Arch Enemy Post Cryptic Teaser Video

Arch Enemy have shared a cryptic teaser along with the date October 21. Many fans have speculated that the band might be getting ready to release new music on that day.

Arch Enemy, Behemoth, Carcass, And Unto Others Postpone European/UK Tour To 2022

Arch Enemy, Behemoth, Carcass, and Unto Others have postponed their European/UK tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now scheduled for 2022. Arch Enemy guitarist Michael Amott commented:

“Nobody’s more disappointed than us about this, that’s for damn sure. But it is what it is, and we’re already looking forward to getting back to it in 2022! Stay healthy, stay Metal!”

2022 Tour Dates:

09/27 Dublin, IRE – Olympia Theatre
09/29 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
09/30 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
10/01 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy Birmingham
10/02 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
10/04 Paris, FRA – Le Zenith
10/05 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
10/07 Lisbon, POR – Coliseu de Lisboa
10/08 Madrid, SPA – Palacio Vistalegre
10/09 Barcelona, SPA – Palau Sant Jordi
10/11 Lyon, FRA – Le Radiant
10/12 Milano, ITA – Alcatraz
10/14 Berlin, GER – Columbiahalle
10/15 Prague, CZE – Tipsport Arena
10/16 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
10/18 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
10/19 Katowice, POL – Spodek
10/21 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHP Arena
10/22 Den Bosch, NET – Mainstage Brabanthallen
10/23 Brussels, BEL – Forest National
10/25 Zurich, SWI – Samsung Hall
10/26 Frankfurt, GER – Jahrhunderthalle
10/28 Munich, GER – Zenith
10/29 Dusseldorf, GER – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
10/30 Hamburg, GER – edel-optics.de Arena
10/31 Gothenburg, SWE – Partille Arena
11/02 Helsinki, FIN – Ice Hall
11/04 Stockholm, SWE – Annexet
11/05 Copenhagen, DEN – Forum
11/06 Oslo, NOR – Sentrum Scene

Michael Amott Reflects On The 25th Anniversary Of Arch Enemy

Arch Enemy are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year and Michael Amott has shared some thoughts on the milestone. You can read what he had to say below. Notably, the guitarist also confirmed that the band have “a new album on the way.”

Amott said the following:

“I must admit that it feels somewhat surreal that the year 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of Arch Enemy.

I never imagined that we would reach a point in our career where we’d be looking back on two and a half decades of creating music, releasing albums and playing live shows all over the planet! It’s been an awesome experience, to say the least. As a group, we have been fortunate enough to achieve some incredible highs and accomplishments, but we have also lived through difficult times and lows. This is life, peaks and valleys… I have to say, whatever adversities we faced – we’ve always come through it all stronger than before. Overall, it’s been a great journey and one that I am extremely proud of. I wouldn’t change a thing.”

Obviously, the Covid-19 pandemic has prevented us from doing any elaborate grand celebrations of the 25th anniversary, but we are doing some special merchandise and some other cool things – so keep your eyes peeled for that.”

A lot of my memories about the earliest days of Arch Enemy are connected to Japan. The first trilogy of albums, Black Earth (1996), Stigmata (1998) and Burning Bridges (1999) were all released first in Japan and we toured there on all those three albums. Before much of the rest of the world really cared about us, we had gained a fantastic Japanese fan base that has supported us throughout the years – to this day. Domo Arigato Gozaimasu!”

With the release of our fourth album Wages Of Sin in the early 2000’s, we famously changed singer, a dramatic change from the classic Swedish Death Metal voice of original singer Johan Liiva to Angela Gossow – an unknown female German vocalist. A new concept at the time, and a bit of a gamble… I remember not being sure how the fans would react to the big change in the band. The new music we had written and recorded was also in a more straightforward style and the overall sound was a somewhat new direction for us. I needn’t have worried, the “Wages of Sin” album was received very warmly by the fans in Japan, quickly becoming our biggest selling album there. But maybe more importantly, it finally broke the band into the international Metal arena in a big way. We found ourselves embarking on a rigorous touring schedule in Europe, USA and beyond. We had arrived!”

