Metal Wani editor in chief Owais “Vitek” Nabi recently conducted an interview with ARCH ENEMY bassist Sharlee D’Angelo. You can listen to the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). Continue reading SHARLEE D’ANGELO Says Upcoming ARCH ENEMY Album Will ‘Reek Of JEFF LOOMIS’
The five members of ARCH ENEMY took part in a press conference aboard this year’s 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, which set sail February 2-6 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to an all-new Caribbean destination: Labadee, situated on the northern coast of Haiti. You can now watch the question-and-answer session in two parts below.
ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott told Rock Hard magazine that the band’s new album is completely “written” and already “partially recorded.” A September 2017 release is expected. Continue reading ARCH ENEMY: Video Footage Of 70000 TONS OF METAL Press Conference
Spark TV, which is part of the Czech monthly magazine Spark, recently conducted an interview with Swedish/ Canadian / American metallers ARCH ENEMY. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). Continue reading ARCH ENEMY Talks Upcoming DVD, Follow-up To ‘War Eternal’ Album (Video)
ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott was interviewed on the August 14-16 edition of Full Metal Jackie‘s nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the Podbean widget below. A couple of excerpts follow. Continue reading ARCH ENEMY’s MICHAEL AMOTT Has Demoed Rough Instrumental Versions Of Two New Songs
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. Continue reading ARCH ENEMY Releases ‘Avalanche’ Illustration Video
As previously announced, extreme metal titans ARCH ENEMY will return to North America this July/August to headline the 2015 installment of “Summer Slaughter”! Featuring BORN OF OSIRIS, VEIL OF MAYA, THE ACACIA STRAIN, OBSCURA, AFTER THE BURIAL, CATTLE DECAPITATION, and BEYOND CREATION as support, 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. Continue reading ARCH ENEMY announces additional dates for the 2015 “Summer Slaughter Tour”
Saturday, January 24, 2015 on the @Women of Metal Radio Show, starting at 08:00pm. DJ Jayson Shell will be playing a “double shot” of our January 2015 band of the month @Meden Agan. We’ll also be playing tracks from Sirenia, Caducus, Arch Enemy, Blackdahlia, Hell City and many others. Continue reading Women of Metal Radio Show 1-24-2015
Fan-filmed video footage of ARCH ENEMY‘s December 4 performance at 013 in Tilburg, The Netherlands can be seen below.
ARCH ENEMY last month parted ways with guitarist Nick Cordle and replaced him with Jeff Loomis (ex-NEVERMORE). Loomis is making his live debut with ARCH ENEMY on the band’s European tour, which kicked off on November 26.
Said Loomis: “I’m very excited to be playing with ARCH ENEMY.
“[ARCH ENEMY guitarist] Michael Amott and I have stayed in contact over the years since we toured together when I was playing in NEVERMORE. Not only do I admire his guitar playing and songwriting, but I also consider him a close friend. To be able to share the stage with Michael, Sharlee, Daniel and Alissa is something I’m really looking forward to.
“2015 is going to be a great year… See you all on tour!”
Said Michael Amott: “The prospect of working with Jeff Loomis moving forward is truly awesome!
“Jeff Loomis is one of the best guitar players in the metal world, in my opinion, as well as being a longtime friend. I look forward to tearing it up on stages around the world together as we continue on the ‘War Eternal’ touring cycle throughout all next year and beyond!”
ARCH ENEMY played its first show with new singer Alissa White-Gluz on May 23 at Turbohalle 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.
ARCH ENEMY‘s new 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 in North America via Century Media Records. The cover artwork was created by Costin Chioreanu.
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California metallers HUNTRESS are storming stages throughout Europe in support of their latest release, 2013’s Starbound Beast. The band is co-headlining several dates with Battlecross and will be appearing at Download Festival (UK), Nova Rock Festival (Austria) and Graspop Festival (Belgium).
|Continuing the heavy metal onslaught, HUNTRESS will return to the road stateside this fall alongside Arch Enemy and Kreator. The tour begins October 23rd in Baltimore, MD and runs through November 23rd in Cleveland, OH. A complete list of dates can be found below.
Front woman Jill Janus on the upcoming tour:
“North America, prepare for facemelting! HUNTRESS is stoked to join the coveted Arch Enemy tour this fall. It’s an exciting time for women in heavy metal; we’re honored to be touring with Arch Enemy as the new era with Alissa White-Gluz begins. Kreator joining this killer tour makes us ecstatic, having been fans for many years. HUNTRESS is ready to rage!”
Whenever they have a free moment, the band is hard at work on their third studio album. Andrew Alekel (Foo Fighters, No Doubt, Queens of the Stone Age, Clutch) and James A. Rota (Sound City, Fireball Ministry) will be handling production duties on the upcoming release. More info and news on HUNTRESS’ new album will be made available soon.
HUNTRESS is ascending rapidly within the ranks of heavy metal. The band released their debut album Spell Eater in 2012, followed closely by Starbound Beast in 2013. They toured relentlessly in 2013, supporting mega metal acts Lamb of God, Danzig and touring with the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. HUNTRESS continues their quest to bring true heavy metal to the masses. Their video for the song “Zenith” (directed by Phil Mucci) is blowing minds and was nominated for The Revolver Magazine Golden God Award in the “Best Film and Video” category. HUNTRESS’Best Music Video Lists 2013: #1 Daily Gridhouse, #1 The Church of Metal, Video of the Year Unsung Melody, #3 Noisecreep, #4 Revolver Magazine, #4 Loudwire. Starbound Beast was also voted #5 in LA Weekly’s Best L.A. Metal Albums of 2013 List.
“War Eternal” track listing:
01. Tempore Nihil Sanat (Prelude In F Minor)
02. Never Forgive, Never Forget
03. War Eternal
04. As The Pages Burn
05. No More Regrets
06. You Will Know My Name
07. Graveyard Of Dreams
08. Stolen Life
09. Time Is Black
10. On And On
12. Down To Nothing
13. Not Long For This World
The cover artwork was created by Costin Chioreanu and can be seen below.
The “War Eternal” video was directed by Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company, who has previously worked with DIMMU BORGIR, LACUNA COIL, IN FLAMES, SONIC SYNDICATE and KAMELOT, among others.
“War Eternal” will introduce a new member to ARCH ENEMY‘s 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 classic “Wages Of Sin” (2001), has stepped down as frontwoman and will focus on management, while Alissa takes her place.
Alissa White-Gluz previously stated about her addition to the ARCH ENEMY lineup: “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 favourite 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!”
“War Eternal” was mixed by Jens Bogren (OPETH, PARADISE LOST, KREATOR) at Fascination Street in Örebro, Sweden.
ARCH ENEMY will debut new material on a short eastern European tour before the album is released; this trek will then be followed by an extensive run of European summer festivals, including Sweden Rock Festival, Wacken Open Air and many more. A full headlining tour in North America and Europe will take place in fall/winter 2014.
ARCH ENEMY in 2012 amicably parted ways with guitarist Christopher Amott and replaced him with American musician Nick Cordle (ARSIS).