Arch Enemy album details
2014-03-04 by Robert Davis CONTRIBUTOR | 33 Comments
Swedish metal band Arch Enemy have released details for the band's upcoming album, entitled War Eternal. The new album is currently being mixed by Jens Bogren, and according to guitarist/mainman Michael Amott, new material will be played for the first time on the band's upcoming eastern European tour, which commences on May 23rd in Romania.

Speaking about the production of War Eternal, Amott said that "We’ve been producing ourselves, as we did on Khaos Legions. We have a clear vision of what we want Arch Enemy to sound like, and we can actually achieve it without the help of outside producers. We also have the advantage of having two talented sound engineers among our ranks in Daniel Erlandsson (drums) and Nick Cordle (guitar).

We’ve been tracking at a few different studios here in Sweden, the drums at Fascination
Street Studio and guitars and bass in another room. We just finished vocals in a third
studio with engineer Staffan Karlsson (
Khaos Legions) and the mix and mastering
will done by Jens Bogren at his Fascination Street mixing facility.

Musically, this album is going a few places we haven’t visited before. As our fans have
come to expect, our albums have all had their own vibe and
War Eternal will leave
its own mark. Lyrically it's a much more personal record, and I feel the songs have more
dynamics and depth than ever before. The songs are loaded with strong and vicious metal,
drenched in tons of melody and emotion. All the trademarks of ARCH ENEMY are present, just more in your face and turned up to 11
”.

The album is due to be released early June, after which the rest of the eastern European
tour takes place, as well as numerous festival appearances and a tour throughout the UK to follow in fall/winter 2014.

Confirmed Live Dates:

23.05.2014 - TURBOHALLE - Bucharest, Romania
24.05.2014 - Metal Summer Festival - Istanbul, Turkey
25.05.2014 - Mixtape 5 - Sofia, Bulgaria
27.05.2014 - Majestic Music Club - Bratislava, Slovakia
07.06.2014 - Sweden Rock Festival - Sölvesborg, Sweden
14.06.2014 - Copenhell - Copenhagen, Denmark
15.06.2014 - Nova Rock - Nickelsdorf, Austria
27.06.2014 - Rock am Härtsfeldsee - Dischingen, Germany
11.07.2014 - Rock Harz Open Air - Ballenstedt, Germany
12.07.2014 - Masters Of Rock - Vizovice, Czech Republic
13.07.2014 - Seven Festival - Wegorzewo, Poland
19.07.2014 - Dong Open Air - Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany
01.08.2014 - Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany
07.08.2014 - Getaway Rock - Gävle, Sweden
08.08.2014 - Leyendas Del Rock - Alicante, Spain
09.08.2014 - Alcatraz Metal Festival - Kortrijk, Belgium
14.08.2014 - Summer Breeze - Dinkelsbühl, Germany
17.08.2014 - Alt-Fest - Kettering, UK
23.09.2014 - Yunost' - Kiev, Ukraine
25.09.2014 - Arena Hall - Krasnodar, Russia
27.09.2014 - Glav Club - Moscow, Russia
28.09.2014 - Zal Ozhidaniya - Saint Petersburg, Russia
30.09.2014 - TBA - Novosibirsk, Russia
01.10.2014 - TBA - Omsk, Russia
03.10.2014 - Tele Club - Yekaterinburg, Russia
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KingHarkinian
March 4th 2014
435 Comments


"Lyrically it's a much more personal record, and I feel the songs have more
dynamics and depth than ever before."

Why does ever band say that for ever album they release?

R6Rider
March 4th 2014
4746 Comments


Last album sucked.

Don't have high hopes for the new one.

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InfamousGrouse
March 4th 2014
3597 Comments


this band still exists? well what d'ya know.

XingKing
March 4th 2014
11090 Comments


I can't believe these guys are still making horrible music

ReAnimator
March 4th 2014
329 Comments


I don't know a single person who looks forward to new Arch Enemy

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Curse.
Contributing Reviewer
March 4th 2014
8026 Comments


These guys have sucked for like 8 years, I see nothing changing

zaruyache
March 4th 2014
7440 Comments


They got that new guitarist guy though, so he could be adding some fresh ideas here. I really hope so, too. This band was my favorite in high school and it's really sad to see them go down the toilet like they have been lately.

