Band Photo: Arch Enemy (?)
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.
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The release date for the upcoming compilation “Monsters of Metal - Vol. 8” on DVD/Blu-Ray with 90 music videos and over 400 minutes of pure metal is postponed until March 16th, 2012.
The compilation includes two DVDs and one Blu-ray with clips from bands like Nightwish, Edguy, Dimmu Borgir, Amorphis, Hammerfall, Accept, Blind Guardian, Avantasia, Deathstars, Monster Magnet, Leaves' Eyes, Tristania, Nevermore, Lacuna Coil, Arch Enemy, Machine Head, Opeth and more.
The track list is as follows:
01 Nightwish - Storytime
02 Deathstars - Metal
03 Pain - The Great Pretender
04 Amorphis - You I Need
05 Opeth - The Devils Orchard
06 Lacuna Coil - Within Me
07 Therion - Kali Yuga Part 3: Autumn Of The Aeons
08 Leaves Eyes - Take The Devil In Me
09 Tristania - Year Of The Rat
10 Draconian - The Last Hour Of Ancient Sunlight
11 Saltatio Mortis - Hochzeitstanz
12 Die Apokalyptischen Reiter - Dr. Pest
13 Monster Magnet - Gods & Punks
14 Graveyard - Hisingen Blues
15 Seventh Void - Heaven Is Gone
16 Chrome Division - Bulldogs Unleashed
17 Dream Theater - On The Backs Of Angels
18 Gotthard - Remember Its Me
19 Edguy - Robin Hood
20 Blind Guardian A Voice In The Dark
21 Accept - Pandemic
22 Sabaton - Screaming Eagles
23 Hammerfall - One More Time
24 Rhapsody Of Fire - Sea Of Fate
25 Avantasia - Dying For An Angel
26 Powerwolf - We Drink Your Blood
27 Grave Digger - Rebellion Live@Wacken
28 Hell - On Earth As It Is In Hell
29 Tarot - Wings OfDarkness
30 Bullet - Stay Wild
31 Steelwing - The Illusion
32 Enforcer - Midnight Vice
33 Skullfist - Head Of The Pack
34 White Wizzard - Over The Top
35 Cauldron - Chained Up In Chains
36 Huntress - Eight Of Swords
37 Battle Beast - Into The Metalworld
38 Armored Saint - Left Hook From Right Field
39 Nevermore - Born
40 Alestorm - Shipwrecked
41 Turisas - Stand Up And Fight
42 Heidevolk - Nehalennia
43 Trollfest - Die VerdammteHungersnot
44. Milking The Goatmachine -The Wolf Is Dead More...
Back in 2005, Dimmu Borgir was a band still basking in the unholy success of its latest outing “Death Cult Armageddon.” And yet instead of launching into a new opus for fans to consume the band members decided on a new approach; they would re-release an early and often praised album (“Stormblåst”) by completely re-recording it, updating the sound with modern production and slap “MMV” on the end. There had of course been prior examples of bands making this choice, but it was perhaps here that best truly crystallized the new era of metal re-recordings. No doubt you have heard of similar re-recordings in the same vein, perhaps most recently Gorgoroth’s “Under the Sign of Hell 2011” or Burzum’s “From the Depths of Darkness”? Perhaps not, but that’s what I aim to uncover for you here. More...
Engel has issued the following announcement about performing two upcoming Japanese shows alongside Arch Enemy:
"As you might, or might not figured out. We will be back in Japan to do two shows with Arch Enemy in April! We are really psyched about this and we are looking forward to it as hell.
"We play the following dates: 13/4-2012 Tokyo, SHIBUYA-AX and 14/4-2012 Yokohama, BLITZ Hope to see you there!"
Engel's upcoming live shows are as follows:
2012.04.13 – SHIBUYA-AX, Tokyo, JAPAN
2012.04.14 – BLITZ, Yokohama, JAPAN
2012.08.16-18 – Rockstad Falun, Falun, SWEDEN
PETA has conducted an interview with Arch Enemy's Angela Gossow about her veganism, and the organization has issued the following statement:
"If you've ever wondered what represents the arch enemy to Angela Gossow, you can find out in the Arch Enemy lead vocalist's exclusive interview with peta2, PETA's youth division, in which the Swedish death-metal singer reveals her foremost foe: factory farming. In the recent interview, Gossow—a lifelong vegetarian—opens up about why she decided to dump eggs and dairy products from her diet and go vegan for good. And from now through January 2, visitors to peta2.com can enter to win an Arch Enemy prize pack containing a copy of Khaos Legions, the group's latest studio album; a Century Media compilation CD; and an Arch Enemy poster and stickers.
