Melodic tech-death overlords ARSIS are pleased to announce that they will release Visitant on November 2nd via Nuclear Blast (North/Central/South America) and Agonia (Europe/Rest of World). Today, the band has released the first single from their upcoming horror movie inspired opus. Check out the music video for “Tricking The Gods” directed by Rob Neilson, ABOVE.
“I think Visitant is ARSIS’ most mature album but at the same time, it is also an album that harkens back to our youth. We all grew up on horror movies. For me personally my father would bring me, from a very early age, to the theater to see horror films. He passed his love of science fiction and horror down to me. I wanted to do something different for this album and it was just a natural move to incorporate this passion into Visitant. As I was doing my part of the writing I tried to capture the tone and atmosphere of some of my favorite films (Silver Bullet, From Beyond, Prince Of Darkness). It was a very satisfying and fun album to write and I think it might be what fans consider a ‘worthy follow-up’ to A Diamond For Disease.
“‘Tricking the Gods’ is inspired by my love of werewolf movies, specifically Stephen King’s Silver Bullet. I really liked the idea that everyone in the town was looking for this beast and it turned out to be the person they least expected: the minister. That blurred line between good and evil, heaven and hell made perfect song writing fuel.”
Visitant was recorded in part and mixed and mastered by producer Mark Lewis (WHITECHAPEL, DEVILDRIVER, DEICIDE, CANNIBAL CORPSE). Artwork was created by longtime collaborator Mark Riddick.
Pre-order the album in various physical formats from this location http://nuclearblast.com/arsis. Digital formats available here: http://geni.us/ArsisVisitant.
Catch ARSIS on tour this October / November with co-headliners and label mates DECREPIT BIRTH. Tickets available at www.ArsisOfficial.com/tour.
Metal Festival Tours, MetalSucks, IndieMerch presents:
“Bloodletting North America XII”
ARSIS, DECREPIT BIRTH, PYREXIA, ANGELMAKER, WITHIN DESTRUCTION
10/12 – San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
10/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
10/14 – Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
10/16 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
10/17 – Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live
10/18 – Laredo, TX @ Ethos Live
10/19 – Houston, TX @ Acadia Bar
10/20 – New Orleans, LA @ The Howlin’ Wolf
10/21 – Orlando, FL @ The Haven
10/24 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Shaka’s Live
10/25 – Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
10/26 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Kingsland
10/27 – Manchester, NH @ Bungalow
10/28 – Quebec, QC @ Salle Multi
10/30 – Montreal, QC @ Les Foufounes Électriques
10/31 – Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
11/01 – Detroit, MI @ Harpos
11/03 – Chicago, IL @ Reggies
11/04 – Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
11/06 – Denver, CO @ The Roxy Theater
11/07 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
11/09 – Seattle, WA @ Club Sur Rocks
11/11 – Watsonville, CA @ Appleton Bar and Grill