Asphyx with special guests

Church of the 8th Day presents

Asphyx with special guests

extremity, Gravehill, Skeletal Remains

Tue · April 25, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$15 adv & $20 day of

This event is 21 and over

*Online sales end at 6PM day of show unless otherwise noted. After that, limited tickets will be available at the door.

Asphyx
Asphyx
Usually, band reunions tend to turn out to be futile attempts at resurrecting a rotting carcass that is better left dead for good… Yet at times, bands manage to return rejuvenated, reenergised and stronger than ever before! Fortunately, exactly this hits the coffin nail on its head when it comes down to premier Dutch death metal masters ASPHYX! With their highly anticipated and aptly titled new album "Death…The Brutal Way" the quartet now releases a prime example for the perseverance and indestructible impact of real death metal!

Formed back in 1987 under the morbid influence of such infernal genre forefathers as Venom, Hellhammer/Celtic Frost, Slaughter and Death, ASPHYX started building their legendary reputation via several demos that spread like a plague within the tape trading and uprising underground metal community. Only one year older than their long-time label partner, Century Media, ASPHYX conquered the worldwide metal scene with such immortal death metal classics as "The Rack" (1991) and "The Last One On Earth" (1992). The band toured worldwide with fellow death metal forerunners-acts like Entombed, Benediction and Bolt Thrower to quickly establish themselves at the spearhead of the international extreme music scene. However, the mid-90's proved to be a hard time for death metal and also ASPHYX suffered from the genre's implosion back then. Line-up problems ensued: vocalist Martin van Drunen left the band after "The Last One On Earth" and even founding member Bob Bagchus (drums) took a time-out. While their following releases (1994's "Asphyx", 1995's "God Cries") kept the band's high standard of musical output, in 1996 the band disbanded only to rise again in 1997 under the name SOULBURN. Their sole SOULBURN album "Feeding On Angels" (1997) featured Wannes Gubbels (Pentacle) on bass/vocals, Bob Bagchus on drums and original ASPHYX guitarist Eric Daniels. As the album sounded as close to the true ASPHYX-sound as possible it felt only natural that on "On The Wings Of Inferno" (2000) the classic moniker of ASPHYX had returned. With this massive slab of doomy, raw death metal a true and high-quality new ASPHYX record had been created, but only after some few club- and festival-shows by 2000 the band dissolved again due to the departure of Eric Daniels.

After these turbulent times, the reformation of ASPHYX was a less complicated process and started with an unbelievably successful reunion show as headlining act at 2007's Party.San festival in Germany! Several thousand fans heartily welcomed the current line-up consisting of returning Martin van Drunen (vocals), Wannes Gubbels (bass/vocals), Paul Baayens (guitar, also in Thanatos) and Bob Bagchus (drums) and went nuts during an intense best-of set. Further successful live shows followed e.g. at the Arnhem Metal Meeting (NL), Hole In The Sky Festival (NOR), Rock Hard Festival (D) and for 2009 the band is also confirmed to play the Maryland Deathfest (US), Deathfeast (D), With Full Force Festival (D) as well as many other high-profile international shows.

After releasing a 7" on the small German underground label Iron Pegasus in 2008, which sold out quickly, now it is time to finally unleash the new full-length album "Death…The Brutal Way". It was recorded at Sonic Assault Studio with their longtime engineer Frank Klein Douwel. Afterwards it was mixed and mastered by the none less legendary Dan Swanö (Bloodbath, Edge Of Sanity, etc.), who previously successfully worked on mixing the debut album by Hail Of Bullets, the band featuring ASPHYX vocalist Martin van Drunen and guitarist Paul Baayens. From the crushing opening track "Scorbutics", the driving title-track, the doom monster "Asphyx II (They Died As They Marched)", the devastating "Eisenbahnmörser" over to the monumental death metal anthem "Cape Horn", ASPHYX have transferred their classic trademarks into the year 2009 and every dedicated fan will instantly embrace the album as the only true successor to 1992's "The Last One On Earth". A special limited edition version of the album will include a Bonus-DVD including the earlier mentioned, fantastic live show from Party-San festival 2007. If you have witnessed ASPHYX live in the current line-up you will have realized that the band is not simply making profit from past laurels, but has ultimately rediscovered its unquenchable thirst for delivering their own brand of doomy, violent death metal! The ripping riffs, the titanic roar of van Drunen, the pounding drumming and macabre atmosphere are 666% ASPHYX from start to finish and once you have listened to the entire new opus you will agree that the unique ASPHYX sound has been truly missed during the past years. Welcome back!
extremity
extremity
Extremity is a Death Metal band from Oakland, California
Gravehill
Gravehill
GRAVEHILL was spawned to bring back the olden way of Death Metal or as hipster rags read "NWOSDM", we make no apologies and give less of a shit about your opinions! Originally formed in 2001' as a three piece and within the same year recorded "The Practitioners of Fell Sorcery" demo. This demo began as a limited run cassette tape then later fell into the hands of The Funeral Agency in 2004'. As of 2011' this has been released on 12" Vinyl through A389 Records (www.a389records.com), and as quickly as it began, the original line-up disbanded soon after the debut demo.

In 2006' GRAVEHILL reformed with original drummer & founder Rhett "THORGRIMM" Davis and Vocalist & Metal Maniacs Journalist Mike Abominator, "the brains and heart of the current GRAVEHILL." Over the course of 2007'-2009' GRAVEHILL released 2 CD's with ENUCLEATION Records… the "Metal of Death" / "The Advocation of Murder and Suicide" CD/EP and the "RITES OF THE PENTAGRAM" CD. Soon after the RotP CD release with ENUCLEATION Records, the label folded. Leaving both releases free they were later given to IBEX MOON Records (www.Ibexmoonrecords.com) for a combined release of "Metal of Death / Advocation & Rites of the Pentagram" CD's adding a live DVD to the package as well!

By the summer of 2010' GRAVEHILL toured the U.S., added a new guitarist Matt "Hellfiend" Harvey (EXHUMED, DEKAPITATOR, REPULSION) to the line-up and by 2011' played the 9th annual Maryland Death Fest supporting their sophomore record "When All Roads lead to Hell" CD with DARK DESCENT Records (www.Darkdescentrecords.com). By the closing of 2011' a West Coast Tour with IMPIETY under their belts and later a CHAOS Records (www.chaos-records.com) release of "WARLTH" on both black & bronze 12" vinyl.

2012' began with a line-up change, by adding 2 new full-time guitarists known only as CC DeKill and Hell Messiah to replace Matt Hellfiend & Bodybag Bob due to their momentous touring schedule for EXHUMED. These new guitarists will participate in the next full length record and all live commitments for GRAVEHILL here forward. GRAVEHILL's line up is rounded out by longtime bassist and riff-rapist J.T. Corpse.

2014 has found the Gravehill crew releasing their third full length album titled "Death Curse" through Dark Descent Records.

The death metal rampage continues forward with great momentum as more live shows, splits, and gruesome adventures await. KILL!! 666!!
Skeletal Remains
Skeletal Remains
Old SKULL FUCKING Death Metal
Venue Information:
Brick by Brick
1130 Buenos Ave
San Diego, CA, 92110
http://www.brickbybrick.com/