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Formed: 1996
From: Halmstad, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active


This melodic death metal band, formed by former Carcass’ guitarist, Michael Amott, started out with Johan Liiva on vocals, but then replaced him with Angela Gossow. Though a female replaced him, the band still has the same death metal vocal style. Gossow, who has only been with the band on the past two albums, has been able to create a strong presence in the band.

Latest Arch Enemy News

Below is our complete Arch Enemy 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.

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Disciples Of Verity (Living Colour) Premiere Video

Disciples Of Verity (Living Colour, God Forbid, etc.) premiere a new official music video for their song “I Am I“.The band’s debut album “Pragmatic Sanction“ is scheduled to drop in 2021. Guest contributions by Morgan Rose (Sevendust), Phil Demmel (Machine Head), Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy), Tara McLeod (Kittie), JJ Sammataro (Negative Sky) and Joe Gareri will be featured on that effort as well.

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Black Earth (Arch Enemy, Etc.) Premiere New Video

Pro-shot live footage of Black Earth - featuring former and current Arch Enemy band members - performing "The Immortal" on May 23, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan can be streamed via YouTube below.


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White-Gluz Denies Trying "To Kill The Agonist"

Arch Enemy singer Alissa White-Gluz has issued a statement shooting down all allegations that she has been trying to prevent the release of the The Agonist's latest album. Vicky Psarakis, who replaced White-Gluz in The Agonist, stated in a recent interview that Alissa had been sabotaging her former band, telling: “I will say that she [Alissa White-Gluz] has been trying to kill this band ever since she was fired.”

In a statement published via former Arch Enemy frontwoman Angela Gossow‘s Kult Management, White-Gluz has now denyied the allegations. Tells Alissa White-Gluz of her ex-band: More...

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The Agonist’s Singer Blames Ex-Singer For CD-Delay

The Agonist’s singer Vicky Psarakis recently told Rock Confidential speaking of the difficulties the band had with their impending album “Orphans“ (due out now on September 20 via Rodeostar Records):

"Basically, the main thing is that we didn't have a label at the time. And that is for reasons aside from the music. A lot of things happen that I personally don't deal with at all. I don't even wanna deal with it. I'm just here to write music and sing. Some people out there didn't want us to release this album and we just kept really, really pushing and pushing and we almost considered just releasing it on our own — which isn't a smart business decision. But we were, I think after six months, we were frustrated and sitting on this album that's so good and we couldn't do anything about it. And then finally, Napalm reached out to us and proposed to release it under a sub-label of theirs called Rodeostar. And as far as we're concerned, we're using all the same resources from Napalm — the same team of people, same social media outlets. So we were, like, 'Okay, let's do it.'"

Pressed about who didn’t want the band to release the album, Vicky went more into detail telling: More...

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Amon Amarth Announce European/UK Fall Tour

Amon Amarth announce a European/UK fall tour. Arch Enemy and Hypocrisy will be joining them as supports on the UK leg. Below’s where said trek will hit:

11/14 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
11/15 Munich, GER – Zenith
11/16 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHP Arena
11/17 Prague, CZE – Tipsport Arena
11/19 Zurich, SWI – Samsung Hall
11/25 Paris, FRA – Zenith
11/26 Brussels, BEL – Forest National
11/28 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy (feat. Arch Enemy & Hypocrisy)
11/29 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo (feat. Arch Enemy & Hypocrisy)
11/30 London, UK – O2 Brixton Academy (feat. Arch Enemy & Hypocrisy)
12/02 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
12/03 Frankfurt, GER – Jahrhunderthalle
12/04 Berlin, GER – Velodrom
12/06 Gothenburg, SWE – Partille Arena
12/07 Stockholm, SWE – Annexet
12/09 Helsinki, FIN – Black Box
12/11 Malmo, SWE – Arena
12/12 Aarhus, DEN – SCC
12/13 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
12/14 Oberhausen, GER – Koning Pilsener Arena
12/15 Amsterdam, NET – AFAS Live

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Carnifex Premiere New Song & Music Video

Carnifex‘s new record “World War X” has been officially announced for an August 02nd release via Nuclear Blast. A first track from it, “No Light Shall Save Us“, has premiered now via the below streaming official new music video. Both the track and the clip feature a guest turn from Arch Enemy vocalist Alissa White-Gluz.

Comments Carnifex singer Scott Ian Lewis of the song and collaboration: More...

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Amon Amarth & Arch Enemy Tour Announced

Amon Amarth announce a North American leg of their ‘Berserker World Tour‘. Arch Enemy, At The Gates and Grand Magus will be joining them as support acts. The band will be touring on their new release “Berserker“, which will land in stores on May 03rd.

09/26 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
09/27 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
09/28 Vancouver, BC – PNE Forum
09/30 Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Convention Centre
10/01 Calgary, AB – Grey Eagle
10/03 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
10/04 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
10/06 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
10/07 Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre
10/09 Toronto, ON – Rebel
10/10 Montreal, QC – MTelus
10/12 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
10/13 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
10/15 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore
10/16 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
10/18 New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore
10/19 Houston, TX – House Of Blues
10/20 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
10/22 Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
10/23 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
10/25 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield
10/26 Los Angeles, CA – The Palladium

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Hear Her Roar: Women In Metal

Today marks International Women's Day, in which we remember the contributions of many great women throughout history as well as in the world today. The day was first celebrated by the Socialist Party Of America on February 28th 1909. The tradition of celebrating women on March 8th was first done in the then newly formed Soviet Union, who declared the day a national holiday. It was adopted by other Communist and Socialist countries as a holiday before the United Nations recognised the event in 1975. Today the significance of the day varies, still being a public holiday in some countries, a day of protest in others and officially ignored in a number of other nations. So, what does all this have to do with heavy metal? Marie Curie, Rosa Luxemburg, Angela Davis and Joan Of Arc may not be common names in the metal world, but we have plenty of our own heroines and ladies to rival the lords.

For a long time, the role of women in heavy metal was seen by outsiders as miniscule or worse, nothing more than objects. Perhaps women have more of a role in metal music than previously thought however. Let's take for example what's considered the first heavy metal album, "Black Sabbath" by Black Sabbath. The cover art depicts a mysterious woman, cloaked in black, stood right in the middle of an illustration of Mapledurham Watermill in Oxfordshire. This is only a tiny example of course, but as heavy metal grew, so did the presence of women. Bands would often sing about women, be it in the context of relationships ("Victim Of Changes" by Judas Priest for example, was comprised of two earlier songs "Whisky Woman" and "Red Light Lady,") sex "Charlotte The Harlot" by Iron Maiden or as inspirations ("Jet City Woman" by Queensryche.) More...

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Original Arch Enemy Members Record New Songs

Guesting on Masa Itoh's Rock TV, Arch Enemy guitarist / founder Michael Amott revealed that Black Earth, featuring past and current members of Arch Enemy, has recorded two new songs for the upcoming collection of remastered tracks from Arch Enemy's early albums.

Amott: "It's quite complicated getting everybody together to do that, but we wrote these two new songs. I wrote one with Chris (Amott), and then I wrote one myself. They're called 'Burn On The Flame' and 'Life Infernal'... two brand new tracks that are kind of in the style of what we used to do, I think. And they turned out really amazing too. We actually went back to Fredrik Nordström's studio, Fredman, where we made the first three records. so we worked with the original producer, and he mixed it. It sounds really powerful. Very cool." More...

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Just For Fun

See: Parents Reacting To Extreme Metal

Below you can watch parents react to some videos from acts like Behemoth, Architects, Arch Enemy, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Animals As Leaders, The Black Satans and Lady Baby. Reactions range from pretty amused to generally hating every second of it. Also amusing the trolls in the comment section...

Check it out below:

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Arch Enemy Posts New Music Video Online

Swedish death metal outfit Arch Enemy has posted a new music video online for the song, "Reason To Believe." You can check it out below. The song is available now through Century Media Records as a limited 7 inch vinyl and digital single.

Guitarist and founding member Michael Amott comments on the motivation behind writing "Reason To Believe": "Growing up, I guess I was what would be considered the “different kid”, the odd one out at school etc. I fled into my own shell and the music that I loved. Not having a lot friends and not being popular made me who I am today. My passion for music is really where I found my identity and also the strength to pull through those not always so easy times as a young teenager. Luckily, I was always obsessed with music, I had a lot of ideas for starting a band even before I hit puberty! When I finally saved up enough money to buy my first guitar at the age of thirteen I started creating my own songs immediately and started my first band soon thereafter. I haven’t stopped since. Music has been with me every step of the way through life and is still, to this day, my best friend and greatest passion. I’m sure a lot of people out there feel the same way. 'Reason To Believe' is a song that was born out of reminiscing about my own youth and also the stories from our fans around the world. This one’s for you... Always keep on fighting my friends!" More...

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Arch Enemy To Release Compilation Album

Arch Enemy will release a strictly limited, hand-numbered 7" single and a digital single for their song “Reason To Believe” on December 7th via Century Media Records. Both formats, physical and digital, feature the Tears For Fears cover “Shout” as a b-side.

The 7" single will be available in the following vinyl colors:

- Black vinyl (limited to 300 copies)
- Clear vinyl (limited to 100 copies, only available at CMDistro EU)
- White vinyl (limited to 200 copies)
- Silver vinyl (limited to 200 copies, only available at Nuclear Blast)
- Red vinyl (limited to 200 copies, only available at EMP)

On January 18th, Arch Enemy will release a compilation of all cover songs they have recorded throughout their career, entitled Covered In Blood. More details will follow soon.

