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Formed: 1996
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.

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 Announces "Japanese Khaos" Shows

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

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Rock Band Network Continues To Add More Metal

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)

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Arch Enemy Posts North American Tour Footage

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

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Arch Enemy Video Interview Available

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.

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More Metal Songs Added To The Rock Band Network

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)

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"Metal For The Masses" Volume 9 Details Revealed

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...

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Arch Enemy Posts "Bloodstained Cross" Video

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...

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Hails And Horns Giving Away Free Summer Comp

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”
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”

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Arch Enemy Drum Cam Footage Posted Online

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.

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Fortarock 2011 Recap Video Available

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.

Fortarock 2011 from Gusto Producties on Vimeo.

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Bands React To Tragedy In Norway

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."

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Femme Metal Compilation Track Listing Revealed

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...

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Arch Enemy Behind-The-Scenes Footage Posted

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.

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Arch Enemy Drum Cam Footage Posted Online

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.

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Arch Enemy Fortarock Footage Available

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.


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Arch Enemy Announces "Khaos Legions" Chart Ranking

Arch Enemy's new album "Khaos Legions" hit stores last week on June 7th via Century Media Records, and marks the band’s first collection of new material since ’07. The new album sold around 6,000 copies in its first week, good for #78 on the Billboard Top 200 chart.

Arch Enemy will also be supporting "Khaos Legions" with a headlining North American tour beginning in September. The North American leg of Arch Enemy’s world tour will kick off in Baltimore on September 8th, and features DevilDriver, Skeletonwitch, and Chthonic in support.

The "Khaos Legions" track listing is as follows:

1. Khaos Overture
2. Yesterday Is Dead And Gone
3. Bloodstained Cross
4. Under Black Flags We March
5. No Gods, No Masters
6. City Of The Dead
7. Through The Eyes Of A Raven
8. Cruelty Without Beauty
9. We Are A Godless Entity
10. Cult Of Chaos
11. Thorns In My Flesh
12. Turn To Dust
13. Vengeance Is Mine
14. Secrets
15. The Zoo
16. Snow Bound More...

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Arch Enemy To Tour North America With Devildriver

Swedish melodic death metal act Arch Enemy has revealed the dates for its upcoming headline tour of North America. Support on the trek is set to come from Devildriver, Skeletonwitch and Chthonic. You can view the list of currently announced dates, cities and venues below.

09/08 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head
09/09 New York, NY – Best Buy Theater
09/10 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
09/12 Quebec City, QC – Imperial
09/13 Montreal, QC – Metropolis
09/14 Toronto, ON – Phoenix
09/17 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Center
09/19 Calgary, AB – McEwan Hall
09/20 Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Events Centre
09/22 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
09/23 Seattle, WA – Showbox
09/24 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
09/26 San Francisco, CA – Regency Center
09/27 Los Angeles – Nokia Theatre
09/29 Phoenix, AZ – The Marquee
09/30 Albuquerque, NM – The Sunshine
10/01 Denver, CO – The Gothic
10/03 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
10/04 Chicago, IL – House of Blues

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Arch Enemy Streaming Entire New Album Online

Swedish melodic death metal act Arch Enemy is streaming its forthcoming new album "Khaos Legions" in its entirety online. You can access the stream through the band's official Myspace page. "Khaos Legions" is set to hit stores next week on June 7, 2011 through Century Media Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. Khaos Overture
2. Yesterday Is Dead And Gone
3. Bloodstained Cross
4. Under Black Flags We March
5. No Gods, No Masters
6. City Of The Dead
7. Through The Eyes Of A Raven
8. Cruelty Without Beauty
9. We Are A Godless Entity
10. Cult Of Chaos
11. Thorns In My Flesh
12. Turn To Dust
13. Vengeance Is Mine
14. Secrets
15. The Zoo
16. Snow Bound

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Angela Gossow To Appear On Full Metal Jackie

Angela Gossow of Arch Enemy will guest on Full Metal Jackie's syndicated hard rock/heavy metal radio show this weekend (June 3rd - June 5th) to chat about the band’s forthcoming ninth studio album "Khaos Legions." To find a rock station near you airing the show, head over to this location.

"Khaos Legions" is slated to hit stores next week on June 7th, 2011 courtesy of Century Media Records. You can also check out a teaser trailer for the album by going here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Khaos Overture
2. Yesterday Is Dead And Gone
3. Bloodstained Cross
4. Under Black Flags We March
5. No Gods, No Masters
6. City Of The Dead
7. Through The Eyes Of A Raven
8. Cruelty Without Beauty
9. We Are A Godless Entity
10. Cult Of Chaos
11. Thorns In My Flesh
12. Turn To Dust
13. Vengeance Is Mine
14. Secrets
15. The Zoo
16. Snow Bound More...

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Arch Enemy Posts Video Road Report

Arch Enemy, which recently announced an upcoming European tour in support of the new album "Khaos Legions," has now posted a new video clip online documenting the band's time on the road. You can check out the clip below, and the band commented on the video:

"In this episode we meet a few of the touring party. Be amazed as Eddie sets up Chris Amott's guitar. Thrill to vision of the trailer being loaded at Dirk's house. Never a dull moment."

A teaser trailer for "Khaos Legions" is also available at this location, with the new album set to officially drop on June 7th, 2011 through Century Media Records.

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