“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
The Labyrinth is the smoldering new full-length from Oakland-based old-school death metal perpetrators, NECROT, which features within its ranks current and former members of Acephalix, Vastum, Saviours, and Watch Them Die.
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 tracks amassed from three hard-to-find and long out-of-print demo tapes. 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 coffin-toned, bone-crush of Autopsy, Bolt Thrower, Sacrilege and the like pay heed.
In advance of its release, today Invisible Oranges offers up the first public helping of NECROT in the form of “Rebirth In Chaos,” noting of the track “Oakland, California’s 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. This was the same spirit that one heard from Venom as they did their best to play metal songs well out of their technical reach, or from Motörhead as they kept their music short and to the point over their forty-year career. NECROT‘s three releases, each tapes adding up to a total of eight songs, aren’t merely a batch of ripping tracks; NECROT‘s dedication to writing fat-free material never wavered even as the riffs became more jagged and serrated… Treating it as a traditional full-length is an unrewarding task. Rather, The Labyrinth should be seen a document. It captures a whirlwind pair of years in the band’s life, where no creative endeavors were wasted and where every track captured the NECROT at the best of their abilities.”
Let your ears bleed to the sounds of “Rebirth In Chaos,” now playing at Invisible Oranges at THIS LOCATION.
Formed by the duo of bassist/vocalist Luca Indrio (Acephalix, Vastum) and 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 have 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.
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