ASPHYX – Launch new single and lyric-video for ‘Knights Templar Stand’

ASPHYX – Launch new single and lyric-video for ‘Knights Templar Stand’


ASPHYX – Launch new single and lyric-video for “Knights Templar Stand” off the upcoming album “Necroceros”; Live-stream release show announced!


The legendary Dutch Death Doom Elite ASPHYX will be releasing their new, 10th full studio album "Necroceros" worldwide on January 22nd, 2021 via Century Media Records.


Therefore, ASPHYX are launching a second single for the album with the song "Knights Templar Stand" today, which can also be checked out in a lyric-video created by Maurice Swinkels / Younique Film (Legion Of the Damned, Exodus, Kataklysm, etc.) here: 


ASPHYX frontman Martin van Drunen checked in about the song as follows: "A mainly very heavy uptempo track about the Knights Templar battling bravely in the Levant. Outnumbered by many, standing their ground until the very end. A typical ASPHYX song in our well-known neck-breaking metal style and fashion."

A video for the upcoming album’s first single "Botox Implosion", also directed by Maurice Swinkels / Younique Film, can still be seen here: 

"Necroceros" was recorded at Tom Meier’s 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 once again features front cover artwork by Axel Hermann and contains the following tracklisting:


ASPHYX – "Necroceros":

  1. The Sole Cure is Death
  2. Molten Black Earth
  3. Mount Skull
  4. Knights Templar Stand
  5. Three Years of Famine
  6. Botox Implosion
  7. In Blazing Oceans
  8. The Nameless Elite
  9. Yield or Die
  10. Necroceros



"Necroceros" will be available in the following formats:

– Standard Jewelcase CD

– Digital Album

– 180g LP

– Limited Mediabook CD+DVD

– Strictly limited Deluxe Gatefold 2LP+DVD


The limited Mediabook CD edition comes with an expanded booklet of 40 pages as well as the Bonus DVD "30 Years of Death Doom Domination", with over 2 hours of playing time. The DVD contains 2017’s special ASPHYX live-show for their 30th band-anniversary with raw and pure camera-sound, as well as rehearsal footage and interviews with all current and former band members who attended this remarkable event.


The strictly limited Deluxe 2LP version of "Necroceros" is available either as dark green-yellow-white splattered vinyl (Limited to 500x copies via CM Distro or the band) or as white-black marbled vinyl (Limited to 500x copies available from Nuclear Blast). Next to the "30 Years of Death Doom Domination" Bonus DVD, this Deluxe format of the album will come in Gatefold packaging with a bonus 12" vinyl, featuring 2 bonus-tracks ("Full Death Metal Scenario" and "Triple D") on side C and an Etching on side D. This edition also includes the double-sided A2 poster, an exclusive LP booklet of 24 pages as well as an originally signed ASPHYX photocard.


The album’s LP version will come on 180g vinyl and with a double-sided A2 poster in the following variations and limitations:


– Black LP: Unlimited

– Clear LP: 200x copies (via CM Webshop Europe) – Sold out!

– Dark green LP: 400x copies (via CM Distro Europe) – Sold out!

– Transparent petrol green LP: 200x copies (via District 19 Webshop)

– Deep blood red LP: 200x copies (via EMP)

– Grey LP: 200x copies (via High Roller)

– Mint colored LP: 200x copies (via Supreme Chaos)

– Transparent blue LP: 200x copies (via Sound Of Records)       

– 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) *


* Please note that the US versions of the LP will be available as of February 12th, 2021.


The pre-order for "Necroceros" in all its various formats is available here:


In addition to several festival appearances coming up for 2021 and 2022, ASPHYX have most recently also announced a very special FREE live-stream release show event for "Necroceros" to be held on Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 at the "Metropool" venue in Hengelo, The Netherlands. Save the date and stay tuned for more details fir this special event to come soon…


ASPHYX – Live 2021/2022:

23.01.2021 Hengelo (The Netherlands) – Metropool (Free live-stream online release show!) *

06.03.2021 Zaragoza (Spain) – C. C. Valdefierro

03.04.2021 Oslo (Norway) – Inferno Metal Festival

24.04.2021 Amersfoort (The Netherlands) – Headbangers Bash *

07.05.2021 Plozévet (France) – Courts of Chaos Festival

22.05.2021 Vienna (Austria) – Vienna Metal Meeting

29.05.2021 Charkiv (Ukraine) – Metal East Festival *

12.06.2021 Hauptmannsgrün (Germany) – Chronical Moshers Open Air

29.07.2021 Tolmin (Slovenia) – MetalDays

30.07.2021 Vagos (Portugal) – Vagos Metal Fest *

12.08.2021 Jaromer (Czech Republic) – Brutal Assault

13.08.2021 Schlotheim (Germany) – Party.San Open Air

28.08.2021 Wörrstadt (Germany) – Neuborn Open Air

04.09.2021 Copenhagen (Denmark) – Kill-Town Deathfest

10.09.2021 Hüttikon (Switzerland) – Meh Suff Fest

16.10.2021 London (UK) – Sublime Terror Fest

20.11.2021 Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) – Mass Deathruction

29.01.2022 Rostock (Germany) – Mau Club *

* New or changed since last update

And many more shows and further ASPHYX news to follow soon…



ASPHYX line-up:

Martin van Drunen – Vocals
Stefan "Husky" Hüskens – Drums
Paul Baayens – Guitars
Alwin Zuur – Bass

ASPHYX online: