A new biography charting the complete story of Necromantia will be released by Pagan Records on 17 March 2023. Written by co-founder The Magnus and Aris Shock, author of Rites Of The Abyss, The Serpent and the Pentagram: The Official Chronicles of Necromantia, will chart the daring journey through three decades of the band’s unique dark creations.
“Time is ruthless and cruel,” The Mangus said. “But is also healing and forgiving. Necromantia’s time was not due, but it’s Time’s cousin, Death, decided otherwise and moved Baron Blood to another plane a few years ago. Therefore Necromantia wrote their final chapter with the album To the Depths We Descend. So the book was completed….and now is available in printed form.”
To The Depths We Descend, released in October 2021, is an album that Necromantia will certainly be remembered for. It’s varied, superbly unpredictable, fully engaging and a fitting epitaph for Baron Blood, the master of the 8-string bass.
The Official Chronicles of Necromantia starts from the ’80s by explaining how the core of Necromantia was formed, and it reveals intriguing information about all their recorded work, lyrics, covers, influences, occult research, inspiration, and many other details. It also talks about the endeavours of The Magus and Baron Blood in other bands and projects, music production, fanzines, and labels.
“This is our complete and official biography dating from our school years up to 2021,” The Magnis said. “A full history including rare photo material documenting our journey through the realm of the extreme music, which you and us love, Black Metal.
“We always stayed true to our principles, and you can read all about it. Not only that, but we are offering you a very rare recording of our early days as a gift. Through you, the fans, we shall always be Eternal. Salutes.”
The book will be available in three different formats. The Die Hard version is limited to 100 hand-numbered copies and is only available via the Pagan Records webstore. There is also a limited version and a regular version.