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Arsis Prepares For Thrash And Burn Tour, Announces New Drummer

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Determined to complete a tour with no car accidents, illnesses, or other distressing turmoil and ready to brave the road once again for the upcoming Thrash And Burn Tour, ARSIS bassist Noah Martin checks in to bring us up-to-date on tour preparations and the band’s newest addition:

“We’re really pumped about this tour. I don’t think there’s anything that will prevent us from finishing it. [Lead singer/guitarist] Jim [Malone]’s over his pneumonia. He’s been working out and running, and he feels better than ever. We even have new management that’s helping us move forward. They’re AMAZING. Hopefully our tour laminates will come with a lucky rabbit’s foot! [laughter] Right now we’re going over to [Anthrax singer] Dan Nelson’s place to rehearse for about three days before the Thrash And Burn tour starts. Our new drummer is Shawn Priest from Idaho. All the best drummers are coming outta nowhere from the Midwest! We screened him through his video on YouTube, and when we hooked up, he learned ‘We Are The Nightmare’ in a day and a half. We’re REALLY excited about this. We’re gonna have new drum parts in our songs off the new album. It’s gonna be WAY thrashier, more in-your-face. ‘Servants To The Night’ has been added to the set list because of Shawn. We’d like to keep him on as full-time, so we’ll see how he does on this tour. His flight to New York got delayed and he had to sleep in the airport, but he took it like a champ, so he’ll fit right in, putting up with a bunch of bullshit right from the start! [laughter] We’ll see if we can get him to drink boxed wine. First post on Blabbermouth gets a free beer at one of our shows!”

The video to the title track off of We Are The Nightmare recently received an outpouring of fan votes on MTV2's "Your Vote Counts" for inclusion on the next episode of Headbangers Ball. View the trailer to We Are The Nightmare’s bonus DVD here. An ARSIS live show photo gallery can be viewed at the Metal Fanatix website.

The Thrash And Burn North American tour features Darkest Hour (headliner), Parkway Drive, Misery Signals, Winds of Plague, Stick to Your Guns, Arsis, Abigail Williams, Arsonists Get All the Girls and After The Burial. The tour dates are as follows:

07/29/08 Sunshine Theatre - Albuquerque, NM
07/30/08 Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK
07/31/08 The Beaumont Club - Kansas City, MO
08/01/08 The Attic Club - Dayton, OH
08/02/08 Dirtfest - Detroit, MI
08/03/08 Robot Moshfest - Milwaukee, WI
08/04/08 The Pearl Room - Mokena, IL
08/05/08 Headliners Music Hall - Louisville, KY
08/06/08 Peabody's Down Under - Cleveland, OH
08/07/08 Penny Arcade - Rochester, NY
08/08/08 Northern Lights - Albany, NY
08/09/08 Webster Theater – Hartford, CT
08/10/08 Crocodile Rock Café – Allentown, PA
08/11/08 Irving Plaza - New York, NY
08/12/08 The Monkey Bar (Huntington Music Hall) – Huntington, WV
08/14/08 The Crazy Donkey – Long Island, NY
08/15/08 The Palladium - Worcester, MA
08/16/08 Sonar - Baltimore, MD
08/17/08 The Norva - Virginia Beach, VA
08/18/08 Lincoln Theatre - Raleigh, NC
08/19/08 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
08/20/08 State Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL
08/22/08 White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX
08/23/08 Java Jazz - Houston, TX ç Gahenna Festival
08/24/08 House of Blues - Dallas, TX
08/25/08 Club 101 - El Paso, TX
08/26/08 Marquee Theatre - Phoenix, AZ
08/27/08 House of Blues - Hollywood, CA
08/28/08 Soma - San Diego, CA
08/29/08 The Dome - Bakersfield, CA
08/31/08 Grand Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
09/01/08 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
09/02/08 The Big Easy – Spokane, WA
09/03/08 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA

Advanced tickets for the Thrash And Burn tour dates can be purchased here.

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1. SHREDDER13 writes:

None of these bands are Thrash so...what's the big deal?...

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2. SHREDDER13 writes:

Someone just told me that the Term "Thrash" they're using for the tour name has a different meaning...my mistake...

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3. meh writes:

Light this City? Thought they broke up

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4. SHREDDER13 writes:

Not officially...

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5. FocusShift writes:

Yes officially, Abigail Williams has replaced them on this tour.

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6. deathbringer writes:

Thanks for the correction, guys. I didn't catch Light This City still being listed in the release.

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