The frontman of legendary Danish rock band, Volbeat, has unleashed a new death metal project: Asinhell.
This new band, comprised of guitarist Michael Poulsen (Volbeat, Dominus), vocalist Marc Grewe (Insidious Disease, Morgoth), and drummer Morten Toft Hansen (Raunchy), is a labor of pure love; not only are these three musicians good friends ‘in real life’, but the Asinhell debut album, Impii Hora, is a tribute to some of Poulsen’s favorite groups. For example, the band’s newest single, “Desert of Doom”, was inspired by Bolt Thrower, Death, Entombed, and Motörhead.
Check out the music video for “Desert of Doom”, below.
“Bang your head ’til it doesn’t bang no more!”
As it turns out, once a (death) metalhead, always a (death) metalhead…
Michael Poulsen’s love of the genre isn’t anything new. He put out a few brutal albums in the 1990’s with his first band, Dominus. However, this band broke up after the release of their 2000 album, Godfallos. Shortly after, Poulsen started Volbeat, and has been kept pretty busy ever since.
In fact, Poulsen’s illustrious career with Volbeat created a sense of reluctance in his future Asinhell bandmates…
Even after spending a bit of time jamming together, creating new songs every session, fueled by a sense of pure teenage passion.
Speaking on the band’s formation, vocalist Marc Grewe says:
“I had known Michael quite a long time and he always mentioned that we should do a death metal project one day, but I never took him too seriously because he was so busy with Volbeat.
Then he called for real and said, ‘Yeah, I want to do it now. Are you up for it?’
Immediately, I was like, ‘Yes, of course!'”
Asinhell’s future plans
Ashinhell will be releasing Impii Hora with Metal Blade on September 29th.
This debut album will be coming out in a variety of physical formats, including CDs and several region-specific, limited-edition colorful vinyl records. Collectors beware: there will be 9 total variants.
Find more information about the release on the band’s website.
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