Goblin Metal? You Heard Right!
What happens when you put a bunch of bloodthirsty music-loving goblins together? Well, a lot of disembowelment, some dubious carpet stains but also a lot of catchy tunes. Formed six millennia ago, and practicing only every other leap year on a full moon, NEKROGOBLIKON has finally perfected their brand of skull-crushing music. Arguably the first ever goblin metal band ever, NEKROGOBLIKON is pleased to announce the upcoming release of their brand new record, Power, on August 27, 2013. Power is produced by NEKROGOBLIKON, and is mixed by Matt Hyde (Deftones, Children of Bodom).
For a taste of what NEKROGOBLIKON is about, check out their recently released music video for the track ‘No One Survives’ (featuring Jon Lajoie of Comedy Central’s “The League” and adult entertainment star Kayden Kross), which went viral shortly after posting and already has 2 MILLION+ views. Check it out here: http://youtu.be/KsMKOx6fumc.
5 facts about Goblins to stun you.
1. Goblins cannot count above two, since three is a holy number, and by pronouncing it, they would kill themselves.
2. Goblins sometimes are seen as more intelligent than their cousin Orcs, but are often bullied by their bigger and tougher relations.
3. The English word “goblin” actually comes from the Greek “kobalos” which means rogue.
4. Goblins feed on human teeth and are afraid of light.
5. A group of goblins is referred to as a “horde.”
The video is directed by Brandon Dermer, who has since shot a Major Lazer video, as well as the new Wavves video. Dermer had the chance to catch NEKROGOBLIKON performing in front of a small crowd of people at The Cobalt in Canoga Park, CA, immediately fell in love with the band, the rest is history. The video for ‘No One Survives’ ended up pulling in 1 million+ views in its first week of release.
“This is by far THE BEST storyline in a music video, thank you Nekrogoblikon!” – Kat Von D, LA Ink
Currently hailing from caves deep within the grim metal locale of Los Angeles, CA, the band started as a summer side project of vocalist and keyboardist Nicholas Von Doom and guitarist and back-up vocalist Tim Lyakhovetskiy. Their debut album, Goblin Island, a musical hell-storm of goblin proportions, was recorded over the summer and early fall of 2006. They released it themselves on New Year’s Day of 2007. NEKROGOBLIKON did the usual band-member musical chairs for a while, unfortunately eating a few drummers along the way, but their current line-up is both awesome and rad. After spending years playing numerous shows and honing their craft, they released their second full-length album, Stench (2011), which was produced by NEKROGOBLIKON with Zack Ohren (All Shall Perish, Cattle Decapitation) at Castle Ultimate Studios and the Goblin Fortress. NEKROGOBLIKON is proudly endorsed by Halo Guitars, Vic Firth, GPEN and The Mountain Clothing. They recently appeared as several top-notch Euro festivals, including Download Festival, Rock Am Ring, Rock Im Park, etc
Nicholas Von Doom – Vocals, Keyboards
Tim Lyakhovetskiy – Guitars, Backup Vocals
Goldberg (Alex Alereza) – Guitars, Backup vocals
Fingers (Brandon Frenzel) – Bass
Bready (Eddie “Drifty” Trager) – Drums
Raptor (Aaron Minich) – Keyboards
Learn more about NEKROGOBLIKON at http://www.facebook.com/nekrogoblikon