Texan black metal battalion NECROFIER will be unleashing their debut full-length record, ‘Prophecies of Eternal Darkness,’ onto the masses tomorrow, October 22 via Season of Mist Underground Activists! The band is now streaming the new album in its entirety ahead of the release via Black Metal Promotion! Listen at THIS LOCATION.
To celebrate the release, NECROFIER has joined forces with Brimming Horn Meadery for their very own special mead! ‘Until the Grave’ is a sweet and decadent blend of honey and tart red raspberries that has been aged in oak barrels for three months with caramelized honey and vanilla beans with tasting notes of tart berries, marshmallow, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and oak! The mead will also be made available tomorrow in conjunction with the record release and can be ordered HERE.
The band is also throwing a release party tonight, October 21, at Sound Exchange in their hometown of Houston, TX. Members of NECROFIER will be in attendance and there will be free beer courtesy of Brash Brewing Company. The event starts at 7:00 P.M.!
NECROFIER will also be performing two Texas headlining dates to support the new record! The band will perform at Double Wide in Dallas, TX tomorrow, October 22, and then will return home to Houston’s The Secret Group on October 23. More info and tickets can be found below!
‘Prophecies of Eternal Darkness’ is available for pre-orders HERE.
The cover artwork for ‘Prophecies of Eternal Darkness’ was created by Burney and can be found below along with the tracklist.
The rise of American black metal is a cult movement whose vast influence and growth cannot be ignored. Houston’s Necrofier carries this torch, embodying the hallmarks of melodic black metal while embracing their Texas roots, delivering what can only be described as total Southern darkness as they bridge the divide between true Norwegian black metal and American gothic.
In the fall of 2018, fate coalesced when vocalist/guitarist Bakka Larson (VENOMOUS MAXIMUS, NIGHT COBRA) saw an open call on social media from drummer Dobber Beverly (OCEANS OF SLUMBER, INSECT WARFARE) who was looking to work on a traditional heavy metal project. Larson had already been working on black metal songs as an outlet to explore the themes of the supernatural and unknown and exploring this darkness, so he jumped on the opportunity and quickly reached out. The two immediately connected over their shared passion to create dark, old school music in which they could inject their Southern flair.
The duo eventually recruited Beverly’s OCEANS OF SLUMBER counterpart and bassist Mat Valentine and soon wrote and released a debut EP, ‘Visions in Fire,’ which channeled the spirit of late-era DISSECTION, WATAIN, CLOAK, and TRIBULATION while staying true to their own homegrown sensibilities.
Not long after the EP release, the band scored an opening slot with UADA. Needing a second guitarist to fill out the sound, Josh Bokemeyer (CHURCH OF DISGUST) was eventually tapped to fill that role, completing the band’s inception.
The four-piece later released a music video for the EP title track and went on to perform with a vast array of their black metal brethren such as 1349, Goatwhore, and Cloak, including an appearance at a coveted SXSW showcase. Now, the band is emerging from the darkness of 2021, ready to fan the unholy flames and finally release their devastating debut full-length, ‘Prophecies of Eternal Darkness.’
Style: Total Southern Darkness
Bakka Larson – Vocals, Guitar
Josh Bokemeyer – Guitars
Dobber Beverly – Drums
Mat Valentine – Bass
Recording Studio: Crown of Thorns Studio (Houston, TX, USA)
Production, mixing, sound engineer: Dobber Beverly
Mastering: Maor Appelbaum
Cover Art: Burney