Narcosatánicos is an Aarhus rock septet, whose eclectic expression draws on everything from noise rock and protopunk to freejazz, powerelectronics and afrobeat – with the cult of cacophony, weight and intensity as the only constant. Since 2013, the band has established itself both at home and abroad as a unique and overwhelming live experience, while their two full-length releases have been met with great praise by international and Danish critics.
“The fact that you are actually subjected to a carpet bombing of bestial intensity does not make Body Cults a bestseller, but nevertheless one of the best Danish records in 2016” – Undertoner (6/6) about ‘Body Cults’ from 2016.
Narcosatánicos sounds a bit like if you accidently opened the gates to hell and was met by a wall of intense psychedelic noise rock made by Satan himself. It’s a sonic mindfuck fueled on bad acid, paranoia and distortion. Three guitars, bass, drums and a saxophone player who must have spent his entire life listening to Fun House by The Stooges makes up this chaotic band and yet there is reason to be found somewhere in this vicious attack on your senses.
The sound universe is a development of the band’s genre-free sound, but moves towards more extravagant passages and psychedelic moods. The music takes compositional wanderings in the mind and opens up an existential abstraction that reflects how the band members in the encounter with the music dive into something greater than themselves and transcend them from an ‘I’ to an ‘we’. With a less melodic sound and a saturation of emotions, moods and independent narratives, the listener is taken on this journey into the music and into himself.