Virginia-based melodic tech-death metal masters ARSIS entered Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida on June 7 with producer Mark Lewis (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, DEICIDE, SIX FEET UNDER) to begin recording their fifth full-length album for a fall release via Nuclear Blast Records.
“I am so pleased with the way this album is coming together,” commented founding guitarist and vocalist James Malone. “I know we all have put ourselves into this recording and I am sure this will be reflected in the end product. Noah [Martin, bass] and I did more pre-production for the album than any other ARSIS recording, Now, I just have to remember all the parts I tracked for the demos.”
Martin added: “Shawn‘s [Priest] in the thick of tracking drums right now. We lost a little bit of time because of a tropical storm but wasn’t too detracting. The album art is in the works as well as attaining the rights for the bonus track. If all goes as planned we’ll have an seriously-fucking-filthy album to show for the past few months of effort.”
Stated Priest: “Seven songs down, and four to go. The drums sound amazing raw, so I can’t even imagine how they will sound after Mark impregnates them with his producer juice.”
ARSIS‘s 2010 album, “Starve For The Devil” (Nuclear Blast Records), sold 1,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release, landing at No. 13 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart.