Arch Enemy Premiere “Sunset Over The Empire” Music Video

Arch Enemy have premiered a new video for their new song “Sunset Over The Empire.“ This track is from the band’s new album “Deceivers,” which will be released on July 29. Guitarist Michael Amott commented:

“Behold the ‘Sunset Over The Empire‘, the 4th single from our upcoming ‘Deceivers‘ album! This is a faster song with some manic riffs and a relentless beat that I can envision becoming a ‘hit in the pit’! Lyrically, it’s sadly one of those that seems to ring more true with each and every passing day nowadays…’Words turned to war, brother fighting brother, another false truce, as the people die…’. The accompanying video was shot in Poland with the Grupa13 team and doesn’t follow the lyrics slavishly but has a great message and vibe in its own right. Oh, and I’m stoked that we’re releasing ‘Sunset Over The Empire‘ as a limited edition physical single on 7″ vinyl!”

Iron Maiden Announce “Legacy Of The Beast” In-Game Collaboration With Arch Enemy

Iron Maiden have teamed up with Arch Enemy for a new collaboration inside their “Legacy Of The Beast” mobile game. The band’s frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz will appear as “Queen Beast” in the game during an “Atomic Sunset” event, which will run for a week starting today (May 12).

A press release offered more details:

“The week-long event will take fans and players on a journey with Eddie and Queen Beast, a regal warrior harnessing the fierce powers of wild animals, striking fear in the hearts of all who oppose her!

As they walk through a post-war dystopian wasteland, society at large is witnessing the rise of a mutant species, a creature that is the product of the nuclear war. They are driven to destroy all of what is left of the natural world; human and animal kind.

Queen Beast and her companion GreyClaw must work together with Doomsday Eddie to gather survivors and rebuild the community while fighting mutant henchmen. Future generations’ survival lies in their hands.”

White-Gluz commented:

“We made sure to include elements of the entire band. We worked directly with the developers to make this character really special and unique that really symbolizes Arch Enemy.

I think fans playing this game will have a fun time, also seeing AE lyrics in the script, in the storyline of the game and I’m curious to see who picks up on the little easter eggs we left in there. It’s really exciting to see that AE will be fighting alongside Eddie and our character that we’ve developed Queen Beast along with her companion Greyclaw.”

She also added the following about the “Queen Beast” character:

“Strength, femininity, power and compassion! We really put a lot of detail into developing her attacks, the way she looks, the way she moves, and I think its gonna be a really fun element for people playing the game.”

Tool’s Adam Jones Says He Would Like To Tour With Arch Enemy

During a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Tool’s Adam Jones opened up about choosing opening acts for the band’s headlining tours. Notably, he also mentioned that he would like to tour with Arch Enemy someday.

Jones said the following about choosing openers:

“I mean, a lot of bands that are our level do the industry giveaway, take out a band that will actually pay them for the exposure. We’ve never done that. Never done pay-to-play back in the old Sunset Strip days, and never charged bands that we take out with us. We always pay the bands and ask them ourselves, and we always take out bands that we like.

We don’t have to look for a band to draw tickets, because we don’t really have a problem doing that, so what we do is we take turns. It’s Dan‘s turn so he picks this band, then it’s Justin’s turn and he picks that band, Maynard‘s turn and he picks a band. This time it was my turn and I picked Brass Against. I have always really liked them: their energy, their cover songs, their wind section…you don’t really see that anymore.”

He also added the following when asked which band he would like tour with someday:

“That’s a loaded question! There are so many! I really like Arch Enemy. That was one that I was really thinking about asking.”

Arch Enemy To Release “Sunset Over The Empire” 7″ In May

Arch Enemy will be releasing a new 7″ single titled “Sunset Over The Empire” on May 20. The effort will come with two songs including the title track and “The Judging Eyes.” This news comes as the band are preparing to release their new album “Deceivers“ on July 29. Michael Amott commented:

“I am thrilled that we are releasing our next single ‘Sunset Over The Empire‘ not only digitally everywhere as usual, but also as a physical 7″ vinyl record. I’m a big fan of the vinyl format myself and I think this killer looking 7″ will be a nice collector’s item as it’s a limited run. The B-side is an instrumental we’ve never released before on a record, and the A-side is one of my fave tracks off our new upcoming album ‘Deceivers‘!”

Arch Enemy Premiere “Handshake With Hell” Music Video

Arch Enemy have premiered a new video for their new song “Handshake With Hell.“ This track is from the band’s new album “Deceivers,” which will be released on July 29.

Guitarist Michael Amott commented:

“Our new single/video ‘Handshake With Hell‘ started off with some riffs and melodies that I thought might be suitable for each other, and when I showed the parts I had to Daniel [Erlandsson], he also felt it had potential. We worked on a demo of it, developing it much further together, and once we had reached a point where we felt it was ready, we sent the instrumental version to Alissa [White-Gluz] over in Canada.

