Asphyx is a Dutch death/doom band formed in Overijssel, Netherlands in 1987.  Heavily influenced by acts like Venom, Celtic Frost, Hellhammer and Death, Asphyx created their own unique blend of crushingly heavy doom mixed with catchy death metal.  Throughout their history, Asphyx have disbanded and reformed numerous times, with the drummer Bob Bagchus as the only remaining original member.  Since their most recent reformation in 2007, Asphyx have released two studio albums and a live album, and have made many prominent festival appearances, including a performance at Maryland Deathfest in 2009.  Asphyx will be bringing their brutality back to Maryland Deathfest in 2014.