23 January 2013
Asphyx: First 2013 live-dates/festivals confirmed!!
2013 promises to be another successful year for Dutch Doom Death Metal pioneers ASPHYX, as the band continues to promote their latest and possibly most acclaimed album release ever, "Deathhammer", with several live shows and high class festival appearances, such as Hellfest (France) and Roadburn (The Netherlands). And ASPHYX are also working on a special next release...
First of all, here is a list of all so far announced ASPHYX shows for 2013:
ASPHYX live 2013:
26.01.2013 Zürich (Switzerland) - Mehsuff Winter Fest / www.mehsuff.ch
01.03.2012 Wien (Austria) - Escape Metal Corner / 10th Anniversary Party / www.escape-metalcorner.at
02.03.2012 Dresden (Germany) - Skullcrusher / www.skullcrusher-dresden.de
09.03.2013 Trier (Germany) - Exhaus / www.exhaus.de
20.04.2013 Tilburg (The Netherlands) - Roadburn Festival @ 013 / www.roadburn.com
04.05.2013 Neu Wulmstorf / Hamburg (Germany) - Metal Bash Open Air www.remedyrecords.de/metalbash
01.06.2013 Geiselwind (Germany) - Beastival / www.beastival.com
21.06.2013 Clisson (France) - Hellfest / www.hellfest.fr
26.07.2013 Bertingen (Germany) - Rock Unter Den Eichen Festival / www.rockunterdeneichen.de
31.08.2012 Andernach (Germany) - Summers End Festival / summersend-openair.com
ASPHYX drummer and founding member Bob Bagchus comments on the upcoming plans as follows:
"Almost a year after the release of "Deathhammer" it's time for a new goal! This time it will be a special Split EP, for which we will contribute an own new song as well as one or two cover tracks. More details will be revealed soon! As far as our upcoming live shows, the one at Roadburn festival will be quite special...ASPHYX is deeply honoured to play at that outstanding event and we will perform a special doom-set, which will include the heaviest tracks we have in our discography! Look out..."
ASPHYX's "Deathhammer" was recently elected "Death Metal Album of the Year 2012" by Germany's Metal Hammer magazine and who are we to object?! Congratulations! Read more about it here:
"Deathhammer" is currently part of Century Media's "Metal For The Masses" catalogue retail-campaign that runs throughout the end of March 2013. Check out more details here: www.metalforthemasses.info
Released worldwide in February 2012 via their longtime partners Century Media Records, "Deathhammer" entered the official sales charts in Germany on position # 67 and amazingly ranked as "Album Of The Month" in the German publications Rock Hard Magazine, Heavy Magazine and also Legacy Magazine. 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 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's video clip for the album's title track "Deathhammer", shot by Maurice Swinkels / Younique Film (Exodus, Masterplan, Kataklysm, etc.), can be viewed on the Century Media YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXhyzGc7_pc
In ASPHYX-related news, GRAND SUPREME BLOOD COURT, the new Death Metal group featuring former ASPHYX guitarist Eric Daniels as well as current members of ASPHYX and HAIL OF BULLETS, has also announced a bunch of selected live-dates to promote their acclaimed debut album "Bow Down Before The Blood Court", released in November 2012 via Century Media Records. Here are the exact dates:
GRAND SUPREME BLOOD COURT live 2013:
23.02.2013 Essen (Germany) - Turock / www.turock.de
09.08.2013 Schlotheim (Germany) - Party.San Open Air / www.party-san.net
16.08.2013 Dinkelsbühl (Germany) - Summer Breeze Festival / www.summer-breeze.de
More ASPHYX news to follow soon...