Arsis has reportedly cancelled their participation in the upcoming Carcass tour, which kicks next week. Though the band has yet to make an official announcement, a statement issued yesterday and attributed to drummer Dave Kinkade reads as follows: "I regret to inform everyone that Arsis will not be on the Carcass tour scheduled to kick off in Philadelphia on the 13th of March. This is due to situations in Arsis that are out of my hands. "Due to the situation, I am available for session/ possible long-term drum work nationally and internationally. Those interested can contact me at: Anti_cosmic_drummer@yahoo.com "On a positive note, the new Borknagar album is nearing the final completion stages. Having spoken with Øystein today, I am told that vocals and synths are well under way and we will all be meeting in Oslo at the end of April for the final mixing and mastering. So far, drums and guitars are finished and let me be the first to say that this album is going to be immense. By far the most brilliant material that Borknagar has ever written, this work is going to have all the “meat n’ potatoes” musically and production wise. I trust that all the fans will enjoy this effort."
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