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?




Michael Amott (guitar) comments: "We've been producing ourselves, as we did on Khaos Legions. We have a clear vision of what we want Arch Enemy to sound like, and we can actually achieve it without the help of outside producers. We also have the advantage of having two talented sound engineers among our ranks in Daniel Erlandsson (drums) and Nick Cordle (guitar).

"We've been tracking at a few different studios here in Sweden, the drums at Fascination Street Studio and guitars and bass in another room. We just finished vocals in a third studio with engineer Staffan Karlsson (Khaos Legions) and the mix and mastering will done by Jens Bogren at his Fascination Street mixing facility.

"Musically, this album is going a few places we haven't visited before. As our fans have come expect, our albums have all had their own vibe and War Eternal will leave its own mark. Lyrically it's a much more personal record, and I feel the songs have more dynamics and depth than ever before. The songs are loaded with strong and vicious metal, drenched in tons of melody and emotion. All the trademarks of Arch Enemy are present, just more in your face and turned up to 11."

Michael explains the title: "A lot of times life is a struggle, a war against what I like to call 'mental chains' in society that try to prevent you from living life the way you want, that try to stop you from making your dreams come true. I have always resented that and I always will. The title sums up our collective attitude a band as well; stages will be destroyed, eardrums will bleed. There will be no choice. This, ladies and gentlemen, is War Eternal..."




Arch Enemy will debut new material on a short eastern European tour before the album is released in early June 2014; this trek will then be followed by an extensive run of European summer festivals, including Sweden Rock, Wacken and many more. A full headlining tour in North America, Europe, and the UK will take place in fall/winter 2014.

Confirmed dates:

23.05.2014 - TURBOHALLE - Bucharest, Romania
24.05.2014 - Metal Summer Festival - Istanbul, Turkey
25.05.2014 - Mixtape 5 - Sofia, Bulgaria
27.05.2014 - Majestic Music Club - Bratislava, Slovakia
07.06.2014 - Sweden Rock Festival - Sölvesborg, Sweden
14.06.2014 - Copenhell - Copenhagen, Denmark
15.06.2014 - Nova Rock - Nickelsdorf, Austria
27.06.2014 - Rock am Härtsfeldsee - Dischingen, Germany
11.07.2014 - Rock Harz Open Air - Ballenstedt, Germany
12.07.2014 - Masters Of Rock - Vizovice, Czech Republic
13.07.2014 - Seven Festival - Wegorzewo, Poland
19.07.2014 - Dong Open Air - Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany
01.08.2014 - Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany
07.08.2014 - Getaway Rock - Gävle, Sweden
08.08.2014 - Leyendas Del Rock - Alicante, Spain
09.08.2014 - Alcatraz Metal Festival - Kortrijk, Belgium
14.08.2014 - Summer Breeze - Dinkelsbühl, Germany
17.08.2014 - Alt-Fest - Kettering, UK
23.09.2014 - Yunost' - Kiev, Ukraine
25.09.2014 - Arena Hall - Krasnodar, Russia
27.09.2014 - Glav Club - Moscow, Russia
28.09.2014 - Zal Ozhidaniya - Saint Petersburg, Russia
30.09.2014 - TBA - Novosibirsk, Russia
01.10.2014 - TBA - Omsk, Russia
03.10.2014 - Tele Club - Yekaterinburg, Russia


Source: centurymedia.com
Band profile: Arch Enemy
 
Posted: 04.03.2014 by BloodTears



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Hex_Omega - 04.03.2014 at 20:54  
Quote:
Do you have a good feeling about it?

Not really...
MauricioVeiga - 04.03.2014 at 20:58  
I hope that thing isn't the album cover... as far as the album concept goes couldn't be more happy about it!
BloodTears - 04.03.2014 at 21:00  
Written by MauricioVeiga on 04.03.2014 at 20:58

I hope that thing isn't the album cover... as far as the album concept goes couldn't be more happy about it!


