Posts Tagged ‘Arch Enemy’
Spiritual Beggars with support act Saffire on Sunrise To Sundown European Tour 2016 at Kulturbolaget Malmo, Sweden
Tags: Apollo Papathanasio, Arch Enemy, Evil Masquerade, Firewind, For The Greater Good, Inside Out Music, KB, Kulturbolaget, Malmoe, Metal Heaven Records, Michael Amott, Per Wiberg, Sharlee D’Angelo, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, Sunrise To Sundown, Tobias Jansson
Posted in 2016, Concert Reviews | Comments (0)
Band leader/guitarist Johan Reinholdz – Nonexist
Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall
Thanks to Mighty Music for the promo pictures of the band
Additional live pictures taken from the show in Malmö by: Anders Sandvall
Here comes an update on what’s going on in the Nonexist camp. The band recently released their brand new album THRONE OF SCARS. If you’re interested in knowing more about the band and band leader Johan Reinholdz, make sure to check the previous interviews available in the Metal-Rules.com archives. When we last spoke, Reinholdz was in the process of mixing THRONE OF SCARS so this time I was interested in knowing more about how the work had proceeded. Former singer Johan Liiva has since left the band and Reinholdz has now taken over as lead singer. The band has also inked a deal with the Danish record label Mighty Music. Read more about what Reinholdz had to say down below.
Tags: Andromeda, Arch Enemy, From MyCold Dead Hands, Johan Liiva, Johan Reinholdz, Mighty Music, Multipass Studio, Murdered Beats, NONEXIST, Skyfire, Throne Of Scars
Posted in 2016, Interviews | Comments (0)
On January 22nd, Arch Enemy guitarist/founder Michael Amott announced the return of original singer Johan Liiva and guitarist Christopher Amott for a special one-off project dubbed Black Earth, which will perform Arch Enemy material from the band’s first three albums on tour in Japan this May.
In speaking to Bravewords, Michael Amott clarified: “It’s a one-off tour in Japan and that’s all. It’s just supposed to be something super fun and not Michael Amott’s new band (laughs), and that’s where the confusion lies.”
“We brought Chris and Johan over for Loud Park, and the promoters over there offered us a tour,” Michael reveals. “They suggested that we do something to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the first album in Japan to a fuller extent. Arch Enemy is taking it slow this year, doing some writing and some shows here and there, so we thought it would be a good idea, but we obviously can’t call it Arch Enemy. We came up with using the name of the first album, Black Earth. They booked six shows in Japan so it’ll be quite extensive. I thought the buzz would be contained to Japan but of course the news got picked up and spread around thanks to social media and metal news sites. And when I was at NAMM last weekend in California everyone was asking me about Black Earth (laughs).”
“Johan doesn’t want to be the singer of Arch Enemy,” Michael adds. “That’s never been his thing as far as being in an act that tours worldwide. Black Earth is just something that we all wanted to do because it’s going to be a lot of fun for us and the fans in Japan.”
Fans should be aware that Black Earth is intended to have a very limited run, so don’t expect them to surface outside of Japan except on YouTube or the planned DVD.
For the full conversation go here.
Black Earth line-up:
Michael Amott – guitar
Christopher Amott – guitar
Johan Liiva – vocals
Daniel Erlandsson – drums
Sharlee D’Angelo – bass
17 – Tokyo, Japan – Shibuya Club Quattro
19 – Fukuoka, Japan – Drum Be-1
21 – Hiroshima, Japan – Hiroshima Club Quattro
23 – Osaka, Japan – Umeda Club Quattro
24 – Aichi, Japan – Nagoya Club Quattro
27 – Sapporo, Japan – Lane24 Penny Sapporo
Arch Enemy releases with Johan Liiva:
Black Earth (1996)
Burning Bridges (1999)
Nightwish with support on Endless Forms Most Beautiful European Tour 2015 Falconer Theater Copenhagen,Denmark
Nightwish: Endless Forms Most Beautiful
European Tour 2015
Arch Enemy – special guest
Amorphis – support act
Falconer Theater, Copenhagen,Denmark
16/11 – 2015
Live review and pictures by: Anders Sandvall
Tags: Alissa White-Gluz, AMORPHIS, Arch Enemy, Copenhagen, daniel erlandsson, Denmark, Empuu Vuorinen, Endless Forms Most Beautiful, Endless Forms Most Beautiful European Tour 2015, Falconer Theater, Floor Jansen, JEFF LOOMIS, Marco Hietala, Michael Amott, Nightwish, Nuclear Blast, Sharlee D’Angelo, Tuomas Holopainen, War Eternal
Posted in 2016, Concert Reviews | Comments (0)
Nightwish + Arch Enemy + Amorphis
@ Wembley Arena
19th December 2015
Review by Jacob Ovington
Photography by Graham Hilling
From Hell’s Heart: Top 5 “NEW” metal singers
This list is meant to highlight NEW TALENT. For our purposes, that is defined as a singer who made their professional recording debut in the past 10 years (from 2005-2015). This means the singer was not on any recorded label releases prior to 2005. Keeping that in mind, we focus on some of the younger/newer talent that is out there.
