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ARCH ENEMY POSTS SECOND ‘KHAOS LEGIONS’ STUDIO UPDATE

January 31st, 2011

Arch Enemy - Khaos Legions

Arch Enemy - Khaos Legions

‘Khaos Legions’ due out May 2011


SWEDEN – Swedish melodic death metal titan, Arch Enemy, has posted a second studio update from Sweet Spot Studios in Sweden, as they continue to record the forthcoming full-length, Khaos Legions, with engineer, Rickard Bengtsson.  Part two of the studio report shows bassist, Sharlee D’Angelo, scarifying his bleeding fingers for the sake of KHAOS.

“Ladies and gentlemen, the low end is firmly in place!  After a long day of plowing through an absolutely massive array of bass guitars, different amps and cabs, and various other electronic gadgets, the choice finally fell on my white custom shop Ibanez Iceman run through an MXR Bass D.I.+ and an Aguilar Tonehammer into an Aguilar DB751 head and a DB810 cab, complimented by a Marshall VBC 412 cab, hidden behind a veritable forest of expensive microphones on serious looking mic stands.  And the result?  F**king awesome, people!  Our engineer Rickard Bengtsson is an audio nerd with a rock’n’roll backbone who does not give up until he finds what he’s looking for – and thank f**k for that.  Cause the songs on this album really need to be presented in the best way possible.  Having laid down all the bass tracks now I just can’t wait for everybody to hear the album, and to play all these songs live for you all!  But we’re not quite there yet, next up are blistering leads from the depths of hell…”

The second Khaos Legions studio video can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hus1cFhHQ8U.
The first video, featuring drummer, Daniel Erlandsson, can still be seen online at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaCJidBQXIM.
After releasing the Tyrants Of The Rising Sun – Live In Japan live DVD/CD (2008) and the re-recordings album, The Root Of All Evil (2009), Khaos Legions, the band’s ninth studio album, will mark a return to new, original material.
The new record is slated for a May 2011 release, courtesy of Century Media Records.

Arch Enemy has confirmed several summer dates and festivals in support of the forthcoming album.
Stay tuned for more information on Arch Enemy and Khaos Legions.

ARCH ENEMY – Live 2011:

14-May-2011 – Boulevard Festival @ C.O.C. Stadium, Morocco, Casablanca
27-May-2011 – Metalfest Open Air Switzerland, Pratteln
28-May-2011 – Metalfest Open Air Germany, Dessau
29-May-2011 – Metalfest Open Air Austria, Mining
31-May 2011 – Majestic Music Club, Bratislava, Slovakia
04-June-2011 – Metalfest Open Air Hungary
05-June-2011 – Metalfest Open Air Czech Republic
25-June-2011 – Graspop Metal Meeting Dessel, Belgium
12-July-2011 – Metal Camp, Tolmin, Slovenia
14-July-2011 – Lez’ Art Scenique Festival, Selesat, France
22-July-2011 – Tuska, Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland
30-July-2011 – MetaLmorphosiS 2011, Cyprus
18-August-2011 – Summer Breeze Open Air Dinkelsbühl, Germany
27-August-2011 – Summers End Open Air, Andernach, Germany
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ARCH ENEMY REVEALS ALBUM TITLE; New full-length out May 2011

January 18th, 2011
Arch Enemy - Khaos Legions

Arch Enemy - Khaos Legions

SWEDEN – Swedish melodic death metal master, Arch Enemy, has announced the title of the band’s long awaited successor to 2007’s acclaimed, Rise Of The Tyrant. Prior to entering the studio this winter, the band caught up with the UK’s, Bonkers Entertainment, at a headlining show at the HMV Forum in London to discuss Arch Enemy’s plans for 2011. During the interview, the band revealed the name of the forthcoming full-length as Khaos Legions. The full interview can be seen online below.

Arch Enemy is currently locked up in the Sweet Spot Studio facilities in the south of Sweden piecing together the much-anticipated, Khaos Legions, which is being engineered/mixed by Rickard Bengtsson (whom produced 2005’s Doomsday Machine).

After releasing the Tyrants Of The Rising Sun – Live In Japan live DVD/CD (2008) and the re-recordings album, The Root Of All Evil (2009), the band’s ninth studio album will mark a return to new, original material.

Khaos Legions is slated for a May 2011 release, courtesy of Century Media Records.

Arch Enemy has confirmed several summer dates and festivals in support of the forthcoming album.

Stay tuned for more information on Arch Enemy and Khaos Legions.

