Ibex Moon Records Licenses New Asphyx Album for U.S. Release
Ibex Moon Records is pleased to announce the licensing of Asphyx’s Death…The Brutal Way from Century Media Records for distribution in the United States. The album will be released in the U.S. on Ibex Moon on August 18, 2009. The legendary Dutch death metal act reunited in 2007, playing several shows, releasing a 7” EP in 2008, recording Death…The Brutal Way, and headlining this year’s Maryland Death Fest. It is the first full-length Asphyx album to feature the sickening growls of Martin van Drunen since 1992’s The Last One on Earth.
Martin Van Drunen and bassist/vocalist Wannes Gubbels issued this joint statement about the U.S. distribution deal:
“We as Asphyx are very pleased we’ve found such a dedicated label in Ibex Moon is to distribute our latest release in the USA. From personal experiences in the past we know John McEntee is sworn to the cause of death metal the brutal way and thus will do all in his power to make this release and the band as successful as possible. A release like Death…The Brutal Way is meant to be brought out by a label that we are absolutely certain will put heart, soul, blood, bones, and core behind the matter. Under the Ibex Moon we march!”
The first 1,000 copies of Death…The Brutal Way will be released as a limited-edition with additional slipcase packaging and a bonus DVD featuring the band's entire, unforgettable reunion show from 2007’s Party.San Festival in Bad Berka, Germany.
Live at Party.San Open Air Festival 2007 bonus DVD track listing:
02. M.S. Bismarck
03. Serenade In Lead
04. The Sickening Dwell
05. Food For The Ignorant
06. The Krusher
07. Wasteland Of Terror
08. Asphyx (Forgotten War)
09. Pages In Blood
10. The Rack
11. Last One On Earth
ASPHYX - "Death…The Brutal Way" CD/DVD Slipsleeve Pre-order (2009) Pre-order now! U.S. Release date is: 8/18/2009. Order now and your order will be shipped on or before 7/16/2009. A 666% merciless old-school Death Metal attack. Asphyx are back with their first studio effort since 2000. Features returning vocalist Martin Van Drunen (Pestilence, Bolt Thrower). Mixed by Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath). This Limited edition includes a bonus DVD of the fantastic reunion-show at Party-San festival '07.
With Death…The Brutal Way Asphyx has returned to lay waste to modern conceptions of brutality. This is what death metal is supposed to sound like. Press inquiries for the U.S. release should be directed to Clawhammerpr@gmail.com