“A word derrived from Apophis, the near-Earth asteroid that caused a brief period of concern because initial observations indicated a probability that it would hit Earth on April 13, 2029. A collision of immeasurable proportions.”
“The thought of our planet floating through a galactic minefield makes me think about how frail our existence really is. And where some might consider this to be a negative and demotivating thought; I used this realisation to create something truly apocalyptic. A full self sufficient Death Metal machine in which I as a person am frail, but as part of this more powerful than ever. This is Apophys. We are coming.” -Kevin Quilligan
Netherlands based death metal act, Apophys, boasts members of renowned Dutch bands including: God Dethroned, Detonation and Toxocara. The band formed in 2012 and have since been surgically carving their path in the modern death metal scene. Apophys prioritizes song structure above technicality, and strives to become part of the new standard in death metal. Response froms fans to the 2013 demo material was completely overwhelming and with expectations quite high already for this young band, they sit poised to finally release their debut full length world wide on Metal Blade Records. “Prime Incursion” contains nine songs of furious, sci-fi tinged death metal. The album was mixed by Kevin Quilligan and mastered by Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studio (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour of Penance).
In 2016 Apophys embarked on their first European tour with Vader, Hate Eternal and Threat Signal. The band played a total of 21 dates across 8 countries. Within days after this tour, pre production started for the second release. Which will be recorder at the beginning of 2017.
Apophys’ sophomore album will be produced by Yuma van Eekelen (Pestilence, Exivious) and mixed and mastered by Stefano Morabito.