On April 18, Rustyn Rose of Metalholic.com conducted an interview with founder and lead guitarist/vocalist James Malone of Virginia-based melodic tech-death metal masters ARSIS. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.
ARSIS recently filmed a video for the song “Scornstar” with director Scott Hansen (UNEARTH, CARNIFEX, AS BLOOD RUNS BLACK). The track comes off the band’s upcoming fifth full-length album, “Unwelcome”, due on April 30 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. The follow-up to 2010’s “Starve For The Devil” was tracked at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Mark Lewis (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, DEICIDE, SIX FEET UNDER). The artwork was handled once again by longtime collaborator Mark Riddick.
The official lyric video for the title track of “Unwelcome” can be seen below.
“So, we’ve had ‘Unwelcome’ finished for quite some time now and we are happy to finally be able to share the finished product with everyone,” commented Malone.
“As a band/musician, it’s sometimes difficult to separate yourself from your work and visualize how others are going to interpret your work. In other words, it’s sometimes hard to know whether or not your ideas are relevant to anyone but yourself. With ‘Unwelcome’, we certainly put all of our everything into the writing and recording and stopped paying attention to what’s trendy or what we think might appeal to a larger audience. In doing so, I feel we have created one of the most sincere ARSIS albums and perhaps one of the most relevant.”
“Unwelcome” track listing:
02. Carve My Cross
03. Handbook For The Recently Deceased
04. Choking On Sand
05. Let Me Be The One
06. Sunglasses At Night
07. Martyred Or Mourning
08. No One Lies To The Dead
09. I Share In Shame
“Unwelcome” lyric video: