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Legendary Dutch death doom elite ASPHYX finally returns with their new, 10th full-length studio album entitled Necroceros. The new album was recorded at Tom Meier’s Tom Meier Studio and at Paul Baayens’ The Mörserstudio, then it was mixed and mastered by Sebastian “Seeb” Levermann at Greenman Studios. Necroceros, which once again features front cover artwork by Axel Hermann, will be available worldwide on January 22nd, 2021 via
Century Media Records.


ASPHYX frontman Martin van Drunen states, “The first recordings for ‘Necroceros’ started somewhere in November 2019. Mainly just rough ideas. We hired Tom’s studio for a couple of jam-sessions so we could record as soon as we thought something had potential. We finished about 6/7 songs, but after a few listenings we decided there had still quite some work to be done.


After the 3 previous albums and this one being ASPHYX’s 10th official full studio record we were very well aware that the standard had to be incredibly high. Our advantage was that for the first time we had a steady line-up. Since “Incoming Death” we were damned good “worked in” together, one “felt” what the other wanted or where he was music-wise going. With Paul having tons of riffs on the shelves, the earlier takes and the unexpected rapidly spreading Covid-19 outbreak and thus all our gigs being canceled one after the other, we booked Tom once more for a bunch of jam-recordings. Which turned out marvelously…
It took 2 weekends to finally arrange all songs and tape the drum-tracks. Going completely berserk while playing and being totally satisfied with the variety, rawness, brutality and dynamics of each particular track, we were 100% certain that we were heading in the right direction.
Long before all the above was happening, I already had introduced “Necroceros” as a working title. It came out spontaneously, sounded powerful and since we used the word “Death” in every release-title, so did “Necro”. The idea was a sci-fi fantasy entity on an eternal course, existing only to devour planets, turning universes into meaningless voids. And while the boys were laying guitars and bass over the drums I searched and wrote the themes and lyrics for every single track. And there we were…
To mix with Seeb was a shot in the dark, but he had told me one of his wishes was to ever be able to mix a Death Metal album for a band like ASPHYX. And since we wanted a fresh input, we gave him a chance by letting Seeb do a test and it fused simply excellent.
As always, we passed the working title on to Axel Hermann to skizz about and let him throw his morbid imagination over it with detailed bits and pieces. And once more he didn’t let us down with another brilliant masterpiece.
And here we are. Something old, something new, something krushing, something sparkling, something alcoholic, something genius, but all very, very ASPHYX!”
The first single and video for the forthcoming album, along with more details about Necroceros, will be released on November 6th, at the start of the album’s pre-order campaign. Stay tuned for more details.
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Mighty Asphyx  are treating fans to a celebration of three decades of Netherlands extreme metal.

In addition to the previously announced and sold out anniversary show at the Turock venue in Essen, Germany on Saturday, November 18, 2017, ASPHYX have now announced a second (matinee) show in the same location for the day after, Sunday, November 19, 2017. These two “30 Year Anniversary” concerts will not only be supported by metal comrades Pentacle and Soulburn, but also feature long ASPHYX sets, special merchandise and Meet & Greet opportunities with former band members like Eric Daniels, Bob Bagchus, Wannes Gubbels, Ronnie van der Wey, Roel Sanders or Sander van Hoof.

Tickets go on sale today and will sell out quickly, hurry and reserve yours now here! Further details can also be found directly on the venue’s website:

ASPHYX have checked in with the following message about the anniversary shows:
“Salutations Asphyxians! Due to the unexpected, rapid sell out of our 30 years anniversary show in Turock, Essen, Germany on November 18th, for which our massive gratitude, we decided for those who could not obtain a ticket, to do an extra show the very next day. So, Sunday the 19th of November 2017. Same bill, same set, same goodies, same price. Just a little earlier, doors open at 15.00 hours, so everybody can get back to work on time the next day. Cheerz and see you all in November!”

November 17, 2017 will also mark the long overdue release date for a special and limited anniversary version of ASPHYX’s classic debut album, “The Rack”, as a double-album, containing both the original album as well as a special bonus version of the entire album sequence covered by friends and peers of the group. More details and formats of this project will be unveiled soon, so stay tuned!

ASPHYX‘s most recent effort, “Incoming Death”, was released worldwide last September via the band’s longtime label Century Media Records. It was once again mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound Studio and entered the official sales charts in various European countries upon release as follows: Germany: # 30, Switzerland: # 67 and Belgium (Wallonia): # 78.

