Tell us a little bit about Necrocurse. How did the idea come about?
In the beginning it was more of a project I started to write death metal songs. The first songs were composed in 2004 but it was in 2009/2010 that it became a real band with a full line-up and the name NECROCURSE became official.
The overall vibe of Necrocurse is a rapid and punishing assault on the senses. The instruments remind me of earlier Slayer material. Would you enlighten us as to who Necrocurse’s biggest influences are?
In some way we are colored by the bands we listened to (and still listening) from the 80’s and 90’s. Everything from heavy metal and speed metal to thrash, black and death metal. To mention a few bands like Sarcófago, Coroner, Iron Maiden, Mercyful Fate, (old) Death, Bathory, Judas Priest, Venom, Candlemass, Morbid Angel and so on….
I also get a bit of a Motorhead vibe from Necrocurse as well. The guitars often feel dirty and weave together a sort of sleazy atmosphere that seems to blend together with the already violent vocal style. Do you guys see yourselves as fans of a lot of the early NWOBHM bands?
Yes of course we like bands like Motörhead, Iron Maiden, Saxon, Judas Priest…
The debut album, “Grip of the Dead” is an absolute ripper. It evokes images of demons rising from below and wreaking havoc on the living. Do you see yourselves simply as horror enthusiasts or do you use some of the imagery in a religious sense?
We play death metal. So of course, the lyrics is also Death Metal. Some lyrics are more on the primitive side of death and some maybe more towards an apocalyptic doom. A dose of blasphemy is obvious too. This, together with hard riffs are probably what color what becomes NECROCURSE.
Can we expect a full European and possibly a North American tour to promote the new album in the new future?
As the situation is right now, we only have a few gigs planned. But of course, we hope that it is possible to get to any kind of tour in the future.
Sweden seems to be a prominent place for Black and Death Metal bands. But apart from a few it’s not often we see many Thrash influenced acts coming from that territory. Although it may seem irrelevant in the grand scheme of things, is Necrocurse attempting to break free of the stereotypes and preconceived molds?
Of course we are not 100% original but we really try not to mimic any others. We hope NECROCURSE have equity in our sound that makes us stand out. Obviously, it is important that we like and believe in what we create as well.
What does the future hold for Necrocurse?
Continue playing live and writing new music. We have a lot of material right now so we’ll see if we go into the studio this year or next year. Thanks for the interview!!!
Mvh / Best regards