Virginia Beach metal band Arsis is heavily rumored to have broken up. The group has been a no-show during their currently scheduled tour with Skeletonwitch and Veil of Maya, and reportedly missed shows during their previous tour with Exodus. Additionally, sources close to bassist Noah Martin indicate he's recently stated that Arsis has disbanded. Everything you've just read is unconfirmed, so please don't take any action based upon the information therein. Update: Well, fuck us, the following has just come from Nuclear Blast headquarters: Surprised at the claim posted today on Lambgoat.com ("Arsis is heavily rumored to have broken up”), founding member/guitarist/lead vocalist James Malone responds: "While is it true that we had to leave the Exodus tour early to take care of some personal business at home, Arsis is not breaking up. We will be meeting up with Skeletonwitch in Dallas this Sunday to resume the headlining portion of our tour. I sincerely apologize to any fans that came to see us in the cities that we were unable to play; I promise that we will make it up to you guys. Our new album, We Are the Nightmare, will be released April 15th through Nuclear Blast Records and we plan to be on tour all throughout the rest of the year. As of today, you can check out the title track from the new album on our My Space page."