NewsSeptember 20, 2011 5:49 PM ET6,276 views

Arsis frontman to miss band's upcoming tour

Arsis will be touring as part of the "Frets of Fury Tour" this October with Firewind, White Wizzard, and Nightrage. And although the band will be performing some brand new material on the tour, guitarist/vocalist (and primary songwriter) Jim Malone will not be there. Malone has offered up the following explanation: "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!"

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