Arch Enemy

As The Stages Burn! As The Stages Burn! As The Stages Burn!

Marketing Highlights

  • Live Blu-Ray, DVD + CD captures the band’s largest and most impressive stage production to date on DVD, which also contains a live audio CD of the WACKEN 2016 performance.
  • Gatefold Silver Double LP includes a copy of the DVD as a bonus
  • Arch Enemy are on the rise with 2014's War Eternal having the highest chart positions to date in the US and Europe.
  • 500,000 career album sales in the USA.
  • DVD features full Wacken show, “Wacken 2016: Behind The Scenes”, live footage from “Tokyo Sacrifice” and all previously released music videos for the “War Eternal” album plus a previously unreleased video
  • Concert includes new vocalist Alissa White-Gluz performing new and classic tracks from the band’s extensive catalog!
  • Video and social media teaser campaigns

Bio

Time passes, the world changes, but some things remain constant and unassailable. Heavy metal has endured for more than four decades because its spirit is eternal, and few bands embody the intensity, integrity and lofty artistic ambitions of the genre with more dazzling aplomb than Arch Enemy. Formed in Sweden in the mid-90s by former Carcass/Carnage guitarist Michael Amott, this most explosive and proficient of modern metal bands have spent the last 20 years propagating an unerring creed of technical excellence, songwriting genius and thunderous, irresistible live performance, accruing a huge global fan base along the way. And now, in 2017, Arch Enemy are ready to rise again and climb ever further up the ladder toward pure metal supremacy.

Always focused but impervious to other’s rules and expectations, Arch Enemy evolved once more in 2015 following the departure of Angela Gossow (now the band’s manager). Replacing one of the most iconic vocalists of the modern age was never going to be easy, but in the shape of former The Agonist frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz, Arch Enemy found the perfect candidate. Unveiled on the ferocious, anthem-laden triumph of 2014’s War Eternal, Alissa’s powerful identity and extraordinary vocal talents proved a natural and instantly welcomed fit. Further extensive touring cemented the new line-up’s thrilling efficacy, before one final line-up change – the arrival of legendary guitarist Jeff Loomis, formerly of Nevermore – completed the musical puzzle that Amott had been tinkering with for the best part of 20 years.

Recorded in 2017, the tenth Arch Enemy album will be unleashed later in 2017 and promises to be the ultimate statement of heavy metal supremacy from a band that are still growing in stature as the years fall away. Will To Power will be the first album the band have recorded with their current line-up and as Michael Amott explains, diehard fans will be both thrilled to hear their favourite band on top form and somewhat surprised by their latest creative explorations.

“The goal is always to raise the bar yet again and create an epic masterpiece!” he laughs. “I think the album has a great balance between traditional Arch Enemy and some new influences that come through here and there. The most surprising thing on this album is that we’ve written our first ever ballad. It’s still a very metal song, but there’s no way around the fact that it is a ballad and that might be quite controversial for a band like us, I guess. I’m excited to hear what our fans will think of that one, but I do feel that we can afford to spread our wings a bit on our tenth studio album!”

Once Will To Power hits the streets, Arch Enemy will do what they do best, hitting the road and taking their latest batch of heroic metal anthems to the people. Achieving longevity is the toughest challenge that faces any band, but Arch Enemy have long since established themselves as a permanent fixture on the global metal scene and as standard bearers for upholding and celebrating of the heavy metal code. Right now, in 2017, no other band embodies the spirit of the genre with such flair and euphoric zeal. Long may their steel spirit prevail.

“It’s always been about creating the best songs we can make and whatever success we’ve had is direct result of the music speaking to people and our relentless worldwide touring,” Michael grins. “We are happy with the fact that the band has had growth spurt these last couple of years and it’s exciting to put on a bigger and more complete live show for our fans. We obviously hope our fans will enjoy Will To Power and we’re looking forward to getting back out there and performing live again, with a whole bunch of killer new tunes up our sleeve!”

Tracklist

DVD TRACKLISTING
1. Khaos Overture (Live at Wacken 2016)
2. Yesterday Is Dead And Gone (Live at Wacken 2016)
3. War Eternal (Live at Wacken 2016)
4. Ravenous (Live at Wacken 2016)
5. Stolen Life (Live at Wacken 2016)
6. My Apocalypse (Live at Wacken 2016)
7. You Will Know My Name (Live at Wacken 2016)
8. Bloodstained Cross (Live at Wacken 2016)
9. Under Black Flags We March (Live at Wacken 2016)
10. As The Pages Burn (Live at Wacken 2016)
11. Dead Eyes See No Future (Live at Wacken 2016)
12. Avalanche (Live at Wacken 2016)
13. No Gods, No Masters (Live at Wacken 2016)
14. We Will Rise (Live at Wacken 2016)
15. Nemesis (Live at Wacken 2016)
16. Fields Of Desolation (Live at Wacken 2016)
17. Outro (Live at Wacken 2016)
18. Wacken 2016: Behind The Scenes
19. Tempore Nihil Sanat (Live in Tokyo 2015)
20. Never Forgive, Never Forget (Live in Tokyo 2015)
21. Bury Me An Angel (Live in Tokyo 2015)
22. Taking Back My Soul (Live in Tokyo 2015)
23. Burning Angel (Live in Tokyo 2015)
24. The Day You Died (Live in Tokyo 2015)
25. No More Regrets (Live in Tokyo 2015)
26. Silverwing (Live in Tokyo 2015)
27. War Eternal (official video)
28. You Will Know My Name (official video)
29. No More Regrets (official video)
30. Stolen Life (2015 Version)
31. Stolen Life (2016 version)
32. Time Is Black (official video)
CD TRACKLISTING
1. Khaos Overture (Live at Wacken 2016)
2. Yesterday Is Dead And Gone (Live at Wacken 2016)
3. War Eternal (Live at Wacken 2016)
4. Ravenous (Live at Wacken 2016)
5. Stolen Life (Live at Wacken 2016)
6. My Apocalypse (Live at Wacken 2016)
7. You Will Know My Name (Live at Wacken 2016)
8. Bloodstained Cross (Live at Wacken 2016)
9. Under Black Flags We March (Live at Wacken 2016)
10. As The Pages Burn (Live at Wacken 2016)
11. Dead Eyes See No Future (Live at Wacken 2016)
12. Avalanche (Live at Wacken 2016)
13. No Gods, No Masters (Live at Wacken 2016)
14. We Will Rise (Live at Wacken 2016)
15. Nemesis (Live at Wacken 2016)
16. Fields Of Desolation (Live at Wacken 2016)

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Home Market

Halmsted, Sweden

Album Details

Artist

Arch Enemy

Album Title

As The Stages Burn!

Street Date

03/31/2017

Order Due Date

03/03/2017

Discount

7% (ends 04/06/2017)

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

Century Media

Configuration

CD Longplay

Price Code

CD19

UPC

889854163822

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

88985416382

Album Details

Artist

Arch Enemy

Album Title

As The Stages Burn!

Street Date

03/31/2017

Order Due Date

03/03/2017

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

Century Media

Configuration

Vinyl Longplay 33 1/3

Price Code

LP26

UPC

889854163716

Box Lot

10

Catalog #

88985416371

Album Details

Artist

Arch Enemy

Album Title

As The Stages Burn!

Street Date

06/30/2017

Order Due Date

06/02/2017

Genre

Rock/Metal

Label

Century Media

Configuration

Blu-ray Video Longplay

Price Code

DVM19

UPC

889854445393

Box Lot

30

Catalog #

88985444539

Tour Dates

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