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REVIEW: ARCH ENEMY – WILL TO POWER


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REVIEW: Arch Enemy – Will To Power by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Swedish melodic death metallers Arch Enemy are back with their tenth album and follow up to the successful 2014 ‘War Eternal’ which saw new vocalist Alissa White-Gluz’s take to the helm, and was the first album in thirteen years to feature a new line-up after former long-time vocalist Angela Gossow stepped down. The transition went well and she was quickly accepted by fans. With this new album ‘Will To Power’, it is the first album to feature respected guitarist Jeff Loomis who joined in 2014 and notably is the first to incorporate more clean vocals throughout, again showing off Alissa’s wide talents and the evolution of Arch Enemy after their two-decade career.

Opening song ‘Set Flame To The Night’ is a scene setter, with voices and sirens accompanied by resonant fast and alarming guitars that build suspense and foreboding…

‘The Race’ furiously kicks off with Alissa White-Gluz’s fierce screamed vocals and urgent guitars. The guitar work, especially towards the end, carries over the creepy vibes seen in the opener. It features crashing riffs and rapid drums throughout, this is a solid and savage first full offering and sets the bar high.

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ARCH ENEMY – reveal music video for new single, “The Eagle Flies Alone”


ARCH ENEMY have revealed the second single, “The Eagle Flies Alone”, taken from their forthcoming album, “Will To Power”, due out on September 8th.

Band leader Michael Amott comments: “Strangely enough, this is a song I wrote in sunny Mexico last year, but fear not – Arch Enemy hasn’t gone Mariachi on you! On the contrary, this song is steeped in classic Metal and melancholic Scandinavian atmosphere. Lyrically, this is an anthemic warcry to all fellow individualists around the Heavy Metal world. We shot the video with our director Patric Ullaeus in Sweden on the coldest outdoor shoot I can recall ever doing! The end result was totally worth it, it turned out beautifully. I guess sometimes you really have to suffer for the art!”

Watch the official music video for “The Eagle Flies Alone” here:

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ARCH ENEMY Hit Over 1.1 Million Views in 48 Hours For Debut Music Video, “The World Is Yours”


ARCH ENEMY has surpassed over 1 MILLION views of their hit music video single, “The World Is Yours”, in just two days! The single marks the first preview of new material from their upcoming September 8th effort, “Will To Power”.

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ARCH ENEMY – reveal music video for debut single, “The World Is Yours”


ARCH ENEMY – reveal music video for debut single, “The World Is Yours”

ARCH ENEMY have risen once again and are ready to accelerate at full force as they unleash the masterful new single, “The World Is Yours”, taken from their forthcoming album, “Will To Power”, due out on September 8 via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS worldwide.

Mastermind Michael Amott comments, “We’ve been hard at work on the new album for a while now and we’re proud to present the first taste of new Arch Enemy music in over three years with our new single and video, ‘The World Is Yours’! This was the first song I wrote for the upcoming ‘Will To Power’ album and Daniel (Erlandsson, drums) helped me arrange and finish it up. One of many songs we co-wrote and co-produced this time around. We had a blast recording together with the full band in the south of Sweden and then mixing with Jens Bogren, who did a superb mix and mastering – in my opinion even surpassing the epic sound on our previous record, ‘War Eternal’. People that have heard this song in particular are saying it’s got the classic anthemic Arch Enemy vibe going on, and I think they might be right about that… Looking forward to playing it live on stage later this summer!”

The massive debut track can be heard and seen in their rousing music video, directed by Patric Ullaeus:

“The World Is Yours” will be offered as an instant download with all digital pre-orders and is also available on all streaming platforms.

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You can find all physical and digital formats here: http://willtopower.centurymedia.com

“Will To Power” promises to be the ultimate statement of heavy metal supremacy and will mark the first album the band have recorded with their current line-up — ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ (Vocals), MICHAEL AMOTT (Guitars), JEFF LOOMIS (Guitars), SHARLEE D’ANGELO (Bass), and DANIEL ERLANDSSON (Drums).  The album was co-produced by AMOTT and ERLANDSSON, while being mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren.

Following the immense critical acclaim from their anthem-laden triumph of 2014, “War Eternal”, ARCH ENEMY will continue to bring their thunderous live performances to fans worldwide on the “Will To Power 2017 International Tour” this fall, followed by a busy summer making appearances across the European festival market. The first leg of the tour will stretch across Eastern Europe from September 15 to October 11 with direct support from Jinjer. Further dates across Europe and North America are soon to be revealed. See below for a full listing of upcoming shows!

