Hear Necrot’s Sinister New Death-Metal Ripper “Asleep Forever”

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Formed in 2011, in Oakland, California, punk-infused death-metal trio Necrot are one of our favorite underground groups. Not only do they rip on record and onstage (here’s hoping they — and every other band — gets to return there sometime soon!), but they also stand up for what they believe in, as typified by the politically charged video series “Metal vs. Racism,” which was co-organized by Necrot frontman Luca Indrio with Gatecreeper guitarist Eric Wagner, and features their friends from bands including High on Fire, Cavalera Conspiracy, Integrity, Blood Incantation and more.

On the musical front, Necrot  — who include current and former members of Acephalix, Vastum, Saviors, and Mortuous — are prepping their highly anticipated new full-length, Mortal, for an August 28th release via Tankcrimes. The seven-track album follows up 2017’s critically acclaimed Blood Offerings LP and was recorded by Grammy-winning engineer Greg Wilkinson (High on Fire, Autopsy), mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Cannibal Corpse, Cattle Decapitation) and features cover art by Marald Van Haasteren (Baroness, Kvelertak, Mortuous). Today (June 24th), the Bay Area outfit offered up another brilliantly acrid taste off the album, the sinuous, guttural death-metal scorcher “Asleep Forever.” Blast it below.

“When we first started, our goal was to play death metal and put out some tapes,” Indrio commented at the time of the LP’s announcement. “We always wanted to write an album that 20 years from now would be remembered as a true classic of the genre. With Blood Offerings, we may have done that, but with Mortal we have definitely done that. Time will prove us right.”

Mortal is set to be released on CD (standard jewel case and limited mail-order-only digipack), gatefold LP, cassette and digital formats. You can pre-order it in its physical editions here, and for digital orders, visit Necrot’s Bandcamp page, where a variety of merch — from long sleeves to patches — is also available.