In the begining we played at small gigs, at colleges. And along the way introducing it's own materials. Amongst the most notable of this college gigs was the first 'Battle of the bands' in Taylors College (KL, Malaysia), 1995. Where Necromanicide won Runner-Up. The crowd was immensly pleased as the band departed from the commercial taste of the night and splattered up it's own moshing concotion of metal / hardcore.
This was a great leap for the band who went on to do more gigs after that event... more doors were open and God had given the band favour with many people.
We then do a demo. Got signed to do a split album with 2 Singaporean artistes under Pony Canyon Music in 1995. It's called 'The Underground Scene'. It contained 5 tracks of Necromanicide along with Singaporean (Secular) acts Stomping Ground and Opposition Party. In late 1998, did a full length album, 'Hate Regime', again under Pony Canyon Music (HQ in Japan). Songs from there were featured in a few compilations from around the globe.
The band also played a numerous succesful gigs including a gig at the Salem Beach Blast which was attended by an estimate of 35,000 people! The band then took a short hiatus after Axeman Nick Lee went of to study in the States.
1. In response to their mini Kuala Lumpur,Malaysian 97/98 Tour, on 29th November 97, Necro played at their third Christian gig. On that awesome night,two other bands were playing, namely, Wired and Transection
The place was jammed pack. the mosh pit was incredible. (Ouch, my neck hurts as I typed this.). Firstly, Wired did a superb alternative/grunge sound. Man, it was really grungy and ideal for the moshing fellows. They were really cool. Next is Transection. An alternative band. The crowd was very supportive and responsive to their material. Finally, when Necro played, ...the mosh pit becomes BIGGER. Man, never have a good time like this since Mortification's performance.
2. On 11th Oct 1997, Necro played at their second Christian gig. It was held in a church.
Necro played 8 songs. The crowd was very supportive and responsive to their material. However, when Necro played its most unblack killer tune, Catacomb Of Death, the crowd was mesmerized.
3. On 23th August 97, Necro played at their first Christian gig. YES !!!, it is their first Christian gig. All the while, only the secular scene is able to accept them.
Anyway, the place is called A.Y.A.. The place was jammed pack to a max of 100 people on that Fri night. Firstly, Jason of Joshua Race did a superb guitar/vocal solo. Next, a 5 piece alternative/grunge ALL GIRL band played for the oppening session. They were really cool. Lastly, Necro came on stage. Necro played only 6 songs. the crowd was very supportive and responsive to their material. However, when Necro played its most unblack killer tune, Catacomb Of Death, the crowd was generally stunned. Well, radical has its price to pay.
4. As we all may know that we appeared on national TV, TV3, under the programme called Alternatif on April 1997. The show featured performances of the songs 'Hate Regime' and 'Society from their latest album. An interesting fact was that Necromanicide was the only Death Metal band in that feature.
5. Also, Necromanicide was given the opportunity to get into the air on the Malaysian Radio Station 'Time Highway Radio'. In addition, we also hosted several 2 hour radio show there for only Christian Metal bands !!
6. Since our launch for Hate Regime album, all major English and Malay newspapers and magazines have interviewed and review our material.
7. On the 26th Sep 1998,
Soul Mason, a prominent alternative/modern
rock band, opened for Necromanicide at PJ, Potter's House.
Again, the night is packed.
8. Later, songs from Hate Regime album were
featured in a few
compilations in Malaysia and one called
World Wide Metal Inquisition, (label is SMI) from Sweden.
9. Much later, we are coming out in a few
other compilations from the States.