Why is this happening now? What happened to Fredrik?

"The last couple of years, Fredrik has been handling all the guitar parts as a single guitarist. He is a great guitar player, but he can’t play two guitars live and to have two guitarists is an important part of our sound - especially live. The music is written for two guitars. It has been so in the past and it’s still so today. Necrophobic has already started to write new music and plan to record a long awaited new album during the end of 2017."

Joakim Sterner comments: "Lately, I have also come to realize that me and Fredrik are too far from each other on the musical side. Our mindset and our musical roots are too different. Necrophobic is very special in that way that it has very strict, call it rules, on how music shall sound, and not to sound, so with that in mind, along with that one guitar player was 'missing' live, I slowly started to think of this solution - to let Fredrik go. It’s always hard to tell a person to go, especially since we have always got along very well on the personal basis, he’s a great guy, but I had to set the band, and what’s best for the band, in first place. There’s no hard feelings between us. At least not from my side. More...

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Necrophobic Announces U.S. Shows

Cult Swedish death/black metal powerhouse Necrophobic just announced two new U.S. tour dates this November, following the band's already sold-out show at this year's Martyrdoom Festival in New York.

The band will be making stops in Cleveland and Chicago on November 7th and 8th, supporting latest album "Womb Of Lilithu" (available for streaming below). Catch the band live on these dates:

Nov. 6 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar (Martyrdoom Fest)
Nov. 7 Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry Tickets
Nov. 8 Chicago, IL @ Reggies Rock Clu More...

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Eindhoven Reveals Full 2015 Festival Lineup

With the addition of Nuclear Assault, Craft, Gama Bomb, Angelus Apatrida, Aeternus, and Incantation, the lineup for Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2015 is now complete.

The seventh edition of the annual metal meeting is set to take place December 11th & 12th, 2015 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. In total 36 bands will make their appearance at the festival. The lineup will be as follows: More...

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Eindhoven Adds More Bands To Lineup

Marduk, Vektor, Purgatory, Desaster, Necros Christos, Todestriebe and the Dutch metal battle winner Rise a Thousand are the latest acts that have been confirmed for the seventh edition of the independent Eindhoven Metal Meeting festival.

This year's edition is set to take place December 11 & 12th, 2015 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. In total 32 bands will make their appearance at the festival. More bands will be announced soon, and for now the current lineup is as follows: More...

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Eindhoven Announces First Bands For 2015 Festival

Samael, Necrophobic, and Gehennah (Sweden) are the first acts that have been confirmed for the seventh edition of the Eindhoven Metal Meeting festival, set to take place December 11th & 12th, 2015 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

A whopping 29 more bands will still be added to the line-up. The organizers of the festival comment also:

"As last year's edition was completely sold-out, a logical step would be to expand. However, we unanimously decided against this as we want to maintain the unique atmosphere of the festival. Therefore, de Effenaar will once again be the place to be for all death, black, thrash, pagan and doom metal fans at the end of this year!

"The Swiss metal band Samael will play the classic album 'Ceremony of Opposites' in its entirety at the exclusive fly-in festival-show. After that, the band will perform a few extra songs.

"Necrophobic, the highly praised blackened death metal band from Stockholm finally makes a return to Eindhoven for an exclusive BeNeLux show! Anders Strokirk - who handled the vocal duties on the band's all time classic album 'The Nocturnal Silence' - rejoined the band. Do not miss this!

"The Swedish black/thrash metal band Gehennah also make their comeback to The Netherlands after 15 years of absence. Expect classic hits like 'Headbangers Against Disco' and 'Kings Of The Sidewalk' aside new material. A very limited number of Early Bird tickets are now on sale through our official website."

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Aura Noir Confirmed For Incineration Fest

Aura Noir and Woland are in the first batch of announcements of bands that will be appearing at Incineration 2015.

They join Necrophobic, Prostitute Disfigurement, Impaled Nazarene, Oranssi Pazuzu, Alfahanne, Bast, Essenz, Shining with many more yet to be announced.

Incineration Festival takes place across 3 venues in the heart of London's Camden Town on Saturday May 9th, 2015. Very limited early bird ticketsare available over here, while a full range of packages and deals for tickets will officially go on sale October 1st. More...

