March.20.2014 ARCH ENEMY present title track of upcoming album "War Eternal"!
As announced earlier this week, extreme metal icons ARCH ENEMY introduce a new member to their ranks: Alissa White-Gluz, former vocalist of Canadian act THE AGONIST. Angela Gossow, who joined ARCH ENEMY in 2000 and made her debut on the now classic Wages Of Sin (2001), will be stepping down as front-woman and focusing on the band’s management. Now it’s time to lift the veil and present the new line-up with the title track of the upcoming album “War Eternal”. The video was produced by the band’s long time friend Patric Ullaeus. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InRMwptcgAo&feature=youtu.be
Chief song-writer, guitarist and band leader Michael Amott comments: "This is a day to remember. It is such a great feeling to come back with new music and to unleash the first single and video off 'War Eternal'. Behold the first chapter of the new Arch Enemy saga... This is f**king war!"
ARCH ENEMY will unleash their 9th studio album, War Eternal, worldwide via Century Media Records and Trooper Entertainment in Japan in early June 2014. “War Eternal” was recorded in various studios during Winter 2013/2014 and produced by the band themselves. Jens Bogren (Opeth, Paradise Lost, Kreator) mixed and mastered the album at Fascination Street Studio. The “War Eternal” digital single cover was created by Gustavo Sazes, while Costin Chioreanu (twilight13media.com) is working on the album cover that will be presented soon.
ARCH ENEMY will start their “War Eternal” world tour in May with an extensive run through Europe. A US tour is planned for Fall 2014.
Let the eternal war begin!
ARCH ENEMY Confirmed Live Dates:
23.05.2014 Turbohalle, Bucharest, Romania
24.05.2014 Metal Summer Festival, Istanbul, Turkey
25.05.2014 Mixtape 5 , Sofia, Bulgaria
27.05.2014 Majestic Music Club, Bratislava, Slovakia
29.05.2014 Rock and Roll Arena, Romagnano Sesia (Novara), Italy
30.05.2014 New Age Club, Roncade, Italy
02.06.2014 L’Etage, Rennes, France
03.06.2014 Le 106, Rouen, France
04.06.2014 La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
05.06.2014 Rosenhof, Osnabrück, Germany
07.06.2014 Sweden Rock Festival, Sölvesborg, Sweden
09.06.2014 Studio USF, Bergen, Norway
10.06.2014 John Dee, Oslo, Norway
11.06.2014 Copenhell, Copenhagen, Denmark
13.06.2014 Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany
14.06.2014 Conrad Sohm, Dornbirn, Austria
15.06.2014 Nova Rock - Nickelsdorf, Austria
27.06.2014 Rock am Härtsfeldsee, Dischingen, Germany
09.07.2014 RockMaraton, Pecs, Hungary
11.07.2014 Rock Harz Open Air, Ballenstedt, Germany
12.07.2014 Masters Of Rock, Vizovice, Czech Republic
13.07.2014 Seven Festival, Wegorzewo, Poland
19.07.2014 Dong Open Air, Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany
02.08.2014 Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany
07.08.2014 Getaway Rock, Gävle, Sweden
08.08.2014 Leyendas Del Rock, Alicante, Spain
09.08.2014 Alcatraz Metal Festival, Kortrijk, Belgium
14.08.2014 Summer Breeze, Dinkelsbühl, Germany
17.08.2014 Alt-Fest, Kettering, UK
22.09.2014 Re:Republic, Minsk, Belarus
23.09.2014 Yunost', Kiev, Ukraine
25.09.2014 Arena Hall, Krasnodar, Russia
27.09.2014 Glav Club, Moscow, Russia
28.09.2014 Zal Ozhidaniya, Saint Petersburg, Russia
In early June 2014, ARCH ENEMY will unleash their 9th studio album, War Eternal, worldwide via Century Media Records and Trooper Entertainment in Japan.
With this upcoming release, the band will introduce a new member to their ranks:Alissa White-Gluz, former vocalist of Canadian extreme metallers THE AGONIST. Angela Gossow,who joined ARCH ENEMY in 2000 and made her debut on the now classicWages Of Sin(2001), will be stepping down as front-woman and focusing on management, while Alissa takes her place.
Angela Gossow comments:
“Dear ARCH ENEMY fans, this is not easy to tell you…I have decided to step down from being ARCH ENEMY’s voice of anger. After 13 years of pure fucking metal, 6 studio albums and countless tours through five continents, I feel the need to enter a different phase in my life, be with my family and pursue other interests. I will however remain business manager for ARCH ENEMY, and I will continue to develop my artist management roster.
