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

Background

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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Arch Enemy Posts New Video Clip "The Race"

Having just completed a successful run of dates across Eastern Europe on the "Will To Power International Tour," extreme metal giants Arch Enemy is back with another ripping single from the recently released album "Will To Power," with the music video single for "The Race."

Founding member Michael Amott commented: "This was actually the last song written for the 'Will To Power' album. Listening through all the material we had up to that point we agreed that the album needed one more song that would be a relentless and fast paced counterpoint to some of the more epic compositions we already had. We sent Alissa the music and she came up with a thought provoking set of lyrics with an intense vocal arrangement that complemented the music perfectly. We've been having a blast playing this song on the current tour and we had our video director Patric Ullaeus come out to capture the mayhem at our recent show in Helsinki, Finland... Enjoy 'The Race'!"

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Arch Enemy Comments On Chart Positions

Arch Enemy is breaking records with new release “Will To Power," entering sales charts on top ranks all over the world. "Will To Power" premiered at these chart positions after releasing on September 8th:

#1 US Hard Music Charts
#10 US Rock Charts
#1 iTunes Metal Charts (International)
#3 German Album Charts
#3 UK Rock Charts
#2 Finnish Album Charts
#5 Swiss Album Charts
#5 Czech Album Charts
#11 Swedish Album Charts (last album #40)
#11 Dutch Album Charts (last album #38)
#19 French Album Charts (last album #42)
#26 Australian Album Charts (first chart entry ever)
#37 UK Album Charts (last album #85)

Michael Amott comments: "This is quite overwhelming to be honest... Firstly, a huge THANK YOU to all the fans that picked up 'Will to Power' during the first week of release! This has resulted in some of the best chart entries in Arch Enemy's history! The 'Will to Power' tour has just begun and the reactions to the new songs are just phenomenal. This is just the beginning, we're very much looking forward to going around the world a few times! We'll see all you metal maniacs out there soon and thank you once again from Arch Enemy!" More...

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Arch Enemy Premieres New Song "First Day In Hell"

Arch Enemy premieres a new track titled "First Day In Hell", taken from the band's upcoming new album "Will To Power", which will be out in stores tomorrow, Friday, September 08th.

Check out now "First Day In Hell" below.

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Buried Realm Premieres "Asphyxiation’s Lullaby"

Colorado musician/vocalist Josh Dummer's solo project Buried Realm premieres a new song entitled "Asphyxiation’s Lullaby", taken from the upcoming new album "The Ichor Carcinoma", which is set for release on September 29th, 2017.

The release boasts a list of guest appearances including Bob Katsionis (Firewind, Septicflesh), Brandon Ellis (Arsis, The Black Dahlia Murder, Cannabis Corpse), Christopher Amott (Arch Enemy, Armageddon), Dean Paul Arnold (Vital Remains), Marios Iliopoulos (Nightrage), Peter Wichers (Soilwork), Ryan Strain (Recode The Subliminal), Teemu Mäntysaari (Wintersun), and Travis Montgomery (Threat Signal, Jeff Loomis band).

Check out now "Asphyxiation’s Lullaby" below.

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Arch Enemy Issues "The Eagle Flies Alone" Video

Arch Enemy has revealed the second single - "The Eagle Flies Alone" - taken from the forthcoming album "Will To Power," due out on September 8th via Century Media Records worldwide.

Band leader Michael Amott comments: "Strangely enough, this is a song I wrote in sunny Mexico last year, but fear not - Arch Enemy hasn't gone Mariachi on you! On the contrary, this song is steeped in classic Metal and melancholic Scandinavian atmosphere. Lyrically, this is an anthemic warcry to all fellow individualists around the Heavy Metal world. We shot the video with our director Patric Ullaeus in Sweden on the coldest outdoor shoot I can recall ever doing! The end result was totally worth it, it turned out beautifully. I guess sometimes you really have to suffer for the art!"

Once "Will To Power" hits the streets, Arch Enemy will do what the band does best, hitting the road and taking the latest batch of heroic metal anthems to the people! The band will kickstart the international "Will To Power Tour" with a headlining jaunt across Eastern Europe with special guests Jinjer in September before making way overseas for a co-headlining North American tour with Trivium featuring support from While She Sleeps and Fit For An Autopsy from October through December. Arch Enemy will continue touring into the new year with a January trek across Europe with support from Wintersun, Tribulation, and Jinjer. Full dates can be found both here and over here.

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Arch Enemy: "The World Is Yours" Live Debut Posted

Arch Enemy performed its new single "The World Is Yours" live for the first time past Friday, August 4 at the Rock Pod Kamenom festival in Slovakia. Fan-filmed video footage of the live debut can be streamed below.

