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Stockholm, Sweden (1989 – present)

There are two bands named Necrophobic.

The more popular was formed in 1989 in Stockholm, Sweden by guitarist David Parland and drummer Joakim Sterner to give the world a band that created unholy death metal. Necrophobic had a few different influences and focused more on creating a much more dark and evil sounding music, in the beginning influenced by Morbid Angel, Slayer and Bathory.

The current line-up is:

Fredrik Folkare - Guitars (Unleashed, Fireborn)

Alex Friberg - Bass (Trident, Fireborn)
Joakim Sterner - Drums (founding member of Necrophobic since 1989)
Anders Strokirk - Vocals (original vocalist on ‘The Nocturnal Silence’ (1993), joined in 1992, left in 1994, but returned in 2014, also in Blackshine and Circle of Chaos )

Note: Tobias Sidegård - Vocals (Trident, Bajen Death Cult) and Robert Sennebäck - Guitars (ex-Dismember, ex-Unleashed) are both not involved with Necrophobic since 2013.

During the underground years 1990-1992, the band built up a great reputation with the demo tapes Slow Asphyxiation (1990), Unholy Prophecies (1991) and the limited vinyl-ep The Call (1992). The great sales of these releases proved that Necrophobic was not just another band.

Necrophobic thought the time was right to move on and started to contact a few labels to get a record contract. Black Mark Production responded after just two days and it turned out to be the label the band signed with.


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  • GodofDeathMetal

    Super enjoyable black/death metal.

    6 Sep 6:51am Reply
  • miril_immortal

    The Nocturnal Silence

    25 Jul 7:42pm Reply
  • versionfiv

    no but close. one live guitar with this band doesnt make sense, that does sounds pretty weak. also weak that they don't play more nocturnal silence tracks especially since they have strokirk back... these signs are reinforcing my beliefs that this band has gone off track.

    2 Jun 6:29pm Reply
  • TheTailedBeast

    From what I heard, Necrophobic plays in the same league as Unanimated and Dissection. True?

    29 May 9:37pm Reply
  • CrypticManatee

    oh and I forgot the Celebration of the Goat

    22 May 11:36am Reply
  • CrypticManatee

    Good show, decent at least. Strokirk handles the vocals perfectly, but line up with just one guitarist is bad, many of the songs require at two guitars + live sound was a bit thin because of it. Also the setlist was kinda meh, only heard Into Armageddon, Isaz, Dreams Shall Flesh and The Nocturnal Silence from the 4 first albums. Astaroth, Revelation 666, Death to All, Blinded by Light, Enlightened by Darkness from the newer stuff and a one song I didn't recognize. 0 songs from Darkside, which sucks ass big time imo.

    22 May 11:21am Reply
  • versionfiv

    i also lost respect for this band and any hope that they will be any good. all their songwriters worth a shit are long gone - dead, in jail, or in better bands (black trip!) - that being said, i will still check out new material, just without any anticipation.

    21 May 2:52pm Reply
  • CrypticManatee

    Sidegårds sentence could be a problem while on tour too, no guarantee he would even get out of Europe on tour with that kind of history. I'm also very excited about the return of Strokirk cause I'm about to see them live day after tomorrow.

    15 May 6:18pm Reply
  • SlaveOfN1l

    That's a nice way to attract an old vocalist and friend back into a band. "Hey man, so Toby got caught beating up his family while high off his ass and has to do some ass-pounding in a cozy, sauna-provided swedish prison for a bit, so just quit your day job and come tour with us for a bit. You're gone after he's back though, because wifebeating is so much better for our kvlt cred than great OSDM, but you can handle that right?"

    8 May 11:42pm Reply
  • skalberg242

    Then hire Strokirk as a temporary replacement while Sidegård serves his relatively short sentence. Or, wait for him to be released, 6 months isn't exactly a long time. Simple.

    7 May 4:59am Reply
  • SlaveOfN1l

    "It's respectless and weak to ditch someone who has been in the band for over 20 years and contributed to the legacy they've built because of imprisonment" Well, looking at things from a purely practical perspective, I'd rather have a vocalist that can actually...y'know, tour with a band and compose music with them? I don't think any real fans are complaining about the vocalist from their best album returning anyways

    7 May 4:08am Reply
  • skalberg242

    I lost the respect for this band when they fired Sidegård. In 9 out of 10 cases I don't support violence against women (if that's true or not in this case) but Necrophobic handled it totally black and white. It's respectless and weak to ditch someone who has been in the band for over 20 years and contributed to the legacy they've built because of imprisonment. They are apparently scared of the politically correct thought police we have here in Sweden and I now declare them pussies just like all the old swedish life metal bands that I grew up to hate.

    7 May 2:57am Reply
  • CoryellsGhost

    I never really got into Third Antichrist nearly as much as the first two records.

    6 May 12:21am Reply
  • versionfiv

    no way, strokirk is back ? that is kick ass as fuck. still, without parland there never will be another Nocturnal Silence. I find it bizarre that someone who loves Darkside thinks Third Antichrist is so average, that album is like Darkside 2.0 with tons more dynamics and not as single-minded... also Hrimthursum is so similar to Death To All that I'd assume if someone liked Death To All they'd love Hrimthursum.

    6 Apr 7:19pm Reply
  • Maquina_Muerte

    Fireborn the Swedish death metal band with members from Entombed, Necrophobic and Unleashed check it out now ! and dont forget to vote up the band photo for the Swedish death metal band 'Fireborn' on the page !

    5 Apr 10:15pm Reply
  • EuanDemonStorm

    New line-up sounds interesting. He seems the logical choice for a singer really, it's a bit too late in the game for Necrophobic to bring in an entirely new vocalist, imo.

    5 Apr 9:54am Reply
  • Maquina_Muerte

    vote up the new photo for their 2014 line-up !

    5 Apr 1:57am Reply
  • Maquina_Muerte

    original Necrophobic vocalist Anders Strokirk is back in the band !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 Apr 1:56am Reply
  • SlaveOfN1l

    v How anyone could rate Hrimthursum so low in their discography is beyond me

    5 Apr 1:14am Reply
  • MadTinus

    Darkside (9,5/10) > Death to All (9/10) > The Nocturnal Silence (8,5/10) > Womb of Lilithu (8/10) >> Bloodhymns (7/10) = Hrimthursum (7/10) > Third Antichrist (5,5/10)

    4 Apr 12:04pm Reply
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