A number of bands have been announced for Scion Rock Fest 2013, set to take place in Memphis, Tennessee on June 1st.
A pre-production track of a new Arsis song called “Choking on Sand” is streaming at SoundCloud.
Arsis frontman Jim Malone will sit out the band’s upcoming Frets of Fury Tour with Firewind, White Wizzard, and Nightrage.
Says Malone, “Due to professional and personal commitments I am unable to tour with ARSIS at this time. For the upcoming tour with FIREWIND, rather than drop off the tour entirely, we’ve decided to hire live musicians, some of whom have long been associated with my band. I have given Nick and Noah my blessing and am certain the lineup will be great. My sincerest apologies to anyone who is annoyed or disappointed by my absence. Please go and support ARSIS and check out some of our new songs, which they will be playing every night!”
Firewind will head out on the Frets of Fury Tour in fall alongside Arsis, White Wizzard, and Nightrage. Dates follow:
Arsis have posted a demo track, “Since the Shadows”, which can be heard below.
The group are currently working on material for their next release.