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ARCH ENEMY's MICHAEL AMOTT: 'Music Is Something That We Still Feel Very Pa***ionate About'

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott spoke to Knotfest.com concerning the musical course of the band’s eleventh studio album, “Deceivers”, which can arrive on July 29 through Century Media Data. He stated: “We have now a method that we have established in our 25-plus-year careers, however music is one thing that we nonetheless really feel very captivated with. That’s the driving pressure. There’s all the time one thing that we’ve not tried. Both ‘We have by no means began a track like that,’ or ‘we have by no means used this type of melody or chord construction,’ there’s all the time little new issues you may check out. Music is just about countless. However we nonetheless keep true to the ARCH ENEMY sound. We do not wish to stray too removed from our roots. And I say that, however not too long ago I listened to our first album, and it is so completely different in comparison with what we do now. So there was a development, however I feel it has been an natural one. One thing that has occurred naturally. I feel we, and possibly me particularly, take into consideration that lots. You wish to have some new components in each album, I feel it is essential. We wish to do this, however we do not attempt to do an excessive amount of in a single go.”

Amott went on to say that he and his ARCH ENEMY bandmates “are attempting one thing completely different for this album: we’re releasing extra singles than we ever have earlier than. It was an concept that got here from our doC***ent label,” he defined. “They needed to do it this fashion, and it is a new manner of working for us. Often we launch a most of two singles, after which the album’s out and we’re on tour, however these are completely different instances. We’ve not been in a position to tour, and, in fact, individuals hearken to music otherwise now, extra on a single-based method.

“All of the songs on the album are a bit completely different and that is what makes it so onerous to choose singles,” he continued. “Some bands are nice at writing the identical sort of track all the time. They’re nice songs, however they’ve a method in a manner. However there’s so many various issues that we do. We attempt to create a***orted albums with completely different feelings, completely different colours, and it makes it troublesome once you decide the singles.”

Final month, ARCH ENEMY launched the official music video for its newest single, “Handshake With Hell”, directed by Patric Ullaeus. Earlier than “Handshake With Hell” arrived, followers have been additionally ready to take a look at the beforehand launched album tracks, “Deceiver, Deceiver” and “Home Of Mirrors”.

This spring, ARCH ENEMY and BEHEMOTH will return to the states to co-headline “The North American Siege 2022” tour with NAPALM DEATH and UNTO OTHERS as particular friends, earlier than ARCH ENEMY seems at choose summer time festivals; the rescheduled “European Siege 2022” tour (with ARCH ENEMY, BEHEMOTH, CARCASS, UNTO OTHERS) will kick off within the fall.

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