Asinhell Share Video for “Wolfpack Laws”

- September 29th, 2023 –


Photo Credit: Brittany Bowman



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 favorite old-school groups.

Impii Hora is out today via Metal Blade. Order it here. Today, the band shared “Wolfpack Laws” video. Watch it here.

Marc’s great friend Dr. Frank Albers used his vast psychological genius to help come up with the brutal lyrics to the latest single “Wolfpack Laws“. 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.”

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Impii Hora delivers an old school experience completely grounded in what the future of death metal should be… Best death metal album of 2023Pedro of A&P Reacts (watch review here)

Impii Hora is a straightforward, balls-out extreme metal record, with deep roots in the old school and a brutish, ultra-modern sound. Vocalist Marc Grewe (INSIDIOUS DISEASE / ex-MORGOTH) is the perfect foil for Poulsen’s serrated-edge riffs and succinct songwriting: he barks and growls with utmost clarity, while also sounding hell-bent on battering anything and everything within flailing review (8/10)

There’s no denying ASINHELL have given us one of 2023′s funnest death metal albums.DistortedSoundsMag review (8/10)

If there was any doubt that this album would not deliver then such thoughts are washed away with ease. Poulsen and his bandmates have taken a genre and been true to it, keeping the keystones which makes the genre beloved while adding their unique mark to it. This is a must have for any death metal fan, no matter what era you prefer!TheRazorsEdge review

The band’s Impii Hora debut drips with all of the classic 1990s death metal touchstones like chainsaw riffage, savage Grewe vocals and straightforward song structures derived from one of Poulsen’s primary influences, DEATH’s Chuck Schuldiner.” interview

01. Fall of the Loyal Warrior
02. Inner Sancticide
03. Island of Dead Men
04. Trophies
05. The Ultimate Sin
06. Wolfpack Laws
07. Desert of Doom
08. Pyromantic Scryer
09. Impii Hora
10. Føj for Helvede

About the band:
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).

I had known Michael quite a long time and he always mentioned that we should do a death metal project one day, but I never took him too seriously because he was so busy with Volbeat,” Grewe says. “Then he called for real and said, ‘Yeah, I want to do it now. Are you up for it?’ Immediately, I was like, ‘Yes, of course!’

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.

Michael Poulsen: Guitar
Marc Grewe: Vocals
Morten Toft Hansen: Drums