Sweden's hell-majestic Death Metallers NECROCURSE have truly invoked pure evil with the much anticipated debut full-length "Grip Of The Dead"!
With members from Nifelheim, Swordmaster, Runemagick, Sacramentum, etc and set in a traditional ancient Heavy Metal spirit, "Grip Of The Dead" is a convocation of ominous Deathchaos and Blackened Thrash destruction. Together with a slab of anthemic devil-horn theatrical antics, the end result is a perfect assimilation of the legitimate NECROCURSE sound-stamp!
Recorded, mixed and mastered at Sonic Train Studios with legendary King Diamond guitar maestro Andy La Rocque (King Diamond, Melechesh, Hammerfall, etc) and the stunningly nefarious artwork cover by David Herrerias (Antichrist (Swe)), the Morbid Maniacs have returned and it is going to be unpleasant.
1. Preludium of Devastation
3. Rotten in the Dark
4. The Devil Cobra
5. Ripping Darkness (The Destroyer)
6. Death Metal Rebels
7. Morbid Maniacs
8. Speed to the Grave
9. Grip of the Dead
10. Coffin Breakers
11. Infernal Rebellion
The first riffs and songs to the band was composed in 2004 but was then only as a project and not meant to be official. A few demo songs were recorded but much more than that did not happen. It was in 2009/2010 that the band had a full line-up and the name NECROCURSE became official.
In 2010, the band recorded their first serious recording. The result was five songs, later released in 2011 on two 7″ vinyls “Chaos Carnage Cataclysm” and “Insane Curse Of Morbidity” by the Norwegian label Aftermath Music. Two tape versions was also released with bonus material by the Swedish label Death Invocation Records. The recordings were then re-mastered and re-released as a shaped CD ”Shape of Death” by Aftermath Music in 2012.
In 2011, the band began working hard on new material and some unofficial demos were recorded. Several record companies contacted the band and NECROCURSE chose to work with Pulverised Records from Singapore. This resulted in a worldwide contract for an album on CD and vinyl.
In 2012, the band is ready to play live. Several gigs were made during the year in clubs and festivals such as Beyond The Gates Festival (Norway), Kill-Town Death Fest (Denmark), Metal Legacy Festival (Sweden) and others. NECROCURSE quickly gained a reputation as a great live band with fast-paced action and intense show on stage.
In September, the band began recording the new full album “Grip Of The Dead” in Sonic Train Studios (Varberg, Sweden) with Andy La Rocque at the controls. Recording continued in smaller studios to finally become mixed in Sonic Train Studios in October. The release is scheduled in early 2013.
During 2013, in addition to release new album, NECROCURSE will also appear livemore, better and harder than before!