EMQ’s Here’s one from The NECROSEXUAL!
Hi Everyone. Welcome to our new EMQ’s interview with Philadelphia based Black/Thrash/Crossover Punk/Metal act the Necrosexual. Huge thanks to him for taking part!
What is your name, what do you play and can you tell us a little bit about the history of the band?
I’ve performed as a comedian and video correspondent for Metal Injection since 2012. Musically, I released my debut album “GRIM-1” in 2018, and wasted no time delivering my second cumming entitled “The Gory Hole Overture In F#”.
How did you come up with your band name?
I have a dark sense of humour, and I charge my performances with sexual machismo. Big GRIM energy, as I call it. It’s a bit derivative of black metal because there are already so many other bands and musicians who use the Necro- prefix, but that’s the point. It’s a play on all that has come before with my own colourful twist.
What country are you from and what is the metal scene like there?
I’m from the United States. There’s a metal scene, sure, but I see a real lack of showmanship and charisma. A lot of bands look the same and sound the same. No stage presence, no attitude. I’m here to entertain you, seduce you and brutalize you all at once.
What is your latest release (Album, EP, Single, Video)
We have my new EP The Gory Hole Overture In F# coming at you on May 17th. We also just premiered my new single ‘Orgy On Your Burial’ at Kerrang!
Who have been your greatest influences?
From a guitarist’s stand point, definitely Slayer, Metallica, Kreator. They all inspired me to learn my chops and play music that is challenging, but still catchy. My biggest influences for attitude are Venom, Motorhead, Van Halen. Rock N roll baby!
What first got you into music?
I always say “it’s not a phase I’m going through dad!” But really, my dad has opened my eyes and ears from a young age to great rock music. He is a drummer and grew up in the seventies. I distinctly remember listening to “Dark Side Of The Moon” with him when I was six years old, and it blew my mind. Up until that point the only music I knew was from Sesame Street or Disney movies. So to go from that, to this futuristic space music with David Gilmour’s shimmering guitar leads and mind bending keyboard solos, it was quite the eye opening experience for baby Necro.
My dad also got me my first Metallica CD when I was 12. He’s a big Yankees fan, so he dug it when they played “Enter Sandman” every time Mariano Rivera took the mound. In short, my dad unwittingly created this monster. And it’s definitely not a phase I’m going through!
If you could collaborate with a current band or musician who would it be?
I have a longstanding dream to collaborate with S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D. They are a Philly-based, futuristic synth rock band. It sounds like if Ennio Morricone made a rock band in the Road Warrior universe. We played a show with them in the fall, so who knows what the future holds?
What’s the weirdest gift you have ever received from a fan?
The greatest gift I ever received is from artist Daniel Daruda, who painted a portrait of me. I am a flattery activated performer.
If you had one message for your fans, what would it be?
Keep it grim.
If you could bring one rock star back from the dead, who would it be?
The bassist in me says Cliff Burton, naturally.
Name one of your all-time favourite albums?
Venom – “Welcome To Hell”. The ultimate debut from the world’s first black metal band, so far as I’m concerned.
What’s best? Vinyl, Cassettes, CD’s or Downloads?
The most important part is supporting the band, or your local record store that sells the music.
What’s the best gig that you have played to date?
Halloween 2018 with Basilysk and S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D….RIFFS galore baby.
If you weren’t a musician, what else would you be doing?
Slowly dying from boredom and regret.
What’s next for the band?
We play with the mighty THOR on May 7 in Philadelphia at Philamoca.
I also plan to do a short east coast tour with Basilysk June 12-15 in Baltimore, Richmond and Raleigh. Then, it’s back to recording the next barrage of hits in my lair/.
What Social Media/Website links do you use to get your music out to people?
Bandcamp, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube
Thank you for your time. Is there anything else that you would like to add?
Thank you Ever Metal for going one on one with the GRIM1. See you maniacs in hell
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Photograph reproduced with the kind permission of Chris Koontz