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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Swedish/German extreme metallers Arch Enemy have commented on their upcoming appearance at this year's Ozzfest, which is scheduled to kick off July 15 in Boston. Massachusetts. Arch Enemy will be performing on the second stage at the traveling festival alongside Rob Zombie, Killswitch Engage, As I Lay Dying, Mastodon, A Dozen Furies, The Haunted, In Flames, The Black Dahlia Murder, Bury Your Dead, It Dies Today, Soilwork and Trivium.
Stated Arch Enemy guitarist Michael Amott: "We are very much looking forward to being a part of the legendary Ozzfest this year and spending the summer in the U.S....playing our brand of PURE FUCKING METAL and making new friends! Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden (and Arch Enemy!!!) on the same tour — now THAT is awesome...we are happy and honored to be a part of metal history!"
It's big. It's bad. And it's back for more. Got a problem with that?
Ozzfest — the king of festivals — triumphantly returns this summer to celebrate its hard-earned 10th anniversary with the staggering line-up of BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN, ROB ZOMBIE, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, SHADOWS FALL and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. The summer's premier concert festival — which has propelled many of today’s rock bands to superstardom while paying close attention to its discerning fans — will roll out July 15 in Boston and visit 26 cities by the time it reaches West Palm Beach on September 4. The Hot Topic Second Stage will be headlined by ZOMBIE and feature a preview of rock's rising stars, including AS I LAY DYING, MASTODON, THE HAUNTED, IN FLAMES, ARCH ENEMY, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, BURY YOUR DEAD, SOILWORK, TRIVIUM, IT DIES TODAY, A DOZEN FURIES and more.
"I'm most proud of the success of Ozzfest," says founder Sharon Osbourne. "Everyone said it would never happen and 10 years later we are still in business." In fact, 125 bands, 238 shows and over 4 million fans later, the all-day extravaganza of music and deranged merriment is roaring louder than ever. History in the making, 2005 marks the first time metal legends BLACK SABBATH and IRON MAIDEN have toured together and also represents IRON MAIDEN's first Ozzfest appearance.
IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson said, "This summer's MAIDEN touring is based on the recent 'Early Days' DVD and all the songs we do at Ozzfest will be from our first four albums — 'Iron Maiden', 'Killers', 'Number of the Beast' and 'Piece of Mind'. We will be bringing over our full European show, naturally including as special guest Eddie in various appropriate guises!! The stage sets, production and backdrops will recreate aspects of the shows on the tours around those albums — only bigger… much bigger!!! We don’t know if anyone has done anything like this before but we think it’s something the fans will really appreciate both in the choice of songs and in the production values."
Here are the Ozzfest tour dates: More...
Arch Enemy is in the studio recording their follow up to 2003's "Anthems Of Rebellion". Check out the reports and pics from the studio on http://www.archenemy.net.
Slayer, In Flames, Arch Enemy, Dimmu Borgir and Suicidal Tendencies are among the latest confirmations for the 2005 edition of the Fury Fest, set to take place June 24-26 in Le Mans, France. The list of bands currently scheduled to appear at the festival is as follows: More...
Century Media Records has announced details regarding the Marine Corps sampler, tentatively titled "Code Red," that they will be distributing this spring/summer. 20,000 copies will be handed out to U.S. troops leaving for active duty in the Middle East. According to Major Stephen A. Cox, Director of Community Relations for the United States Marine Corps, "Intensity of spirit is precisely what makes the Century Family sampler appealing to many Marines. The donation of samplers to the Marines and their families is patriotic and a generous gesture appreciated by Marines serving their country around the world." Here's the tracklisting for the sampler:
1. Shadows Fall - What Drives the Weak
2. Arch Enemy - We Will Rise
3. God Forbid - Soul Engraved
4. Dark Tranquillity - Lost To Apathy
5. Diecast - Medieval
6. Lacuna Coil - Swamped
7. Nevermore - Tomorrow Turned Into Yesterday
8. Stampin' Ground - Pain Is Weakness (Leaving The Body)
9. Brand New Sin - Black & Blue
10. The Hellacopters - By The Grace Of God
11. The Bones - Do You Wanna...
12. Crash Kelly - She Gets Away
13. Swallow The Sun - Silence of the Womb
Witchery, the cult Swedish metalheads featuring members of The Haunted and Arch Enemy, have finished recording a new, as yet untitled album. The band are now looking for a label deal. Interested parties should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spiritual Beggars, who include Arch Enemy guitarist Mike Amott, are to release new lbum 'Demons' through the Toy Factory label in Japan at the end of February. So far, there's no news on label deals for the band in any other parts of the world.
