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ASPHYX – Launch first single and video for “Botox Implosion” off the upcoming album “Necroceros”; Album pre-order started today!

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ASPHYX – Launch first single and video for “Botox Implosion” off the upcoming album “Necroceros”; Album pre-order started today!

The legendary Dutch Death Doom Elite ASPHYX have recently announced their new, 10th full studio album “Necroceros” for worldwide release on January 22nd, 2021 via Century Media Records.

Today, ASPHYX are pleased to reveal the album’s first single “Botox Implosion”, which can be checked out in a video filmed by Maurice Swinkels / Younique Film (Legion Of the Damned, Exodus, Kataklysm, etc.) HERE!

ASPHYX frontman Martin van Drunen checked in about the song and its video as follows: We actually wanted to film this on Sunset Boulevard LA, where most of the pathetic subjects of this song have their residence, but due to the pandemic it was best not to fly over to the USA. So since it’s a fast shredding and written in the typical humorous death metal gore tradition track, we put a few laughable elements in it. Fortunately good old Turock in Essen was so friendly to let us film there and where we’re usually not that keen on shooting videos, with this one we had quite some fun. Still, it is a helluva brutal tune!”

“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”:

  1. The Sole Cure is Death
  2. Molten Black Earth
  3. Mount Skull
  4. Knights Templar Stand
  5. Three Years of Famine
  6. Botox Implosion
  7. In Blazing Oceans
  8. The Nameless Elite
  9. Yield or Die
  10. Necroceros

Asphyx 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 via CM Distro or the band) 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)

– Dark green LP: 400x copies (via CM Distro Europe)

– 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.


The pre-order for “Necroceros” in all its various formats starts today HERE!


Stay tuned for more ASPHYX news to follow soon…


ASPHYX – Live 2020/2021:

05.12.2020 Speyer (Germany) – Halle 101 Musikkulturzentrum

05.02.2021 Göttingen (Germany) – Junges Theater

06.02.2021 Rostock (Germany) – Mau Club

06.03.2021 Zaragoza (Spain) – C. C. Valdefierro

03.04.2021 Oslo (Norway) – Inferno Metal Festival

07.05.2021 Plozévet (France) – Courts of Chaos Festival

22.05.2021 Vienna (Austria) – Vienna Metal Meeting

12.06.2021 Hauptmannsgrün (Germany) – Chronical Moshers Open Air

29.07.2021 Tolmin (Slovenia) – MetalDays

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

And many more to be announced soon…

Asphyx band photo

ASPHYX line-up:
(from left to right)
Stefan “Husky” Hüskens – Drums
Paul Baayens – Guitars
Alwin Zuur – Bass
Martin van Drunen – Vocals

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