Necronaut (noun); derived from the Greek words nekros (νεκρός), meaning "corpse" or "dead", and nautes (ναύτης), meaning "sailor". A person who experiments with near-death experiences in order to explore the underworld.
Necronautical (adj); of or pertaining to Necronautics or Necronauts.
Necronautical (band); A cluster of musicians using the medium of extreme blackened metal in order to disconnect from reality and to espouse the thought that true freedom of the spirit is found beyond the monotony of modern human existence.
Fittingly wearing the crown of thorns as the fourth inductees to the resurrected Cacophonous coven, Misanthropic Black Metal 4-piece Necronautical blur the barriers between fantasy and reality. Voyaging the treacherous waters of the underworld, they explore notions of the afterlife with their pummelling, virtuoso musicianship. Their colossal sophomore album "The Endurance At Night" is set for release 15th July on Cacophonous, and showcases a new energy and strength for British extreme music.
"Necronautical are delighted to become part of the Cacophonous family. We are humbled to appear on the same heritage-rich label that brought the world such great and influential bands as Cradle of Filth and the legendary Bal-Sagoth, and proud to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our brothers in The Infernal Sea, The King is Blind and Old Corpse Road at the forefront of UK Black Metal.
Our upcoming album 'The Endurance at Night' will leave listeners battered and raw; awestruck by the brutality and power inherent in the universe, interpreted herein as a salvo of scathing blasts, screeching melodies and churning riffs. We're very excited to show the world what we've been working on, and can't wait to showcase the new album on stage in the Autumn this year.” - Anchorite, Bass
Motörhead's recently announced live set "Clean Your Clock" - featuring one of the band's final performances together at the Zenith in Munich, Germany - will hit stores on Friday, June 10 via UDR Music. You can pre-order the set in several formats via the links below. Today, you can watch a brand new live concert recording of "Overkill" from "Clean Your Clock" here: https://youtu.be/o1YpKC57WaA
Pre-order "Clean Your Clock" here:
Coloured Double Vinyl in Gatefold with Pop-up Art
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CD / DVD, Gatefold with Pop-up Art:
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Limited Edition Box Set standard zinc alloy 'MOTÖRHEAD Forever' edition:
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There will be no more Motörhead tours because Lemmy is no longer here, and many, many people did not get a chance to hear them one more time on what proved to be their last-ever piece of road work. This makes "Clean Your Clock" a vitally important release. It is both a celebration and an epitaph, glorious yet not without melancholy, maintaining the warmth and curve of Motörhead's unique live sound.
On November 20 and 21, 2015, at the Zenith in Munich, Germany, UDR made the decision to record - what happened to be the very last live shows ever recorded - and Motörhead proceeded to deliver two storming sold out shows. Where there had once been almost too-fast breakneck pace, there was measured yet still thunderous rock 'n' roll served up only as they could, Phil Campbell playing better and better, and Mikkey Dee elevating the art of drumming to the superlative heights which made him one of metal's most coveted skinsmen. Lemmy sounds so dialled in, a little mean even (in the best possible way) snarling here and there, cackling when appropriate, and singing in a way which will defy every single pre-conceived expectation you might have had. Yes, he was fighting ailments. But no, he was not flimsy or faded, in fact on "Clean Your Clock" he lays down the marker for all near-70 year olds in terms of wicked bad-assery.
"Clean Your Clock" is the natural sound of one of rock 'n' roll's mightiest, rarest and most astoundingly excellent beasts - Motörhead. There isn't a plaudit they haven't received and there isn't a plaudit they don't deserve. And if there had to be a 'final' Motörhead album, perhaps it is fitting that "Clean Your Clock", a superb live encapsulation of the band at home, is the one.
So TURN-THIS-UP because as Lemmy himself said, the only way to feel the noise is when it's good and loud... and remember Lemmy and Motörhead in the best possible way!
Clean Your Clock Tracklisting:
Bomber / Stay Clean / Metropolis / When The Sky Comes Looking For You / Over The Top / (Guitar Solo) The Chase Is Better Than The Catch / Lost Woman Blues/ Rock It / Orgasmatron / Doctor Rock / Just 'Cos You Got The Power/ No Class/ Ace Of Spades/ Whorehouse Blues / Overkill
Taking a mighty step out of their usual musical comfort zone, Monolithic Metallers The King Is Blind have revealed "I Love You All The Time (RequiIem), their take on the Eagles Of Death Metal track "I Love You All The Time". Recorded in memory of Nick Alexander, who also lived in Colchester, local producer Tom Donovan offered free studio sessions to bands in the community with all profits going to The Sweet Stuff Foundation to help those affected. The King Is Blind were the only extreme metal act to take up this offer, creating a cathartically haunting 6 minute epic.
The cover was recorded in 2 stages – initially with Tom in December 2015, then Musikzimmer, Vienna, under the direction of Mark Royce (Entwined) who introduced live orchestral elements.
