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Arsis signs w/ Nuclear Blast Records

Friday, January 05, 2007 10:33 PM PT


Official press release:

Arsis has officially signed a worldwide recording contract with Nuclear Blast Records.

When it comes to seminal death metal bands from North America, the East Coast alone can boast the likes of the genre's greatest staples such as Cannibal Corpse, Immolation, Death, Morbid Angel, and Nile. With West Virginia's legacy of being the only state formed as a direct result of the American Civil War, it's no wonder that Arsis have continued this tide of insurgence - albeit in the musical realm. The band, which derived its name from the musical term "arsis and thesis" meaning unstressed (up-) and stressed (down-) beats respectively, makes music that is righteously tinged with black and thrash metal influences, but is completely dedicated to expanding the reaches of melodicism and technicality in the genre of death metal.

Checking in from their current tour with God Forbid, Mnemic, and Goatwhore, founding member/guitarist/lead vocalist and former Berklee College of Music student James Malone has this to say about the newly-inked worldwide collaboration with Nuclear Blast Records:

"Since the conception of Arsis, I hoped to see the band as a part of the Nuclear Blast roster. Four years later, this is now a reality. I expect great things this coming year; the band is now a four piece, solid tours are on the way, and we have a fantastic label behind us 100%. I am more excited now about the potential of the band than I have ever been."

All of the Arsis recordings (which include two demos, one EP, and two full-length albums) have won the band many rabid fans among the metal underground, the metal press, and metal musicians themselves. Their 2004 debut, "A Celebration Of Guilt," was praised to hell and back by Revolver Magazine as "the best in the genre since At The Gates' legendary swan song [Slaughter Of The Soul]."

Given their current momentum in support of their latest album, "United In Regret," and with, as Malone states, "our most brutal release coming in 2008," Arsis are well on their way to making their discography absolutely essential for any fan with an extreme music library.


39 comments


1/5/2007 10:37:03 PM
first post cool

1/5/2007 10:39:29 PM
second post

1/5/2007 10:40:44 PM
good for them

1/5/2007 10:48:38 PM
correction: james malone signs to nuclear blast records

1/5/2007 11:05:25 PM
good for them. yay

1/5/2007 11:30:18 PM
this band is the next meshuggah. thanks for the good albums, any future releases will be bro as fck

1/5/2007 11:34:11 PM
"Arsis drummer Michael Van Dyne, has left the band because he discovered that they were signing to Nuclear Blast Records."

1/5/2007 11:45:19 PM
"With West Virginia's legacy of being the only state formed as a direct result of the American Civil War, it's no wonder that Arsis have continued this tide of insurgence - albeit in the musical realm." Hahahaha

1/5/2007 11:50:59 PM
arsisn't

1/6/2007 12:12:23 AM
Good on cd. Boring as fck live.

1/6/2007 12:23:15 AM
mOst br000oOtal release coming in 2008 lol

1/6/2007 1:10:41 AM
good job arsis. {as if they're going to read this}

1/6/2007 1:13:22 AM
throwthegoat 1/6/2007 1:10:41 AM good job arsis. {as if they're going to read this} haha, i'm sure arsis, just like every other band, lurks lambgoat when there is news about them

1/6/2007 1:29:40 AM
evil_hero 1/5/2007 11:30:18 PM this band is the next meshuggah. thanks for the good albums, any future releases will be bro as fck-WRONG

1/6/2007 3:52:48 AM
my extreme library is filled to the brim with energy drinks!!

1/6/2007 4:10:56 AM
oh wow, I kind of wish they could've stayed with Willowtip, but I guess Nuclear Blast is a bigger label.

1/6/2007 11:09:00 AM
West Virginia, eh? Interesting.

1/6/2007 11:29:00 AM
I should have known Berklee was behind that shit pile.

1/6/2007 12:26:50 PM
arsis? more like gay

1/6/2007 1:44:52 PM
cryptic_slaughter 1/6/2007 3:52:48 AM my extreme library is filled to the brim with energy drinks!! hahahaha

1/6/2007 2:34:00 PM
good for them. they will not make more in one year after their first NB release than half of you gay will in your burger flipping lives

1/6/2007 2:50:39 PM
*pays $16 for your releases now*

1/6/2007 4:26:45 PM
yeah I dunno if I'd go around advertising ties to Berklee..

1/6/2007 7:21:43 PM
i fcking love this band.

1/6/2007 10:37:14 PM
good news. good band.

1/6/2007 11:14:55 PM
Good news, glad for these guys.

1/7/2007 2:01:06 AM
Arsis is far and away my favorite metal band. I have yet to hear them live. I have heard mixed refused on their performances, but I love their studio work. I am totally destroying a meth dealer on my blog here: http://blog.myspace.com/sibilance.

1/7/2007 2:20:29 AM
people whos "favorite band" is arsis are gays. thats a silly thing to say.

1/7/2007 12:03:17 PM
what's your favorite band tough guy?

1/7/2007 6:02:17 PM
clearly not arsis. theyre good for a few spins. maybe. joke death metal.

1/7/2007 6:55:06 PM
opinions are like jerks, everyone's got one

1/7/2007 8:38:14 PM
then i must have 37

1/7/2007 9:58:43 PM
^^Youre soooo controversial and hip aren't you?

1/8/2007 2:07:12 AM
^^why do your eyes paralize me? eh? hip!

1/8/2007 8:20:54 AM
hmm called this news bit last week. arsis will just get fcking left to rot on nuclearblast. shitty label, good band though, good luck

1/8/2007 4:57:11 PM
arsis is good, but i really don't want to see them again, 4 times is way more than enough

1/9/2007 1:16:40 PM
oldskool, rehashed riffs, they have talent but no soul should have taken lessons from petrucci

1/9/2007 4:54:38 PM
West Virginia???!!! Retards, they're from virginia, not that shit hole next to us.

3/28/2008 5:38:37 AM
James Melone live in beckley WV