Arsis rejoined by original drummer
Monday, March 30, 2009 4:13 PM PT
Original drummer and founding member of Arsis Michael Van Dyne - who played on the band's 2004 highly praised debut album, A Celebration Of Guilt, 2005's A Diamond For Disease EP, and 2006's United In Regret - has officially returned to the band's line-up.
Van Dyne has this to say about his homecoming: "I'm looking forward to working with my friend Jim again, as well as the great people at Nuclear Blast. Judging by the new material that [guitarist/singer] Jim [Malone] and [guitarist] Nick [Cordle] have been working on, I think we may be sitting on some of the most memorable and thrashy Arsis material written to date. Due to obligations with my full-time career, session drummers will most likely be utilized for big tours that Jim wishes to do in the future. However, regional shows and occasional mini-tours or festival gigs either here in North America or overseas are a definite possibility (and something I'd be totally psyched to do) if our collective schedules allow it. Good times."
Jim Malone offers the following statement: "I can't say how excited I am to be working Mike Van Dyne again; Arsis would have never existed in the first place had it not been for him and his motivation. It's very hard to find people to work with that you can connect both as musicians and as friends. Mike has always been both of these. I can't wait to start demoing some new material with Mike and Nick. While David Kinkead did a great good job for Arsis and he may still play live with us from time to time, I can't pass up the opportunity to work with Mike Van Dyne again. I have the a feeling the vibe will be amazing and feel confident that we'll make Arsis stronger and better than ever. We have the best fans in the world behind us and they deserve the best we have to offer!"
3/30/2009 4:15:52 PM
First. Don't care.
3/30/2009 4:16:53 PM
first post, gays.
3/30/2009 4:17:42 PM
wow, fuck my internet.
3/30/2009 4:26:44 PM
This guys' drumming drove me nuts, he sounds like he's always struggling to keep up
3/30/2009 4:31:09 PM
could care less
3/30/2009 4:52:18 PM
Mike's a great guy and a great drummer, but jesus christ this band can't keep a consistent lineup.
3/30/2009 5:05:17 PM
3/30/2009 5:33:29 PM
agreed, fucking sweet
3/30/2009 5:45:25 PM
Uninteresting drummer returns to the band that can't finish a full tour. Next.
3/30/2009 5:45:29 PM
ACOG was my favorite album. his drumming was great on that.
3/30/2009 5:45:48 PM
it would be cool if maybe arsis didnt have some sort of news for like, you know, a month.
3/30/2009 6:00:37 PM
To little to late, i still say they're on the verge of going extinct.
3/30/2009 6:01:19 PM
did a great good job for Arsis did a great good job for Arsis did a great good job for Arsis did a great good job for Arsis
3/30/2009 6:48:14 PM
YES! SO STOKED!
3/30/2009 7:30:24 PM
I support this.
3/30/2009 7:51:46 PM
this could possibly be the best piece of news in 2009, along with the faith no more reunion.
3/30/2009 8:24:22 PM
can't wait for them to cancel the next tour.
3/30/2009 9:27:43 PM
Arsis should seriously just be a studio band, with just Mike and Jim, like it used to be. Live shows and tours is fucking this whole band up. They should take a hint.
3/30/2009 10:52:52 PM
pretty sure drugs and money are fucking the band up.
3/31/2009 12:32:57 AM
3/31/2009 12:51:16 AM
Van Dyne is good, he earned the World's Fastest Drummer title at the 2006 summer NAMM show in Austin, Texas last year
3/31/2009 12:52:53 AM
me = stoked. don't repeat 'celebration...', one-up it.
3/31/2009 3:20:31 AM
gd54 3/31/2009 12:51:16 AM Van Dyne is good, he earned the World's Fastest Drummer title at the 2006 summer NAMM show in Austin, Texas last year - is it still 2007?! Fuck, this year is taking FOREVER.
3/31/2009 3:46:42 AM
new drummer again, james snorted the last two drummers, shot band.
3/31/2009 2:54:08 PM
good gard!! another drummer? turning into bdm