ARCH ENEMY live:

ARCH ENEMY @ Summer festivals 2017
15.07.2017 Gefle Metal Festival, Gavle, Sweden
04.08.2017 Rock Pod Kamenom Festival, Snina, Slovakia
05.08.2017 Ostrave v Plamenech, Ostrava, Czech Republic
07.08.2017 Festival Di Majano, Majano, Itlay
08.08.2017 Conrad Sohm, Dornbirn, Austria
10.08.2017 Leyendas Del Rock, Villena, Spain
11.08.2017 Vagos Metal Fest, Vagos, Portugal
12.08.2017 Into The Grave, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
13.08.2017 Bloodstock Open Air, Walton-On-Trent, UK

ARCH ENEMY “Will To Power Tour 2017” w/ special guest Jinjer
15.09.2017 Music Hall, Innsbruck, Austria
16.09.2017 Posthof, Linz, Austria
17.09.2017 Cvetlicarna, Ljubljana, Slovenia
18.09.2017 Dom Omladine, Belgrade, Serbia
20.09.2017 Quantic Club Open Air Stage, Bucharest, Romania
21.09.2017 Universiada Hall, Sofia, Bulgaria
22.09.2017 Piraeus 117 Academy, Athens, Greece
23.09.2017 Principal Club Theater Thessaloniki, Greece
25.09.2017 Majestic Music Club, Bratislava, Slovakia
26.09.2017 Progresja, Warsaw, Poland
27.09.2017 Loftas, Vilnius, Lithuania
29.09.2017 Melna Piektdiena, Riga, Latvia
30.09.2017 Rock Café, Tallinn, Estonia
01.10.2017 The Circus, Helsinki, Finland
03.10.2017 Re:Public, Minsk, Belarus *
04.10.2017 Aurora, St. Petersburg, Russia *
06.10.2017 Otdyh, Novosibirsk, Russia *
08.10.2017 Tele Club, Yekaterinburg, Russia *
10.10.2017 Yotaspace, Moscow, Russia *
11.10.2017 Zvezda, Samara, Russia *
*without Jinjer

Tickets for all shows are available here: www.archenemy.net 

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ARCH ENEMY Launch Pre-Order For New Album, “Will To Power”, Out September 8 via Century Media Records


Melodic metal masters ARCH ENEMY have returned full force ahead as they prepare to release their forthcoming album, “Will To Power”, out September 8, 2017 via Century Media Records.

Co-produced by guitarist Michael Amott and drummer Daniel Erlandsson, “Will To Power” was sent to Jens Bogren (Opeth, At The Gates, Dimmu Borgir) for mixing and mastering and marks legendary guitarist Jeff Loomis’ (Nevermore) first recording with the band.

Pre-order’s begin today which includes the album as a digital download or offered on one of the below formats via Century Media Records worldwide (excluding Japan).
– Standard Jewelcase CD
– Limited Edition Digipak CD (including poster & sticker set),
– Gatefold Black LP with 12 page LP Booklet & CD
– Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set including Gatefold Black LP w/ booklet, Limited Edition Digipak CD w/ poster & sticker set, Bonus 7″ LP featuring previously unheard cover tracks, exclusive slipmat, poster, patch and postcards

“Will To Power” will also be offered in several exclusive variants throughout the world.

NORTH AMERICAN EXCLUSIVES:
– Gatefold Golden Black Marbled LP w/ Booklet & CD, 500 copies
– Gatefold Neon Yellow LP w/ Booklet + CD, 500 copies (N. American Band Exclusive)
– Gatefold White LP w/ Booklet , 300 copies (Indie Store Exclusive)

EUROPEAN EXCLUSIVES:
– Gatefold Golden LP w/ Booklet + CD, 300 copies
– Gatefold Clear LP w/Booklet + CD, 200 copies
– Gatefold Yellow/Blue Split LP w/ Booklet + CD, 500 copies (EU Band Exclusive)
– Gatefold Transparent Blue LP w/ Booklet + CD, 100 copies (CMDistro.de Exclusive)
– Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set including Gatefold Clear Red Splattered LP w/ Booklet, Limited Edition Digipak CD w/ poster & sticker set, Bonus 7″ LP featuring previously unheard cover tracks, exclusive slipmat, poster, patch and postcards, 500 copies (EMP)
– Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set including Transparent Red LP w/ Booklet, Limited Edition Digipak CD w/ poster & sticker set, Bonus 7″ LP featuring previously unheard cover tracks, exclusive slipmat, poster, patch and postcards, 300 copies (CMDistro.de Exclusive)

UK EXCLUSIVES
– Gatefold dark green LP w/ Booklet + CD, 300 copies

FRANCE EXCLUSIVES
– Gatefold Lilac LP w/ Booklet + CD, 300 copies
– Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set including Gatefold Yellow LP w/ Booklet, Limited Edition Digipak CD w/ poster & sticker set, Bonus 7″ LP featuring previously unheard cover tracks, exclusive slipmat, poster, patch and postcards, 500 copies.

