In less than a month, Oakland-based old-school death metal squad NECROT, which features within its ranks current and former members of Acephalix, Vastum, Saviours, Watch Them Die and Atrament, will unleash the vile fruits of their The Labyrinth full-length.
Set for release on CD, digitally and deluxe, foil-stamped LP on April 15th via Tankcrimes Records, and on cassette via Sentient Ruin in the US and Extremely Rotten in Europe, The Labyrinth spews forth eight devious tracks amassed from three hard-to-find and long out-of-print demo tapes. The record was tracked at Lennon Studios by the late great Jef “Leppard” Davis (Abscess, Acephalix, Vastum) and at Earhammer Studios with Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Annihilation Time, Noothgrush) and mastered at Mammoth Sound by Dan Randall (Ghoul, Toxic Holocaust). Fans of the audio bone-crush of bands like Autopsy, Bolt Thrower, Sacrilege, and the like pay heed.
As a precursor to its release, today Cvlt Nation, crowning The Labyrinth as a whole, “a non-stop vicious killing machine that is must have for any death metal fan,” unearths third track “Into The Labyrinth” for communal inebriation. “I can smell the decaying flesh rising from the riffs,” the esteemed blog hails. “I see the bones breaking under the war drums! I can feel the gut-wrenching bass tones taking my mind!”
Feast your ears on “Into The Labyrinth,” now playing exclusively at Cvlt Nation at THIS LOCATION.
You can also soak in the audio stench of “Rebirth In Chaos,” still playing at Invisible Oranges at THIS LOCATION.
In conjunction with the release of The Labyrinth, NECROT will bring their vile odes to the stage on a new two-week North American live run with support provided by Skullshitter. See confirmed assaults below.
NECROT w/ Skullshitter:
4/28/2016 Disk Bar – Providence, RI
4/29/2016 Katacombs – Montreal, QC
4/30/2016 Rocking Buffalo Saloon – Buffalo, NY
5/01/2016 New Dodge Lounge – Detroit, MI
5/02/2016 Best Friends Bar – Lexington, KY
5/03/2016 North Side Yacht Club – Cincinnati, OH
5/05/2016 Livewire – Chicago, IL
5/06/2016 Gooskis – Pittsburgh, PA
5/07/2016 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD
5/08/2016 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY
5/13/2016 The Clinic – New Brunswick, NJ
5/14/2016 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
5/15/2016 Millcreek Tavern – Philadelphia, PA
“NECROT is the combination of the two words ‘necro,’ from Greek Nekros as in Corpse, and ‘rot,’ representing the unavoidable process we all go through just living,” elaborates bassist/vocalist Luca Indrio (Acephalix, Vastum) of the band’s stench-laden moniker. “Every day we rot a little more and we get one step closer to be a corpse. It is a reminder that we all have to die (memento mori) and the unavoidability of death. We are rotting, we will be corpses.”
Forged by Indrio drummer Chad Gailey (ex-Vastum, Atrament), and subsequently rounded out by guitarist Sonny Reinhardt (Saviours, ex-Watch Them Die), NECROT is one of the most punishing, savage and treacherous death metal acts to ever tread Californian soil. Initially forged in 2011 as a side-project of Acephalix, NECROT has since then built a devout following in their native Bay Area and beyond, and have become known as a merciless and bloodthirsty death metal killing machine thanks to their bulldozing live sets and their savage and butchering recordings. Since inception, the band has only made their music available as very short and hard to find demo tapes that are now completely sold out, impossible to find and have become something of a cult object or collector’s item, elevating the band’s reputation to that of absolute cult and DIY monument in the Bay Area underground metal scene. Taking cues from legends like Asphyx, Bolt Thrower, Grave, Discharge, early Sepultura, early Morbid Angel, and Entombed, NECROT have thus far existed as a power trio with the build and attitude of a bloodthirsty tank. NECROT’s music is a literal onslaught of buzz-sawing death metal riffs and spine-rupturing rhythms – an authentic sonic bludgeoning that can batter the listener’s flesh into complete submission within seconds, and which owes much of its crude heaviness and primitive ferocity to old-school death metal just as it does to (crust) punk.
“NECROT are as old-school death metal as old-school death metal gets. Their songs would have been welcome presences on early classics by Master, Bolt Thrower and Autopsy and yet, NECROT has a punk rock soul that refuses to die.” – Invisible Oranges
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