Former HOLLENTHON Bassist Explains Departure

Former HOLLENTHON bassist Gregor Marboe has released the following statement regarding his departure from the group:

"It is obviously always hard to take certain decisions. After having been part of HOLLENTHON for two and a half years, I needed to take this very step and call it quits. Considering the fact that before HOLLENTHON was revived I played together with Martin [Schirenc; guitar/vocals] in PUNGENT STENCH makes it an even longer period of collaboration. This, of course, does not make any decision easier.

"Primarily I cannot satisfy the band's time requirements at the moment because of personal reasons. Besides, I felt the growing urge to move on as a creative being and re-focus on my own creativity. Thus, it was about time to turn the page in my musical life and face a new chapter.

"As for HOLLENTHON, I wish the guys the best for their future!

"As for me, I had the opportunity to play some excellent shows, meet great people and make some good friends all around the place.

"I will meet you guys again and I hope to be rocking out where ever my further musical life is going to take me. That may possibly be the only thing to promise — my musical life definitely is not over!"

HOLLENTHON 's new bassist is a man named Max. The band said, "We played the first show with [Max] at the Ragnarök festival [which was held April 30 - May 1, 2010 at Ostbayernhalle in Rieden/Kreuth, Germany]. It was a great show and he did it very well!"

HOLLENTHON's latest EP, "Tyrants and Wraiths", came out last fall.The CD featured four new tracks and two live videos from the 2008 Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium.

HOLLENTHON's most recent album, "Opus Magnum", was released in June 2008 via the Austrian record label Napalm Records. The CD featured eight songs and a cover version, plus a video.

HOLLENTHON issued two critically acclaimed albums a decade ago — "Domus Mundi" (1999) and "With Vilest Of Worms To Dwell" (2001).

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