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Arsis Comments On Upcoming Tour

Virginia-based metal act Arsis has announced the band will be performing the 12 minute title track from "A Diamond For Disease" in its entirely during upcoming tour dates. Bocalist/guitarist Jim Malone commented:

"We have been scheming among ourselves for quite a while about this, and now it's finally going to happen. We rehearsed the full version of ‘A Diamond For Disease’ last week and it came together even better than we had hoped! It needed the right tour and the right point in the life of the band, and we would not do it at all unless it was perfect. We're finally there. So everybody who's been asking us to play the entire thing every night for years and years... you finally get your (poisonous) medicine this December!"

The upcoming "A Tour for the Sick" shows, which also include Conducting from the Grave and Powerglove, are as follows:

12/01/10 Championship Bar & Grill – Trenton, NJ
12/02/10 Evening Star Music Hall – Niagara Falls, NY
12/03/10 Pirates Cove – Cleveland, OH
12/04/10 I Rock – Detroit, MI
12/05/10 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
12/07/10 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
12/08/10 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
12/09/10 The Venue – Boise, ID
12/10/10 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
12/11/10 Branx (Loveland) – Portland, OR
12/12/10 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
12/13/10 The Whisky – Hollywood, CA
12/14/10 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
12/15/10 El Cien – Amarillo, TX
12/16/10 The Marquee Theatre – Tulsa, OK
12/18/10 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA

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Nuclear Blast Bands Added To Rock Band 3 Roster

Nuclear Blast has issued the following update about Arsis, Death Angel, Exodus, Meshuggah, and Testament songs becoming available for download on the Rock Band Network for the newly released Rock Band 3 video game:

"Nuclear Blast Records is proud to announce that tracks from TESTAMENT, MESHUGGAH, ARSIS, DEATH ANGEL, and EXODUS are now playable within the newly released Rock Band 3! Songs are available now via the Rock Band Network and on sale to the public at this location. Soon to be added will be DIMMU BORGIR, SOILWORK, KATAKLYSM, and many more! Metal fans are encouraged to submit artist & song requests for Rock Band here.

"Featuring an incredible 83-song set list and access to far more music than any other music game - as well as innovative new gameplay modes and instruments - Rock Band 3 will change the way fans think about and play music games. This next iteration in the Rock Band platform has something new for everyone and also supports traditional Rock Band gameplay with players’ existing instruments.

"Most importantly, though, Rock Band 3 supports the library of existing Rock Band Downloadable content, including Rock Band Network tracks like those from Nuclear Blast Records. Players can find tracks in the Rock Band 3 Music Store, available now. Click here to purchase Nuclear Blast artist tunes for Rock Band!"

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Arsis Announces U.S. Tour

Virginia's Arsis has announced a run headlining U.S. tour dates in December. "A Tour for the Sick" is presented by MetalInjection.net and will include Powerglove and Conducting From The Grave. Arsis vocalist/guitarist Jim Malone commented:

"What does a band that is notorious for canceling tours, video game induced tendinitis, and a Noah Martin look-a-like all have in common? If you have spent the better part of your existence trying to play 16th triplet arpeggios at 250 bpm you will probably be overcome with joy (or something) to hear that we (meaning Arsis dudes), Powerglove, and Conducting From The Grave are teaming up for a US tour this December. We are beyond stoked for our first headlining tour in support of Starve for the Devil and hope to see you at one (or more) of the tour dates. We promise to 'turn up the hell' on this one and make your weekend (or week night) one that is 'rock hard' and metalificated."

The currently announced dates are as follows:

12/01/10 Championship Bar & Grill – Trenton, NJ
12/02/10 Evening Star Music Hall – Niagara Falls, NY
12/03/10 Pirates Cove – Cleveland, OH
12/04/10 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
12/05/10 Reggie’s Rock Club – Chicago, IL
12/07/10 Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
12/08/10 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
12/09/10 The Venue – Boise, ID
12/10/10 Studio 7 – Seattle, WA
12/11/10 Branx (Loveland) – Portland, OR
12/12/10 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
12/13/10 The Whisky – Hollywood, CA
12/14/10 The Clubhouse – Tempe, AZ
12/15/10 Club Khaos – Amarillo, TX
12/16/10 The Marquee Theatre – Tulsa, OK
12/18/10 Jaxx – W. Springfield, VA

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Misery Index Announces More European Shows

Misery Index has announced a four-week headlining European tour starting on November 1st in the Netherlands. Co-headlining this run is Sweden's Grave and support will come from Arsis, The Last Felony, and The Rotted. A listing of confirmed tour dates and cities can be found below with more to be announced soon.

