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New Album "Unwelcome" Announced By Arsis

Virginia's technical death metal act Arsis announced that the band's new LP will be entitled "Unwelcome." The follow up to the highly acclaimed "Starve for the Devil" will be released on April 30, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records. The album was tracked at Audiohammer Studios in FL with producer Mark Lewis (The Black Dahlia Murder/Whitechapel/Devildriver/Deicide/Six Feet Under).

Lead guitarist/vocalist James Malone commented: "At this point Arsis has more than a few releases in our catalogue and we are about to have one more, Unwelcome. Of all the albums we have done, Unwelcome is an album that I wanted to define the band's sound. We were all focused for the writing and recording and the end product reflects this. Get ready for Unwelcome to see the light of day on April 30th through Nuclear Blast USA and for Arisis to be destroying the new material live throughout May with Hypocrisy, Kridiun, and Aborted!!!." See tour dates over here.

Bassist Noah Martin added: "We're excited to be back out on the road after spending down-time rebuilding the band and recording both Unwelcome and Leper's Caress. Down to the artwork, Unwelcome is by far the most raw and brutal album Arsis has released with Nuclear Blast. Upon its release, we look forward to a very busy 2013 touring season, seeing all our old friends and making new ones. If Canadian fans want to bring some homemade poutine to a show, I would be forever indebted to you."

The band recently issued the EP "Lepers Caress" in association with Scion AV, which is available as a free download at this location. The EP spawned the latest music video for the song "Carve My Cross," which can be viewed over here.

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1. Borntomosh writes:

Awesome news. Lepers Caress was/is a great EP. It'll be interesting to see how they follow it up.

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2. RememberMetal? writes:

If "Leper's Caress" was any indication, this will be a very different beast from "Starve for the Devil". I happened to love that album (some of Malone's best lyrics to date) but it gets a lot of flak from fans. I feel like "Starve" was more progressive without being "Dillinger-esque" but the effect was that it was also "less metal" to many fans.

I'd love to hear Arsis re-record some more of their classics now that their production level is pristine. The new version of "Veil of Mourning Black" crushes the old one. The title track for "United in Regret" and several from "A Celebration of Guilt" deserve such treatment.

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3. . writes:

the last full-length was embarrassing to hear, hopefully this is one is decent

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