Noah Martin has issued the following statement in regards to stepping down from his bass-playing duties in Arsis:

"Well, I don't know where to start. When you're in a band, you're nothing but at the will of the group you're in. At some point, after lots of nights laying awake in a bunk after a show in the middle of the country, you really start to wonder where your life is headed. I know there's a big difference between what's smart and what you really want to do. I really need to do the smart thing and finish college, though I'd also like to do what I love, and continue playing with Arsis. Unfortunately, I can't do them both. Thus, I've decided to leave the band.

I've had such a phenomenal time with Jim [Malone], Ryan [Knight], and Shawn [Priest], as we'll always be friends. I'll miss working with Gerardo, Loana, and bugging Mike at Nuclear Blast, who've made working with them the most enjoyable experience. Thanks to anyone and everyone we've ever worked with, including the bands with which we've toured.

I would like to personally thank all ours friends and fans, since you've always been one in the same in my eyes. Leaving something you love is the most difficult thing to do, though leaving it doesn't mean you'll never come back to it. I most likely will - after I finish school. If I wind up pursuing something else in the meantime, I'll probably do so, but that's another story.

My last two shows with Arsis will be September 26th in Indianapolis, Indiana and September 27th in Covington, Kentucky."

Band profile: Arsis
Posted: 27.09.2008 by Abattoir


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LeChron James - 27.09.2008 at 20:23  
now this is what press releases should read like.
Black Conundrum - 27.09.2008 at 23:02  
I've not heard of this band before today. I did some research, and it seems like Noah Martin was the fifth bassist for this band. That's a lot of bassists to go through for a band that's only been around since 2000.
-DC-002- - 28.09.2008 at 11:31  
That's one of the best reasons I've heard lately to quite a band. Good for him to consider other interests and and not take it safe. Arsis are good, and I'm sure they can deal with losing another bassist.
BitterCOld - 29.09.2008 at 02:38  
arsis is to bassists what spinal tap was to drummers. only without the whole death thing.
SK921 - 02.10.2008 at 00:31  
Now that is a way to quit a band. Not like most bands where they don't give any reason at all.

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