Arch Enemy has begun work on its latest full length studio effort.
The Swedish-based “extreme metal” band has started mixing on what will be its ninth full length studio release. The new album, titled War Eternal, is expected to be released this June. Guitarist Michael Amott explained the meaning behind the title in a recent interview. “A lot of times life is a struggle, a war against what I like to call ‘mental chains’ in society that try to prevent you from living life the way you want, that try to stop you from making your dreams come true. I have always resented that and I always will. The title sums up our collective attitude a band as well; stages will be destroyed, eardrums will bleed. There will be no choice. This, ladies and gentlemen, is ‘War Eternal’…“
Amott went on to explain what fans can expect from War Eternal, musically and lyrically. Musically, this album is going a few places we haven’t visited before. As our fans have come 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 band will debut some of its new material early this year during its European tour before the album is released in June. That tour will be followed by a full run of European Summer Festivals including: Sweden Rock, Wacken Open Air Festival and more. Arch Enemy will then head out for its own headlining tour across Europe, the UK, and North America this Fall and Winter.
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