Arsis is a Technical Death Metal band from Virginia, USA. Arsis was formed in 2000 by guitarist/songwriter James Malone and drummer Michael Van Dyne (who left the band in late 2006) in Virginia. Though Arsis originally performed as James and Michael + rotating session musicians, James has now hired a full lineup. - James Malone (Guitar + Vocals) - Nick Cordle (Guitar) - Michael Van Dyne (Drums) Malone has written all of the band's music, as well as recorded all the guitars/vocals/bass for their albums (Van Dyne wrote and performed drums for recording) in the studio, with the exception of Noah Martin who recorded bass tracks on United in Regret. We Are the Nightmare was more of a collaborative effort. The band recently penned a deal with Nuclear Blast.