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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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New Arch Enemy Song Posted Online

Arch Enemy's new track "Nemesis" has now been posted online in streaming Windows Media format and can be found here. The song serves as the lead off single from the groups upcoming new album "Doomsday Machine" and a video for it will soon be shot with director George Bravo. "Doomsday Machine" is on track for a July 26th release date through Century Media

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Track Listing For New Arch Enemy Album

Arch Enemy have set the tentative track listing to their new album "Doomsday Machine", here's how it looks:

01 - "Enter The Machine"
02 - "Taking Back My Soul"
03 - "Nemesis"
04 - "My Apocalypse"
05 - "Carry The Cross"
06 - "I Am Legend / Out For Blood"
07 - "Skeleton Dance"
08 - "Hybrids Of Steel"
09 - "Mechanic God Creation"
10 - "Machtkampf"
11 - "Slaves Of Yesterday"

The track "Nemesis" has been chosen as the first single from the release, with plans for a video currently in the works. "Doomsday Machine" will see a July 26th release date through Century Media

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Ozzfest 2005 Summer Sampler Track Listing Revealed

The track listing has been finalized for the Ozzfest 2005 summer sampler. The CD will be available at the Ozzfest Summer Sampler tent for free, and as a consolation prize in the Village of the Damned at any of the game booths.

Ozzfest 2005 summer sampler track listing:

OZZY OSBOURNE – "21st Century Schizoid Man"
TONY IOMMI – "Dopamine"
GZR - "Pardon My Depression"
A DOZEN FURIES – "The Everlasting Grudge"
THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER – "A Vulger Picture"
THE HAUNTED – "No Compromise"
IT DIES TODAY – "Freak Gasoline Fight Accident"
SOILWORK – "Stabbing The Drama"
ARCH ENEMY – "Nemesis" (Rough Mix)
BRUCE DICKINSON – "Tyranny of Souls"
GIZMACHI – "The Answer"
BURY YOUR DEAD - 'The Color of Money'
IN FLAMES – "My Sweet Shadow"
TRIVIUM – "A Gunshot To The Head of Trepidation"
WICKED WISDOM – "Something Inside of Me"

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Arch Enemy Reveals Album Title And Cover Art

Arch Enemy have completed work on their highly anticipated new album, "Doomsday Machine," set for a July 26th release. The disc’s striking cover art by acclaimed artist Joachim Luetke (Dimmu Borgir) has just been posted here.

Michael Amott (guitarist/songwriter) comments:

We are all extremely pleased with the artwork for the new album! I had a few ideas initially that I discussed with Joachim on the phone, and when he started sending over images, we were seriously blown away. When you work with creative people of this caliber, you just let them do what they do, so we just let him get on with it. He’s a very productive guy, very sharp. He expanded on the Doomsday Machine concept and took it to some really interesting (albeit very dark) places. It’s one of those great situations when the artwork totally works with the music. Simply awesome.

With their dynamic mixture of melody and aggression, Arch Enemy are poised to be this year’s Ozzfest breakthrough artist. They have a slew of high profile off-dates scheduled this summer with such acclaimed acts as Black Dahlia Murder, In Flames, The Haunted and Trivum, among others (see below for their complete summer touring schedule). With Doomsday Machine, the group delivers the album of their career and redefines the genre they helped to create.

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Arch Enemy Get Touring Guitarist

Arch Enemy will have a new guitarist in their line-up when they hit the road. He's Gus G., of Firewind fame. He temporarily replaces Christopher Amott, who's taking time out for his studies. The latter, though, is on the band's new album 'Doomsday Machine', which is released at the end of July.

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Andy Sneap Begins Mixing New Arch Enemy Album

British producer extraordinaire (and former SABBAT guitarist) Andy "Undie" Sneap has posted the following message on his official web site:

"And so it turns out I am finally mixing the new ARCH ENEMY album, 'Doomsday Machine'.

"With them getting a slot on the Ozzfest, things have been very hectic, schedule-wise, with them having to use two studios to get the tracking done in time, but everythings going great and we are now well into the mix.

"Daniel [Erlandsson, drummer] and Rickard [Bengtsson, producer] came over last week to get things started and Mike [Amott, guitarist] came in on Tuesday.

"The material is really heavy, more solos which I always approve of and some great melodic stuff going on.

"Rickard's done a great job with the tracking, he did the bonus tracks for the 'Dead Eyes' EP that I mixed last year, so I knew we were in safe hands.

