The legendary Dutch death doom elite band ASPHYX will release their tenth full-length studio album Necroceros on January 22, 2021 via Century Media Records.
Today, the band has shared the video for the new song “The Nameless Elite.”
|The clip was created by Maurice Swinkels/Younique Film (Legion Of The Damned, Exodus, Kataklysm, + more).|
Frontman Martin van Drunen checked in about the song and clip, saying, “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.”
He finishes, “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!”
Pre-order the record, which comes in various configurations, here.
Asphyx previously shared the new tracks “Botox Implosion” and “Knights Templar Stand.”
Necroceros was recorded at 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 features cover art by Axel Hermann.
NECROCEROS TRACK LISTING:
“The Sole Cure is Death”
“Molten Black Earth”
“Knights Templar Stand”
“Three Years of Famine”
“In Blazing Oceans”
“The Nameless Elite”
“Yield or Die”
“Necroceros” The album’s LP version will come on 180g vinyl and with a double-sided A2 poster in the following variations and limitations. Please note that U.S. versions of the LP will be available as of February 12, 2021.
— Black LP: Unlimited
— 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)
In addition to several festival appearances coming up for 2021 and 2022, Asphyx have also announced a very special free livestream release show event for Necroceros to be held on Saturday, January 23 at the Metropool venue in Hengelo, The Netherlands. The event will be accessible via the club’s website and their online outlets. The concert will start at 9 PM CET, but check here and here for your local time info and further details. Watch the teaser clip here.
Stefan “Husky” Hüskens — Drums
Paul Baayens — Guitars
Alwin Zuur — Bass
Martin van Drunen — Vocals