German thrash metallers NECRONOMICON have inked a deal with Massacre Records. The band has been busy writing material for a new album, “Invictus”, which will be produced at the Arsen Music Studios in Breisach and Berlin. Achim Köhler (PRIMAL FEAR, BRAINSTORM) will once again handle the mix and mastering. The CD will feature guest appearances by Randy Black (ex-ANNIHILATOR) and Ben Krahl (FINAL KINGS).

NECRONOMICON last year released a special-edition vinyl of the band’s first album on High Roller Records. The self-titled LP was first made available on CD in 1986, and the vinyl release includes not only the original eight tracks, but also NECRONOMICON‘s 1985 “Blind Destruction” demo and two additional tracks that have appeared on different compilations. The double LP comes in a heavy gatefold cover, embossed with the band logo, and with a cardboard lyric insert. It is limited to 666 copies, with the first 100 copies on gold vinyl and including a free woven patch, while the next 200 are on a silver/black “blend” vinyl, and the remaining 366 copies on black vinyl.

Formed in Southern Germany in 1983 by frontman Freddy and then-members Axel and Lala, NECRONOMICON is one of Germany’s longest-running thrash metal bands.