Four metal heavyweights are coming together for what could be one of the best tour packages of the year. Kreator just announced a huge European tour for November/December 2014. Joining headliners Kreator for the upcoming live shows are Polish label mates Vader (releasing Tibi Et Igni on May 30th), Swedish metallers Arch Enemy (releasing War Eternal on June 9th) and German thrash veterans Sodom. Are you in? The dates can be seen below.
The upcoming Arch Enemy album is now taking shape. Century Media has just unveiled the tracklist and cover artwork of War Eternal, the band's first with new singer Alissa White-Gluz. The band has already shot a video with the new singer, for the title track "War Eternal". Below you can see the album cover. One clue: pigs.
After this week's changes, Arch Enemy fans must be really curious about the band's new material and also the new vocalist Alissa White-Gluz (ex-The Agonist). If you want to hear how she fits in with the band, check out their new song "War Eternal" and the video to go with it right now. What do you think about this first song?
Plot twist! April Fools'? It appears not. Surprising news arrive now from the Arch Enemy camp as it's been revealed that Angela Gossow has left the band. The announcement will come as a huge shock to many fans given that they recently announced their new album, and though Angela will be staying on with the band in a managerial capacity, she is officially stepping down as singer after 13 years and six albums. Replacing her in the AE fold will be none other than ex-The Agonist Alissa White-Gluz.
If you can't wait any longer to know something about Arch Enemy's new album, today is your lucky day. The first details about the follow-up to Khaos Legions have been unleashed. Three years later, the Swedish metallers have already started mixing their 9th studio album with Jens Bogren (Opeth, Paradise Lost, Kreator) at Fascination Street in Sweden. Apart from that, they revealed that the new album will be called War Eternal and drop on June 9th in Europe, June 10th in North America and June 4th in Japan. Do you have a good feeling about it?
It seems like we won't be seeing a lot of Arch Enemy this year. The group has been forced to cancel all their European festival appearances including their Wacken Open Air performance. The reason for the cancellation seems to be due to family matters but the band promises to try to reschedule the festival appearances and continue work on their upcoming DVD and next album.
Arch Enemy's vocalist Angela Gossow has left a personal update today on her Facebook page divulging what's next for the band and their future plans. The band intends to release a new DVD/Blu-ray next year and write/record a new album, to be released in 2014.
Arch Enemy have released a brand new video today. This time, for the track "Cruelty Without Beauty". The song is taken from their latest output Khaos Legions, which was released last year through Century Media.
Swedish gothenburg metallers Arch Enemy have recently announced that they will embark on their European Khaos Tour this October. It has been confirmed that support on the road will come from Canadian thrashers Titans Eve and German death metal band Hackneyed.
Swedish gothenburg outfit Arch Enemy have released their new video for the Khaos Legions album track "Under Black Flags We March", which has premiered at this location. The video was once again produced by the Swedish director Patric Ullaeus (In Flames, Dimmu Borgir, etc.) and is the first video to feature the new guitarist Nick Cordle (from the US band Arsis) who replaced Chris Amott earlier this year.
Arch Enemy have parted ways with guitarist Christopher Amott in an amicable split. Christopher Amott was a member of Arch Enemy between 1996-2005 and again between 2007-2011. Following is a joint statement by Arch Enemy: "We thank Christopher for the time he's worked with the band and of course wish him the very best in his future endeavours. Thankfully, there is no drama behind the scenes here. This is the best way forward for all involved. Christopher simply isn't into playing extreme metal anymore."
Arch Enemy have confirmed a long-awaited headlining tour of Japan, scheduled for April 2012.
Michael Amott comments: "It's not a very well guarded secret that Japan has been like a second home for Arch Enemy since we first started touring there in 1997. So it is with great joy and excitement that we are returning to celebrate the success of our Khaos Legions album and play some great shows for our Japanese fans!"
Arch Enemy have announced the release of a new DVD. Their December 13th show in Cologne will be filmed. The band will be supported by Century Media labelmates and thrash metallers Warbringer and Taiwan's melodic black metallers Chthonic.
Angela Gossow commented: "2011 is my 10-year anniversary with Arch Enemy. I want to celebrate this with a very special event — we will film my hometown show in Cologne, Essigfabrik, Germany 13 December 2011 for our upcoming World Khaos Tour DVD release!"
Arch Enemy has announced its return to North America via a headlining run on the MetalSucks and Full Metal Jackie Present: North American Khaos 2011 tour, set to kick off in September. The North American leg of Arch Enemy's world tour will kick off in Baltimore on September 8th, and features an all-star cast of Devildriver, Skeletonwitch and Chthonic in support.
Said vocalist Angela Gossow: "We pledge to the United States of America and its beautiful neighbor Canada that we will only bring the utmost heavy metal 'Khaos' to your shores! We can't wait to kick off this tour come September. After all the European summer festivals, we are ready to fire!"
Added guitarist Michael Amott: "We are very happy to be coming back to the US and Canada hot on the heels of our new Khaos Legions opus! We're working on a special set list and some other surprises. We chose the other bands on the bill because they are all killer, and bring their own terrifying brand of brutal steel! Yes, good times lie ahead for the metal connoisseur of North America!"
Khaos Legions, the new upcoming album from Swedish Gothenburg metal band Arch Enemy, is now available for streaming in its entirety at MySpace.
Khaos Legions will be released in North America on June 7th through Century Media Records. The album was already released in Europe earlier this week (May 30th). More album details were previously reported over here.