ARCH ENEMY – Recording new studio album; Launch first online studio-report; Announce next live shows for 2011!
Coming off a triumphant headlining tour in the UK last month with support by Grand Magus, Chthonic and Malefice, metal masters ARCH ENEMY have begun recording a new studio 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 new studio effort marks the long awaited successor of 2007’s acclaimed “Rise Of The Tyrant” album.
ARCH ENEMY’s new album will be self-produced by the band and engineered/mixed by Rickard Bengtsson (who already produced 2005’s “Doomsday Machine” album). The band has recently entered Sweet Spot Studio in the south of Sweden for the album’s recording process and drummer Daniel Erlandsson, who just finished off tracking his parts, now checks 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!”
Check out a video of Daniel recording here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaCJidBQXIM
And while the band is still busy recording the album, a first bunch of live dates and summer festivals have already been confirmed for 2011 in order to promote the release. See the list of officially announced dates here:
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
Look out for further studio updates and more shows to be confirmed soon…
ARCH ENEMY online