These European dates immediately follow Misery Index's North American tour with Montreal's Despised Icon that kicks off next month. The tour also includes Misery Index label-mates Revocation during the U.S. leg and The Last Felony joining in for the Canadian run.

Misery Index is touring in support of the album "Heirs To Thievery," which is currently streaming in its entirety here. More...

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Rock Band Uploads New Metal Tracks This Week

As the end of the week swiftly approaches the average metal head may find himself wondering what's going to jam out to this weekend. Look no further intrepid masher of plastic guitar buttons, for the Rock Band Network has new metal tracks available. This week the Xbox 360 is actually lagging behind the PS3 in terms of metal, with new songs from Evile and Asking Alexendria. On August 10th the PS3 will see new releases from The Project Hate, Arsis, Dance Gavin Dance, and Steve Vai. The complete list of new songs added to the Rock Band Network, including the non-metal tracks, is as follows:

Hugh Cornwell - "Wrong Side of the Tracks"
We the Kings - "Anna Maria (All We Need)"
We the Kings - "Rain Falls Down"
We the Kings - "Spin"
We the Kings - "What You Do To Me"
We the Kings - "Summer Love"
Evile - "Genocide"
Loren Dircks - "I Hope You're Happy"
Lightwires - "Magician"
Robotmakers - "Building a Robot"
Sleater-Kinney - "Entertain"
Asking Alexandria - "Hey There Mr. Brooks"
Band of Horses - "The Great Salt Lake" More...

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Nuclear Blast Artists Now Available On Rockband

Nuclear Blast Records have announced their official launch of its Rockband Network for all Rockband X-Box 360 network users. Music from Bay Area thrash bands Testament, Death Angel and Exodus, Virginia based melodic tech-deathers Arsis, and progressive metal titans Meshuggah, can now be purchased for game play. More artists and songs from Nuclear Blast Records are to be made available in the near future.

Currently available tracks include:
Testament - “Henchmen Ride”
Meshuggah - “Bleed”
Arsis - “We Are The Nightmare”
Death Angel - “Dethroned”
Exodus - "Riot Act"

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Just For Fun

Bands Explain Where Babies Comes From

A video clip has been posted online with Carnifex, Arsis, Misery Index, Fear Factory, and Revocation all trying to explain exactly where babies come from during the California Metal Fest. The footage can be viewed below.

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Arsis Re-joined By Former Bassist

Bassist Noah Martin, who announced his departure from Virginia’s melodic/technical death metal band Arsis in September 2008, has now announced his return to the band’s line-up. The band was on the “Facemelter Tour” with Dying Fetus, Misery Index, Annotations Of An Autopsy, and Conducting From The Grave when bassist Nathaniel Carter abruptly left. Arsis has now released the following official statement:

“So it's true that we have been playing as a three piece for a few gigs. Nat is out and if you want the real story come to a show and ask us, because trust me, that is much more fun and potentially colorful than reading it in an officially sanctioned and sanitized press statement. But this is a problem of very small gravity because we are inevitable and by the time the clock strikes midnight tonight we will be rejoined by our very dear friend and long-missed colleague ... (insert drum roll here) ... the immortal Noah Martin is back in our traveling circle of insanity! We will be turning the hell up to 11 in New Mexico tonight!”

Martin added: “Since leaving Arsis, I've been back in Virginia, finishing up my bachelor's degree. I'm still enrolled in college, so I'm kinda in the same boat as Mike [Van Dyne, drummer] as far as playing live goes. It's tough to stay away from what you love and know so well. For me, making music with James Malone means listening to obscure ‘80s metal, staying in seedy hotels, peeing in wrecked trailers, playing with Dutchstep, and singing like King Diamond. It feels good to be back in the fold, to make music with my friends. Good times.”

