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Montreal, QC – August 22, 2019
For fans of Blackened Death Metal, Behemoth, Cradle of Filth, Abbath, Immortal, Dimmu Borgir
NECRONOMICON Release New Song “Paradise Lost” via Exclaim!
New Album ‘UNUS’ Out October 18, 2019 via Season of Mist
Canadian blackened death horde NECRONOMICON have partnered with Exclaim! to premiere “Paradise Lost”, the first single from their upcoming record, ‘UNUS’. You can listen to the song here.
NECRONOMICON vocalist/guitarist Rob the Witch comments about the song’s concept, “‘It’s not what we gain in this life, but what we have lost as living beings that lost their way in conforming against our true nature to fit in a world that in reality is just an illusion.”
‘UNUS’ is due on October 18 via Season of Mist and can be pre-ordered here.
In addition to the song premiere, NECRONOMICON was just awarded a special Canadian certificate of honor for having a successful career of 31 years via H.S. Productions, Tommy Tremblay, and the people of the band’s hometown in Saguenay Lac St. Jean, QC. The only other band to ever receive this honor is VOIVOD, making it all that more special.
Montreal’s premier blackened death metallers 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.
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. Since then, the band have carefully released each full-length without haste, allowing them to perfect every nuance before unleashing their sonic assaults upon the masses. 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.
‘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.
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
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 Bossert
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“Necronomicon continues to be one of extreme metal’s most underrated majicks… [they] channel the best moments of Behemoth and symphonic death à la Fleshgod Apocalypse while remaining entirely Necronomicon.” – Bravewords
“…old-school death metal brought closer into the modern era, but without sacrificing those big booming blast beats or guttural growls.” – MetalUnderground.com