"Besides the indisputable health benefits of ditching meat and other unhealthy animal products from their diets, vegans have a smaller carbon footprint than their meat-eating counterparts— and each vegan saves the lives of more than 100 animals every year.
"Gossow joins an ever-growing list of musicians—including The Agonist's Alissa White-Gluz, OTEP, Dillinger Escape Plan, GWAR, and Lacuna Coil's Cristina Scabbia—who have teamed up with peta2 to challenge archaic, cruel attitudes about animals." More...
Napalm Records has issued the following statement about the upcoming Christmas Metal Festival in Germany:
"Metal fans who would like to rock out before the holidays, should make sure to visit Germany's biggest indoor festival. The festival takes place at the Eventhalle in Geiselwind. Besides Napalm artists like Grave Digger and Van Canto, an illustrious line-up including Blind Guardian, Iced Earth, Morbid Angel, and Arch Enemy, will guarantee raised fists and sore throats.
"Furthermore, the Napalm merchandise booth will offer a wide range of items just waiting to become part of your personal collection. Be sure to say 'hello' to our mailorder team! All details concerning the festival are available here. The official festival trailer may be watched below!"
Arch Enemy has confirmed a long-awaited headline tour of Japan, scheduled for April 2012. Michael Amott comments:
"It’s not a very well guarded secret that Japan has been like a second home for Arch Enemy since we first started touring there in 1997. So it is with great joy and excitement that we are returning to celebrate the success of our 'Khaos Legions' album and play some great shows for our Japanese fans!
"All these four Japan shows will be special and unique, but none more so than the Yokohama Blitz show on April 14, where we’ll be performing our 'Wages Of Sin' (2001) album in its entirety…
”We haven’t done a full tour of Japan since 2008 (which we documented on the 'Tyrants Of The Rising Sun’ DVD & double live album…). After our performance at Japan’s Loud Park 2011 event last month, we are more than eager to get back and have fun with some of the craziest Metal fans on the planet! See you in April!"
"Khaos Legions", the eighth studio album from Arch Enemy, entered the Japan Oricon charts at #3 (international artists) and #11 (international and domestic artists). Dates for the tour are as follows:
April 13 2012 - Shibuya Ax - Tokyo, Japan
April 14 2012 - Yokohama Blitz - Japan
April 16 2012 - Diamond Hall - Nagoya, Japan
April 17 2012 - Big Cat - Osaka, Japan
More of the usual suspects are showing up in the latest batch of newly added tracks to the Rock Band Network. Xbox fans can look forward to music from All Shall Perish and Halcyon Way over the weekend, while PS3 players will have access to more Arch Enemy and Rock Band champions Amberian Dawn next week.
The newly added Xbox 360 tracks are as follows:
All Shall Perish - "Embrace The Curse (2x Bass Pedal)" (160 MSP)
Halcyon Way - "Death of a Dream (2x Bass Pedal)" (80 MSP)
Prototype - "The Way It Ends" (80 MSP)
The PS3 releases for 11/22/2011 (North America) and 11/23/2011 (Europe) will be:
Amberian Dawn - "Passing Bells" ($1.99)
Arch Enemy - "Nemesis" ($1.99)
Arch Enemy has uploaded some behind-the-scenes footage fresh from the road on the band’s current headlining tour, “North American Khaos 2011.” Check out the clip below. The North American leg of Arch Enemy’s World Tour kicked off in Baltimore on September 8th and features a lineup of DevilDriver, Skeletonwitch, and Chthonic in support.
Arch Enemy's upcoming tour dates are as follows:
Sept. 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Nokia Theatre
Sept. 29 – Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee
Sept. 30 – Albuquerque, NM - The Sunshine Theater
Oct. 01 – Denver, CO – The Gothic Theatre
Oct. 03 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Oct. 04 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Horns Up has posted a video interview online with Arch Enemy's Michael Amott, which was conducted earlier this month at New York City's Best Buy Theater on the "North American Khaos" tour. Check out the clip below.
This week's selection of new metal tracks added to the Rock Band Network isn't as large as in past weeks, but the lineup is solid and has a decent variety to help you get your rock on over the weekend. Xbox 360 gamers get new music from Arch Enemy, Underoath, and Ghost Brigade, while PS3 users will see a new Mastodon track starting next week.
