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Arsis drummer quits band

Wednesday, April 04, 2012 7:19 AM PT

Arsis drummer (and founding member) Mike Van Dyne has apparently quit the group (again). Blabbermouth reports that Van Dyne has issued the following statement:

"After five label releases and hundreds of shows in 19 countries, it's time to move forward and pursue my career full-time. The last fully-completed Arsis song I contributed to was 'Since The Shadows' (released online last year), and it's one of my favorites. Through the years, I've accomplished everything in music I wanted to do. Not many people can say that, and I consider myself fortunate for having so many great experiences."

Van Dyne first left Arsis in 2007 before rejoining in 2009.


4/4/2012 7:31:04 AM
go back to school, get a job,get married,watch metallica live videos with your nephews and die a worthless death.

4/4/2012 8:28:20 AM
Woah dude... woah

4/4/2012 9:22:22 AM
Drummers who visited 18 countries before their band broke up are upset.

4/4/2012 9:27:51 AM

4/4/2012 9:49:14 AM
im pretty sure that arsis has only played 9 shows. they have cancelled way too much. silly heavy metal playing people with their drumming

4/4/2012 9:51:55 AM
lol Darren Cesca was the best drummer they had. bring him back.

4/4/2012 12:53:03 PM
Making a great career decision. More musicians should quit and get real jobs and be miserable like the rest of us.

4/4/2012 12:59:15 PM
Dyne is a an amazing drummer, but arsis has severely gone down hill since days of Celebration of Guilt. To listen to current Arsis tunes, puts a tear in my eye no longer do i have boners for arsis.

4/4/2012 1:18:40 PM
what the guy before me said

4/4/2012 1:54:56 PM
dudes who cling to every band's first album are never stoked. about anything. die a worthless death.

4/4/2012 2:31:54 PM
arsWAS. amirite??

4/4/2012 5:11:08 PM
Mike fcking rules and it sucks there won't be another album with him on the skinz but hopefully James will release more soon.

4/4/2012 6:21:10 PM
No one fcking cares about Arsis.

4/5/2012 8:18:33 AM
Andrew Mikhail is not stoked

4/5/2012 7:15:11 PM
wasn't this the band who played at crap and burn 2009 that no one gave a shit about? oh, no one still gives a shit.

4/6/2012 11:05:42 PM
Wah wah i quit. Nofckingcare

4/9/2012 5:51:18 AM
If only the rest of the band would simply perish off the face of the earth then I'd be happy