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Arch Enemy To Play Gigantour 2006

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MTV.com talked to Arch Enemy's Michael Amott about touring (Ozzfest and their current Jagermeister tour and more) and the shooting of their latest video, upcoming DVD and more. During the conversation Amott revealed that Arch Enemy will be on this year's Gigantour (2006):

"We know we're on ... the main stage, and I know it runs from late August to October," he said, adding that the only other band he knows will be on the bill is Megadeth — sort of a given, since Dave Mustaine organizes the festival. "We're excited about coming back to the U.S. once again. We're happy we can get work, you know? It's going to be a good tour for us. We did Ozzfest last year and we made a lot of new fans and sold a lot of records. It's great to come out on another big package tour, and I think there's probably a more traditional metal audience out there who could pick up on what we do as well through Gigantour."

Arch Enemy recently shot a video for "My Apocalypse" in Sweden with director Roger Johansson (In Flames), and it will debut on MTV2's "Headbangers Ball" this month. It's a performance video "with wind blowing, and we have great hair, and you can kind of see through our bodies, so you can see our skeletons — in red," Amott explained. "When [Johansson] told me, I said, 'That sounds pretty metal.' "

Before Arch Enemy do Gigantour, they'll issue a DVD called "Live Apocalypse" on August 8. The package will feature the band's final live set with Amott's brother, Christopher, which was shot in London in late 2004, before the second guitarist and founding member left. Fans can also expect band interviews, a segment in which Arch Enemy discuss and exhibit the equipment they use when they perform live, and the usual bloopers-on-a-tour-bus clips. "I'm super proud of it," he said of the two-disc set.

"We didn't want to focus too heavy on [behind-the-scenes footage]," he added. "Those things are kind of boring. I mean, how many times can you watch a drunk musician? But the interviews with the band are very good. A lot of people may never really get to know us. They only know us by picture, and they don't get to see you talk or know what kind of person you are — that you have a sense of humor, that you're not only just an iconic metal god."

He also said Arch Enemy have been working on material while on the road, which they've never done before. He says they'd like to start recording the follow-up to Doomsday Machine early next year.

"It's very different for us this time, because we never write on the road at all," he said. "This year, we've been writing a lot on the road. We're just making these little demos, really. But they're not proper songs — just riffs sort of thrown together. We've never been this far ahead of the game before, as far as material [goes], because usually we're scrambling for songs once we hit the studio. This time, we'll be very well prepared."

Source: MTV.com

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1. Shadow Soldier writes:

Holy Hell Yeah!!!!! Arch Enemy kicks ass!!!!!

# May 5, 2006 @ 3:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. deathbringer writes:

That's a good start at least. I'm curious to see who they'll line up this year and if they'll come to the DC area this time.

# May 5, 2006 @ 6:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. slayerdisciple writes:

f*** yes, we know anthrax is goin as well

# May 5, 2006 @ 8:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Rue writes:

Finally, something about Gigantour!! Took 'em long enough! And Arch Enemy is an excellent start...

# May 5, 2006 @ 10:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. metalmayhem writes:

i totally agree w/ post 5.....i dont like mustaine at all, but he is a great guitarist and this is a great start to the line up....hopefully we see nevermore again, and less of the bobaflex's and the other weak points of last years tour....maybe go total thrash and throw COB on the tour after they complete SOTU tour and Demericous.....is that too much to ask

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6. noahmo writes:

Opeth is also on the bill!!!!!

# May 6, 2006 @ 12:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. metalmayhem writes:

opeth too....no way, that is sick

# May 6, 2006 @ 2:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. the crusader writes:

ARCH ENEMY ROCKS THE MELODIC DEATH METAL GENRE!!!!!!!

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9. chaosphere187 writes:

arch enemy!?!?!,megadeth!?!?!,beer!?!?! I'm there!!!!!!!!

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10. slayerdisciple writes:

do u have to do that with every f***in thread?

# May 6, 2006 @ 11:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. slayerdisciple writes:

there is nothin that u can do to make me hate slayer so get a life

# May 6, 2006 @ 11:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. THE YELLOW SEXX writes:

Hmmm
Arch Enemy.

=]]]]


They're great.

Yo.
Slayer is a borin', overrated band. Point blank.

Yet again it's my taste =]]]

# May 8, 2006 @ 9:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Zos Kia Cultus writes:

HELL YES!!!

Gigantour 2006 \m/

# May 8, 2006 @ 10:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. BodomFan writes:

bring back Anthrax!!!!!!!!!!!!

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15. Azazel_Begotten writes:

Arch enemy has become repetitive since Anthems of Rebellion...

I miss pre-Anthems Arch Enemy...

# May 8, 2006 @ 11:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. spacedyevest writes:

dream theater has to be again plus salayer and MEGADETH shoot me now men!!!

# May 19, 2006 @ 2:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. A Nightmare on Elm Street writes:

f***! f*** ARCH ENEMY f*** OPETH f*** MELODIC DEATH METAL! GET ANTHRAX AND OVERKILL ON THE FESTIVAL AND THROW ARCH ENEMY OUT. I WANT SOME RELA METAL ON THIS TOUR NOT SOME BUBBLEGUM URAINIUM JULIYA METAL WICH SUCKS AND JULIYA SHOULD BE RAPED AND KILLED. I WANT HEAVIER AND BETTER BANDS THEN ARCH ENEMY. I WANT ANTHRAX I WANT OVERKILL I WANT TESTAMENT! OPETH SUCKS KILL THEM THEY ARE NOT GODS THEY URANIUM JULIYA METAL. I HATE THEM AND I THEY HOPE DIE. THEY ARE THE SAME AS SLIPKNOT AND KILLSWITCH ENGAGED.

# May 19, 2006 @ 12:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. A Nightmare on Elm Street writes:

SLAYER ISNT OVERATED AND BORING! YOU SHOULD BE MURDERED AND RAPED FOR SAYING THAT. SLAYER IS METAL. THEY ARE HEAVIER AND HARDER AND MORE BRUTAL THEN a$$ ENEMY. IF YOU TAKE ARCH ENEMY OVER SLAYER, YOU SHOULD DIE CAUSE YOU ARE fa**ot c***SUCKING PIECE OF sh**!

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19. ANGLEOFDEATh writes:

SLAYER AND EXODUS NEED TO BE IN THE LINE UP!

# Jun 3, 2006 @ 6:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. metalmayhem writes:

those are very intelligent posts A Nightmare on Elm Street.......i really hope your not serious, either way you sound like a complete ignorant jerk-off buddy....just thought id let you know

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21. psythe writes:

HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

metalmayhem - did you just agree with yourself (post 5) ??!

lol, that's the funniest opening line to a post I've read in a LONG time!

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