The complete list of newly added Xbox 360 tracks, including all non-metal songs, is as follows:
Arch Enemy - "Nemesis" (160 MSP)
Underoath - "In Division" (160 MSP)
Ghost Brigade – “Into the Black Light” (160 MSP)
The Blue News - Just a Game (80 MSP)
Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives - "Hey" (80 MSP) More...
On September 13th, Century Media will release the "Metal For The Masses Volume 9" compilation exclusively through Hot Topic. The release consists of three discs and 48 tracks.
"We're very excited to be putting out the 9th installment of the Metal For The Masses series," says Century Media President, Don Robertson. "This low priced Hot Topic exclusive has been a very important sampler of our artists for the last decade and has proven to be a great way to give the metal community a chance to discover new music."
The track listing is as follows:
Disc One (The Century Family)
1 - Winds of Plague - California
2 - Vampires Everywhere! - Carnage At The Castle
3 - Suicide Silence - You Only Live Once
4 - Architects (UK) - Day In Day Out
5 - iwrestledabearonce - Karate Nipples
6 - Demolisher - Two Sided Coin
7 - Arsonists Get All The Girls - Will Someone Please Turn Down the Ocean
8 - Earth Crisis - Total War
9 - Suffer Well - For Today, For Yesterday, For Everyday
10 - The Devastated - The Devil's Messenger
11 - Arch Enemy - Bloodstained Cross
12 - Turisas - The Great Escape
13 - Deicide - How Can You Call Yourself a God?
14 - 7 Horns 7 Eyes - Vindicator
15 - TesseracT - Eden
Disc Two (Nuclear Blast America)
1 - Decapitated - Homo Sum
2 - All Shall Perish - There's Nothing Left
3 - Symphony X - The End Of Innocence
4 - Sepultura - Kairos
5 - Lock Up - Brethren Of The Pentagram
6 - Belphegor - Impaled Upon The Tongue Of Satan
7 - Hell - On Earth As It Is In Hell
8 - Destruction - Hate Is My Fuel
9 - World Under Blood - God Among The Waste
10 - Korpiklaani - Tequila
11 - Agnostic Front - My Life My Way
12 - Graveyard - Ain't Fit To Live Here
13 - While Heaven Wept - Destroyer Of Solace
14 - Before The Dawn - Deathstar
15 - Sylosis - Empyreal
16 - Pain - Dirty Woman
17 - Origin - Expulsion of Fury
18 - Amorphis - You I Need
19 - Scar Symmetry - Extinction Mantra More...
Arch Enemy has posted an official live video clip online for the song "Bloodstained Cross," which is taken off the band's new album "Khaos Legions." You can check out the clip below.
You can also catch Arch Enemy on tour this fall with Devildriver, Skeletonwitch, and Cthonic. Dates are as follows: More...
Not new, but it's never too late to get free music: Like Hails and Horns on Facebook to download their 27-song "Screams of Summer Comp 2011."
The "Screams of Summer Comp 2011" tracklisting is as follows:
1. SUICIDE SILENCE – “You Only Live Once”
2. ARCH ENEMY – “Yesterday Is Dead And Gone”
3. JUNGLE ROT – “Rise And Revolt”
4. RED FANG – “Wires”
5. ROTTEN SOUND – “Self”
6. ALL SHALL PERISH – “Divine Illusion”
7. WARBRINGER – “Living Weapon”
8. AFTER THE BURIAL – “Sleeper”
9. AMORPHIS – “You I Need”
10. BLACKGUARD – “Firefight”
11. PATHOLOGY – “Code Injection”
12. OBSCURA – “Euclidean Elements”
13. RINGS OF SATURN – “Seized And Devoured”
14. THE FRANCESCO ARTUSATO PROJECT – “Gardens Of Yama”
15. PERIPHERY – “Frak The Gods”
16. CYNIC – “Wheels Within Wheels”
17. FINNTROLL – “Solsagan”
18. WORLD UNDER BLOOD – “God Amongst The Waste”
19. LOCK UP – “Life Of Devastation”
20. EXHUMED – “Funereality”
21. TOXIC HOLOCAUST – “Judgment Awaits You”
22. BENIGHTED – “Let The Blood Spill Between My Broken Teeth”
23. SEPTIC FLESH – “The Vampire From Nazareth”
24. DECAPITATED – “Homo Sun”
25. GENERAL SURGERY – “The Succulent Aftermath Of A Subdural”
26. WATAIN – “Reaping Death”
27. HAMMERFALL – “One More Time”
Drum cam footage has been posted online of Arch Enemy's Daniel Erlandsson performing on July 22nd at the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival in Helsinki, Finland. You can check out the clip below.
