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Angela Gossow, who revealed earlier this week that she was stepping down as frontwoman of ARCH ENEMY and was being replaced by former THE AGONIST vocalist Alissa White-Gluz, has released the following message via her official Facebook page:

“Thank you for all your kind words, your support, your understanding. I am sorry some of you are really sad 
So am I, in many ways.

“It’s really hard to say goodbye.

“I have had a lot of time to reflect on my life in 2013.. I had to turn a page. We all get to this point in our life sometime. I do embrace this change, I hope you do too.

“I am very busy with [my continued role as the business manager for] ARCH ENEMY right now, as you can imagine. They got a lot of things lined up.

“The music [on the forthcoming ARCH ENEMY album, ‘War Eternal’] is still 100% ARCH ENEMY, trust me.

“Thank you for the last 13 years; they have been truly wonderful. I enjoyed playing live for many of you, meeting you, interacting with you.

“I am not sure yet what I’ll do with this page, I will most likely use it to keep you up to date with all things ARCH ENEMY, my band management business and whatever else my busy little brain comes across… thoughts, inspirations, things that make me laugh.

“Be well, take good care of yourselves and enjoy life. It’s too short to look back.”

Due in North America on June 10 via Century Media Records, “War Eternal” was mixed by Jens Bogren (OPETH, PARADISE LOST, KREATOR) at Fascination Street in Örebro, Sweden.

ARCH ENEMY will debut new material on a short eastern European tour before the album is released; this trek will then be followed by an extensive run of European summer festivals, including Sweden Rock Festival, Wacken Open Air and many more. A full headlining tour in North America and Europe will take place in fall/winter 2014.

ARCH ENEMY in 2012 amicably parted ways with guitarist Christopher Amott and replaced him with American musician Nick Cordle (ARSIS).

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General Music News: Angela, however, remains the band’s business manager.

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In early June 2014, Arch Enemy will unleash 9th studio album, “War Eternal,” worldwide via Century Media Records and Trooper Entertainment in Japan. In what seems like but apparently is not an early April Fools joke, Century Media records has issued the following statement about the band now replacing front woman Angela Gossow: “With this upcoming release, the band will introduce a new member to their ranks: Alissa White-Gluz, former vocalist of Canadian extreme metallers The Agonist. Angela Gossow, who joined Arch Enemy in 2000 and made her debut on the now classic Wages Of Sin (2001), will be stepping down as front-woman and focusing on management, while Alissa takes her place.” Angela Gossow comments: “Dear ARCH ENEMY fans, this is not easy to tell you…I have decided to step down from being ARCH ENEMY’s voice of anger.

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In the October 2013 issue of Decibel magazine, bassist/vocalist Jeff Walker and guitarist Bill Steer of reactivated British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS spoke about the band’s split with guitarist Michael Amott and drummer Daniel Erlandsson, who had been touring with CARCASS since the group’s reunion was announced in 2007.

“In all honesty, once Michael had stepped out of CARCASS again, that’s when we could entertain the idea of doing the new record,” Steer revealed. “He’d made it very clear from the outset that he’d no interest or belief in there being a new CARCASS record. It’s really hard to tell if maybe he felt we were incapable of doing it, or if maybe he was just speaking out of loyalty to [his main band] ARCH ENEMY. I don’t know. But once the reunion shows were over, Michael basically said, ‘Look, I’m gonna be busy for a few years — you guys do whatever you’re gonna do. That meant Jeff and I could talk seriously about doing new material, because neither of us were being pulled in another direction like Michael was. CARCASS had become our main band and had priority treatment.”

When Amott split, Erlandsson followed. “It’s very much a package deal with those two because they’re in the same band, and they’ve invested so much in it,” Steer offered. “There’s no way that either Jeff or I could condemn them for doing that because ARCH ENEMY is their thing — especially for Michael. It’s a band that’s made its name from his direction — obviously his lady [ARCH ENEMY singer Angela Gossow] is involved, and until recently his brother was. So, it’s always gonna mean more to him than CARCASS, and we can understand that.”

“I wouldn’t expect any different, honestly,” Walker concurred. “ARCH ENEMY is Mike‘s band. So are SPIRITUAL BEGGARS. And CARCASS is our band. It just doesn’t mean as much to him as it does to me and Bill. We’ve been doing this since we were 17. The best way I can put it is this: Any band that Bill or I play with — whether it’s BRUJERIA, ANGEL WITCH or GENTLEMANS PISTOLS, CARCASS is our priority. With Mike, this would never be his priority.”

According to Walker, Amott changed his mind once he heard that Jeff and Bill were actively working on new material. “The reality is that Mike was very keen, more than anyone, for CARCASS to reunite,” Jeff said. “A few years later. he wasn’t keen for the reunion to continue, and he wasn’t keen on the idea of CARCASS doing a new album. This is despite the fact that he contacted me, after we were a year into the songwriting, because he heard we were doing a new album, and indicated that he wanted to be involved. I think Bill had an exchange with Mike about this and gave Mike an opportunity to put his cards on the table, [but] it became clear that Mike wasn’t really interested enough to walk away from any of the projects that he’s involved in . And don’t get me wrong — we’ve never expected that of anyone . But I think it could be fitted around each other’s projects. I still do BRUJERIA, you know?”

