- Farewell album from the legendary Greek black metallers!
The decision to stop the band was taken by The Magus following the death of Baron Blood in 2019
“This is our last testimony. Our last offering to the Lord of the Abyss. This is an album where the spirit and artistic creativity of our whole musical career is included in its music and lyrics. This is a tribute to my lost brother, Baron Blood and a gift to all the people supported the band all these years. It was made with honesty, dedication and the feverish passion of a band’s last stand. I am confident that it will speak directly to your souls, filling them with the classic NECROMANTIA poison. The Erevos awaits us….farewell…until we meet again in different forms….” (The Magus, 2021)
The band was created in late 1989 by two like-minded individuals: The Magus (bass/vocals) and Baron Blood (8-string bass). Their aim was to create original, powerful and innovative Diabolical music, replacing the usual 6-string guitars with 8-string bass and joined forces with various musicians in drums, lead guitars, keyboards and innovations in order to complete their magical formula. Their first recordings earned them a cult status in the scene since their music was original, ritualistic and utterly sinister. NECROMANTIA never hesitated to use “non-metal” instruments like saxophone, percussions etc. in addition to their standard metal orchestrations, and that option made them unique and established their own individual sound. They have released three demo tapes, four full albums, one mini album, one split album, one split EP and various 7” eps and re-releases. Having darkness as a compass they kept creating music for almost three decades. A source of inspiration for younger bands, breaking boundaries and expanding the Necro universe. In 2019 Baron Blood departed from this world. The Magus decided to dissolve the band but not before creating a last opus as a tribute to his lost brother in darkness. The album is entitled “To the depths we descend….” .
As the Shadows wept
Give the Devil his due
To the Depths we descend…
Lord of the Abyss MMXXI
The Warlock MMXXI
Line up for this album:
-The Magus: bass, vocals, keys
-George Emmanuel: guitars, keys
-Yiannis Votsis: drums