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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On the September 11th episode of Headbangers Ball, Jamey Jasta announced the line-up for the third MTV2 sponsored tour. Lo and behold, Bleeding Through will be direct support for headliners Cradle Of Filth along with Arch Enemy and with Himsa supporting. The tour will start this November after Bleeding Through's headlining national tour w/ Walls Of Jericho, Martyr AD and It Dies Today. Speaking to the group in the midst of their second week off since finishing Ozzfest, vocalist Brandan Schiepatti admitted he was bored with off-road life and couldn't wait for the upcoming shows. This is among the longest off time the group has had in a year since the release of their Trustkill Records album "This Is Love, This Is Murderous" in that space touring with AFI, Atretyu, Soilwork, Dimmu Borgir, The Haunted, Sick Of It All, and Ozzfest.
Another workaholic, Marta, the statuesque keyboard player was invited by AFI to perform with them on the MTV Icon program honoring legendary mope-rockers, The Cure. Filming in London, Marta will join Davey Havok & Co to cover "Just Like Heaven" which will be broadcast on MTV in the near future appearing alongside artists such as The Deftones and being introduced to the stage by Marilyn Manson. Cementing their stature as a modern day titan of music, Bleeding Through have been named as one of eight bands ushering in the "Future of Metal" by Revolver Magazine for their Sept issue. This weighty accolade follows the previous declarations that Bleeding Through is the "Next Big Thing" by Spin Magazine (Feb) and a "Band You Need To Know" - Alternative Press (Jan). The group have also been featured guests on MTV2's Headbangers Ball, FuseTV's Uranium and Inside Edition w/ Deborah Norville. More...
More dates have been confirmed for the upcoming Headbanger's Ball III tour featuring Cradle of Filth, Arch Enemy, Bleeding Through and Himsa. All of the confirmed dates are as follows:
November 4 - Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
November 5 - Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
November 6 - Worcester, MA @ Palladium
November 8 - Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts
November 10 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
November 12 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
November 26 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
December 11 - Detroit, MI @ Harpos
InsidePulse.com's Tom D'Errico and Gloomchen recently compiled a list of the top 10 female metal vocalists as part of the web site's "Opposing Elements" column. "Keeping with the theme of the column (Opposing Elements), we can't agree on everything," Tom writes. "So, while we each offered up three picks unopposed, we'll have to argue about the last four slots on the list."
Top 10 female metal singers, as selected by InsidePulse.com's Tom D'Errico and Gloomchen:
01. Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil)
02. Angela Gossow (Arch Enemy)
03. Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gathering)
04. Tanja Lainio (Lullacry)
05. Anita Auglend (Sins of Thy Beloved)
06. Candace Kucsulain (Walls of Jericho)
07. Otep Shamaya (Otep)
08. Morgan Lander (Kittie)
09. Jonna Enckell (The Project Hate)
10. Amy Lee (Evanescence)
REVENGIA, the Swedish metal band featuring ARCH ENEMY drummer Daniel Erlandsson, have "been talking about rehersing new songs for a new record," according to a posting on the group's web site. "This will be started within the next weeks. We have far more songs than needed for one album and who knows, maybe we can jam out something together during rehearsals?!! We do not have a lable for the record yet, but we will start to look for that soon too."
REVENGIA's most recent album, "A Decade In The Dark", was released in June. The CD was produced and mixed by Matti Almsenius at ZerOonE in Varberg during 2001–2004 and was mastered by Fredrik Larnemo at Recordia in March 2004.
MTV2’s Headbanger’s Ball and Revolver magazine are teaming up to bring you the Best Metal Videos of the New Millennium (so far) picked by you. So put your pedal to the metal and vote for your favorite video here. Then, catch the two-hour premiere Saturday, August 21 at 10 PM during Headbanger’s Ball, on MTV2. Plus check out the final list in the October issue of Revolver.
Videos you can vote for: More...
Arch Enemy singer Angel Gossow has issued the following message to the fans at this year’s Wacken Open Air on the band’s official website http://www.archenemy.net:
Just wanna drop a few words about Wacken, cuz it was absolutely fantastic for us! A big HELLO and THANK YOU goes out to all the people who have been waiting patiently for us to perform there: We finally made it to this crazy festival! And yes, it was worth the long van-ride down from Sweden! We not only had a fantastic, wild crowd when we played, we were also amazed and shocked by the amount of fans hanging out at the signing tent! Sorry to all those who couldn’t get their stuff signed, but we only had 45 minutes and had to leave on time – the next band was already there waiting for their turn..
