As previously announced, Virginia-based melodic tech death metal masters ARSIS will be touring as part of the “Frets of Fury Tour” this October with FIREWIND, WHITE WIZARD and NIGHTRAGE. The band will be playing brand new never-heard-before material on the tour, but guitarist/vocalist Jim Malone will not be joining them on the run. Commented Malone:
“Due to professional and personal commitments I am unable to tour with ARSIS at this time. For the upcoming tour with FIREWIND, rather than drop off the tour entirely, we’ve decided to hire live musicians, some of whom have long been associated with my band. I have given Nick and Noah my blessing and am certain the lineup will be great. My sincerest apologies to anyone who is annoyed or disappointed by my absence. Please go and support ARSIS and check out some of our new songs, which they will be playing every night!”
Check out this video statement from guitarist Nick Cordle that includes pre-production demos of brand new songs here http://www.youtube.com/watch?
ARSIS w/ LOCAL BANDS
10/06/11 Tremont Music Hall @ The Casbah – Charlotte, NC
10/08/11 Propaganda – Lake Worth, FL
FIREWIND, ARSIS, WHITE WIZZARD, NIGHTRAGE
10/09/11 The State Theater – St Petersburg, FL BUY TICKETS
10/10/11 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/11/11 Jaxx – Springfield, VA BUY TICKETS
10/12/11 Gramercy Theater – New York, NY BUY TICKETS
10/13/11 Wally’s – Hampton, NH BUY TICKETS
10/14/11 Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC – CANADA
10/19/11 Station 4 – St Paul, MN BUY TICKETS
10/20/11 The Osborne Village Inn – Winnipeg, MB – CANADA BUY TICKETS
10/21/11 Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB – CANADA BUY TICKETS
10/22/11 Duffers – Kelowna, BC – CANADA
10/23/11 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC – CANADA BUY TICKETS
10/24/11 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA BUY TICKETS
10/25/11 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
10/26/11 Slim’s – San Francisco, CA BUY TICKETS
10/27/11 Whisky A Go Go – Hollywood, CA BUY TICKETS
ARSIS w/ LOCAL BANDS
10/28/11 The Underground – Mesa, AZ
10/29/11 Juggernaut – Gallup, NM
10/30/11 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
11/01/11 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
11/02/11 The Mad Hatter – Covington, KY
ARSIS, recently released a demo of a brand new song can also be heard here.
Starve For The Devil was released in North America on February 9th and debuted at No. 13 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
The video clip for the ARSIS song “Forced To Rock” can be viewed on YouTube.