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ARCH ENEMY Live at the Circus, Helsinki

October 19th, 2017

ARCH ENEMY

THE CIRCUS, HELSINKI

1.10 2017

REVIEV AND PHOTOS BY MARKO SYRJALA

Arch Enemy has been a regular visitor in Finland during the last few years. The band has gone through several line-up changes but it seems that the group has done something right because Arch Enemy’s popularity has risen has steadily year after year. The band released its tenth studio album WILL TO POWER in September, and it reached respectable number 2 place on the official Finnish album list. So, it wasn’t surprising that the Circus show sold out a long time ago.

 

The opening act was a band called Jinjer, they come from Ukraine and have a female vocalist in the band. That’s about everything what I know about the band, and unfortunately, I missed their show completely because of my late arrival to the venue. At 10:30 PM, the AC/DC classic ‘Thunderstruck’ rang loud and clear over the PA, as the five members of Arch Enemy stepped onto the stage amidst huge cheers in the completely packed Circus. The band opened up with the first single off WILL TO POWER album, entitled “The World Is Yours”. The speedy, up-tempo song was a perfect opener, and it was followed by classic “Ravenous,” which incited a massive mosh pit in the audience.

Vocalist Alissa White-Gluz took over the crowd’s attention and made her presence felt. The mini-sized, striking hair colored and continuously headbanging frontwoman bounded and jumped across the stage like a hurricane. She was looking very comfortable and confident in her significant role within the band. She’s an excellent frontwoman and performer in every aspect, and she’s very entertaining to follow on stage.

The band’s set revolved heavily around the latest two albums without forgetting the classics from the Angela Gossow era. The newer songs such as “The World Is Yours,” ‘War Eternal,’ ‘As the Pages Burn’ “The Eagle Flies Alone” and ‘You Will Know My Name’ sounded modern melodic death metal at its best. But the older Gossow era songs ‘Ravenous’, ‘We Will Rise,’ ‘No Gods, No Masters’ and ‘Nemesis’ proved, that despite Arch Enemy has gone through numerous line-up changes, the band has always been able to create great metal anthems through their whole career.

Arch Enemy’s set closed with the band’s Johan Liiva era classic “Fields of Desolation.” The song was the only track performed from that period, and it was a good reminder how the band sounded in the beginning and how their style has changed over the years. Personally, I’m more a fan of the current direction, but I’m sure that there are a lot of Arch Enemy fans who prefer the early stuff. However, the important thing is that Alissa sounded just amazing, no matter which era songs she was doing. She’s now more than filling the boots of her predecessor.

The whole band sounded flawless, a well-oiled touring machine. The trade-off guitar solos between Michael Amott and the latest addition, former Nevermore guitarist, Jeff Loomis were outstanding, precise and non-stop, enhanced by a slick light show and lots of hair-whipping. The longstanding rhythm section of bassist Sharlee De’ Angelo and drummer Daniel Erlandsson played perfectly together, and they kept the machine rolling through the entire performance. The song material is overall really strong and also the stage setup looked visually great. There are no weak links in this band. There is no denying how good and tight live band Arch Enemy are. They’re probably one of the best metal bands out there now, if not the best if you ask me.

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THANKS FOR ARNE JAMELLE FROM CENTURY MEDIA FOR THE PHOTOPASS !!!

THE SET LIST

The World Is Yours
Ravenous
Stolen Life
War Eternal
My Apocalypse
Blood in the Water
You Will Know My Name
The Race
The Eagle Flies Alone
As the Pages Burn
Burning Angel
No Gods, No Masters
Dead Bury Their Dead
We Will Rise
Avalanche
Snow Bound
Nemesis
Fields of Desolation

 

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Arch Enemy – New music video & North American tour dates!

August 27th, 2017

ARCH ENEMY‘s powerful new music video for “The Eagle Flies Alone” can be seen here:

Their epic new masterpiece,”Will To Power” is out September 8 via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS.

ARCH ENEMY will return to shake up fans across North America with & with Trivium, While She Sleeps & Fit For An Autopsy later this Fall! Dates listed below.