Nuclear Blast has announced the tracklisting of "Alone in the Dark," the original motion picture soundtrack inspired and from the movie. "Alone in the Dark" is based on the best-selling Atari video game series of the same name. The soundtrack will feature some of today’s best Metal bands such as Dimmu Borgir, Shadows Fall, Fear Factory, Machine Head amongst others, and it will be featured on a double disc format. This is the first time a Hollywood production receives an all Extreme Metal soundtrack. The release date for the soundtrack has been set for January 25, 2005.
Edward Carnby (Christian Slater) is a private investigator specializing in unexplainable supernatural phenomena. His cases delve into the dark corners of the world, searching for truth in the occult remnants of the ancient civilizations. Now, the greatest mystery of his past is about to become the most dangerous case he has ever faced. With the help of his ex-flame, archeologist Aline Cedrac (Tara Reid), and his bitter rival, government agent Richard Burke (Stephen Dorff), Edward Carnby is about to learn that just because you don’t believe in something, that doesn’t mean it can’t kill you. More info can be found here.
There will be two different version of the soundtrack, one for European territories and the American version. Here are both tracklists: More...
Arch Enemy are out with the video to their new single 'Dead Eyes See No Future'. You can watch the video online at Launch.com.
Arch Enemy's video for the track "Dead Eyes See No Future" has been posted online at this location.
"Dead Eyes See No Future" is the title track of the band's recently released EP containing a mixture of live tracks and cover versions. The CD, which was initially released in Japan only while the band were touring there a few months ago, has since been expanded with the addition of an extra live track ("Heart Of Darkness") as well as the "We Will Rise" video.
Arch Enemy will be filming their show on December 17 for a DVD that the band are planning to release in 2005. The Metal Hammer-sponsored concert, dubbed "Swedish Apocalypse", will take place at the Forum in London, U.K. Support will come from fellow Swedes The Haunted, Dark Tranquillity and Nightrage. Commented guitarist Michael Amott: "This is shaping up to be one hell of a night! This is THE dream line up of bands for any fan of the 'Swedish sound!' We can't promise that the city of London will still be there after this Swedish Apocalypse! If the show doesn't do the job, the party afterwards will! What a great way to end the year!"
Arch Enemy has issued the following statement regarding their cancelled show with Cradle of Filth at the Irving Plaza, New York on Dec. 14:
We're here at the Irving Plaza as you know, and we've just been given some devastating news. The show has been cancelled tonight, due to reasons entirely beyond our control. We have been told that Dani from Cradle of Filth has been taken ill and they cannot do the show tonight. When the promoter found out, he decided to pull the entire show, even though Arch Enemy was more than ready and to go ahead and just play the show anyway. We talked with our friends in Bleeding Through and Himsa and they thought the same as us - we all wanted to play.
We are totally, totally gutted about this. We cannot believe this decision from the promoter, but we've been told there is NOTHING we (or anybody else) can do about it. Worst of all, it's a sold out show, so we know how many people will be disappointed. The guys from Himsa even got on the phone to other promoters and venues in the area, to see if we could all go and play a three band show somewhere else, but with such short notice it just isn't happening.
I just don't know what else to say, we are all sitting here stunned right now. This has been one of our best ever US tours, and to end it like this, totally powerless, just SUCKS BEYOND BELIEF!! We are so on fire right now, the last week of shows have been amazing, this one was shaping up to be even better! Talk about a total let-down.
As you can imagine it's total chaos at the venue right now, I'm gonna get kicked off this machine soon - no doubt there'll be more on this subject from me soon but as you know we're flying to London in the morning for our big show (at least there's still that to look forward to)! Anyway, just wanted to say 'sorry' to all our fans in NYC who were coming along to see us; I'm sure you'll understand that there was nothing we could do here, but we will be back to see you next year...
