We've been waiting for a new Arsis album since 2013's Unwelcome, and now the band has announced that the wait ends in 2018. Arsis is currently in the studio with Mark Lewis (Whitechapel, DevilDriver) recording what vocalist and guitarist James Malone says is his most focused effort since 2005's much-celebrated A Diamond for Disease EP.
Arsis has shared a medley of new songs without vocals via a playthrough video below, and you can also check out their 2016 pre-production demo of a new song called "As Deep As Your Flesh" here. Also, check out Malone's statement on the new album!
"Since the conclusion of the touring cycle for Unwelcome, myself and the members of Arsis have been busy with other projects, but I'm happy to announce that a new album is almost finished!
"After returning home from a tour with Necromancing The Stone last March, I began writing for the next Arsis release and soon found myself completely consumed in the process. I don't want to make an incredibly bold statement and say something to the effect of 'it's our best effort since (insert the highest regarded album title here)' but I can say that I have not been this focused on a project since working on A Diamond for Disease. I feel that this focus is reflected in the music and I look forward to the album's completion.
"We finished tracking drums last week with producer Mark Lewis in Nashville and we will be tracking the rest of the album in the coming weeks. Be on the lookout for studio videos and updates. Until then be sure to check out this pre-production video on some of our new songs that Shawn Priest put together!"