Arch Enemy Premiere “The Race” Music Video

Arch Enemy have premiered a new video for their song “The Race.” This song is from their latest album “Will To Power.”

Michael Amott commented:

“This was actually the last song written for the Will To Power album. Listening through all the material we had up to that point we agreed that the album needed one more song that would be a relentless and fast paced counterpoint to some of the more epic compositions we already had. We sent Alissa the music and she came up with a thought provoking set of lyrics with an intense vocal arrangement that complemented the music perfectly. We’ve been having a blast playing this song on the current tour and we had our video director Patric Ullaeus come out to capture the mayhem at our recent show in Helsinki, Finland… Enjoy ‘The Race’!”

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Arch Enemy Premiere “The Eagle Flies Alone” Music Video

Arch Enemy have premiered a new video for their new song “The Eagle Flies Alone.” This song is from their new album “Will To Power,” which will be released on September 8.

Michael Amott commented:

“Strangely enough, this is a song I wrote in sunny Mexico last year, but fear not — Arch Enemy hasn’t gone mariachi on you! On the contrary, this song is steeped in classic metal and melancholic Scandinavian atmosphere. Lyrically, this is an anthemic warcry to all fellow individualists around the heavy metal world. We shot the video with our director Patric Ullaeus in Sweden on the coldest outdoor shoot I can recall ever doing! The end result was totally worth it; it turned out beautifully. I guess sometimes you really have to suffer for the art!”

Arch Enemy Add More Dates To 2018 European Tour

Arch Enemy have added more dates to their 2018 European tour with Wintersun, Tribulation, and Jinjer. The band will be out in support of their new album “Will To Power,“ which will be released on September 8.

Tour Dates:

01/12 Munich, GER – Tonhalle
01/13 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
01/14 Prague, CZE – Forum Karlin
01/15 Zurich, SWI – Komplex
01/17 Milano, ITA – Alcatraz
01/18 Lyon, FRA – Transbordeur
01/19 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
01/20 Madrid, SPA – La Riviera
01/22 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
01/23 Paris, FRA – Le Bataclan
01/24 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
01/26 Oberhausen, GER – Turbinenhalle
01/27 Geiselwind, GER – Music Hall
01/28 Tilburg, NET – 013
01/29 Hamburg, GER – Große Freiheit
01/31 Malmo, SWE – KB
02/01 Oslo, NOR – Rockefeller
02/02 Stockholm, SWE – Arenan
02/03 Gothenburg, SWE – Tradgarn
02/05 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
02/06 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
02/07 Saarbrucken, GER – Garage
02/09 Glasgow, UK – O2 ABC (no Jinjer)
02/10 Nottingham, UK – Rock City (no Jinjer)
02/11 London, UK – Koko (no Jinjer)
02/13 Manchester, UK – O2 Ritz (no Jinjer)
02/14 Bristiol, UK – O2 Academy (no Jinjer)

Jeff Loomis Didn’t Write Much On The New Arch Enemy Album

It looks like Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore, etc. didn’t really get the opportunity to write too much on Arch Enemy‘s new album “Will To Power“ (out September 8). Michael Amott told Malcolm Dome the following when asked if Loomis contributed:

“No. I mean, he’s a strong songwriter, but not in the style of Arch Enemy, I feel. He’s always writing and recording with his own stuff. He has a project called Conquering Dystopia, he has his solo stuff, [and] he obviously wrote most of the Nevermore stuff. I’ve always respected him, and continue to respect him, as a guitar player—he’s amazing and an amazing human being; he fits in perfectly. [There’s] a great chemistry [between us].

But, you know, I’ve always written most of the music, so it’s difficult to… I don’t really wanna change the sound of the band too much. The band sort of started around my songwriting and my ideas, and those continue to be the most dominant ones, I guess. But, you know, who knows [what can happen] in the future?”

[via Blabbermouth]