Necronomicon: The Final Chapter-2021.

Necronomicon is a German thrash metal band.

Necronomicon was founded in 1983 by band leader Volker “Freddy” Fredrich, Axel Strickstrock and Lars “Lala” Honeck.[2] The band originally made punk rock, so in 1981 “Freddy” founded Total Rejection.[3] This early Necronomicon phase was affected by bands including DischargeThe Exploited and GBH.[1] Through the influence of MotörheadMetallica and Slayer, their musical style soon would turn more into heavy metal.

In 1985, the quartet signed their first record contract at GAMA Records. That was one year before guitarist Jürgen “Jogi” Weltin was engaged. The band released their debut album Necronomicon, still dressed in punk outfits on the cover. With a mixture of hard thrash with strong punk rock influences, they gained notoriety in the underground scene.

In 1987, the second album, Apocalyptic Nightmare, was put on the market. On an Eastern Bloc tour that began in Austria and Hungary, the former Czechoslovakia to Russia, Necronomicon gained a large following.

In the late 1980s the German thrash metal reached its peak period. Bands such as KreatorSodom and Destruction with “Freddy’s” childhood friend Schmier attended national and international sensation. But Necronomicon had less success in this regard due to some major setbacks: After 1988, when the third album was released at Escalation GAMA Records, it came to financial inconsistencies on the part of the label. Necronomicon then separated from the management. As the label threatened with a legal dispute, the band agreed to give up their complete rights to the songs along with the band name for ten years. Necronomicon has also been forced not to sign any other record contract.[4]

In 1993 Necronomicon was able to re-sign a new record deal. The blocking time over ten years, which was declared by GAMA Records, now successfully had been challenged. But the joy of the new contract, now at D&S Records, lasted only briefly. Although the album Screams was still mixed in 1994 under new management, D&S Records surprisingly reported insolvency in the same year and broke all contact with the band. In addition, a fire destroyed the rehearsal room and a large part of the equipment. Necronomicon almost broke up.

In early 2000, an unexpected thrash revival broke out on the international music scene. Bands such as Destruction or Exodus went on tour again and produced new albums. Also Necronomicon succeeded in March 2004 when the band completed a contract with the label Remedy Records (Germany) from Hamburg and the new CD named Construction of Evi” was brought to the market.[5] But before that, the long-standing collaboration with guitarist Jogi had to be stopped because of his tinnitus.

In 2007 Necronomicon signed a contract with the Spanish label Xtreem Music. The album Revenge of the Beast appeared. The CD was recorded as a special edition with a rougher mix of classic retro 1980s thrash in Neuenburg am Rhein.[6] The European Tour in 2009 led to Greece, Spain and over to Russia. Drummer and founding member Axel Strickstrock resigned and was replaced by Klaus Enderlin.

By the end of June 2013, Necronomicon was looking for permanent members playing the guitar and the bass. Benjamin “Ben Jay” Rogg and Marco Lohrenz completed Necronomicon. In this new formation Necronomicon played their first gig in the Czech Republic at the Aggressive Music Fest 2013 which was a full success for the new line-up.[7]

Discography:

Total RejectionDemo1985 
Blind DestructionDemo1985 
NecronomiconFull-length1986
Break Out – German Metal Tracks No. 2Split1986 
Apocalyptic NightmareFull-length1987
EscalationFull-length1988
Lucky StrikesDemo1992 
ScreamsFull-length1994
…Possessed Again!Demo2000 
Construction of EvilFull-length2004
Revenge of the BeastFull-length2008
InvictusFull-length2012
Pathfinder… Between Heaven and HellFull-length2015
Unleashed BastardsFull-length2018
The Final ChapterFull-length2021
Freddy
Guitars, Vocals (1984-present)
Marco
Bass (2013-present)
Rik Charron
Drums (2019-present)
See also: Dark Ministry, ex-Mind Assassin, Ninth Gate, ex-Exciter, ex-Spiral Wheel, ex-Distemper, ex-Faulkwolf
Glen Shannon
Guitars (2019-present)
See also: ex-Mind Assassin, ex-Enemy Remains, ex-Savior from Anger, ex-Sküll Hammer

Past Members:

Michael KuschGuitars
See also: AdligateDenialPolaris, ex-Mistress, Spootnik, Violet Dawn, ex-Darth, ex-Savior from Anger, ex-Mailvaltar
MikeGuitars
LalaBass (1984-1988)
AxelDrums (1984-2008)
JogiGuitars (1984-2007), Bass (2008)
MörtschBass (1989-1992)
ErnaBass (1992-1996, 1999-2003)
See also: ex-Jesus Chrysler Superskunk, ex-Ephemera’s Party, ex-Shamane
Alexander HeilBass (1996, 2008-2010)
Christian EnglerBass (1996-1998)
See also: Ephemera’s Party, ex-Destruction, ex-Shamane
Andreas “Andi” GernGuitars (2002-2012)
Mac MederBass (2003-2005)
AndreBass (2005-2007)
Klaus EnderlinDrums (2008-2014)
See also: ex-Firesign
Andreas NagelBass (2010-2013)
Andre “Bones” BoismenuGuitars (2012-?)
Chris MoshDrums (2014-?)
Songs
I Am the Violence03:06 
2.The Final Chapter02:39 
3.Wall of Pain03:41 
4.Purgatory03:59  Show lyrics
5.Burning the Fury03:40 
6.Spilling Blood04:34 
7.Selling Nightmares03:46 
8.World on Fire03:49 
9.The Devil’s Tears04:48 
10.The Unnamed03:32 
11.Me Against You02:54 
12.Stormreaper05:30 
 45:58 

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