Official press release: Arsis have completed writing for their new album. Arsis drummer Michael Van Dyne has posted the following update regarding the band's upcoming new album, the highly anticipated follow up to last year's "Celebration Of Guilt": "Ok it's taken us a little bit longer than originally planned, but the writing for the next album is now 100% complete. I really think these are some of the best songs we've ever done by far, so it's better off that it's taken us a little extra time. I'm recording all the drum tracks at the end of the month (the 27-29th of March 2006) at Max Trax Studios in upstate New York, the same studio I recorded the drums at for the "Diamond For Disease" (US only) Mini CD. Jim [Malone] will probably be recording all the other tracks shortly after we get done with the Necrophagist tour. The album will be 9 songs - 8 brand new originals and a surprise cover."