Nekromantix - 3 Decades of Darkle: Special Edition
(Nekromantix / Blu-ray+DVD+CD / NR / 2019 / Cleopatra Records-MVD Visual)
Overview: Danish-American Psychobilly heroes Nekromatix celebrate their 30th Anniversary by storming thru a 19-song live set at the Observatory Theater in Santa Ana, California.
Captured in all its glory by famed director Vicente Cordero ('Room 37: The Mysterious Death of Johnny Thunders'), the once-in-a-lifetime concert features band founder/bassist/vocalist Kim Nekroman, guitarist Franciso Mesa and recently-crowned drummer Rene De La Muerte ripping thru the band's glorious nine-album catalog; much to the delight of their enduring, adoring fans!
Blu-ray Verdict: With their lyrics generally structured around monster and horror themes a central icon of the band's image has always been its founder and front man Kim Nekroman's "coffinbass"; a custom-built double bass with a body in the shape of a coffin and a headstock the shape of a cross!
Indeed, Nekroman has been the sole constant member of the band with the current line up on show here within this incredible Blu-ray+DVD+CD package Nekromantix - 3 Decades of Darkle: Special Edition being aforementioned guitarist Francisco Mesa and drummer Rene "Delamuerte" Garcia (known as a guitarist and singer of the Canadian band The Brains).
1. 'Struck by a Wrecking Ball'
3. 'Alice in Psycholand'
4. 'Brain Error'
5. 'Demons Are a Girl’s Best Friend'
6. 'Driller Killer'
7. 'Nekrotastic Extacy'
8. 'See the Devil Smile'
10. 'Gargoyles Over Copenhagen'
11. 'Subcultural Girl'
12. 'Sea of Red'
13. 'Glow in the Dark'
14. 'Brought Back to Life'
15. 'Horny in a Hearse'
17. 'Nice Day for a Resurrection'
18. 'Haunted Cathouse'
19. 'Who Killed the Cheerleader'
In what is a most perfectly timed release re: Halloween, the never-too-sleazy, always-on-the-cusp of being unhinged, but never corrosive enough to step over a G.W.A.R.-style line, Nekromantix conjure Psychobilly's hellacious energy here in this thunderous live show just perfectly.
Sporting the spunky abandon of a man half his age, the gnarled Kim Nekroman conducts a hi-octane grindhouse gathering with indomitable exuberance, each and every track slamming into one another, the macabre pop-punk and vintage LA hardcore cross pacing seemingly not giving the band any time to breath at all!
“It took us 30 years to finally make an official full on live video and audio recording and I can’t think of a more thrilling way to celebrate this three decade anniversary, than an immortalized show consisting of songs from our very first album, in 1989, up until today,” Kim Nekroman has said about this new release.
"What an awesome and horrifying joyride. Now you can watch or re-live the show over and over again from the convenience of your couch!”
This incredible, and limited-edition Blu-ray+DVD+CD package includes exclusive interviews with the band, and some rare photos.
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