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Arch Enemy is a Swedish melodic death metal band from Halmstad, Sweden, formed in 1996. Founded by Carcass guitarist Michael Amott along with Johan Liiva, both originally from the influential death metal band Carnage. The band has released seven studio albums, a live album (Burning Japan Live 1999), two DVDs and three EPs. The band was originally fronted by Johan Liiva, who was replaced by Angela Gossow as lead vocalist in 2000, with Gossow stepping down in March 2014 and being replaced by Alissa White-Gluz Read more on Last.fm

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Live: Arch Enemy + Kreator @ London Kentish Town Forum – 18 December 2014

December 23rd, 2014

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Look, we know it’s nearly Christmas, but that doesn’t mean that the relentless touring machine at the heart of heavy metal has stopped yet. Kreator and Arch Enemy have only just finished a punishing double-headliner tour. We sent Pete Long along to headbang himself senseless at the London leg of the tour.

6 things we learnt while watching Arch Enemy and Kreator in London:

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WIN! A pair of tickets and some merch from Arch Enemy

December 16th, 2014

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You know what’s happening right now? Arch Enemy – yes, that’s them pictured above – are on a co-headlining tour of the UK with Kreator. It’s in promotion of their latest album, War Eternal, that came out earlier this year. They’ve given us some free tickets and albums and merch to give you if YOU ENTER OUR COMPETITION RIGHT NOW.

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Sunday Slaylist: Alt-Fest 2014 CANCELLED

July 27th, 2014

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Another Sunday, another Slaylist dedicated to the line-up of one of the UK’s upcoming summer festivals. This week it is the turn of Alt-Fest – a brand new festival taking place over the weekend of 15-17 August, in the Boughton Estate near Kettering. It’s still got a fair whack of metal and rock in the line-up, but Alt-Fest separates itself form the crowd with a healthy dollop of goth and industrial music as well. Go stuff this week’s Slaylist down your ears and you’ll see what we’re talking about.

Oh dear. Alt-Fest has been cancelled. Still, you can still enjoy our Spotify Playlist, right?

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Album: Arch Enemy – Khaos Legions

May 2nd, 2011

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Khaos Legions
Century Media
30 May 2011

by Tom Dare

Several genuinely massive heavy-as-fuck songs that sound like they expect to be played in arenas, furious thrashy riffage, stellar shred and the scary German lady being scary -that’s good enough to forgive the fairly high filler content on an Arch Enemy album, right?

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Live: Arch Enemy @ Kentish Town Forum – Saturday 27 November 2010

November 30th, 2010

Remember that volcanic ash cloud that balls’d up every plane flight in Western Europe earlier this year? Tom Dare does – the bloody thing stopped Arch Enemy coming to town. Last weekend he busted down to their rescheduled gig.

I have a dream. That one day, rock writers may go to a gig at The Kentish Town Forum and not bitch about sound problems. That every band will come on and sound crystal clear and at a respectable volume. That day is not today, however – and is probably further away than the day The Horned One toddles off to work driving a snow plough whistling ‘I Feel Pretty’ – but most of the bands come as close to overcoming these problems as you could really ask of them.

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Album: Arch Enemy – The Root Of All Evil

September 26th, 2009

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The Root Of All Evil
Century Media
28 September 2008

by Tom Gibbons

No-one could accuse Arch Enemy of not making the most out of their back catalogue – this year alone has seen them re-release Burning Bridges and Stigmata, as well as Manifesto, a Best-Of compilation. But the band have gone perhaps a step too far with The Root Of All Evil. You’ve got to wonder if they just thought “fuck it, why not release yet another batch of re-hashed melodic death metal ‘classics’ and split the cash”?

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Bloodstock Open Air 2009: Arch Enemy – Friday, 14 August 2009

August 15th, 2009

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While technically being the undercard of tonight’s dual-headliner billing, Arch Enemy stroll out with the confidence of a band safe in the knowledge that they are the real commercial muscle topping today’s bill. Opening with ‘Blood On Your Hands’, the band’s tight-as-fuck melodic death metal provides the perfect platform for frontwoman Angela Gossow to roar with the bestial fury of Ross Kemp mid-climax. Eww.

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Which festivals are you going to this summer?

March 3rd, 2009

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Both of the major heavy music festivals have announced all of their headliners now. Sonisphere Festival came straight out with Metallica and Linkin Park while the acts appearing at Download Festival 2009 were dripfed to us much more slowly.

Claiming Slipknot, Def Leppard and Faith No More as headliners, with the mighty, reformed Limp Bizkit (pictured) also hitting the stage, Download is looking good. Sonisphere, however, is an unknown quantity but has the strong names of Lamb Of God, Machine Head and Mastodon on the undercard.

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Carcass and Arch Enemy co-headline Bloodstock Friday

February 24th, 2009

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Just when we thought Sonisphere and Download had stolen all the festival thunder, Bloodstock Open Air 2009 have re-invigorated our interest in their metaller-than-thou summer shindig by announcing that the opening night will be co-headlined by those Swedish pin-ups (well, Angela Gossow at least…) Arch Enemy, and none other than the death-grind legends that is Carcass. Colour us excited!

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