Arms of the Sun
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Below is our complete Arms of the Sun news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Arms of the Sun has announced Chris Ivey will be joining the the band as the replacement for Rex Brown. The band played its first show with Chris Ivey on Forth Worth, Texas last night. Arms of the Sun's Lance Harvill commented on the lineup change:
"After jamming with and listening to many different bass players from all over the country for the last eight months we are pleased to announce Chris Ivey as Arms Of the Sun's new bass player.
"His previous band, Early Pearl had just broken up a few months before so it was perfect timing. He's a killer player who gets our sound and does a great job of nailing Rex's parts from the album.
"We are really looking forward to getting in the studio with him to work on the new stuff for our second release in 2012. Ivey is an all around great musician and easy dude to get along with and we are stoked to have him onboard."
Arms of the Sun has posted a video clip online for the song "Dead Inside." You can check out the clip below, or pick up the band's new album when it drops tomorrow on July 19th, 2011.
You can also check out the album's artwork by navigating over to this location.
Lance Harvill of Arms of the Sun has issued the following announcement about the release of the band's debut album:
"After months of holding back our debut album, we are extremely excited and proud to announce the official release of the Arms of the Sun project. The record will be released July 19. The new website is live now, (here) and features pre-order discounts, a fan shirt-design contest, and more special announcements to come including our new bass player.
"We would like to thank everyone for their support and patience, and for all of the positive emails and feedback we have received about the music. We're really looking forward to getting out and playing the new album live and making some new friends."
The Arms of the Sun debut album artwork is also available for viewing after the jump. More...
Arms of the Sun previously announced the band's upcoming album would be released on March 29th, 2011. The Arms of the Sun Facebook page has now been updated with the following brief announcement about pushing back the release and posting the album artwork online:
"The new record is being held back a couple of weeks for legal approval from our affiliates, until then check out the album cover designed by Phil Padwe!"
You can also listen to Metalunderground.com's recent audio interview with front man Lance Harvill at this location.
Arms of the Sun, which features John Luke Hebert on drums, Lance Harvill on vocals, and Ben Bunker on guitar, has issued the following announcement about the release date for the band's upcoming album:
"We are stoked to announce that the debut Arms of the Sun album will be available worldwide Tuesday, March 29! This will include Digital Downloads, CD's, and Signed Limited Edition Vinyl Copies!"
Arms of the Sun also recently parted ways with Bassist Rex Brown of Down. You can check out the band's statement on the split here. Sample clips from the new album can also be heard through the band's Facebook page.
Bassist Rex Brown (Down) recently announced his departure from the new project Arms of the Sun. Vocalist Lance Harvill has now issued the following statement about Rex's departure:
"We have had a situation where we could never see eye to eye concerning the business and creative sides of the band. I love Rex as a friend but if I say it's red he sees it as blue. It doesn't make either of us right or wrong but the songs were written long before Rex ever joined this band, so not getting to make executive decisions over certain creative aspects of the band created a problem for me.
"It's understandable, you have the rockstar in the band who has earned his stripes and carries the attitude to go with it, and you have me as the maniacal writer, who can pretty much go with the flow about many things, but when it comes to the art and how it is made and sold I feel I should have somewhat of a say. We get along great as friends, but like I said before, we share two separate visions for where a band should go. Much love to him, his beautiful family, and his music endeavors."
Bassist Rex Brown (Down) has issued the following brief announcement about parting ways with Arms of the Sun:
"To all the friends & fans, I have left the Arms of the Sun project. I wish them well & Godspeed!!! Good luck brothers!!!"
A replacement bassist has not yet been announced. Arms of the Sun also features John Luke Hebert on drums, Lance Harvill on vocals and guitar, and Ben Bunker on guitar. The band recently completed work on thirteen tracks that were produced and mixed by Terry Date, and the new album's release date is to be announced soon.
Down has issued the following update about bassist Rex Brown starting a new project titled Arms of the Sun:
"Arms of the Sun, a project featuring Rex Brown on bass, John Luke Hebert on drums, Lance Harvill on vocals and guitar, and Ben Bunker on guitar, has completed work on thirteen tracks that were produced and mixed by Terry Date. The material is set for a late February release through Extreme Music, which provides class-A production music to all major networks and studios, ad agencies and production companies.
"Arms of the Sun recorded the music, written by Lance Harvill, late last year at Willie Nelson's Pedernales Recording Studio in Austin. The project is executive produced by Sir George Martin and Mark Ross for the Grandmaster Series, which celebrates four of the world's top producers spanning from the '60s through the '90s, including Sir George himself, Terry Date, Jack Douglas, and Hugh Padgham."