"The World Is Yours" is taken from Arch Enemy's new release, "Will To Power," which will hit stores on September 8 via Century Media Records.

Check out now "The World Is Yours (World live premiere)" below.

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Arch Enemy Announces Tour With Trivium

Arch Enemy and Trivium are excited to announce plans for a co-headlining tour across North America later this fall, featuring support from English metalcore outfit While She Sleeps and New Jersey deathcore act Fit For An Autopsy.

The tour will kick off on October 27th in Orlando, FL and make its way across the U.S. and Canada before finishing on December 6 in Houston, TX. Arch Enemy guitarist Michael Amott exclaimed:

"Very much looking forward to returning to North America with this tour! We are aware that it has been long overdue and we appreciate everyone's patience while we've been creating our new 'Will To Power' album. This run will be like a family reunion with our old friends in Trivium; together we'll be crushing city after city with the power of heavy metal! Good times ahead, don’t miss the fun!"

Trivium further stated, "We've been joining forces with Arch Enemy for over a decade now. From Ozzfest 2005, through arenas across the U.K., Europe, and Australia on The Black Crusade. This next chapter is going to be one for the ages: Trivium, Arch Enemy, While She Sleeps, and Fit for an Autopsy!! DO NOT MISS THIS!!” More...

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Arch Enemy Announces 2nd Leg Of European Tour

Melodic metal masters Arch Enemy are ready to conquer fans worldwide as they embark on the headlining international "Will To Power Tour" this Fall in support of the highly anticipated new release, "Will To Power," which drops September 8th via Century Media Records.

The first leg of the tour will trek across Eastern Europe from 9/15 - 10/11 with special guest Jinjer. The band are excited to announce the second round of dates for the "Will to Power Tour" will take place in early 2018 from 1/12-2/7 across Western Europe and feature support from Wintersun, Tribulation and Jinjer. All the dates can be found below.

Bandleader and chief songwriter Michael Amott comments: “Very happy to already announce our 'Will To Power' European headline tour for early 2018. We can't wait to get back out there with a new fresh Arch Enemy show full of cool surprises! And what a lineup! We have assembled a killer tour package with some amazing bands for you. Wintersun, Tribulation and Jinjer are all bands with their own unique and impressive live performances. This all adds up to an epic night of Metal that should not be missed!"

Wintersun commented, "We're super excited to announce that we will be supporting the mighty Arch Enemy on their European tour in January-February 2018! Hope to see you all there!“

Labelmates Tribulation also commented: “It is happening again! We are returning to the road in conjunction with the release of our new album, first stop Europe with no other than Arch Enemy. See you all soon!”

Jinjer chimed in stating,"We are literally counting the days until this tour starts! It's everything that we've been working up to for the past few years: bigger venues, bigger crowds and smashing the stage every night with the likes of a heavy metal giant like Arch Enemy. This tour will be one for the record books for sure!" More...

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Arch Enemy, Triptykon,.. Feat. On 2016 "W:O:A" DVD

The official live Blu-ray/DVD Set release for last year's edition of the annual "Wacken Open Air" titled "27 Years Faster : Harder : Louder", has been scheduled for August 11th in North America via Silver Lining Music. Double disc CD and double disc DVD/Blu-ray sets are planned with footage/audio of 43 artists and 54 songs set for inclusion. You’ll hear music from Arch Enemy, Bullet for My Valentine, Borknagar, Barb Wire Dolls, Triptykon, Saxon, Metal Church, Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons and Steel Panther, Axel Rudi Pell, Entombed A.D., Red Fang and Tarja Turunen, plus experience the emotional tribute to legendary Motörhead founder Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister, “Born To Lose, Live To Win”.

A trailer for the Blu-ray/DVD Set can be seen below:

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Arch Enemy Declares "The World Is Yours"

Arch Enemy fired off the first single from "Will To Power" in the form of the music video for "The World Is Yours." Check it out in the player below.

The highly anticipated follow up to "War Eternal" is finally ready to be unleashed on September 8th via Century Media Records.

Mastermind Michael Amott comments, "We've been hard at work on the new album for a while now and we're proud to present the first taste of new Arch Enemy music in over three years with our new single and video, 'The World Is Yours'! This was the first song I wrote for the upcoming 'Will To Power' album and Daniel (Erlandsson, drums) helped me arrange and finish it up. One of many songs we co-wrote and co-produced this time around. We had a blast recording together with the full band in the south of Sweden and then mixing with Jens Bogren, who did a superb mix and mastering - in my opinion even surpassing the epic sound on our previous record, 'War Eternal'. People that have heard this song in particular are saying it's got the classic anthemic Arch Enemy vibe going on, and I think they might be right about that... Looking forward to playing it live on stage later this summer!"

