Published Apr 07, 2009James Malone, the mind behind technical death metallers Arsis, has gone into detail about the cause for his band's recent tour cancellation. The band, who were planning to join Carcass for a massive trek, were forced to drop off. In a statement made on their MySpace blog last month, Malone said, "Those who know me know that moderation is a concept that I am not familiar with. Ever since my late teens, I have moved from one self-destructive behavior to another and it has finally taken its toll on my body and mind."
Apparently, that statement caused some online gossip-hounds to suggest Malone had a serious drug habit, thereby spurring him to open up to Noisecreep.com and discuss his ongoing struggle with anorexia.
"I just want to start off by saying that I don't have a drug problem of any kind," Malone says in the interview. "I know a lot of people were saying that when I released that press statement. The truth is I've had anorexia for the past year or so. It's not the first time I've gone through it either. When I was in college I struggled with it. I finally got past [that] then I started having a drinking problem that I fought with for years. When I stopped drinking last year, the anorexia problems came back."
Here's to hoping Malone makes a speedy recovery so he can get back to shredding hard on the road and in the studio.