Germany’s cult thrashers NECRONOMICON are back with a new album! Beware the beast!One moment that will undoubtedly go down in the annals of Thrash Metal history occurred in August of 1984 when four young men decided to launch what was to become one of the countries’ cult Thrash Metal acts: NECRONOMICON. Recognizing the urban character and punk roots that made the band so original, fans and media alike responded enthusiastically to the debut album “Necronomicon” which was released in 1986. It caught the attention of the whole Thrash Metal scene and garnered not only praise, but also created the solid foundations of a fan base that has remained with the band throughout the years and the following three albums “Apocalyptic Nightmare” (1987), Escalation (1988) and “Screams” (1994).The highly acclaimed fifth full-length “Construction Of Evil” (2004) signified a great comeback for the band after a longer release hiatus and several difficulties in the mid/end nineties. The outstanding reviews were like soothing balm on the band’s wounds as they watched it rise to number 6 in the Spanish charts. With the next albums, “Revenge of the Beast” (2007) and “Invictus” (2012), NECRONOMICON crawled further out of the shadows of the great Thrashers, making it into the top 20 of several rock charts and capturing many new hearts whilst on tour in Europe and Russia.
Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth is a heart-rendered requiem for Bullens' young daughter who died of cancer in 1996, though it's largely about hope for the living. The singer/songwriter, who debuted in 1979 with Desire Wire, recorded this tribute with the help of a few friends. Bonnie Raitt and Beth Nielsen Chapman sing along on the soulful anthem "Gotta Believe in Something," and Bryan Adams guests on the title track; Lucinda Williams, Benmont Tench, and Rodney Crowell also contribute. Bullens' voice and guitar simply chime with hope throughout the album. She has never sounded better.