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Arsis Guitarist Jim Malone Explains Tour Cancellations

Arsis guitarist Jim Malone has checked with a message for their fans regarding why the band has had to drop off their scheduled tours with Carcass and The Faceless. His message reads as follows:

"I owe more than a few people an apology at this time.

"Over the past few months Arsis has had to drop off two tours and the fault lies on my shoulders. Those who know me know that moderation is a concept that I am not familiar with. Ever since my late teens, I have moved from one self-destructive behavior to another and it has finally taken its toll on my body and mind. I seem to take everything I do to an unhealthy extreme. This leads us to the reason for dropping off tours with both The Faceless and Carcass.

"Without going into too many details, let’s just say that there is no healthy way to lose 100 pounds in 4 months, as I did late last year. To say that I have been dealing with some issues would be an understatement. These issues have not only affected the basic functions of my body, but also my mood and ability to make rational decisions. Fortunately, I have many supportive people in my life and I have been taking strides to get things back under control. I have been making my best effort as of late and I feel stronger everyday. I think I will come out this a wiser person and be able to run my life better than ever.

"Look for Arsis to be back on the road soon with a possible headliner to make up for lost time. My apologies to our booking agent, our record label, our fans, and anyone who has been effected by my poor decisions."

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1. That_One_Guy writes:

100 pounds in 4 months??? Jesus, man, was he on cocaine?

# Mar 18, 2009 @ 2:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Gunface138 writes:

holy sh** on a shingle. nice pic, TOG.

# Mar 18, 2009 @ 4:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^no, he was probably just bullemic. you know how all the heavy metal guitarists have all that pressure to stay thin these days right? :P

No seriously. I hope he gets better, if only for the fact that I want Arsis up and running. But also for the health and mental sanity for him as an individual person, I wish him well.

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# Mar 18, 2009 @ 4:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. bbristowe writes:

"I have been making my best effort as of late and I feel stronger everyday"

Too bad you didn't consider that in the first place. Good band, it's too bad they had to drop off a good tour though.

# Mar 18, 2009 @ 7:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Southern_Bastard writes:

Thats awesome.... (Headbangs)

# Mar 18, 2009 @ 7:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. cppchriscpp writes:

Glad to hear he's getting his sh** in order, and I hope he keeps improving health-wise.

Now if they come back to hit metalfest with another headliner that would be amazing. Probably not realistic, but it would make the show just that much better. I was coincidentally listening to them for the first time in a while when I read this.

# Mar 19, 2009 @ 3:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. beavis writes:

damn.crack kills....when taken with meth for lunch !! dooood, grow up, you have a gift and a support stucture.....do it know or be left behind !! people care !

# Mar 19, 2009 @ 7:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. brandedcfh420 writes:

hey man fu(k you and your problems. because of you, a band that i roadie for and promote had to miss out on playing a show due to your sh1tty choices. hope you OD and die. fu(k you you punk a$$ b1tch

# Mar 19, 2009 @ 8:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. KanadianKoRn writes:

^Lol thats was a bit harsh no hahaha, no seiously that blows, i really love this band, GET UR sh** TOGETHER! lol Branded what band r u refering to that you roadie for?

# Mar 19, 2009 @ 10:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. brandedcfh420 writes:

the is called Final Curse. they have put out their 1st cd within the last 8 months. the show was scheduled for march 26th, but it was cancelled.

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