On December 28, 2007 Negative Existence will officially release ARSIS's demos on a "proper" format. Entitled "As Regret Becomes Guilt", the disc will contain two demos from 2001 and 2002 plus rare bonus tracks and a live video CD-ROM segment.
The music on the disc was recorded between 2001 and 2002 by guitarist/songwriter James Malone and drummer Michael Van Dyne. These demos gained them considerable attention in the underground music scene leading to several tours and landing them with recording contracts from several prospective labels. The two additional tracks found on this release are alternative studio takes never before released. The CD-ROM video segment was recorded April 12, 2003 at Pallette’s Outer Banks (Norfolk, VA).
"As Regret Becomes Guilt" features impressive packaging with a 12-page booklet that was designed by Mark Riddick. The ghastly illustrations and lyrics contained within this unique packaging are printed in black and metallic gold.
The CD can be pre-ordered now from www.negative-existence.com for $12.00. The ship date is December 28, 2008.
ARSIS is known for its unique blend of old-school shredding heavy metal and modern gut-wrenching death metal. A range of influences from IRON MAIDEN, DIO, and ALICE COOPER to the modern sounds of CARCASS, AT THE GATES and DEATH can be detected.
ARSIS has since released two full-length albums and one EP with Willowtip Records, and will soon release another full-length on the Nuclear Blast label.
Negative Existence was created in 2007 by Alex Cox formerly of Deathgasm Records. The new label is currently working with respected artists MANIAC BUTCHER, DEMONCY, and now ARSIS.