[Cover photo credit to Violeta Alvarez]
Texan Black Metal outfit Necrofier has released new single and video for “Forbidden Light of the Black Moon.” The song is taken from their second full-length album, Burning Shadows in the Southern Night, which will be released on on June 2, 2023 via Season of Mist Underground Activists. The record was recorded at Studio G in Brooklyn, NY by 6 time Grammy nominated and 1 time Latin Grammy nominated engineer, producer, and musician Joel Hamilton (Unsane, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits).
The band will also be touring Western North America in support of Midnight. The band will join the trek on June 1, 2023 in Denver, CO until the tour’s conclusion on June 16th in Tucson, AZ.
Necrofier drummer Dobber Beverly comments on the album:
The goal going into the new record was to start setting ourselves apart from our contemporaries. One of those ways was changing what the record sounded like. Moving away from the clinical and sterile nature that most productions suffer from and back into a real room with real instruments and performances. Our friend and esteemed producer/engineer Joel Hamilton had expressed interest in venturing back into the metal world and offered to make the record with us at his facility, Studio G Brooklyn. With a full vintage Neve front end and a host of Telefunken and Neumann microphones we tracked a record the old way, mostly. The results will speak for themselves hopefully, as this record breathes and spits fire wherever it’s played.
A core facet of Necrofier’s identity is their Texan roots.
Guitarist and vocalist Bakka says:
Where you live always helps shape someone. It helps shape our style and tone in ways, it’s hot most of the year, so as we burn, it gives us warmer tones and more of a heavy metal influence than when compared to our brothers from the North. Also, Texas has a style all of its own; everything is heavier, louder and we are always trying to outdo the rest of the world.
Bakka adds about the album:
The new record touches on selling your soul at the crossroads. I like to take a different approach and touch on the elements of the esoteric world and dive into the forbidden or hidden that surrounds us in our lives every day.
NECROFIER (w/ MIDNIGHT + EARLY MOODS):
06/01: Denver, CO @ HQ [TICKETS]
06/04: Vancouver, BC @ The Red Room [TICKETS]
06/05: Portland, OR @ Dante’s [TICKETS]
06/06: Seattle, WA @ El Corazon [TICKETS]
06/07: Boise, ID @ The Shredder
06/09: Reno, NV @ The Cypress [TICKETS]
06/10: Sacramento, CA @ Cafe Colonial [TICKETS]
06/11: Oakland, CA @ Eli’s Mile High Club
06/13: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
06/14: Bakersfield, CA @ Temblor Brew
06/15: San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar [TICKETS]
06/16: Tucson, AZ @ The Rock