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Arch Enemy Postpones North American Tour

Swedish death metal veterans Arch Enemy has announced that their scheduled tour of North America, which was to also include Goatwhore and Uncured, has been pushed back to 2019. A statement from the band reads as follows:

"We very much regret to inform you that we will be postponing our return to North America until 2019. We were looking forward to seeing everyone again this fall and to share our stage with Goatwhore and Uncured, but we have been forced to cancel this run due to reasons beyond our control. It’s very unfortunate timing, but we cannot wait to come back and rock US soil again next year and see all your faces! Thank you for understanding and as always for your support of Arch Enemy! Ticket and VIP refunds are available at point of purchase."

Says Goatwhore drummer Zack Simmons: "Fuckin lame but oh well. Out of our control. Stay tuned for some tour news very soon!"

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Angra Premiere New Video "Black Widow's Web"

Brazilian/Italian metallers Angra have premiered a new official music video for their track "Black Widow's Web", taken from the band's latest effort, "Ømni". The clip features guest spots of the singers Sandy and Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy).

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Dee Snider Premieres “Tomorrow’s No Concern”

A music video for the new Dee Snider (ex-Twisted Sister) single “Tomorrow’s No Concern” is streaming below. It’s from Snider's new effort “For The Love Of Metal“, which was helmed by Hatebreed/Jasta, etc. vocalist Jamey Jasta and features guest spots from Lamb Of God‘s Mark Morton, Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage, etc.), Arch Enemy‘s Alissa White-Gluz, Joel Grind and Nick Bellmore of Toxic Holocaust and Kingdom Of Sorrow‘s Charlie Bellmore.

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Dee Snider (Ex-Twisted Sister) Discusses New Album

The cover art and track listing have been shared for the new release from ex-Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider. The album is titled “For The Love Of Metal” and was produced by Hatebreed vocalist Jamey Jasta, featuring guest spots from the following musicians:

Howard Jones (Light The Torch, ex-Killswitch Engage, etc.)
Mark Morton (Lamb Of God)
Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy)
Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust)
Nick Bellmore (Toxic Holocaust)
Charlie Bellmore (Kingdom Of Sorrow)

Comments Dee Snider:

“I am beyond excited to be working with one of the world’s leading labels for heavy music, it’s a perfect home for this album! I believe there’s something for every hard rock and metal fan on this record and I cannot wait to unleash it on the world July 27th!”


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Arch Enemy, Goatwhore Announce North American Tour

Arch Enemy will be out on a North American headlining tour with Goatwhore and Uncured this fall. See below for where the trek will hit:

09/28 Providence, RI – The Strand
09/29 Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury
09/30 Reading, PA – Reverb
10/02 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
10/03 Greensboro, NC – Arizona Pete’s
10/05 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room
10/06 Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall
10/07 Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall
10/09 Birmingham, AL – Saturn
10/10 Nashville, TN – Cannery
10/12 Columbia, MO – Blue Note
10/13 Madison, WI – Majestic
10/14 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
10/16 Ft. Wayne, IN – Pierre’s
10/17 Grand Rapids, MI – Intersection
10/19 Joliet, IL – The Forge
10/20 Cleveland, OH – Agora
10/21 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
10/23 London, ON – London Music Hall
10/25 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place
10/26 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
10/27 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

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Arch Enemy Swedish Tour Announced

Arch Enemy announce five dates in their native Sweden for this summer, those shows include:

07/02 Sundsvall, SWE – Club Destroyer
07/03 Gavle, SWE – Gasklockorna
07/05 Eskilstuna, SWE – Lokomotivet
07/06 Norrkoping, SWE – Arbis
07/07 Knislinge, SWE – Helgeåfestivalen

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Lechery (ex-Arch Enemy) Premiere Full-Album Stream

Swedish outfit Lechery (ex-Arch Enemy) premiere the full-album stream of the band's brand new album "We Are All Born Evil", out in stores now via Bleeding Music.

Check out now "We Are All Born Evil" in its entirety below.

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Graspop Adds 26 More Bands

The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting has announced a further 26 bands for this year's edition of the festival, including Swedish death metallers Arch Enemy, Korn frontman Jonathan Davis and costumed rockers, Ghost. Also newly confirmed are Septicflesh, Skindred, Corrosion Of Conformity, Accept, Skillet, Tremonti, Baroness, Shinedown, Hollywood Undead, Seether, Neurosis, Dead Cross, Eisbrecher, Pertubator, Wolves In The Throne Room, L7, Carach Angren, Dool, The Vintage Caravan, Diablo BLVD, Batushka, Mantar and Ego Kill Talent. The event's Facebook post claims that the lineup is now "more or less complete" with "a few finishing touches" to come. It will be held in the town of Dessel from June 21 - 24th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Black Stone Cherry
Bury Tomorrow
Follow The Cipher
Guns N Roses
Iced Earth
Jonathan Davis
The Pink Slips More...

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