„The Necromancers Union“ wurde gegründet, als Daniel Glass Apple Bonzai das Bedürfnis verspürte, eine andere Art von Kunst zu schaffen. Seine Leidenschaft für Horrorfilme, 80er Gothic Rock und New School Post-Punk waren die Hauptinspirationen für dieses neue Projekt. Daniel hat zwei EPs aufgenommen und Ende 2019 digital veröffentlicht. Anfang 2020 wurde Petrichor auf diese EPs aufmerksam und jetzt jetzt, kurz nach Halloween 2021, ist es soweit und man darf gespannt sein auf dieses Album „Flesh Of The Dead“ von der Union der Hexenmeister!
Den Meisterhexer Daniel Belasco habe ich heute im Interview und neben Fakten zum neuen Album, erfahren wir auch welche Horrorcharaktere er mag und vieles mehr. Viel Spaß beim lesen und hört euch unbedingt die Single an, die ich euch im weiteren Verlauf des Interviews eingefügt habe.
Tobi – Daniel
Band: The Necromancers Union
Album: Flesh Of The Dead
Genre: Gothic-Post-Punk-Death-Gloom’n’Doom-Rock 😉
Hi Necromancer Daniel! How are you? What do you do on Halloween?
Hello! This Halloween I will be hosting an all-day bad horror movie marathon on my Twitch channel – twitch.tv/danielxbelasco – which I have done for the last two years. It’s great fun!
How are your Necromancers in the Band doing?
Well, they’re busy this time of year. The veil between the realm of the living and the realm of the dead is thinning as we close in on All Hallows Eve. So the Necromancers are preparing for their normal yearly rituals…they aslo have an amazing potluck dinner on Sunday which I’m looking forward to.
Please introduce yourself and your Mates from The Necromancers Union to me and my Followers, to know you a littlebit better!
I’m Daniel Belasco and I am the Necromancers Union…just me! Haha
In the studio I write, record, and perform everything myself with the exception of contributions from my friends Larry Sweircz (who is basically a synthesizer guru) and Cristian Carver (drums on Clowns of Death)
How about your Line-Up? Who is who @ The Necromancers Union?
The line-up for the live version of The Necromancers Union consists of myself on vocals and guitar, Kisho Trioxin on bass, and Dickie Togus on drums. Kisho and Dickie are from a local doom-rock band called The Electric Dead and they are awesome! https://electricdead.bandcamp.com
Are you nervous/excited so close to Releaseday?
Not really, no. I’m excited! I can’t wait for people to hear the album!
Why did you decide to release the Album in November and not close to Halloween in October?
It was just the way things worked out. If I’d had it my way I would have released it on October 1st, but things don’t always go as planned. However, when you’re Goth everyday is Halloween! 😉
What is your favorite Horror Charakter?
Freddy Kruger! I LOVE the Nightmare on Elm Street series and I think the idea of a child murderer killing you in your sleep is ultimately the most terrifying thing in the world. Robert Englund did such awesome things with that character as well. Reverend Kane from the Poltergeist series comes in a close second.
To specify the question above: Land, Air, Water, Space
Honestly I’d have to go with Godzilla as he is both a land AND sea monster, which is pretty terrifying. Plus I love all the Godzilla movies. He’s basically the perfect monster!
Can you tell me one short fact about each song?
„Flesh of the Dead“
This one is about feeling the zombie infection take over your body.
„The Ghosts Inside You“
„Ghosts“ is a metaphor for emotional pain and suffering. Something I’ve dealt with my whole life.
It took me forever to get the right sound for the floor tom in this song. I was going for the a Bauhaus style.
I wrote the lyrics for this song while watching „Dracula“
„Crossing the Line“
This is actually my favourite song on the album!
„Clowns of Death“
Loosely based on the movie „Killer Klowns From Outer Space“
About alien vampires from outer space that land on Earth, hide in the shadows, and try to enslave us!
„Pit and Pendulum“
This is a love song. A really romantic, emotionally deep, love song.
If you have to put your Album into a Genre, which would it be? Or maybe a Combination of a few?
„Gothic Rock“ works for me, really. But if I wanted to get creative I could always use „Gothic-Post-Punk-Death-Gloom’n’Doom-Rock!
Your Bandname „The Necromancers Union“ – who had the Idea for it and said „Hey let`s call us The Necromancers Union“?
Oh man, haha. I was maybe 17 years old when I came up with the name and I tried to use it for a whole bunch of projects over the years but nothing felt right. When I started writing gothic rock tunes I finally found a home for the band name.
What can Metalheads expect from your Album „Flesh Of The Dead“?
