VOLBEAT's Michael Poulsen launches death-metal band: Hear crushing first song | Revolver

VOLBEAT's Michael Poulsen launches death-metal band: Hear crushing first song

Asinhell releasing debut album on Metal Blade Records

For the last 20-plus years, Michael Poulsen has been known for providing his Elvis-inspired croons to Danish heavy metallers Volbeat. However, many fans might not know that he used to front a death-metal band called Dominus, and is a total lover of old-school death-metal bands of the Swedish, English and Floridian variety. 

Now, Poulsen's getting back into the extreme-metal game with a brand new death-metal band called Asinhell, which he just launched today (June 29th) alongside their crushing first single, "Fall of the Loyal Warrior."

The group is fronted by ex-Morgoth vocalist Marc GreweI, with Poulsen on guitar and Danish drummer Morten Toft Hansent behind the kit. The new track is a helluva lot heavier than anything Poulsen's ever sang or strummed in Volbeat, and we're totally here for it. Blast above via YouTube. 

"The song is kind of a tribute to bands I love, like Bolt Thrower, Entombed, Autopsy, Grave, and Darkthrone," Poulsen said in a press release. "They're the reason why we can do this in the first place, and we're proud to wear our influences on our sleeve. 

"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 Grewe. So to me, this song is the combination of two of my favorites. 'Let the metal flow,' as Chuck would have said!"

Asinhell's debut album Impii Hora (latin for "ungodly hour") is due out September 29th via Metal Blade and it's available for pre-order here.