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Arch Enemy Recording New Full-Length Album

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Swedish melodic death metal act Arch Enemy has begun recording a new studio album, which will be the successor to 2007’s "Rise Of The Tyrant." After releasing the "Tyrants Of The Rising Sun – Live In Japan" live DVD/CD (2008) and the re-recordings album, "The Root Of All Evil" (2009), the band will now record it's next studio album.

The yet-to-be-named album will be self-produced by Arch Enemy, and engineered/mixed by Rickard Bengtsson (whom produced 2005's Doomsday Machine). The band has recently entered Sweetspot Studio in the south of Sweden for the album’s recording process, and drummer Daniel Erlandsson, who just finished off tracking his parts, checked in with the following report:

"After an intense but inspiring stay in the studio, I've just completed recording the drum tracks for the upcoming Arch Enemy album! We're working once again with Rickard Bengtsson, who produced ‘Doomsday Machine’, and he quickly dialed in an absolutely pristine drumtone! I've also had the expertise of local drum guru Beppe Wackelin at hand, helping out with tuning and kindly letting me use some of his vintage drums. This time around I've used a Pearl Reference drum kit, while incorporating various snare drums on songs that demanded a slightly different feel.

"We had a very inspiring and creative time writing this album, I think this is definitely evident when listening to the new songs. There's tons of variation in the material, ranging all the way from very melodic to extremely heavy. As you can expect there's no shortage of killer riffs and intricate guitar work, the Amott Bros have come up with some very cool yet demanding ideas! This album has some of the fastest songs I've ever recorded, along with a bunch of heavy pounding mid tempo songs. As always, it's difficult to describe music in words - but rest assured - this album will be one heavy fucker!"

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1. deadstorm writes:

About fvcking time!!!!

Can't wait for the new album. It better be heavy as hell!

# Dec 20, 2010 @ 5:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Billpower writes:

i miss the old stuff. chick singer is ok, but burning bridges, stigmata, and black earth were their best.

# Dec 20, 2010 @ 6:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. EsotericSurgery writes:

YESSSSSSSSSS! \m/\m/

# Dec 20, 2010 @ 7:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. IrishMetal writes:

Live, a pretty damn good band - angela is a lot shorter than some photos would lead you to believe.

Still, she really brings a lot of energy to the show.

All in all... good news. Samey music, but all good and gets regular listenin from me.

# Dec 20, 2010 @ 7:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Blackheart*915 writes:

oh my gosh!!! thats great news! a great way to brighten the day !!!

# Dec 20, 2010 @ 7:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. btbamfav20 writes:

yes! i hope its better than their last one, Doomsday Machine was awesome.

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# Dec 20, 2010 @ 8:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. hellrat writes:

'enemy plays fvckin awesome music, brilliant guitars....but i just can't dig that girl's vocal tone

too monster movie sounding

i'd probably fvcking love this band if they had a better singer

Between20 @ #6....yer avatar always gives me the grins :)

later dudes \m/

# Dec 20, 2010 @ 9:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. EsotericSurgery writes:

Really HR? I think she's fvcking amazing myself. Love everything about Arch Enemy though not just her.

# Dec 20, 2010 @ 9:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Trendkill91 writes:

Yeeeharrr!
It's ganna be amazing!

# Dec 20, 2010 @ 9:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. hellrat writes:

ya ES, her abilities are impressive for sure

but i just can't get into her tone....believe me i've really tried! i WANT to like it, but i'm incapable of lying to myself

now if, say, someone like Tompa was handling the mic....well that would game fvcking on!!

as for Angie....well, i guess you'll just have to give her enough lovin for both of us, brother ;)

# Dec 20, 2010 @ 10:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. btbamfav20 writes:

i think her vocals are killer, i was incredibly shocked when i found out that it was a chick on the mic.
Sounds great to me

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