heavy metal

Asphyx Bio

Band members
Wannes Gubbels - Bass & Vocals
Eric Daniels - Guitars
Bob Bagchus - Drums


Is there anyone out there that's still into true, old-school death metal…or anyone that's brave enough to admit it in this age of bandwagon-jumping and rampant trends? If so, then the Dutch legends Asphyx are about to show why they deserve to be amongst your favorites! Formed back in 1987 while gaining inspiration from bands such as Venom, Possessed, Hellhammer, Messiah and Death, this three-piece quickly achieved universal recognition within the underground for their uncompromising death/doom metal style as well as for their everlasting praise of the original death metal spirit. The core, consisting of Bob Bagchus (drums) and Eric Daniels (guitars), saw many different line-ups, especially where their vocalist/bassist was concerned, but Asphyx never even thought about altering their traditional style, no matter which other elements were considered "cool" or suitably "modern" in extreme metal. Not even Asphyx's unofficial split in 1996, which was preceded by a reincarnation under the name Soulburn and the subsequent album "Feeding On Angels" in 1998, ever diminished the proud following of underground maniacs that Asphyx have always maintained. In fact, many people consider that later Soulburn line-up as the most powerful one in the band's history, and since the musical approach was kept as untamed and "asphyxiating" as ever before, it was only a matter of time to see the band re-baptized as Asphyx. "On The Wings Of Inferno" now marks the sixth full-length recording in the history of the band, and should easily prove to be the band's most fulfilling album since their monumental debut, "The Rack". Death metal: the brutal way… the traditional way … the only way!

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