ARCH ENEMY – Live 2011:

27-May-2011 – Metalfest Open Air Switzerland, Pratteln

28-May-2011 – Metalfest Open Air Germany, Dessau

29-May-2011 – Metalfest Open Air Austria, Mining

31-May 2011 – Majestic Music Club, Bratislava, Slovakia

04-June-2011 – Metalfest Open Air Hungary

05-June-2011 – Metalfest Open Air Czech Republic

25-June-2011 – Graspop Metal Meeting Dessel, Belgium

12-July-2011 – Metal Camp, Tolmin, Slovenia

14-July-2011 – Lez’ Art Scenique Festival, Selesat, France

22-July-2011 – Tuska, Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland

18/19/20-August-2011 – Summer Breeze Open Air Dinkelsbühl, Germany

27-August-2011 – Summers End Open Air, Andernach, Germany

For more information on Arch Enemy…

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www.facebook.com/archenemyofficial
www.myspace.com/archenemy
www.twitter.com/archenemymetal

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ARCH ENEMY ‘OFFICIAL’ AFTER PARTY @ CLUB CARNAGE, ABGOTT, Feral, L Sol Tace, Juggernort

January 18th, 2011

ARCH ENEMY ‘OFFICIAL’ AFTER PARTY

ABGOTT, Feral, L Sol Tace, Juggernørt @ Club Carnage, Kings Cross London

24th November 2010

Words by Jo Blackened

Photos Altercarnated Photography

With the weather freezing in London and doors not opening until 7.30pm; although it stated 7pm on the tickets, I wasn’t surprised to see a large group of cold moaning metallers, eagerly waiting to come inside when I arrived.

But with the clubs cosy atmosphere and great lighting,  and a visit to the bar I was happy patiently waiting for the bands to come on.

 

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ARCH ENEMY, Grand Magus, Malefice, Cthonic @ The HMV Forum

January 13th, 2011

United Kingdom of Heavy Metal Tour

ARCH ENEMY, Grand Magus, Malefice, Cthonic

@ The HMV Forum

27th November 2010

Reviewer: Sabrina Dersel

Photos: Altercarnated Photography

Tonight was the United Kingdom of Heavy Metal Tour; on the bill tonight; Taiwanese Chthonic, UK Malefice, Swedish Grand Magus and Headliners Arch Enemy.

Despite the freezing cold outside, people made it tonight and the venue was filled!

 

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ARCH ENEMY RECORDING NEW STUDIO ALBUM; Drummer issues studio report

December 21st, 2010
Arch Enemy Drummer, Daniel Erlandsson

Arch Enemy Drummer, Daniel Erlandsson

SWEDEN – Swedish melodic death metal titan, Arch Enemy, has begun recording a new studio album, the long awaited successor to 2007’s acclaimed Rise Of The Tyrant album. After releasing the Tyrants Of The Rising Sun – Live In Japan live DVD/CD (2008) and the re-recordings album, The Root Of All Evil (2009), the band’s ninth studio album will mark a return to new, original material.

The yet-to-be-named album will be self-produced by Arch Enemy, and engineered/mixed by Rickard Bengtsson (whom produced 2005’s Doomsday Machine). The band has recently entered Sweetspot Studio in the south of Sweden for the album’s recording process, and drummer Daniel Erlandsson, who just finished off tracking his parts, checked in with the following report:

“After an intense but inspiring stay in the studio, I’ve just completed recording the drum tracks for the upcoming Arch Enemy album! We’re working once again with Rickard Bengtsson, who produced ‘Doomsday Machine’, and he quickly dialed in an absolutely pristine drumtone! I’ve also had the expertise of local drum guru Beppe Wackelin at hand, helping out with tuning and kindly letting me use some of his vintage drums. This time around I’ve used a Pearl Reference drum kit, while incorporating various snare drums on songs that demanded a slightly different feel.

We had a very inspiring and creative time writing this album, I think this is definitely evident when listening to the new songs. There’s tons of variation in the material, ranging all the way from very melodic to extremely heavy. As you can expect there’s no shortage of killer riffs and intricate guitar work, the Amott Bros have come up with some very cool yet demanding ideas! This album has some of the fastest songs I’ve ever recorded, along with a bunch of heavy pounding mid tempo songs. As always, it’s difficult to describe music in words – but rest assured – this album will be one heavy fucker!”

A video of Daniel recording can be seen below:

The band has confirmed several summer dates and festivals in support of the forthcoming album.

ARCH ENEMY – Live 2011:

27-May-2011 – Metalfest Open Air Switzerland, Pratteln

28-May-2011 – Metalfest Open Air Germany, Dessau

29-May-2011 – Metalfest Open Air Austria, Mining

31-May 2011 – Majestic Music Club, Bratislava, Slovakia

04-June-2011 – Metalfest Open Air Hungary

05-June-2011 – Metalfest Open Air Czech Republic

25-June-2011 – Graspop Metal Meeting Dessel, Belgium

12-July-2011 – Metal Camp, Tolmin, Slovenia

14-July-2011 – Lez’ Art Scenique Festival, Selesat, France

22-July-2011 – Tuska, Suvilahti, Helsinki, Finland

18/19/20-August-2011 – Summer Breeze Open Air Dinkelsbühl, Germany

27-August-2011 – Summers End Open Air, Andernach, Germany

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Firewind + Arch Enemy = SPIRITUAL BEGGARS?