The track list for the album is:

1. Set Flame to the Night
2. The Race
3. Blood in the Water
4. The World is Yours
5. The Eagle Flies Alone
6. Reason to Believe
7. Murder Scene
8. First Day in Hell
9. Saturnine
10. Dreams of Retribution
11. My Shadow and I
12. A Fight I Must Win

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Arch Enemy Premieres Cover Of The Shitlickers

Arch Enemy premieres a new cover of the Swedish punk band The Shitlickers' "Leader (Of The Fucking’ Assholes)", taken from the upcoming deluxe edition of the band's new album "Will To Power", which will be released on September 08th via Century Media Records.

Check out now "Leader (Of The Fucking’ Assholes)" below.

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Arch Enemy Reveals "Will To Power" Artwork

Metal powerhouse Arch Enemy is ready to bring a fierce brand of metal to audiences worldwide as the band announces details on the upcoming new album, "Will To Power," which is out September 8th via Century Media Records. The band is excited to reveal the album's captivating cover artwork, as shown below, which was designed by Alex Reisfar.

Guitarist Michael Amott commented on the artwork: "It was a pleasure working with Alex Reisfar on the 'Will to Power' cover artwork, he immediately grasped the concept and atmosphere we were looking for with this album. We talked about the double edged sword that is human ambition, how it can be outstandingly creative and beautiful but can also be turned into something dark and powerful. Alex proceeded to masterfully paint a strong image that evokes a lot of feelings. The human skull as a central focal point, the flesh sort of falling off into the circular pattern. The snake ouroboros weaving in and out of the mouths and throats of the severed heads of a wolf, a goat and a vampire bat... All representing self determination and a predatory, almost parasitic will to power"

Co-produced by Amott and drummer Daniel Erlandsson, the album was sent to long time collaborator and friend Jens Bogren (Opeth, At The Gates, Dimmu Borgir) for mixing and mastering and marks legendary guitarist Jeff Loomis' (Nevermore) first recording with the band.

Following in the steps of the most acclaimed album to date, "War Eternal," which saw the band reach the highest charts in the US and Germany to date, "Will To Power" will continue to smash records worldwide.

While full details and pre-order information on "Will To Power" will be made available in the coming weeks, fans can currently take part in a special campaign which will allow them to sign up and have their name featured in the "Will To Power" Deluxe Box Set Edition. For further details and to have your name included, please visit this location. More...

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Scale The Summit Debuts New Song "Cosmic Crown"

Scale The Summit premieres a new song entitled "Cosmic Crown", taken from the forthcoming album "In A World Of Fear", which will be released May 19th. The track features guest turns from Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy, ex-Nevermore) and James Norbert Ivanyi.

Check out now "Cosmic Crown" below.

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"Welcome To Wacken" VR Documentary Announced

"Welcome To Wacken" is an interactive virtual reality documentary that takes you deep inside Germany's Wacken Open Air - the biggest heavy metal festival on Earth.

Produced by Canada's Banger Films ("Metal Evolution," "Iron Maiden: Flight 666") and Secret Location, this is the first fully 360° virtual reality music festival documentary: a story in five parts as told by different fans from around the world and climaxing with a live performance from Arch Enemy that puts viewers on stage with the band.

The world premiere will debut at Hot Docs, Canadian International Documentary Festival as part of the DocX programme (April 28 to May 1) in Toronto. It will be available on most major VR platforms following the festival.

“Ever since our first film 'Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey,' we’ve wanted to create something unique about Wacken,” said Sam Dunn, director and co-founder of Banger Films. “Metalheads around the world know that going to Wacken is a truly transformative experience. And we felt that the best way to capture this feeling was by filming in Virtual Reality. It’s the next best thing to actually having your feet in the mud at Wacken!” More...

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Arch Enemy Posts "Nemesis" Video

The extreme metal giants from Arch Enemy have now launched a live video for “Nemesis," taken from their upcoming live DVD/Blu-ray “As The Stages Burn” due to be released on March 31st, 2017.

The full Wacken 2016 show was recorded with 13 cameras and produced and directed by Patric Ullaeus. The audio was mixed by Andy Sneap.

"As The Stages Burn" also contains behind the scenes footage from Wacken, as well as excerpts from the “Tokyo Sacrifice” live DVD, all “War Eternal” music videos and a new, previously unreleased video clip for “Time Is Black” as bonus material. The deluxe box set will come with an artbook, CD, DVD and Blu-ray, pop-up art, lanyard and laminate. More...