I’m a bit of a metalhead myself and I think it shows in the music. I grew up listening to a lot of 80’s and early 90’s heavy metal. Metallica, Possessed, and Helloween are some of my favourites and I feel songs like „The Undead“ play a bit more into the metal side of things. The heavy metal influence is in the songs and I hope true metalheads can identify it.
What can we expect from „The Necromancers Union“ in the near future?
On October 25th I released a 2-track EP of Necromancers Union version of Pet Sematary (Ramones) and Alice (Sisters of Mercy) and in early 2022 I will be releasing another 2-track EP of cover songs. Also now that the world is starting to open up again I’m hoping to bring The Necromancers Union to Europe for some live performances probably later in the year. We’re working on a few music videos as well. We will be busy for a while!
Do you have a fav Song on your upcoming Release?
As I said before „Crossing the Line“ is my favourite. Mostly because it’s one of the songs that has changed the most from the original demo version and it borders on being just a normal Rock’n’Roll song and in that respect might have a wider appeal and bring The Necromancers Union to a bigger audience.
In which Formats will „Flesh Of The Dead“ come to us Metalheads?
12“ vinyl and CD, I believe. However I do want to do a short run of old school cassettes, possibly with a few extras exclusively for that. I like to make special products for my fans. My main band Glass Apple Bonzai (glassapplebonzai.bandcamp.com) has done quite well with cassettes in the last few years and I love making them available for people.
What is so fascinating on Horror for you?
I was so terrified of horror movies when I was a child. Just scared stiff. When I got a little older I decided to face that fear and dive right into the horror genre of films and I’m glad I did. With Horror you get everything you could ever want in a film. Either intense drama, dark comedy, or just plain stupidity!Haha I like them all.
What was the best Horrormovie ever released so far in your opinion?
That’s really a tough question to answer but I feel like The Exoricist is a safe answer. It’s an amazing film and truely scary. I also believe Exorcist III is a very underrated film. Genuinely frightening.
And what was the best Heavy Metal Album released in 2021 so far in your opinion?
Unfortunately I can’t think of anything released in 2021 I’ve really listened to. It’s been a strange year for me. However, I’ve still been rocking Possessed’s 2019 album „Revelations of Oblivion“ and Voyager’s 2020 reissue of „Ghost Mile“
OH! Rob Zombie’s 2021 album „Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conpiracy“ is pretty rad too.
What Band or Musiscian did influenced you most in your musicial live?
I have a lot of influences from a wide variety of styles. However if I was to narrow it down to two very important acts they’d be Skinny Puppy and Bauhaus. Add Ministry, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, White Zombie, Helloween, Information Society, NIN, and Primus in the mix and you’ve got my formative years when I first started playing bass guitar. Early 90’s.
One of my biggest influences musically came from my older brother Shayne. He was 8 years older than me and because of him I discovered so much amazing music. He passed away in September and I want to make sure the world knows how important to he was to me and what I do as a musician.
Get away from the music a little. What about hobbies?
Aside from music I like playing retro video games. NES, arcade, etc. I’ve always been a visual artist and will take breaks from music to focus on drawing and painting. I also spend a lot of time with my dog Gumby because he’s hilarious.
If you got one wish…
To play a huge metal/hard rock festival in Europe to 10, 000 or more people. Just go nuts and rock out completely. The newer Necromancers Union material I’m working on is a little more aggressive and I plan on using it to make our live shows more dynamic and exciting.
A few words to your Listeners out there in Germany and all the Others in the World?
The world is a crazy place. In the last two years we’ve learned just how important our lives are and how we’ve lost the connection to joy and happiness. We need to work to bring it back and I believe music is a catalyst for that. Music brings people together and keeps us sane! So be safe, be careful and don’t forget to ROCK’N’ROLL!!
Thanks for the interview, Daniel from The Necromancers Union. Many greetings to all from the Band. Something that is important to me: Stay healthy and be safe!
Tracks „Flesh Of The Dead“:
01. Flesh of the Dead || 5:38 Minuten
02. The Ghosts Inside You || 4:13 Minuten
03. Into Darkness || 4:21 Minuten
04. The Undead || 6:40 Minuten
05. Crossing the Line || 3:57 Minuten
06. Clowns of Death || 4:08 Minuten
07. Shadows || 5:02 Minuten
08. Pit and Pendulum || 6:34 Minuten
Das war mein Interview mit Daniel von „The Necromancers Union“. Thank you Daniel, dass du die vielen Fragen so ausführlich beantwortet hast. Viel Erfolg für euer Album und bleibt gesund! Auch meinen Lesern vielen Dank fürs Lesen des Interviews. Hört in das Album rein und supportet die Band! Bis dahin, bleibt gesund und munter, euer Tobi!