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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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Necrophobic Signs To Season Of Mist

Season of Mist has officially recruited Swedish champions Necrophobic to the label's roster. "We are very proud to sign with Season of Mist," bassist Alex Friberg comments. "A unique label when it comes to sincere musical enthusiasm. Sprung from the endangered kind that will still sign a band because of their actual qualities. We believe in a long and strong relationship between Necrophobic and Season of Mist!"

Necrophobic was recently joined by guitarists Robert Sennebäck (Dismember, Unleashed) and Fredrik Folkare (Unleashed) and is currently writing material for its seventh full-length, which should be released sometime next year.

In the meantime, the band will hit the European roads with fellow label mates Morbid Angel and Benighted in November and December. Tour dates can be found here.

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Final Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgiums biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has confirmed the final bands for this years edition of the event. The biggest news is that Soulfly, the band led by former Sepultura frontman Max Cavalera, will be headlining the event on the Saturday. Other bands added to the bill include New York hardcore legends Sick Of It All, former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash, Hatebreed, Revamp, Oceans Of Sadness and Dear Superstar. The festival takes place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Friday: Aerosmith (Headliners)
Motorhead
Slayer
Stone Temple Pilots
My Dying Bride
Tarja Turunen
Saxon
Therion
Sepultura
Deicide
Anathema
Doro
Ratt
Steel Panther
UDO
Nile
Evergrey
Devin Townsend
Anvil
Raven
Bleeding Through
The Devil's Blood
Ghost Brigade
Oceans Of Sadness
Revamp More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgiums premier metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced the addition of eleven more bands to this years bill. Among the latest acts are American supergroup Hellyeah, Australian rockers Airbourne and British heavy metal veterans Raven. The other confirmed bands are Katatonia, Evergrey, The Devil's Blood, Eluveitie, Finntroll, Dark Funeral, 3 Inches Of Blood and Sylosis. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th-27th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Necrophobic Posts New Music Video Online

Swedish death metal outfit Necrophobic has posted their new music video online for the song, "Revelation 666." You can check it out below. The song comes from the bands latest studio album, "Death To All," which was released last year through Regain Records. More...

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Four More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced that four more bands have now been added to the lineup. The biggest announcement is that Aerosmith will be headlining the event on the friday. Also joining them that day will be reunited California grungers Stone Temple Pilots. Industrial metal legends Fear Factory will be performing at the festival and so will Atlanta based metal outfit Mastodon, who are still touring in support of their critically acclaimed album, "Crack The Skye."

The lineup (in no particular order) is now as follows: More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced several more bands for this year's edition of the event. Among the latest acts are American thrash metal legends Slayer, British gothic metal veterans Paradise Lost, heavy metal icons Saxon and death metal legends Cannibal Corpse and Deicide. Also confirmed are Steel Panther, U.D.O., A Day To Remember, 36 Crazyfists, Atreyu, Between The Buried And Me, Unearth, Anathema and Rise To Remain. The festival will take place in the town of Dessel from June 25th - 27th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Seven More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organisers of Belgium's biggest rock festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, has announced the addition of seven more bands to the bill. The biggest news is that iconic rockers Motorhead will be performing at the event along with Belgian metal veterans Channel Zero. Also added to the lineup are death metal legends Obituary, Swedish viking metallers Amon Amarth, As I Lay Dying, Job For A Cowboy and Ghost Brigade.

The lineup now reads as follows (in alphabetical order): More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2010

The organizers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting has announced a string of new additions to the lineup for next years event, which will take place in the town of Dessel between June 25th-27th. The latest bands confirmed for the event are Bullet For My Valentine, Killswitch Engage, Doro, Nile, Sabaton, Therion, Bloodbath, Mucky Pup and Hail Of Bullets.

The lineup for the festival is now as follows: More...

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Trident Completes Recording Debut Album

Swedish band TRIDENT, featuring Johan Norman (Soul Reaper, ex-Dissection), Tobias Sidegård (Necrophobic), Jonas Blom (Grief Of Emerald), Alexander Friberg (Necrophobic) and Ewo Solvelius, has finished recording their debut album entitled “World Destruction.” The album will see the light of day at the 22nd of March 2010 via REGAIN RECORDS.

In the meantime, you can check out some of the band's music on their MySpace player.

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Obscura Announces European Tour

German technical death metallers Obscura have announced they will be touring Europe alongside 3 Inches of Blood, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Necrophobic. The currently confirmed dates are as follows:

1/8 Wiesbaden , Germany Schlachthof
1/9 Oberhausen , Germany Turbinenhalle
1/10 Hamburg , Germany Markthalle
1/11 Malmo , Sweden KB
1/12 Aarhus , Denmark Voxhall
1/13 Berlin , Germany Columbia Club
1/14 Prague , Czech Rep. Abaton
1/15 Nurnburg , Germany Hirsch
1/16 Dresden , Germany Reithalle
1/17 Wien , Austria Arena
1/18 Budapest , Hungary Diesel
1/19 Ljubljana , Slovenia Kino Siska
1/20 Munchen , Germany Backstage Werk
1/21 Bologna , Italy Estragon
1/22 Milan , Italy Musicdrome
1/23 Erstfeld , Switzerland Transilvania Live Club
1/24 Esch-Alzette , Luxembourg Kulturfabrik
1/26 Barcelona , Spain Salamandra 1
1/27 Madrid , Spain Joy Eslava
1/28 Porto , Portugal Cine Teatro Julio Diniz
1/29 Durango , Spain Plateruena
1/30 Paris , France Trabendo
1/31 Antwerp , Belgium Muziekodroom
2/1 Bristol , UK Academy
2/2 Leeds , UK Rios
2/3 Glasgow , UK Garage
2/4 Birmingham , UK Academy
2/5 London , UK ULU
2/6 Utrecht , Holland Tivoli

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First Bands Announced For Graspop Metal Meeting

The organizers of the Belgian metal festival has announced the first batch of bands that will be performing at the event in June of next year. KISS has been confirmed to be one of the headlining acts at the festival, which follows on from their successful headlining slot at Graspop in 2008.

Other acts confirmed include:

Sepultura
Anvil
Behemoth
Ratt
Alestorm
Immortal
Tankard
All Shall Perish
Bleeding Through
Deadlock
Ignite
Jon Olivia's Pain
Korpiklaani
Walls Of Jericho
Tarja
The Faceless
My Dying Bride
Necrophobic

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Line-Up Announced For Bonecrusher Festival 2010

The Black Dahlia murder has announced that they will be headlining the European Bonecrusher Festival tour in 2010. Supporting acts will include 3 Inches of Blood, Necrophobic, Obscura, The Faceless, Carnifex, and Ingested.

The Black Dahlia Murder vocalist Trevor Strnad has this to say: "We are very excited to be the drunken hosts of the Bonecrusher tour. In cooperation with the wonderful Avocado, we have assembled quite a brutal line up for all tastes of the extreme. We are to be joined in this merciless campaign by our bearded brethren in 3 Inches Of Blood, personal favorites Necrophobic, Carnifex, Obscura, The Faceless and one of the UK's finest, Ingested. You'd be a fool to miss such a killer line up! Come out to the show and leave in an urn... bones crushed!!!"

The currently confirmed dates are as follows: More...

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Trident Posts New Music Online

Swedish death/black metallers TRIDENT (feat. Johan Norman of ex-Dissection & Alex/Tobbe of Necrophobic) updated their MySpace page and uploaded a brand new song. The current songs on the band's MySpace page are "Slaves to Anguish" and "World Destruction."

Their first album "World Destruction" will be released after the summer via Regain Records.

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Necrophobic Live Videos Posted Online

Two live videos of Necrophobic performing at the Kings of Black Metal Festival on April 18th in Germany have been posted online. The videos can be viewed below. More...