I am staying true to my heavy metal roots, just leaving the spotlight so to speak. I am passing the torch to the super talented Alissa White-Gluz, whom I’ve known as a dear friend and a superb vocalist for many years. I always thought she deserved a chance to shine – and now she’s getting it. Just like I got that chance back in 2001.
I want to thank all ARCH ENEMY fans, our labels Century Media (worldwide) and Trooper Entertainment (Japan), our dedicated road crew, and in particular Michael, Daniel and Sharlee for their love and support throughout all these years. It’s been onehell of a ride! We conquered every situation, made it through thick & thin together in the most exciting and rewarding time of my life. Thank you all for being there with me on stage, in front of the stage, and backstage. You have touched my heart, and I hope I was able to give something back to you. I am gratefulfor the wonderful memories - I will cherish them forever!
I am looking forward to the next decade of ARCH ENEMY madness! Right now I am listening through rough mixes of the new studio album and I am blown away! 2014 will see a renewed ARCH ENEMY at the top of their game. I am proud to be part of this ARCH ENEMY chapter, albeit in a different way - revving up the engines behind the scenes. I hope to see you in front of the stage, I will join you there this time. Let the killing begin, once again!”
Alissa White-Gluz comments:
"I am very honored and happy to announce a new chapter in my life and musical career beginning now; I have joined forces with one of my all-time favorite and globally respected bands, ARCH ENEMY. ‘Wages of Sin’ was the first metal album I ever bought, and it was love at first listen. It is not often that you get a phone call from your favorite band asking you to join! I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such amazingly talented musicians whom I also consider great friends. I look forward to being able to write and perform at a whole new level now with ARCH ENEMY! Music is forever, metal is limitless and this is only the beginning!"
Chief song-writer and band leader Michael Amott, who founded ARCH ENEMY in 1995, comments:
“We are eternally grateful to Angela for all her passion, hard work and talent. Her legacy is tremendous and will always be a big part of the band’s history. We feel great pride in what has been achieved in the past, but also look forward to new battles and new victories. We welcome Alissa with open arms - and we hope you will have open ears. We might have just created our most wicked metal opus yet with our upcoming album ‘War Eternal’!”
On March 20th, ARCH ENEMY will present the video for the album’s title track, “War Eternal”. Stay tuned.
ARCH ENEMY live
May 23 - TURBOHALLE - Bucharest, Romania
May 24 - Metal Summer Festival - Istanbul, Turkey
May 25 - Mixtape 5 - Sofia, Bulgaria
May 27 - Majestic Music Club - Bratislava, Slovakia
May 29 - Rock and Roll Arena - Romagnano Sesia (Novara), Italy
May 30 - New Age Club - Roncade, Italy
June 02 - L' Etage - Rennes, France
June 03 - Le 106 - Rouen, France
June 04 - La Laiterie - Strasbourg, France
June 05 - Rosenhof - Osnabrück, Germany
June 7 - Sweden Rock Festival - Sölvesborg, Sweden
June 09 - Studio USF - Bergen, Norway
June 10 - John Dee - Oslo, Norway
June 11 - Copenhell - Copenhagen, Denmark
June 13 - Colos-Saal - Aschaffenburg, Germany
June 14 - Conrad Sohm - Dornbirn, Austria
June 15 - Nova Rock - Nickelsdorf, Austria
June 27 - Rock am Härtsfeldsee - Dischingen, Germany
July 9 - RockMaraton, Pesc, Hungary
July 11 - Rock Harz Open Air - Ballenstedt, Germany
July 12 - Masters Of Rock - Vizovice, Czech Republic
July 13 - Seven Festival - Wegorzewo, Poland
July 19 - Dong Open Air - Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany
Aug. 2 - Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany
Aug. 7 - Getaway Rock - Gävle, Sweden
Aug. 8 - Leyendas Del Rock - Alicante, Spain
Aug. 9 - Alcatraz Metal Festival - Kortrijk, Belgium
Aug. 14 - Summer Breeze - Dinkelsbühl, Germany
Aug. 17 - Alt-Fest - Kettering, UK
Sept. 22 - Re:Republic - Minsk - Belarus
Sept. 23 - Yunost' - Kiev, Ukraine
Sept. 25 - Arena Hall - Krasnodar, Russia
Sept. 27 - Glav Club - Moscow, Russia
Sept. 28 - Zal Ozhidaniya - Saint Petersburg, Russia
March.4.2014 ARCH ENEMY reveals details for new album, ‘War Eternal’
Three years after the release of Khaos Legions and their most successful world tour to-date, extreme metal icons ARCH ENEMY have started mixing their 9th studio album with Jens Bogren (OPETH, PARADISE LOST, KREATOR) at Fascination Street in Sweden.
