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Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen debuts new death metal band Asinhell

Author Flavia Andrade - 30.6.2023

Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen is getting back into death metal with a new band Asinhell, with the first single “Fall Of The Loyal Warrior” already out.

In Poulsen’s words:

We’re very excited to share the first taste of Asinhell with ‘Fall of the Loyal Warrior‘. The song is kind of a tribute to bands I love, like Bolt ThrowerEntombedAutopsyGrave, and Darkthrone. They’re the reason why we can do this in the first place, and we’re proud to wear our influences on our sleeve.

The album was inspired by late ’80s and early ’90s old school death metal, and one of our brightest points of inspiration was the mighty Death, fronted by the legendary Chuck Schuldiner. There’s a lot of Death in there. Schuldiner is one of my favorite death metal vocalists, the other being our vocalist Marc [Grewe]. So to me, this song is the combination of two of my favorites. ‘Let the metal flow,’ as Chuck would have said!

Asinhell features Poulsen on guitar alongside singer Marc Grewe (ex-MorgothInsidious Disease) and drummer Toft Hansen (Raunchy). The band will release their debut album “Impii Hora” on September 29, via Metal Blade Records. You can order the album here.

According to Poulsen, signing with Metal Blade Records is a dream come true:

It’s such a dream come true for me to get to be on fucking Metal Blade Records. When they said they wanted to put out the album, I felt like I was 17 years old again. I was like, ‘Oh my God, I’m making a deal with Metal Blade! How cool is that?’ It was like I was finally getting the record deal I dreamed of when I was a teenager.

 You can check out the lyric video of “Fall of the Loyal Warrior” below: