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17 November 2017
Asphyx: - "The Rack - Anniversary Edition" out NOW; Anniversary shows sold out
Asphyx:   - "The Rack - Anniversary Edition" out NOW; Anniversary shows sold out

In order to celebrate their 30th band anniversary, Dutch Doom Death Metal division ASPHYX are releasing a very special edition of their “The Rack” debut album as of today via Century Media Records.
Synched up with the band’s now sold out special anniversary shows at the Turock venue in Essen, Germany on this weekend, the limited edition 2CD & 2LP re-release features the carefully re-mastered original album as well as the entire record in original sequence covered by underground companions and talented newcomers as bonus. The bonus compilation record features the following tracklisting:

ASPHXY - “The Rack” Cover Compilation (37:16):
1. DAN SWANÖ (Sweden) – The Quest Of Absurdity (01:28)
2. GRAVE (Sweden) – Vermin (03:55)
3. DESASTER (Germany) – Diabolical Existence (03:53)
4. SKELETAL REMAINS (USA) – Evocation (05:30)
5. COFFINS (Japan) – Wasteland Of Terror (02:39)
6. DESERTED FEAR (Germany) – The Sickening Dwell (03:39)
7. HOODED MENACE (Finland) – Ode To A Nameless Grave (03:27)
8. ENTRAILS (Sweden) – Pages In Blood (04:14)
9. PURGATORY (Germany) – The Rack (08:22) 

The anniversary release is available as Gatefold 2LP + Double-sided poster limited to 2.000 copies and as 2CD Mediabook + Sticker-Set limited to 3.000 copies, adding extensive liner notes both by ASPHYX (original and current members) and their featured stylistic peers.  The release also unveils the previously unseen completed original album artwork with commentary by longtime ASPHYX designer Axel Hermann.
The 2LP format will be available in the following limited one-time pressing-only vinyl colour versions:
Black vinyl: 900x via all outlets
Golden vinyl: 100x via CM Webshop
Dark Green vinyl: 200x via CM Distro
Red vinyl: 100x via ASPHYX at Anniversary shows!
Clear vinyl: 200x via High Roller Records
Silver vinyl: 500x via Nuclear Blast Records

ASPHYX’s “The Rack – Anniversary Edition” is available from CM Distro here: https://www.cmdistro.de/Artist/Asphyx/170?Page=1&PageSize=25&Sort=13

And here is a list of all upcoming ASPHYX shows, including several newly announced festival dates marked *:

ASPHYX – Live 2017:
18.11.2017 Essen (Germany) - Turock / 30 Years Anniversary Show – Sold Out!
19.11.2017 Essen (Germany) - Turock / 30 Years Anniversary Show (Matinee!) – Sold Out!
02.12. 2017 Vilnius (Lithuania) - Winter Of Wolves Festival
03.02.2018 Bohinjska Bistrica (Slovenia) - Winter Days Of Metal
24.03.2018 Heidelberg (Germany) - Heidelberg Deathfest
31.03.2018 Arlon (Belgium) - L'entrepot
07.04.2018 Katowice (Poland) - Metalmania *
09.06.2018 Hauptmannsgrün (Germany) - Chronical Moshers Open Air
23.06.2018 Dessel (Belgium) - Graspop Metal Meeting *
14.07.2018 Dunaujvaros (Hungary) - Rockmaraton Festival *
20.07.2018 Trutnov (Czech Republic) - Obscene Extreme Festival *
21.07.2018 Lörrach (Germany) - Baden In Blut Festival *
28.07.2018 Steenwijk (The Netherlands) - Stonehenge Festival *
31.08.2018 Nauen (Germany) - Rock For Roots Festival *

More dates to be announced soon…
ASPHYX’s latest album “Incoming Death” was released worldwide was released in September 2016 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.

Check out song samples of the current ASPHYX album “Incoming Death” here:
“Forerunners Of The Apocalypse” (video): https://youtu.be/BFaiGiWcyY8
“Candiru” (video): https://youtu.be/lKTwSzhy0Rc
“Incoming Death”: https://youtu.be/AYNkQh6VDNk

Next to the album’s standard version on CD, Gatefold LP (with poster) and Digital Download, “Incoming Death” is also available as limited edition 2-Disc Mediabook (with 3 stickers), including two bonus tracks as well as a DVD. Get your aural weapon of choice from CM Distro: http://smarturl.it/incomingdeathCMD

ASPHYX line-up 2017:
Martin van Drunen – Vocals
Paul Baayens – Guitars
Alwin Zuur – Bass
Stefan “Husky” Hüskens – Drums

ASPHYX online: