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
West Coast acoustic metal pirate armada The Dead Crew Of Oddwood has just unloaded the booze-drenched cannon stench of their pillaging fourth studio recording with "Lawful Evil". A non-stop auditory rampage in the stripped-down and dirty style sans-amplification and riding high on Heavy Mahogany mastery, the unruly new album discharges fourteen debauchery-ridden rippers intoxicating the listener with more than forty-two minutes of top-shelf hard-partying action.
Witness The Dead Crew Of Oddwood in full decadence in their "Sulfur" video RIGHT HERE and endure the full attack of "Lawful Evil" HERE.
Through the support of townspeople on shores the world 'round The Dead Crew Of Oddwood self-released the putrid tunes of "Lawful Evil" under the guise of no label rules; the result is a necessary acquisition for fans of hammering brews to the Dropkick Murphys, crashing the renaissance faire, anybody who has quoted Yellowbeard, and diehards of Korpiklaani, and other seafaring acts Swashbuckle and Alestorm. "Lawful Evil" was recorded at Seahorse Sound, was mixed by Aksu Hanttu (Korpiklaani, Shade Empire) and mastered by Svante Forsbäck (Korpiklaani, Apocalyptica, Dragonforce, Rammstein) at Chartmakers Audio Mastering. The "Sulfur" video was directed by Michael Sasso with cinematography by Sean Fitzgerald, and editing by Casey Nimmer. The band also included several guest vocalists on the album including Brittney Slays from Unleash The Archers, Admiral Nobeard from Swashbuckle, and others. The "Lawful Evil" cover art was created by Mark Gibbons (World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Warhammer, and more).
"Lawful Evil" is available direct from the band on CD HERE and digital HERE,as well through as most digital services.
The Dead Crew Of Oddwood will be performing at a renaissance faire in the Los Angeles area for the next seven consecutive weekends. The band is also travelling to a one-off gig in Chicago at the Official Ommegang Game of Thrones Beer Release Party next week. A widespread invasion of the American lands will take place as the 2016 harvest season approaches; keep watch for a scroll of ports to be raided in the months ahead.
THE DREAD CREW OF ODDWOOD Live:
4/09-10/2016 The Renaissance Pleasure Faire - Irwindale, CA [info]
4/14/2016 Emporium - Chicago, IL [info]
4/16-17/2016 The Renaissance Pleasure Faire - Irwindale, CA [info]
4/23-24/2016 The Renaissance Pleasure Faire - Irwindale, CA [info]
4/30-5/01/2016 The Renaissance Pleasure Faire - Irwindale, CA [info]
5/07-08/2016 The Renaissance Pleasure Faire - Irwindale, CA [info]
5/14-15/2016 The Renaissance Pleasure Faire - Irwindale, CA [info]
5/21-22/2016 The Renaissance Pleasure Faire - Irwindale, CA [info]
"Lawful Evil" Track Listing:
1. Join The Ranks
2. Side Quest
3. Heavy Mahogany
5. Siren's Song
6. Expedition On Heavy Submarine
7. Humours Of Oddwood Isle
8. Raise Your Pints
9. Sand Lobster
10. Whalin' Rumbo
12. The Gleeman
13. Storm Riders
14. Dead Man's Medley
Scottish Pirate Metallers Alestorm have announced they will play Sonisphere 2014
They will join Deftones, Frank Turner, Reel Big Fish as well as Iron Maiden, Metallica, The Prodigy, Limp Bizkit, Alice In Chains, Slayer, Anthrax with many more still to be announced.
Sonisphere will be held at Knebworth Park on 4th – 6th July 2014. Keep up to date with the very latest info on Sonisphere’s official site
Alestorm have just arrived at Lasse Lammert's LSD-Studio in Lübeck, Germany, to record their 4th full-length album, which will be titled "Sunset on the Golden Age".
‘Live At The End Of The World’ DVD is out now on Napalm Records - BUY IT HERE
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