She came back with this really cool approach to the vocals and lyrics that elevated the song even further. To me, it’s a stand-out track on the new ‘Deceivers‘ album, really showcasing what we are capable of as songwriters and performers in 2022 – it’s definitely one of the new songs I’m dying to play live on tour!”

Vocalist Alissa White-Gluz added:

“When Michael and Daniel showed me the instrumental they had cooked up, I got a ton of vocal ideas to complete the song. ‘Handshake With Hell‘ has a classic heavy metal feel, and it felt like the right time to unleash some classic heavy metal vocals to match. I think the result is really interesting and catchy!”

Arch Enemy To Release New Album “Deceivers” In July

Arch Enemy have announced that their new album “Deceivers” will be released on July 29. Pre-orders will launch on February 4 alongside the premiere of a new single titled “Handshake With Hell.”

“Deceivers” Track Listing:

01. “Handshake With Hell”
02. “Deceiver, Deceiver”
03. “In The Eye Of The Storm”
04. “The Watcher”
05. “Poisoned Arrow”
06. “Sunset Over The Empire”
07. “House Of Mirrors”
08. “Spreading Black Wings”
09. “Mourning Star”
10. “One Last Time”
11. “Exiled From Earth”

Guitarist Michael Amott commented:

“Having just celebrated our 25th anniversary as a group and now releasing our 11th studio album, one could easily assume that we would be cruising along and going through the motions at this point. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to Arch Enemy and our new album, ‘Deceivers‘.

It is without a doubt always a challenge to raise the bar each time in both the songwriting and production side of things, and it can feel a bit daunting before we get into it. But once we do get started and fully immerse ourselves in the creative process, it’s really like there is nothing else in the world and we are very focused. And believe it or not, for the most part, we have a ton of fun making this music!

Creating ‘Deceivers‘ was no different, once again we shut out the outside world and went deep into the artistic zone. I believe we pulled out some really interesting musical and lyrical themes this time, a few things might even raise an eyebrow or two – while retaining all the signature elements of the band. In the end, it’s Arch Enemy at full speed and power!”

Arch Enemy, Behemoth, Napalm Death, & Unto Others Announce North American Tour

Arch Enemy and Behemoth have announced a co-headlining North American tour. Napalm Death and Unto Others will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

04/16 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
04/18 San Antonio, TX – The Aztec Theatre
04/19 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
04/21 St Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
04/22 Atlanta, GA – The Eastern
04/23 Charlotte. NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
04/25 Toronto, ON – Rebel
04/26 Montreal, QC – Mtelus
04/28 New York, NY – Terminal 5
04/29 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
04/30 Worcester, MA – Palladium
05/02 Chicago, IL – The Riviera Theatre
05/04 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre
05/07 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot
05/09 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
05/10 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre
05/11 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
05/13 Berkeley, CA – The UC Theatre
05/15 Los Angeles, CA – The Hollywood Palladium

Arch Enemy guitarist Michael Amott commented:

“I honestly couldn’t be more excited about having Arch Enemy join forces with Behemoth, Napalm Death and Unto Others for a run of dates through North America in 2022! A killer package of quality mayhem right there – can’t fckn wait!”

Behemoth frontman Nergal added:

“To say that we are dying to return on the road would be an understatement! In fact we’ve never been more hungry to reunite with our legions… not only to bring young of the hottest EXTREME METAL touring line-ups in a long time but also to bring you NEW Behemoth’s music! Rejoice!!!”

Arch Enemy Premiere “House Of Mirrors” Music Video

Arch Enemy have premiered a new video for their new song “House Of Mirrors.” You can check that out below:

Guitarist Michael Amott commented:

“Musically, this is an idea that has been bouncing around in my head for a while, and finally it got finished. It all started with the guitar motif that kicks off the track, which naturally leads to the galloping 80’s-metal feel of the verses. As is always the case with us, we had quite a few different arrangements and demos of this song until it was, dare I say, fckn perfect!”

Vocalist Alissa White-Gluz added:

“‘House Of Mirrors‘ is a song that twists its way into the human psyche. I wrote the lyrics during a dark time of strict, dystopian lockdown, and I think people will be able to relate to that feeling of being totally alone – but never truly alone – when you are surrounded only by past and future versions of yourself as company.”

Arch Enemy To Release New Song “House Of Mirrors” This Month

Arch Enemy have announced that they will be releasing a new song, titled “House Of Mirrors,” on December 9. The band tweeted the following about that:

Arch Enemy Premiere “Deceiver, Deceiver” Music Video

Arch Enemy have premiered a new video for their new song “Deceiver, Deceiver.” Guitarist Michael Amott commented:

“Wait…what? Has it really been four years since we last released new Arch Enemy music? Time flies…especially when you tour the world for a couple of years, decide to take some time off…and then we all get hit with a global fckn pandemic! Everyone’s been through hard times these last couple of years, and it’s beautiful to see everything coming back now. This very much feels like the right moment to return with a brand new song, ‘Deceiver, Deceiver‘! Not the happiest of tunes, but believe me – we’re ecstatic to be back!”