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MESHUGGAH DVD now available at… Hot Topic?

It seems Meshuggah are bent on really making me hate them. Not content with releasing a shit, shit album, they had to go on and make their first ever live DVD from material recorded during their tour for their shit, shit album. And now to top it all off, they’ve made a deal with Hot Topic it seems, where the only place you can get the fucking DVD is at their stores. As an alternative, the DVD is also available online, at

That’s just fantastic Meshuggah. How about this stunt for your next release, ready? Ok so the first thing you do is shit out a retarded album in like 2 weeks, call it “LaLwZeN” and then you get Nuclear Blast to get a hold of Disney or something, so you guys can have a spot in a Hannah Montana episode. Next thing you know, you’ll be making your own Disney musical! And why stop there? After that maybe one of you guys can have a role in the next Twilight movie! Next you can try releasing a sex tape! That’s when you land your very own reality show on MTV “Shuggah!”, get pregnant/on drugs/divorced to keep you in the spotlight and you’re set for life. What about the music you say? Don’t worry, Nuclear Blast will simply keep releasing “LaLwZeN” with a different cover art every six months and that will keep all your 16 year old girl fans happy.

Oh yeah, Arsis is doing the same thing too.

Is there such a thing as Pop Tech Death Metal?

There is now, and you can thank Arsis for that. Below is the video for their new single off their new album “Starve for the Devil”. It’s called “Forced to Rock”. Yeah no that wasn’t a typo.

Maybe this isn’t really Arsis. Maybe in the not-so-distant future scientists were finally able to figure out time travel, and they used former “metal” band Avenged Sevenfold to test out the potentially fatal process. Avenged Sevenfold agreed because their lives sucked ass anyway and if the thing actually worked, they could show a world that still hadn’t completely forgotten them that after 20 years of practicing their instruments away from the spotlight, they had finally managed to become decent at them (not much they could do for songwriting though). And so they traveled back in time, stole Arsis’ identity and made this video with like 5% of the regular budget for a typical A7X video because well, in the future, they’re all broke and miserable and their little money is worth even less. Also for some reason they’re trying to ruin James Malone’s image by giving him a lisp.

In all fairness though, it’s a fun video. And I like those pinch harmonics in the beginning.

ARSIS says: It’s your turn to starve, Satan

“Starve for the Devil” is the lame title of Arsis’ upcoming album. That’s right folks, Arsis has a new album already in the works. Former anorexic and current band vocalist/guitarist says to expect the new album early next year, which will feature the group’s original drummer, Michael Van Dyne.

Here’s the tracklist:
01. Forced to Rock
02. A March for the Sick
03. From Soulless to Shattered (Art in Dying)
04. Beyond Forlorn
05. The Ten of Swords
06. Closer to Cold
07. Sick Perfection
08. Half Past Corpse O’Clock
09. Escape Artist
10. Sable Rising

Yeah this won’t suck at all.

ARSIS’ Anorexic Nightmares

James Malone (the dude with the long black hair in the pic below), vocalist/guitarist of tech-death band Arsis is apparently suffering from anorexia. I read some press release a while back where he was apologizing to fans, their record label and pretty much everyone about the fact that they had canceled every gig they were supposed to be on for most of 2008. Back then he only mentioned some personal problems and that “there is no safe way to loose 100 lbs in 4 months”.
In a recent interview on Noise Creep, Malone comes clean about his anorexia problem. He mentions that at his worst he was weighing 128 lbs, which is “crazy for a guy who is 6′ 1″ tall”. Kind of gets me thinking, I’m 6’3″ and weigh 150 lbs. Am I bordering on anorexia? Anyway, Malone is on the way to getting his shit together. And now that original drummer and college buddy Michael Van Dyne has rejoined them, things are looking up for the band.

When you think of metal musicians dealing with personal problems you imagine stuff like drinking, drugs, being broke or getting shot at; but I would have never imagined Arsis’ main man suffering from anorexia. Here’s to him getting out of that hole and keep on keeping on.

7 Years and 20 Days and it's finally out!