April 29, 2008

FEAR FACTORY's Christian Olde Wolbers will produce the vocals, alongside Markus Johansson, on the debut album from ASYLUM, the Illinois-based project featuring Markus Johansson (lead vocals, lead guitar) and Johnny Rox (bass guitar). In addition, ZIMMERS HOLE vocalist "The Heathen" will record guest vocals on the bonus track, a cover of VAN HALEN's "Get Up". Also contributing to the CD are Kevin Talley (DAATH, ex-CHIMAIRA, DYING FETUS, MISERY INDEX),Gene Hoglan (DETHKLOK, ZIMMERS HOLE, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD),Larry Tarnowski (ex-ICED EARTH),David Shankle (MANOWAR, DSG),Andy LaRocque (KING DIAMOND),Michael Angelo Batio (NITRO, MAB) and Roland Grapow (HELLOWEEN, MASTERPLAN).

Accompanied by Talley and Tarnowski, Johansson and Rox began recording the debut ASYLUM album in May 2006. By October of 2006, Gene Hoglan made a guest appearance, ripping up the drums on the "Get Up" cover. Brendon Small of DETHKLOK and "Metalocalypse" fame also contributed a guest guitar solo to the same song.

ASYLUM's debut album is being engineered by Grammy nominee Bob "Doc" Pucci. In addition, the CD will be mixed by Grammy nominee Ulrich Wild, best known for his mixing/engineering work with PANTERA and WHITE ZOMBIE. The CD will be mastered by Tom Baker, who has worked with bands like NINE INCH NAILS, MARILYN MANSON, MTLEY CRE, WHITE ZOMBIE and VELVET REVOLVER.

ASYLUM is currently unsigned and looking for label representation.

For more information, visit www.myspace.com/officialasylum.

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