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20 February 2012
Asphyx: "Album Of The Month" decorations! "Deathhammer" video clip launched on YouTube!
Asphyx:  "Album Of The Month" decorations! "Deathhammer" video clip launched on YouTube!
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). Initial reactions for the album have been nothing but amazing and a whirlwind of success is going through the media right now including the following results:

"Album Of The Month!" - Soundcheck Position # 1, Issue March 2012. Review: 9,5/10 Points!
Rock Hard Magazine (Germany)

"Album Of The Month!" - Soundcheck Position # 1, Issue March/April 2012. Review: 12/12 Points!
Heavy Magazine (Germany)

"Album Of The Month!" - Soundcheck Position # 1, Issue February/March 2012. Review: 15/15 Points!
Legacy Magazine (Germany)

Soundcheck Position # 2, Issue March 2012. Review: 6/7 Points!
Metal Hammer Magazine (Germany)

"Mon Album Du Mois!" - Issue March 2012. Review: 8/10 Points!
Guillaume Fleury - Rock Hard Magazine (France)

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 band's brand-new video clip for the album's title track "Deathhammer, shot by Maurice Swinkels / Younique Film (Exodus, Masterplan, Kataklysm, etc.), can now be viewed on the Century Media YouTube channel here!

The tracklisting for "Deathhammer" reads as follows:

ASPHYX - "Deathhammer":

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

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]

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, 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).

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.

ASPHYX live 2012:
02.03. Tilburg (The Netherlands) - 013 / Neurotic Deathfest / www.neuroticdeathfest.com
09.03. Arnhem (The Netherlands) - Willemeen / www.willemeen.nl - "Deathhammer" Record Release Show NL!
10.03. Essen (Germany) - Turock / www.turock.de - "Deathhammer" Record Release Show DE!
26.04. Bucharest (Romania) - The Silver Church
29.04. Barroselas (Portugal) - SWR Barroselas Metalfest XV / http://swr-fest.com
04.05. Wuustwezel (Belgium) - Puntpop / www.puntpop.be
12.05. Athens (Greece) - An Club / www.anclub.gr
05. - 07.07. Hünxe (Germany) - ExtremeFest Deutschland / www.extremefest.eu
05. - 07.07. Salzburg (Austria) - ExtremeFest Österreich / www.extremefest.eu
05. - 07.07. TBA (Switzerland) - ExtremeFest Schweiz / www.extremefest.eu
14.07. Trutnov (Czech Republic) - Obscene Extreme Festival / www.obsceneextreme.cz
16.-18.08. Dinkelsbühl (Germany) - Summer Breeze Festival / www.summer-breeze.de

ASPHYX have now also launched an online shop for merchandise and all other things ASPHYX, including brand-new designs. Check it out here!

More band news and details about the "Deathhammer" album will be coming up in the next weeks here: