Mike Van Dyne, the drummer and one of the founding members of the Virginia technical metal band Arsis, has sadly announced his departure from the band. This is a band who has been through multiple line up changes over the years and this isn’t the first time Van Dyne has left either, so it’s doubtful many people are surprised.
Arsis was reportedly working on a late 2012 or early 2013 follow up to 2010′s Nuclear Blast release called Starve For The Dead. Only time will tell how Van Dyne’s decision will influence that.
To read the official statemeants from Mike Van Dyne click here.Van Dyne had this to say about his departure from Arsis:
“After five label releases and hundreds of shows in 19 countries, it’s time to move forward and pursue my career full-time. The last fully-completed ARSIS song I contributed to was ‘Since The Shadows’ (released online last year), and it’s one of my favorites. Through the years, I’ve accomplished everything in music I wanted to do. Not many people can say that, and I consider myself fortunate for having so many great experiences.”