June 29th, 2010
SPIRITUAL BEGGARS 2010

SPIRITUAL BEGGARS 2010

Sweden’s SPIRITUAL BEGGARS – featuring guitarist Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY, CARCASS) and bassist Sharlee D’Angelo (Arch Enemy, WITCHERY) – started working with Apollo Papathanasio (FIREWIND) as a new singer after parting ways with JB (GRAND MAGUS) and finished the recordings of their 7th studio-album at Sweetspot Studio with producer Rickard Bengtsson, who already produced the On Fire (2002) and Demons (2005) albums, and is also known for his work with Arch Enemy, OPETH, etc.

“The new Spiritual Beggars album is to my ears some of best stuff I’ve ever done with this band and I’m very much looking forward to releasing the seventh Spiritual Beggars studio album, Return To Zero, with the help and expertise of the InsideOut team! At the end of the day it was a no-brainer to do a new licensing deal with the InsideOut label, they did a great job on the Demons album and the Live Fire! DVD (2006). Since then, they have merged with the Century Media company whom I have a long and successful history with. I already know a lot of the people that will be involved in this release, and that feels good.” says founding member Michael Amott. “I respect InsideOut label boss Thomas Waber for being a true music fan and for his undying enthusiasm and efforts in making this deal happen.”

Also Thomas Waber (IOM) is really happy about re-signing a deal with Spiritual Beggars and welcomes the band again to the InsideOut roster. “We had a great experience with the Demons album and are looking forward to working the new one as well. After all the turmoil last year, things are back on top and better than ever and Spiritual Beggars will no doubt benefit from this!”

The new album, Return To Zero, will be released on August 30th in Europe. In an interview with the Japanese Burrn! Magazine Michael Amott talks about the new singer Apollo and the new album and gives a short impression of how the album sounds like “Apollo’s influences are very much rooted in the classic rock and metal of the 70s and 80s. He is the same age as the rest of us in Spiritual Beggars so we instantly shared a lot of common ground musically, and he really connected with the songs and delivered emotional vocals that really impressed us all. I was always aware of the fact that he is great singer. However, even I was surprised how well his voice fit Spiritual Beggars, in the new and the old songs. Apollo is showing a range and depth on this album that I believe will both surprise and please the Spiritual Beggars fans! The new album has a lot of the typical Spiritual Beggars trademarks, it’s heavy rock with a 70s atmosphere – but I also hear a definite progression and a deeper sense of melody in the songwriting and performances. It’s exactly the kind of record I wanted to make with Spiritual Beggars in 2010!”

On the Spiritual Beggars official MySpace page, the band uploaded a short audio sample of the new album as a pre-listening.

Spiritual Beggars lineup:

Michael Amott (Arch Enemy, Carcass) – Guitars
Ludwig Witt (Firebird) – Drums
Per Wiberg (Opeth) – Keyboards
Sharlee D’Angelo (Arch Enemy, Witchery) – Bass
Apollo Papathanasio (Firewind) – Vocals

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ARCH ENEMY´s Michael Amott

August 6th, 2008

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Michael Amott – The Guitarist Of Arch Enemy

Interview by Luxi Lahtinen

Live pictures by Antti Nieminen

Transcription by Tony Gabriel

Thanks to Taija Holm of Pro Promotion for setting up the interview for us 

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The ever-popular Swedish metallers Arch Enemy visited Helsinki on April 13rd 2008, as a part of their "Tyranny And Bloodshred" world tour. The following interview was done with Michael Amott in Helsinki, Finland – nearly 4 months ago, but due to many unfortunate circumstances, it wasn´t published until now. Thanks to Tony Gabriel for taking care of the transcription with such a short notice.

