Blackened death metal band Necrophobic have been rejoined by guitarists Sebastian Ramstedt and Johan Bergebäck after they split with the band five years ago. They replace Fredrik Folkare. Drummer Joakin Sterner had this to say:
“The last couple of years, Fredrik has been handling all the guitar parts as a single guitarist. He is a great guitar player, but he can’t play two guitars live and to have two guitarists is an important part of our sound — especially live. The music is written for two guitars. It has been so in the past and it’s still so today.”
“Lately, I have also come to realize that me and Fredrik are too far from each other on the musical side. Our mindset and our musical roots are too different.
“Necrophobic is very special in that way that it has very strict, call it rules, on how music shall sound, and not to sound, so with that in mind, along with that one guitar player was ‘missing’ live, I slowly started to think of this solution — to let Fredrik go.
Necrophobic formed in Stockholm, Sweden in 1989. The lyrical themes tend to revolve around darkness, evil, anti-Christianity and Viking mythology. They’ve released seven studio albums to date.