MICHAEL poulsen's death metal band ASINHELL shares new single 'Desert Of Doom'
ASINHELL, the new death metal band led by VOLBEAT frontman Michael Poulsen, has released the official lyric video for the song “Desert Of Doom”. The track is taken from ASINHELL‘s debut album, “Impii Hora” (Latin for “Ungodly Hour”), which will arrive on September 29 via Metal Blade.
Watch “Desert Of Doom” below.
Watch the previously released “Island Of Dead Men” and“Fall Of The Loyal Warrior” below.
For more than 20 years, vocalist/guitarist Michael Poulsen has been spearheading Danish rock and roll machine VOLBEAT, releasing eight full-lengths, selling millions of albums, and filling stadiums worldwide. Before fronting VOLBEAT, however, Poulsen formed death metal band DOMINUS, which recorded four fast, brutal albums in the mid-’90s.
When Poulsen was putting together songs for VOLBEAT‘s 2021 album “Servant Of The Mind”, he wrote a bunch of death metal riffs and saved them on his phone. Then, when he was done with the VOLBEAT record, he reopened the rusty gates to Armageddon and started putting together songs for his new death metal band ASINHELL, whose debut album “Impii Hora” (Latin for “Ungodly Hour”), is a tribute to Poulsen‘s favorite old-school groups. The songs are rooted in crushing riffs yet injected with strong guitar hooks and shout-along refrains.
While Poulsen sings in VOLBEAT and sang for DOMINUS, he didn’t want to front ASINHELL. So, in March 2022, he called his old friend, ex-MORGOTH singer Marc Grewe (also of INSIDIOUS DISEASE) and invited him to join the party.
“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,” Grewe says. “Then he called for real and said, ‘Yeah, I want to do it now. Are you up for it?’ Immediately, I was ‘Yes, of course!'”
After considering drummer friends from established bands, Poulsen asked Morten Toft Hansen from Danish group RAUNCHY to join. Not only does Morten play like a fiend possessed, his and Poulsen‘s six-year-old daughters are good friends… and, it takes just 10 minutes to drive to Morten‘s place.
The two veteran musicians started practicing and completed a full song almost every time they got together. Grewe was tied up at home in Germany when it came time to write the vocals, so Poulsen sent the singer phone recordings from rehearsals to start the process. Through Poulsen and Toft Hansen‘s years of experience and renewed hunger to destroy, they captured a firestorm in a bottle.
“Impii Hora” track listing:
01. Fall Of The Loyal Warrior
02. Inner Sancticide
03. Island Of Dead Men
05. The Ultimate Sin
06. Wolfpack Laws
07. Desert Of Doom
08. Pyromantic Scryer
09. Impii Hora
10. Foj For Helvede
Michael Poulsen – Guitar
Marc Grewe – Vocals
Morten Toft Hansen – Drums