Formed back in 1984 and influenced by
Slayer, Possessed, Kreator, Celtic Frost and Bathory, Necrodeath released a
cult-demo tape titled 'The
Shining Pentagram' and obtained an incredible
success through the underground. This first demo-release is still considered a
real "piece of thrash/black history"! Tons of tributes in major magazines,
fanzines and other underground features highlighted the release of the first two
legendary albums 'Into
The Macabre' (1987) and 'Fragments
Of Insanity' (1989).
Necrodeath is one of the most important and outrageous names in extreme metal, a
distinctive influence on several modern extreme acts, who spotted Necrodeath as
one of the absolute fave acts in their interviews! Unfortunately after the
mentioned second release several line-up problems and the unprofessional
attitude of the old record label forced the band guys to suspend their activity.
(drums) started a band called Necrosadist, now well known as Sadist, and
recorded 'Above The Light' and 'Tribe' albums, leaving straight afterwards for
personal and musical reasons. But rumors about a Necrodeath return started to
Finally, in 1998, Peso
raised-up from the ashes the first and only black/thrash legend from Italy! The
band signed immediately a deal with
Scarlet, reissued the
first album 'Into The
Macabre' on CD and started working on new
A year passed since their rebirth and the Italian black/thrash legend returned
with their most frightening and extreme album ever! Recorded at Underground
Studios, Sweden (Carnal Forge, Ebony Tears, Lost Souls, Killing Machine) during
September 1999, 'Mater
Of All Evil' showed an astonishing
killer-production and highly talented technical performances! Bloody-fast,
ultra-aggressive and supported by the evil-nightmarish vocals of the new singer
'Mater Of All Evil'
was the third Necrodeath album to come out after 10 years of silence.
Thrash/black metal at its best! The
response from both media and public was simply amazing! Necrodeath set the world
on fire with some "devastating" live performances, including appearances at No
Mercy Festival and Gods Of Metal! After a few months of break and heavy
reharsals, the band came out with new killer songs and an astonishing enthusiasm
towards their music, celebrated with the home video 'From
Hate To Scorn' (April 2001), a sort of tribute
to the fans that supported the band for all these years. The long voyage to hell
never stops and Necrodeath started planning the new album. the 4th of their
As Pitch' contains the most violent attitude
the Italian black-thrashers ever displayed before. The recording-session took
place again at the Underground studios in Sweden with the producer Pelle Saether.
Critically acclaimed as the natural evolution of 'Mater
Of All Evil', the 4th album 'Black
As Pitch' confirmed once again the leadership
in the Italian scene and it turned out to be the most acclaimed Necrodeath album
in America and Asia. The band took also part at the Tattoo The Planet Festival
in Milan, Italy, together with Slayer, Soulfly, Children Of Bodom and Moonspell
among others. A videoclip for the song 'Process
Of Violation' was also filmed and a new album
started to be conceived.
Of Hate' arrived in September 2003. This time
the band decided to spend more time in the studio and they choose one of the
best in Italy, Outer Sound (Novembre, Stormlord, Rosae Crucis, DGM), with
producer Giuseppe Orlando (also drummer in Novembre). Mastering took place at
Mastering Room in Sweden with Goran Finnberg (Soilwork, In Flames). The result
was a complex and experimental album, still keeping fully bleeding the extreme
razorblade approach of the last two albums 'Mater
Of All Evil' and 'Black
As Pitch'. The album also featured 'The
Flag', a new version of the song originally
included in the debut masterpiece 'Into
The Macabre' and titled 'The
Flag Of The Inverted Cross'.
2006 saw Necrodeath releasing the 6th studio album of their long career, album
that followed the highly acclaimed greatest-hits ('20
Years Of Noise 1985-2005' celebrated the band's
20-years anniversary) and started a new era for the band, despite the fact that
Claudio stepped out in the same perdiod for
personal reasons. Necrodeath started working on the new album with talented
Andy, but straight after it was recorded (with
recording sessions taking place again at Outer Sound studios), he was replaced
Hell', the highly-anticipated new album, was
described as the most diverse Necrodeath album so far, containing 10 furious
tracks spanning from the fast thrashing assault of the mid-eighties to the
groove-oriented sonic holocaust displayed with the latest efforts. The band was
proud to announce a very special guest-appearance coming from mighty Cronos
(Venom), universally described as the Godfather of black metal. An
with black metal masters Marduk followed.
Necrodeath's seventh album, released in October 2007, is an intriguing concept
on the King Of Darkness Vlad Tepes' life, with a wide range of new influences
performed by a band on top of its game. Artwork duties were once again handled
by renowed artist/director Chad Michael Ward (who previously worked with Marilyn
Manson, Fear Factory, Billy Idol, Allhelluja among others) and Peter In De Betou
(Marduk, Meshuggah) mastered the album at his Taylor Made studios in Sweden. A
stunning videoclip for the song 'Smell
Of Blood' was also released.
But it's now time for the
new, eight studio-album of the legendary act. 'Phylogenesis'
is the title of the new effort, a concept on the origin of the species, 9 killer
tracks about the past, the present and the future of the world population.