N. AMERICAN TOUR DATES

10/27    Orlando, FL – House of Blues &
10/28    Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade &
10/29    Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore &
10/31    Baltimore, MD – Soundstage &
11/1    Philadelphia, PA – The Trocadero Theater &
11/3    New York, NY – Playstation Theater &
11/4    Worcester, MA – The Palladium &
11/5    Montreal, QC – Metropolis &
11/7    Toronto, ON – The Danforth Music Hall &
11/8    Detroit, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre &
11/10    Sioux City, IA – Anthem At Hard Rock &
11/11    Kansas City, MO – The Truman &
11/12    Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall &
11/14    Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater &
11/15    Milwaukee, WI – The Rave &
11/17    Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall &
11/18    Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex &
11/20    Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre &
11/21    Edmonton, AB – Union Hall &
11/23    Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theater &
11/24    Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo &
11/25    Portland, OR – Roseland Theater &
11/27    Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades &
11/28    San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom &
11/29    Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern &
12/1    Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theater &
12/2    Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater &
12/4    Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Live &
12/5    San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall &
12/6    Houston, TX – Warehouse Live &
Co-produced by Amott and drummer Daniel Erlandsson, “Will To Power” was sent to longtime collaborator and friend Jens Bogren (Opeth, At The Gates, Dimmu Borgir) for mixing and mastering and marks legendary guitarist Jeff Loomis’ (Nevermore) first recording with the band.

Following in the steps of their most acclaimed album to date, “War Eternal”, which saw the band reach their highest charts in the US and Germany to date, “Will To Power” will continue to smash records rightfully earning the band their seat at the table of heavy metal royalty.

Having performed over 200 shows in over 40 countries in support of their previous effort, ARCH ENEMY will continue fervently bringing their show to ever-growing audiences worldwide across the European festival market this summer. They are also excited to announce the first leg of their international “Will To Power Tour 2017” will commence from September 15 through October 11 across Eastern Europe and will feature special guests, Jinger.

ARCH ENEMY Line-up:
Michael Amott – Guitar
Daniel Erlandsson – Drums
Sharlee D’Angelo – Bass
Jeff Loomis – Guitar
Alissa White-Gluz – Vocals

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There’s just 37 days to go and counting! Bloodstock 2017!

July 5th, 2017

Are you counting down the days yet to BLOODSTOCK 2017?  There’s just 37 days to go – that’s a mere 5 weekends!! Maybe you’re making plans which campsite you’re going to stay in? Perhaps the brand new Ragnarök campsite, named by you, the fans? Or maybe you’ve just picked up your day ticket?

Did you know that BLOODSTOCK’s online ‘click & collect’ service allows you to pre-order your 2017 merch for on site collection?  Festival attendees can snap up their faves now without fear of their size/design being already sold out on the day.  Just pre-order anything with a click & collect logo at https://bmerch.com/store/ bloodstock/ and collect at the merch stall in the arena at any point over the weekend, knowing your item is guaranteed and paid for! You can pre-order until Monday 7th August.
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Bloodstock Day Tickets on Sale from 30th June! Get them while you can!

June 29th, 2017

BLOODSTOCK release their day tickets at 9am on the 30th June!  Tickets will be priced at £60 (plus booking fee) and are available at http://bloodstock.seetickets.c om.  Four-day ‘weekend tickets with camping’ are also still available, priced £139 (plus booking fee). Children’s weekend tickets are just £35 (+ booking fee) and under 4’s go free!  Weekend tickets are selling faster than ever this year and may well sell out entirely before festival weekend, so don’t delay if you want to guarantee access to the UK’s best metal weekender!

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Bloodstock 2017 – It’s going to be a blast!

May 4th, 2017

Bloodstock Open Air Festival returns for another year of metal mayhem in August!

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ARCH ENEMY – announce 2017 DVD and live shows

November 10th, 2016

As The Stages Burn! ARCH ENEMY presents their new live DVD taken from their largest stage production to date and unforgettable performance last summer at the WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival in Germany.

This performance marks the pinnacle of a highly successful album campaign in support of War Eternal. It all began in March of 2014 when the band announced new vocalist Alissa White-Gluz as well as the video for the album title track. This debut track went on to become the bands most successful video, surpassing 20 million views on YouTube. The release of War Eternal also saw ARCH ENEMY reaching their highest U.S. and German chart positions to date and playing over 200 shows in over 40 countries around the world. In late 2014, Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore) joined ARCH ENEMY during the world tour with Kreator and in 2015 they played arenas as direct support for Nightwish.

