Nita Strauss Shares Music Video For New Song “The Wolf You Feed” Featuring Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz

Nita Strauss (Demi Lovato, ex-Alice Cooper) has joined forces with Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy, ex-The Agonist) for a new song titled “The Wolf You Feed.” You can find an official video for that track below:

Strauss commented:

“If you look back at old interviews from the last ten years, any time I was asked about collaborating with a vocalist in the future, Alissa White-Gluz was always the first name out of my mouth. She is truly one of my favorite vocalists and performers in the industry and creating this track together was everything I hoped it would be!

I’m very proud to release this track, especially now with everything else that’s going on. This time in history, whether in politics, music, social media, or our personal lives, has been an eye opening look into the two wolves of a lot of people out there, and maybe this song will be a reminder that we all have the ability to choose how we respond to things.

The lyrics of this song were inspired by ‘The Story of the Two Wolves’, a legend widely attributed to Native American storytellers.

An old grandfather was teaching his grandson about life:

‘A fight is going on inside me, he said to the boy.

It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil–he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.’

He continued, ’The other is good – he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, empathy, generosity, truth,compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you–and inside every other person, too.’

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: ‘Which wolf will win?’

The grandfather simply replied, ‘The one you feed’.”

White-Gluz added:

“Nita and I finally got to collaborate – something we have both wanted to do for years! ‘The Wolf You Feed’ is a kickass, catchy metal track with a really cool vibe. I kept the ‘two wolves’ analogy as a foundation throughout the song while playing up the dichotomy of the two sides of the tug-of-war we all have inside us. I recorded my parts in my home studio and it was an absolute pleasure to build this song with Nita. I am honoured to be a part of it! Can’t wait to do this again!”

Watch Trivium, Arch Enemy, Dark Tranquillity, Etc. Members Perform At “Metal: Hellsinger” Concert During 2022 “Gamescom”

Earlier today (August 25), Matt Heafy (Trivium), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity), Dennis Lyxzén (Refused), and James Dorton (Black Crown Initiate) played a special live show to promote the upcoming rhythm shooter game “Metal: Hellsinger.” The concert took place as part of “Gamescom” in Cologne, Germany and it can be seen below. The video game will be released on September 15 on Steam, PlayStation 5, and Xbox X|S.

Behemoth’s Nergal On Abortion Bans: “Women Deserve Their Rights, Same As Men”

During a recent appearance on the “Hardcore Humanism With Dr. Mike” podcast, Behemoth’s Adam “Nergal” Darski shared his thoughts on the appalling attacks on women’s rights in places like the U.S. and his homeland of Poland. The frontman says “women deserve their rights, same as men” and that everyone should discuss these issues “because it’s very important.”

Nergal said the following:

“Hardly anyone in the metal scene talks about women’s rights. I know it’s a chauvinistic genre, and even talented and beautiful women that are very successful, they get a lot of shit from men, or are not being treated equal, which is absolutely wrong, because some of those women… Like for example, Alissa [White-Gluz] from Arch Enemy that we’ve just toured with, she’s got bigger balls than most of metalheads that I know and I’ve met and she’s probably even stronger and braver than I am, being a man.

Women’s rights, what just happened in the U.S. a few weeks ago, and Poland, and abortion laws and stuff… If you are open-minded and if you’re about equality — you don’t need to be socialist to think that way — but women deserve their rights, same as men. And it still feels like there’s a massive imbalance in between.

We need women. We love women. I love women. And I appreciate them. I appreciate my mom and everyone’s mom and I appreciate my lovers and my fan females.

Yeah, we should really speak up and talk about it and be vocal about it, because it’s very important.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Trivium, Arch Enemy, Dark Tranquillity, Etc. Members To Take Part In “Metal: Hellsinger” Live Performance At 2022 “Gamescom”

Matt Heafy (Trivium), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity), Dennis Lyxzén (Refused), and James Dorton (Black Crown Initiate) will be taking part in a special live performance to promote the upcoming rhythm shooter game “Metal: Hellsinger.” The event will take place on August 25 as part of “Gamescom” in Cologne, Germany. The video game is expected to be released on September 15 and it will feature new songs from the aforementioned musicians and more.