We asked our staff to give us their top 5 selections and some thoughts on them. Check out the results below.
Kreator & Arch Enemy @ The Forum, London
18th December 2014
Review By Tim Bolitho-Jones
Photos By Graham Hilling
Without meaning to disrespect their rivals, it’s pretty fair to say that Kreator are the biggest non-American thrash band in the world. Since 2001’s ‘Violent Revolution,’ they’ve been on a constant upward trajectory and haven’t delivered a bad album for thirteen years. They’re one of the few bands whose post-millennial output has been arguably better than the stuff they did in the eighties (yeah, we went there) and tonight’s high octane show at the Forum, co-headlining with Arch Enemy demonstrates they’re just as capable live as on record. It’s also one of the few occasions where a band winds up throwing bits of birthday cake into the crowd. Read the rest of this entry »
Leader/guitar virtuoso Johan Reinholdz – Nonexist
Interviewed by: Anders Sandvall
Thanks to Nonexsist for the promo pictures of the band
Promo pictures taken by: Sofia Bennrup
A while ago I hooked up with guitar virtuoso Johan Reinholdz (Andromeda, Skyfire) in order to talk about the brilliant new Nonexist album FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS. The band is back on track again and since I love the bands music I thought it was time to feature the band once again in Metal-Rules.com. The first Nonexist album came out in 2002 called DEUS DECEPTOR and I urge every fan of extreme metal to check out the bands two albums so far. Reinholdz and I spoke about putting the band together again, his relationship to the singer – the wellknown Johan Liiva (ex- Arch Enemy, Hearse, Furbowl) and what the future has in store for Nonexist.
Tags: Andromeda, Arch Enemy, Deus Deceptor, From My Cold Dead Hands, Hearse, Johan Liiva, Johan Reinholdz, Matte Modin, NONEXIST, Opus Atalntica, Skyfire, Sofia Bennrup
Posted in 2014, Interviews | Comments (0)
North American Tour 2014
with Kreator and Huntress
October 4, 2014
Review by JP Wood
Photos by Monika Deviat
Metal, beer and bratwurst are the unholy alliance at German metal festivals. Those festivals are those things that every banger has to experiment once in lifetime. Even though festivals are packed by those obvious and quaranteed bands on the bill, but missing the true metal feeling is something. Summer Breeze has grown tremendously and gained the monumental status amongst several other metal festivals in Germany. The main headliner of this year was without any doubts Machine Head. The Summer Breeze festival is the well organized metal festival in Southern Germany. Even though most of bands appeal to the metal public, but some strange German acts such as JBO were on the bill. However, Summer Breeze was a great success, despite the horrible weather. Here is the brief article of the fest.
By Arto Lehtinen and Jani Koskela
Pic by Arto Lehtinen
Copenhell Festival 2014
11-13/6 – 2014
Review and live pictures by Anders Sandvall
Tags: Anthrax, Arch Enemy, Bad Religon, BEHEMOTH, Black Label Society, Copenhagen, Copenhell Festival, Copenhell Festival 2014, D.A.D., DAD30, dee snider, Denmark, Disnyland After Dark, Finntroll, GRAVEYARD, Iron Maiden, KILL DEVIL HILL, Live Nation Denmark, Monster Magnet, OBITUARY, Refshaleoen, Sepultura, SUICIDE SILENCE, TRIPTYKON, Twisted Sister, Withn Temptation
Posted in 2014, Concert Reviews | Comments (0)
Article and pictures by Arto Lehtinen,
Marko Syrjala, and Patrick Clement
Hell yeah! It’s time to enter the mighty Swedenrock Festival. A fantastic and the most enjoyable rock and metal festival on earth. It has to be pointed out that Metal Rules has covered Sweden Rock since 2001! Therefore, it is quite logical to cover the festival again. The 2014 line up presented a wide range of metal and hard rock. Approximately 80 metal and rock bands offered one hell of an experience for attendees. Sweden Rock has been successful during the past decade as the festival has always been sold out. This year wasn’t an exception as the fest was sold out despite a lousy economic situation worldwide. It has become quite logical for us to give an in depth article on several bands performing at Sweden Rock to all the readers out there. The weather was both rainy and sunny during these four days. The Metal-Rules.com team was there to witness the bands, not for some kinda beach party crap. Unfortunately, we are not able to cover every bloody band, but hopefully you will have a pleasant reading experience… Rock on!