You can still catch Arsis live on the following dates: More...

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Arsis Posts Guitar Lesson Video

Virginia-based melodic tech death metal act Arsis has uploaded a video guitar lesson with guitarist/vocalist Jim Malone. The video clip can be viewed below.

You can also catch Arsis live on the following dates: More...

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Arsis Comments On Tour With Dying Fetus

Virginia based metallers Arsis have announced they will be supporting Dying Fetus on their upcoming “Facemelter Tour” this May/June. The other bands on the bill are Misery Index, Annotations of an Autopsy, and Conducting from the Grave. Arsis issued the following statement about the tour:

“Well this tour should be just a little bit intense! We're taking bets on how many babies die on the bus this time out. Odds are we reach triple digits this time. We have to maintain thematic unity in this music, you know. Looking forward to getting to some areas of the US we haven't been to in a while, visiting friends, causing injuries (hopefully not to ourselves), and all that. See you soon!”

The dates are as follows:

05/06/10 Sonar - Baltimore, MD
05/07/10 Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC
05/08/10 Brass Mug - Tampa, FL
05/09/10 The High Ground - New Orleans, LA
05/10/10 Wired Live - Houston, TX
05/11/10 Emo’s - Austin, TX CANNIBAL CORPSE
05/12/10 Ridglea Theatre - Ft. Worth, TX
05/13/10 The Compound - Albuquerque, NM
05/14/10 UB's - Mesa, AZ
05/15/10 The Fox Theater - Pomona, CA ç CALIFORNIA METALFEST
05/16/10 Modesto Virtual - Modesto, CA
05/17/10 Bend Event Center - Bend, OR
05/18/10 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
05/19/10 Rickshaw Theatre - Vancouver, BC
05/21/10 Marquis Theatre - Denver, CO
05/22/10 House of Bricks - Des Moines, IA
05/23/10 The Rave - Milwaukee, WI ç MIDWEST FUCKFEST
05/24/10 The Rock - Minneapolis, MN
05/26/10 Clearwater Theatre - West Dundee, IL
05/27/10 Phoenix Hill Tavern - Louisville, KY
05/28/10 Emerson Theatre - Indianapolis, IN
05/29/10 Harpos - Detroit, MI
05/30/10 Chubby Pickle - Windsor, ON - CANADA
05/31/10 Mod Club - Toronto, ON - CANADA
06/01/10 Imperial - Quebec City, QC - CANADA
06/02/10 Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC - CANADA
06/03/10 Rockos - Manchester, NH
06/04/10 Peabody's - Cleveland, OH
06/05/10 Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
06/06/10 Crazy Donkey - Long Island, NY

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Brutal Assault Festival Confirms Two More Bands

The organisers of the Czech Republics Brutal Assault festival has announced two more bands for this years edition of the event. New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front will now be performing at the festival, along with other new confirmation, Swedish black metal artists Watain. The festival takes place in the town of Josefov from August 12th-14th.

The lineup is now as follows: More...

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Death Angel Announces Two Free Shows

San Francisco Bay Area thrash act Death Angel and melodic tech-deathsters Arsis will be playing two free all ages shows this April presented by Scion. In order to attend make sure you RSVP at this location. Space is limited and based on a first come first serve basis. The details of the shows are as follows:

4/13 The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
4/14 The Roxy – Hollywood, CA

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Nuclear Blast Posts Free Spring 2010 Sampler

Nuclear Blast and Amazon.com have teamed up to provide metalheads everywhere in the U.S.A. with the “Sinister Spring Sampler” featuring the following eleven bands and tracks from the label’s roster:

EXODUS, “The Hammer And Life” (demo)
ELUVEITIE, “Thousandfold”
ARSIS, “Beyond Forlorn”
MNEMIC, “Sons Of The System”
NILE, “Permitting The Noble Dead To Descend To The Underworld”
EPICA, “Resign To Surrender”
THREAT SIGNAL, “Through My Eyes”
SONATA ARCTICA, “Flag In The Ground”
AUGURY, “Faith Puppeteers”
HYPOCRISY, “Hang Him High”

All tracks are in MP3 format and compatible with MP3 players (including the iPod), iTunes, and Windows Media Player. Download all tracks from the Amazon free sampler at this location.

