Interview with Terror the Drummer of Necrocurse by Patrick April 2013…

At the Canadian Assault headquarters, we are proud to land an interview with this great death metal band. Their music and attitude are very old school, just like us. This cool Swedish band features from bands past and present like Nifelheim, Pagan Rites, Swordmaster, Runemagick etc... Check out the great visuals and words from this band below...



Metal hails Terror! Thank you for taking the time to fill out this interview. Please introduce yourself to the readers.

I am “Terror”, death metal rebel and the drummer in NECROCURSE!

When did you first discover metal, who were some of the first bands you listened you listened to? Who are some of your current favorite bands?

It was in the early 80's that I started listening a lot of metal. In the beginning it was mostly bands like Judas Priest, Saxon, Iron Maiden, Kiss, Black Sabbath and so on. Then opened a new era when I discovered Slayer, Bathory, Candlemass, Exodus, Possessed, Coroner... then went over to the more extreme bands Sarcofago, Carcass, Autopsy, Grotesque, Morbid Angel, Bolt Thrower, etc.. The old bands that I grew up with are still favorites. Do not know why but it's probably just so that it felt more innovative back then as when you were young and hungry for hard metal.

I know you and some of the other members of Necrocurse used to be other bands such as Swordmaster, Nifelheim, Sacramentum etc. So I was wondering when did you all meet? And what gave you guys the idea to form NecroCurse?

The band originally started as a small side project for me in 2004. Wrote some songs and recorded some demos, but it was not much more than that. It was not until in 2009/2010 we became a real band, and the name was officially NECROCURSE. All of the band have known each other for many years. Several of us played together in the late 80's and early 90's in other old local thrash, heavy and death metal bands.

What is the current line-up of the band? How did you all choose the name of the band? For the readers who never heard the band's music how would you best describe it?

Hellbutcher - vocals & death vomits, Rotting Vomitor - electric distorted guitar, Mörda - electric distorted guitar, Basstard - bassphemy, Terror - rapid drums of death. We chose the name NECROCURSE because we thought it suited the music and that it was an old song with that name already. It is obviously not a very original band name, but what the hell ... it fits the music. To make it simple, I describe our music in two words: Hard Death!

Necrocurse recently released their debut cd "Grip Of The Dead" through Pulverised Rec. How did you all come in contact with Pulverised? Are you happy with their work so far?

Yes we are very pleased with Pulverised so far. In 2011, we received several offers, but we hold ourselves quickly at Pulveriseds contract. Mainly because it was simple and clear and held on an A4.

How long did it take the band to write and record the songs for the new release? How has the response been from the press and the fans?

The songs are written in 2010-2012. Overall perhaps we spent about 10 days in various studios during autumn 2012. So far, most of response has been really good. It feels damn good as it is always good if someone like that we ourselves create and enjoy.

Does Necrocurse have any upcoming tours/shows  in support of "Grip Of The Dead"?

As it looks now, we have three gigs booked but there will be more than this year.

Who are some bands you all have toured with ?If you could set up a  "Dream" show/tour  who are some bands {past or present} you would love to share the stage with?

We've only played a few gigs and festivals so far. Hard to say a dream tour because there are so many good bands ...

The band comes out of the legendary Swedish metal scene, so I was curious what is your opinion of Sweden's metal scene?

The scene and trends come and go so it is something that is constantly changing. To be honest I do not think any of us are so very close eye on what happens. We do what we want and think is good, it lasts so.

Who are some of your all-time favorite Swedish metal bands? Are their any new bands you think the readers should check out soon?

Candlemass. Can not think of anything new so directly right now.

What does the term "underground metal" mean to you? Also I know you have been involved in the underground for many  years so I was wondering how do you feel it has changed over the years with the internet?

Technology development is obvious in the "underground" as well. It's just the way it is and you get to see the positive that it is easier to spread their music and information now. Then if it's the same feeling as before or not is another thing. It is what it is.

Coming back to the band for a moment you handle the drums, when did you first become interested in playing the drums?

When I was really little, I built custom drum set of cans and cartons. Then I got an old 60's drum set by my father in the early 80's. Then it rolled on. But before I started playing drums with NECROCURSE around 2009/2010 I had not played drums in almost 10 years.

Are you self taught or did you take lessons when you were younger? Who are some of your influences/favorite drummers?

I'm completely self-taught. But I really do not see myself as a professional and innovative drummer. I do not think I have developed somewhat since the mid 90's, hahaha. Probably it's because I never practice besides rehearsing with the band.

Well Terror we have reached the end of the interview. Thank you for taking the time to fill this out, do you have any final comments for the readers?

Many thanks for the support! Hope everyone let themselves fall into the grip of the dead!

Mvh / Best regards



The Necrocurse Discography 

Chaos Carnage Cataclysm 7" EP & Cassette, 2011

Insane Curse Of Morbidity 7" EP & Cassette, 2011

Speed To The Grave 7" EP, 2012

Shape Of Death Compilation (EPs), 2012

Grip Of The Death Full-length, 2013




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