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Asphyx Issue Update On New Album "Deathhammer"

Dutch death metal legend Asphyx posted an update on the recording of the forthcoming LP "Deathhammer." The album is the follow up to "Death....The Brutal Way" in 2009. The new LP is scheduled for an early 2012 release through Century Media Records.

The band checked in with the following status report about the new album:

“By now, all the guitars, drums and bass tracks for the upcoming 'Deathhammer' album are recorded. Drums were recorded in the classic Harrow Studio, known from the Asphyx classics as 'The Rack' and 'Last One On Earth.' The guitars and bass were recorded in The Mörser Studio. In a few weeks, the vocals will be recorded in the Harrow Studio as well and then Dan Swanö will do the album’s mixing and mastering, just as on 'Death…The Brutal Way' and 'Live Death Doom.'

" 'Deathhammer' promises to be a darkened successor of 'Death…The Brutal Way.' Almost every band is praising their newest album to be heavier and more brutal than the previous one, but actually in this case it's the harsh truth. 'Deathhammer' is in every way heavier, doomier and darker. Maybe it’s because of the fact that most of the songs were written in late Autumn/Winter?! We do not know…but it’s easily our heaviest effort so far!."

In other Asphyx news, the band will be playing a string of dates in Europe, including an appearance at the NRW Deathfest in Germany on Saturday, September 17th, 2011. Asphyx will also perform at Metropool in Hengelo, Holland on October 15, 2011, where the band will play the complete “Last One On Earth” LP. Another appearance is scheduled at this year’s Eindhoven Metal Meeting on December 16, 2011, where the band will be play the “The Rack” album in its entirety to commemorate the 20th anniversary of its release.

Confirmed 2011 tour dates include:

17.09.2011 NRW Deathfest - Wermelskirchen (Germany)
23.09.2011 Vera - Groningen (The Netherlands)
24.09.2011 Salzmann Factory - Kassel (Germany)
01.10.2011 Skullcrushers - Dresden (Germany)
15.10.2011 Metropool - Hengelo (The Netherlands) * Special “Last One On Earth” show!
12.11.2011 Stromgitarrenfest Vol. 2 / H.O.F. 23 - Berlin (Germany)
18.11.2011 Poznan - Blue Note Club (Poland)
19.11.2011 Katowice - Mega Club (Poland)
10.12.2011 Madrid In The Dark Festival - Madrid (Spain)
16.12.2011 Eindhoven Metal Meeting - Eindhoven (The Netherlands) * Special "The Rack” show!

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1. Greyback writes:

Asphyx is simply amazing, love their stuff, can't wait for this new slab of Dutch insanity!!!

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2. wilco writes:

does martin has any time than i know he is busy with
hail of bullits love both bands best thing that came out of holland for long time

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3. Cynic writes:

This is an awesome update, I think this one will be killer. I hope the mix/master isn't pushed so much on this one though, that's all that I didn't like about DTBW. One of my all time favourite death metal acts, highly underrated.

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4. OlafBerzerker writes:

great band, if i need a quick fix i throw on Crush the Cenotaph works everytime.

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