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Necrophobic Streaming New Song Online

Swedish death metal band Necrophobic are currently streaming a new song online from their upcoming album "Death To All," which will be released through Regain Records in May of 2009. The track "Revelation 666" can be heard on the band's official MySpace page.

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Ex-Necrophobic Guitarist Issues Demo Update

Ex-Necrophobic guitarist David Parland has issued the following update about the upcoming demo from his as yet unnamed band:

"Well, this is just a short update on things and what we are up to right now...

"Right now, me and Tomas (Asklund) have finished about 90 % of the core material for the first demo. Things are going faster than expected and pretty well. The demo will be recorded within two months, and as soon as it is finished, we will put up excerpts/trailers on this myspace website for people to hear. We may even do a website only for this project, but so far we will use this (my personal website) for this new band/project.

"The yet nameless demo will contain 3 tracks (4 - if you count the one minute intro) and will have the following song/titles:

1) The Darkside Calls (intro)
2) Of The Seven Gates
3) Killing Christ
4) Godforsaken (With Hate I Burn). More...

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Necrophobic Issues Recording Update

Swedish death metal band Necrophobic has issued the following update about new shows and the recording of their upcoming album:

"We have 2 new shows coming up. The first one is in Växjö (Sweden)on March 27, where we haven't played since 1995, so we hope to fill Kaskaded in Folkets Park to the maximum. The next show after that will be in Germany on the Kings of Black Metal Festival, together with friends Watain, Mayhem and Dark Funeral among others. That massacre will be held in Giessen at Hessenhallen on April 18.

"From the studio, we can report that all drums, guitars, lead guitars and the bass have now been recorded and tomorrow it's time for the demonic vocals to be recorded. As you may already have read on several music news pages and net magazines, the title of the new beast will be "Death To All". The album will be released on April 27. More info will follow..."

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Ex-Necrophobic Guitarist Working On New Material

Ex-Necrophobic guitarist David Parland has created a new MySpace page detailing a new project he is working on. He issued the following statement:

"To begin with, the main reason with this Myspace website is of course nothing other than to provide you with information about what I am up to...

Since I literally have been out of the scene for some good time and living under a rock (wasting even my own creativity and a lot of time), I for some strange reason feel NOW is the time to restart everything. Why exactly now I do not know, but I work on 'if it feels right...it is right.'

So the main reason for me reaching out again right now is because of the new music band/project I am creating. This is right now in the making. There is sadly not too much I can reveal at this moment, other than 1) it will be a return to more of a Death metal style with Black and Thrash metal influences. but it will be brutal and Catchy and very melodic. 2) Tomas Asklund (ex.DARK FUNERAL/DISSECTION/INFERNAL is the drummer and other core member, and right now we are in the songwriting process).

We will put up excerpts from the coming demo here in a couple of weeks, so check back later for this. This will be followed by an album in late 2009, with around 8-9 tracks. More...

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New Necrophobic Bassist Speaks On New Job

A brief Q&A with new Necrophobic bassist Alex Friberg has been posted online. You can read it below.

Q: How does it feel to be the "new" warrior in such a long running band?

A: "I'm very honored and proud to be fully trusted with this task."

Q: What can you tell us about your background?

A: "I have listened to metal for as long as I can remember, and picked up the bass giutar at the age of 10. I have played with numerous bands, but it was all a warm-up for Necrophobic, hehe..."

Q: What are your feelings towards the new material for the upcoming album?

A: "Total destruction! Also a total killer for me to be a part of the making process in an early stage."

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Necrophobic Announces New Bassist

Swedish death metallers, Necrophobic, welcome their new bassist, Alex Friberg, and have issued an update on their new album:

"NECROPHOBIC is from now on a 5 piece strong legion! During 2008 the band did a number of shows as a 5 piece with Erik Danielsson (Watain) as a session member. This made Necrophobic come to think of continue on a new path and develop the live performances as the new live impression was much better." More...

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