Arch Enemy’s New Album Is Written And Partially Recorded

Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz and Michael Amott were recently interviewed while on the 2017 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise. During the chat, they were asked about the band’s upcoming album, which Amott said is “written” and “partially recorded.”

Amott said the following:

“The new album is written. It’s partially recorded. Right now, Alissa living in Canada and I’m in Sweden, we’ve been e-mailing files and stuff to each other. I’d send her a demo, and then she’d put vocals on that in her home studio, sends it back, and I say, ‘Great.’ You know, it’s just been kind of like that — working a bit separately. And after this cruise, we’re actually gonna get together in Sweden at some point and… you know, there’s a lot of stuff left to do — all the guitars and vocals and bass.”

They were also asked about the effort’s musical direction and vocalist White-Gluz said the following:

“It’s hard to say until you hear the final album, I think. ‘Cause you’re so deeply involved with every detail that it’s hard to see the big picture of it until it’s actually all complete. I wouldn’t even know how to approach that question.”

Amott added:

“It’s very diverse, I think, the material. It’s got a lot of trademark Arch Enemy elements, I guess. I can think a song is really, really different, but then we’re gonna play it, it’s gonna be us playing it, Alissa singing, it’s gonna sound very, very Arch Enemy. So it’s not like a huge departure, but it’s definitely the next… I think we’re more relaxed, maybe, than on the last album… ‘Cause Alissa’s been with us for three years, and it’s not as tense, maybe, as it was the last time around. [Before we released ‘War Eternal’] we were, like, ‘We don’t even know if people are gonna like this, if people are gonna accept us, Arch Enemy, with a new singer.’ We didn’t really know, which made the songs maybe more… To me, ‘War Eternal’ has a very kind of dark and very angry and claustrophobic feel to it, which is really cool. But I think the new one is gonna be more open and probably more powerful, actually.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Arch Enemy To Release “As The Stages Burn” DVD In March, Announce Shows With Lacuna Coil & The Haunted

Arch Enemy will be releasing a new live DVD titled “As The Stages Burn“ on March 31. To celebrate the release, the band have also announced some shows with The Haunted and Lacuna Coil.

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The band posted the following;

ARCH ENEMY – announce 2017 DVD and live shows!

ARCH ENEMY presents a new live DVD, As The Stages Burn!, of their largest stage production to date from their performance last summer at the WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival in Germany. This performance marks the pinnacle of a highly successful album campaign in support of War Eternal. It all began in March of 2014 when the band announced new vocalist Alissa White-Gluz as well as the video for the album title track, “War Eternal”. This debut track went on to become the bands most successful video in their career, surpassing 20 million views on YouTube. The release of the War Eternal album also saw ARCH ENEMY reaching their highest US and German chart positions to date while going on to play over 200 shows in over 40 countries around the world. In late 2014, Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore) joined ARCH ENEMY during the world tour with Kreator and in 2015 they played arenas as direct support for Nightwish.

The DVD highlights an impressive live production fans have never seen before! As The Stages Burn! is scheduled for a worldwide release through Century Media Records on March 31st, 2017. More details will be revealed shortly, stay tuned.
Go get your ticket for the exclusive release shows with special support from Lacuna Coil and The Haunted now!

30.03.2017 – Zeche, Bochum, Germany *
31.03.2017 – Hellraiser, Leipzig, Germany *
01.04.2017 – Rock in Hell, Colmar, France *
02.04.2017 – Heavy Scotland, Edinburgh, UK
04.04.2017 – Neue Stadthalle, Langen (Hessen), Germany **
05.04.2017 – Backstage Werk, München, Germany **
06.04.2017 -Saarbrücken – Garage, Germany **
07.04.2017 – Durbuy Rock Festival, Durbuy, Belgium **
08.04.2017 – Betiz Fest, Cambrai, France *
09.04.2017 -Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik, Germany **
* with The-Haunted
** with The Haunted and Lacuna Coil
German shows presented by Metal Hammer and EMP

For ticket buy links please go to http://www.archenemy.net

ARCH ENEMY Festivals 2017:
02.02.2017 – 70000 Tons Of Metal – Miami, FL
06.07.2017 – Rock Harz Festival, Ballenstedt, Germany
14.07.2017 – Gefle Metal Festival , Gävle, Sweden
05.08.2017 – Ostrava v Plamenech, Ostrava, Czech Republic
10.08.2017 – Leyendas Del Rock, Villena, Spain
11.08.2017 – Vagos Metal Fest, Vagos, Portugal
12.08.2017 – Into The Grave, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Arch Enemy Planning New Live Release/Have “About Seven Or Eight New Songs” Written For Next Album

Arch Enemy took part in a press conference at the Wacken Open Air festival today (August 5), and offered some insight into their future plans. The band revealed that they will be releasing a new live album/DVD/Blu-ray, and also said they have “about seven or eight new songs” written.

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Michael Amott said the following (transcribed by Blabbermouth):

“We’re gonna release a live release — you know, a live album, a live DVD, live Blu-ray, whatever… all that whole thing. That’s gonna be a very elaborate package, with a lot of bonus material and kind of telling the story from our two-year-old ‘War Eternal’ story. So that’s a very exciting project, of course. And then we’re also working on new songs. A new album is sort of there, somehow. We have about seven or eight new songs.”

“We’ve just taken six months off the road, so we used some of that to write new material. I’ve been writing a lot, as I always have, and, of course, Alissa [White-Gluz, vocals] is still writing lyrics. And I’ve been writing with Jeff Loomis [guitar, ex-NEVERMORE] as well, our latest addition to the band. [I’m] very excited about that.”

Arch Enemy & Soilwork Announce 2016 UK Shows

Arch Enemy and Soilwork have announced some 2016 UK shows. Check out the dates below.

Tour Dates:

08/21 Norwich, UK – Waterfront
08/22 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
08/23 Cardiff, UK – Tramshed
08/24 Southampton, UK – Engine Rooms
08/25 London, UK – Underworld (Soilwork only)