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Arch Enemy Vocalist Checks In From Studio

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Currently busy recording the follow-up to 2005's highly acclaimed "Doomsday Machine" album, ARCH ENEMY found the time to deliver you another update on the recording process. Vocalist Angela Gossow has just finished tracking her vocals and reports in with her personal resume of the recordings so far:

"Hells yeah, I am done with my vocals! I recorded 14 songs in total, faster then ever. Plenty of first takes there, hardly any double vocals, just straight-up into the microphone.

"I experimented quite a bit with doubling vocal lines on the last album, which I now feel kind of took personality and vocal attack away. So this time it's the classic, one-vocal-track, no-frills, no-effects approach.


"I put a lot of work and emotions into the lyrics, some of them actually made me cry, most of them made me very, very angry. They deal with the pain and losses we cause each other. To balance these gloomy themes out, we managed to write some lyrics in the vein of 'We Will Rise' — you know, FIGHT songs! There is not only suffering and injustice in this world, but also hope, love and friendship.

"Nevertheless, this album will crush you and the vocals are mean all the way. No whining and no wailing. Some song titles: 'Blood Is On Your Hands', 'Vultures' and 'In This Shallow Grave'.

"I enjoyed recording at the new Studio Fredman in the village of Hyssna. Fredrik (Nordström, producer) managed to set up a killer vocal sound, but Michael [Amott, guitar] tracked and produced all my vocals. I recorded in the evenings and late at night, when the guys were done with their instrumental parts. Special thanks go to Fredrik for lending me a car these days! On my time off I was cruising through the surroundings of Västra Götaland, which is very beautiful, but also a very empty part of Sweden indeed…

"We will start mixing the album very soon. Niklas Sundin (Cabin Fever Media) is working on some very cool artwork for this album. I believe we also have agreed on the album title, but more news about all this later…"

To watch Angela lay down her raging vocals, check out this clip at YouTube.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. metal 2 death writes:

sik as shat

# May 16, 2007 @ 3:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. DeathInEye writes:

It's sounding pretty badass already! Can't fvcking wait!

# May 16, 2007 @ 6:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. SexBloodandMetal writes:

did she just go really sensitive on us for a minute there?

# May 16, 2007 @ 11:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. psythe writes:

she can cry all she wants, but I do not want to hear whining on an Arch Enemy album! I like the no-effects approach, gives a more realistic feel - even if you DO lose a little something in the trade-off.

# May 16, 2007 @ 11:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. ArchEnemy84 writes:

This clip f***ing rocks! I can't wait for this album. Psythe, I don't think there will be any whining on this album - I seriously doubt any one would buy it otherwise. But seriously, Arch Enemy f***ing rules and I cannot wait to see them live again.

# May 16, 2007 @ 11:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. SlayerRulz writes:

I can't think of a more aggressive vocalist than Angela, or a more talented band than Arch Enemy. Mike and Daniel are the best in the biz. My only problem with them is that they only come to Dallas one every 5 years. Those songs sound badass, can't wait for this new one.

Oh and bump...

# May 31, 2007 @ 6:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Zero 54 writes:

So f*cking sweet, i also like no effects on her voice, i think it is more agressive and has a more crisp sound.

# May 31, 2007 @ 8:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. slayerdisciple writes:

i still find it hard to believe she can growl like that

# May 31, 2007 @ 10:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. DeathInEye writes:

I didn't mind the effects but I like her without too. So basically whatever makes her feel more edgy.

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10. Red_Chord writes:

She's soooo sick man. Like Slayer Disciple and am just amazed that she can growl like that. She's so good at that. I hope that the new album will be badass...but I am pretty sure it will, these guys are on a roll...

Listening to Six Feet Under Thou Shalt Kill

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