The DVD highlights an impressive live production fans have never seen before! As The Stages Burn is scheduled for a worldwide release through Century Media Records on March 31st, 2017. More details will be revealed shortly, stay tuned.

Exclusive As The Stages Burn release shows with special support from Lacuna Coil and The Haunted have also been announced. Dates below.

ARCH ENEMY exclusive release shows:
03.30.2017 – Zeche, Bochum, Germany *
03.31.2017 – Hellraiser, Leipzig, Germany *
04.01.2017 – Rock in Hell, Colmar, France *
04.02.2017 – Heavy Scotland, Edinburgh, UK
04.04.2017 – Neue Stadthalle, Langen (Hessen), Germany **
04.05.2017 – Backstage Werk, München, Germany **
04.06.2017 -Saarbrücken – Garage, Germany **
04.07.2017 – Durbuy Rock Festival, Durbuy, Belgium **
04.08.2017 – Betiz Fest, Cambrai, France *
04.09.2017 -Ludwigsburg – Rockfabrik, Germany **
* with The Haunted
** with The Haunted and Lacuna Coil
German shows presented by Metal Hammer and EMP

>For ticket buy links please go to www.archenemy.net

ARCH ENEMY Festivals 2017:
02.02.2017 – 70000 Tons Of Metal – Miami, FL
07.06.2017 – Rock Harz Festival, Ballenstedt, Germany
07.14.2017 – Gefle Metal Festival , Gävle, Sweden
08.05.2017 – Ostrava v Plamenech, Ostrava, Czech Republic
08.10.2017 – Leyendas Del Rock, Villena, Spain
08.11.2017 – Vagos Metal Fest, Vagos, Portugal
08.12.2017 – Into The Grave, Leeuwarden, Netherlands

ARCH ENEMY online:
http://www.archenemy.net
https://www.facebook.com/archenemyofficial
https://www.youtube.com/user/archenemyofficial
https://twitter.com/archenemymetal

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Spiritual Beggars with support act Saffire on Sunrise To Sundown European Tour 2016 at Kulturbolaget Malmo, Sweden

May 9th, 2016

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Spiritual Beggars
Sunrise To Sundown European Tour 2016
Saffire – support act

Kulturbolaget, Malmo, Sweden
15/4 – 2016

Live review and pictures by: Anders Sandvall

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Nonexist – band leader/guitarist Johan Reinholdz

April 23rd, 2016

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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

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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.

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ARCH ENEMY’S ’90S-ERA RETURN AS BLACK EARTH FOR JAPAN ONLY TOUR!

February 2nd, 2016
Black Earth band photo by Masa Noda

Black Earth band photo by Masa Noda

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

Tour Dates:

May
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)
Stigmata (1998)
Burning Bridges (1999)

 

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Nightwish with support on Endless Forms Most Beautiful European Tour 2015 Falconer Theater Copenhagen,Denmark

January 29th, 2016

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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

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Nightwish @ Wembley Arena, London

January 4th, 2016

Nightwish + Arch Enemy + Amorphis

@ Wembley Arena

19th December 2015

Review by Jacob Ovington

Photography by Graham Hilling

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Nightwish

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From Hell’s Heart: Top 5 “NEW” metal singers

April 16th, 2015

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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.

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Kreator & Arch Enemy @ The Forum, London

December 20th, 2014

Kreator & Arch Enemy @ The Forum, London

18th December 2014

Review By Tim Bolitho-Jones

Photos By Graham Hilling

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Kreator

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 »

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Nonexist – Leader & Guitar Virtuoso Johan Reinholdz

December 13th, 2014

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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

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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. 

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Arch Enemy Calgary Nov 3, 2014

November 10th, 2014

Arch Enemy

North American Tour 2014

with Kreator and Huntress

October 4, 2014

Review by JP Wood

Photos by Monika Deviat

Arch Enemy © Monika Deviat

Arch Enemy © Monika Deviat

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