One thing Arch Enemy always did was tour a lot, we strongly believed in building the band by proving ourselves on the live stage, city by city, country by country…one show at a time. We really loved performing the concerts and the touring lifestyle – we still do.”

Arch Enemy is always pushing to play new uncharted territory – we have on many occasions been the first Metal band to perform in a city or even country, which is always a huge thrill. Alongside building our own fan base on our countless headline tours and festival appearances, we also received fantastic opportunities with some of our early influences such as Iron Maiden, Megadeth and Slayer. They all brought us out as special guest on their tours, introducing us to their audience – for that we will always be thankful to them.”

In 2014 we released the War Eternal album and introduced our new singer Alissa White-Gluz to the world, kicking off a new exciting chapter in the evolution of the band. We hit the road harder than ever before, eager to show the world what the band could do with the new lineup. In the seven years that have passed since then, the band has grown far beyond my wildest dreams. Arch Enemy’s music continues to connect with new fans every day – it’s hugely inspiring and keeps us pushing forward.”

On a personal note, Arch Enemy has been my band, my passion as well as my work for half of my life now and I can’t really imagine what I would do if this band had not come to be all those years ago. I am eternally grateful to all the people that have helped us along the way in some way, shape or form… My dear band members/friends, all the people in the music business and underground Metal scene that believed in us, producers and engineers for making us sound great, our tireless road crew and all the ex-members of course. Most importantly, the incredibly loyal fans that we have, whom I’ll never be able to thank all in person. I can only promise that Arch Enemy will keep on making music (Yes, there is a new album on the way!) …and of course we will be out there playing live shows as we embark on what will be our biggest tour ever! I am very positive about the future. Here’s to hopefully another 25 years! See you in the pit! Metal is forever!”

Jeff Loomis Working On New Solo And Arch Enemy Albums

During an appearance on “The Riffhard Podcast,” Jeff Loomis offered an update on his current plans. The guitarist says he is working on a new solo album and a new Arch Enemy album.

Loomis said the following about his next solo record:

“It’s my third solo album for Century Media, it’s gonna be an all-instrumental thing. So really I’ve keeping busy doing that, doing guest solos for people. I’m actually writing a little bit of music for video games.”

He also added the following about the new Arch Enemy album:

“I’m also doing solos for the new Arch Enemy album. I don’t even know when we’re going to release that yet, but I’m gonna start work on that very soon. We have a tentative tour coming up for September, if that happens. Let’s hope so.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Arch Enemy, Behemoth, Carcass, And Unto Others Announce European/UK Tour

Arch Enemy and Behemoth will be hitting the road on a co-headlining European/UK tour next year. Carcass and Unto Others will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

09/28 Dublin, IRE – Olympia Theatre
09/30 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
10/01 Manchester, UK – O2 Academy
10/02 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
10/03 London, UK – O2 Academy
10/05 Paris, FRA – Le Zenith
10/06 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
10/08 Lisbon, POR – Sala Tejo
10/09 Madrid, SPA – Palacio Vistalegre
10/10 Barcelona, SPA – Palau Sant Jordi
10/12 Lyon, FRA – Le Radiant
10/13 Milano, ITA – Alcatraz
10/15 Berlin, GER – Columbiahalle
10/16 Prague, CZE – Tipsport Arena
10/17 Katowice, POL – MCK
10/19 Budapest, HUN – Barba Negra
10/20 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
10/22 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHP Arena
10/23 Den Bosch, NET – Mainstage Brabanthallen
10/24 Brussels, BEL – Forest National
10/26 Zurich, SWI – Samsung Hall
10/27 Frankfurt, GER – Jahrhunderthalle
10/29 Munich, GER – Zenith
10/30 Dusseldorf, GEr – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
10/31 Hamburg, GER – Edel-optics.de Arena
11/01 Gothenburg, SWE – Partille Arena
11/03 Helsinki, FIN – Ice Hall
11/05 Stockholm, SWE – Annexet
11/06 Copenhagen, DEN – Forum

The Agonist’s Danny Marino Says He Wouldn’t Rule Out Touring With Arch Enemy

During an appearance on the “Vox&Hops” podcast, Danny Marino was asked if The Agonist would ever consider touring with Arch Enemy, who feature their former singer Alissa White-Gluz. The guitarist responded by saying he “would consider it if there was an open discussion between” the two bands.

