Monday we told you about the unleashing of Beast with Feral Claws – the first new track from Deathtrip 69, long-awaited studio album from extreme horror-metal act Necrophagia. Now the band’s hatchet-wielding frontman Killjoy has pulled up a gore-drenched truckload of info about the rest of the album – in fact, a track-by-track description – on his most recent blog update. We’ve captured those details after the jump… prepare yourself!
Reaffirming the planned Halloween 2010 release for the record – the band’s first new studio project in six years – Killjoy announced his intention to “unleash horror hell” with the new material, and offered a brief rundown of each track:
He describes Bleeding Eyes of the Eternally Damned as “very much a tribute to Lucio Fulci's masterpiece City of the Living Dead… [a] heavy, up-tempo opening riff and finishing off with real horror atmosphere.” Suffering Comes in Sixes, says Killjoy, is likely the album’s heaviest track, and offers “an original story about me completing a cycle of murder, with [its] inspiration being two very special girls who die horribly.” The short piece Kyra pays homage to Kyra Schon, the little-girl zombie from George Romero’s original masterpiece Night of the Living Dead, and a personal friend of the vocalist.
The giallo-inspired cut A Funeral for Solange is one Killjoy considers “very, very different by Necrophagia's standards… moody and dark with a horror-meets-neo-folk feel reminiscent of early Death in June.” (This one was written by Kim Larsen from the band Of the Wand and the Moon.) The band also pays tribute to Michael Dougherty's Halloween-set anthology Trick 'r Treat with a “heavy and creepy song” by the same name, and Beast with Feral Claws (which we mentioned earlier this week) is, of course, a werewolf-themed mid-tempo piece.
The band completes their Evil Dead-themed series with the epic Naturan Demonto, closing a trilogy begun with the earlier cuts Ancient Slumber and It Lives in the Woods. There’s even a Mario Bava tribute in Tomb with a View, a nod to the classic Black Sunday and its star – original horror hottie Barbara Steele. Killjoy says this one “oozes atmosphere and dread” and contains a heavy riff that “might even make Tony Iommi a little green.” Another promised ultra-heavy piece is Reborn through Black Mass.
The title track is the first half of a dual piece about the Manson Family, which according to the frontman is alternately brutal and semi-folksy, with female vocals in the more subdued second portion, Death Valley 69.
Killjoy sums up his post by thanking loyal fans “who never lost faith in Necrophagia… we might not be punctual, but we make original and interesting records.” We’ll definitely count ourselves among the faithful, and I personally can’t wait to hear this one…
Keep checking back here for more album info in the near future!