NewsJuly 25, 2008 10:51 PM ET5,267 views

Arsis announces new drummer

Arsis has officially announced the addition of yet another drummer. Now joining the group is Shawn Priest of Idaho. Here's a statement from the band: "Our new drummer is Shawn Priest from Idaho. All the best drummers are coming outta nowhere from the Midwest! We screened him through his video on YouTube, and when we hooked up, he learned 'We Are The Nightmare' in a day and a half. We're really excited about this. We're gonna have new drum parts in our songs off the new album. It's gonna be way thrashier, more in-your-face. 'Servants To The Night' has been added to the set list because of Shawn. We'd like to keep him on as full-time, so we'll see how he does on this tour. His flight to New York got delayed and he had to sleep in the airport, but he took it like a champ, so he'll fit right in, putting up with a bunch of bullshit right from the start! [laughter] We'll see if we can get him to drink boxed wine."


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danetaylor 7/25/2008 7:54:10 PM

sounds like ass

deadwithfear 7/25/2008 7:58:58 PM

boxed wine is fcking metal

xithyl 7/25/2008 8:03:16 PM

i have the new arsis ep in my profile, check it out. more like 'acog'.

destroyerofpoon 7/25/2008 8:10:14 PM

I see this bands breaking up as soon as noah leaves/gets fired

xBILLfromsteinx 7/25/2008 8:14:33 PM


thetowerofrome 7/25/2008 8:32:36 PM

dudes video looks very solid

Biff_Webster 7/25/2008 8:33:17 PM

Idaho is not the midwest

mrphylee 7/25/2008 8:48:29 PM

as dumb as that statement makes them sound, arsis fcking rules.

mrphylee 7/25/2008 8:53:28 PM

and this drummer is awesome.

danofthedead 7/25/2008 9:35:55 PM

Idaho is not the Midwest.

thisheartscoma 7/25/2008 9:37:14 PM

I wish they would announce a break up

haloxxxmoshcore 7/25/2008 9:41:36 PM

i got their pre preduction shit in my pfoile, so sick check it out

Danger 7/25/2008 9:41:37 PM

Idaho is the northwest...i hate idaho...

xperineumx 7/25/2008 11:36:29 PM


forumdrama 7/25/2008 11:53:55 PM

"All the best drummers are coming outta nowhere from the Midwest!" Um, Bullshit. Ever heard of John Longstreth? James King? Andy Taylor? All from the Midwest, and all ironically out of Topeka, KS bands (Origin, Unmerciful, Diskreet).

thorgasm 7/26/2008 12:03:28 AM

Really cool that they're playing servants just because they ungayged the terrible drum part in the chorus.

Elpants 7/26/2008 1:37:40 AM

Shawn Priest is a fcking bad-ass. Check out the band he plays in locally in Boise Idaho called The Deep. ...I kinda forgot about the live music video on the myspace, I'm somewhere in the crowd.

cryptic_slaughter 7/26/2008 5:10:22 AM

RYAN>JIM. fck off

xTURDx 7/26/2008 12:16:11 PM


evil_hero 7/26/2008 7:42:21 PM

its a shame that such an awesome drummer is going to be playing for a band thats on such a decline

xBILLfromsteinx 7/27/2008 1:52:52 AM

tony victory >

bloodasink 7/27/2008 7:02:47 PM

I love me some Priest! One of the nicest dudes I have ever met, and one of the sickest drummers. All the best to him.

ronniefuckingdobbs 7/27/2008 10:57:46 PM no alex tomlin?

fuckyourxs 7/28/2008 10:51:52 AM

There are some timing issues in the vid, but they're very forgivable. Best thing about this kid is that he does not hit like pssy. I approve.

lordshredder 7/28/2008 2:46:35 PM

Arsis rules. Darren was awesome, so we'll see how this dude holds up.

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