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“Colchester is a small town, with a close-knit music scene. Nick Alexander was someone we knew from the pubs and gigs in our home town for many years and we felt tremendous shock and sadness when we heard about his death, along with so many others in the Paris attacks in November 2015.
Tom Donovan took the concept that EODM had presented, and took it to the extreme by offering free studio time to bands wishing to record their version of the song. Jumping head-first into the project to record as many covers of the EODM track as humanly possible, he asked if TKIB were interested in getting involved. I've known Tom for nearly 20 years so I know what he's like when he's fired up about an idea, so I said yes on behalf of the band before I'd even heard the EODM song.
As soon as I got off the phone to Tom, I looked up the original EODM track online and the fear kicked in - the song was a jaunty little ditty without a hint of Metal, let alone TKIB’s 'Monolithic' Metal. It became pretty clear that, instead of doing a straightforward cover of the song, we would need to tear up the original and use only the blueprint of the music to design a track, guided by our feelings surrounding Nick and Paris. With the path now clear, we began to focus on delivering a much more sombre, emotional tone to the track.
At certain points, we felt overwhelmed with emotion during the process, but with the help of Tom and our colleagues in Vienna we have been able to come up with a track expressing our compassion and grief which, we hope, will be a fitting tribute to Nick and all who were directly affected by the Paris attacks.”
– Lee Appleton (TKIB Lead Guitarist)
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Abhorrent Decimation join the Prosthetic Records artist roster signing a three album deal.
UK Death Metal stands in the spotlight today as one of it's most promising prospects, Abhorrent Decimation announce they have signed a deal with the legendary metal label. The signing will see the bands next three records distributed worldwide via Sony Red. "We can't wait to get this next record out now, we're in love with this new material the 4 of us have been working on" remarks vocalist Ashley Scott. "It's a real honour to work with the label and we look forward to being able to extend the reach of our music with the help of this successful, global label".
"This marks the turning point in our career, not only as Abhorrent Decimation but as musicians, we really can't wait to unleash the next record".
The band estimate a new music will start to emerge before the end of the year and hope that a new record will be out Spring 2017.
Catch Abhorrent Decimation LIVE before they head back into the studio to record the highly anticipated follow up to "Miasmic Mutation". More dates to be announced.
28/05 Southampton, Annihilation Fest
YOUR GOD IS DEAD | UK MINI TOUR
16/06 Croydon, The Scream Lounge
17/06 Liverpool, Maguires
18/06 Hitchin, Club 85
A piece of Black Metal history has been lying dormant for over two decades, deep in the shadowy abyss of dust-ridden, musty vaults. The authors of this forbidden rite decided the world was not quite ready for its offering in 1995, and thus locked it away from the light. But the years passed, and gradually it's power grew too strong. Freed from its vault by genre-defining creators Cradle Of Filth and the recently resurrected extreme music label Cacophonous, the two have joined forces to finally unshackle the unreleased sophomore album "Dusk & Her Embrace… The Original Sin" as a CD and digital album on 8th July. A vinyl LP version will be available later this year.
“The wait is over. The original 'Dusk and Her Embrace' is dragged kicking and screaming into the world, and people can finally hear for themselves what a true masterpiece it is”
– Neil Harding, Cacophonous Label Head
Pre-order from 30th May.
1) Macabre, This Banquet
2) Nocturnal Supremacy
3) Heaven Torn Asunder
4) Dusk And Her Embrace
5) A Gothic Romance
6) The Graveyard By Moonlight
7) Funeral In Carpathia
8) Beauty Slept In Sodom
9) The Haunted Shores Of Avalon
10) Carmilla’s Masque
11) A Gothic Romance (Bonus Demo Track)
12) Nocturnal Supremacy (Bonus Demo Track)
Electric Wizard, are working on their ninth studio album, with delivery expected in time for a Halloween 2016 release.
This is all the information available. The whereabouts of the band and the recording / mixing details are not currently known, but more news should follow in due course…
This new offering will be the follow-up to 2014’s ‘Time to Die’ and will be the second release on the band’s ‘Witchfinder Records’ imprint, the result of a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records.
‘Time to Die’ effectively closed the lid on a particular part of the band’s career, and this new album will represent a fresh turn of the turf…
Until that time, get your fix of pure evil at one of these live performances:-
12/07/16 – Download, Castle Donington, UK
28/07/16 – Metal Days, Tolmin, Slovenia
13/08/16 – Brutal Assault, Czech Republic
26/08/16 – Psycho Las Vegas, Las Vegas, US
01/10/16 – Z7, Basel, Switzerland
This was also covered on the BBC show: "Have I Got News For You".
Veteran British comedian and entertainer Bernie Clifton was recently left "fuming" when his new album "To Dream the Impossible Dream" went to press with the track listing for Abhorrent Decimation's "Miasmic Mutation".
Inspired by the public reaction to his recent performance on BBC’s The Voice, where he sang a moving rendition of ‘The Impossible Dream’, the impossible to extinguish Bernie Clifton has released a collection of his favourite songs. But it was only when the singer was packing orders that he noticed the printing bungle. “What a cock-up. It has been a nightmare to sort out and has cost me a fortune to reprint the 1,000 CD's. My act has never been described as an Abhorrent Decimation and I’m too scared to even listen to their songs."