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Necrophobic Posts Footage With Classic Vocalist

Cult Swedish death/black metal powerhouse Necrophobic has released footage of the band playing at this year's Sweden Rock festival.

The band, now reactivated with classic "The Nocturnal Silence" vocalist Anders Strokirk, can be seen performing in the player below.

Necrophobic's latest album "Womb of Lilithu" is available for streaming in full at Bandcamp here. More...

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Necrophobic Re-Recruits Former Member

After parting ways with Tobias Sidegård last year, Necrophobic has checked in with the following announcement about bringing on a new member:

"Necrophobic is proud to announce that Anders Strokirk has re-joined the band as their permanent vocalist.

"Anders was in the band during the years 1992-1994 and sang on the legendary debut album 'The Nocturnal Silence' (1993).

"Anders voice is both strong and characteristic. We are now ready to play live again and support last autumn’s album release 'Womb of Lilithu.' More news will follow..." More...

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Necrophobic Streaming Full Album

Necrophobic may have split with its vocalist, but that's not stopping the band from releasing new album "Womb of Lilithu" via Season of Mist on October 29th in North America (October 25th worldwide).

The band is now streaming the full album online prior to its release. Check it out at Spotify here (free Spotify account setup required). The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Womb of Lilithu
2. Splendour Nigri Solis
3. Astaroth
4. Furfur
5. Black Night Raven
6. The Necromancer
7. Marquis Phenex
8. Asmodee
9. Marchosias
10. Matanbuchus
11. Paimon
12. Opium Black
13. Infinite Infernalis
14. Amdusias More...

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Necrophobic Streaming New Song

Although Necrophobic recently split with vocalist Tobias Sidegård, the band's new album "Womb of Lilithu" is due out through Season of Mist on October 29th in North America (October 25th worldwide).

Today the band has teamed up with Terrorozer.com to stream the new track "The Necromancer." Give it a listen below.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Womb of Lilithu
2. Splendour Nigri Solis
3. Astaroth
4. Furfur
5. Black Night Raven
6. The Necromancer
7. Marquis Phenex
8. Asmodee (streaming here)
9. Marchosias
10. Matanbuchus
11. Paimon
12. Opium Black
13. Infinite Infernalis
14. Amdusias More...

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Necrophobic Splits With Vocalist After Verdict

Season of Mist band Necrophobic will be continuing on without vocalist Tobias Sidegård, who recently was found guilty on charges of abusing his wife. The band issued the following official statement:

"Tobias is no longer a member of Necrophobic. The verdict following his trial regrettably left us, the band, with no other choice.

"As stated before, Necrophobic does not accept or tolerate domestic violence in any way. We will now search for a replacement. Tobias will make a statement of his own within the next couple of days, which he will publish on his Facebook page."

The band's new album "Womb of Lilithu" is slated for release via Season of Mist on October 29th in North America (October 25th worldwide). More...

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Necrophobic Streaming New Track

Necrophobic has released a third track from the band's forthcoming album, "Womb of Lilithu." This new song, titled "Asmodee," is streaming in the player below, courtesy of Revolver Magazine.

"Womb of Lilithu" is slated for release via Season of Mist on October 29th in North America (October 25th worldwide). The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Womb of Lilithu
2. Splendour Nigri Solis
3. Astaroth
4. Furfur
5. Black Night Raven
6. The Necromancer
7. Marquis Phenex
8. Asmodee
9. Marchosias
10. Matanbuchus
11. Paimon
12. Opium Black
13. Infinite Infernalis
14. Amdusias More...

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Necrophobic Premieres "Furfur" Lyric Video

Sweden's Necrophobic is due to drop new album "Womb of Lilithu" via Season of Mist on October 25th in Europe (October 29th in North America).

With the album's official release date inching ever closer, today Metalunderground.com is offering fans an exclusive early listen to a track off "Womb of Lilithu." A new lyric video for the rockin' black metal track "Furfur," created by Fabien Laubry, can be viewed below.