Arch Enemy vocalist Angela Gossow also recently conducted an interview with Metalunderground.com about the band's new album "Khaos Legions," which can be found here.
If you missed out on this year's Fortarock festival, the organizers have now put together a recap video showing footage of live performances and the various festival-goers. You can check out the clip below.
News has been circulating since yesterday of a terrorist attack in Norway on a youth camp along with a bombing, which has left at least 80 people dead. News reports have identified Anders Behring Breivik as the police's main suspect, and have cited his extreme right wing Christian views as a possible motivation for the attacks.
Several bands have since reacted to the news, with Bison B.C. stating:
"Our thoughts go out to our Norwegian brothers and sisters and to their friends and families. We hope you are all safe and well. Our condolences to those affected by the senseless actions. Glad to hear that our old tour mates and friends in Kvelertak where not in Olso when the attacks occurred. XOXO."
Defect Designer also added, "Words 'Norway' and 'Terrorism'... we did not think they can be used in same sentence. As we live in Russia, we understand you.. Hold on..."
Eternal Gray stated via a Facebook post, "To all our friends in Norway, we are sorry for your loss. Sometimes it's just so hard to believe this beast came from within us, human-kind. Inconceivable. Be strong, we send you our condolences."
Norwegian act Leprous added, "We would like to express our deepest sympathy with everyone involved in yesterdays shocking events in our hometown, Oslo. This is a day for unity, compassion and grief."
Arch Enemy's Facebook page included the following status update: "Watching the news with heavy hearts. Our thoughts are with our brothers and sisters in Norway. What a horrifying attack. It is hard to believe what happened :-("
An update from Iced Earth also stated, "Our hearts go out to the people of Norway. The loss of life is horrific, nearly too much to contemplate. (After killing seven people in a bomb blast, a lone gunman killed over 80 people, some as young as 16, in a summer youth camp.) Please join us in sending prayers, positive thoughts, and sincere condolences to the friends and family members affected by this tragedy."
Enslaved commented: "Our deepest condolences and thoughts go out to everybody touched by the fathomless tragedy that struck Norway yesterday. This is indeed a day for afterthought."
The release date of the upcoming 2011 Femme Metal Records compilation CD "Melody & Malice" has been set for September 26th, 2011. You can check out the artwork and track listing for the compilation below.
1. Deadlock - "Virus Jones"
2. Exoterik - "Revive"
3. Regardless Of Me - "Until I Die"
4. Kittie - "Cut Throat"
5. In This Moment - "A Star Crossed Wasteland"
6. Mongrel - "Zombies Of War"
7. hAND - "Fate Sewn On"
8. Decadence - "Vulture"
9. UnSun - "Whispers"
10. Katra - "One Wish Away"
11. Crystal Viper - "Blood Of The Heroes"
12. Winter Storm - "The Embrace"
13. The Agonist - "And Their Eulogies Sang Me To Sleep"
14. Alerion - "Turn Of Fate"
15. Sarah Jezebel Deva - "The Corruption of Mercy"
16. Jaggedy Ann - "Skin Of Your Teeth"
1. Magica - "Wait For Me"
2. Witchburn - "Bleed The Stone"
3. Edenbridge - "Higher"
4. The Mariana Hollow - "Your Halo"
5. Luna Mortis - "Ash"
6. Beneath The Stares - "Guilty Bystander"
7. Achilla - "Mirrors"
8. Amberian Dawn - "Talisman"
9. Lacuna Coil - "Spellbound"
10. Triosphere - "The Anger And The Silent Remorse"
11. Solsikk - "Relish In Nervous Delights"
12. Noctis Notus - "Scarlet Storm"
13. Arch Enemy - "I Will Live Again"
14. Further From The Truth - "Drifter"
15. Evil's Desire - "Touched By Insanity"
16. Rising Dream - "Religion For The Weak" More...
New behind-the-scenes footage has been posted online featuring the set-up process behind Arch Enemy's June 18, 2011 appearance at Gothenburg, Sweden's Metaltown festival. You can check out the clip in the player below.
New drum cam footage featuring Arch Enemy's Daniel Erlandsson has made its way online. The footage was catured during Erlandsson's drum solo at the band's June 23 performance in Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg. You can check out the footage by using the player located below.
Footage has been posted online (courtesy of YouTube user ovd806) of Arch Enemy performing live at the Fortarock Nijmegen (Netherlands) on July 2nd, 2011. You can check out the first part below and the second two clips are available after the jump.