Arch Enemy Guitarist Talks About Carcass Tour And More
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HardCoreSounds.net recently caught up with ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott. The following is an excerpt from the interview:
HCS: When you started playing guitar, what were your main influences? What metal musicians do you admire nowadays?
Michael Amott: "I think I was 12 when I started playing guitar and at that time I was really into extreme metal bands such as METALLICA, SLAYER and MEGADETH. I love fast and heavy music so that´s where I got my influences from. I am not that much into 'happy' metal like I have noticed that you Finns like. What attracted me into metal was anger and hate."
HCS: So what´s your opinion about (Black Crusade tourmates) DRAGONFORCE then?
Michael Amott: "It´s so far away what I would listen to. I won´t make any further comments about that."
HCS: Let´s talk a little bit about CARCASS. You are going to do a small reunion tour this summer by playing atleast in Wacken Open Air and Tuska Open Air in Finland. Where did you get the idea to reunite the band once again?
Michael Amott: "That has been an idea that has been kicking around for quite awhile. It seemed like something nice to do but it really doesn´t fit really well because I am always quite busy with Arch Enemy. It´s going to be really fun to play shows with them again. Looking forward to it."
HCS: What are your personal expectations towards the reunion shows and sharing the stage again with Jeff Walker and Bill Steer?
Michael Amott: "Nothing really, just having a good time. I am anxious to play Carcass songs again. In Arch Enemy I also do a lot of stuff behind the scenes but in Carcass I´ll just play guitar so I guess that reunion tour will be some sort of mental holiday for me."
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