If you dig what you hear, pick up your pre-order for the album at the Season of Mist e-shop here. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Womb Of Lilithu
2. Splendour Nigri Solis
3. Astaroth
4. Furfur
5. Black Night Raven
6. The Necromancer
7. Marquis Phenex
8. Asmodee
9. Marchosias
10. Matanbuchus
11. Paimon
12. Opium Black
13. Infinite Infernalis
14. Amdusias

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Necrophobic Unveils New Album Artwork, Track List

As previously announced, Cult Swedish act Necrophobic’s new album is entitled "Womb of Lilithu" and will hit stores on October 25th (October 29th in North America). The cover artwork is available below, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Womb Of Lilithu
2. Splendour Nigri Solis
3. Astaroth
4. Furfur
5. Black Night Raven
6. The Necromancer
7. Marquis Phenex
8. Asmodee
9. Marchosias
10. Matanbuchus
11. Paimon
12. Opium Black
13. Infinite Infernalis
14. Amdusias

The single "Splendour Nigri Solis" is already available as an exclusive single on Spotify. "Womb of Lilithu" will be released as a digipak CD, black double LP with white splatters (limited to 150 copies), clear double LP (limited to 400 copies), and regular black double LP. More...

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Necrophobic Announces New Single

Cult Swedish act Necrophobic’s new album is finally in sight: the black / death metal band’s seventh full-length is entitled "Womb of Lilithu" and will hit the stores on October 25th (October 29th in North America).

To help you wait, a digital single of new song “Splendour Nigri Solis,” taken from the forthcoming "Womb of Lilithu" album, will be released exclusively through Spotify on August 19th (September 3rd in North America). Check out the single's cover artwork below. More...

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Nervecell To Tour With Morbid Angel

Nervecell has issued the following announcement about an upcoming European tour with Morbid Angel:

"As promised after completing our European festival run earlier this year, we will be heading back to Europe and the UK in November/December 2011 supporting the extreme metal legends MORBID ANGEL! The tour starts November 19th in the UK and continues into Europe until December 18th (See complete dates below). Joining us on this tour our friends Benighted (France) and Necrophobic (Sweden).

"Morbid Angel is one of the first death metal bands that got us into this genre, and definitely influenced our style and sound in Nervecell. To get to tour along with them across Europe & UK is a complete honor! Nervecell recently opened for Metllica in the UAE (October 25th, 2011), to end our touring cycle for 2011 along side Morbid Angel is an absolute treat! We look forward wait to playing to our European and UK fans again!"

Dates are as follows:

19.11.11 - UK, Weymouth @ Pavilion
20.11.11 - UK, Wolverhampton @ The Slade Rooms
21.11.11 - UK, Sheffield @ Corporation
22.11.11 - UK, London @ 02 Academy Islington
24.11.11 - Germany, Hannover @ Musikzentrum
25.11.11 - Germany, Glauchau @ Alte Spinnerei
26.11.11 - Czech Republic, Zlin @ Winter Masters Of Rock Festival
27.11.11 - Hungary, Budapest @ Club 202
29.11.11 - Coratia, Zagreb @ Mocvara
30.11.11 - Italy, Treviso @ New Age Club
01.12.11 - Italy, Milan @ Magazzini Generali
02.12.11 - France, Marseille @ Cabaret Aléatoire
03.12.11 - Switzerland, Vevey @ Rocking Chair
04.12.11 - Germany, Ludwigsburg @ Rockfabrik
06.12.11 - Slovakia, Bratislava @ Majestic Music Club
07.12.11 - Poland, Krakow @ Kwadrat
08.12.11 - Poland, Warsaw @ Progresja
10.12.11 - Germany, Bamberg @ Geiselwind Christmas Metal Festival
11.12.11 - Switzerland, Pratteln @ Z7
12.12.11 - Germany, Munich @ Backstage
14.12.11 - Germany, Bochum @ Matrix
15.12.11 - Belgium, Antwerp @ Trix
16.12.11 - France, Paris @ La Machine du Moulin Rouge
17.12.11 - Holland, Eindhoven @ Eindhoven Metal Meeting Festival
18.12.11 - Germany, Saarbrucken @ Garage

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