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Asphyx Re-Issuing "The Rack" And "Last One On Earth" Vinyl Editions

Originally released in 1991 ("The Rack") and 1992 ("Last One On Earth"), the first two full-length albums by Dutch death/doom commando Asphyx are finally returning back on vinyl. Both are set for worldwide release on March 16th, 2015 via Century Media Records. Asphyx vocalist Martin van Drunen has checked in with the following comment about these re-releases:

"Over the years Century Media has put out a lot of superb vinyl re-releases. Especially for that LP freak of today for whom it's difficult, if not impossible, to find the originals. Even I couldn't obtain everything as a young metalhead back in the days and therefore I am happy that labels do decide to re-release some sonic classics.

"And so is the case with these first two Asphyx albums. After the mauling 'Death...The Brutal Way' and crushing 'Deathhammer,' old and new Asphyx fans are now given the opportunity to add 'The Rack' and 'Last One On Earth' to their vinyl collection. Two outstanding re-releases by dedicated metalheads for loyal metalheads. Kept as close to the originals as possible, not only when it comes to the artwork of ancient master Axel Hermann, but also sound-wise these take you back to the early days of true death metal...and of Century Media as well!

"The band is proud of these milestones, as lots of the tracks are still and always will be played live with the intensity and volume Asphyx is so well-known for. So get your hands on these albums, and give 'em a deafening spin on your record player! Vinyl...The Brutal Way!"

Both vinyl editions orientate on the original pressings and feature the original covers. Both albums are based upon the original early 90's recordings and were specially mastered for vinyl by Patrick W. Engel / Temple Of Disharmony (Massacra, Dissection, Grave) in December 2014. You can also see Asphyx live on these dates:

21.02.15 Bergen (Norway) - Blastfest
28.02.15 Szcecin (Poland) - Rock In Szcecin
14.03.15 Durango (Spain) - Euskal Assault Festival
04.04.15 London (UK) - The Dome / Doom Over London V
17.04.15 Rome (Italy) - Traffic Club
18.04.15 Brescia (Italy) - Circolo Colony
25.04.15 Barcelona (Spain) - Boveda
16.05.15 Hyvinkää (Finland) - Steelfest
06.06.15 Geiselwind (Germany) - Out & Loud Festival
18.07.15 Balingen (Germany) - Bang Your Head Festival
06.08.15 Jaromer (Czech Republic) - Brutal Assault Open Air
07.08.15 Schlotheim (Germany) - Party.San Open Air
12.09.15 Andernach (Germany) - Death Feast

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