Metal Blade Records has announced the signing of Dutch death metallers ANTROPOMORPHIA. The band’s new album, “Evangelivm Nekromantia”, will be released on October 22 in Europe (one day later digitally in North America).
ANTROPOMORPHIA was created under the influence from bands such as HELLHAMMER, CELTIC FROST, INFERNÄL MÄJESTY and BATHORY in a tiny town in Holland in 1989.
Over the years, they became more and more brutal, released several demos and the “Necromantic Love Songs” MCD in 1993, but went on a hiatus in the late ’90s since their other bands became more important.
Fast forward to 2009 when other projects moved into the background and ANTROPOMORPHIA was reactivated. The lineup is still the same — original members Ferry Damen (vocals, guitar), Marc van Stiphout (bass) and Marco Stubbe (drums).
In early 2011 ANTROPOMORPHIA made its first live appearance since 2001 at the Neurotic Deathfest, where they put up a convincing brutal show.
At the end of 2011, most of the new album was recorded, resulting in “Evangelivm Nekromantia”, a CD consisting of nine tracks, divided into three chapters of each three songs. Lyrically, it is driven by nekrophilae, murder, necromancy and necrolesbian lust. It was mastered at Necromorbus Studios by Tore Stjerna.
Comments ANTROPOMORPHIA on the deal with Metal Blade and what to expect from “Evangelivm Nekromantia”: “We are very proud to have our album coming out through such a renowned metal label as Metal Blade. Metal Blade has a rich history and houses some amazing bands so to become a part of that family feels great. We’ve been working on this conception for almost a year. Dedicated to composing a new sort of disturbing death metal darkness exceeding most of the one-dimensional releases you got to hear most of these days!”
Ferry Damen (vocals, guitar)
Marc van Stiphout (bass)
Marco Stubbe (drums)