Stream / Share NECROPANTHER’s “Good As Dead” at THIS LOCATION.
Eyes Of Blue Light, the scathing new full-length from Colorado-based metal mavericks NECROPANTHER, is set to devour the masses next month. Captured at Green Door Recordings in Denver by Felipe Patino (Rise Against, NOFX) and mixed and mastered in Gothenburg, Sweden by melodic death metal mastermind Fredrik Nordström (Dimmu Borgir, At The Gates, Arch Enemy, In Flames etc.) who gushed upon the record’s completion, “NECROPANTHER is merciless with their songwriting. They’re the New Wave Of Old School Death Metal! This album is cool!,” the twelve-track offering chronicles the classic 1965 Frank Herbert sci-fi novel Dune.
In advance of the record’s release, today Decibel Magazine offers up “Good As Dead” for communal feasting. Elaborates guitarist Joe Johnson of the track, “‘Good As Dead’ talks about Reverend Mother Gaius Helen Mohaim’s prescient foreshadowing of Duke Leto’s downfall. One of the things we tried to accomplish on this record,” he continues, “was to compose operatically. In rock and metal, ‘operatic’ usually refers to an overwrought melodic vocal style. However, what I mean here is that we tried to use different musical techniques to convey moods that would indicate specific characters and situations. With ‘Good As Dead,’ there’s a bright melody that evokes the happiness and stability of life on Caladan, while the thrashy beat and dissonant rhythm guitars drive toward the inevitable destruction ahead. The style is a combination of melodic death metal and thrash, which is pretty foundational to the NECROPANTHER sound.”
Sample “Good As Dead,” courtesy of Decibel Magazine, at THIS LOCATION.
Eyes Of Blue Light will be self-released on February 23rd. Preorders are currently available at the official NECROPANTHER Bandcamp page HERE where you can sample opening track “Imperium Overture.”
NECROPANTHER will play a handful of shows in the coming months including a special record release show on February 24th with more live dates to be announced in the weeks to come. See all confirmed dates below.
2/24/2018 Hi-Dive – Denver, CO w/ Munsens, Abrams * Record Release Show
3/17/2018 Herman’s Hideaway – Denver, CO w/ Doyle, MF Ruckus, Lotus Gait, Radio Scarlet
3/30/2018 Elbow Room – Wichita, KS
4/07/2018 Moxi Theater – Greeley, CO w/ Draghoria
4/14/2018 The Crown Bar – Cheyenne, WY w/ Horde of Draugar
6/29/2018 Electric Funeral Fest III @ 3 Kings – Denver, CO
7/17/2018 Sister Bar – Albuquerque, NM
NECROPANTHER was forged in 2014 with the simple goal of creating heavy music and playing shows that thrill audiences. The band is vocalist/guitarist Paul Anop, lead guitarist Joe Johnson, drummer Haakon Sjogren, and bassist Marcus Corich. Together they’ve quickly become a favorite in the highly competitive Denver metal scene with their precision, speed, and short, hook-laden songs. NECROPANTHER was included in the 2016 year-end Top 10 Denver Metal Bands by the Denver Westword alongside with Khemmis, Dreadnought and Blood Incantation and was selected by the Denver Post for the 2017 Underground Music Showcase (UMS).
The band has extensive experience performing and touring. Haakon Sjogren and Marcus Corich were founding members of Havok and also played together in Colorado metal project Moore. Sjogren has also handled drums for Colorado bands Frozen Eternity and Circaic. In addition to his bass playing, Corich is also an accomplished skater and has performed at the Van’s Warped Tour and other high-profile events. Anop was in Kansas powerhouse Spirit Of The Stairs as well as The Empress and Whalefalls while Johnson also played in Moore, as well as the metal fusion project Wild Game. Prior to moving to Colorado, he played and toured with the Philadelphia-based power metal band Shadowdance and NWOBHM band Wastoid. He has also appeared in a video for the famed shredder The Great Kat.
NECROPANTHER’s eponymous debut (2016), an homage to the classic movie The Terminator, was recorded at Green Door in Denver, mixed by Eric Rutan at Mana Studio (Cannibal Corpse, Goatwhore etc.) and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music (Cannabis Corpse, Converge, Torche, Tombs etc.).