Marino said the following when asked if the two groups would ever tour together:

“Now, no… I’m not one to be, like, ‘Never forgive,’ or anything like that, which is the title of an ARCH ENEMY song, since [Alissa] joined [them] — ‘Never Forgive, Never Forget’… So, I’m never like that. I would consider it if there was an open discussion between their band and our band.”

He also added that he doesn’t like having bad blood between him and White-Gluz:

“Not only do we live in the same city [Montreal], we live in the same district of the same city. She lives on my street — at the other end of it. But it’s not a long street. And she hasn’t moved. And neither have I. And I’ve never seen her [after she left the band], which is crazy, if you think about it. The fact that my drummer, who lives on the other side of the city, has seen her multiple times on the street. And the last time [she saw him], I think, she crossed the street. But then, at the same time, she saw [bassist Chris] Kells at a show, and there was a bunch of people around from different bands that everyone knew each other — I forget what show it was he was at — and she said hi to him.”

However, Marino went on to say that he did take issue with the way White-Gluz talked about the band after her departure:

“That’s what I said when I released the statement outlining the whole thing, the whole drama, that I don’t understand why she was on to a much better place, financially and business-wise speaking, but in every interview that she did — ’cause she did a lot in the first album release that they did — she had to mention all this negativity and purposely put us down and call names and all this stuff. And I was, like, I didn’t understand how you could be punching down like that. You decided to take a leap to make yourself better and more popular and advance yourself as an artist, and then you’re mad at us because we’re not being your side band. It’s, like, no, we wanna be an ‘A band’ too. That’s what we’re gonna continue to do.”

This news comes after The Agonist’s current singer Vicky Psarakis recently said she would be open to talking to White-Gluz, after previously claiming that “she has been trying to kill [the] band ever since she was fired.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Man Dies After Getting Stabbed Outside Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, Etc. Show In Edmonton (UPDATED)

UPDATE: According to CBC, the deceased male has since been identified as David Cox. The article also confirmed that the accused is now facing one count of manslaughter and is scheduled to appear in court on October 10.

Original Story:

According to CTV News Edmonton, a 34-year-old man died after getting stabbed while leaving Amon Amarth, Arch Enemy, At The Gates, and Grand Magus’ September 30 show at the Edmonton Convention Centre in Edmonton, AB. Officers said the man was involved in an altercation on a Jasper Avenue sidewalk before the stabbing occurred. Bystanders caught the 36-year-old suspect and held him until police arrived. The victim was sent to a hospital, where he passed away from his injuries.

Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz Voices Character In “Gears 5”

Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz has revealed that she has voiced the “Swarm Hunter” in “Gears 5.” That game serves as the latest installment in the “Gears Of War” series and it will be available on September 10.

Arch Enemy & Hypocrisy Added To Amon Amarth’s Upcoming European Tour

Arch Enemy and Hypocrisy have been added to Amon Amarth’s fall European tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

11/14 Vienna, AUT – Gasometer
11/15 Munich, GER – Zenith
11/16 Ludwigsburg, GER – MHP Arena
11/17 Prague, CZE – Tipsport Arena
11/19 Zurich, SWI – Samsung Hall
11/20 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
11/22 Barcelona, SPA – Sant Jordi
11/23 Madrid, SPA – Vistalegre
11/25 Paris, FRA – Zenith
11/26 Brussels, BEL – Forest National
11/28 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
11/29 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
11/30 London, UK – O2 Brixton Academy
12/02 Luxembourg, LUX – Rockhal
12/03 Frankfurt, GER – Jahrhunderthalle
12/04 Berlin, GER – Velodrom
12/06 Gothenburg, SWE – Partille Arena
12/07 Stockholm, SWE – Annexet
12/09 Helsinki, FIN – Black Box
12/11 Malmo, SWE – Arena
12/12 Aarhus, DEN – SCC
12/13 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
12/14 Oberhausen, GER – Koning Pilsener Arena
12/15 Amsterdam, NET – AFAS Live