Take a listen to a few of the singles from “Incoming Death” below:
“Forerunners Of The Apocalypse” (video):
“Candiru” (video):
“Incoming Death”:

Along with the album’s standard version on CD, Gatefold LP (with poster) and Digital Download, “Incoming Death” is also available as a limited edition 2-Disc Mediabook (with 3 stickers), including two bonus cover versions (“Servants Of The Warsmen” by Winter and “Master” by Master) as well as a DVD. Get your aural weapon of choice from CM Distro:

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Asphyx announce tour; working on new album

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 4:28 PM (PST)


Dutch doom-death warriors Aspyhx are working on the follow up to their 2012 album Deathhammer.

Vocalist Martin van Drunen had this to say about the progress of the album and touring:

“ASPHYX recently ended a small tour throughout Latin America, which was the first tour of the band for over 20 years. We performed in Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Sao Paolo, Curitiba, Santiago de Chile, Buenos Aires, Lima, Mexico City, San Jose and Medellin. Thanks to all local promoters and venues, D-19 and especially our dedicated and insane fans it became a fantastic experience we’ll never forget and a great success for ASPHYX. So a massive “cheerz a lot!” to everybody in making this possible and all the hordes that came to support the band. So many stories to tell, so many great times and shows we had. Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Mexico, Costa Rica and Colombia; all you crazy metal heads can be proud of your countries and continent where death metal is so very much alive. It was indeed Death… The Brutal Way! And let’s hope ASPHYX can return in the near future! In January 2016 ASPHYX will hit the rehearsal room to finish composing and arranging the final pieces for the follow up of Deathhammer. And then hit the studio for the primary recordings, which will also feature Stefan ‘Tormentor’ Hueskens on drums for the very first time. So we start the new year off promising and 2016 will definitely see another brutal ASPHYX album in our own particular style.”

Check out tour dates here.

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Cover Art Battle: Demons, Angels, & Popes

Posted by JDKleinhans on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 1:17 PM (PST)

Welcome to Metal Riot’s Cover Art Battle! Every week we try and show the best-of-the-best in metal cover art, ranging from the fantastically illustrated to hauntingly photographed and everything in between.

This is another week of large, sexy, and diverse metal releases. It was hard to pick but we got it down to these final twelve (yes, twelve, we’re making up for last week): Asphyx, Autopsy, Caliban, Christian Mistress, Desaster, Djerv, Dyscarnate, Forgjord, Lay Down Rotten, Opera IX, Savage Messiah, Terrorizer.

So take your cretin hedonistic ass right here and get to voting!

***UPDATE*** Caliban – I Am Nemesis for the win!

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Asphyx streaming entire new album “Deathhammer”

Posted by metalrocker on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 4:10 PM (PST)

Dutch death metallers Asphyx are now streaming their upcoming album Deathhammer in full. Click here to check out the new album in it’s entirety. You can also check out the music video for the track “Deathhammer” here.

Deathhammer will be the band’s 8th studio album and is set to be released on February 27th in Europe and February 28th in North America via Century Media.


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Dutch death metallers Asphyx have released a video for their  song “Deathhammer” off their upcoming album of the same name. Click here to check out the video.

“Deathhammer” will be the band’s 8th studio album. It is set to be released on February 27th in Europe and February 28th in North America via Century Media.

In regards to the new video, the band had this to say:

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 Asphyxin a true way….a band being themselves and doing their own thing. Enjoy!

“Deathhammer” track-listing:

1. Into The Timewastes

2. Deathhammer

3. Minefield

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

“Deathhammer” will be the band’s 8th studio album. It is set to be released on February 27th in Europe and February 28th in North America via Century Media.

In regards to the new track, the band had this to say:

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Asphyx studio update on “Deathhammer”

Posted by NichTheHair on Monday, December 13, 2010 at 1:12 PM (PST)

Dutch death metal band Asphyx is currently working on songs for the upcoming “Deathhammer” album. In January, Asphyx will again enter the Sonic Assault studio to record the first tracks together with their sound engineer, Frank Klein Douwel. Current titles are “Reign of the Brute,” “Vespa Cabro,” “We Doom You To Death,” “Asphyx-Minefield,” and the title track, “Deathhammer.” Axel Hermann will do the cover artwork, and Dan Swanö will do the mixing again. “Deathhammer” will be released from Century Media.

This release marks their eighth full length album in their more than twenty year career. “Deathhammer” is preceded by “Death…The Brutal Way” which was released in June 2009, which was their first release since 2000’s “On the Wings of Inferno.” After many break-ups and disbanding, Asphyx seem to have worked out all the mess and continue to put forth a brutal effort in death metal.

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