Dutch doom-death metal pioneers ASPHYX will be releasing their new album, Deathhammer , via long-time partners Century Media Records on February 27th in Europe and February 28th in North America. The initial reaction to the already launched material has been nothing but amazing, and the anticipation is at its highest, so we can now proudly premiere the band’s new video clip for the album’s title track, “Deathhammer”, today on Brooklyn Vegan. Check out the video here:
The “Deathhammer” video clip was shot earlier this month by Maurice Swinkels of Younique Film, who had previously worked with the band on the bonus DVD for the Death…The Brutal Way album release as well as for bands like EXODUS, MASTERPLAN, KATAKLYSM, and many more.
The band has checked in to comment about the video clip:
“Yet another official ASPHYX video, but this time slightly differently. A furious, ‘fast’ clip with aggressive filming, which fits the song perfectly. This one was shot by Maurice of Legion Of The Damned and we knew that he could capture the spirit and intensity of the song 100%.And he did. The clip shows ASPHYX in a true way….a band being themselves and doing their own thing. Enjoy!” — ASPHYX
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. Long-time design partner of the band, Axel Hermann (http://www.axel-illustrator.
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 track-listing for the album is below.
1. Into The Timewastes
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
UK’s Terrorizer magazine is currently hosting a video interview taped with the band during the in-studio listening session for Deathhammer, which can be viewed here . In support of this album, ASPHYX will be hosting a few record release shows and performing at various festivals in Europe. Check the dates below to see when the band will be coming to a city near you.
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
More news and details about Deathhammer will be coming soon, so stay tuned!