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Arch Nemesis

Formed: 1998
From: Sandefjord, Norway
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Arch Nemesis News

Below is our complete Arch Nemesis news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Arch Nemesis Add Second Guitarist

Norwegian metallers ARCH NEMESIS have added a second guitarist in the shape of Espen Carlsen. According to a posting on the band's web site, Espen's addition to the group will make the band sond "more powerful, dynamic and energetic."

ARCH NEMESIS, who recently announced the addition of guitarist Lars Solbakken to the group's ranks, released their sophomore album, "Of Mind and Fantasy", last month via FaceFront Records. An MP3 of the track "I Dream (Therefore I Am)", taken from the CD, can be downloaded here (6.1 MB).

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Communic, Arch Nemesis Confirmed For Karmoygeddon

Griffin, Communic and Arch Nemesis are among the bands confirmed for the Karmøygeddon Metal Festival 2005, a two-day event set to be held June 17-18, 2005 in Kopervik, Norway. Other groups scheduled to perform at the festival include Tommermenn, The Carburetors, Higland Glory, Thundra, Moonchild (tribute to Iron Maiden) and Sea of Dreams. More information is available at this location.

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Hades Almighty To Headline Elements Of Metal Fest

Norwegian black/extreme metallers Hades Almighty have been confirmed to headline the first day of the Elements Of Metal Festival, set to take place December 3-4 in Sandefjord, Norway. Red Harvest will be headlining the second day. Also scheduled to perform at the festival are Guardians of Time, Octavia Sperati, Grand Alchemist, Cutthroat, Lucid Fear, V:28, Harm and Arch Nemesis. More information is available at the festival's web site.

In other news, Hades Almighty will appear on Norwegian national TV, on the program "Metal Blender," on Thursday, November 11 on NRK2.

Hades Almighty have uploaded the video for their song "Submission Equals Suicide" at this location (Quicktime).

"Submission Equals Suicide" comes off the group's recently reissued "forgotten classic," "The Pulse of Decay," now available through Dark Essence Records. The group originally released the album in 2001 through Psycho Bitch Records, the label formed by the band's then-management. That resulted in "no distribution," making it virtually impossible for fans to find the album, according to a posting on the group's web site. Now the CD has been re-released with new cover design, three bonus songs and the "Submission Equals Suicide" video.

Formed in 1992, Hades Almighty are currently working on new material for a tentative early 2005 release.

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Arch Nemesis Set Release Date For New Album

FaceFront Records has set a November 7 European release date for Arch Nemesis' sophomore album, "Of Mind and Fantasy" (view cover). An MP3 of the track "I Dream," taken from the forthcoming CD, can be downloaded by clicking here (6.1 MB).

As previously reported, Arch Nemesis recently announced the addition of guitarist Lars Solbakken to the group's ranks. Solbakken's first gig with the band will take place in December at the Elements Of Metal Festival.

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Arch Nemesis Announce New Guitarist

Norwegian metallers Arch Nemesis have announced the addition of guitarist Lars Solbakken to the group's ranks. "Solbakken has been brought in to replace Mr. Motvind on the rhythm guitar," Arch Nemesis write on their web site. "His first gig with the band will be at the Elements Of Metal Festival in December. We are still looking for a second guitarist but for now Nesmoht is handling the lead guitar. We are working our asses off rehearsing for the festival and the spirits are high. After a long period of trouble, it finally feels great again and the band haven't had so much fun rehearsing in a long time. We are back to kick some ass!"

Arch Nemesis' sophomore album, "Of Mind and Fantasy," is scheduled for release this fall through FaceFront Records. An MP3 of the track "I Dream," taken from the forthcoming CD, can be downloaded at this location (6.1 MB).

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Arch Nemesis' New Record Deal And Lineup Changes

Norway's Arch Nemesis have posted this message on their official website:

"All right folks, it's about time we updated this site and told you what’s going on. First of, Motvind has decided to leave the band to concentrate fully on his job as axe-man in the mighty Dimension F3h, we are sorry to see him leave as he together with Nesmoht was the founder of the band back in 98' but we wish him all the best in the future, he will still be a part of the Elements Of Metal crew for the future festivals though. On a happier note, Arch Nemesis has just signed a new record-deal with the Norwegian label FaceFront and are happy to join many of the friends we have learned to know trough the years of metal, great Norwegian acts like Griffin, Guardians Of Time, Highland Glory, Backstreet Girls, Trivial Act and Pagan`s Mind are all bands that are or have been a part of FaceFront and we feel honoured to be included in such great company. We are also happy to announce that after weeks of "begging," we finally persuaded Jaz to return to the band, but due to the fact that he will become a father in August, he has made it clear that his family obligations will always be first priority, still, we are glad to have him back.

"So, a new deal is signed and that usually means a record is to be released don’t it? You bet it does, we are just a few weeks away from completing our second album 'Of Mind and Fantasy,' all that remains is some vocal-tracks, then a few days of mixing and mastering, release will be sometime during this fall if all goes well. At the moment we are also searching for a new rehearsal-place, hopefully that will be in place in a few weeks. As soon as that is fixed we will hold auditions looking for one or two new rhythm guitarists so if you feel the call, keep checking the site for dates, you may also send a mail to Nesmoht if you want some info on what kind of persons we are looking for."

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