The band posted the following words on their myspace :

"On September 28th, 2009 ARCH ENEMY will release their new studio album "The Root Of All Evil" in Europe. It contains a selection of completely re-recorded tracks from the band's first three albums "Black Earth" (1996), "Stigmata" (1998) and "Burning Bridges" (1999) reenergized and unified by the band's ultimate line-up!

Originally recorded with ever changing band members (i.e. former vocalist Johan Liiva, drummer Peter Wildoer, bass player Martin Bengtsson), "The Root Of All Evil" presents classic tracks as "Beast Of Man", "The Immortal", "Transmigration Macabre" or "Bridge Of Destiny" with the insane vocals of Angela Gossow, several completely new bass lines by Sharlee D'Angelo, the ever-present guitar wizardry of the Amott brothers as well as Daniel Erlandsson's merciless punch. The entire project was approached with the idea of having the possibility to re-add these songs to the bands live set and follow up the release with some special touring activity.

The album was recorded at a few different locations in Sweden and produced by ARCH ENEMY with Daniel Erlandsson and Rickard Bengtsson handling the engineering. Finally, this special release was mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap. In the light of ARCH ENEMY finding their defining line-up and a bigger worldwide recognition with 2002's "Wages Of Sin" album, it has been a logical decision to update the earlier compositions and present them in the splendour of a 2009 shape.

The band chose to have the "The Root Of All Evil" artwork/layout created by Brazilian artist Gustavo Sazes."

The album artwork can be found here.


Source: blogs.myspace.com
Band profile: Arch Enemy
 
Posted: 02.08.2009 by Sjuk



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BloodTears - 02.08.2009 at 11:08  
That cover is madness. Love it.
BreadGod - 02.08.2009 at 11:43  
Oh boy, a mediocre cover for what is bound to be a mediocre album.
Doc Godin - 02.08.2009 at 11:48  
Well, if its anything like Rise Of The Tyrant I'll be happy. Not that fond of that artwork though.
thesabbathfan - 02.08.2009 at 11:54  
Artwork is okay.

but god, i loved the Liiva era, i'm happy to hear this.
Elio - 02.08.2009 at 11:57  
Written by BreadGod on 02.08.2009 at 11:43

Oh boy, a mediocre cover for what is bound to be a mediocre album.


I pretty much agree with this statement. I'm not gonna hear this album, I think.
Abattoir - 02.08.2009 at 12:37  
The album cover looks cool to me...although I'm not so interested in this album.
FeskarN - 02.08.2009 at 12:44  
The artwork was ok. But looking forward to hear it.
Ag Fox - 02.08.2009 at 13:05  
I like the art work...want to hear the actual content though
Jan Destiny - 02.08.2009 at 14:10  
Good artwork!
Big E - 02.08.2009 at 17:34  
I liked Liiva better as a vocalist, Angela is going to ruin them with her mediocre voice. Besides, most of those songs are guitar driven, so how much different can they sound? It'll be cool to see them perform these songs live again, but is it really worth the album?
Vitriolic Hate - 02.08.2009 at 17:44  
Written by BreadGod on 02.08.2009 at 11:43

Oh boy, a mediocre cover for what is bound to be a mediocre album.

agreed!
Uirapuru - 02.08.2009 at 21:26  
The art work is very good.. I dont like Angela's voice also, but the last album was nice... maybe some more improovment.
Umideath - 02.08.2009 at 22:23  
OMG its my favorite band forever
Black Conundrum - 02.08.2009 at 22:30  
The album cover is nice, but I'm not really excited about the album itself.
Uller - 03.08.2009 at 00:35  
Wow the album artwork is great!! very diferent from the others
Muhannad Saleh - 03.08.2009 at 03:14  
Such a great title and cool album artwork cant wait for it
Super_Greg - 03.08.2009 at 06:59  
Written by Doc Godin on 02.08.2009 at 11:48

Well, if its anything like Rise Of The Tyrant I'll be happy. Not that fond of that artwork though.


I totally agree with you
Fhuesc - 03.08.2009 at 09:04  
I liked the cover, but what does it have to do with the name of the album? A tree or a radish would fit better.
Ellrohir - 03.08.2009 at 11:43  
Bah, i found this cover quite bad...sorry
Powerslavex - 03.08.2009 at 12:44  
I'm not impressed by this artwork
Andresopeth - 03.08.2009 at 17:13  
I always have loved those three albums, so i can't wait to listen those songs in Angela's voice, simply amazing
HarmonyCorruptio - 03.08.2009 at 21:04  
What the hell? I thought this was a brand new album, not re-recordings? I'm totally dissappointed.
foschino - 03.08.2009 at 21:20  
Only re-recordings album is not enough. they're not honest with their fans. they should have put these songs available for free download on their website. I'm not gonna spend money for this album. it seems they lack of new ideas
Bulletbeast - 04.08.2009 at 05:37  
Oh damn I just noticed it said re-recordings, ahhh ...got excited for nothing.
Varyag - 05.08.2009 at 04:05  
From 'Burning Bridges', my favorite Arch Enemy release, I'm also hoping for new recordings of 'Silwerwing', Angel Claw' and 'Seed of Hate'. Not that they're bad in any way.. they all kick ass. Would be interesting to hear these songs performed by today's line-up tho.

I'm definately gonna check this out and go se the show if they visit my town. I always wished these songs could be included more in live performances.

Also I feel that the early work of Arch Enemy stands in the shade of the latest releases starting with Wages of Sin. Think it's a nice intiative to bring the older stuff into the spotlight for a bit, of course raising expectations for the next fresh studio album.

Some might say it's crappy, lazy or some sort of writers-block. I'm thrilled anyhow and can't wait to hear this.

Almost forgot the artwork looks amazing, as usual.
Mull666 - 05.08.2009 at 05:25  
Love the artwork and cannot bloody wait for the gig down in sydney!
In_tallica - 05.08.2009 at 11:41  
I was expecting a completely new studio album with new material...ah! at least this is better than nothing
Forsaker - 05.08.2009 at 13:20  
Nice artwork
wait for the album:metal:
Warman - 05.08.2009 at 14:15  
The old Arch Enemy songs already kicked ass, but I'm still a little eager to hear it since the re-recording of "Fields of Desolation" was amazing!
Syk - 05.08.2009 at 18:57  
Written by Guest on 03.08.2009 at 21:20
I'm not gonna spend money for this album. it seems they lack of new ideas
That should have been obvious at least a couple of albums ago
Written by Fhuesc on 03.08.2009 at 09:04
I liked the cover, but what does it have to do with the name of the album? A tree or a radish would fit better.
LOL dude, the title is very appropriate with the well-known saying "Money is the root of all evil." The art's a good representation of them laughing all the way to the bank. I agree with the ones who believe this will just be butchering the best songs the band has written
Janne - 07.08.2009 at 02:52  
Avarage cover. I more curious about the album itself
Deadmeat - 08.08.2009 at 17:32  
I like the artwork!!!
lord artan - 10.08.2009 at 15:34  
Very good
Warman - 10.08.2009 at 16:20  
I'm still not that fond of re-recording. Mikael Stanne of Dark Tranquillity once said "Why re-record our old songs? They are a part of that time, a part of the bands history. And that's how the songs sound and always should sound."

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