When Decibel contacted Amott via e-mail to ask why he didn’t participate in the new CARCASS album, he told the magazine, “Nothing happened, per se. In 2010, after two years of reunion shows and tours with CARCASS, I started working on a new ARCH ENEMY record and touring cycle. In the meantime, I guess Bill and Jeff started making new CARCASS music, which to me makes a lot of sense, actually. It’s what they should be doing. Anything else would be a terrible waste of talent and opportunity, in my opinion. I am very happy for them and the fans of the band. I’ve not heard any of the new music yet, but there is no doubt in my mind that they can still deliver.”

CARCASS‘ new album, “Surgical Steel”, will be released on September 16 in the U.K., September 13 in the rest of Europe and September 17 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. The effort was produced by Colin Richardson (FEAR FACTORY, MACHINE HEAD, NAPALM DEATH, SLIPKNOT, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE) and mixed by Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, ACCEPT, EXODUS, ARCH ENEMY).

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Periphery's Misha Mansoor, Joe Satriani, Arch Enemy's Michael Ammot & Angela Gassow, Andrew WK and Wayne Static aren't just heavy metal heroes, they're now playable characters in a new video game. What the what?!  Eternal Descent is a comic book featuring the aforementioned musicians within it's pages and they have just released a new iOS game where you …

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Singer Angela Gossow (pictured below) of Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY has commented on the death of SLAYER guitarist Jeff Hanneman, who passed away on Thursday (May 2) at the age of 49, from liver failure.

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Vocalist Angela Gossow of Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY has issued the following update:

“[The ARCH ENEMY] European tour was awesome!! Lots of people came to the shows.

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Arch Enemy summoning legions of khaos and stuff

Arch Enemy have unveiled the latest video from last year’s Khaos Legions album – and it ain’t for the faint-hearted. Or people who like animal cruelty. Which is hopefully none of you.

Cruelty Without Beauty deals with the none-too-light-hearted issue of animal cruelty – a subject which, as the singer explains, is very close to Angela Gossow’s heart.

“I’m very pleased we got this video done for one of my favourite songs off the Khaos Legions album,” says Angela, who is now on her fifth proper studio album with the band since joining for 2001′s Wages Of Sin. “The video is quite raw and extreme as it reflects the lyrics very well I believe, dealing with a subject matter close to my heart – animal cruelty and vivisection.”

Angela Gossow: Fighting The Good Fight

“We want to thank the good folks at Peta2, Hardforce, Metalitalia and The Metal Circus for supporting a serious subject,” she adds. “All of us have been well aware that a video like this doesn’t find everybody’s acceptance. But rock music was always more than guitar riffs – it’s also the voice of the voiceless.”

Check out the Cruelty Without Beauty video below:

Khaos Legions is out now via Century Media.

Arch Enemy announced back in March that longtime guitarist Chris Amott had left the band for the second time, to be replaced by Nick Cordle.

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Titans Eve has issued the following announcement about joining Arch Enemy on tour for ten upcoming live shows:

“We are pleased to announce we are going on tour with one of our favorite bands, Arch Enemy! Brian and Angela Gossow have been talking for some time and after listening to our latest album Life Apocalypse she’s offered us 10 dates on their next European tour.

“This is really exciting for us and its an incredible opportunity to play to the awesome metal heads of Europe. We will see you all there in October!”

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Angela Gossow 2012

Ever wanted to know a little more about metal maiden and Queen Of Scream Angela Gossow’s musical influences and inspiration? Yeah ya do. Metal Hammer caught up with the Arch Enemy singer in the amazing new issue to discover just what makes her tick and which albums have helped shape her world.

Here’s a sneak preview of what we found out…

“The first CD I bought was Carcass’s Symphonies Of Sickness, “Anglea admits, “and obviously, I never regretted that! I’m surprised that it can still play, because I must have played it about 1.5 million times.”

Angela also reveals that she was a bit of a skater girl (not the Avril Lavigne kind), trying to get her mates into metal and listing Anthrax’s Fistful of Metal as the album that reminds her of her schoolyard days. “I skated a lot with friends from my school, and they were one of the few bands I could share with those guys,” she adds. “Normally they didn’t like much metal, but this is a bit of a crossover album.”

For Angela, the defining album of metal is Death’s Leprosy. She explains: “Leprosy encompasses everything I think extreme metal should be. Chuck [Schuldiner] just excels in everything on this album, and the vocals are out of this world.”

Grab yourself a copy of the new issue for the full article and more of Gossow’s metal album musts.

Check out Gossow’s tones on Arch Enemy’s latest album Khaos Legions, out now via Century Media.

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