“Meet Aphyxion, the new saviours of melodic death metal ……one of the most exciting new bands in Europe” – Dom Lawson, Metal Hammer UK
Since the band was formed in 2007 – all members in their mid-teens – APHYXION has been going through a major development both musically and mentally. The young boys have gathered a rather good reputation by their appearances on prestigious festivals such as Wacken Open Air and Copenhell, massive touring in Europe and shows played alongside well established bands both inside and outside of Denmark. APHYXION has managed to play nearly 100 shows before the age of 20. They have a prominent willpower that is always increasing.
APHYXION has managed to release a handful of EP’s: ”Eradication of Fates” (2009) and ”Obliteration of the Weak” (2010) – which gave them the confidence and experience to work towards a full album. At an early state, the band teamed up with highly experienced and professional people which secured the high quality of all their written material. All releases were well received by the Danish metal press.
Their very first full-length album, “Earth Entangled” is produced, mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Aborted, Mercenary e.g.) and the APHYXION’s own guitarist, Jonas Haagensen.
A perfect teamwork during the recordings of the album has ensured a tight and powerful sound. Strong riffs, melodic choruses, ass-kicking breakdowns and mind-blowing vocals are all aspects of “Earth Entangled”. A strong combination of catchy guitar-riffs and groovy death/thrash metal makes this album stand out.
Besides being nominated for “Best Hard Rock Album” at the prestigious annual Gaffa Awards, “Earth Entangled” has been received with praises from the biggest rock/metal Medias around the world. :
Metal Hammer comments: “…the new saviours of melodic death metal ……one of the most exciting new bands in Europe and budding figureheads for a melodic death metal scene that’s been stagnating for some time”.
The Guardian comments: “Simultaneously fresh-faced and ferocious, they attack every last riff and roar on debut album Earth Entangled like slavering cacodaemon from the mean streets of, erm, Ribe. This is straightforward modern metal with no gimmicks, and all the better for it.”
Powerplay Magazine (UK) comments: “‘Earth Entangled’ is a marvelously heavy and fresh listening experience. Aphyxion are surely destined for big things…” (8 out of 10 stars)
The album has gathered top marks from: Metal Hammer DE (5 out of 7 stars), Inferno Magazine (FI): 4 out of 5 stars, Heavy Metal (NO) 8 out of 10 stars – to name a few.
Also in their native Denmark they have been praised as a new hope on the Danish metal scene. The biggest Danish music magazine, Gaffa, comments: “Melodic death metal from the finest and most massive drawer… Earth Entangled is a solid and addictive bout, and Danish metal’s future could easily be in Aphyxions sign” (5 out of 6 stars).
Metalized comments: “… a brilliant debut album…This is Denmarks future” (8 out of 10 stars) and the list is almost endless: Devilution.dk: 4/5 stars, GF-Rock.dk: 4/6 stars, Heavymetal.dk: 9/10 stars, Lydtapet.dk: 4/6 stars, Revolution-Music.dk: 5,5/6 stars …
Do yourself a favor and go grab a copy of the metal revolution APHYXION!
Michael Vahl – Vocals
Bertil Rytter – Guitars & backing vocals
Jonas Haagensen – Guitars
Jais Jessen – Bass
Jakob Jensen – Drums
CD – 2014
Worldwide release: September 1st 2014