AS YOU DROWN NEWS


AS YOU DROWN full album stream of 'Rat King' now up on website of Metal Hammer, Germany! 'Rat King' out October 11th!
Starting today, Metal Hammer Germany is streaming Rat King (out October 11th), the second album of Swedish extreme death metallers AS YOU DROWN, in it´s entirety via their website! The album stream is live from October 3rd to October 10th!

Surf over to Metal Hammer at THIS location to check out the album!

Also make sure to check out the pre-order options for Rat King at the following location: http://www.metalblade.com/asyoudrown

Rat King track listing:
1. Conqueror
2. Slaves To The Kingdom Of Fear
3. You Should Be Paranoid
4. Rabid Wolves In Sheep's Clothing
5. Your Loyal Betrayer
6. The Coming
7. The Nothing
8. Bleeding Structure
9. Cleansing Hands

Vocalist Henrik Blomqvist commented on Rat King: "We are delighted to finally be finished with the recording of our second album, entitled Rat King, which will be out in October via Metal Blade. The album - mixed and mastered by Plec at Panic Room Studios - features artwork by Mark Riddick, as well as by Sven de Caluwe of the mighty ABORTED, and nine epic songs of skull crushing death metal mayhem and darkness. It feels like we've taken everything we do to a whole new level on this one, and we can't wait to get out on the road and play these songs live. This new material is INTENSE, although at the same time a lot more varied and dynamic than what we've done in the past. Keep your eyes and ears open friends. Death! Destruction!! GOATS!"

About the band:
AS YOU DROWN formed in Borås, Sweden in 2003. Inspired by the speed and relentless brutality of contemporary death metal and atmosphere and straightforward structure of the genres predecessors. Reflection, the debut album from AS YOU DROWN was recorded at AYD Studio in Borås; mixed and mastered by Christian Silver at Studio Mega in Varberg Sweden (THE CROWN, OLD MAN'S CHILD), and released worldwide via Metal Blade Records in July 2009. Reflection received critical acclaim from underground publications worldwide, with special attention given to the band's ability to appeal to a broad extreme metal audience. In spring 2010, AS YOU DROWN hit the road with VADER on the Blitzkrieg 5 Europe and UK tour as the direct support artist in addition to appearing at several underground festivals in Europe during the summer of that same year.

AS YOU DROWN is:
Henrik Blomqvist – Vocals
Mikael Åkerström – Guitars
Simon Exner – Guitars
Martin Latvala – Drums
Robert Karlsson – Bass

AS YOU DROWN will hit the road with French Livarkahil in October, with more dates to be announced:

Livarkahil
+ AS YOU DROWN
26/10/11 – FR – Marseille – Le Local
27/10/11 – FR – Nice – Sezamo
29/10/11 – FR – Vernouillet – Warm Up

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AS YOU DROWN: new single off forthcoming album "Rat King" exclusively on GunShyAssassin.com
Starting today, GunShyAssassin.com is premiering the track Your Loyal Betrayer from Swedish extreme death metallers AS YOU DROWN’s forthcoming album Rat King (out 10/11 in North America). Check out Your Loyal Betrayer HERE. The successor to the bands 2009 debut Reflection, Rat King was recorded at the bands own AYD Studio in Borås and was mixed and mastered by Plec (WATAIN, SCAR SYMMETRY, MISERATION) at Panic Room Studio in Skövde in July 2011. Lyrically, the album explores the medieval German folk phenomena of rat kings, which were associated with plagues that devastated the European continent.

You can also check out the first single You Should Be Paranoid at the following location: http://www.metalblade.com/asyoudrown

Rat King track listing:
1. Conqueror
2. Slaves To The Kingdom Of Fear
3. You Should Be Paranoid
4. Rabid Wolves In Sheep's Clothing
5. Your Loyal Betrayer
6. The Coming
7. The Nothing
8. Bleeding Structure
9. Cleansing Hands

Vocalist Henrik Blomqvist commented on Rat King: "We are delighted to finally be finished with the recording of our second album, entitled Rat King, which will be out in October via Metal Blade. The album - mixed and mastered by Plec at Panic Room Studios - features artwork by Mark Riddick, as well as by Sven de Caluwe of the mighty ABORTED and System Divide, and nine epic songs of skull crushing death metal mayhem and darkness. It feels like we've taken everything we do to a whole new level on this one, and we can't wait to get out on the road and play these songs live. This new material is INTENSE, although at the same time a lot more varied and dynamic than what we've done in the past. Keep your eyes and ears open friends. Death! Destruction!! GOATS!"

About the band:
AS YOU DROWN formed in Borås, Sweden in 2003. Inspired by the speed and relentless brutality of contemporary death metal and atmosphere and straightforward structure of the genres' predecessors. Reflection, the debut album from AS YOU DROWN was recorded at AYD Studio in Borås; mixed and mastered by Christian Silver at Studio Mega in Varberg Sweden (THE CROWN, OLD MAN'S CHILD), and released worldwide via Metal Blade Records in July 2009. Reflection received critical acclaim from underground publications worldwide, with special attention given to the band's ability to appeal to a broad extreme metal audience. In spring 2010, AS YOU DROWN hit the road with VADER on the Blitzkrieg 5 Europe and UK tour as the direct support artist in addition to appearing at several underground festivals in Europe during the summer of that same year.

