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. But before this, Poulsen formed death metal band Dominus, which recorded four fast, brutal albums in the mid ’90s. When he was putting together songs for “Servant of the Mind” album, he was also writting a bunch of death metal riffs and saved them on his phone. Then, when Poulsen was done with the 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.
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).
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.
“Impii Hora” is available for pre-order HERE.