The legendary Dutch Death Doom Elite ASPHYX will soon be releasing their much anticipated new, 10th full studio album “Necroceros” worldwide on January 22nd, 2021 via Century Media Records.
ASPHYX are now launching a new single for the album with the song “The Nameless Elite” today, which can also be seen in a video created by Maurice Swinkels / Younique Film (Legion Of The Damned, Exodus, Kataklysm, etc.) here: https://youtu.be/RnlmBNeopmE
ASPHYX frontman Martin van Drunen checked in about the song and clip as follows:
“This third single of our forthcoming ‘Necroceros’ album is entitled “The Nameless Elite” and is about modern-day warfare, especially about the brave men and women in the many international elite units that combat any form of terror to protect us all against violent acts of insanity.
We thought the location at the Overloon War Museum was a fantastic one to shoot a video for any kind of song dealing about war and the Sherman tank in the clip actually did serve during WWII on the battlefields in that area. It may not be directly related to the content of the track, but ASPHYX is a band that has always and will always take on any subject concerning war, without glorifying it. War is Hell.
We would very much like to thank the wonderful cooperative people of the Overloon War Museum in The Netherlands for giving us permission to shoot there, causing pleasant chaos with our noise and smoke!”
Previously, ASPHYX already released two other singles off “Necroceros”:
“Botox Implosion” (video): https://youtu.be/9zw241m3JRQ
“Knights Templar Stand” (lyric-video): https://youtu.be/grkuAMJYv0M
“Necroceros” was recorded at Tom Meier’s Tom Meier Studio as well as at Paul Baayens’ The Mörserstudio and then finally mixed/mastered by Sebastian “Seeb” Levermann at Greenman Studios. The album once again features front cover artwork by Axel Hermann and contains the following tracklisting:
ASPHYX – “Necroceros”:
The Sole Cure is Death Molten Black Earth Mount Skull Knights Templar Stand Three Years of Famine Botox Implosion In Blazing Oceans The Nameless Elite Yield or Die Necroceros
“Necroceros” will be available in the following formats:
– Standard Jewelcase CD
– Digital Album
– 180g LP
– Limited Mediabook CD+DVD
– Strictly limited Deluxe Gatefold 2LP+DVD
The limited Mediabook CD edition comes with an expanded booklet of 40 pages as well as the Bonus DVD “30 Years of Death Doom Domination”, with over 2 hours of playing time. The DVD contains 2017’s special ASPHYX live-show for their 30th band-anniversary with raw and pure camera-sound, as well as rehearsal footage and interviews with all current and former band members who attended this remarkable event.
The strictly limited Deluxe 2LP version of “Necroceros” is available either as dark green-yellow-white splattered vinyl (Limited to 500x copies, already sold out from a few copies to be available from the band at shows in the future!) or as white-black marbled vinyl (Limited to 500x copies available from Nuclear Blast). Next to the “30 Years of Death Doom Domination” Bonus DVD, this Deluxe format of the album will come in Gatefold packaging with a bonus 12” vinyl, featuring 2 bonus-tracks (“Full Death Metal Scenario” and “Triple D”) on side C and an Etching on side D. This edition also includes the double-sided A2 poster, an exclusive LP booklet of 24 pages as well as an originally signed ASPHYX photocard.
The album’s LP version will come on 180g vinyl and with a double-sided A2 poster in the following variations and limitations:
– Black LP: Unlimited
– Clear LP: 200x copies (via CM Webshop Europe) – Sold out!
– Dark green LP: 400x copies (via CM Distro Europe) – Sold out!
– Transparent petrol green LP: 200x copies (via District 19 Webshop)
– Deep blood red LP: 200x copies (via EMP)
– Grey LP: 200x copies (via High Roller)
– Mint colored LP: 200x copies (via Supreme Chaos)
– Transparent blue LP: 200x copies (via Sound Of Records)
– Olive green LP: 500x copies (via CM USA / All Outlets) *
– Brick red LP: 500x copies (via CM USA / Indie Outlets) *
– White LP: 200x copies (via CM USA / Revolver) *
– Transparent orange LP: 200x copies (via CM USA Webshop) *
* Please note that the US versions of the LP will be available as of February 12th, 2021.
Pre-order “Necroceros” in all its various formats here: https://asphyx.lnk.to/NecrocerosPR
ASPHYX have most recently also announced a very special FREE live-stream release show for “Necroceros” to be held on Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 at the “Metropool” venue in Hengelo, The Netherlands and the event accessible via the club’s website and their online outlets. The concert will start at 9 PM CET, but check here for your local time info and further details:
Stream location: https://metropool.nl/agenda/asphyx-necroceros-cd-release-show-metrotv-live-stream/
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/468934017826609
Here is an overview for all ASPHYX live appearances announced so far:
ASPHYX – Live 2021/2022:
23.01.2021 Hengelo (The Netherlands) – Metropool (Free live-stream online release show!)
06.03.2021 Zaragoza (Spain) – C. C. Valdefierro
03.04.2021 Oslo (Norway) – Inferno Metal Festival
24.04.2021 Amersfoort (The Netherlands) – Headbangers Bash
07.05.2021 Plozévet (France) – Courts of Chaos Festival
22.05.2021 Vienna (Austria) – Vienna Metal Meeting
29.05.2021 Charkiv (Ukraine) – Metal East Festival
12.06.2021 Hauptmannsgrün (Germany) – Chronical Moshers Open Air
29.07.2021 Tolmin (Slovenia) – MetalDays
30.07.2021 Vagos (Portugal) – Vagos Metal Fest
12.08.2021 Jaromer (Czech Republic) – Brutal Assault
13.08.2021 Schlotheim (Germany) – Party.San Open Air
28.08.2021 Wörrstadt (Germany) – Neuborn Open Air
04.09.2021 Copenhagen (Denmark) – Kill-Town Deathfest
10.09.2021 Hüttikon (Switzerland) – Meh Suff Fest
16.10.2021 London (UK) – Sublime Terror Fest
20.11.2021 Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) – Mass Deathruction
29.01.2022 Rostock (Germany) – Mau Club
And many more shows and further ASPHYX news to follow soon…
(From left to right on pohoto by Negakinu Photography)
Paul Baayens – Guitars
Martin van Drunen – Vocals
Alwin Zuur – Bass
Stefan “Husky” Hüskens – Drums