Swedish blackened death metal masters Necrophobic will be releasing their tenth studio album, “In the Twilight Grey,” on March 15, 2023 via Century Media Records. To celebrate, the band is now sharing the devastating first single, “Stormcrow,” along with a music video. The clip was directed by Claudio Marino for Artax Film and can be seen below.
The band comments: “‘Stormcrow’ was one of the first songs written for the new album. The idea was to take the very classic Necrophobic elements and blend them with a slow-paced bridge with a strong heavy metal feel. The lyrical theme is about a wounded beast rising from the depths who lays his trust in a winged so-called ‘truth sayer.’ Maybe we should be careful about letting the stormcrows carry our words to the world…”
“In the Twilight Grey” is now available for pre-orders HERE and will be released in the following formats:
- Ltd. Deluxe Gatefold combat green 2LP & LP-Booklet & Poster incl. 2 bonus tracks (1.000x)
- Gatefold black LP
- Gatefold dark green LP (300x)
- Ltd. CD Mediabook (comes with a special, extended booklet and 2 bonus tracks)
- Standard CD Jewelcase
- Digital album
With over thirty years of active, nefarious service under their spikes and bulletbelts, Necrophobic are undisputed legends of the death and black metal scene. Formed in 1989 by drummer Joakim Sterner, the Stockholm blackhearts propagated a singular and fearless vision from the very start.
Eschewing the self-conscious amateurism and primitive sonics that many of their peers held dear, Necrophobic established a bold and vivid identity of their own, conjuring a densely melodic, but endlessly wicked take on macabre extreme metal that countless lesser bands have since emulated.
Yet again “In the Twilight Grey” was produced, mixed, and mastered by Fredrik Folkare (of death metal icons Unleashed) at Chrome Studios, Stockholm, and engineered in close collaboration by Folkare and the band themselves. For the artwork, they teamed up with Jens Rydén, another like-minded institution from the Swedish scene.