ASPHYX Completes Mixing/Mastering New Album

Reformed Dutch death metal outfit ASPHYXMartin van Drunen (vocals), Wannes Gubbels (bass/vocals), Paul Baayens (guitar) and Bob Bagchus (drums) — has finished mixing/mastering its comeback album, "Death...The Brutal Way", for a summer release via Century Media Records. War Anthem Records will release the LP version of the effort, which was recorded at the Sonic Assault studio and engineered by Frank Klein Douwel (who is also the band's live sound engineer). Mixing duties were handled Dan Swanö (NIGHTINGALE, EDGE OF SANITY and BLOODBATH fame) at Unisound in Sweden. The band said in a statement, "The mix cracked the skull and the brain of mixmaster Dan Swanö. He gave the new album a hell of a sound as never before."

The group previously said about the new CD: "Cliché or not, this truly IS the heaviest ASPHYX album of all. This could easily be THE real follow-up to 'The Last One On Earth'. The songs are as always catchy, brutal and straight-forward. The slower parts have become even more slow and heavier than ever before. This is doom/death metal in the real ASPHYX spirit. This will grind everything to its grave! This is death metal as we, ASPHYX, like it best. Old school to the bone!"

Songtitles set to appear on the CD incude:

* "Death...The Brutal Way"
* "Cape Horn"
* "Der Eisenbahnmörser"
* "Scorbutics"
* "Riflegun Redeemer"
* "Black Hole Storm"
* "Asphyx II"
* "(They Died As They Marched)"

ASPHYX last year released a seven-inch EP, "Death the Brutal Way", via Iron Pegasus Records. The single includes the brand new title track plus a cover of CELTIC FROST's "Os Abysmi Vel Daath" from the Swiss legends' "Monotheist" album. Both cuts were recorded in January 2008 at the Harrow studios.

You can listen to "Death the Brutal Way" on the group's MySpace page.

Fan-filmed video footage of ASPHYX performing in Holland in December 2008 can be viewed below.

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