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Steev 03-17-2014 10:04 AM

Arch Enemy Announce New Album, New Singer
 
In early June 2014, ARCH ENEMY will unleash their 9th studio album, War Eternal, worldwide via Century Media Records and Trooper Entertainment in Japan.
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. After 13 years of pure fucking metal, 6 studio albums and countless tours through five continents, I feel the need to enter a different phase in my life, be with my family and pursue other interests. I will however remain business manager for ARCH ENEMY, and I will continue to develop my artist management roster.
I am staying true to my heavy metal roots, just leaving the spotlight so to speak. I am passing the torch to the super talented Alissa White-Gluz, whom I’ve known as a dear friend and a superb vocalist for many years. I always thought she deserved a chance to shine – and now she’s getting it. Just like I got that chance back in 2001.
I want to thank all ARCH ENEMY fans, our labels Century Media (worldwide) and Trooper Entertainment (Japan), our dedicated road crew, and in particular Michael, Daniel and Sharlee for their love and support throughout all these years. It’s been one hell of a ride! We conquered every situation, made it through thick & thin together in the most exciting and rewarding time of my life. Thank you all for being there with me on stage, in front of the stage, and backstage. You have touched my heart, and I hope I was able to give something back to you. I am grateful for the wonderful memories - I will cherish them forever!
I am looking forward to the next decade of ARCH ENEMY madness! Right now I am listening through rough mixes of the new studio album and I am blown away! 2014 will see a renewed ARCH ENEMY at the top of their game. I am proud to be part of this ARCH ENEMY chapter, albeit in a different way - revving up the engines behind the scenes. I hope to see you in front of the stage, I will join you there this time. Let the killing begin, once again!”

Alissa White-Gluz comments:
"I am very honored and happy to announce a new chapter in my life and musical career beginning now; I have joined forces with one of my all-time favorite and globally respected bands, ARCH ENEMY. ‘Wages of Sin’ was the first metal album I ever bought, and it was love at first listen. It is not often that you get a phone call from your favorite band asking you to join! I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such amazingly talented musicians whom I also consider great friends. I look forward to being able to write and perform at a whole new level now with ARCH ENEMY! Music is forever, metal is limitless and this is only the beginning!"

Chief song-writer and band leader Michael Amott, who founded ARCH ENEMY in 1995, comments:
“We are eternally grateful to Angela for all her passion, hard work and talent. Her legacy is tremendous and will always be a big part of the band’s history. We feel great pride in what has been achieved in the past, but also look forward to new battles and new victories. We welcome Alissa with open arms - and we hope you will have open ears. We might have just created our most wicked metal opus yet with our upcoming album ‘War Eternal’!”

Maideneer 03-17-2014 10:09 AM

Interesting. Well, glad I caught this train a bunch of times before it left the station.

Steev 03-17-2014 10:10 AM

[QUOTE=Maideneer;562922]Interesting. Well, glad I caught this train a bunch of times before it left the station.[/QUOTE]

Only seen twice(both in 2005), but atleast one was headlining

MPF 03-17-2014 10:10 AM

Say WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAT?

That actually really shocks me, and I'm not even much of a fan. Sad to see her go.

ravenheart 03-17-2014 10:12 AM

The new album is going to have to be amazing to make me care about seeing them anymore.

TehBr00tulz 03-17-2014 10:26 AM

I'm more upset about Alissa leaving The Agonist than Angela leaving Arch Enemy. Then again, I never really got into Arch Enemy.

detuned 03-17-2014 10:27 AM

[URL="https://www.facebook.com/TheAgonistOfficial/photos/a.161172840598897.28232.147234451992736/630016707047839/"]The Agonist[/URL]
[QUOTE]Today we announce that after 3 albums and countless tours we officially part ways with vocalist Alissa White-Gluz. We wish Alissa all the best with Arch Enemy and her future endeavors.

It is the beginning of a new and exciting chapter for The Agonist! We are thrilled to announce the newest addition to the The Agonist family. Please give a warm welcome to very talented vocalist Vicky Psarakis!

Stay tuned for new The Agonist material coming VERY soon![/QUOTE]
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detuned 03-17-2014 10:29 AM

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MPF 03-17-2014 10:35 AM

[QUOTE=detuned;562931][URL="https://www.facebook.com/TheAgonistOfficial/photos/a.161172840598897.28232.147234451992736/630016707047839/"]The Agonist[/URL]

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[URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoS1MCF8AeI"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoS1MCF8AeI[/URL]

SomewhereInTime72 03-17-2014 02:50 PM

:( Nooooooo. Hope the new album is still good.


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