Extreme metal titans ARCH ENEMY will return to North America this July/August to headline the 2015 installment of “Summer Slaughter”. This tour will mark the band’s second North American run on this album cycle — but the first stateside trek to feature new guitarist Jeff Loomis. Fans who attend the tour will have the chance to purchase several “Summer Slaughter” exclusive items, including a special edition of ARCH ENEMY’s “War Eternal” LP (black-and-blue splatter on white vinyl; limited to 500!). Every CD or LP purchase also comes with a free wristband (while supplies last). For a preview of the band’s merch, a new illustration video by artist Felix Laflamme can be viewed below (featuring the track “Avalanche”).
ARCH ENEMY’s latest album, “War Eternal”, sold around 8,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to enter The Billboard 200 chart at position No. 44. The CD was released on June 10, 2014 in North America via Century Media Records. The cover artwork was created by Costin Chioreanu. ARCH ENEMY in November 2014 parted ways with guitarist Nick Cordle and replaced him with Loomis. Loomis made his live debut with ARCH ENEMY on the band’s fall 2014 European tour. ARCH ENEMY played its first show with singer Alissa White-Gluz in May 2014 in Bucharest, Romania. Angela Gossow, who joined ARCH ENEMY in 2000 and made her debut on the now-classic “Wages Of Sin” (2001), stepped down as frontwoman and is focusing on management, while Alissa is taking her place.