Virginia-based melodic tech-death metal masters, ARSIS, have announced Unwelcome as the title of their upcoming fifth full-length album. The follow up to their 2010 release Starve for the Devil, will be released on April 30, 2013 in North America via Nuclear Blast records.
“At this point ARSIS has more than a few releases in our catalogue and we are about to have one more, Unwelcome,” commented founder and lead guitarist/vocalist James Malone. “Of all the albums we have done, Unwelcome is an album that I wanted to define the band’s sound. We were all focused for the writing and recording and the end product reflects this. Get ready for Unwelcome to see the light of day on April 30th through Nuclear Blast USA and for ARSIS to be destroying the new material live throughout May with HYPOCRISY, KRISIUN, and ABORTED!!!”
“We’re excited to be back out on the road after spending down-time rebuilding the band and recording both Unwelcome and Leper’s Caress,” added bassist Noah Martin. “Down to the artwork, Unwelcome is by far the most raw and brutal album ARSIS has released with Nuclear Blast. Upon its release, we look forward to a very busy 2013 touring season, seeing all our old friends and making new ones. If Canadian fans want to bring some homemade poutine to a show, I would be forever indebted to you.”
Unwelcome was tracked at Audiohammer Studios in FL with producer Mark Lewis (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, DEICIDE, SIX FEET UNDER). The follow up to their 2010 release Starve For The Devil is tentatively scheduled for a first quarter of 2013 release via Nuclear Blast.
Fans can hear the debut of new guitarist Brandon Ellis and drummer/longtime session member Shawn Priest on the SCION A/V Leper’s Caress EP, which can be downloaded for free here http://www.scionav.com/
The video clip for the ARSIS song “Carve My Cross”, taken from the same EP, can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Starve For The Devil was released in North America on February 9th 2010 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.
HYPOCRISY, KRISIUN, ABORTED, ARSIS
5/01/13 The Gramercy – New York, NY *
5/02/13 Palace – Stafford, CT *
5/03/13 Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC *
5/05/13 The Foundry – Cleveland, OH *
5/04/13 WreckRoom – Toronto, ON *
5/06/13 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL *
5/07/13 Station 4 – St. Paul, MN *
5/08/13 The Zoo – Winnipeg, MB *
5/09/13 The Exchange – Regina, SK *
5/10/13 Pawn Shop – Edmonton, AB *
5/11/13 Republik – Calgary, AB *
5/13/13 Rickshaw Theater – Vancouver, BC *
5/14/13 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA **
5/16/13 Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA **
5/17/13 The Vex – Los Angeles, CA **
5/18/13 Joe’s Grotto – Tempe, AZ **
5/20/13 Trees – Dallas, TX **
5/21/13 Korova – San Antonio, TX **
**with AUTUMN’S END
James Malone – Guitars/Vocals
Noah Martin – Bass
Shawn Priest – Drums
Brandon Ellis – Guitar