Mike Amott, the guitarist for Arch Enemy ( currently featured on Headbangers Ball tour) has issued the following update from the road:
"We are currently in freezing Edmonton, Canada…it took us 17 hours to drive from Vancouver to here…we drove through the mountains and there was really nothing else but ice and snow…and then some more ice and snow! We saw some beautiful nature, and some really cool wildlife like eagles and a ram crossing the road - very impressive for us Swedes! :-)
The shows have been going extremely well on this tour, it's been a lot of fun! And I must say that we are slightly surprised and totally honoured that CRADLE OF FILTH's fanbase has taken to us so well! We played Vancouver for the first time ever 2 days ago and that was really a killer show, great crowd...we'll be back!!!More...
Cradle Of Filth is still on tour in the US in support of their latest release, "Nyphetamine." What's the latest from the road? Bassist Dave Pybus checks in with the following: More...
Cradle of Filth will be making an in-store appearance at Vancouver's Scrape Records on December 1, 2004 at 4 PM to meet and greet fans and sign autographs. The in-store signing session will be a great opportunity for everyone to get out there and meet the band. This marks Cradle of Filth's second appearance at Scrape Records.
Later that same night, Cradle of Filth will be performing live at the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, headlining the MTV2 Headbangers Ball Tour. Supporting acts will be Arch Enemy, Bleeding Through, and Himsa.
For more information on the in-store, go here.
How are things going on the road for Cradle Of Filth? The band is currently touring the US in support of their latest release, "Nymphetamine"...and bassist Dave Pybus writes in with the following:
Sun 31 October - Quebec, Le Capitol Theatre More...
Arch Enemy singer, Angela Gossow, recently spoke to the staff at Chart Attack about their lyrics:
It’s a heavy year end for British death metallers Arch Enemy. Not only are they wrapping up an opening slot for chums Cradle Of Filth in support of their own latest EP, "Dead Eyes See No Future," but they’re also frantically writing a follow-up full-length to 2003’s "Anthems Of Rebellion."
Singer Angela Gossow doesn’t really feel the tension, though. She’s managed to avoid it because lyrics just seem to be pouring out of her. Taking a few moments to phone up the old ChartAttack office, Gossow’s mind is all lyrics. It’s all she wants to discuss, relating that while she’s not quite ready to tell us what the new songs are about, we’ll be duly impressed.
"I could tell them to you now, but you need to hear my lyrics in the context of the music to fully appreciate them," she says. "Not that it will matter, because whenever you write lyrics, no one understands their point anyway. They all take their own elements from it even if the words are directly drawn (from) our own experiences."
Read the full article at Chart Attack.
Nightrage report on their official website that the mixing of the band's new album is complete and is said to sound "super heavy." Mastering will be done next week at Tailor Maid Productions in Stockholm. A total of 13 tracks have been recorded, with 12 of them appearing on the European release. The 13th track will be a bonus for the Japanese version.
In other news, Nightrage have been confirmed to play the Hammered At X-Mas Festival in London, England on December 14 with Arch Enemy, The Haunted and Dark Tranquillity.
The queue was winding around the corner when I arrived at The Palladium. It was around 7 and the venue was already packed. I was amazed to find out that the crowd was predominantly made up of hardcore kids. I saw only a few painted faces here and there. I remember thinking during the day that it's a very brave decision on behalf of the organizers to mix black metal and hardcore fans and I was convinced ( judging from my overseas experience) that a bunch of fights would ensue. Fortunately, this didn't happen. The American fans seemed tolerant of other people's musical tastes. More...
The two people that were allegedly stabbed by a security guard at the Cradle of Filth concert in Cincinnati Monday night (Nov. 8) have been identified as Chris Alsip, the frontman of the Ohio-based brutal straight-edge hardcore band Suffocate Faster, and James Shestina, 18, of Athens, according to The Enquirer.
Police say Donald Germany (photo), 21, a University of Cincinnati defensive end and special teams player on a scholarship, pulled out a knife and stabbed the two men. Neither of the victims was seriously hurt. More...
The December 15th date for the HEADBANGERS BALL III tour, featuring CRADLE OF FILTH, ARCH ENEMY, BLEEDING THROUGH, HIMSA, at the 9:30 club in Washington D.C has officially been cancelled. No official word or reason has been released, but the show is 100% off according to siN.