Death Metal - United States

Necrophagia Band

NECROPHAGIA was formed in late 1983 by the Godfather of Gore Metal, Killjoy and their debut recording ‘Season of the Dead’ was unleashed in February 1987. In the same year the Americans split despite their tremendous impact in the underground death metal scene, which they helped founding. In the middle of the 1990’s horror fan Philip Anselmo (DOWN, ex-PANTERA) convinced Killjoy to resurrect NECROPHAGIA and joined for the next three releases including their second album ‘Holocausto de la Morte’ (1998). The band released two more albums including ‘The Divine Art of Torture’ (2003) and several EPs despite undergoing continued line-up changes. NECROPHAGIA’s fourth full length ‘Harvest Ritual Vol. 1’ (2005) saw some experimentation, while their next eerie incarnation ‘Deathtrip 69’ featured more evil movie samples adding to the beloved vintage horror feeling. In 2014, the time came to light the black candles, chant the incantations and watch the ‘WhiteWorm Cathedral’ rise which, without anybody knowing, would be the bands’ latest offering, as Killjoy passed away on March 18, 2018.

With this carefully selected compilation, the masters of horror death metal invite you on final time to bang to the Sabbath and raise the dead among us. Amen, Brother Killjoy!


  • Killjoy : Vocals
  • Scrimm : Guitar
  • Abigail Lee Nero : Guitar
  • Damien Mathews : Bass
  • Shawn Slusarek : Drums

This band is no longer active on Season of Mist.

Posted on June 2, 2017

NECROPHAGIA have already kicked off their European tour in support of I AM MORBID and Californian heathens HELSOTT. The American cult death metal pioneers are touring in support of their latest release ‘WhiteWorm Cathedral’. A full list of confirmed shows can be found below.

Posted on May 4, 2017

NECROPHAGIA have announced a European tour in support of legendary MORBID ANGEL fronter David Vincent’s I AM MORBID and will be joined by Californian heathens HELSOTT. The US horror metal veterans will bring their latest album ‘WhiteWorm Cathedral’ to the stages as well as a selection of classics.

Posted on October 24, 2016

NECROPHAGIA have announced European headlining dates that will take place in the final days of this year. The American cult death metal pioneers will embark on their hellish road-trip on December 2nd at the Turock in Essen in support of their latest masterpiece ‘WhiteWorm Cathedral’. A list of all confirmed shows can be found below.

Posted on June 8, 2016

Cult death metal pioneers NECROPHAGIA have kicked off a North American tour with heavy metal legends VENOM INC in support of their latest album, ‘WhiteWorm Cathedral’. The road trip began on May 31st in New York, and runs throughout June before concluding in South Carolina on July 2nd. A full list of remaining tour dates can be found below.

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