09 March 2012
Asphyx: "Deathhammer" enters German sales-charts at # 67! German release show sold out!
Dutch Doom Death Metal pioneers ASPHYX have just released their newest album “Deathhammer” via longtime partners Century Media Records all over the globe and the great news is that it has entered the official sales charts in Germany on position # 67 (source: charts.de). This marks the first time ever for ASPHYX to appear in the sales charts, so thanks to the loyal Death Metal supporters for this amazing achievement and congratulations to the band!
On related great news, ASPHYX’s previously announced “Deathhammer” record release show for 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 by now also completely sold out! Please take notice, as there will be no more tickets available at the doors!
If you would like to see ASPHYX live on this weekend, please alternatively visit the Dutch “Deathhammer” release show date tomorrow, Friday, March 9th, 2012 in Arnhem, The Netherlands, at the “Willemeen” venue (http://www.willemeen.nl), where the band will be appearing together with The 11th Hour (New album release show as well!) and Nailgun Massacre.
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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXhyzGc7_pc
ASPHYX’s “Deathhammer” is currently being highly praised in the media. Some examples:
“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!
““Deathhammer” is high quality uncompromising death metal for first hour old school fans.”
Guillaume Fleury - Rock Hard Magazine (France)
“This is death metal at its purest, beautifully unpretentious yet crushing”
Terrorizer (UK) Review: 4/5 Points!
“”Deathhammer" is already one of the death metal highlights this year"
Rock Tribune (Belgium) Review: 90/100 Points!
"...ASPHYX's new old-school deal has the chops, the songs and the fuck-all attitude that reminds so much of the early '90s..."
Decibel Magazine (USA)
"If you like death metal, then the new ASPHYX album, “Deathhammer”, is a must-purchase...The album has it all: fast, unrelenting tracks like 'Reign Of The Brute', slow, driving songs like 'Minefield', and riffs aplenty."
Metal Sucks (USA)
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 as 180gr. vinyl LP.
ASPHYX live 2012:
09.03. Arnhem (The Netherlands) - Willemeen / http://www.willemeen.nl - “Deathhammer” Record Release Show NL!
10.03. Essen (Germany) - Turock / http://www.turock.de - “Deathhammer” Record Release Show DE! SOLD OUT!
26.04. Bucharest (Romania) - The Silver Church
29.04. Barroselas (Portugal) - SWR Barroselas Metalfest XV / http://swr-fest.com
04.05. Wuustwezel (Belgium) - Puntpop / http://www.puntpop.be
12.05. Athens (Greece) - An Club / http://www.anclub.gr
05. - 07.07. Hünxe (Germany) - ExtremeFest Deutschland / http://www.extremefest.eu
05. - 07.07. Salzburg (Austria) - ExtremeFest Österreich / http://www.extremefest.eu
05. - 07.07. TBA (Switzerland) - ExtremeFest Schweiz / http://www.extremefest.eu
14.07. Trutnov (Czech Republic) - Obscene Extreme Festival / http://www.obsceneextreme.cz
16.-18.08. Dinkelsbühl (Germany) - Summer Breeze Festival / http://www.summer-breeze.de
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