Here’s The New Arch Enemy Single “The World is Yours”
Arch Enemy pulled a bit of a head-fake the other day when they unveiled a cover of the Shitlickers’ punk anthem “The Leader (of the Fuckin’ Assholes)” as their first “new” music in years. But now they’re releasing new music from their forthcoming album Will to Power for really real.
“The World is Yours” might be the most interesting Arch Enemy song I’ve heard in years; it’s not your stock AE melodeath jam, although it’s still distinctly AE. The track marks Jeff Loomis’s first appearance on an Arch Enemy recording, and while press copy reveals that Michael Amott co-wrote the song with drummer Daniel Erlandsson, both Amott and Loomis take turns soloing. Here’s Amott:
“We’ve been hard at work on the new album for a while now and we’re proud to present the first taste of new Arch Enemy music in over three years with our new single and video, ‘The World Is Yours’! This was the first song I wrote for the upcoming Will To Power album and Daniel (Erlandsson, drums) helped me arrange and finish it up. One of many songs we co-wrote and co-produced this time around. We had a blast recording together with the full band in the south of Sweden and then mixing with Jens Bogren, who did a superb mix and mastering – in my opinion even surpassing the epic sound on our previous record, ‘War Eternal’. People that have heard this song in particular are saying it’s got the classic anthemic Arch Enemy vibe going on, and I think they might be right about that… Looking forward to playing it live on stage later this summer!”
Will to Power comes out September 8 on Century Media; pre-order here.