Short bio:
Formed in the Netherlands in 1987, Asphyx have always been one of death metal’s most ruthlessly idiosyncratic bands. With a sound that draws from the rawest of materials, they have skilfully blended fast ‘n’ furious extremity with some of the most claustrophobic, suppurating slow-motion doom ever committed to tape. Opening their impeccable account with 1991’s stone cold classic The Rack, Asphyx have never wavered from their singular
vision, delivering a series of legendary albums that have always been considerably heavier than everything else around.

After an extended hiatus begun at the dawn of the millennium, Asphyx reunited in 2007 and demonstrated a newfound passion for the art of doom-laden death metal. With talismanic vocalist Martin van Drunen leading the charge, the Dutchmen have released a trio of universally acclaimed records – Death…The Brutal Way (2009), Deathhammer (2012) and Incoming Death (2016) – while further cementing their reputation as one of the most riotous and explosive bands in the metal underground. Coalescing around a stable line-up for the first time in many years, the Asphyx of 2021 is a finely-honed and fired-up beast, ready to decimate the competition and bludgeon the rest of us with riff after gruesome riff.


Booking territory: Europe
Active since: 1987
Country: Netherlands
Current label: Century Media Records
Genre: Death/Doom Metal

Full length releases:
-The Rack (1991)
-Last One On Earth (1992)
-Asphyx (1994)
-God Cries (1996)
-Embrace The Death (1996)
-On The Wings Of Inferno (2000)
-Death…The Brutal Way (2009)
-Deathhammer (2012)
-Incoming Death (2016)
-Necroceros (2021)

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Upcoming Asphyx shows

11-06-2022AsphyxChronical MoshersHauptmannsgrünGermany
25-06-2022AsphyxMixtape 5 SofiaBulgaria
22-07-2022AsphyxRock unter den EichenBertingenGermany
29-07-2022AsphyxVagos Metal FestVagosPortugal
30-07-2022AsphyxNord Open AirEssenGermany
06-08-2022AsphyxAgglutination Metal FestivalSeniseItaly
11-08-2022AsphyxBrutal AssaultJaromerCzech Republic
12-08-2022AsphyxParty SanSchlotheimGermany
27-08-2022AsphyxNeuborn Open AirWörrstadtGermany
03-09-2022AsphyxKill-Town DeathfestCopenhagenDenmark
08-09-2022AsphyxSummer Dying LoudAleksandrów ŁódzkiPoland
18-09-2022AsphyxMetal ItaliaMilanItaly
08-10-2022AsphyxVienna Metal MeetingViennaAustria
29-10-2022AsphyxSamhain FestivalHasseltBelgium
05-11-2022AsphyxKyttaro Live ClubAthensGreece
07-01-2023AsphyxHedonZwolleThe Netherlands
04-02-2023AsphyxMau ClubRostockGermany
25-02-2023AsphyxGrowl BowlMünchenGermany

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