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MO
March 4th 2014
19083 Comments


yawn

NonApplicable
March 4th 2014
2013 Comments


meh

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
March 4th 2014
16495 Comments


will probably be terrible

itsalltherage
March 4th 2014
595 Comments


Nemesis still rules don't give a fuck m/

zaruyache
March 4th 2014
7440 Comments


Wages of Sin > Rise of the Tyrant > Nemesis I don't know much about their pre-Angela stuff.

austin888
March 4th 2014
332 Comments


As much as I love Arch Enemy, this is probably going to suck like their last album.

InbredJed
March 4th 2014
6107 Comments


If you listen to this band there is no hope for you.

zaruyache
March 4th 2014
7440 Comments


3.5 great
Arch Enemy Burning Bridges
Arch Enemy Wages of Sin

wat

TheSpirit
March 4th 2014
18003 Comments


Johan Liiva era >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

freedomofspeechnoway
March 4th 2014
418 Comments


Wow. Haven't listened to this band since 03.

bloc
March 4th 2014
35024 Comments


2.5 max

InbredJed
March 4th 2014
6107 Comments


Yeah Liva era was actually decent, and yeah I'll prob have to address that Wages of Sin rating. I had some nostalgia since that was the first one I heard, but looking back it's the beginning of the end for this group.

Gbhill
March 4th 2014
107 Comments


Well, maybe I'm alone on this but I still really dig Arch Enemy and looking forward to this one.

Lowder91bird
March 5th 2014
546 Comments


There is nothing Special about this band or their music. However, I am still a fan of this band. Their best days are behind them for sure but I will still give this album a shot.

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Spec
March 5th 2014
27298 Comments


I always want this band to be good but they never are.

PresidentBillClinton
March 5th 2014
34 Comments


I would fuck that lady in this band.

kaparoni
March 5th 2014
134 Comments


"War Eternal"?? WHY??!! The albums titles always seems trange .
Also the last effort was pretty weak . Hope this one will fix it .

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UnitK2K
March 5th 2014
121 Comments


^^ the lady in the band is Angela Gossow

And Idk guys... the last 2 Bodom albums sucked then they released a good one.
The previous Dark Tranquillity kinda sucked then they just released an awesome one
The previous Soilwork was meh and then they released an awesome one.
If this actually turned out to be a good record, I'd love it. Arch Enemy has a cool sound, but they just need to produce good music.

zaruyache
March 5th 2014
7440 Comments


They need to trim the fat and stop trying to be inventive. Wages of Sin ruled because it was just straightforward and FUN melodic death metal. I like using "The Enemy Within" as an example of what this band should sound like; short, fast, and no screwing around. If they would just do that again, they'd be a tolerable throwback melodeath band.

ZippaThaRippa
March 5th 2014
2443 Comments


Ok well the new Dark Tranquillity album isn't really good at all but I get your point. A comeback isn't out of the question but I don't think Arch Enemy will ever top their first three albums.

Makemebad35
March 5th 2014
766 Comments


The last album was the first album I never got from them. So hopefully this one will be good. Rise of Tyrants is actually one of my favorite albums from the band so theres still hope.

R6Rider
March 5th 2014
4746 Comments


They need to trim the fat and stop trying to be inventive. Wages of Sin ruled because it was just straightforward and FUN melodic death metal. I like using "The Enemy Within" as an example of what this band should sound like; short, fast, and no screwing around. If they would just do that again, they'd be a tolerable throwback melodeath band.

123

CaptainDooRight
March 5th 2014
30366 Comments


lol

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zaruyache
March 5th 2014
7440 Comments


I take that as a sign of agreement. Thx for the support Cap'n :3

sputnik1
March 5th 2014
191 Comments


Johan Liiva era is the best, title sounds like a Krisiun album. Angela is super hot, though.

JokineAugustus
March 5th 2014
6650 Comments


Why does ever band say that for ever album they release?
[66 ahhhhhhhhhh 6]

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