ASP

ASP

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There are two groups that go under the name of ASP: 1) German gothic rock artist
2) Collaborative project of the French instrumental hip-hop ASP crew, consisting of akabrownsugar, Shitao and Pi-Pol 1) ASP is a German gothic rock / electronic / neue deutsche härte (ndh) band from Frankfurt am Main formed in 1999. The name is basically identical with the pseudonym of the Band's leader Asp (Alexander Spreng) and to be pronounced as one word. Biography More Info »

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ASP. Artist Bio

There are two groups that go under the name of ASP:

1) German gothic rock artist
2) Collaborative project of the French instrumental hip-hop ASP crew, consisting of akabrownsugar, Shitao and Pi-Pol

1) ASP is a German gothic rock / electronic / neue deutsche härte (ndh) band from Frankfurt am Main formed in 1999. The name is basically identical with the pseudonym of the Band's leader Asp (Alexander Spreng) and to be pronounced as one word.

Biography

ASP were formed in 1999 by Alexander Frank Spreng (aka 'Asp') and Matthias Ambré, producing their first 3-track demo CD later that year. The following year saw a record deal with Trisol, who released the bands debut album 'Hast Du mich vermisst?', as well as the bands first live performance, at the 'Gothicworld' festival (having added a bassist, drummer and a choir section to the line-up).

The following three years saw the release of two further albums 'Duett' and 'Weltunter', which, along with the debut, formed the album series 'Der Schwarze Schmetterling' (The Black Butterfly). ASP also became a popular live act over these years, regularly appearing at high profile festivals.

The band suffered some difficulty in 2004 with the bankruptcy of distributor EFA, though their albums were reissued later that year, along with the 'Interim Works Compendium', a 2CD collection of ASP rarities as well as selected tracks from their three albums to date. Another string of live dates took them through to the release of 'Aus der Tiefe' in May 2005, the fourth part of the 'Der Schwarze Schmetterling' series. The fifth part 'Requiembryo' followed in 2007.

The year 2008 saw the release of three new albums. First, a best of-album Horror Vacui was released in February. This was followed by a tour in Europe. At the end of August the band released Zaubererbruder - Der Krabat-Liederzyklus, an album based on the Sorbian Krabat legend (see, e.g., Krabat by Otfried Preußler). The live recording Akoasma is available since December 2008.

The band has released their first DVD in August 2009, entitled Von Zaubererbrüdern.

Discography

Albums

* 2000: Hast Du mich vermisst? (Der Schwarze Schmetterling I) (special edition box issued 2004)
* 2001: Duett (Der Schwarze Schmetterling II) (special edition box issued 2004)
* 2003: Weltunter (Der Schwarze Schmetterling III) (special edition box issued 2004)
* 2005: Aus der Tiefe (Der Schwarze Schmetterling IV)
* 2007: Requiembryo (Der Schwarze Schmetterling V)
* 2008: Zaubererbruder - Der Krabat-Liederzyklus

Compilations

* 2004: Interim Works Compendium (Best of)
* 2008: Horror Vacui (Features re-masters and re-recordings in a "Best Of" format.)

Live Albums

* 2008: Akoasma (recorded during the Horror Vacui tour)
* 2009: Von Zaubererbrüdern

DVDs

* 2009: Von Zaubererbrüdern

Singles

* 1999: ASP (Promo-CD)
* 2003: Weltunter (Komm zu mir)
* 2003: Stille der Nacht (Ein Weihnachtsmärchen)
* 2004: Where do the gods go (Promo-CD)
* 2004: Ich will brennen
* 2005: Schwarzes Blut (Promo-CD)
* 2006: Werben (Vinyl special edition and three track CD single)
* 2006: Ich bin ein wahrer Satan (four editions, each with different tracklists and cover art)
* 2006: Isobel Goudie (Limited to 1,999 copies)
* 2006: Varieté Obscur (tie in with a graphic novel by Ingo Römling)
* 2007: Duett(Das minnelied der incubi) (limited to 544 copies)
* 2009: Wer sonst?/Im Märchenland (Limited double single to 3,000 copies)

EPs

* 2002: Die Zusammenkunft (:Duett-Remixes); re-released in 2009
* 2005: Hunger (only available on the Hunger tour 2005)
* 2006: Humility (with Chamber)
* 2006: Hässlich (fan remixes of the ASP song)
* 2007: Nie Mehr! (10 track EP beginning a new series of releases entitled "Die verschollenen Archive" ("The Lost Archives."))

Box Sets

* 2007:The once in a lifetime Recollection (Feat. Chamber live) - (Limited to 1,999 copies)

Exclusive tracks appearing on compilations

Nachtschwärmer 3 – Und wir tanzten
Mondenblut 1 – Teach Me War
Orkus Collection 2 - Schattenbraut
Orkus Presents The Best Of 2002 – Versuchung (Duett)
Orkus Club Hits 5 – She Wore Shadows
Orkus Compilation IX – Geisterjagd (Chris Pohl-Remix)
Sonic Seducer Cold Hands Seduction Vol. 35 – Ich will brennen
New Signs & Sounds 07-08/05 (Zillo Compilation) - Hässlich (Ugly Note Rmx)
Orkus Presents The Best Of 2005 - Schwarzes Blut
Gothic Compilation Part XXXVI – Coming Home
Gothic Compilation Part XXXIX - Menschenlieder


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