Dutch Doom Death Metal pioneers ASPHYX are soon to released their newest album “Deathhammer” via longtime partners Century Media Records on February 27th, 2012 (Europe) and February 28th, 2012 (North America). Initial reaction to the already launched material has been nothing but amazing and the anticipation is at its highest, so we can proudly premier the band’s brand-new video clip for the album’s title track “Deathhammer” today for Europe via the Metal Hammer Germany website.
Check out the clip HERE!
The “Deathhammer” video clip was shot earlier this month by Maurice Swinkels of Younique Film, who had earlier worked with the band on the bonus DVD for the “Death…The Brutal Way” album release as well as for bands like Exodus, Masterplan, Kataklysm and many more.
The band has checked in to comment as follows on the video clip: “Yet another official Asphyx video, but this time slightly differently. A furious, “fast” clip with aggressive filming, which fits the song perfectly. This one was shot by Maurice of Legion Of The Damned and we knew that he could capture the spirit and intensity of the song 100%.And he did. The clip shows Asphyx in a true way….a band being themselves and doing their own thing. Enjoy!”
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 their “Death…The Brutal Way” studio album release from 2009 as well as on the “Live Death Doom” live / DVD release from 2010. Longtime design partner of the band, Axel Hermann (http://www.axel-illustrator.de), has once more provided the powerful artwork. The album is available in the following different formats: Ltd. edition Mediabook 2CD (with special bonus disc), Standard Jewelcase CD, Digital Download and LP (in black, red, red & black marbled, clear or grey 180gr. vinyl).
Here are the international release dates for “Deathhammer” per country:
GERMANY / AUSTRIA / SWITZERLAND / NORWAY: Friday, February 24, 2012.
UK / BENELUX / FRANCE / GREECE / DENMARK / PORTUGAL: Monday, February 27, 2012.
NORTH AMERICA / SPAIN / ITALY: Tuesday, February 28, 2012.
SWEDEN / FINLAND / HUNGARY: Wednesday, February 29, 2012.
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND: Friday, March 2, 2012.
The track listing for “Deathhammer” 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
The limited edition Mediabook 2CD includes a special bonus disc with the following tracklisting:
1. Der Landser (German version)
2. Death The Brutal Way [7″ version, 2008]
3. Os Abysmi Vel Daath [Celtic Frost cover, 7″ version, 2008]
4. Bestial Vomit [Majesty cover, 7″ version, 2010]
5. We Doom You To Death [7″ version, 2010]
ASPHYX live 2012:
02.03. Tilburg (The Netherlands) – 013 / Neurotic Deathfest
09.03. Arnhem (The Netherlands) – Willemeen – “Deathhammer” Record Release Show NL!
10.03. Essen (Germany) – Turock – “Deathhammer” Record Release Show DE!
26.04. Bucharest (Romania) – The Silver Church
29.04. Barroselas (Portugal) – SWR Barroselas Metalfest XV
04.05. Wuustwezel (Belgium) – Puntpop
12.05. Athens (Greece) – An Club
05. – 07.07. Hünxe (Germany) – ExtremeFest Deutschland
05. – 07.07. Salzburg (Austria) – ExtremeFest Österreich
05. – 07.07. TBA (Switzerland) – ExtremeFest Schweiz
14.07. Trutnov (Czech Republic) – Obscene Extreme Festival
16.-18.08. Dinkelsbühl (Germany) – Summer Breeze Festival
ASPHYX‘s previously announced “Deathhammer” record release show on Saturday March 10th, 2012 at the “Turock” venue in Essen, Germany, with support by label mates SONNE ADAM (Israel) and NECROWRETCH (France) as well as BLIZZARD (Germany) is selling tickets quickly, so better hurry up and grab your access to this special night of Death Metal (incl. aftershow Death Metal DJ-set, etc.). The pre-sale is made via www.konticket.de and www.eventim.de. Original hardtickets are available from Yeah-Records in Essen as well as from the venue later. More details via www.turock.de.
The devastating title track of the upcoming album “Deathhammer” to be checked out online HERE!
ASPHYX have now also launched an online shop for merchandise and all other things ASPHYX, including brand-new designs. Check it out here: http://www.asphyx-shop.com