Help ARSIS stay on tour!

Arsis is hitting the road this summer with Wintersun and Fleshgod Apocalypse, and they need your help to make it out alive!
James Malone
Yorktown, Virginia
United States
4 Team Members

Greetings and Hails,

As many of you may know, we are Arsis and we have been writing, recording, and touring in some fashion for about 10 years now.  Some of you have been following us since the beginning, some of you are new fans, but we sincerely appreciate ALL of you!  There have been many twists and turns, ups and downs over the past decade, but your patience and dedication has not gone unnoticed. 
Recently we released a new album, Unwelcome, and we really tried to put all of ourselves into the recording and make the most honest record that we could. To  support the album's release, we had what we thought was an amazing tour, but unfortunately circumstances got in the way. The headlining and direct support bands were forced to drop off the bill less than a week before the tour.
Despite the setback, we soidiered on along with Krisiun, one of the best bands in death metal, to turn a bad situation into a memorable and successful tour. We would like to thank everyone that came out to support the band during that run; your faces and energy really kept us going.
Although successful, we have really wanted a second chance to go out on a proper tour of North America to give the album the exposure we feel it deserves.  That brings us to our upcoming tour with Wintersun and Fleshgod Apocalypse!

We need your help!

This is a truly amazing opportunity for Arsis, and we are certainly grateful for the chance to go out and share our music on tour. Unfortunately, with great tours come great responsibilities, and this is a big tour with a big overhead. The current circumstances that coincide with such a tour have prevented us from "road dogging" in a van, which is traditional Arsis fashion, leaving us with a substantial amount of financial ground to cover. $12,800 to be exact. After exhausting all other possibilities, we must ask our fans for support. We need your help to keep our heads above water and be able to melt faces in a town near you!  


What we need & what you get

With your help, over the next month we hope to raise the necessary $12,800. This goal will help cover such expenses as transportation, flights, booking fees, merch cuts to venues, the largest merch order we have placed in years, and much more. This is, of course, without even factoring in our own personal living expenses on the road or back home!

We are offering a number of different merch bundles and other services in exchange for your donations. Your help will ensure that we make it to every show and aren't left mercilessly in debt, on the side of the highway. Please look over the options and know that we will be forever appreciative of any help you can offer us. Thank you in advance and we hope to see you on the road!

For international orders you must add $10 for shipping!


We Understand--Times can be Tough

There are other ways, besides a donation, that you can help.

Spread the word and share this campaign with as many people as possible!

Simply share our music. 

Come out to a show on our next tour and hang out with us.


Thank you all, for your undying support! 


 Signed Poster + Patch


 CD Bundle
Merch Bundle


Haircut from James Malone


Most Unwelcome Bundle


Private Lessons


Velcro Ball with Arsis


Guest Solo


Bloody Drum Head


Arsis Will Play Anything

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  • $10USD
    Signed Poster + Patch!

    For only a $10 donation, you will recieve an autographed poster that's perfect for framing! We'll include any kind of personalized message you desire. The Arsis logo patch you will receive will be a great way to start or add to your collection!

    61 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $30USD
    CD Bundle

    For just $30 you will receive the Deluxe Edition cd of Unwelcome, a physical copy of our Leper's Caress EP, as well as the autographed poster and patch!

    63 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $30USD
    Merch Bundle

    If you've already gotten the CD, don't fret. This package includes an Unwelcome T-Shirt (sizes S - 2X), along with the autographed poster and Arsis logo patch!

    63 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $50USD
    The Most Unwelcome Bundle

    Get your hands on the most up-to-date Arsis swag! You will receive: the Deluxe Edition CD of Unwelcome the Unwelcome T-Shirt (S - 2XL) the Leper's Caress CD the autographed poster and an Arsis logo patch!

    52 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $50USD
    Haircut from James Malone!

    Are you coming to one of the dates on our next tour? Get a brutal cut or trim from Arsis frontman James Malone! Don't worry, he's a professional.

    10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $75USD
    Graffitied Drum Head Bundle

    Score an autographed drum head and pair of sticks used on tour by Arsis skinsman Shawn Priest! Hang it up in the rehearsal space, your bathroom, or home office. Upon request, we will draw custom genitalia, write lewd comments, or anything else you may wish. Also included is a copy of Unwelcome, Leper’s Caress, t-shirt, and logo patch.

    6 out of 12 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $100USD
    Private Lesson Bundle

    Get a private guitar lesson with either James or Brandon, online or on tour! If you've wanted to learn the secrets of their playing and composing, here's your chance. Also Included is a copy of Unwelcome, Leper's Caress, t-shirt, signed poster, and patch.

    7 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013

    Signed China Cymbal

    Used by Arsis skinsman, Shawn Priest, this China was used on the Leper's Caress EP and in the music video for Carve my Cross. Included is an autographed hard-to-find physical copy of the Leper's Caress CD and a lyric sheet with handwritten notes from tracking the EP! Make your friends insanely jealous.

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $100USD
    Velcro Ball with Arsis

    To entertain ourselves on the road, we stop at Toys R’ Us and pick up games intended for toddlers. Velcro ball involves round, velcro paddles strapped to your hand and a fuzzy tennis ball. Don’t worry, we’ll show you the ropes if you don’t already know how to play. Join us in a game of velcro ball after your regional Arsis show on this tour! Caution: Play at your own risk. These games get nasty. Also included is a copy of Unwelcome, Leper’s Caress, t-shirt, signed poster, and patch.”

    1 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $200USD
    Guest Guitar Solo

    You've heard James' and Brandon's leads on our albums. Get one of them to lay down a ripping guest solo on your band's song!

    6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013

    Bloody Drum Head Bundle

    Covered in blood, this bass drum head was used in the Scornstar video and on two tours. It will look great on your wall! Also Included is a copy of Unwelcome, Leper's Caress, an Unwelcome t-shirt, signed poster, and logo patch.

    1 out of 1 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Arsis Will Play Anything

    Pick a song. Literally, any song. It's your choice, and we will cover it in trademark Arsis fashion and send you the only copy! It can be Bach, Run DMC, or even King Diamond. Arsis will play it, for you.

    3 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
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