We are NECROPANTHER.  Short, thrashy death metal songs from a dystopian future.  Denver, Colorado.

Animal Summer 

We have some great shows coming up - mark your calendars!

We're playing with Goatwhore and Ringworm on August 24 at the Black Sheep in Colorado Springs.  ALL AGES SHOW!

Get your tickets here:   Goatwhore/Ringworm/Necropanther Tickets

DENVER HEX is happening September 6th and 7th, featuring Lightening Bolt, Pig Destroyer and a ton of other great bands, including Necropanther!  Shows are happening at the Bluebird, Goosetown Tavern and Lost Lake.  We'll be playing at Goosetown on Friday, September 6.  You can get single day tickets or 2-day passes here: Denver Hex Tickets

Necropanther's First EP: Oppression 

“Oppression’s distinct combination of death metal’s technicality and thrash metal’s go-for-the-throat speed is delicious to listen to,  and will have fans of both of those genres headbanging along in approval.” -- Kerrang! 

Oppression is the first EP from NECROPANTHER.  It  tells the story of an artist interned in a forced labor camp so that the state can stifle his art. The songs reflect the confusion, violence, and dread of institutional abuses, presented in a melodic death metal style that is distinctly American. Oppression depicts political failure and the claustrophobia of a world without privacy, refuge, or self-expression.

This 3-track EP was written entirely by  bassist Marcus Corich, Oppression was recorded, mixed, and mastered by  Paul Anop and Joe Johnson. 

Stream and download on Bandcamp: https://necropanther.bandcamp.com/album/oppression




We are honored that so many metal fans have listened to, downloaded and purchased our new album Eyes of Blue Light.

The reviewers have been kind to us, as well.  

Read what they have said about the new album RIGHT HERE.


Want to see Necropanther but live outside the Denver area?  We're coming for you!

Necropanther is currently in the process of putting together shows to meet metal aficionados in other states.  We are looking forward to travelling to northern and southern Colorado, Wyoming, Kansas, Texas and New Mexico this spring and summer.

We are also playing some pretty incredible shows in the Denver area as well.  Watch for us at the mighty DOYLE show and at another amazing Denver festival that's still under wraps.  We will also be playing some of our favorite room with some favorite local bands.

If you're outside the Colorado area and want to see NECROPANTHER, drop us a line

Keep up with all of our shenanigans right here:  NECROPANTHER SHOW SCHEDULE


Can't wait for our CD release show on February 24th at the Hi-Dive?  PRE-ORDER!

We currently have pre-orders available for download on our Bandcamp page.  Purchase now, and you will be able to download the full album on February 23rd.


You can also pre-order physical CD's right here on our website.  Place your order now, CD's will ship on February 24.

Get the real deal:  CD PRE-ORDER EoBL

Album Update 

One of the things we are most proud about with Eyes of Blue Light is the broader songwriting input from band members.

While Paul Anop was the primary composer for Necropanther, Eyes of Blue Light features songs from a deeper writing pool.  Paul wrote four songs for EoBL, drummer Haakon Sjogren wrote four songs and guitarist Joe Johnson contributed three tracks to the new album.

All three, both individually and collaboratively, wrote the album's Dune-inspired lyrics.

We recently learned that a track on EoBL shared similarities with a song released in 2006 by an American Heavy Metal band from Austin.  The track in question was written by a former band member and this was his only composition on the album.  The other members of Necropanther do not have deep familiarity with the Austin band, so the similarity was not previously noticed.  

We pride ourselves on originality and artistic merit and it was extremely disappointing to discover (after the album was completed) that this song fell short of those standards.  This track will no longer be performed live. 


An early taste of Necropanther's upcoming album "Eyes of Blue Light" is  waiting for you RIGHT HERE.

Imperium Overture introduces the story line of DUNE, which is chronicled in this upcoming release.


Famed producer Fredrik Nordstrom, architect of "The Gothenburg Sound" and studio mastermind behind bands such as At The Gates, Arch Enemy and In Flames, will mix and master the upcoming NECROPANTHER album "Eyes of Blue Light." 

NECROPANTHER will travel to Nordstrom's Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden to complete the production process of this highly anticipated album. 

"We had a lot of discussion as to who could best produce this album, and agreed that Mr. Nordstrom was the ultimate choice.  We were incredibly excited when he agreed to work with us after reviewing our demo," states Paul Anop, NECROPANTHER guitarist and founder. 

This will be the sophomore release from the Denver-based death metal band, and is a concept album based on Frank Herbert's classic "Dune." 

"We have a wide range of sounds and writing styles within the band," states Joe Johnson, guitarist, "and concept albums allow us to incorporate that into a cohesive package." 

Eyes of Blue Light is slated for release in early 2018.


Necropanther is proud to welcome Marcus Corich as the new bass player for the death metal quartet.  Corich, along with Necropanther drummer Haakon Sjogren, were founding members of HAVOK. 

"It's great to be working with Marcus again.  He's an incredibly talented musician and we're excited about the new dimension he brings to Necropanther," states Sjogren.  Corich also played with Sjogren and Necropanther guitarist Joe Johnson in MOORE, a previous Colorado metal band project. 

He is filling the void left when previous bassist, Kyle Hupp, made the decision to return to Kansas.  "We had a blast playing with Kyle and we wish him the best.  However, Wichita is just too far for band practice," says Necropanther founder Paul Anop.  "It was extremely fortunate that Marcus was available to step in so quickly." 

Corich joined Necropanther in time to record the tracks for their upcoming release, and will make his live show debut when the recording process is finished.  When he's not playing metal, he can often be found doing extremely risk maneuvers at Colorado skate parks.

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3 Kings Tavern, 60 S. Broadway, Denver, CO 80209

The team at DUST Presents is at it again with their renowned 2-day event. This year's Fest will be one for the books. Necropanther is playing with SPEEDWOLF on Friday, June 29.

Get your tickets fast - they won't last.

Denver Post Underground Music Showcase

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To Be Determined, Denver, CO

Necropanther has been invited to play the UMS! Stay tuned for specifics.

Necropanther are a melodic death metal band from Denver, Colorado.