Helloween Premiere “Best Time” Music Video

Helloween have premiered a new video for their song “Best Time.” The clip features a cameo from Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz and it can be seen below. The track appears on the band’s 2021 self-titled album.

Sascha Gerstner commented:

“I had an ’80s neo-noir vibe in my head. The riff originally was a synth riff, which we arranged for guitars later. The wording ‘I will have the best time of my life’ was pretty spontaneous because I had this strong feeling to leave the past behind and to seize the day! Andi [Deris] instantly loved the idea as well as the refrain and together we created the track as it is now!”

White-Gluz added:

“After playing multiple festivals and touring extensively in South America together a few years back, Helloween and I decided to make a fun video to reminisce about the good times while simultaneously planning for many more!”

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.”

Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy) Says Her New Solo Album Is “Done”

Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy) has confirmed that her new solo album is officially finished. However, release details for the effort are still pending.

White-Gluz said the following about the record during an appearance on the “Vox&Hops” podcast:

“What happened was it was announced [in September 2016] that I signed [with Napalm Records] for a solo album. All I did was sign to do one, but I think a lot of people interpreted that I had an album that I was ready to put out. So, basically, when the news came out about this solo album, the only thing that happened at that point was that I just agreed to do one. And then I was on tour for, like, three hundred days of the year up until 2020. And so now it’s done, because now I’ve actually been home long enough to write the songs and get them done. And it’s awesome and I love it.”

She continued when asked about release plans:

“There’s nothing holding it back — it’s done — but I need to be careful with how I release it, because now there’s so many releases happening that I wanna make sure that the music gets the attention it deserves. So it’s not gonna come out at the same time as an ARCH ENEMY album, for sure, because that’s just not a good idea, but I will find a time to release it in a way that makes sense.”

She also added the following about the musical direction:

“It doesn’t really sound like ARCH ENEMY, actually. It’s still me, so it’s gonna sound a little bit like ARCH ENEMY, but it’s kind of different. I feel like it’s kind of an amalgam of that really interesting place that you’re at when you’re a beginner musician, because although I’m not a beginner vocalist or songwriter, I am a beginner guitarist — I’m very bad at guitar. So when I’m writing songs on guitar, I have an approach that is probably totally wrong, and that’s what, I think, makes it cool. It’s different — it’s an unorthodox approach. I mean, I can still play it, but it’s not my main instrument, so when I’m writing riffs on a guitar, I’m writing like a vocalist writing riffs on a guitar. Some could argue that that’s kind of how Michael [Amott, ARCH ENEMY] writes too, actually, because his riffs are so ‘sing-songy.’ But, yeah, so I wrote a bunch with Jeff [Loomis, ARCH ENEMY guitarist] and I wrote a bunch with a lot of other people, actually, which I don’t wanna spoil and announce them all now. But there’s clean singing, there’s growling, of course, and other interesting vocal techniques with the note screaming and some operatic stuff. It’s a heavy album. I don’t know what genre to call it. It’s totally self-produced in that sense. It’s honest. It’s exactly what I just felt like writing for this. So there’s some prog elements, there’s some rock and roll elements, there’s a lot of metal in it, obviously. But, yeah, I’m really happy with it. So I hope that other people like it too, basically.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Arch Enemy, Lamb Of God, Butcher Babies, Etc. Members To Appear In New Horror Movie “The Virginia Bitches”

“Bad Candy” directors Scott and Desiree Hansen have announced a new vampire and metal-themed horror movie called “The Virginia Bitches.” The film, which is being produced by Dallas Taylor (Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster) and Chris Dudley (Underoath), will feature a number of metal artists.

Here’s a description of the movie:

“A female death metal band who are vampires break down in a town full of cannibals led by a Warlock..”

The cast includes the following:

  • Bill Mosely (“House Of 1000 Corpses”, etc.)
  • Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy)
  • Dallas Taylor (Maylene And The Sons Of Disaster)
  • Heidi Shepherd (Butcher Babies)
  • Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (Misfits)
  • Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God)
  • Scott Ian Lewis (Carnifex)
  • Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust)
  • Lucas Mann (Rings Of Saturn)
  • Cristian Machado (ex-Ill Niño)
  • Michael Vampire (Vampires Everywhere!)
  • Efro Kinyonez (Saint Diablo)

Fans can donate to the film and get some cool perks at Indiegogo.com.

