Swedish/German extreme metal metallers ARCH ENEMY debuted two brand new songs — “No Gods, No Masters” and “Yesterday Is Dead And Gone” — during their very special and intimate showcase on March 14, 2011 in Wermelskirchen, Germany at the AJZ Bahndamm, a self-governed youth center which is well known for its various underground metal, punk and hardcore shows with a capacity of 200 people.
The Wermelskirchen show kicked off the campaign for ARCH ENEMY‘s new album, “Khaos Legions”, which will be made available all across Europe on May 30 via Century Media Records. Only 150 die-hard fans plus journalists from all over Europe witnessed the worldwide premiere of two new songs from the upcoming album. It was hot, it was sweaty and it smelled like “khaos.”
Commented ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott: “Normally, an ‘industry’/media show is a quite stiff and slightly boring affair, not so this time! We invited 150 ARCH ENEMY fans to join us via our Facebook page and voilà — it was ON! We had a blast ripping through the two new songs for the first time on stage, and judging by the crowd reaction — they were feeling it too! A big thanks to all involved; the Century Media crew, AJZ Bahndamm crew, the journalists and of course the amazing fans! This was a perfect start to the ‘Khaos Legions’ campaign!”
You can see photos of this very remarkable event at this location .
ARCH ENEMY’s setlist was as follows:
01. Tear Down The Walls (intro)
02. Revolution Begins
03. Yesterday Is Dead And Gone (new song)
05. My Apocalypse
06. No Gods, No Masters (new song)
07. Dark Insanity
08. I Will Live Again
09. Dead Eyes See No Future
10. Dead Bury Their Dead
11. We Will Rise
“Khaos Legions”, ARCH ENEMY‘s ninth studio album, will mark a return to new, original material, after releasing the “Tyrants Of The Rising Sun – Live In Japan” live DVD/CD (2008) and the re-recordings album, “The Root Of All Evil” (2009). The CD was tracked at Sweet Spot Studio in the south of Sweden with engineer Rickard Bengtsson (who produced 2005’s “Doomsday Machine”).
The “Khaos Legions” artwork, which comes courtesy of renowned artist Brent Elliott White (MEGADETH, DEATH ANGEL) can be seen here with this news.
ARCH ENEMY drummer Daniel Erlandsson previously stated about the new CD, “We had a very inspiring and creative time writing this album. I think this is definitely evident when listening to the new songs. There’s tons of variation in the material, ranging all the way from very melodic to extremely heavy.
“As you can expect there’s no shortage of killer riffs and intricate guitar work; the Amott brothers [Michael and Chris] have come up with some very cool yet demanding ideas!
“This album has some of the fastest songs I’ve ever recorded, along with a bunch of heavy pounding mid-tempo songs.
“As always, it’s difficult to describe music in words, but rest assured — this album will be one heavy fucker!”