SWEDEN EXCLUSIVES
– Gatefold Silver LP w/ Booklet + CD, 200 copies

FINLAND EXCLUSIVES
– Gatefold Transparent Orange LP w/ Booklet + CD, 200 copies

Reserve yours now!  http://willtopower.centurymedia.com

“Will To Power” Track List
1. Set Flame To The Night
2. The Race
3. Blood In The Water
4. The World Is Yours
5. The Eagle Flies Alone
6. Reason To Believe
7. Murder Scene
8. First Day In Hell
9. Saturnine
10. Dreams Of Retribution
11. My Shadow And I
12. A Fight I Must Win

ARCH ENEMY live:

ARCH ENEMY @ Summer festivals 2017
06.07.2017 Rock Harz Festival, Ballenstedt, Germany
08.07.2017 Resurrection Fest, Viveiro, Spain
12.07.2017 Rockmarathon, Dunaújváros, Hungary
15.07.2017 Gefle Metal Festival, Gavle, Sweden
04.08.2017 Rock Pod Kamenom Festival, Snina, Slovakia
05.08.2017 Ostrave v Plamenech, Ostrava, Czech Republic
07.08.2017 Festival Di Majano, Majano, Itlay
08.08.2017 Conrad Sohm, Dornbirn, Austria
10.08.2017 Leyendas Del Rock, Villena, Spain
11.08.2017 Vagos Metal Fest, Vagos, Portugal
12.08.2017 Into The Grave, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
13.08.2017 Bloodstock Open Air, Walton-On-Trent, UK

ARCH ENEMY “Will To Power Tour 2017” w/ special guest Jinjer
15.09.2017 Music Hall, Innsbruck, Austria
16.09.2017 Posthof, Linz, Austria
17.09.2017 Cvetlicarna, Ljubljana, Slovenia
18.09.2017 Dom Omladine, Belgrade, Serbia
20.09.2017 Quantic Club Open Air Stage, Bucharest, Romania
21.09.2017 Universiada Hall, Sofia, Bulgaria
22.09.2017 Piraeus 117 Academy, Athens, Greece
23.09.2017 Principal Club Theater Thessaloniki, Greece
25.09.2017 Majestic Music Club, Bratislava, Slovakia
26.09.2017 Progresja, Warsaw, Poland
27.09.2017 Loftas, Vilnius, Lithuania
29.09.2017 Melna Piektdiena, Riga, Latvia
30.09.2017 Rock Café, Tallinn, Estonia
01.10.2017 The Circus, Helsinki, Finland
03.10.2017 Re:Public, Minsk, Belarus *
04.10.2017 Aurora, St. Petersburg, Russia *
06.10.2017 Otdyh, Novosibirsk, Russia *
08.10.2017 Tele Club, Yekaterinburg, Russia *
10.10.2017 Yotaspace, Moscow, Russia *
11.10.2017 Zvezda, Samara, Russia *
*without Jinjer

Tickets for all shows are available here: www.archenemy.net

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THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Announce New Studio Album’s Title and Release Date


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Swedish classic/progressive rock supergroup THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA – featuring members of metal frontrunners Soilwork and Arch Enemy – have announced the title of their upcoming record. The band’s third studio album will be entitled Amber Galactic and is scheduled to be released on May 19, 2017 via Nuclear Blast.

Commented singer Björn Strid“‘Amber Galactic was made during late nights and way too early mornings, when sometimes, in the corner of your eye, you can catch a glimpse of another dimension, where all the women are heartbroken space commanders in evening gowns, the champagne is always free and the drugs won’t hurt you. We wanted to create more than just a listening experience, instead we want it to be an alternative reality. We hope that after listening to Amber Galactic, you’ll be wide-eyed, horny and slightly drunk.”

Guitarist David Andersson adds: “Musicianship in itself is not interesting, neither are the technical aspects of creating music. The ideas and visions behind the music are the only things really worthy of in-depth discussions. We’ve all reached a point where we can all pretty much play and sing whatever we want. We didn’t talk much about chord changes or amplifiers during the recording sessions. But we spent a lot of time discussing Kierkegaard’s concept of anxiety, different vintages of sparkling wine, the psychoacoustic aspects of modulation, the innate superiority of women and why a pearl necklace always look better when whoever wears it has a bored expression on her face.”

When asked about the direction of NFO within the realm of classic rock, Strid explains with a chuckle: “Most other classic rock bands sound like weed or LSD – we sound like cocaine.”

Amber Galactic was recorded at Handsome Hard Studio in Lund, Sweden. The album follows THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA‘s two previous releases, 2012’s Internal Affairs and 2015’s Skyline Whispers.

Stay tuned for more coming soon in the world of THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA!

THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA members:
Björn Strid – vocals
Sharlee D’ Angelo – bass
David Andersson – guitars
Richard Larsson – keyboards
Jonas Källsbäck – drums
Sebastian Forslund – guitars, percussion

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