Members Of Arch Enemy, Cryptopsy, The Agonist, Etc. Contributed Alien & Creature Voices To The New “Guardians Of The Galaxy” Video Game

A number of metal musicians worked with La Fabrique De Monstres to contribute alien and creature voices to a new video game based on Marvel’s “Guardians Of The Galaxy.” The following artists took part: Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Matt McGachy (Cryptopsy), Vicky Psarakis (The Agonist), Simon Girard (Beyond Creation), Sébastien Croteau (Necrotic Mutation), Roxana B.L. (Your Last Wish), Raphael Osorio (Our Souls Evolve), Misha Standjofski (Growlers Choir), Corinne Cardinal (Valfreya), Jeff Mott (Hands Of Despair), Marie-Hélène Landry (Obsolete Mankind), Jessica Dupré (Fall Of Stasis), and Emcy Mary Cloud. If you’re interested in checking it out, the game is currently available on PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. A trailer can be found below:

Behemoth’s Nergal Recruits Lamb Of God, Arch Enemy, Exodus, Etc. Members For New Me And That Man Album “New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 2”

Me And That Man, the dark folk project featuring Behemoth’s Adam “Nergal” Darski, have revealed the details for their new album “New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 2.” The effort will be released on November 19 and pre-orders can be found HERE.

Here’s the guests that will appear on the record:

  • Gary Holt (Exodus)
  • Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God)
  • Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy)
  • Devin Townsend
  • David Vincent (ex-Morbid Angel)
  • Hank Von Hell (ex-Turbonegro)
  • Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden)
  • Olve “Abbath” Eikemo (ex-Immortal)
  • Doug Blair (W.A.S.P.)
  • Kristoffer Rygg (Ulver)
  • Jeff “Mantas” Dunn (Venom Inc.)
  • Michale Graves (ex-Misfits)
  • Chris Georgiadis (Turbowolf)
  • Mary Goore
  • Anders Odden (Cadaver, Satyricon)
  • Chris Holmes (ex-W.A.S.P.)
  • Douglas Blair (W.A.S.P.)
  • Ralf Gyllenhammar (Mustasch)
  • Myrkur
  • Frank The Baptist

Here’s the track listing:

01. “Black Hearse Cadillac” (feat. Hank Von Hell, Anders Odden)
02. “Under The Spell” (feat. Mary Goore)
03. “All Hope Has Gone” (feat. Blaze Bayley, Gary Holt, Jeff Mantas Dunn)
04. “Witches Don’t Fall in Love” (feat. Kristoffer Rygg)
05. “Losing My Blues” (feat. Olve “Abbath” Eikemo, Frank The Baptist, Chris Holmes)
06. “Coldest Day In Hell” (feat Ralf Gyllenhammar, Douglas Blair)
07. “Year Of The Snake” (feat. David Vincent)
08. “Blues & Cocaine” (feat. Michale Graves)
09. “Silver Halide Echoes” (feat. Randy Blythe)
10. “Goodbye” (feat. Alissa White-Gluz, Devin Townsend)
11. “Angel Of Light” (feat. Myrkur)
12. “Got Your Tongue” (feat. Chris Georgiadis)

Nergal said the following about the album:

“Here we go again, mother lovers! ‘New Man, New Songs, Same Shit VOLUME 2‘. You guys know the drill, I recruited the best of the best in heavy music to collaborate on some unique tracks me and the Polish, Italian and Ukrainian crew have been working on over the last 18 months.

Once again, the result, amazing and the performances, inspired! Thank you, Comrades – Abbath, Alissa, Amalie, Anders, Blaze, Chris G, Chris H, David, Devin, Douglas, Frank, Gary, Hank, Jeff, Kris, M.Goore, Michale, Ralf and Randy. Who knows when we’ll get together to play these songs but I will try my best to make it happen! Enjoy it everyone!”

A video for the effort’s first single, “Got Your Tongue” (feat. Chris Georgiadis), can be found below: