NECRONOMICON Premiere New Single ‘The Thousand Masks’ via Zero Tolerance Mag
New Album ‘UNUS’ Out October 18, 2019 via Season of Mist
“A Relentless Onslaught US Tour” w/ Belphegor, Suffocation, Abiotic
Canada’s premier blackened death metallers NECRONOMICON are back with “UNUS”, the crushing and cinematic follow up to 2016’s “Advent of the Human God”. With each record NECRONOMICON has created in the span of their 31-year career, the band has steadily evolved in both sound and power; “UNUS” is no exception to this.
The latest single ‘The Thousand Masks’ is ready to be unleashed and can be heard via its exclusive premiere on Zero Tolerance Magazine HERE.
Rob The Witch adds:
“This single is different from the others not only in the tempo, speed and groove, but also it goes directly back to “Pharaoh of Gods ” era and is chapter 3 of the actual song from 1999. It is the first song from our new album ‘UNUS’ that was composed and one of my favourite because of its ambiance and feeling.”
In additional news, NECRONOMICON will be hitting the road for “A Relentless Onslaught US Tour”with Belphegor, Suffocation, and Abiotic. The 26 date tour kicks off on October 24th in Sauget, IL and will end on November 23rd in Reading, PA.
Rob The Witch comments:
“Necronomicon is proud to go on the road with long-time friends Suffocation and of course cult german dark band Belphegor. We shared the stage with both of these bands in the past but only on a 1 off or festivals, so very excited to do all these American dates with them. See you all in October/November US fans.”
NECRONOMICON‘s new album ‘UNUS’ is a searing cacophony of blistering riffs, machine-like drums, and a symphonic ambiance, culminating in a sound that calls to various metal icons such as DIMMU BORGIR, SEPTICFLESH, BEHEMOTH, and DEICIDE. The record combines the furious elements of death metal with the orchestral prowess of black metal, creating the perfect synthesis of both genres. Standout tracks like ‘Paradise Lost’ and ‘Singularis Dominus’ only solidify NECRONOMICON’s ability to continuously produce high-quality metal that’s just as dark and brutal as it is elegant.
“UNUS” is due out October 18th via Season of Mist and can be pre-ordered here.
‘Singularis Dominus’ here.
‘Paradise Lost’ here.
“A Relentless Onslaught US Tour” w/ Belphegor, Suffocation, Abiotic
10/24 – Sauget, IL – Pops
10/26 – Dallas, TX- Gas Monkey Bar and Grill
10/27 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
10/29 – Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
10/30 – Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
10/31 – El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
11/01 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
11/02 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
11/03 – Los Angeles, CA – 1720
11/05 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
11/07 – Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
11/08 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
11/09 – Jerome, ID – Diamondz Event Center *
11/10 – Salt Lake City, UT – Soundwell
11/11 – Denver, CO – Oriental Theater
11/12 – Lincoln, NE – The Royal Grove
11/13 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
11/14 – Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
11/15 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
11/16 – Detroit, MI – Sanctuary
11/17 – Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation
11/19 – Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
11/20 – Richmond, VA – Canal Club
11/21 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
11/22 – Patchogue, NY – Stereo Garden
11/23 – Reading, PA – Reverb
* No Belphegor
1. From Ashes Into Flesh (04:23)
2. Infinitum Continuum (05:27)
3. Paradise Lost (04:55)
4. The Price of A Soul (01:56)
5. Singularis Dominus (04:50)
6. The Thousand Masks (03:20)
7. Ascending The Throne of Baator (04:54)
8. Fhtagn (01:59)
9. Cursed MMXIX (04:13)
10. Vox Draconis (04:13)
Album Length: 40:10
Recorded at Silver Wings studio, produced by Rob The WitchMixed and mastered at Darth Mader music studio by Logan Mader (Machinehead)Recording line-up:
Rob the Witch: Guitar/vocals/bass
Special feature: Geirlioz (Dimmu Borgir) on Piano in ”From Ashes Into Flesh”.
Artwork: Dragon caduceus design by Nestor Avalos, layout and artwork by Simon BossertFor more info:
Season of Mist
Inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s legendary grimoire, NECRONOMICON formed in 1988 by founding guitarist and singer Rob “The Witch” in the deep, northern part of Canadian province Quebec, Fjord of Saguenay. NECRONOMICON have a well-earned reputation for quality by releasing material only when ready and satisfied with the outcome ever since their demo entitled ‘Morbid Ritual’ (1992) firmly established their name within the underground. ‘The Silver Key”EP (1996) led to mainstream recognition on a national level, but their debut album ‘Pharaoh Of Gods” (1999) and the sophomore ‘The Sacred Medicines’ (2003) did even more to establish the band as a household name in Canada.
‘Return Of The Witch’ (2010) marked the international break-through for NECRONOMICON, and saw them performing at prestigious festivals such as Inferno (Norway), Ragnarok (Germany), and the Barge To Hell metal cruise among others, while sharing stages with acts such as CRADLE OF FILTH, DIMMU BORGIR, BEHEMOTH, and MORBID ANGEL, to name but a few. Their steady advance around the globe grew considerably in impact by their next full-length “Rise Of The Elder Ones” (2013). By the time the band released ‘Advent Of The Human God’ (2016), they were met with international critical acclaim. Now, with ‘Unus’ out October 18, 2019, the band show that they aren’t slowing down and are ready to deliver another vicious strike! Prepare for the darkness to envelop you. In 2019, NECRONOMICON was presented with a certificate of honor for over 30 years of service via H.S. production/Tommy Tremblay, and the people of Saguenay Lac-St-Jean, making them the second band after VOIVOD to ever receive this honor.
“Best moments of BEHEMOTH and symphonic death à la GODFLESH APOCALYPSE while remaining entirely Necronomicon.” – Bravewords
“Advent of the Human God is a truly diverse album, perfectly balancing plenty of atmosphere with their iconic chugging riffs and pummelling blast beats.” – Exclaim!
“Advent of the Human God boasts both a Behemoth-like epic savage grace and Dimmu-esque orchestral pomp. But it also delivers a more primal ferocity and maintains the thematic air that has become Necronomicon’s forte” – Metal Rules
“”Their sound is akin to an Anti-Christ infant spawned from the blasphemous union of Dimmu Borgir and Behemoth.”” – Metal Underground
“The drums crash like Nordic avalanches on tracks like “Alchemy of the Avatar.” With its blazing jugular seeking guitar riffs and crazed piano breaks over top double kick drum insanity, this last song makes for a perfect ending to a blistering listen.” – Beatroute (AB)
“‘Necronomicon opened the show with a thoroughly impressive display of symphonic death metal… The best way to describe them would be a symphonic version of Winds of Creation-era Decapitated, with perhaps some Vital Remains mixed in. Lots of cool grooves and hair spinning moments!’” – Metal Injection (Live Review)