Metal Hammer (UK) - - Fresh Meat - OLIVIER BADIN

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

Chad Gai­ley.

“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.”

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