ASPHYX – Debut ‘Forerunners Of The Apocalypse’ video clip

just before the release of their long awaited new studio album ‘Incoming Death’ which is out on 30th September via Century Media Records, Dutch Doom Death Metal division ASPHYX have launched a video for the track ‘Forerunners Of The Apocalypse’.

Directed by Maurice Swinkels / Younique Film (Exodus, Kataklysm, etc.), who already worked on the “Deathhammer” clip by ASPHYX, and featuring conceptual illustrations by Roberto Toderico, you can check out the video and the track below.

ASPHYX vocalist Martin van Drunen checked in with the following comment about the video: ‘Forerunners Of The Apocalypse’ is the first official video from the ‘Incoming Death’ album. Shot on a hot Thursday night at the Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, Germany, where massive credits go out to the crew there. Lots of sweat, beers, laughter and probably the loudest playback session ever in metal! Filmed and edited by the one and only Maurice Swinkels, who probably went deaf after this. A grand cheerz also goes out to Roberto Toderico for the great Mongol warrior drawings! It was the last track written for the album, about genocidal ruler Genghis Khan. Especially about the sacking of Urgench, where 1.2 million were decapitated without mercy. A fucken stampede of a headbanger, so break your necks on this one!”

‘Incoming Death’, once again mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound, is the follow-up release to 2012’s acclaimed ‘Deathhammer’ album.
In addition to the album’s standard version on CD, Gatefold LP (with poster) and Digital Download, ‘Incoming Death’ will also be as a limited edition 2-Disc Mediabook (with 3 stickers), including two bonus cover versions (“Servants Of The Warsmen” by Winter and “Master” by Master) as well as a DVD including the ASPHYX liveshows at Czech Republic’s Brutal Assault Open Air 2015, France’s Hellfest 2016 and the videoclip for “Deathhammer”.

The album’s vinyl edition will be issued in the following versions:
Black vinyl – Unlimited
White vinyl – Limited to 200x via CMR Europe Webshop
“Death Stench” green vinyl – Limited to 200x via CMR USA
Transparent Red vinyl – Limited to 500x via CMR Distro Europe
Clear vinyl – Limited to 300x via High Roller Records
Picture Disc Winter Camouflage – Limited to 500x via Nuclear Blast Records

Pre-order your aural weapon of choice from CM Distro:

A bundle version of the album with a shirt can also be obtained within Europe from EMP here:
Ltd. CD + Shirt:
LP + Shirt:

The title track of ‘Incoming Death’ was previously launched here:

Coming up next on the live-front, ASPHYX are doing two special release shows for ‘Incoming Death’ on October 6th in Essen, Germany and October 7th in Arnhem, The Netherlands. The band is also confirmed for a number of shows in the first quarter of 2017, including a Dublin and London date. Here is a list of all upcoming shows :


2016 dates
06.10.2016 Essen (Germany) – Turock / Album release show!
07.10.2016 Arnhem (The Netherlands) – Willemeen / Album release show!
19.11.2016 Ostrava (Czech Republic) – Dolní oblast Vítkovice

2017 dates
14.01.2017 Berlin (Germany) – Slaughterhouse
11.02.2017 Dublin (Ireland) – Voodoo Lounge
04.03.2017 Umea (Sweden) – House Of Metal Festival
08.04.2017 Wien (Austria) – Arena / Vienna Metal Meeting
16.04.2017 München (Germany) – Backstage / Dark Easter Metal Meeting
25.03.2017 London (UK) – The Underworld 

ASPHYX line-up
Martin van Drunen – Vocals
Paul Baayens – Guitars
Alwin Zuur – Bass
Stefan “Husky“ Hüskens – Drums

ASPHYX online

ASPHYX playlist on Spotify 

About David Farrell

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