From: Halmstad (Now New York City), Sweden
Last Known Status: Active
Latest Armageddon News
Below is our complete Armageddon 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.
Armageddon, featuring ex-Arch Enemy guitarist Chris Amott, has released a second lyric video, this time for the new track "Thanatron" (check out the title track here). The song will appear on the upcoming new album "Captivity & Devourment." The album is expected out this year and has been described as "10 awe-inspiring and ingeniously crafted songs, full of devastating riffs, soaring guitar leads and fist pumping choruses. Heavy, melodic, technical, and groovy: this is creative metal songwriting with one foot in deep in the classics and and one eye gazing towards the distant future." "Captivity & Devourment" was mixed by Fredrik Larnemo at Studio Recordia and mastered at Stockholm Mastering.
Amott commented on the new track: "Thanatron is a heavy mid-tempo track with some dissonant harmonic ideas, and has some very interesting riffs. An ominous acoustic intro sets the the tone for some face-pummeling rhythms. Desecration of humanity. THE END.
Bassist Sara Claudius commented: "I called this song Thanatron, which literally means Death Machine, a term coined by Jack Kevorkian and used as a name for his invention. However, in this story, I’m telling you about a scientist who is watching the death of a star from many lightyears away and his… personal feelings about it, let’s just say. Across the album, I wrote the lyrics revolving around one character in a loose plot. We are looking forward to publishing this album and getting the songs, artwork, and lyrics together in one super metal package for you."
More information on the new album is expected soon. Check out "Thanatron" here: More...
Sweden's Armageddon, featuring ex-Arch Enemy guitarist Chris Amott has announced that the band has returned with the new album "Captivity & Devourment." The album is expected out this year and is described as "10 awe-inspiring and ingeniously crafted songs, full of devastating riffs, soaring guitar leads and fist pumping choruses. Heavy, melodic, technical, and groovy: this is creative metal songwriting with one foot in deep in the classics and and one eye gazing towards the distant future."
Armageddon first came to life in Sweden in 1997 as a studio project, with cult album "Crossing the Rubicon," a sci-fi themed concept album. Two more albums followed, "Embrace the Mystery" in 2000 and "Three" in 2003, both featuring different line-ups and different musical directions, with Amott as the solo original member.
The band is now based out of New York City with a new line-up of musicians:
Matt Hallquist (Under A Serpent Sun) - Lead vocals
Christopher Amott (ex-Arch Enemy) - Guitars and clean vocals
Joey Concepcion (ex-Oath of Insanity) - Guitars
Sara Claudius - Bass
Márton Veress (Pokolgép) - Drums
More information on the new album is expected soon. The band has released the title track for streaming, which can be heard here: More...
Pitch Black Records is extremely proud to announce the release of a compilation album featuring bands from Cyprus.
The compilation is titled “Bloodbrothers II – A Compilation of Recordings by Rock/Metal Bands From Cyprus," and it celebrates the legacy of the original “Bloodbrothers” compilation, released in 1997 and now considered a hard-to-find, cult classic. “Bloodbrothers II” is available for pre-order here.
Including power, traditional, thrash, death metal, alternative, progressive, and punk rock, “Bloodbrothers II” aims to showcase some of the most talented bands Cyprus currently has to offer. Pitch Black Records comments:
"The title of the compilation refers to the strong ties between members of the Cyprus scene. It may be a small scene but it is (and has always been) one that is very strong, proud and united, full of passion and support for one another. Turning the phrase 'blood brothers' into one word is a deliberate attempt to further emphasize this strong bond that exists between the members of the Cyprus scene.
"Including new and unreleased material from internationally renowned bands (such as 'Fallen Angels and Lost Souls' of scene veterans Armageddon and Arrayan Path’s 'The Bible Bleeds'), cherished classics from the Cyprus underground and the first exciting blasts from a fresh, new generation, 'Bloodbrothers II' runs the gamut from mega-studio-awesomeness to raw garage demo; but the musicianship and passion are evident throughout this compilation!
"'Bloodbrothers II' will only be available on CD, at a special discounted price. It will be released in Cyprus first, on May 28th and worldwide on June 10th. The first 100 ordered from the Pitch Black Records online store will also include the original 'Bloodbrothers' compilation as a bonus disc! More...
Sweden’s ARMAGEDDON, the melodic metal project of Arch Enemy guitarist Chris Amott, finally sees their second (“Embrace The Mystery”) and third (“Three”) albums getting a proper and domestic release outside of Japan, where they originally came out back in the years 2000 and 2002, respectively. “Embrace The Mystery & Three” will be released as 2-CD set with upgraded artwork, several bonus tracks and liner notes on November 16th, 2009 in Europe and on January 26th in North America via Century Media Records.
Chris Amott comments the release as follows: “It is with great pleasure that I announce the first time ever release of these albums in Europe and the US! Any fan of melodic hard rock and shred guitar playing should check this out - 'Embrace the Mystery' and 'Three' feature many great instrumental performances and epic songs! These two albums were recorded in 2000 and 2002 and have until only been available in Japan. I put a lot of work into these recordings at the time, so I am glad to see them come out!”
Originally formed in Halmstad / Sweden in 1997, ARMAGEDDON was launched as a melodic death metal act with their debut album “Crossing The Rubicon” released via the now defunct W.A.R. Records label in Europe and Toy's Factory in Japan. Next to guitarist and mastermind Chris Amott, the album also featured drummer Peter Wildoer (Darkane, Majestic, now also in Pestilence) and bassist Martin Bengtsson, who both then moved on to join Arch Enemy, recording, releasing and touring Arch Enemy’s 1998 “Stigmata” release. Chris revisited ARMAGEDDON with 2000's “Embrace The Mystery” album, once again released in Japan on Toy's Factory but never available internationally. This album presented a rather melodic and traditional metal approach and featured Last Tribe member Rickard Bengtsson on vocals, Dick Lövgren on bass (now member of Meshuggah but previously tour-bassist for bands like Eucharist, Arch Enemy or In Flames) as well as Arch Enemy drummer Daniel Erlandsson (also previously active with Eucharist and In Flames and with the re-united Carcass these days). Following the album’s release ARMAGEDDON supported In Flames and The Haunted on a Japanese tour, which remain the only live-performances for the band until now. In 2002 ARMAGEDDON released their third and so far last album exclusively in Japan again. Simply entitled “Three”, it showcases ARMAGEDDON as a three-piece with Chris Amott handling all vocal duties next to playing guitar as well as Daniel Erlandsson on drums and new bassist Tobias Gustafsson (Eucharist). More...