However, despite his initial reaction Bernie has taken it light heartedly telling a BBC reporter, “We could go on the road, me and the lads. We could do To Dream the Impossible Miasmic Mutation.” Abhorrent Decimation vocalist Ashley Scott was then heard saying, “I definitely want to talk to Bernie about working together on something... it would be amazing.”
Bernie has since invited the band to his home in Sheffield for tea and bacon butties, to have a laugh about the whole thing and both parties were happy to pose for some pictures. Copies of the misprinted CD have also been signed and will be auctioned off in due course to raise money for a charity.
"What a wonderful blunder," Ashley said. "We can't control many things in this weird and wonderful life; fancy a Death Metal band getting such exposure from a national treasure in an ostrich suit." Bernie commented, ''Suddenly I feel my life is changing. If only my Auntie Nora was still around to see it."
Listen to Miasmic Mutation in full here: https://abhorrentdecimation.bandcamp.com/
Catch Abhorrent Decimation LIVE at one of the following dates!
27/05 The Fire House | Southampton
16/06 The Scream Lounge | Croydon
17/06 Maguires | Liverpool
18/06 Club 85 | Hitchin
The Voice of Bernie Clifton: The Impossible Dream’ is only available to buy from
www.bernieclifton.co.uk. £9.99 (+£2 p+p)
British metal champions Primitai gear up for the release of their brand new album ’Night Brings Insanity’ with the release of their brilliant new single ’Black Rider’, a typically bruising, fist-in-the-air metal anthem!
The band have also confirmed an exclusive album launch headline show in London on May 12th at The Black Heart. Grab your tickets here
Dakesis will be flying to Finland in just a few weeks to support Thunderstone on their Finnish "Apocalypse Again" Tour, including their album launch show at the legendary Tavastia club in Helsinki!
All the details and ticket links can be found below:
Apr 13 Tavastia Helsinki, Finland [TICKETS]
Apr 14 Jack The Rooster Tampere, Finland [TICKETS]
Apr 15 Gong, Turku Turku, Finland [TICKETS]
Apr 16 Ravintola Blackpool Järvenpää, Finland [TICKETS]
Tickets and informations for each event can be found on DAKESIS's official website: http://www.dakesis.com/#tour
The ‘Old Corpse Road’ is a bleak, barren crossing at the isolated hamlet of Swindale Head in the Lake District. Despite having a local church, there was no cemetery in the town until the 1700s, so the road was frequently used as vessel for carts to transport bodies to the nearest town with a graveyard. Fusing this macabre history with the solitary and archaic landscapes around them, Durham quintet Old Corpse Road create haunting, sophisticated, melodic Black Metal based on English Folklore. Captivating the ears of the resurrected cult UK record company Cacophonous, today the band join the coven and announce their signing to the label. Old Corpse Road will unshackle their new album "Of Campfires And Evening Mists" on 27th May.
“Old Corpse Road are proud to announce our induction into the resurrected Cacophonous coven. The dedication and support from a legendary label who brought the world bands such as Bal-Sagoth, Cradle of Filth and Dimmu Borgir is incredible. For Cacophonous to have faith in our vision and music is a humbling experience. It is a great honour for the Old Corpse Road moniker to sit alongside many of the bands that inspired our journey. We can't think of a better home for our opus 'Of Campfires and Evening Mists' and we hope our partnership with Cacophonous proves to only strengthen the burgeoning UK black metal scene.
We are fired up and ready to unleash our second album, 'Of Campfires and Evening Mists' album has been a long time project, and is a work of blood, sweat and determination. The band has worked tirelessly to make sure that every aspect of the album, from the artwork to the music, represents our darkened take on British folklore in its purest form. The music flows from fierce black metal through to powerful melodic passages and onto serene yet haunting moments. We have taken time to fully explore the moods and themes of each story, leading to long but enthralling songs”
The Dreamer : Percussion and Ambience
Following 2012’s debut album Tis Witching Hour which focussed on the dark and Gothic, "Of Campfores And Evening Mists" saw a natural progression to a more illuminating album. Initially inspired by a Wiccan gathering, Old Corpse Road use the principle of the druid rites to conjure images of gathering in the Autumnal wilderness, sharing old tales. The album is broken into 3 parts; ‘The Opening of the Circle’, where story tellers and listeners gather, ‘The Rite’ where tales of legends, which were carefully selected by the band to suit the atmosphere of the album, are told, and lastly ‘The Closing of the Circle’, where storytellers bid farewell to those gathered.
With their own creative twist on Black Metal, Old Corpse Road are pushing the boundaries in extreme music. Tour dates are to be announced soon.
OLD CORPSE ROAD:
The Bearer: Guitars and Vocals
The Revenant : Guitars and Vocals
The Wanderer : Bass and Spoken Word
The Dreamer : Percussion and Ambience
The Watcher : Keyboards and Vocals
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