Virginia-based melodic tech death metal masters ARSIS will play the 12-minute track "A Diamond For Disease" in its entirety during the band's upcoming North American tour.
Commented ARSIS vocalist/guitarist Jim Malone: "We have been scheming among ourselves for quite a while about this, and now it's finally going to happen. We rehearsed the full version of 'A Diamond For Disease' last week and it came together even better than we had hoped! It needed the right tour and the right point in the life of the band, and we would not do it at all unless it was perfect. We're finally there. So everybody who's been asking us to play the entire thing every night for years and years... you finally get your (poisonous) medicine this December!"
Set to kick off on December 1 in Trenton, New Jersey, "A Tour for the Sick" will feature support from POWERGLOVE and CONDUCTING FROM THE GRAVE.
ARSIS' new album, "Starve For The Devil", sold 1,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at No. 13 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.
"Starve For The Devil" was released in North America on February 9 via Nuclear Blast Records. The album was recorded at Planet Z Studios in Hadley, Massachusetts with producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who has previously worked with MUNICIPAL WASTE, AGNOSTIC FRONT and HATEBREED, among others.