AS YOU DROWN is:
Henrik Blomqvist – Vocals
Mikael Åkerström – Guitars
Simon Exner – Guitars
Martin Latvala – Drums
Robert Karlsson – Bass

http://www.facebook.com/asyoudrown
http://www.myspace.com/asyoudrownsweden
http://twitter.com/asyoudrown



AS YOU DROWN unveil first single and details for new album! 'Rat King' to be released October 7/10, 2011! French dates confirmed!
Swedish extreme death metallers AS YOU DROWN have announced Rat King as the title of their upcoming sophomore album to be released October 7/10 worldwide via Metal Blade Records. The successor to the bands 2009 debut Reflection, Rat King was recorded at the bands own AYD Studio in Borås and was mixed and mastered by Plec (WATAIN, SCAR SYMMETRY, MISERATION) at Panic Room Studio in Skövde in July 2011. Lyrically, the album explores the medieval German folk phenomena of rat kings, which were associated with plagues that devastated the European continent.

Surf now over to http://www.metalblade.com/asyoudrown to check out the pre-order information and the first single You Should Be Paranoid! Make sure to play on maximum volume!

Rat King track listing: 1. Conqueror
2. Slaves To The Kingdom Of Fear
3. You Should Be Paranoid
4. Rabid Wolves In Sheep's Clothing
5. Your Loyal Betrayer
6. The Coming
7. The Nothing
8. Bleeding Structure
9. Cleansing Hands

Vocalist Henrik Blomqvist commented on Rat King: "We are delighted to finally be finished with the recording of our second album, entitled Rat King, which will be out in October via Metal Blade. The album - mixed and mastered by Plec at Panic Room Studios - features artwork by Mark Riddick, as well as by Sven de Caluwe of the mighty ABORTED, and nine epic songs of skull crushing death metal mayhem and darkness. It feels like we've taken everything we do to a whole new level on this one, and we can't wait to get out on the road and play these songs live. This new material is INTENSE, although at the same time a lot more varied and dynamic than what we've done in the past. Keep your eyes and ears open friends. Death! Destruction!! GOATS!"

About the band:
AS YOU DROWN formed in Borås, Sweden in 2003. Inspired by the speed and relentless brutality of contemporary death metal and atmosphere and straightforward structure of the genres´ predecessors. Reflection, the debut album from AS YOU DROWN was recorded at AYD Studio in Borås; mixed and mastered by Christian Silver at Studio Mega in Varberg Sweden (THE CROWN, OLD MAN'S CHILD), and released worldwide via Metal Blade Records in July 2009. Reflection received critical acclaim from underground publications worldwide, with special attention given to the band's ability to appeal to a broad extreme metal audience. In spring 2010, AS YOU DROWN hit the road with VADER on the Blitzkrieg 5 Europe and UK tour as the direct support artist in addition to appearing at several underground festivals in Europe during the summer of that same year.

AS YOU DROWN is:
Henrik Blomqvist – Vocals
Mikael Åkerström – Guitars
Simon Exner – Guitars
Martin Latvala – Drums
Robert Karlsson – Bass

Rat King will be released via Metal Blade Records in Europe on October 7th/10th!

AS YOU DROWN will hit the road with French LIVARKAHIL in October, with more dates to be announced:
LIVARKAHIL
+ AS YOU DROWN
27/10/11 – FR – Nice – Sezamo
28/10/11 – FR – Marseille – Le Local
29/10/11 – FR – Vernouillet – Warm Up

http://www.facebook.com/asyoudrown
http://www.myspace.com/asyoudrownsweden
http://twitter.com/asyoudrown



AS YOU DROWN in writing mode for second album!
Swedish death metallers AS YOU DROWN commenced writing material for the bands as of yet untitled sophomore album to be released next year via Metal Blade Records worldwide. The follow up to Reflection will be recorded at the bands own AYD Studio in Borås Sweden.

The band recently commented on the new material and the writing process: "Since coming home from our tour with VADER and DIVINE CHAOS earlier this year, we've been working hard on some new material. Right now we've got our sights set on recording some time in the spring, which means the record will hopefully be out in the early fall. The material is sounding very promising/menacing so far, so prepare yourselves for a tidal wave of death metal insanity coming your way…

Also, we're obviously looking to do some serious touring in 2011, stay tuned for dates. We pretty much can't wait to get this beast back on the road and we expect to see all of you crazy fuckers out there!"


AS YOU DROWN's debut album Reflection was released in July 2009 via Metal Blade worldwide. In addition to appearing at multiple open air festivals during summer the band toured Europe with VADER as part of the Blitzkrieg 5 Tour in February. Live fan filmed footage of "Swallow" can be found at the link below:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Xttob3MTb4

AS YOU DROWN is:
Henrik Blomqvist - Vocals
Mikael Åkerström - Guitar
Simon Exner - Guitar
Martin Latvala - Drums
Robert Karlsson – Bass

http://www.myspace.com/asyoudrownsweden
http://www.facebook.com/pages/As-You-Drown/207433350790
http://www.youtube.com/asyoudrown