Asinhell Announces European Summer Run Including Major Festivals and Club Shows!

– February 20th, 2024 –

Live line-up revealed!

Photo Credit: Brittany Bowman


Following the release of their acclaimed debut album Impii Hora (Metal Blade Records), Asinhell, the new death metal band featuring Volbeat‘s Michael Poulsen, Marc Grewe (Insidious Disease, ex-Morgoth) and Morten Toft Hansen (Raunchy), have announced a European tour that includes festivals as well as intimate club shows. Full dates below. Label mates Endseeker will be support on all headline shows except for Zurich, where the band will be supported by New Zealand powerhouse Alien Weaponry and Copenhagen, where Sickomania (featuring Jesper K Olsen, Michael’s former bandmate in Dominus) will open the show.

Joining the band on the road will be legendary Danish producer Jacob Hansen (ex-Invocator) on bass as well as Flemming C. Lund of The Arcane Order on lead guitar, making the band’s first live incarnation the same lineup that performed on Impii Hora.

Comments Michael Poulsen: “It’s time to bring the Asinhell show to live (life)! Can’t wait to go out and share the metal and horns with you all. See you ghouls out there very soon.”

Comments Marc Grewe: “Asinhell was never planned as a live band, but after the overwhelming reactions to our debut album, Impii Hora, we all had the same impulse: ‘we have to bring the songs to the stage!’ So here we are, and it’s going to be fantastic to be sharing the stage with my good friends Michael, Morten, Jacob and Flemming. They are incredibly talented musicians, and it will be an honor for me to unfold the power of our songs full throttle in smaller clubs as well as the biggest festival stages I never dared to dream of playing…

I really hope to meet a lot of you guys out there in June and enjoy a good dose of OSDM together… see ya in the pit!“

Comments Morten Toft Hansen: “I am excited to get out there and play the songs live. I’m sure the shows are gonna be full of fun and energy and it’s gonna be great to meet some of our new fans out there.“

30/05/24 DK – Copenhagen – Pumphuset (+ Sickomania)
02/06/24 DE – Hamburg – Übel & Gefährlich (+ Endseeker)
03/06/24 LU – Luxembourg – Rockhal (+ Endseeker)
05/06/24 NL – Utrecht – Rhonda (+ Endseeker)
07/06/24 DE – Nürburgring – Rock am Ring
09/06/24 DE – Nürnberg – Rock im Park
10/06/24 DE – München – Technikum (+ Endseeker)
12/06/24 CH – Zürich – Xtra (+ Alien Weaponry)
13/06/24 AT – Nickelsdorf – Nova Rock
15/06/24 UK – Donington Park – Download Festival
18/06/24 DE – Berlin – Hole 44 (+ Endseeker)
19/06/24 DE – Frankfurt – Zoom (+ Endseeker)
20/06/24 BE – Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting
22/06/24 DK – Copenhagen – Copenhell
24/06/24 DE – Essen – Turock (+ Endseeker)
25/06/24 FR – Lyon – Transbordeur (+ Endseeker)
27/06/24 FR – Clisson – Hellfest
29/06/24 NO – Oslo – Tons of Rock
31/08/24 DK – Næstved – Næstved Metalfest

Impii Hora is out via Metal Blade. Order it here and check out all the videos available. The album was very well received by Worldwide press.

METAL HAMMER (UK) Featured Review 8/10 in Issue #379
DEAF FOREVER (Germany) #10 in Soundcheck * 8,5/10 Review
METAL HAMMER (Germany) #6 in Soundcheck * 5,5/7 Review
ROCK HARD (Germany) #13 in Soundcheck * 8,5/10 Review
SLAM (Germany) 9/10 Review
POWERMETAL.DE (Germany) 9/10 Review
AARDSCHOK (Holland) 90/100 Review

“I’ve spent days ruminating on how to find something negative about this record and I haven’t. If anything it’s too short, I wanted more. (…) Might be my album of the year.” – – 5/5 skulls, Sam Dunn / Banger TV (watch review here)

“Impii Hora delivers an old school experience completely grounded in what the future of death metal should be… Best death metal album of 2023” Pedro of A&P Reacts (watch review here)

“Impii Hora is a straightforward, balls-out extreme metal record, with deep roots in the old school and a brutish, ultra-modern sound. Vocalist Marc Grewe (INSIDIOUS DISEASE / ex-MORGOTH) is the perfect foil for Poulsen’s serrated-edge riffs and succinct songwriting: he barks and growls with utmost clarity, while also sounding hell-bent on battering anything and everything within flailing distance.” review (8/10)

“There’s no denying ASINHELL have given us one of 2023′s funnest death metal albums.” DistortedSoundsMag review (8/10)

“If there was any doubt that this album would not deliver then such thoughts are washed away with ease. Poulsen and his bandmates have taken a genre and been true to it, keeping the keystones which makes the genre beloved while adding their unique mark to it. This is a must have for any death metal fan, no matter what era you prefer!” TheRazorsEdge review

“The band’s Impii Hora debut drips with all of the classic 1990s death metal touchstones like chainsaw riffage, savage Grewe vocals and straightforward song structures derived from one of Poulsen’s primary influences, DEATH’s Chuck Schuldiner.” interview

01. Fall of the Loyal Warrior
02. Inner Sancticide
03. Island of Dead Men
04. Trophies
05. The Ultimate Sin
06. Wolfpack Laws
07. Desert of Doom
08. Pyromantic Scryer
09. Impii Hora
10. Føj for Helvede

About the band:
Poulsen has rekindled the death metal fire that fueled his first band Dominus. He began jamming on riffs with longtime friend and neighbor, drummer Morten Toft Hansen (Raunchy). The two started playing in Morten’s tiny garage: no mics, no P.A. – just a drum kit and a combo amp turned all the way up like they used when they were teenagers. Soon, the pair were completing a new song every time they got together. When it came time to add vocals, Poulsen turned to his good friend, who also happened to be one of his all-time favorite death metal growlers: Marc Grewe (Insidious Disease, ex-Morgoth).

“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 like, ‘Yes, of course!’“

With Asinhell fully formed, the three convened with Volbeat producer Jacob Hansen to produce, mix, and play bass on their debut album. When it was time to add lead guitar to the album, Michael looked no further than friend and The Arcane Order axeman Flemming C. Lund.

Michael Poulsen: Guitar
Marc Grewe: Vocals
Morten Toft Hansen: Drums


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