"Necrodeath" is an italian thrash metal/black metal band.
The band was formed in 1985 by Claudio (guitars), Peso (drums), along with Ingo (vocals) and Paolo (bass). They released as a first recording a 4-track demo titled "The Shining Pentagram" with Slayer, Kreator, Hellhammer, VoiVod and Bathory influences, which gained them an important following throughout the underground metal scene. Both first albums "Into the macabre" (1987) and "Fragments of insanity" (1989) were acclaimed by metal press and fanzines and allowed "Necrodeath" to have a cult following that is still present to this day. Bands like Cradle of Filth, Cannibal Corpse, Immortal, Brutal Truth, and At the Gates often cite "Necrodeath" as an influence. The band disbanded soon after the recording of the second album.
Historical members Claudio and Peso reformed the band in 2000 after a long break. Ingo was replaced by Flegias on vocals, while John became the new bass player. Four albums have been recorded since then, which had a significant impact on the metal scene.
"Necrodeath" are also renowned for their great live performances, and notably for their mighty "wall of sound".
|years active||1985–present (time)|
|music genre||Thrash metal, Black metal|
|current members|| Flegias|