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LISTEN: New Necro Deathmort Album
Christian Eede , September 29th, 2017 12:08

Necro Deathmort unleash their eighth album, their first for metal label Profound Lore. Homepage photo courtesy of Eleanor Short

Necro Deathmort have been on a quickfire run in recent years having released four albums in the last three years, and their creative juices certainly see no signs of slowing down with the release of another new album next Friday (October 6).

That album is Overland, which is streaming in full above ahead of its release. It's their first for metal label Profound Lore, following on from previous album The Capsule, which was issued last year via Rocket Recordings.

Overland sees the duo, made up of Matthew Rozeik and AJ Cookson, offer a fuller, more layered sound to previous efforts, with the pair taking up instruments that they'd never played before or featured in their music for the recording.

Ahead of the album's release next Friday (October 6), we caught up with Matthew Rozeik of the duo to discuss the record as well as their signing to Profound Lore. You can read the result of that chat below and pre-order the album here.

Overland marks your first release with Profound Lore. How did that connection come about with it being a metal-focused label and your music having a more electronic grounding?

Matthew Rozeik: Chris Bruni from Profound Lore prospectively reached out to us last year, and as luck would have it we were looking for a new label, so it was incredibly fortuitous timing! Although Profound Lore are more known as a metal label, they have a pretty forward-thinking and diverse roster that I think suits our band. Any label that releases Yob, Pissgrave AND Prurient is OK by us!

Did you have any specific intentions for the album set out when you started recording it, and if so, what did you have in mind?

MR: We knew that we wanted to make a warmer, less overtly sci-fi and more melodic album, as the previous LP was quite cold and dark. Once the music started taking shape, we started play around with using instruments we've never used in our music before, like saxophones and bassoon, and really push our sound beyond what we're known for. The artwork is colourful and has a very 'real' texture to it, unlike the monochrome art for The Capsule, so we knew we wanted to use it as soon as we saw it.

Your music often sits quite comfortably across different scenes, finding itself somewhere between cinematic, electronic music and darker, more noise-based music. Do you feel your sound has translated to fans of a variety of sounds as a result of this?

MR: I still don't really know who our fans are, they seem like a pretty varied bunch. I know that there are people who listen to metal who like us and we're probably a bit heavier than a lot of other electronic artists, so we've always felt like there was a core of our fans who also like doom, drone, sludge, black metal, etc. If I'm honest, we've never been embraced in the electronic music scene - there's probably a load of reasons for this, but we rarely get asked to play those sort of shows, and none of the magazines will touch us. In a funny way, I think the electronic scene is much less diverse than with rock music.