Michael talks about many things that are naturally currently close to Arch Enemy, but also Carcass´ reunion shows, Spiritual Beggars, etc.  Read on…


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The Black Crusade: Old Ice Hall, Helsinki, Finland

December 28th, 2007

THE BLACK CRUSADE
Machine Head -Trivium – DragonForce – Arch Enemy – Shadows Fall

The 14 of December 2007
The Old Ice Hall
Helsinki Finland

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Arch Enemy / Infernal Majesty / Sinned / Soulscar Live In Vancouver – October 15, 2007

December 20th, 2007

Scrape Records 10th Anniversary Bash
feat. Arch Enemy / Infernal Majesty / Sinned / Soulscar
Monday, October 15, 2007
The Commodore Ballroom
Vancouver, BC  Canada

 

***Live Review & All Photos By Lord of The Wasteland


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CARCASS / ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott

October 12th, 2007

Michael Amott

Interview by Shaq

Live photos by Lord of the Wasteland
Transcription by Mike ‘Fucking Hostile’ Holmes

Anyone even remotely familiar with the metal scene knows who Michael Amott is.  With the recent announcement of a long-awaited Carcass reunion and the increasing popularity of his main band Arch Enemy, Mike is a busy man.  Fortunately I was able to speak with him during his current North American tour and get his thoughts on everything.


 

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Sharlee D’Angelo of Arch Enemy

February 2nd, 2007

Sharlee D’Angelo of Arch Enemy

Interviewed and pics by Anders Sandvall
Thanks to Jenny Walroth at Century Media Sweden for the help with this interview
 

I met up with bass player Sharlee D’Angelo of Arch Enemy as he, and the band, were about to kick off the Scandinavian part of the “Close Up Made Us Do It” tour in Malmö Sweden. Unfortunately, the interview was brief, but here is what Sharlee and I talked about.  


 

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Arch Enemy Close-Up Made Us Do It Tour at KB in Malmö Sweden 2006

December 8th, 2006

Arch Enemy
Close-Up Made Us Do It Tour
Kulturbolaget
Malmö
Sweden
16th of November – 2006

By: Anders Sandvall
Pictures by: Anders Sandvall


  

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Tuska Open Air 2006

September 24th, 2006

 

TUSKA OPEN AIR 2006 

Central Park Kaisaniemi
Helsinki Finland
30.6-2.7.2006

Pics and article by the Finnish Metal-Rules.com team respectively
(Luxi “The Keeper of Moshpit” Lahtinen, Arto “The mighty servant of metallic death” Lehtinen & Marko “KISS my ass” Syrjälä)

 

Once again thousands and thousands of metal fans arrived to conquer the capital of Finland, Helsinki. This was of course for the annual and prestigious Tuska Open Air Festival. The festival is arranged in the heart of the town, namely the central park Kaisaniemi. Nearly 33,000 freaks of all ages, possessed by metal, gathered to enjoy the metallic feast to the central park. Unlike the previous events of Tuska having been totally sold-out, instead a few days of the event this year weren’t sold out for some strange reason. Obviously the line-up didn’t manage to convince everyone to check out for example Sisters Of Mercy, Opeth, Celtic Frost. 

Frankly, from our point of view, the bill for 2006 didn’t definitely offer any groundshaking names. Celtic Frost and Venom stand for the more nostalgic trip back to the 80’s in the eyes of several old school thrash metal maniacs, but in the positive way. Picking up Sisters Of Mercy to conclude the first opening day went beyond the sense of humour of several people. To be honest, none of these bands would have been the right ones to be a headliner for each day. But all in all the bill was based on covering a variety of different metal genres ranging from hyper-blasting metal to a more melancholic Finnish mainstream rock stuff ala Timo Rautiainen. Especially odd and strange sounding names booked to the festival had room to perform stuff of their own. Having a large range of metal and other types of rock proves Tuska is not limited to one certain metal category as everyone had something to feel, taste and see during these three long days.

Now it is definitely true that The Gods made and created Metal as the weather was extremely warm and hot during the whole weekend as there was no single rain cloud floating above the festival area. In general the atmosphere was peaceful and bigger problems managed to be avoided, thanks to the common metal spirit of the Finnish die hard metal freaks.

As usual, it has turned out to be an annual mandatory tradition for compiling this article of the Tuska festival in Metal-Rules.com with both pleasure and pain. Therefore the Finnish Metal-Rules.com pain squad spent the whole weekend testifying several acts in action and tried to feel and taste the spirit of Heavy Metal and soccer during three insane long days in the beautiful central park of Kaisaniemi with several friends as well as everlasting enemies as usual. Enjoy…


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Arch Enemy, Chimaira, God Forbid, Hate Eternal Live In Vancouver: April 13, 2006

April 23rd, 2006

Arch Enemy / Chimaira / God Forbid / Hate Eternal
Thursday, April 13, 2006
The Croatian Cultural Centre
Vancouver, BC  Canada

**Live Review & All Photos By Lord of The Wasteland


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Ozzfest 2005

January 17th, 2006


Thursday, August 11, 2005
White River Amphitheatre
Auburn, Washington  USA

 

**Live Review & All Photos By Lord of The Wasteland (NOTE: Photo approval was not granted for Iron Maiden or Black Sabbath)


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