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(1999 – present)

ASP is a German band from Frankfurt am Main formed in 1999. The name is basically identical with the pseudonym of the Band’s leader Asp Spreng and to be pronounced as one word.

ASP were formed in 1999 by Alexander ‘Asp’ Spreng and Matthias ‘Matze’ 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? (Der Schwarze Schmetterling Teil I), 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 (Der Schwarze Schmetterling Teil II) and Weltunter (Der Schwarze Schmetterling Teil III), which, along with the debut, formed the album series Der Schwarze Schmetterling (german, 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 (Der Schwarze Schmetterling Teil IV) in May 2005, the fourth part of the Der Schwarze Schmetterling series. The fifth part, Requiembryo (der schwarze schmetterling teil V) followed in 2007.


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  • LoneObserver

    Ok, thanks!

    Yesterday 1:39pm Reply
  • zoraluv

    I would start with their best of album, and from there choose what songs you liked best and go with whatever album it came from. They have a good 2 disc best of album so thats my best advice :)

    Yesterday 6:24am Reply
  • LoneObserver

    Good album to start out with?

    Yesterday 10:22pm Reply
  • nonnen8

    I love you ...

    23 Mar 2:46pm Reply
  • PuppenVonFreak

    Sehr gut! <3

    18 Mar 11:36pm Reply
  • PhAntOmEttA

    2Arkandast я ничего не хочу - я тоже высказала своё мнение и если оно не совпадает с вашим - это не мои проблемы

    9 Feb 2:56am Reply
  • Arkandast

    @PhAntOmEttA, То есть Вы хотите, чтобы каждой группе я что-то положительное подлизывал что-то что ли ? Для чего тогда создан этот сайт ? Я имею ПОЛНОЕ право высказываться, так, как я пожелаю, а то, что ВАШЕ мнение не совпадает с моим...извините...это не мои проблемы.

    7 Feb 2:00pm Reply
  • Arkandast

    PhAntOmEttA, и эта х?йня получилась у Вас отлично, стоит заметить. А если, что-то не понравилось то почему Вы судите меня ? Я выражаю это исключительно на своём мнении и то, как я это прослушивал.

    6 Feb 9:27pm Reply
  • kitengel Free-to-download single from Shoegaze/Industrial tinged Post-Punk band

    2 Feb 10:34pm Reply
  • PhAntOmEttA

    2Arkandast как по вам, так вам лучше вообще ни о чём не судить ибо получается хуйня с целым набором взаимоисключающих параграфов

    27 Jan 5:52pm Reply
  • stenovin

    ♥ О, это немецкое звучание сводит меня с ума !!

    7 Jan 1:59pm Reply
  • Arkandast

    Самый первый альбом и альбом "Aus der Tiefe" непременно круты! Но пожалуй и всё, дальше, как по мне, всё скатилось...

    18 Dec 2014 Reply
  • nonnen8

    ♥♥♥♥ Biotopia ♥♥♥♥

    4 Nov 2014 Reply
  • MellyMUSE

    Demon Love ♥

    18 Apr 2014 Reply
  • MagogOFF

    Ком клозер ком ту мии

    18 Mar 2014 Reply
  • XushaBoeva

    Und Wir Tanzten (Ungeschickte Liebesbriefe)... I have the ideas for this song. When i listen it i imaging to myself the pictures to the words from song and to merge with it. To me sorry that ASP do not make any clips for his music. I think they could become an arts like his songs. VERY GOOD LUCK and wish that one day They will come to my country!!! PS Waiting for the new art of work ;-)

    14 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Leiriel_Heather

    Imbecile Anthem ♥

    23 Feb 2014 Reply
  • InsaneVampire

    Ich bin ein wahrer Satan ♥

    17 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Zivko16

    Отличнейшая группа!

    16 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Nordpolar

    Puh, nachdem ich "Maskenhaft" nach einem Durchgang zum Release relativ schnell wieder beiseite gelegt hatte, beginnt das Werk zunehmends, mich zu begeistern. Das "Problem Matze" hatte ich persönlich eher bei "Fremd" verspürt, generell aber bleibt zu sagen, dass ASP konzeptionell arbeiten als zuvor. Sicherlich gibt es mit "Wechselbalg" oder "Per Aspera Ad Aspera" eingängigere Stücke, aber ingesamt haben ASP (in Bezug auf Alben) nicht mehr dieses "Horror Vacui"- Potenzial (was ich durchaus positiv meine), wodurch zwar selten Songs herausstechen, das Gesamtwerk aber besser funktioniert und betonter wirkt. Mir gefällt's, "Krabat" und "Requiembryo" sind da aber trotzdem noch einen Ticken stärker (momentan).

    3 Oct 2013 Reply
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