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.
In March 1993, members David Parland (guitar), Tobias Sidegård (bass), Anders Strokirk (vocals) and Joakim Sterner (drums) entered the studio and recorded the debut album The Nocturnal Silence which saw the light of day a few weeks later, consisting of nine songs of pure blasphemous death metal to render the most demanding listeners hearts in flames. Even though the death metal scene had become crammed with bands, The Nocturnal Silence got top scores in most magazines over the world and found itself placed directly into the German magazine Rock Hard's chart in the 9th position. A few months later, vocalist Anders Strokirk decided to leave the band. Tobias Sidegård took over the vocal part and the band also added a guitarist in Martin Halfdan.Make Necrophobic Playlist