Nekrogoblikon is the throwback to fun, slightly silly, yet somehow still complicated and well-executed metal of yesteryear. A prime example of that sentiment is the band's brand new song "The Magic Spider," which I can only really classify as pop punk death metal mixed with a theme song to a cartoon that doesn't exist. Y'know, totally normal shit.
Here's what the band had to say about the track.
We just wrapped up a month long U.S. tour in support of Rings Of Saturn. We were on the road with lots of bands- Gloom, Entheos, Lorna Shore, Allegaeon and Rings. We had so much fun on this tour. It was a blast to hang out with a bunch of other dudes who were down to have fun and be silly, since we’re definitely into that as well.
We decided that now, in celebration of that fun spirit, would be the perfect time to release ‘The Magic Spider‘ from our new album Welcome to Bonkers.
I think this is a very special song for us. I wanted to play around with odd time signatures and somehow stumbled across this piano riff that totally reminded me of the classic rock/AOR days. It almost has a Rick Wakeman/Yes vibe to it, but perhaps it’s a bit more flamboyant.
I love to imagine playing this song live, and just watching Raptor playing it under a spotlight as the song begins, and just thinking like- ‘this guy is the shit, man!’ The song goes on a special journey, from pop-prog to pop-punk to space-surf metal to tropical to epic choral to broadway to calypso to god knows what else. I really hope everyone enjoys the song as much as I do!
Nekrogoblikon will release Welcome To Bonkers on April 13 and you can pre-order that here.