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→
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.