April 24, 2008
ASSASSIN have added a new bass player to their line-up. His name is Michael Hambloch and he will replace Ufo Walter. The band has already started rehearsals for their upcoming tour of South America in June. Michael was recommended by Ufo and plays for the bands HUHNERFRIEDHOF and RIOT ACT. After the tour ASSASSIN will start recording the new album. Musically they have announced a return to their 80s old school Thrash Metal roots. At this point of time it’s not sure yet whether the new CD will be self-released or a label’s release.
Angelo Espino, whose work in Thrash Metal includes Hirax, Reverend (w/ David Wayne), Dissinter, Uncle Slam, Once Dead, Vermin, LSN and many others has officially joined the ranks of ANGER AS ART. The band released the following statement: "This was a coup for us to get someone of his caliber. We knew that a change was going to happen with Javier. However the timetable was moved up very rapidly in March. It came to our attention that Angelo was available and interested, so we made him an offer. Angelo and Dave played together in what we thought was Hirax’s best lineup so they have that rhythm section vibe already in place, and it really shows when we play live. We wish Javier the best, and we part as friends and family." Espino’s first shows with Anger As Art were at Seattle Metal Fest on April 5, and also in support of Testament and label mates LÄÄz Rockit in Southern California. For the Southern California dates, Anger As Art contracted Medal Media Productions to shoot a concert video which should see an early summer release. More information forthcoming. Anger As Art plan to enter the studio to begin work on album # 3 (as of yet untitled) in September or October after additional appearances in the USA and Europe this summer. In additional news, Anger As Art lead guitarist William Rustrum has been welcomed into the family of artists using SFARZO strings. "He loves them! Write to him, and let him explain why!" Additional band info can be found at www.myspace.com/angerasart