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.
Before fronting Volbeat, however, Poulsen formed death metal band Dominus, which recorded four fast, brutal albums in the mid ’90s. When Poulsen was putting together songs for Volbeat’s 2021 album, Servant Of The Mind, he wrote a bunch of death metal riffs and saved them on his phone.
Then, when he was done with the Volbeat 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 favourite old-school groups.
Impii Hora is out today via Metal Blade. Order it here. To celebrate, today the band have shared the official video for new track ‘Wolfpack Laws’ which we’re delighted to bring you.
Marc’s great friend Dr. Frank Albers used his vast psychological genius to help come up with the brutal lyrics to the latest single. Here’s what Frank had to say about the track, “It is a song about wolves taking over a land / the world and bring mankind down. They overrun the country and kill all men.
“The wolf pack rules with its own law, which is in essence the survival of the fittest. This song can be seen as a dark metaphor on things happening in the real world. However, it can also be plainly enjoyed as a gruesome story.”