Interview by Tarja Virmakari
Swedish death metallers ARCH ENEMY was formed in Halmstad (Sweden) in 1996. Angela Gossow was successful as the band’s lead vocalist from 2000 to 2014, changing extreme metal completely to a new level. However then she decided to “retire” to become the Manager of the band, and contacted THE AGONIST singer Alissa White-Gluz, proposing her to take her place as lead vocalist in ARCH ENEMY. These are the facts in two words. So right away Alissa was involved, together with Michael Amott (on guitars from 1996–present), in the songwriting process for ARCH ENEMY‘s 10th studio album “War Eternal”, which will be released on Century Media Records on June 10th. This album confirms that with Alissa, the band has a new weapon, to open a whole new chapter for Arch Enemy. “War Eternal” includes 13 tracks which offer a nostalgic nod to the past and a stunning example of what’s possible in the future.
Just a couple of days ago Tarja Virmakari had a chance to interview Alissa, catching up with her on ARCH ENEMY‘s tour. Alissa spoke widely about joining the band and how ARCH ENEMY fans have welcomed her. Of course the main topic was their upcoming album “War Eternal”, both Alissa and Tarja agreed on the fact that the album’s main key-word is ENERGY and it is full of details. To hear more, please join the conversation below.