After recently launching a video for their new album’s title track (which has already surpassed 2 million views on YouTube), metal icons ARCH ENEMY are now ready to unleash the second single from their upcoming ninth full-length, War Eternal, due out worldwide via Century Media Records (Trooper Entertainment in Japan) on June 9th in Europe and June 10th in North America. Watch the new lyric video for ‘As The Pages Burn’ below.
Chief song-writer and band leader Michael Amott comments: “‘As The Pages Burn’ almost goes back to the style of writing that I had in the late 90’s. It’s very old school Arch Enemy with an almost SLAYER-vibe in the intro/verse and a huge melodic chorus. A bit like ‘The Immortal’ and other AE classics of that time. The middle section is very classical music inspired – a twin guitar part that is a lot fun to play. Alissa wrote the lyrics for the song. This song is an example of what I love about collaborating – in the songwriting, I’m giving her the instrumental, and she comes from a different background, and the two different approaches merge together to form a very interesting result that blew my mind. It’s one of my favorite tracks on the album.”
Front-woman Alissa White-Gluz adds: “‘As The Pages Burn’ is also one of my favorite songs. I think it’s going to be a very fun song to perform live. I really like fast-paced, energetic songs. A lot of the lyrics on the album are coming straight from my brain during sleepless nights. I often wake up in the middle of the night from horrible nightmares and just start writing songs. For whatever reason, I like the lyrics that I get that way, they feel real and uncensored. This song is one that I wrote at 4am in the dark, half asleep. In the morning I woke up and thought, ‘This is cool, I’m going to use this, and I know just the music to put it to’. The musical dynamics in the song are very satisfying to sing to as well. I hope you like it!”
War Eternal can now be pre-ordered digitally in Europe at iTunes and AmazonMP3 with the tracks ‘War Eternal’ and ‘As The Pages Burn’ available as instant downloads upon purchase (a third track, ‘You Will Know My Name’, will be instantly downloaded on May 26th).
War Eternal tracklisting (standard edition)
‘Tempore Nihil Sanat (Prelude in F Minor)’
‘Never Forgive, Never Forget’
‘As The Pages Burn’
‘No More Regrets’
‘You Will Know My Name’
‘Graveyard Of Dreams’
‘Time Is Black’
‘On And On’
‘Down To Nothing’
‘Not Long For This World’
‘As The Pages Burn’ lyric video: