ACEPHALIX BASSIST TURNS BACK THE CLOCK
Born in Florence, Luca Indrio decided to move to the Bay Area on the US West Coast nine years ago, as he puts it, “to be in a place with a strong music culture and see what happens.” He wasted no time first joining Oakland’s Acephalix, whose two albums on Southern Lord successfully fused a crust sensibility with a mean, Swedish-tinged death metal edge. But it still wasn’t enough, so besides also enrolling in Vastum and putting together the short-lived Lawless, he formed Necrot in 2011 after meeting 19-year-old punk drummer
“I really wanted a band where I could write most of the music but also sing,” Lica explains.
“We really clicked with Chad right away so I just wanted to play with him anyway. But whereas Acephalix was very influenced by the Scandinavian sound, Necrot is more American-sounding.”
Initially, Acephalix’s Kyle
House was the original guitarist, but he quickly took off and the band recorded two demos as a duo before Sonny Reinhardt from Saviours joined for the third one, The Abyss, “a great step forward” being Chad’s verdict.
After a compilation of all their early material last year, their first album proper, Blood Offerings, makes no secret of its love for classic death metal. But did you say old school? “There is more to it than just three dudes playing songs when you play this kind of music. And when people say that you’re ‘old school’, what they really mean is that Necrot reminds them of the classic real ‘old-school’ bands who made the genre worth listening to.”
While all three members are involved in other bands – Chad also doing drums for Rude and Mortuous – they’re dead set about Necrot being their main band. “We have about 70 shows coming up from now to November all across the United States, Europe and the UK, “says Chad. “We’ve all chosen lifestyles that allow us to go on tour and practise regularly and make our music our reason to be.”