ASP is a Gothic Rock band from [[UsefulNotes/{{Germany}} Frankfurt am Main]].

'''Current Members''':
* Alexander "Asp" Frank Spreng – Vocals, Programming
* Lutz Demmler - Guitars, Keyboard, E-Bass, [[BizarreInstrument Mandolin]]
* Sören Jordan - Lead Guitar
* Andreas "Tossi" Gross - E-Bass
* Stefan Günther - 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".
* BookEnds: ''Requiembryo'' begins and ends with "Offährte".
* BreakupSong: "Und wir tanzten," among others.
* ButterflyOfDeathAndRebirth
* ConceptAlbum: All of them.
* DarkIsNotEvil: A recurring 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.
* LyricalColdOpen; Occurs a lot:
** "So viel mehr."
** In ''Weltunter'':
*** "Stille der Nacht", "Demon Love" and "Hässlich"
** In ''Requiembryo'':
*** "Requiem"
** In ''fremd'':
*** "Rücken an Rücken"
* MadnessMantra: "Coming Home" has nigh unto endless repetitions of "The tile the tile the tile the tiles the tiles."
* MythArc:
** ''Der schwarze Schmetterling''
** ''Fremder-Zyklus''
* 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: Happens occasionally. "Wechselbalg" for example uses lines from "So viel mehr".
* ReligionRantSong: "Ich bin ein wahrer Satan."
* ResistTheBeast: "Lykantropie" is about this.
* ScaryMusicianHarmlessMusic: ASP is far from vanilla, but not as dark as ASPs appearance either.
* SelfBackingVocalist
* SelfEmpowermentAnthem: '''"Ich will brennen"'''.
* SpecialEdition: Typical for Trisol, their record label. Expect every CD to come out in at least half a dozen fancy digipack vinyl bookcase whatever editions.
* UnpluggedVersion: Their popular acoustic versions recently got outsourced into their own project, ASPs Von Zaubererbrüdern.
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