Directed by Maurice Swinkels / Younique Film (Exodus, Kataklysm, etc.), who already worked on the "Deathhammer" clip by ASPHYX, and featuring conceptual illustrations by Roberto Toderico, you can check out the video and the track here: https://youtu.be/BFaiGiWcyY8
ASPHYX vocalist Martin van Drunen checked in with the following comment about the video: "Forerunners Of The Apocalypse" is the first official video from the "Incoming Death" album. Done on a hot Thursday night at the Turbinenhalle in Oberhausen, Germany, where massive credits go out to the crew there. Lots of sweat, beers, laughter and probably the loudest playback session ever in metal! Filmed and edited by the one and only Maurice Swinkels, who probably went deaf after this. A grand cheerz also goes out to Roberto Toderico for the great Mongol warrior drawings! It was the last track written for the album, about genocidal ruler Genghis Khan. Especially about the sacking of Urgench, where 1.2 million were decapitated without mercy. A fucken stampede of a headbanger, so break your necks on this one!"
Media reaction continues to be fantastic for Incoming Death and issue #104 of Germany's Legacy Magazine not only showcases the band on the cover (see above!) with a comprehensive title story, but it also includes an exclusive 6-track ASPHYX sampler CD dubbed "Servants Of Death" including 2 new tracks as well as 4 live cuts. Check out details about the magazine issue here: http://www.legacy.de/magazin/aktuelle-ausgabe and a special greeting by Martin van Drunen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nepWrh6zCs0
Next to the album's standard version on CD, Gatefold LP (with poster) and Digital Download, "Incoming Death" will also be as a limited edition 2-Disc Mediabook (with 3 stickers), including two bonus cover versions ("Servants Of The Warsmen" by Winter and "Master" by Master) as well as a DVD including the ASPHYX liveshows at Czech Republic's Brutal Assault Open Air 2015, France's Hellfest 2016 and the videoclip for "Deathhammer".
The album's vinyl edition will be issued in the following versions:
Black vinyl - Unlimited
White vinyl - Limited to 200x via CMR Europe Webshop
"Death Stench" green vinyl - Limited to 200x via CMR USA
Transparent Red vinyl - Limited to 500x via CMR Distro Europe
Clear vinyl- Limited to 300x via High Roller Records
Picture Disc Winter Camouflage - Limited to 500x via Nuclear Blast Records
Pre-order your aural weapon of choice from CM Distro: http://smarturl.it/incomingdeathCMD
The title track of "Incoming Death", was previously launched here: https://youtu.be/AYNkQh6VDNk
ASPHYX has also confirmed even more shows, including a run of dates along North America's West Coast for 2017 as well as shows in Ireland and Austria. Additionally, tomorrow marks the band's anticipated appearance at Turock Open Air in Essen, Germany!
Check out this video of the festival set-up with a solid soundtrack:https://www.facebook.com/turock.openair/videos/1787343201479593/ and more details about free entry to the festival here:https://www.facebook.com/turock.openair/
Coming up next on the live-front, ASPHYX are doing two special release shows for Incoming Death on October 6th in Essen, Germany and October 7th in Arnhem, The Netherlands. Here is a list of all upcoming shows (Updates marked *):
ASPHYX - Live:
10.06.2016 Essen (Germany) - Turock / Album release show!
10.07.2016 Arnhem (The Netherlands) - Willemeen / Album release show!
11.19.2016 Ostrava (Czech Republic) - Dolní oblast Vítkovice
01.14.2017 Berlin (Germany) - Slaughterhouse
02.11.2017 Dublin (Ireland) - Voodoo Lounge
03.04.2017 Umea (Sweden) - House Of Metal Festival
04.08.2017 Wien (Austria) - Arena / Vienna Metal Meeting
04.16.2017 München (Germany) - Backstage / Dark Easter Metal Meeting
03.25.2017 London (UK) - The Underworld *
04.25.2017 San Diego (USA) - The Brick
04.26.2017 Los Angeles (USA) - TBA
04.27.2017 Oakland (USA) - Metro Operahouse
04.28.2017 Portland (USA) - The Raven
04.29.2017 Seattle (USA) - Highline
04.30.2017 Vancouver (Canada) - Rickshaw Theatre
07.22.2017 Brescia (Italy - Colony Open Air *
Even more dates to be announced soon...
Incoming Death, once again mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound, is the follow-up release to 2012's acclaimed "Deathhammer" album, which entered the official sales charts in Germany on position # 67. More news on ASPHYX and "Incoming Death" soon...
ASPHYX line-up 2016:
Paul Baayens - Guitars
Alwin Zuur - Bass
Martin van Drunen - Vocals
Stefan "Husky" Hüskens - Drums
ASPHYX playlist on Spotify