Arsis posted an update on their new album, Unwelcome, which is almost finished being mixed. The album, which was produced by Mark Lewis (DevilDriver, Whitechapel), apparently is supposed to sound unpolished, which makes sense given the crusty-as-fuck album art. Here is what the band said on their Facebook page: (more…)
Arsis have been hard at work recording the follow up to their 2010 release Starve For The Devil. Metal Injection first broke the news back in June with some quick quotes from founding member and current guitarist and vocalist James Malone. James gave us some insight to how the album was coming along and also mentioned that the band had also started to work on the album artwork and title for the upcoming release. Well wait no more, as we now have confirmation as to the name of the upcoming album as well as a preview of the artwork!
It's the kickoff to the work week, and I'm still hung over from my weekend adventures. Here are some new jams:
First up, check out Periphery drummer Matt Halpern jamming out in a new video of him jammin' out in preparation for the band's kickoff at Summer Slaughter. (more…)
I'm still really sore from Orion, but that isn't stopping me from checking out all new music that popped up over the weekend. Check out new tracks from Baroness, Vision of Disorder, Arsis and Thy Will Be Done.
There aren't too many death metal bands that excite me anymore, to be completely honest with you, but Arsis is one of the few whose releases I look forward to. News has popped up online, via The Gauntlet, that the band has entered the studio to work on their fifth album. The new album, which doesn't have a name yet, should be released sometime during the fall of this year. The record is being tracked at Audiohammer Studios in Florida with Mark Lewis, who has produced Deicide, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Six Feet Under among others. (more…)
You can never know what's going on with Arsis. Heck, main man James Malone sorta quit the band a few months ago, when he opted not to hit the road with the band, but things are all fine and peachy for Malone now, who is writing new material. Things weren't peachy for drummer Mike Van Dyne, who quit the band last week. Fear not, Arsis fans. The band have found a suitable replacement, one of their touring drummers… Shawn Priest. (more…)
A/V Roundup: New music from CATTLE DECAPITATION, ARSIS, JOB FOR A COWBOY; STEEL PANTHER Roast ZAKK WYLDE
It's Tuesday morning and I'm still personally recovering from a crazy week at SXSW. Yesterday was a ton of e-mail answering and catching up and today hopefully things will slowly be restored to normal. Thankfully, while I was gone there has been a ton of awesome new music out there. Let's begin, shall we?
Well, I'm officially excited for the new Cattle Decapitation album. Holy crap, this new track, "A Living, Breathing Piece of Defecating Meat" is phenomenal, in content and song titling. I love LOVE LOVE the vocals that Travis Ryan is experimenting with on this track. Ryan is definitely one of the most underrated frontmen in extreme metal, as he has great range. We'll be able to hear that range out in full force when the band's new album, Monolith of Inhumanity, comes out May 8th. (more…)
By now you've heard that James Malone is sitting out of Arsis' upcoming tour supporting Firewind. Well, now the band has announced the replacements for Malone: Mike Parks will be filling in on vocals, a role he's played in the past when Malone was unable to perform. Relative unknown Brandon Ellis will be filling in on guitars. Here is the full statement from the band, along with a video of Ellis' chops: (more…)
Gus G. is taking a break from his lead guitar duties for the Ozzy Osbourne band to hit the road with his personal love, Firewind. The Greek metal machine will be taking out two very suitable openers on the road with them in Arsis and Nightrage. If you're a fan of shred, this is clearly the tour for you. You will have to wait a bit as the tour kicks off in October. Here are the dates: (more…)
Two bands who sound very very different, but both of whom I really appreciate released some demos recently, and they are Arsis and the Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza. Let's take a listen, shall we? (more…)
by: Frank Godla
SO STOKED! If you're not familiar with Willowtip Records you should be ashamed of yourself, kick your own ass, then stop fucking around on this website and visit their site immediately. They're responsible for some of the decades best and most memorable bands such as Necrophagist, Gorod, Dim Mak, Rotten Sound, Capharnaum, Crotchduster, Arsis, As Eden Burns, Alarum, Leng Tch'e, Magrudegrind, Psycroptic, Odious Mortem, Ulcerate, and Spawn of Possession. Needless to say Willowtip Records despite being a small label, is ever consistent with the quality of product they release. It is for this reason I never question a new signee and usually put their promos at the top of my listening list when received.
Now that you're just as stoked as I am about what this label is capable of releasing, I'm here to inform you they have just announced a slew of new releases due in early 2011. (more…)
We are very excited to be one of the presenting sponsors on this winter's Arsis headlining tour with Powerglove and Conducting The Grave. Arsis is a band that we have always creamed our pants over and we've written in the past about how fun Powerglove is live. We have yet to see Conducting the Grave live, but they seem like they could be a fun live act. It's a bummer this tour doesn't have a New York City date announced, otherwise I'd be there in a heart beat. Here are the dates that have been announced: (more…)
I guess some people really can't stand weed! According to a fan report sumbitted to MetalSucks (now former) Arsis bassist Nathanial Carter quit the band in the last few days because he "smelled pot on the bus and got all pissed off." Allegedly, Carter got so pissed that he pulled out his phone and threatened to call the cops. Woah! Chill out, man. We're all just trying to have a good time here.
Naturally, the band wasn't having this and the dude had to pack his bags and go. But, fear not, Arsis fans! The band already has a replacement! (more…)
By Ben Apatoff
SON OF AURELIUS' label debut, The Farthest Reaches, is already one of the most gushed-about death metal records of the year. The California quintet is reaping in comparisons to THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER for their jaw-dropping musicianship and Swedish death metal influence, and Hot Topic has already caught on enough to stock The Farthest Reaches. But cleared of all hype, Son of Aurelius have made a strong mark on the American metal scene that, if not putting them in a league with ARSIS or THE FACELESS, captures them on their way there. (more…)
Talk about a stacked lineup! Save your money, kiddies, this is a tour not to miss. Dying Fetus will be taking out Arsis, Misery Index and Conducting the Grave for a killer bill hitting a town near you. While I have never seen Conducting the Grave live, all the other bands kill live. Dying Fetus is of course a band we here at the Metal Injection studios hold very closely to our heart, as Praise the Lord was the intro music for our early shows and a sample of which is still used in our "Exclusive" segments. Misery Index, a band which features 2/4ths of the original DF lineup, is another band that we have seen countless times and that no matter the venue, always absolutely crush live. I can't wait to hear some of the new material live. They may be one of the most underrated bands in metal right now. Arsis of course always brings the shred, as James Malone is a sight to be seen, especially if he's wielding around that pink guitar. Here is the full itinerary: (more…)