Lovingly referred to by their label Century Media Records as French death metal maniacs, NECROWRETCH have just put forth a new video for ‘Putrid Death Sorcery’, the title-track for their January 2013 debut full-length album. The “result of eighteen months of intense song-writing” was recorded at Blackout Multimedia studios in Brussels, Belgium with none other than ENTHRONED's Phorgath in (no more or less) than ten day, while the art for NECROWRETCH's rancid, filthy and dark death metal product was created by Milovan Novakovic. So, if you think yourselves prepared for the arrival of “the defilers of sacrality!”, shop for NECROWRETCH here (CM Distro Europe), or on iTunes and Amazon. In related news, France's most vicious death metal band will release ‘Bestial Rites 2009-2012’, a compilation of the band's sold out demos and EPs, on October 21st, 2013 in Europe on CD and as digital download:
“Well, it didn’t take long before death metal's original Eye of Sauron (a.k.a. Century Media Records) gazed upon the Rhône-Alpes region of France and found, like they had back in the old days, something real, something cool, something decidedly violent and altogether evilly incandescent. Sure, NECROWRETCH owe their very existence to bands before them, but not the bands normally cited in I-love-the-past treatises. Right. No ENTOMBED or NIHILIST. CARNAGE or DISMEMBER.. We’re talking MERCILESS. With a smattering of BLASPHEMY,” [put it eloquently as always Decibel Magazine's Chris D. – more here]
“While most teenagers pick up a guitar to impress girls and get recognition, Vlad did so for one reason and one reason only: to emulate DEATH's immortal debut ‘Scream Bloody Gore’,”
we get introduced to NECROWRETCH's beginnings through their biography. Fully resolved to one day write his own ‘Scream Bloody Gore’, Vlad picked up the instrument in 2008 and, after finding a real flesh and bone drummer, in 2009 recorded his debut demo called ‘Rising From Purulence’. A couple of months later the pair became a trio with the addition of bassist Amphycion, and as such they recorded another demo which they released on tape via Belgium’s Detest Records in 2009.
“Suddenly,” [continues the bio] “Vlad noticed bands like Sweden's REPUKED, PUTRID and MORBUS CHRON and understood rather late that there was actually a return of death metal - the ancient way. But don’t you accuse him of jumping on the bandwagon: “Well, I lived in a very small town in the south of France, far away from any kind of scene so I had no clue there would soon be a resurgence of the “real” death metal of yore… It was also a reaction [to] all these modern bands that were popping up like crazy back then, with triggered drums and pro-tools effects that did nothing for me. And it drove me mad to see all these young fans going nuts for these bands while having no clue about the genre's forefathers. Besides, I have to admit I just hate being part of the norm and thus decided to follow my own path instead.”
Subsequent the release of ‘Putrefactive Infestation’ MLP and ‘Now You’re In Hell’ EP, Century Media Records, in cunning collaboration with ASPHYX, offered NECROWRETCH a worldwide deal.
NECROWRETCH features: Vlad – guitar and vocals, Amphycion – bass, Desecrator - live drums and Mörkk – session drums