Further steering the anticipation for the upcoming studio album release, “Deathhammer“, by Dutch Doom Death Metal legends ASPHYX, the album’s first promotional song is being debuted today via the website of Rock Hard magazine (Germany) in Europe.
Check out the intense album’s title track, “Deathhammer“, by visiting the following location: http://www.rockhard.de
The band has checked in with the following comment about the merciless song:
“To us this song is 100% real death metal! It’s heavy, aggressive and it simply can’t get more in your face than this. This song is composed by just a few shredding riffs which stick in your brain like a buzz-saw, vocals so angry that it could be a declaration of war, relentlessly pounding drums and a bass that roars like a tank. We are very proud of this song since it shows our view on real death metal: how we’ve always seen it, how we feel it and how we want it to be! Martin already roared a clear statement in the very beginning of this song: THIS IS TRUE DEATH METAL, YOU BASTARDS! And so it is!”
Following up on the extreme success of their latest studio album release “Death…The Brutal Way” and its “Live Death Doom” DVD/Live-CD successor, ASPHYX will release their newest studio album effort, programmatically entitled “Deathhammer” on February 27th, 2012 (Europe) and February 28th, 2012 (North America) via Century Media Records. Longtime design partner of the band, Axel Hermann (http://www.axel-illustrator.de), has once more provided the powerful artwork for the album.
Recorded at The Mörser Studio as well as at Harrow Studio with engineer Harry Wijering, “Deathhammer” was mixed and mastered in Sweden by Dan Swanö, who previously worked with the band on “Death…The Brutal Way” as well as on the “Live Death Doom” release.
The album’s complete tracklisting reads as follows:
ASPHYX – “Deathhammer”:
1. Into The Timewastes
4. Of Days When Blades Turned Blunt
5. Der Landser
6. Reign Of The Brute
7. The Flood
8. We Doom You To Death
9. Vespa Crabro
10. As The Magma Mammoth Rises
In related news, ASPHYX will perform a very special “full album setlist” concert at tomorrow’s Eindhoven Metal Meeting (December 16th, at the Effenaar club in Eindhoven, The Netherlands), where the band will be playing their complete “The Rack” album for its 20th anniversary of release.
Most recently, ASPHYX have been announced to appear at the next edition of Summer Breeze festival, taking place from August 16th – 18th, 2012 in Dinkelsbühl, Germany. More details can be found here: http://www.summer-breeze.de
Here are all the band’s upcoming confirmed shows:
16.12.2011 Eindhoven Metal Meeting – Eindhoven (The Netherlands) * Special 20 years “The Rack” show!
05. – 07.07.2012 ExtremeFest Deutschland – Hünxe (Germany) http://www.extremefest.eu
05. – 07.07.2012 ExtremeFest Österreich – Salzburg (Austria) http://www.extremefest.eu
05. – 07.07.2012 ExtremeFest Schweiz – TBA (Switzerland) – http://www.extremefest.eu
14.07.2012 Obscene Extreme Festival – Trutnov (Czech Republic) http://www.obsceneextreme.cz
16.-18.08.2012 Summer Breeze Festival – Dinkelsbühl (Germany) http://www.summer-breeze.de
A live version of ASPHYX‘s “Death The Brutal Way” song taken from the “Live Death Doom” DVD 2010 release is launched online for you to feel the band’s raw live-power unleashed.
Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/