14 October 2015
Asphyx: - Touring in South America; More shows for 2015/2016; Begin work on new studio album!
Dutch Doom Death Metal pioneers ASPHYX continue riding strong on the back of their latest and possibly most acclaimed album release, "Deathhammer", and will next be debuting in Latin America as well as hit other countries on international dates well into 2016. Here is a list of all upcoming dates:
ASPHYX - Live 2015/2016:
22.10.15 Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) - Teatro Odisseia
23.10.15 Brasilia (Brazil) - Circulador
24.10.15 São Paulo (Brazil) - Clash Club
25.10.15 Curitiba (Brazil) - John Bull Pub
26.10.15 Santiago (Chile) - Kmasu Premiere
27.10.15 Buenos Aires (Argentina) - Mvseo Rock
28.10.15 Lima (Peru) - Crypto Bar
29.10.15 Mexico DF (Mexico) - Multiforo Cultural Alicia
31.10.15 Medellin (Colombia) - Altavoz Festival
07.11.15 Leeds (UK) - Damnation Festival
05.12.15 Oberhausen (Germany) - Ruhrpott Metal Meeting
28.02.16 Tilburg (The Netherlands) - Netherlands Deathfest
26.03.16 Thessaloniki (Greece) - Eightball Club
27.03.16 Sofia (Bulgaria) - Mixtape 5
More dates to be announced soon...
Next to the continuous live-offensive, ASPHYX have now also commenced working on a next studio album, to follow up 2012's "Deathhammer" at long last in 2016. Vocalist Marvin van Drunen checked in with the following comment about the Latin American tour as well as on the status of the work on the new material:
"Asphyx is proud and very pleased to announce their first tour on the South American continent. As many of our long term die-hard and dedicated followers come from there and were begging us to fly over this is thus for us like a dream come true that finally the Latin American hordes are able to witness an intense Asphyx show of which we are infamous for. As for now we're about to krush; Brasilia, Sao Paolo, Curitiba, Rio De Janeiro, Mexico City, San Jose, Santiago de Chile, Lima, Buenos Aires and Medellin. So we hope to see all of you soon, insaniacs!
And once we returned we're gonna start the first recordings the end of November for the long awaited 'Deathhammer' follow up. Lots of tracks are composed and arranged already and we have tons of shredding riffs on the shelves to complete the rest of the album. It will all be in the good old fashioned Asphyx death/doom style so be sure no-one will be disappointed. Do we need to say we want to bring out that coming epic old school beast as soon as possible? Whatever happens, 2016 will be a good metal year already, that's an Asphyx guarantee! "
Upon release, ASPHYX's "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.
A video clip for the album's title track "Deathhammer", shot by Maurice Swinkels / Younique Film (Exodus, Masterplan, Kataklysm, etc.), can be viewed here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXhyzGc7_pc
Most recently, ASPHYX's legendary first two albums ("The Rack" - 1991 and "Last One On Earth - 1992) were re-released on LP format by longtime label-partner Century Media Records. Get several available ASPHYX releases from CM Distro here: www.cmdistro.de/Search?q=asphyx
More news about ASPHYX and their upcoming studio album soon...
ASPHYX line-up 2015:
Martin van Drunen - Vocals
Paul Baayens - Guitars
Alwin Zuur - Bass
Stefan Hüskens - Drums