I think it is just a promo pic for the album release.
MauricioVeiga - 04.03.2014 at 21:11  
Written by BloodTears on 04.03.2014 at 21:00

Written by MauricioVeiga on 04.03.2014 at 20:58

I hope that thing isn't the album cover... as far as the album concept goes couldn't be more happy about it!


I think it is just a promo pic for the album release.

i think so too, but sometimes promo pics and cover art aren't that different... lets hope this one will be!
ANGEL REAPER - 04.03.2014 at 21:35  
I dont have good feeling about this one guys ....
!J.O.O.E.! - 04.03.2014 at 22:09  
Quote:
19.07.2014 - Dong Open Air - Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany


I must go to this...

In seriousness though it's this that Arch Enemy need to cut back on:

Quote:
drenched in tons of melody


Waaay too much of that recently.
BloodJuNkie - 04.03.2014 at 22:29  
Nice!
X5452 - 04.03.2014 at 22:42  
We´ll see. I personally don´t think it´s going to be all that great. Their last release was absolute shit imho.

Teravolt_Danny - 04.03.2014 at 22:56  
Best Arch Enemy album will probably always be Anthems of Rebellion.
AngelofDeth - 04.03.2014 at 23:00  
Written by X5452 on 04.03.2014 at 22:42

We´ll see. I personally don´t think it´s going to be all that great. Their last release was absolute shit imho.



Yeah, Khaos was a huge pile and this doesnt sound much more promising. The description Michael provided of the sound is generic and he doeesnt cite any specific new influences or fresh direction in sound. He pretty much just say its Arch Enemy...turned up to 11! ...if that sounds anything like Khaos Legions, no thanks...
I_Die_Often - 05.03.2014 at 01:15  
Written by AngelofDeth on 04.03.2014 at 23:00

Written by X5452 on 04.03.2014 at 22:42

We´ll see. I personally don´t think it´s going to be all that great. Their last release was absolute shit imho.



Yeah, Khaos was a huge pile and this doesnt sound much more promising. The description Michael provided of the sound is generic and he doeesnt cite any specific new influences or fresh direction in sound. He pretty much just say its Arch Enemy...turned up to 11! ...if that sounds anything like Khaos Legions, no thanks...


indeed, I concur
theFIST - 05.03.2014 at 01:31  
Written by Teravolt_Danny on 04.03.2014 at 22:56

Best Arch Enemy album will probably always be Anthems of Rebellion.

Only if you ignore the Liiva era
deadone - 05.03.2014 at 02:22  
I prefer the Liiva era, not just for the vocals but the music as well.
LascaillesShroud - 05.03.2014 at 04:55  
Arch Enemy have only gotten better as they've progressed to me. Khaos Legions was a fan-fucking-tastic album and I really look forward to hearing what they are up to now.
BloodTears - 05.03.2014 at 11:07  
I hope this is good. I wasn't pleased with their last two albums. Here's to hoping they improve on this one. They are a band dear to my heart.
cossaisVendeurs - 05.03.2014 at 21:21  
Burning Bridges is my favourite album.
Captain Cumbeard - 17.03.2014 at 15:16  
Written by LascaillesShroud on 05.03.2014 at 04:55

Arch Enemy have only gotten better as they've progressed to me.


Only if you listen their albums from new to old
LascaillesShroud - 17.03.2014 at 16:16  
Written by Captain Cumbeard on 17.03.2014 at 15:16

Written by LascaillesShroud on 05.03.2014 at 04:55

Arch Enemy have only gotten better as they've progressed to me.


Only if you listen their albums from new to old


So clever, but no.
Marcel Hubregtse - 17.03.2014 at 17:28  
Written by Captain Cumbeard on 17.03.2014 at 15:16

Written by LascaillesShroud on 05.03.2014 at 04:55

Arch Enemy have only gotten better as they've progressed to me.


Only if you listen their albums from new to old


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