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Arsis Confirmed For California Metal Fest

Arsis is the latest act to be confirmed for the upcoming 2010 edition of the California Metal Festival, which takes place from May 15th - 16th in Pomona. More info about the festival can be found at this location. Other confirmed bands on the roster include Bleeding Through, Fear Factory, Job For A Cowboy, Whitechapel, Dying Fetus, Decrepit Birth, Cattle Decapitation, Misery Index, Annotations of an Autopsy, and Gaza.

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Arsis Issues Arch Enemy and Exodus Tour Recap

Virginia based melodic tech death metal band ARSIS has issued the following update regarding their recently completed tour with ARCH ENEMY, EXODUS and MUTINY WITHIN:

“So we are finally home from probably the best tour we have ever been on and we’re all ready to go again! Actually, if we could just rewind and do this one over again minus the van break-ins, extracurricular head injuries, and a couple really unfortunate meals (with consequences), it would be basically perfect. We owe enormous thanks to certain people for heroic acts on this tour. To our friends in ARCH ENEMY and EXODUS: hopefully our paths will cross again very soon! Let the metal flow like lava!”

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Arch Enemy Conquers Philadelphia

For the first time in almost two years, Arch Enemy made their way to the United States to cause devastation using blistering melodic death metal. Touring in support of “The Root Of All Evil,” which included re-recorded Arch Enemy songs from the band’s first three albums, the band made their presence known at the Theatre Of Living Arts in Philadelphia on January 21st. The “Tyrants of Evil” tour was a monstrous package that not only included Arch Enemy, but up-and-comers Mutiny Within, technical death metal shredders Arsis and legendary thrashers Exodus. The show was strong from start to finish, and the audience that packed into the intimate venue ranged from respectful to outright ruthless at times. More...

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Arsis Posts "Forced To Rock" Music Video

Virginia based melodic technical death metallers Arsis have posted a new video clip for the song "Forced To Rock," which can be viewed below. The track comes from their upcoming record "Starve For The Devil," set for release on Nuclear Blast Records on February 5th (Europe) and February 9th (N. America) 2010.

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Arsis Posts New Song, "Forced To Rock," Online

Virginia tech melodic death metal band ARSIS has just uploaded another brand new song to their MySpace profile. The song, "Forced To Rock," comes off the bands new album, entitled "Starve For The Devil," which is due on February 5, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Mainman James Malone comments, "'How can I better the world?' This is the question that I asked myself when writing 'Forced to rock.' I eventually came to the conclusion that the death metal world needed an anthem. Sure, it may not be the cure for cancer, but it is fun and fun is something that I feel is lacking in a lot of the music out there today. It's music, it's not saving lives; there is no reason to be serious 100% of the time. Tongue in cheek or foot in mouth; I am probably not the proper authority to comment on the matter."

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Exodus Announces Michigan Show with Arsis

San Francisco thrash metal band Exodus has issued the following update regarding an upcoming Michigan show:

"We know you fans in Michigan have gone awhile without an Exodus show, so we're bringing the lunatic parade to Flint MI for a headline show on Thursday Jan 28 at The Machine Shop (3539 South Dort Highway Flint, MI 48501) along with Arsis and Mutiny Within. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.etix.com or at the venue. Doors @ 7 pm. 18+ show."

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Arsis Shooting New Music Video

Virginia based technical melodic death metallers Arsis have announced the shooting of the first video for their upcoming album "Starve For The Devil."

Commented the band:

"This month we willing be filming a video for 'Forced To Rock.' The video will be produced and directed by metal video impresarios My Good Eye productions (you may be familiar with their work with such bands as The Red Chord, Goatwhore, The Black Dahlia Murder etc.). The filming will take place in New York; the video for the last album was shot in West Virginia and I really don't feel like being chased by dogs or falling through any floors this time. Our goal with this video and new album is to remind metal fans (and possibly ourselves) why we have metal and music in general is our lives. While we wanted to make a serious artistic statement we also just wanted to have fun. In the name of Satan, we are forced to rock!"

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