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Photo Recap: 70.000 Tons Of Metal, Day 3 And 4

The largest and longest-running sea travel of its kind this year headed from Fort Lauderdale, Florida to Labadee, Haiti and back, featuring 61 bands playing 123 live shows on 4 stages to fans from 74 different countries. For most fans on board it’s "the" annual metal highlight. Below you can see George's personal extensive photo-recap of the events, scenery, and shows of his favourite bands taking place on "The Independence Of The Seas" metal-battleship:

Day 3: Labadee - Overkill - Marduk

Day 4: Unleashed - DevilDriver - Annihilator - Arch Enemy

If you missed the recap of day 1 and 2 you can watch it HERE.

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Three More Bands Confirmed For Bloodstock

By way of a late Valentines Day gift, Bloodstock is thrilled to announce three more bands for 2017’s event. The festival organizers comments:

"Arch Enemy will be joining us as Sunday’s special guests. Get a taste of their Swedish melodeath with the live video for ‘War Eternal,' shot at Wacken 2016 and check out what’s in store this August. The band, now fronted by Alissa White-Gluz, are set to release a new live DVD/Blu-Ray of full Wacken set titled ‘As The Stages Burn!’ on 31st March via Century Media.

"Salt Lake City deathcore mob Chelsea Grin also lands an early main stage slot on Friday. The band released fourth studio album, ‘Self Inflicted’ via new label home Rise Records last summer and unveiled a video for ‘Broken Bonds.'

"Lastly, prog metallers Oni join the ranks on the Sophie stage on Saturday. Signed to Metal Blade, these Canadians recently unveiled a creepy video for ‘The Only Cure’ from debut album ‘Ironshore,’ featuring guest vocals from Lamb of God’s Randy Blythe." More...

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Arch Enemy Issues "War Eternal" DVD Clip

Swedish melodic death metal act Arch Enemy released the first full song clip from the upcoming live CD/DVD package "As the Stages Burn." Check out "War Eternal" in the player below. The release is set to drop via Century Media Records on March 31, 2017 as Limited Edition CD+DVD Digipak, Gatefold 2LP+DVD and as digital album. Europe will also be offering fans a Ltd. Deluxe CD+DVD+Blu-ray Box Set..

"As the Stages Burn" features footage of the band's headline performance at Wacken Open Air 2016, marking the pinnacle of a highly successful album campaign in support of "War Eternal." "As the Stages Burn!" highlights an impressive live production fans have never seen before!

The full Wacken 2016 show was recorded with 13 cameras, produced and directed by Patric Ullaeus. The audio was mixed by Andy Sneap.

The DVD/Blu-ray also contains Behind The Scenes footage from Wacken, as well as excerpts from the "Tokyo Sacrifice" live DVD, all "War Eternal" music videos and a new, previously unreleased video clip for "Time Is Black" as bonus material! More...

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70000 Tons Of Metal: Line Up Complete

In exactly 9 days 3000 metal fans will be on board the 2017 edition of 70000 Tons Of Metal Cruise.

4 Days, 60 Bands, 1 Cruise Ship and only 3000 Tickets – Round 7 of The Original, The World’s Biggest Heavy Metal Cruise will sail February 2-6 from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Labadee, Haiti on board the "Independence Of The Seas".

Haven’t booked your ticket yet? Click here to book now! Don’t wait, only a select number of Single Tickets and Private Cabins are left. You don’t want to miss this trip of a lifetime!

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Arch Enemy Posts "As The Stages Burn" Trailer

Swedish melodic death metal act Arch Enemy issued a trailer clip for the upcoming live CD/DVD package "As the Stages Burn." The release is set to drop via Century Media Records on March 31, 2017.

Featuring footage of the band's headline performance at Wacken Open Air 2016, marking the pinnacle of a highly successful album campaign in support of "War Eternal," "As The Stages Burn!" highlights an impressive live production fans have never seen before!

"As The Stages Burn!" will be available as Limited Edition CD+DVD Digipak, Gatefold 2LP+DVD and as digital album. Europe will also be offering fans a Ltd. Deluxe CD+DVD+Blu-ray Box Set.

The full Wacken 2016 show was recorded with 13 cameras, produced and directed by Patric Ullaeus. The audio was mixed by Andy Sneap.

The DVD/Blu-ray also contains Behind The Scenes footage from Wacken, as well as excerpts from the "Tokyo Sacrifice" live DVD, all "War Eternal" music videos and a new, previously unreleased video clip for "Time Is Black" as bonus material!

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