Norway’s Amok are resurfacing after a seven-year absence. Along with the long-awaited release of their second album, 2006’s full-length Necrospiritual Deathcore also sees a re-release.
Formed in 2000 by seasoned members of the Norwegian underground Iscariah (Immortal, Orcustus and Aeternus are just some of the bands Amok’s members are or were involved in), Amok gave the world a blackened, sickening mixture of death/thrash metal and grindcore. Having produced four split albums, three demos and one full-length, the band went silent right after the recording of their second album, Exodus Reversal Hex, in 2007.
Lava (guitars, backing vocals, piano/electronics/synths, dobro, sampling) explains: “Making music means a lot to me. It is a creative process which I go through and it feels good to be hit with an energy of inspiration and let that flow through my system. But when that is finished, I feel really done with it. I do not think that stuff like this should be forced, nor overexposed. That is why AMOK does not release a new album every or every second year. And that is why I do not like playing a lot live.” “Exodus Reversal Hex is less Death Metal oriented, nor is it going towards Black Metal. It is difficult for me to describe the music, but it is metal and it is eerie” he offers.
Amok’s 2006 Necrospiritual Deathcore has also been re-released on tape via Radiant Eye Rex.
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