German Thrash Metallers Necronomicon Working On Double Album

NECRONOMICON, one of Germany’s longest running Thrash Metal bands, is currently in the Arsen Music Studios in Breisach am Rhein, working on what will be the band’s seventh release. The new album, to be titled “Invictus”, will be NECRONOMICON’s most ambitious work to date, and aside from nine new songs and a new version of “Possessed by Evil”, the double CD is set to include seven live tracks and four or five acoustic songs. Artwork for “Invictus” will be by the Brazilian artist Jobert Mello, who has worked with bands such as SABATON, PRIMAL FEAR and BENEDICTUM. A new label is being sought for the release of “Invictus”.

Formed in Southern Germany in 1983 by front man Freddy, and then members Axel and Lala, all of whom were musicians active in the punk scene, the band fell under the spell of artists like MOTORHEAD and METALLICA, and, leaving behind its punk roots and aided by Freddy’s distinctive vocals, NECRONOMICON developed a sound all of its own, quickly becoming popular in the underground Thrash Metal scene both not only at home in Germany, but also world-wide. The current line up comprises Freddy on guitar and vox, Andi Gern on guitars and backing vox, Klaus Enderlin on drums and Andi Nial on bass and backing vox.

Commenting on the new album, Freddy had this to say: “NECRONOMICON has been playing for well over 25 years now, and during all those years we faced some setbacks that would have floored many bands, including our rehearsal rooms burning down with all our equipment inside and the inevitable hassles with unscrupulous labels. We decided to call the new album “Invictus”, because to us that little word means “never give up and don’t let anyone beat you down”, and this has been NECRONOMICON’s philosophy from day one. We kept going and we’re still here, stronger than ever, and “Invictus” represents both a look back and a thank you to the fans who have been with us all this time, and a move forward to bigger and better things for NECRONOMICON”.

Upcoming live dates for NECRONOMICON:
25 Sep: House of Culture, Cheb, CZ
01 Oct: The Rock Temple, Kerkrade, NL
08 Oct: Die Halle, Frankfurt, DE
09 Oct: Turock, Essen, DE
13 Nov: Club Mir, Uherske Hradiste, CZ
14 Nov: Exit Chmelnice, Prague, CZ
20 Nov: Rockstuble, Pforzheim, DE
23 Apr 2011: Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen, DE

More information about NECRONOMICON can be found on the band’s MySpace page at http://www.myspace.com/possessedbythrash

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