We had a packed promo schedule that day, meeting and greeting a hell lot of cool people! I did a metal quiz with the great lady of rock, Mrs. Doro Pesch, met the guys from Hobbs Angel Of Death (cult!), chatted and laughed with Sabina Classen and talked to various members of Destruction, Marduk, Warlock, Hypocrisy, etc.. It takes me about one week to handle all the impressions I got during this lovely sunny Friday at Wacken!
Live pictures of Arch Enemy’s performance, and those of other bands at the festival, can be found at this location.
The organizers of the Wacken Open Air festival and Armageddon Music have teamed up with Hardy TV to bring ALL 72 HOURS of this year's festivals into every discerning metalhead's home.
Starting from Thursday, August 5 at 3:00 PM CET you will be able to view the live shows from the True Metal, Black Metal, Party and Wet Stages, the Jim Beam Stage and the beer garden. Interviews, metal news and footage from the VIP and backstage areas will also be seen online. Viewers will also be offered a look at the festival grounds, the camping area, the meet & greets, and be able to accompany the bands to the stage. The latest video clips from the bands on this year's W:O:A bill will also be presented.
For more information, go here.
Be aware that costs DO apply and are broken down as follows:
24 hours – 5 Euros, $6.02 American, $8.02 Canadian (+ billing fees)
48 hours – 8 Euros, $9.64 American, $12.83 Canadian (+ billing fees)
72 hours – 10 Euros, $12.04 American, $16.03 Canadian (+ billing fees)
ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has commented on his guest appearance on the new KREATOR album. Amott has recorded a solo for the song "Murder Fantasies", to be included on KREATOR's upcoming CD, tentatively due in January 2005 through SPV Records.
Says Amott: "This is something I was really happy to do. I get offered to guest on things once in a while, and sometimes I feel right about doing it — this was one of those times for sure! I mean, c'mon…it's fucking KREATOR! I remember hearing the 'Pleasure To Kill' album back in the day and my jaw dropping — the bar had been raised in extreme metal…that was cool as hell! From what I could tell, this song that I played one was a very intense thrash metal song with some MAIDEN-esque harmonies in the middle section — definitely worth checking out!"
KREATOR's as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2001's "Violent Revolution" was recorded and mixed at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, England with producer Andy Sneap. A specially priced four-song EP will precede the album later this year, featuring previously unreleased live material and non album tracks. Artwork duties will be handled by Austrian artist Jochim Luetke.
ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has recorded a guest solo for the song "Murder Fantasies" off the upcoming KREATOR album, tentatively due January 2005 through SPV Records.
The as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2001's "Violent Revolution", which is being recorded and mixed at Backstage Studios in Derbyshire, England with producer Andy Sneap, is being described by Petrozza as "pure brutal thrash! Tons of fast shit, sick solos, aggro riffing... I am really psyched about the new shit. Can't wait to hear what [the fans] think about it..." A specially priced four-song EP will precede the album later this year, featuring previously unreleased live material and non album tracks. Artwork duties will be handled by Austrian artist Jochim Luetke (www.luetke.com). Check out video clips of the band in the studio during the recording sessions for the new album (Quicktime required): Video#1 (3.55 MB), Video#2 (3.12).
KREATOR will headline this year's Hole in the Sky festival, a four-day event set to be held August 25-28 at three different venues in Bergen, Norway. Other bands set to appear include DANZIG, ENTOMBED, KATATONIA, VADER and ZYKLON.
MACHINE HEAD have announced the first four dates of their "Weapons of Mass Destruction Tour". They are as follows:
Apr. 28 - Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero (w/ ARCH ENEMY)
Apr. 29 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza (w/ ARCH ENEMY)
Apr. 30 - Worcester, MA - New England Metal & Hardcore Festival
May 08 - Detroit, MI - Harpo's (w/ ARCH ENEMY, GOD FORBID)
MACHINE HEAD's fifth studio album, "Through The Ashes of Empires", will receive its long-awaited North American release on April 20 through Roadrunner Records.
ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has issued the following message via Century Media:
“Hi everyone, some very bad news I'm afraid.... we are in Germany as you know, and after having had some really great shows in the last few weeks, Angela has fallen ill. We had to cancel the gig in Osnabruck last night - we were hoping that she would be better today but her throat has actually got worse, to the point where she can't even speak, let alone sing. I hate to have to say this, but it has now become obvious that we can't do Essen tonight or Antwerp on Friday either. We will meet up again in the U.K on Sunday and finish the tour there.
Our deepest apologies go out to our German and Belgian fans, especially those who had traveled long distances last night to see us in Osnabruck; hopefully those of you with tickets for tonight and tomorrow will see this before you start your journey. Tickets should be refundable from point of purchase, and we are talking to the promoters about trying to reschedule - just watch this space....
Have faith in metal... Michael Amott.”
In related news, Arch Enemy recently announced that they would continue their extensive tour in support of Anthems Of Rebellion with the following Japanese dates in June:
The New England Metal And Hardcore Festival 2004 will take place April 30th and May 1st at The Palladium in Worcester, MA. Friday individual day tickets are $30. Saturday individual day tickets are $35. Two-day passes are $60. A special internet-only pre-sale is going on now at tickets.com . Regular sale starts today, February 27 at all Strawberries Record Stores, online at tickets.com, or by calling tickets.com at (800) 477-6849.
The show will once again take place on the two stages in the Palladium. This year there will once again be a film crew recording every second of action on the stage and behind the scenes for a live DVD. Record labels, vendors, and record distributors will set up shop in the balcony of the upstairs room.
The following acts have been confirmed to headline on Friday night: KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, ARCH ENEMY, MACHINE HEAD, GOD FORBID, EVERYTIME I DIE.
The Saturday night headliners include: ICED EARTH, CHILDREN OF BODOM, ZAO, THROWDOWN and BLEEDING THROUGH.
Other acts confirmed to appear include: More...
MACHINE HEAD, ARCH ENEMY and GOD FORBID will be hitting the road together this spring for the "Weapons of Mass Destruction" tour, a monster outing that is currently set to attack most major U.S. cities in its path starting this April and continuing on into May.
Following their successful European tour in support of their new album, "Through The Ashes Of Empires", MACHINE HEAD will be out in support of the North American release of the record, due out April 20 through Roadrunner Records. "It's great to have a band like ARCH ENEMY, that's not only one of my favorite bands, but are one of the best metal bands out right now," exclaims MACHINE HEAD drummer Dave McClain, adding "and GOD FORBID is a great new band with a killer new album, and I can't wait to see them tear it up on tour."
Stay tuned for confirmed dates.
Candlelight Records confirms Zyklon as support for Arch Enemy on their upcoming European tour. The dates, scheduled to begin February 17 in Cologne, Germany marks the band's first European tour in support of their current album, Aeon, and will follow their first trip to Japan as headliners for the nineth Extreme the Dojo festival.
Zyklon guitarist Samoth says, "Needless to say we are very excited about Japan. We never even got to go there with Emperor so this is definitely a big highlight for us. And after several attempts we have finally finally confirmed a full European tour, and it's a good one too. Stampin' Ground will also be on the bill with us and Arch Enemy, so it should make a strong package, covering several aspects of metal.
Confirmed dates with Arch Enemy as of press time include: More...
The flu has hit Angela Gossow of Arch Enemy causing the band to cancel 3 UK dates:
"We have just had to cancel the forthcoming shows in Leeds Cockpit, Birmingham Academy II, and Exeter Lemon Grove due to illness. We are obviously extremely upset about having to do this at such short notice, especially after a great show in Glasgow last night. We plan to reschedule these three shows in early 2004. Ticket holders should hold on to their tickets and watch this space for a fuller announcement very soon. In the meantime please check www.archenemy.net for any further developments."
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Black/death metallers AKERCOCKE are headling out to Northern Ireland & Eire for their first shows in the region where they'll be supported by UK experimentalists SIKTH, and those London lunatics LABRAT. Here are AKERCOCKE's upcoming tour dates: More...