Posts Tagged ‘Johan Liiva’

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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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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Max Thornell, drummer – Furbowl, Hearse

March 17th, 2010

 

 

Furbowl

Drummer – Max Thornell

 Interviewed by Anders Sandvall


Thanks to Vic Records provide the promo pictures of the band

Thanks to Roel van Reijmersdal at Vic Records for all the help

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The innovators of the genre death’n’roll, Furbowl, have currently re-re-released their long lost treasured debut album THOSE SHREDDED DREAMS. Because of that I felt it was time to check out what Max Thornell, drummer and founder of the band, had been up to since we last spoke. In this interview you will read about what really happened 20 years ago when Furbowl released their debut and why Vic Records has now decided to re-release the item. We also spoke about Max’s other band Wonderflow that he founded after Furbowl and his newer act Hearse that he has together with Johan Liiva. Here comes an in-depth interview with one of the genres true icons Max Thornell.  

 

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Johan Liiva of Hearse

July 9th, 2007

Interviewed by Anders Sandvall

Promo pictures are taken from the band´s homepage
Thanks to Max for letting me to use the pictures in this interview

The Swedish death’n’roll trio Hearse has recently released their long-awaited fourth album. I hooked up with the lead singer, legendary Johan Liiva in order to know more about the new album, the band and some other things in general.

 

  


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