In light of the upcoming release of their new studio album “Incoming Death” on September 30th, 2016 via Century Media Records, Dutch Doom Death Metal division ASPHYX are now revealing the album’s cover artwork and its tracklisting:
ASPHYX – “Incoming Death”:
2. Division Brandenburg
4. The Feeder
5. It Came From The Skies
6. The Grand Denial
7. Incoming Death
8. Forerunners Of The Apocalypse
9. Subterra Incognita
10. Wildland Fire
11. Death: The Only Immortal
ASPHYX vocalist Martin van Drunen checked in with the following comment about the album: “Incoming Death”, the third ASPHYX album after our resurrection in 2007, contains 11 furious songs in the traditional death/doom style which we are known for so well. Only more unmerciful than ever! Lyrical themes include gore humor, death, doom, war, sci-fi, the varying trustworthy ASPHYX subjects, each fusing perfectly with the metal of the tracks.
The album title already existed two or three years ago, being a phrase that doesn’t really exist but refers to what entrenched soldiers cry out when under severe artillery fire. Thus “Incoming Death” implies another relentless bombardment of monstrous ASPHYX death/doom metal!”
The album’s artwork (which can be seen above!) was once more created by longtime design-ally Axel Hermann (Sodom, Grave, Morgoth, etc.), who commented on the artwork approach as follows: “Incoming Death” is my tenth collaboration with ASPHYX. Instead of visualizing the obvious, which would have been a reaper just collecting the soul of a dying man on his deathbed, I tried a maybe more sinister approach, simply by giving the concept a slightly different twist. A demon-infested living cemetery filled with decaying souls, forever being tortured with their own consciousness…or worse!”
And Martin van Drunen added the following: “Of course no ASPHYX release without the magnificent cover art of Axel Hermann, whose interpretation of the title fits superb with the atmosphere of the recordings. His demons are ours and soon they will be yours too!”
More info on Axel Hermann’s work can be found here.
On the live-front, ASPHYX have now scheduled a special “Incoming Death” album release show for October 7th in Arnhem (The Netherlands) at the “Willemeen” venue. More details will be revealed here here soon.
Here is a list of all the next live-shows for ASPHYX:
ASPHYX – Live:
03.09.2016 Essen (Germany) – Turock Open Air
10.09.2016 Hüttikon (Switzerland) – Meh Suff Fest
17.09.2016 Püchersreuth (Germany) – Storm Crusher Festival
07.10.2016 Arnhem (The Netherlands) – Willemeen / Album release show!
19.11.2016 Ostrava (Czech Republic) – Dolní oblast Vítkovice
26.11.2016 Bucharest (Romania) – November To Dismember Festival
03.-04.03.2017 Umea (Sweden) – House Of Metal Festival
More dates to be announced soon…
“Incoming Death” is the much anticipated follow-up releaser to 2012’s acclaimed “Deathhammer” album, which 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. A video for that previous album’s title track “Deathhammer”, shot by Maurice Swinkels / Younique Film (Exodus, Masterplan, Kataklysm, etc.), can still be viewed here.
ASPHYX recently launched a very special new track dubbed “Deathibel” on a flexi single via US magazine Decibel, which can be checked out here.
More news on ASPHYX and “Incoming Death” soon…
Martin van Drunen – Vocals
Paul Baayens – Guitars
Alwin Zuur – Bass
Stefan Hüskens – Drums