Tags: ALICE COOPER, ANNIHILATOR, Arch Enemy, ASPHYX, Avatarium, Billy Idol, Black Sabbath, Blaze Bayley, cloven hoof, Danger Danger, DARK ANGEL, Death SS, Electric Boys, EMPEROR, FLOTSAM & JETSAM, JAKE E. LEE, KAMELOT, Kvelertak, MADAM X, magnum, MASTERPLAN, Necrophobic, Paul Dianno, PRETTY MAIDS, Q5, Queensrÿche, ROB ZOMBIE, Robin Beck, Sodom, Sweden Rock, Tesla, THE RODS, TNT, TRANSATLANTIC, TURISAS, W.A.S.P., WASP, WITHIN TEMPTATION
Posted in 2014, Concert Reviews, Heavy Metal | Comments (0)
With a musical career spanning three decades, KREATOR, ambassadors of Germany’s distinctive brand of smoldering thrash metal, will be returning to North America once again, this time as direct support to Sweden’s unstoppable melodic death metallers ARCH ENEMY.
Sponsored by Dean Guitars, the 26-show co-headlining “War Eternal – American Tour 2014” features support from California’s HUNTRESS and Chicago’s STARKILL (on select dates). The trek launches on October 23rd in Baltimore, Maryland, includes eight Canadian shows, and ends on November 23rd in Cleveland, Ohio.
“It’s been three long years since ARCH ENEMY last played North America, but now the wait is over!” states ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott. “We’re riding a veritable metal tsunami in Europe with our new album War Eternal and look forward to spreading the chaos on this North American run!ARCH ENEMY is very proud and excited to be teaming up with Teutonic thrash titans KREATOR as well as HUNTRESS and STARKILL! Miss this show at your own peril!”
“Both bands have been talking about touring together for many years, now it becomes reality,” states KREATOR guitarist frontman Mille Petrozza.“KREATOR and ARCH ENEMY on one bill in the USA and Canada! We are looking forward for another killer run in support of our album Phantom Antichrist before we will start writing new stuff in 2015! With ARCH ENEMY’s new album War Eternal being a monster, this will be THE metal tour of the fall. Don’t miss it!”
Arch Enemy Interview
with Michael Amott and Alissa White-Gluz
Interview by Öna Helveti
Photos by Ashlinn Nash
We join Alissa White-Gluz and Micheal Amott in the Century Media Records offices in Camden Town, right by the Camden Lock in London, UK, and just a bridge away from arguably the most frequented metal bar in the area. The setting is pleasantly metal on a tranquil spring afternoon.
Arch Enemy has received a lot of publicity lately, following the announcement in March that Angela Gossow will be stepping down as a vocalist. Plus their new album, War Eternal (2014), is on its way out. We are curious to find out more.
Extreme metal icons ARCH ENEMY will unleash their 9th studio album, War Eternal, worldwide via Century Media Records (Trooper Entertainment in Japan) on June 9th in Europe and June 10th in North America. The artwork for the album was created by Costin Chioreanu (http://twilight13media.com/), who previously worked with Michael Amott on SPIRITUAL BEGGARS’ re-issue of their self-titled debut.
Chief song-writer, guitarist and band leader Michael Amott comments: “I was looking for a hand-drawn feel with a unique atmosphere, something that would complement the music that we’ve been working so hard on these last couple of years. In the end my choice fell upon Romanian artist Chioreanu Costin, who’s work I’ve admired for some time. Costin really grasped my vision for the artwork and layout, he’s delivered some of the coolest artwork elements we’ve ever had with ARCH ENEMY!”
ARCH ENEMY’s upcoming album, War Eternal, was recorded in various studios during winter 2013/2014 and produced by the band themselves with Jens Bogren (OPETH, PARADISE LOST, KREATOR) mixing and mastering the album at Fascination Street Studio. For a preview of War Eternal, be sure to check out the official video for the album’s title track, created by Patric Ullaeus: http://youtu.be/InRMwptcgAo
German fans can watch the video here: http://www.muzu.tv/centurymedia/war-eternal-official-video-video/2184580/