NECROPIA- BRUTAL MUSIC FOR BRUTAL PEOPLE!!!
LAID TO WASTE is an Extreme METAL album from the Augusta, Maine USA band NECROPIA. Originally created around 2003.
Laid To Waste is the EXTREME METAL born from the ashes of black death/thrash bands Drugaskan & Hellstorm. Jim Ross joined the band around 2004, combining forces with Dan Paulin; aimed to create a BRUTAL DEATH METAL band. The theme "FASTER & MORE INTENSE" was the driving force behind the rise of this unrelenting onslaught of blasting METAL!!!
The song "Laid To Waste", as well as most of the other songs were taken from the former bands material- but underwent a metamorphosis as the level of intensity, speed, and brutality increased to a decimating new level. The music quickly became a monster; a FORCE to be reckoned with.
At first glance, or a quick listen---it's easy to overlook the sheer physical brutality of this music. As the band found it quite impossible to find musicians to perform these songs. Where a lot of modern (NOW just as well as THEN) bands were content to riff along to simple grooves, less demanding, and a more relaxed style of Death Metal...NECROPIA maintained the BRUTAL ATTACK---that need for speed and unfiltered aggression---FASTER & MORE INTENSE...not that candy-ass, trendy, pop-metal that waters down so much of the METAL industry.
Along with that unyielding approach to their music came the in-ability to keep a band together. Jake Freeman & Steve Gagne both gave it hell behind the drum kit, and the band was able to play a few shows LIVE. There were other musicians who had tried out,,,but none could really make it happen consistently at that level of physical intensity. So,,, after a few years the band dissolved.
Before the band called it quits...there were attempts to record this uniquely abrasive music, but due to technical issues & gear failure...crucial tracks, and material were lost, unfixable--- at that point it seemed Necropia itself had been Laid To Waste.
In the years to come there were a few attempts to rebuild the project,,,but to no avail,,, Then a few years back it was decided to give it one final push towards completion. And after a LOT of hard work and dedication to this brutal cause--- Necropia has finally come to fruition!!! As the LAID TO WASTE album has finally been inducted into the annals of Extreme METAL history- and the legacy of NECROPIA- will be branded deep into the heart of the underground, ONCE & FOR ALL TIMES!!!!!!!!! LONG LIVE NECROPIA!!!!!!!!!
HAIL BRUTAL FUCKING DEATH METAL!!!!!!!!! -l- -l- -l- \m/x\m/
released June 15, 2017
Jim Ross--- Everything--- *except Dan Paulin on nylon guitars on the song Confined to Oblivion, Jake Freeman wrote most of the samples, and Mike Shaw guest vocals on 30 Tyrants. Songs written mostly by Dan Paulin with Alick Andreades, Steve Gagne, & Jim Ross All the tracking, engineering, mixing/mastering by Jim Ross and Dan Paulin. All lyrics & vocal patterns by Alick Andreades. Drum & bass patterns for Mors Mortus Cantus by Steve Gagne & bass guitar parts by Chris Kunitz.
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