If you're talking about death metal and looking to Italy you cannot do it without referring to Natron.
Initially influenced by certain 80's thrash metal ala Coroner, Voivod and Slayer and by the uncompromising brutality of death/grind masters like Suffocation Napalm Death, Terrorizer, Entombed , NATRON are now legendary purveyors of a unique blend of death metal and grind core.
Hailing from the igneous shores of the mighty south of Italy , Natron formed back in may 1992 and since then their sound is considered a sort of benchmark which constantly evoluted through their 7 records.
After two demo tapes, 'Force' (november 1994) 'A taste of blood' (july 1997) and a mini album 'Unpure' (recorded in april 1996 but finally released by Nocturnal Music in november 2000) they released their 1st full length album 'Hung, drawn & quarterted' (Headfucker Records) in december 1997.
Their debut arrived in a moment they had already made a name for themselves in the underground scene and mostly helped them to capture the attention of Holy Records.
After signing with the Paris based label the band released 'Negative prevails' (june 1999) and 'Bedtime for mercy'(november 2000) both recorded in Sweden at the legendary Abyss studios, property of Peter Tagtgren of Hypocrisy/Pain fame. Then came ' Necrospective' (september 2002) to celebrate the first ten years of the band and their most critically acclaimed album (mixed by Anders 'Konkhra' Lundmark at the Starstruck studios in Copenhagen) ' Livid Corruption' in ( 22 )november 2004.
In their 19 years long career they have been producing quality albums which obtained great reviews in Rock Hard, Metallian, Terrorizer, Aardshock, Hard & Heavy, Metal Shock, Metal Hammer and many more world magazines.
In almost 2 decades of intense touring and festivals appearances Natron played every corner of Europe including France, Spain, Benelux, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, UK, Poland, Scandinavia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Makedonia Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey and Greece sharing the stage with the best world death metal acts like Obituary, Messhuggah, Entombed,Disfear, Edge of Sanity, My Dying Bride, Brutal Truth, Pungent Stench,God Dethroned, Centinex, Inhume, Suffocation, Necrophagist, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, Septic Flesh, Behemoth, Origin, Cryptopsy, Hate Eternal,Pandemia, Mastic Scum, Misanthrope ,Lacuna Coil, Cephalic Carnage, Exhumed, Deicide, Mumakil, Disgorge and many others.
Thanks to their innovative death metal and unrelenting touring Natron now are renowned for being among the best metal bands ever coming from Italy , and therefore nicknamed ' the italian godfathers of death'!
In ( 20 ) October 2009 these long running death metallers were finally back with their 6h full length studio album 'Rot among us' via Metal Age Productions.
Quite five long years later their masterpiece 'Livid corruption ' , the new 'Rot among us' stands proud on his own amazing fury, and it's faithful to the original band formula.This album is an armed assault still built on a weird psycothic rifferama, blastbeats , earthshaking double bass, complex drum patterns and their typical apocalyptic, rotten, nihilist mood.
This is their most accomplished and focused album to date, the best 'coming back' to solidify their status of respectable european old school death metal band.
Get the 'Rot among us ' now and stay tuned for next tours/release in 2011!!!!!