Necrophagia was one of the first death metal bands, assembled in 1983.NECROPHAGIA GENRES
Necrophagia was a popular group in the underground "tape trading" scene of the early-to-mid-1980s. Featuring hard-driving metal and growling vocals, Necrophagia became a pioneer in the fledgling death metal genre. Their first full-length album, Season of the Dead, was recorded and released in 1987.
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The band then split up due to musical differences, and lay dormant until 1997 when frontman Killjoy reformed the band with then-Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo on guitar, Wayne Fabra on drums and Jared Faulk on bass (later succeeded by Dustin Havnen). This lineup released the album Holocausto de la Morte and the EP Black Blood Vomitorium.
Gorelord mainman Frediablo was then added as second guitarist, and Opal Enthroned (real name: Stephanie Windstein) joined the band on keyboards. This lineup released the Cannibal Holocaust EP before spliting up.
In 2002 Killjoy announced the new Necrophagia lineup. Joining he and Frediablo would be Fug on guitar, Iscariah (formely of Immortal) on bass, Titta Tanni on drums and Mirai Kawashima of Japanese experimental black metal band Sigh on keyboards. This proved to be the most productive time for Necrophagia, with all members concentrating on the band rather than treating it as a side project. They released the albums The Divine Art of Torture and Harvest Ritual Vol. 1, as well as the Goblins Be Thine EP.
On 06/06/06 Necrophagia released Slit Wrists And Casket Rot, a live album from their "Harvesting the Dead" tour. A new full-length album is due on Halloween 2006, and an EP entitled Satan's Skin is also in the works.
Frediablo left the band in early 2006 to concentrate on his other band Grimfist, and has been replaced by Undead Torment.
NECROPHAGIA LYRICAL THEMES
Horror, Gore, Death
United States of America (Wellsville, Ohio), formed in 1984
NECROPHAGIA CURRENT RECORD LABEL
NECROPHAGIA CURRENT LINE-UP
Frank "Killjoy" Pucci - Vocals (The Ravenous, Viking Crown, Wurdulak, Cabal (US), Forlis, Hidden (US), Enoch (US), Eibon (US), Guest Vocals for Obscene Eulogy)
Iscariah (Stian Smorholm) - Bass (Amok (Nor), ex-The Clan Destined, Dead to this World, ex-Enchanted, ex-Immortal (Nor), Wurdulak)
Fug - Guitar (Soul Forsaken, Wurdulak, Ave Sathanas)
Titta Tani - Drums (see Abstracta, Astra (Ita), Icycore, Daemonia, DGM, ex-Empty Tremor and ex-Glory Hunter (Ita))
Undead Torment - Guitars (ex-Nokturne, Draconis, Diabolos)
NECROPHAGIA PREVIOUS LINE-UP
Larry "Madthrash" Madison (1984-1987)
Frediablo (Gorelord, ex-Wurdulak, Hemnur, Soul Forsaken, ex-Grimfist, Ave Sathanas, Deride, session for Svartpest)
Anton Crowley (Phil Anselmo) (1997-2001) (Pantera, Down, Viking Crown, Superjoint Ritual, Christ Inversion, ex-Southern Isolation, Enoch (US), ex-Razor White, Eibon (US), Body And Blood, Arson Anthem)
Bill James (1984-1987)
Dustin Havnen (1997-1999)
Jared Faulk (1999-2001)
Mirai Kawashima (Cut Throat (Jpn), Enoch (US), Gorelord (as guest), Sigh, Amduscias (Jpn), Blood from the Soul, Hidden (US))
Joe Blazer (1984-1987)
Wayne Fabra (Christ Inversion, Graveyard Rodeo) (1997-2001)