Michael Amott (guitar) comments: “We’ve been producing ourselves, as we did on ‘Khaos Legions’. We have a clear vision of what we want ARCH ENEMY to sound like, and we can actually achieve it without the help of outside producers. We also have the advantage of having two talented sound engineers among our ranks in Daniel Erlandsson (drums) and Nick Cordle (guitar).
We’ve been tracking at a few different studios here in Sweden, the drums at Fascination Street Studio and guitars and bass in another room. We just finished vocals in a third studio with engineer Staffan Karlsson (‘Khaos Legions’) and the mix and mastering will done by Jens Bogren at his Fascination Street mixing facility.
Musically, this album is going a few places we haven’t visited before. As our fans have come expect, our albums have all had their own vibe and ‘War Eternal’ will leave its own mark. Lyrically it's a much more personal record, and I feel the songs have more dynamics and depth than ever before. The songs are loaded with strong and vicious metal, drenched in tons of melody and emotion. All the trademarks of ARCH ENEMY are present, just more in your face and turned up to 11”.
The new album will be titled War Eternal. Michael explains: “A lot of times life is a struggle, a war against what I like to call ‘mental chains’ in society that try to prevent you from living life the way you want, that try to stop you from making your dreams come true. I have always resented that and I always will. The title sums up our collective attitude a band as well; stages will be destroyed, eardrums will bleed. There will be no choice. This, ladies and gentlemen, is ’War Eternal’...”
ARCH ENEMY will debut new material on a short eastern European tour before the album is released in early June 2014; this trek will then be followed by an extensive run of European summer festivals, including Sweden Rock, Wacken and many more. A full headlining tour in North America, Europe, and the UK will take place in fall/winter 2014. ARCH ENEMY will once again tour nearly every corner of this world to spread the sound of War Eternal!
Stay tuned for more news about ARCH ENEMY coming soon! Confirmed Live Dates:
23.05.2014 - TURBOHALLE - Bucharest, Romania
24.05.2014 - Metal Summer Festival - Istanbul, Turkey
25.05.2014 - Mixtape 5 - Sofia, Bulgaria
27.05.2014 - Majestic Music Club - Bratislava, Slovakia
07.06.2014 - Sweden Rock Festival - Sölvesborg, Sweden
14.06.2014 - Copenhell - Copenhagen, Denmark
15.06.2014 - Nova Rock - Nickelsdorf, Austria
27.06.2014 - Rock am Härtsfeldsee - Dischingen, Germany
11.07.2014 - Rock Harz Open Air - Ballenstedt, Germany
12.07.2014 - Masters Of Rock - Vizovice, Czech Republic
13.07.2014 - Seven Festival - Wegorzewo, Poland
19.07.2014 - Dong Open Air - Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany
01.08.2014 - Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany
07.08.2014 - Getaway Rock - Gävle, Sweden
08.08.2014 - Leyendas Del Rock - Alicante, Spain
09.08.2014 - Alcatraz Metal Festival - Kortrijk, Belgium
14.08.2014 - Summer Breeze - Dinkelsbühl, Germany
17.08.2014 - Alt-Fest - Kettering, UK
23.09.2014 - Yunost' - Kiev, Ukraine
25.09.2014 - Arena Hall - Krasnodar, Russia
27.09.2014 - Glav Club - Moscow, Russia
28.09.2014 - Zal Ozhidaniya - Saint Petersburg, Russia
30.09.2014 - TBA - Novosibirsk, Russia
01.10.2014 - TBA - Omsk, Russia
03.10.2014 - Tele Club - Yekaterinburg, Russia
January.1.2014 THANK YOU AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!
A big thank you to the fantastic Arch Enemy fans! We wish you all an amazing 2014! Soon we will reveal news and details about our plans for 2014 - expect some PURE FUCKING METAL craziness!!! \m/ \m/ #archenemy2014
November.25.2013 Alt-Fest 2014 - Arch Enemy's ONLY UK Festival appearance in 2014!
December.26.2012 ARCH ENEMY RELEASE OFFICIAL LIVE BOOTLEG [CD+DVD] IN JAPAN!