The album was once again
Outer Sound Studios in Rome, Italy, with
Giuseppe Orlando (Novembre) handling the mixing duties. Mastering was done at
Fear Studio in Ravenna, Italy. The amazing
artwork came from
Design (Nile, Threshold, Legion Of The Damned, Vision Divine,
Necrodeath embarks on an heavy touring schedule to promote the
Several high-profile gigs followed, and with 2009 marking a
bludgeoning 25th anniversary for the band, Necrodeath started celebrating in
style with the vinyl re-releases of groundbreaking “Into
the Macabre'” debut album and a 10" EP version of the infamous “The
Shing Pentagram” original demo tape, both on very limited edition
The band re-entered the studio (this time
their own Quake Sound Studios facilities) to push the envelope a little
further and properly celebrate those 25 years of noise no less. The result
not just another cover album but a faithful revisitation of Necrodeath'
rust-free oldschool roots, recorded, packaged and released in true
underground style. Including appearances by ex-Necrodeath, ex-Schizo and
Bulldozer members, "Old
Skull" is strength, cult and ritual consistency from beginning to
Twenty-five years of insanity & macabre, and
still thrashing black.
Rise up from the flames and do celebrate the horror with
Out in may 2011 "the
age of fear" on Scarlet records, featruring songs from their
entire back catalogue, starting with 1987's legendary debut album 'Into The
Macabre' until their latest 'Old Skull', 'The Age Of Fear' captures the
entire essence of the band to this day whilst awaiting their next new album,
to be released in the fall of 2011 on Scarlet Records. 'The Age of Fear'
features 15 classic tracks including the previously unreleased "onyric"
version of the song 'Queen Of Desire', featuring guest appearances by
Giorgia Gueglio (Mastercastle) on vocals and Botys Beezard (Godyva) on
piano, the stunning cover version of Slayer’s ‘Black Magic’ and the live
version of the band’s own ‘The Theory’. The beautiful artwork was made by
French artist Pierre-Alain D. at 3mmi Design.
But its now time for Necrodeath's brand new album ‘Idiosyncrasy’,
arguably the band’s most challenging so far, both musically and lyrically,
consisting in one single (40 min. long) track which sums Necrodeath’s
musical approach without necessarily trying to sound “progressive”. Drummer
Peso has once again written the majority of the music, this time with a big
help from guitarist Pier Gonella, whose importance within the band’s
dynamics is constantly increasing. Singer Flegias and Peso are co-authors of
the lyrical concept, inspired by the eternal conflict between good and evil
and the struggle towards reaching the interior peace against all odds.
was recorded at Outer Sound Studios in Rome, Italy and Music Art Studios in
Rapallo, Italy and mixed by Giuseppe Orlando (Novembre). The artwork,
inspired by Quentin Tarantino’s classic movie ‘Reservoir Dogs’, has been
made by Nerve Design (Nile, Threshold, Vision Divine, Bulldozer).
Leif Jensen (Dew-Scented) is credited as a very special guest on vocals.
will be released October 25th 2011 on Scarlet Records.
Around 2013, january,
Necrodeath celebrated their long way activity, with a DVD released by
Scarlet Records, called “Helllive”. This DVD contains two live shows
recorded in 2012 in Milan and Catania, plus interviews, scenes from life on
the road and videoclips. In the same year, the band played many gigs in
Italy and outside.
In 2014, march, it’s been
released a single ep called “Wrath” for label Night Of The Living Dead.
“Wrath”, out as limited edition is the preview of upcoming, tenth album of
the band. In fact one month later, “The 7 deadly sins” album was out always
for Scarlet Records. This album consists of seven tracks, inspired each one
to the seven deadly sins, plus two extra tracks, “Thanatoid” and “Graveyard
of the innocents”. For the track “Wrath” a video clip has been released. The
album was supported with live performance such as festivals and opening act
for Marduk, At The Gates…
Another single has been
released in 2015, called “Headhunting”, as limited edition like previous
one, for label Terror From Hell. On this release there are two very special
guests, such as Mantas and Demolition Man from Venom Inc. / M.pire of Evil.
It’s been released also a videoclip of “Headhunting” track, performed by
members of both bands. After this release, Necrodeath made various concerts
In may 2016, the band
entered studio for the recording of new tracks, together with Cadaveria. In
fact both bands have in their line up Flegias / Marcelo Santos and GL /
Peter Dayton. They will release an EP called “Mondoscuro”. Release date is
2016, September, for label Black Tears.
2018 : ‘The Age Of Dead Christ' is Necrodeath's 11th album,
33 years after their inception into the scene, when the now legendary demo
tape ‘The Shining Pentagram’ was released. 33 as the age of Christ, the dead
Christ, as the title of the album says. Necrodeath go back to their roots
releasing one of the fastest, most violent and brutal chapters in their
deadly musical path. The cover resembles the typical artwork of the Eighties
demo tapes and features the band's old logo.
‘The Age Of Dead Christ’ includes the song ‘The Return Of The
Undead’, a new version of the band’s classic ‘The Undead’ (originally
included in the 1987 debut album ‘Into The Macabre’), featuring yet another
extreme metal legend on vocals, the mighty A.C. Wild of Bulldozer.
April 2019: Defragments Of
Insanity’ is the re-recording of Necrodeath’s
second album ‘Fragments Of Insanity’, originally
released in 1989. This new version succeeds in keeping the
original brutality and dark mood of the album intact, yet
with the very distinctive approach of the current line-up of
the band, the longest-standing in Necrodeath’s illustrious
Defragments Of Insanity’
follows the release of ‘The Age Of Dead Christ', the latest
collection of original material for Necrodeath, the 11th in
their career, 33 years after their inception into the scene,
when the now legendary demo tape ‘The Shining Pentagram’ was
Considered a cult classic for
decades, ‘Fragments Of Insanity’ is the quintessential
Thrash/Black Metal album, an album that influenced many
bands over the years and has been praised by fans and
artists alike. And this new version will give younger fans a
chance to own a piece of history that was no longer easy to
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