Asylum is a band from Zakopane playing strong metal interspersed with hardcore barb (Destruction, Kreator, Metallica).
The beginnings of the group date back to 2004. Until 2010, Asylum actively toured, which resulted in the recording of two albums: “BEYOND BELIEFS” (2007) and “INDEPENDENT” (2010). The second of these albums was unfortunately not released because the paths of Asylum musicians diverged.
After a 10-year break, with a new line-up, Asylum decided to come back and release on April 30, 2021. album “INDEPENDENT” in the colors of the German record label Metal Blast Records. The material on the disc has not been changed compared to the version from 11 years ago.
The album “INDEPENDENT” is varied and individual songs tell the story of a person who survived the war (“RWANDA” “AGE Of WAR”) and, unable to cope with it, ended up in a psychiatric hospital. The whole story begins there.
“The album “INDEPENDENT” is largely political, text-wise focused on topics that are very irritating to us, such as: racism, politics, and consumption.
A historical theme appears, “RWANDA” was written with the intention of recalling the events of 1994. where almost a million people were literally chopped up …. There is also the topic of religion and faith, which are referred to as “ABOUT GODS” or “SAINT”, but we leave it to you, let everyone make their own interpretation. The whole is embellished with a strong metal sound with sharp solo parts and extraordinary vocals.
We cordially invite you to read “INDEPENDENT” because we hope that it is a small prelude to the material we are currently working on with a new, strong line-up of ASYLUM.”
Artur Zoń – vocals
Marcin Nowobilski – guitar
Marek Łapka – bass
Jakub Karwacki – drums
Matt Lipik – guitar
Recordings were made in “STUDIO 78” Knurów (2010) composed of:
Paweł Kiedziuch – vocal / bass
Szymon Piotrowski – guitar
Zdzichu – drums
Matt Lipik – guitar
Recording production, mixing and mastering: Jarosław Toifl
01. YOU WILL DIE
02. DREADFULL ANARCHY
03. STATE OF OPPRESSION feat. UAPA TERROR
04. AGE OF WAR
06. LIKE ANIMAL
08. HUNTING SEASON
10. ABOUT GODS
Studio video -> https://youtu.be/fIhw24cewwA
Music video for the song “Self Destruct” was released on 1st January 2021, announcing the newest album ASYLUM: https://youtu.be/KO6V5N1THAw
Official release date in Poland: 30th April 2021