NewsAugust 31, 2007 1:41 PM ET6,596 views

Arsis parts ways with singer

Arsis has announced the departure of vocalist Mike Parks, who had been filling in for guitarist/singer James Malone on vocals. Here's a statement from the band: "When James' voice went out a couple tours ago, Mike did us the biggest favor by joining and replacing James on vocals. I know I speak for everyone in Arsis when I say we couldn't imagine anyone else doing a better job. He sacrificed a lot to do this with us. If anyone owes him the amount of respect we do, it's the fans. As shitty as it might be, we felt that with the new album right around the corner, we needed to move on with Arsis in the Arsis way -- with James back on vocals. We wish him nothing but the best, as we'll always be friends." Meanwhile, the group will enter the studio on September 3rd to begin tracking their next album for Nuclear Blast Records.


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flair 8/31/2007 10:44:17 AM

first post

holycitybradley 8/31/2007 10:44:26 AM

oh dis

fvckyouyoufvckingfvck 8/31/2007 10:44:27 AM

first post. :(

fvckyouyoufvckingfvck 8/31/2007 10:44:49 AM

fck!!! I never get first post.

tardarm 8/31/2007 10:57:59 AM

good that guy was a douche

ese_bauber 8/31/2007 11:06:12 AM

so one guy left, new guy joins, new guy leaves, original guy joins? lol

everytimeicry 8/31/2007 11:06:17 AM

Was that the bald dude with the piercings? Ive seen arsis like 3 fckin times, usually pretty shitfaced tho. Drank sum beers with one of the guitar players and their bass player that looks like david spade

tomgilk 8/31/2007 11:13:54 AM

haha use him and abuse him. oh and arsis, write a good album this time around. united in regret was a major disappointment.

hotslutswithtits 8/31/2007 11:18:15 AM

what a kick in the fckin nuts

chainsawd 8/31/2007 11:18:30 AM

the only thing Arsis has ever disappointed me with was the live show

The_Suit 8/31/2007 11:48:14 AM

So the dude screamed until his voice gave out for a few years, and now he's going to start screaming again? Does he -want- to be mute? :(

wearyourwounds 8/31/2007 11:52:35 AM

im all for james malone singing AND playing those ridiculous sweeps at the same time....

truthsayer 8/31/2007 12:57:20 PM

James Malone should stick to guitar and songwriting -- his vocals are always sort of weak live.

thesearmsarecakes 8/31/2007 1:55:40 PM

I saw these guys on the NO CARE EVER tour, wait I didn't.

xvegeedgex 8/31/2007 2:02:01 PM

I don't if I should be excited or worried. His voice is just going to flake once again.

robotplague 8/31/2007 2:12:22 PM

I just hope they push this release to it's limits. Their first disc is the best thing they've put out. Everything else has been solid, but not too much more than that.

vdburns 8/31/2007 3:08:45 PM

Ha, maybe James' brother Karl can do some guest vocals.

ShaolinLambKiller 8/31/2007 3:17:00 PM

fcker got fcked

get__offyourcross 8/31/2007 4:04:18 PM

i enjoy this band but i saw them live and it was mehhh

ZombieDanceParty 8/31/2007 5:36:55 PM

i'm glad that bald dude isnt actually part of the band. all he did was air guitar the whole set.

walkerTXranger 8/31/2007 5:38:02 PM

little worried about the new cd since all the members contributed instead of james doing all the work (minus the drums)

James_Malone 8/31/2007 8:25:24 PM

'dude was a gay anyways. james malone is a way better vocalist. james malone is god' -James Malone

vertigo_index 8/31/2007 8:32:45 PM

james malone chomps wang like nobody's biz.

metal_bob 8/31/2007 10:52:19 PM

Arsis changes name to The James Malone project

cryptic_slaughter 9/1/2007 1:03:46 AM

Arsis IS James Malone's project. What up Parks

Brumsky 9/1/2007 3:56:22 PM

maybe they can get dutchstep to sing for them

iluvcats 9/2/2007 4:03:08 PM

saw them with mike parks a few months ago. wasn't impressed.

fkscenes1021 9/2/2007 4:06:51 PM

seen em with both guys singing. never dissapoints. this band can do no wrong. gays

Today_aint_yo_day 9/3/2007 12:45:35 AM

Nah, d-bags. They're a band now. James and Ryan Knight wrote songs for the new album. As far as I know, they didn't write the drums or bass parts. That's what I heard Noah did on United in Regret.

Today_aint_yo_day 9/3/2007 12:46:02 AM

Plus, anyone who isn't retarded knows that James used older material on United in Regret, so the logical flow of their musical direction would be United, CoG, D4D, then the new one.

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