NECROFIER to release “Burning Shadows In The Southern Night” album in June.

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Texan Black Metallers NECROFIER will be releasing their second full-length, “Burning Shadows In The Southern Night”, on June 2nd via Season Of Mist Underground Activists. In celebration, the band is now sharing the vicious new single, “Burnt By The Sacred Flame”, along with an official music video, directed by Dwayne Cathey.

NECROFIER comments: “For where I am, for where I am not. For where I go, and where I have been, I burned my soul into this record.”

The album was recorded at legendary Studio G in Brooklyn, NY by 6xGrammy nominated and 1xLatin Grammy nominated engineer, producer, and musician Joel Hamilton (UNSANE, Iggy Pop, Tom Waits).

Cover artwork by Burney

“Burning Shadows Ιn Τhe Southern Night” doesn’t just simply pick off where ΝNECROFIER’s debut album left off, but displays a conscientious effort to double down on the elements that made “Prophecies Οf Eternal Darkness” successful. The solos are more plentiful and intricate, the hooks are more anthemic, and the overall musicianship is bolder and more daring. Speaking of the band’s evolution, Bakka explains: “I think this collection of songs represents us very well. We have grown together as a band and it shows in the new songs. Also, for this record we flew to NYC and recorded all day long for 10 days straight. I love recording this way because it captures a certain magic. The whole band is immersed in the process and it’s all we would think, do, live and breathe during the process.”

Another core facet of NECROFIER’s allure is being a Black Metal band from Texas. “Where you live always helps shape someone,” says Bakka. “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.”

To that avail, NECROFIER isn’t your typical Black Metal band, and so this isn’t your typical Black Metal record as there’s a healthy amount of traditional metal influences, particularly within the guitar work. While conceptually, the band doesn’t heavily rely on Satanic themes, exploring deeper human philosophies and the occult like burning for your dreams or spiraling out on a psychedelic trip and exploring the beyond. “While there isn’t overt satanic worship in the lyrics, I would still say that he is a friend of ours,” Bakka cheekily says. “There are Occult themes on this record, but at the same time, it does take a philosophical approach.”

Further illustrating the influence of their environment, NECROFIER also heavily explores one of Southern America’s most fabled myths. “The new record touches on selling your soul at the crossroads,” adds Bakka. “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.”

As the Texan Black Metal outlaws saddle up for record two, they are leading the charge as one of the contemporary purveyors of Black Metal revivalism. “Burning Shadows Ιn Τhe Southern Night” is certain to elicit a sense of nostalgia for those who dare to lay ears on this vicious new offering.

“Burning Shadows In The Southern Night” track listing:

  1. The Fall from Heaven
  2. Total Southern Darkness
  3. To the Wolves
  4. Forbidden Light of the Black Moon
  5. Destroying Angels
  6. Whispers That Burn in the Dark
  7. The All Seeing shadows
  8. On Wings of Death We Burn the Sky
  9. Call to the Beyond
  10. Burnt by the Sacred Flame

You can watch the official musicvideo for “Burnt By The Sacred Flame”, below:

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