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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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Guitarist Christopher Amott (ARMAGEDDON, ex-ARCH ENEMY) is no longer involved with GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS, the new band featuring Matt Wicklund (guitar; GOD FORBID, ex-HIMSA, WARREL DANE) and Van Williams (drums; ASHES OF ARES, PURE SWEET HELL, ex-NEVERMORE). Amott says: “I’m focusing entirely on a new ARMAGEDDON album. We are in rehearsals at the moment. There’s a lot of news to be announced, new members and so forth. We have almost completed writing the album.”

GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS‘ vocals are performed by 17-year-old Adon Fanion, whose style, character and lyrics are said to “extend far beyond his years.”

GHOST SHIP OCTAVIUS is seeking a suitable record company to release the band’s debut album, for which 13 songs have already been written, including “Released”, “Alive”, “Successor”, “Find The Light” and “Caged Love”.

Amott, who currently resides in the U.S., after marrying an American woman, previously said about the upcoming ARMAGEDDON album: “This one’s gonna be 100% metal with loads of shred-guitar and intricate compositions.”

Christopher Amott played a solo concert at the Loud Park festival on October 27 at Saitama Super Arena, a multi-purpose indoor arena located in Saitama City, Japan. Backing him at the gig were Wicklund and Williams.

Amott‘s latest solo album, “Impulses”, can be purchased directly from his music store.

Amott in March 2012 issued a statement explaining that he left ARCH ENEMY to pursue his solo career. He said, “I’m gonna continue to be very active in music, working with all kinds of styles — this does not rule out metal.”

ARCH ENEMY recruited American guitarist Nick Cordle (ARSIS) to replace Christopher.

Christopher Amott started his career in music in 1995 as a founding creative force and guitarist in ARCH ENEMY. In this context, he is known for his tastefully technical guitar work and memorably emotive playing style.

After garnering his early success, Christopher had the desire to express himself on a personal level in the same genre. At this time he began writing albums under the name ARMAGEDDON. Christopher wrote and recorded three albums over the next few years as ARCH ENEMY grew into an internationally recognized act, with his compositions featuring his own vocal stylings on the last album. This would be Christopher‘s first foray into singing and a spark of inspiration for his later musical ventures.

In 2008, Christopher began to consider his creative options as a mature musician. He began writing songs of an entirely different atmosphere, which saw his guitar playing focused less on technical ecstasy and more on a chord-based blues rock ambience as a foundation for more prominent vocal and lyrical ideas. These compositions developed into his next solo project; the album would be called “Follow Your Heart”, released under his own name in 2010.

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Virginia based melodic tech-death metal masters Arsis are pleased to officially announce Brandon Ellis as their new guitarist. Brandon has toured with the band in the past but will finally make his recording debut with Arsis’ upcoming full-length release. Brandon replaces guitarist Nick Cordle who was recently tapped to replace Christopher Amott in Sweden’s Arch Enemy.

“I am super happy to say that Brandon Ellis has recently become the new lead guitarist for Arsis,” commented vocalist/guitarist Jim Malone. “Not only is he one of the best musicians that I have been able to work with, but he shares my passion for all things that are 80′s metal, including ridiculously tacky paint jobs on guitars. I am beyond excited about writing new material with Brandon. Until then, listen for his shredilicious leads on the upcoming Arsis full length. Come check him out live with Arsis this December!”

“Initially when Nick joined Arch Enemy, we all thought we could make it work with him having the time for both bands,” continued bassist Noah Martin. “Things unfortunately overlapped and we weren’t able to work on the new album with him. We appreciate everything he’s done for Arsis. We’ll miss our friend greatly and do wish him all the best. Both Nick and Ryan Knight (The Black Dahlia Murder), contributed ridiculous leads for the album.

“Brandon’s solos on this full-length are both crushing and particularly creative. His presence, along with Shawn’s (Priest – drums), were integral to the tone of this album. We’re in the post-production stage, now that the masters were just finished. In the meantime, come have beers with us on the Sonata Arctica run!”

12/06/12 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
12/07/12 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
12/08/12 The Note – West Chester, PA
12/09/12 Empire – West Springfield, VA
12/11/12 The Opera House – Toronto, ON – CANADA
12/12/12 The Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
12/13/12 Peabody´s – Cleveland, OH
12/14/12 Harpo’s – Detroit, MI
12/15/12 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
12/17/12 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
12/18/12 Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM (ARSIS only)
12/19/12 Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ (ARSIS only)
12/20/12 Whisky A Go Go – Hollywood, CA
12/21/12 Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV (ARSIS only)
12/23/12 Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City, OK (ARSIS only)

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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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ARCH ENEMY’s special April 19 and April 20 concerts at Astro Hall in Tokyo, Japan will be professionally filmed and recorded for the band’s next DVD release and “official live bootleg.”

ARCH ENEMY made its live debut with new guitarist Nick Cordle (ARSIS) this past Friday, April 13 at Shibuya Ax in Tokyo, Japan.

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Swedish/German/American extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY made their live debut with new guitarist Nick Cordle (ARSIS) this past Friday, April 13 at Shibuya Ax in Tokyo, Japan.

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Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY have amicably parted ways with guitarist Christopher Amott and have replaced him with 26-year-old American musician Nick Cordle (ARSIS).

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Arsis have had a short, but storied career since their 2004 debut, A Celebration of Guilt, which immediately set them apart from their contemporaries as technically gifted death metallists. Since then, the band, while generally staying in favor with most critics and fans, has experienced a mixed bag of criticism from their next two efforts, United in Regret and We Are the Nightmare. This year though, Arsis are truly set to re-take the world as they once did with their latest foray, Starve For the Devil.

Arsis’ two middle albums, while I think are generally good, had some set backs based on a general lack of originality. What made Arsis so awesome was their fresh take on melodic death for their debut which was filled with unreal riffs from top to bottom making it one of the best albums of 2004. Starve For the Devil brings back that spirit of original songwriting by orientating traditional metal solos and melodies that actually make portions of this album sound like a classic speed metal album with the guise of it being death metal (which hearkens back to the early days of Johan Liiva era Arch Enemy). From top to bottom, Arsis offers up a king’s ransom worth of riffage that should make any modern death metal band stand up and take notice, because these guys could easily steal album of the year from critics the web over.

If I were to be critical of Starve For the Devil, well…I really can’t to tell you the truth, there isn’t enough substantial criticisms I have of this record to warrant their inclusion in this review because this chunk of modern metal is just that damn good. I suppose, at the very least, one could say that they rhythm guitar riffs may become a bit over-used as the album progresses, but really, this isn’t really a slight on the overall quality of this effort, especially when you hear the righteous solos of Nick Cordle who practically stole this album with his performance.

Essentially, if you have yet to buy a new album for the new year, do yourself a favor and go out and purchase Starve For the Devil, it really is a delightful piece of death metal, and a certain runner for best album of the year released only in the second month of 2010. Now if you don’t mind, I think I’ll sit back with my morning coffee and jammies on, and listen to Arsis all over again.


Similar Artists: Arch Enemy, Daath, The Black Dahlia Murder

1.    Forced to Rock
2.    A March for the Sick
3.    From Soulless to Shattered (Art in Dying)
4.    Beyond Forlorn
5.    The Ten of Swords
6.    Closer to Cold
7.    Sick Perfection
8.    Half Past Corpse O’Clock
9.    Escape Artist
10.    Sable Rising

James Malone – Guitar, Vocals
Mike Van Dyne – Drums
Nick Cordle – Guitar
Nathaniel Carter – Bass

Nuclear Blast Records

Review by CODY

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