June 11, 2009

GOREAPHOBIA will be replacing PATHOLOGY on this summer’s "Slaves To Society" U.S. tour featuring MASTER and DREAMING DEAD. This trek across the States is the band’s first in over 17 years. Guitarist Alex Bouks offers these words in regards to what promises to be the summer of brutality: "We are excited to unleash our Dark Metal magick across the U.S. after all these years.The tour will coincide with the release our new record "Mortal Repulsion". We will be showcasing our brand of dark, blackened Heavy Metal. Jim, Chris and myself are looking forward to see all you Metal tyrants on the road." "Mortal Repulsion" will be available in stores and through Ibex Moon Records on August 18th. www.myspace.com/goreaphobia

Ibex Moon Records will be licensing ASPHYX‘s "Death… The Brutal Way" from Century Media Records Germany for distribution in the United States. It will be released on September 1, 2009. Vocalist Martin Van Drunen and bassist / vocalist Wannes Gubbels issued this joint statement about the U.S. distribution deal: "We as ASPHYX are very pleased we’ve found such a dedicated label in Ibex Moon is to distribute our latest release in the USA. From personal experiences in the past we know John McEntee is sworn to the cause of Death Metal the brutal way and thus will do all in his power to make this release and the band as successful as possible. A release like "Death… The Brutal Way" is meant to be brought out by a label that we are absolutely certain will put heart, soul, blood, bones, and core behind the matter. Under the Ibex Moon we march!" The first 1,000 copies of the album will be released as a limited-edition with additional slipcase packaging and a bonus DVD featuring the band’s entire, unforgettable reunion show from 2007’s Party.San Festival in Bad Berka, Germany. www.myspace.com/officialasphyx

Long time ASSASSIN member Frank Nellen has left the band due to private reasons and has been replaced by Bjoern Sonermann (WICKED KEMAO and more). The new bassplayer is Joachim Kremer who already played in many different projects before (SKINNY BOLD etc.). The band is busy finishing songs for the next album and currently searching for a new record label. www.myspace.com/assassinthrashmetal

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