In June 1987 a couple of young dudes about in age of eleven ponders on a heavy thoughts. Janne Kosonen and Ville Raitio decide to form a band. Name was chosen to be anxiety and foundation of NECROPSY was created. Inspired by bands like Slayer, Dark Angel and Death. First demo “Mental Disturbance” saw the daylight in 1989. At that time Janne performed the vocal parts as well as played guitar. Vocalist Aku Rytkölä joined the band. "Curse" demo came out and the year was 1990. The same year demo "Indigestion", which was darker in tones and more Death Metal instead of past Thrash sounds was released.
Aku Rytkölä left after "Another World" demo in 1991 and Tero Kosonen replaced him. A split-LP with Demigod and 7”EP "Never to be Forgotten" were also released during the year ‘91. Fifty copies of EP was only compensation that was left for the band from these both productions. After "Go All the Way of Flesh" demo was Ville Raitio’s turn to give up and Taito Soramäki jumped to drummer’s seat. But something was changed radically. One demo and one song "Anoiting of the Sick" which was released in "Monoheads Collection” CD in 1993 left last announcements of NECROPSY.
In 1994 Aatu Holma’s application for dismissal got band’s approval and Tommi Tanskanen steps to sinking ship. Even though first record deal was in hand, songs and covers were ready and studio time was settled. Band was out of juice and in need of a break.
In the course of years Janne (lead guitars) and Tero Kosonen (vocals) talked many times about putting band together again. But it was not easy to find suitable players. However in autumn 2008 NECROPSY was blood and flesh again. Aatu Holma got exhumed to play second guitar, Hannu Väänänen (drums) and Ville Vartiainen (bass) joined as a new members. After long hard work of rehearsing and few gigs at Finland, first full length album "Bloodwork" came out in July 2011. Aatu Holma left the band in October (2011) and Sami Heinonen joined in.
In 2012 NECROPSY got in touch with Xtreem Music with whom they signed a deal for the release of a new mini CD and their 2nd full length album, but before that would happen, Century Media offered the band to re-issue all their demos and EP’s on a 3-CD set and 4-LP set. This was released in early summer 2013, few months before the new mini “Psychopath Next Door” was released in August through Xtreem Music.
Psychopath Next Door
XM 131 MCD
Buried in the Woods
XM 186 CD
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