Volbeat frontman Michael Poulsen has formed a new death metal band called Asinhell. The band has announced its first new album, entitled Impii Hora and its first single Fall of The Loyal Warrior.
Poulsen recruited singer Marc Grewe of Insidious Disease, ex-Morgoth to be the lead singer. He also recruited drummer Morten Toft Hansen from the Danish band Raunchy.
Poulsen said in a press release, “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 Thrower, Entombed, Autopsy, Grave, 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.”
He continued, “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. So to me, this song is the combination of two of my favorites. ‘Let the metal flow,’ as Chuck would have said!”