"Not much more to report. EXODUS has been put back due to complications with Tom's [Hunting, drummer] health as I'm sure you've all read about. Hopefully only by a couple of weeks as Paul Bostaph is stepping in, and the way it looks like it's going to pan out is I'm just going to mix...we'll see. I've heard Rob Dukes, their new singer, and he's a great addition, a lot of potential. Kinda reminds me of [late EXODUS frontman Paul] Baloff with timing and a more modern edge."

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First "Off-Fest" Tour Dates Announced

An off-fest show with Arch Enemy, The Black Dahlia Murder, It Dies Today, The Haunted, and A Dozen Furies has been confirmed for July 17th in Burlington, VT at the Higher Ground Ballroom. More off-fest dates are as follows:

Shadows Fall - Opening bands for these dates are still to be announced:

July 22 - Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere's
September 1 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues

Killswitch Engage with Soilwork and As I Lay Dying :

July 20 - State College, PA @ Crowbar
July 22 - Johnson City, NY @ Magic City Music Hall

In Flames with Arch Enemy: TBA

Rob Zombie with Mastodon:

August 21 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues

Iron Maiden with Mastodon:

July 16 - Quebec City, QUE @ Colisee Pepsi Arena
August 3 - Toronto, ONT @ Molson Amphitheatre

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Gizmachi Confirmed For Ozzfest 2005 Second Stage

upstate New York's GIZMACHI have now officially filled one of the "mystery band" slots on the second stage of this year's Ozzfest.

GIZMACHI will release their debut CD, "The Imbuing", on May 3 on Big Orange Clown Records, an imprint of Sanctuary Records. "The Imbuing" was produced by SLIPKNOT's M. Shawn Crahan (who also founded Big Orange Clown Records), engineered by Josh Wilbur and recorded at Spin Studios in New York City. GIZMACHI is comprised of Sean Kane on vocals, Jay Hannon and Mike Laurino on guitars, Kris Gilmore on bass and Jimmie Hatcher on drums.

The band filmed the video for their first single, "The Answer", in February in New York. The video was directed by Crahan and produced by Doug Spangenberg (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, LAMB OF GOD, EVERY TIME I DIE).

Ozzfest 2005 billing is now shaping up as follows: More...

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Arch Enemy ResignsTo Century Media Records

Swedish death metallers ARCH ENEMY have re-signed with Century Media Records. The Press release is as follows:

Metal titans ARCH ENEMY – whose dynamic mixture of melody and aggression has earned them massive critical acclaim, a rabid worldwide fan base and a slot on this summer’s Ozzfest – have officially signed a new agreement that sees Century Media Records, in conjunction with band leader Mike Amott’s Savage Messiah Music label, become the home for the group’s future albums worldwide outside Southeast Asia.

The band is currently wrapping up work on their highly anticipated new full-length album "Doomsday Machine", which is set for a July 25 release in Europe (July 26 in North America). “We have all been working hard in the studio to make the ultimate metal album,” Mike says. “The drums sound totally amazing, as Daniel [Erlandsson] has excelled himself yet again and the grooves he's created are catchy but powerful as hell. People will be stunned when they hear what he has done.

“I think all great metal needs that killer mix of classic riffs and ripping solos, something that has been a bit of a dying art recently,” he continues. “We are doing our best to recreate that mix on this new album, and one thing I can guarantee is that there will be tons of guitar for fans to headbang to. All in all, I am really happy with the songs and I believe we have found the right balance of melody and brutality – the ARCH ENEMY trademark! Welcome to the Doomsday Machine.” More...

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Arch Enemy and In Flames Off-Fest

Arch Enemy and In Flames will be doing shows on their off days on Ozzfest this year. Dates to be announced as they become available.

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Arch Enemy Jumping Around The Studio

Swedish death-metal merchants Arch Enemy are in the studio with producer Rickard Bengtsson working on the follow-up to 2003's Anthems of Rebellion. "Maybe the fact that we're all jumping around the studio, headbanging, playing air guitar [and] drums is a good sign?" wrote guitarist Michael Amott (ex-Carcass) on the band's Web site. The still-untitled album's due late this year.

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Arch Enemy Comments On Ozzfest Appearance

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!"

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Official Ozzfest 2005 Dates And Lineup Revealed

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...

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Arch Enemy Enter The Studio

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.

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More Bands Confirmed For Fury Fest

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...

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Century Media to Provide US Marines With Sampler

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

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Witchery Finish Recording New Album

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 info@talent-trust.se.

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Spiritual Beggars To Release 'Demons' In Feb

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.

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"Alone In The Dark" Tracklisting Revealed

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...

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Watch Arch Enemy's 'Dead Eyes See No Future" Video

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.

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