Posts Tagged ‘Michael Amott’

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

May 9th, 2016


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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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:

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


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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Arch Enemy – Interview with Michael Amott and Alissa White-Gluz

May 13th, 2014

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.

Arch Enemy

Arch Enemy

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CARCASS – Guitarist Bill Steer

January 5th, 2014

Bill Steer

Bill Steer



The legendary Carcass returned with a vengeance! Their new album SURGICAL STEEL is an amazing piece  of evidence showing how the band has remained stainless and sharp. The album has literally blown both new and old fans easily away. Carcass embarked on their European tour with Swedish viking metallers Amon Amarth and British occult metallers Hell. They arrived to Helsinki to play a sold out show for the Finnish metal freaks. Before the show, talked to Bill Steer about touring, Carcass re-union time, past times, and of course the new album.
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Arch Enemy on Swedish Chaos Tour 2011 with support at Mejeriet Lund Sweden

December 28th, 2011

 Arch Enemy

Swedish Chaos Tour 2011

Engel – special guest
Evocation – support act

Mejeriet, Lund, Sweden
11/11 – 2011

Reviewed and live pictures by: Anders Sandvall


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ARCH ENEMY´s Michael Amott

August 6th, 2008


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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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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