Dutch Doom Death Metal pioneers ASPHYX are soon to release their newest album “Deathhammer” via longtime partners Century Media Records on February 27th, 2012 (Europe) and February 28th, 2012 (North America). To further wet the appetite for this upcoming masterpiece, ASPHYX have now released a special 7″ EP entitled “Reign Of The Brute“, available via the CM Distro online with the following content and strict limitation:
ASPHYX – “Reign Of The Brute” 7″ EP:
Reign Of The Brute (2:59) -> Album version!
Der Landser [German Version] (6:58) -> Not featured on the standard CD/LP!
A total of 500 hand-numbered (in respective colour) copies are available in the following quantities/vinyl colours:
– 100 transparent red vinyl
– 100 transparent blue vinyl
– 300 black vinyl
Comes with inserted copied lyric sheet.
The 7″ EP is going fast and soon to be completely sold out, so order your copy before it’s too late at: CM Distro
Longtime design partner of the band, Axel Hermann (www.axel-illustrator), has once more provided the powerful artwork for the 7″ EP (pictured above!) as well as for the “Deathhammer” album.
In related news, ASPHYX have just announced an extremely special “Deathhammer” record release show concert for Saturday March 10th, 2012 at the “Turock” venue (www.turock.de) in Essen, Germany, where the band has previously launched their latest release and also filmed the legendary sold-out show for their “Live Death Doom” release.
The exact line up for the “Deathhammer” release show will be:
ASPHYX (The Netherlands)
SONNE ADAM (Israel)
ASPHYX have checked in to comment on this special show as follows: “Second time for ASPHYX to do a release-show in the Turock in Essen. The first time was a huge success and we hope we can make this release-show of our new album “Deathhammer” just as great as the previous one. Yet again we have great support acts with Sonne Adam, Blizzard and Necrowretch to complete a night of true death metal. Remember….If you won’t face Death…we will!”
Given ASPHYX‘s reputation as intense live-act, the special connection with the club’s crowd, the cheap ticket pricing as we all the amazing line-up of support acts, this event promises to become a truly unforgettable night of pure Death Metal and a date not to be missed by real supporters of the style! A special “Death Metal Night” disco-program will follow the completion of the live-show in the venue…so grab your tickets NOW!
Additionally, ASPHYX have been announced to appear at this year’s edition of Neurotic Deathfest at the “013” venue in Tilburg (The Netherlands) on March 2nd. Other bands included in the stellar line up for this event include Cannibal Corpse, Behemoth, Suffocation as well as label mates Napalm Death, Morgoth, Aborted and Sonne Adam, as well as many, many more. More details can be found here.
Here are all the band’s upcoming confirmed shows:
ASPHYX live 2012:
02.03. Neurotic Deathfest / 013 – Tilburg (The Netherlands) www.neuroticdeathfest.com
10.03. Essen (Germany) – Turock / www.turock.de – Special “Deathhammer” Record Release Show!
04.05. Puntpop – Wuustwezel (Belgium) www.puntpop.be
05. – 07.07. ExtremeFest Deutschland – Hünxe (Germany) extremefest.eu.
05. – 07.07. ExtremeFest Österreich – Salzburg (Austria) extremefest.eu.
05. – 07.07. ExtremeFest Schweiz – TBA (Switzerland) extremefest.eu.
14.07. Obscene Extreme Festival – Trutnov (Czech Republic) obsceneextreme.cz
16.-18.08. Summer Breeze Festival – Dinkelsbühl (Germany) summer-breeze.de
Check out a cool trailer for ExtremeFest featuring ASPHYX‘s music as soundtrack here.
Most recently, ASPHYX had launched the devastating title track of the upcoming album “Deathhammer” to be checked out online here.
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.
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