Using a 1980's Squier Strat running through a DOD Death Metal Distortion pedal and a 15 watt Crate practice amp, Mike began work on what would soon be christened "Necrotic Grimlair." Mike used a freeware multi-track recording program and a PCM mic which came with his computer to record this truly kvlt music. The logo was first drawn freehand by Mike and then created in Microsoft Paint. "Drums" were recorded in the kitchen, with the mic being all the way in the living room, because they were far too loud. A piece of looseleaf placed over the microphone would serve as a pop filter for vocal tracks.
Some br00tal out-of-time and out-of-key bass lines were layed down on a horribly warped Squier P-Bass, which ran through the very same amp the guitar ran through. Music was mostly improvised on-the-spot, often simply hitting the record button and jamming. Mike had big plans for Necrotic Grimlair. A split release was going to be released with fellow black metallers Unholy Trinity.
However, at the last moment, UT backed out of the split. The truth was, Necrotic Grimlair was just too grim for Unholy Trinity! Necrotic Grimlair Mania spread like wildfire. A fan of the band submitted NG to the infamous Metal Archives website. An e-mail was sent back to the fan and then forwarded onto Mike, showing that NG were indeed DENIED from the online encyclopedia! NG was simply too necro for Metal Archives! A grand total of 3 songs were recorded by Necrotic Grimalir, as well as one introductory piece which included authentic rain sounds.
As time went on and Mike became heavily involved in his other band, NG took a back seat and eventually vanished. NG's legacy has lived on, however, and their grimness cannot be denied. TOO GRIM FOR UNHOLY TRINITY! TOO NECRO FOR METAL ARCHIVES! FOUNDING FATHER OF BLACK METAL ON STATEN ISLAND! -l- NECROTIC GRIMLAIR -l- Pure. Evil.
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