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Arsis explains tour cancellations

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 2:12 PM PT


Arsis guitar player Jim Malone has issued a statement regarding the band's recent tour cancellations, including the current Carcass tour. Here you go:

"I owe more than a few people an apology at this time. Over the past few months Arsis has had to drop off two tours and the fault lies on my shoulders. Those who know me know that moderation is a concept that I am not familiar with. Ever since my late teens, I have moved from one self-destructive behavior to another and it has finally taken its toll on my body and mind. I seem to take everything I do to an unhealthy extreme. This leads us to the reason for dropping off tours with both The Faceless and Carcass.

"Without going into too many details, let's just say that there is no healthy way lose 100 pounds in 4 months, as I did late last year. To say that I have been dealing with some issues would be an understatement. These issues have not only affected the basic functions of my body, but also my mood and ability to make rational decisions. Fortunately, I have many supportive people in my life and I have been taking strides to get things back under control. I have been making my best effort as of late and I feel stronger everyday. I think I will come out this a wiser person and be able to run my life better than ever.

"Look for Arsis to be back on the road soon with a possible headliner to make up for lost time. My apologies to our booking agent, our record label, our fans, and anyone who has been effected by my poor decisions."


51 comments


3/18/2009 2:15:07 PM
Uh, wow...

3/18/2009 2:15:46 PM
Honest guy, shit band

3/18/2009 2:16:29 PM
Jenny Craig

3/18/2009 2:17:10 PM
yup at least he is honest.

3/18/2009 2:18:22 PM
the meth diet never works for anyone dude

3/18/2009 2:21:28 PM
fat guy flip

3/18/2009 2:24:28 PM
stop shitting on the guy, he could obviously use some support (though lambgoat may not be the best out).

3/18/2009 2:24:54 PM
Binge/purge problem?

3/18/2009 3:08:09 PM
i like arsis, but this is really fcking ridiculous, self induced rapid weight loss causing you to drop off tours, maybe being in a band isn't the best thing for this guy right now, he needs a fcking therapist.

3/18/2009 3:09:10 PM
<3 arsis

3/18/2009 3:13:42 PM
cocaine is a _____ of a _____

3/18/2009 3:24:26 PM
lol

3/18/2009 4:02:10 PM
dude played a pink stratocaster last time i saw them. how fcking metal is that?

3/18/2009 4:23:17 PM
cokehead malone

3/18/2009 4:24:37 PM
WIN. ^^^^^^

3/18/2009 4:25:13 PM
broox 3/18/2009 4:02:10 PM dude played a pink stratocaster last time i saw them. how fcking metal is that? dude would shred your face off, shit on it, then feed it to you. Kill yourself

3/18/2009 4:29:53 PM
i understand that the guy has issues, but seriously, if you cant have at least a tiny bit of professionalism, you probably should end your band and go to the bar circuit.

3/18/2009 4:35:39 PM
having similar issues i feel for the guy. i wouldnt care if it was avenged sevenfold. shits serious.

3/18/2009 4:44:23 PM
arsis is 6/10 band imo, but shitty news. saw them live a few times, respect them as people.

3/18/2009 5:09:53 PM
James and Ryan are solid dudes, takes a lot of nuts to admit you have problems...especially to lambgoat!

3/18/2009 5:24:59 PM
Why do birds suddenly appear... every time you are near?!

3/18/2009 7:31:07 PM
i will support

3/18/2009 7:33:38 PM
100 pounds in four months? yeah that will fck you up bad

3/18/2009 7:56:41 PM
no wonder they have so many line up changes, being in a band with a drug addict sucks. oh well best of luck to him, im definitely down with his music.

3/18/2009 8:02:11 PM
arsis does drop off A LOT of shows. I was looking forward to seeing them on the summer slaughter fest 2 years ago and found out they dropped off and I slammed my fist on the table, I was pissed, I wanted to see the face of my innocence live again!

3/18/2009 8:13:14 PM
Jim Malone: get murdered. Take Alex Tomlin into the void with you. Piece of shit.

3/18/2009 8:19:18 PM
what a bunch of bullshit. "I'm fat. WAHHH"

3/18/2009 8:20:07 PM
COCAINE IS A POWERFUL DRUG.

3/18/2009 8:39:39 PM
good like dude, haters go kill yourselves.

3/18/2009 9:07:29 PM
explanations are for gays

3/18/2009 9:19:56 PM
everybody has problems gaylord. grow the fck up

3/18/2009 9:33:44 PM
nasty guitar player on cd. live is still open for discussion. so coke destroyed his life. big fcking deal. daughters should be dead but they manage to play shows

3/18/2009 10:22:46 PM
this guy needs to grow up.

3/18/2009 11:55:55 PM
why does everyone assume it's coke? that's not what I read here at all.

3/18/2009 11:59:41 PM
^^ blow lines of coke for a year and you'll find out why every one thinks that ^^

3/19/2009 1:48:56 AM
i put on 50lbs in 3 years. i am a drunk with a girlfriend who is a chef. what is wrong with that? play your fcking metal and stop doing cocaine. simple as that.

3/19/2009 1:49:45 AM
RIDE THE SNAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3/19/2009 1:51:34 AM
picturesofme why does everyone assume it's coke? that's not what I read here at all. >>> you obviously don't know any cokeheads. if i wanted to get thin again in a month i would start doing blow. its a surefire plan to get thin.

3/19/2009 3:10:30 AM
Come on Matt! We were both doin coke that one night. We both know coke and blow are the same thing!

3/19/2009 5:44:40 AM
i dont think arsis makes enough money for it to be a coke problem, probably more likely meth than anything else.

3/19/2009 5:46:48 AM
s a d s o n g s

3/19/2009 7:30:59 AM
why is everyone assuming coke? its obviously bulemia

3/19/2009 8:34:19 AM
Yeah, the new pics that have on their myspace he doesnt even look like the same dude.

3/19/2009 10:17:50 AM
man, if it is bulemia that is terrible. not a healthy way to live. get better and be well.

3/19/2009 1:15:15 PM
u r gay!@!!!!!!!!!!!

3/20/2009 2:25:50 PM
But come on guys...metal does sound so much better on blow...

3/21/2009 4:02:06 AM
Is the spelling police asleep at the wheel? I steer your attention to Mr. Malone's last line of the confession...

3/21/2009 6:00:44 PM
*ARE* the spelling police asleep at the wheel?

3/23/2009 2:09:39 PM
where's the paypal link?

3/24/2009 12:24:15 PM
"Jim Malone: get murdered. Take Alex Tomlin into the void with you. Piece of shit." You are one shitty dude Leland Hoth, none the shittier.

3/25/2009 8:58:51 PM
My loyalty and hard work were trumped by greed, addiction, and blind laziness. I might be shitty, but there's a reason. If you have a problem with that (you obviously know me), tell me in person.




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