ASP is an IndustrialMetal band from [[UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} Frankfurt am Main]].

'''Current Members'''
* Alexander "Asp" Frank Spreng Vocals, Programming
* Lutz Demmler - Guitars, Keyboard, E-Bass, [[BizarreInstrument Mandolin]]
* Soeren Jordan - Guitar
* Andreas "Tossi" Gross - E-Bass
* Stefan Guenther - Drums


'''Former Members'''
* [[TheLancer Matthias "Matze" Ambre]] - Guitar
* Oliver "Himmi" Himmighoffen - Drums


'''Studio Albums'''
* ''Hast du mich vermisst? (Der Schwarze Schmetterling I)'' (2000)
* '':Duett (Der Schwarze Schmetterling II)'' (2001)
* ''Weltunter (Der Schwarze Schmetterling III)'' (2003)
* ''Aus der Tiefe (Der Schwarze Schmetterling IV)'' (2005)
* ''Requiembryo (Der Schwarze Schmetterling V)'' (2007)
* ''Zaubererbruder – Der Literature/{{Krabat}} Liederzyklus'' (2008)
* ''fremd (Fremder-Zyklus 1)'' (2011)
* ''Maskenhaft (Fremder-Zyklus 2)'' (2013)


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'''Provides Examples of:'''

* AlbumIntroTrack: Literally every album has one. ''Requiembryo'' and ''Zaubererbruder'' even have an Album Outro Track.
* AlbumTitleDrop: It doesn't even have to be the same album.
* AloneInACrowd: The narrator of "Biotopia" feels alone among other people, unable to truly connect with others.
* AudienceParticipationSong: Many, especially "Ich will brennen" and "Schwarzes Blut".
* BawdySong: "Der geheimnisvolle Fremde"
* BookEnds: ''Requiembryo'' begins and ends with "Offaehrte".
* BreakupSong: "Und wir tanzten", among others.
* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth
* ConceptAlbum: All of them.
* DarkIsNotEvil: A reccuring theme.
* DestructiveRomance: "Demon Love".
* DigitalPiracyIsEvil: They often encourage their fans to actually buy the music and not share it online. Justified, since despite growing success ASP is still an indie band that has to pay its bills.
* [[DoNotCallMePaul Do Not Call Asp Alexander]]
* DownerEnding: The music video for "Me" ends with Asp's AuthorAvatar finding out that his girlfriend is dead when a monster drags her body to the abyss. After Asp crosses the DespairEventHorizon upon this discovery, the butterfly he gave her early in the video turns him into the very monster who killed her.
* FadingIntoTheNextSong
* HarshVocals: Occasionally
* IJustWantToHaveFriends: The narrator of "Biotopia" feels alone and waits for someone with whom he can bond.
* ItsPronouncedTroPAY: Despite the capital letters, the band name is pronounced as one word.
* JekyllAndHyde: The Black Butterfly.
* MythArc:
** ''Der Schwarze Schmetterling''
** ''Fremder-Zyklus''
* LyricalColdOpen: Occurs a lot:
** "So viel mehr"
** In ''Weltunter'':
*** "Stille der Nacht"
*** "Demon Love"
*** "Haesslich"
** "Requiem"
** "Ruecken an Ruecken"
* ObligatoryBondageSong: "Teach Me War"
* RapunzelHair: The trademark of long-time guest violinist [[http://ally-storch.com/ Almut "Ally" Storch]]. It can be admired in full glory on the ''Zaubererbruder'' live DVD.
* RecycledLyrics
* ReligionRantSong: "Ich bin ein wahrer Satan"
* ResistTheBeast: "Lykantropie" is about this.
* ScaryMusicianHarmlessMusic
* SelfBackingVocalist
* SelfEmpowermentAnthem: '''"Ich will brennen"'''
* ShoutOut: The ''Zaubererbruder'' album contains several shout-outs to the novel ''Literature/{{Krabat}}''.
* [[SpecialEdition Limited Special Vinyl Digipack Edition]]: Typical for Trisol, their record label.
* UnpluggedVersion

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