Today (Dec 26) we’re releasing ASTRO KHAOS 2012 - OFFICIAL LIVE BOOTLEG [CD+DVD] in Japan. At the end of our Japan tour in April 2012, we played two suddenly announced special intimate shows with setlists voted by the Japanese fans...the CD+DVD captures these very special moments...
Fans outside of Japan can order it online: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=QATE-10030
November.14.2012 Arch Enemy adds 2nd show in Mexico City, to play the 'Wages Of Sin' album in its entirety
We are celebrating the 10th year anniversary of our 'Wages Of Sin' album in 2012 – a defining release in the history of Arch Enemy as you might know...
We have decided to dedicate the last Arch Enemy concert of 2012 to this album and our Mexican fans and play it in its entirety (plus an encore of rare Arch Enemy songs). If you are anywhere near Mexico City on December 6th - don't miss out on this truly unique event which will not be repeated! Be there and become a part of Arch Enemy's history!
Arch Enemy abre una segunda fecha en Ciudad de México, para tocar el álbum “Wages of Sin” entero.
Nosotros estamos celebrando el decimo aniversario de nuestro álbum Wages of Sin en 2012, un lanzamiento definitivo en la historia de Arch Enemy como ustedes saben…
Hemos decidido dedicar el ultimo show de Arch Enemy del 2012 para este álbum y para nuestros fan mexicanos, tocándolo de manera íntegra (Además un encoré con canciones raras de Arch Enemy). Si tu estas en algún lugar cercano a la Ciudad de México en Diciembre 6, no te pierdas este evento realmente único que no se volverá a repetir. Asiste y se parte de la historia de ARCH ENEMY.
November.6.2012 SIGNED ARCH ENEMY SHIRTS FOR SALE!
SIGNED ARCH ENEMY SHIRTS (ltd. edition European Khaos 2012 Tour) FOR SALE @Merchland for only 17.99 Euro! Stock is very limited, so be fast and get yours now!
September.19.2012 ARCH ENEMY - present new video for “Cruelty Without Beauty”
ARCH ENEMY’s KHAOS LEGIONS campaign moves forward with a new video for the song “Cruelty Without Beauty” from the latest album and more tour dates to spread the KHAOS worldwide.Angela Gossow comments: “I’m very pleased we got this video done for one of my favourite songs off the KHAOS LEGIONS album. The video is quite raw and extreme as it reflects the lyrics very well I believe, dealing with a subject matter close to my heart - animal cruelty and vivisection.”
The 4th video off the KHAOS LEGIONS album will be premiered through special partners in the following territories:
We want to thank the good folks at Peta2, Hardforce, Metalitalia and The Metal Circus for supporting a serious subject. All of us have been well aware that a video like this doesn’t find everybody’s acceptance. But rock music was always more than guitar riffs – it’s also the voice of the voiceless.
The autumn will be busy with more ARCH ENEMY European shows including 4 shows in Spain with special support from extreme metal legends Voivod. The year will close with a South America tour ending in Mexico City (where despite the Mayan Calendar the world doesn’t end). The band hopes to see you somewhere!
05.10.2012 - Hell Inside Festival - Würzburg, Germany
10.10.2012 - L'Usine - Geneva, Switzerland *
12.10.2012 - Blackout Rock Club - Rome, Italy *
13.10.2012 - Fillmore Live Club - Piacenza, Italy *
14.10.2012 - Z7 - Pratteln, Switzerland **
16.10.2012 - Gemeindesaal - Kundl, Austria *
17.10.2012 - Rockfabrik - Ludwigsburg, Germany *
19.10.2012 - Kulturfabrik - Krefeld, Germany *
20.10.2012 - Metal Female Voices Fest - Wieze, Belgium
21.10.2012 - Le Bataclan - Paris, France *
23.10.2012 - Totem - Pamplona, Spain***
25.10.2012 - Capitol - Santiago de Compostela, Spain***
26.10.2012 - La Riviera - Madrid, Spain***
27.10.2012 - Razzmatazz 2 - Barcelona, Spain***
21.11.2012 - Teatro Caupolican - Santiago, Chile
23.11.2012 - Teatro Flores - Buenos Aires, Argentina
25.11.2012 - Carioca Club - Sao Paulo, Brazil
27.11.2012 - Club Platense - Montevideo, Uruguay
29.11.2012 - Centro de convenciones Scencia de la Molina - Lima, Peru