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Arsis Streaming New Pre-Production Demo Track "Choking On Sand"

Virginia based technical death metal act Arsis is streaming a pre-production demo of the new song "Choking on Sand" exclusively through Guitar World at this location (also heard below). The follow up to the 2010 release "Starve for the Devil" is not expected until late 2012 or early 2013 and a producer has not yet been assigned.

Guitarist/vocalist James Malone commented on writing new material: "Sometimes life forces us to make changes and mine certainly has. As a result, I have found myself in a much better place than I have been in years and I am so excited to be working on music again. I can honestly say that I am more inspired than I have been in years."

Malone added: "I truly feel the new music is some of the best material we have ever written,” Malone further stated. “I know every band always says that when they are working on new music, but I do truly mean it."

Recently, guitarist Nick Cordle joined Arch Enemy as Christopher Amott's replacement. Malone commented: "I could not be happier that Nick [Cordle] landed the gig with Arch Enemy. He is by far the best musician I have ever collaborated with."

Check out "Choking On Sand" here:

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1. RememberMetal? writes:

Fantastic! ...

Gah, late 2012 or early 2013??? /crestfallen

As a longtime fan I've found myself on pins and needles since I first heard Malone had gone into writing mode.

"Starve for the Devil" dropped during a pretty rough time for me but the content of that album was a crutch of immeasurable value... Blah blah blah, obligatory passage about relating to some of the lyrics, etc, etc. All that said, it's good to hear Malone is in a good place again and since I find myself in a good place as well, I can't wait to hear the result.

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2. R10 writes:

Agreed RM. Good to see Malone's got his sh** together;eating disorder probs i mean. Arsis's last album i absolutely loved! They got on some great tours also. The bands biggest problem seems to be stability;an endless amount of new bassists,drummers,etc. Malones playing is absolutely mind blowing imho.

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3. silvermountains writes:

can't wait to hear more.

# Mar 22, 2012 @ 10:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. RememberMetal? writes:

There's a demo streaming from an article last May in the archives for a track called "Since the Shadows". Good stuff.

Hopefully, between the next two studio albums Malone remasters "United in Regret" as he did with "Celebration of Guilt." That album deserves it just as much if not more. Hell, even "We Are the Nightmare" could stand having the bass elevated in the mix.

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