Finally!! After some weeks of negotiations, XTREEM MUSIC is more than proud to announce the addition to their roosters of one of the most legendary, true and classic Thrash Metal bands ever to come out from the german scene!! No other than the mighty NECRONOMICON!! Yes, the same ones that emerged back in ’83 together with bands like KREATOR, DESTRUCTION, SODOM… and that released three classic albums from ’86 to ’88 and later two more in ’94 & ’04.
The band has always been active and nowadays they even still have three out of the four former members from ‘83/’84: Freddy, Jogi & Axel plus Andi who joined in ’02. Now with their 6th full length album “Revenge of the Beast” they’re here to continue the legend with what’s perhaps their strongest album ever!! In opposite way as most of the “old glories” that are still alive trying to imitate their good old days and offering average albums, NECRONOMICON not only retains their very own style, but they offer a varied, fresh and powerful album that will take by surprise all fans of the good old german Thrash Metal.
To know things from first hand, here you have an official statement from the band:
November 2008, NECRONOMICON has signed!
It’s the end of a long search and NECRONOMICON did a pact with the spanish Thrash & Death label XTREEM MUSIC with his owner Dave Rotten. Now it's time to release the production 'Revenge of the Beast' for all the Thrashing maiacs out there! Finally!
Again it was a long and rocky road for the 4 guys from the southwest of germany. Very typical, very NECRONOMICON. The production 'Revenge of the Beast' was recorded long ago. Once it was produced, mixed and mastered by Guru Achim Köhler it became a damn jackhammer!
But they didn’t just leave it at one production: Out of thanks and respect to the fans, NECRONOMICON produced “Revenge of the Beast” on their own a second time - in the style of the 80’s. It was all done in Temple Studio with Oliver Noack and NECRONOMICON and sounds like it – raw and brutal. Both productions are being released together on a special limited double CD edition for the 25th anniversary.
Then the old question: Who is best for the band? And, as you know, this is not quite easy. After loads of talking and debates Freddy, Axel, Andi and Jogi made up their mind for the Madrid label XTREEM MUSIC.
Because of the sun and the nice climate conditions there? No, because of Dave who is a real fan of the band, the music and the whole Metal scene. Very authentic! And because Dave build up and manages a very nice label in a professional way an with lot of enthusiasm.
In the end it was a clear decision for NECRONOMICON and we expect a lot from the cooperation.
NECRONOMICON and XTREEM MUSIC and 'Revenge of the Beast' – be aware.
“Revenge of the Beast” is due for imminent release in December 15th on a first limited edition of 1.000 copies on double CD to celebrate their 25th anniversary. There will also be exclusive & very limited NECRONOMICON shirts to be sold together with the double CD on a special-priced pack (CD+shirt) which will be sold only through the XTREEM MUSIC mailorder.
As we’re writing this, the band is back from a 3-show mini-tour in Russia and a presentation show in Madrid (Spain) is being organized around January. This will be the very first time NECRONOMICON will play here and will be a very special show for all old school Thrashers!!
You can hear a song from ”Revenge of the Beast” by visiting NECRONOMICON’s official MySpace at www.myspace.com/possessedbythrash and there you’ll hear by yourself that this new album is a truly strong work full of aggression with the real and unparalleled old school feeling on it!! We hail the new ordes of Thrash Metal, but the originals are still here to keep their throne!!