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Arch Enemy Announce New Album

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OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

On July 29th, extreme metal masters Arch Enemy will release their 11th studio album, Deceivers, via Century Media Records. A collection of 11 tracks that are ruthlessly catchy and mercilessly violent, Deceivers stands toe-to-toe with the highlights of the band’s storied catalogue. Fans can expect the new single – “Handshake with Hell” – to drop next week (Friday, February 4th) along with the album pre-order start; be the first to hear new Arch Enemy music by pre-saving the record on your favorite music platform here.

Before “Handshake with Hell” launches next week, fans can also check out the previously released album tracks, “Deceiver, Deceiver” and “House of Mirrors.”

Michael Amott (guitars) comments: 

“Having just celebrated our 25th anniversary as a group and now releasing our 11th studio album, one could easily assume that we would be cruising along and going through the motions at this point. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to Arch Enemy and our new album, ‘Deceivers.’ It is without a doubt always a challenge to raise the bar each time in both the songwriting and production side of things, and it can feel a bit daunting before we get into it. But once we do get started and fully immerse ourselves in the creative process, it’s really like there is nothing else in the world and we are very focused. And believe it or not, for the most part, we have a ton of fun making this music! Creating ‘Deceivers’ was no different, once again we shut out the outside world and went deep into the artistic zone. I believe we pulled out some really interesting musical and lyrical themes this time, a few things might even raise an eyebrow or two – while retaining all the signature elements of the band. In the end, it’s Arch Enemy at full speed and power!”

Deceivers track-listing

  1. “Handshake with Hell”
  2. “Deceiver, Deceiver “
  3. “In the Eye of the Storm”
  4. “The Watcher”
  5. “Poisoned Arrow”
  6. “Sunset Over the Empire”
  7. “House of Mirrors”
  8. “Spreading Black Wings”
  9. “Mourning Star”
  10. “One Last Time”
  11. “Exiled From Earth”

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 special guests, before Arch Enemy appears at select summer festivals; the rescheduled “European Siege 2022” tour (with Arch Enemy, Behemoth, Carcass, Unto Others) will kick off in the fall. 

“Despite the obvious uncertainties everyone is currently facing in the world, we have got quite a few concerts booked for this year!” says Amott. “We’re delighted to be returning to the live stage in North America this spring and hitting select European festivals in the summer, as well as a huge European tour at the end of 2022. It’s time, let’s do this!”

Dates are below:

April 16 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
April 18 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre
April 19 – Dallas, TX @ Amplified Live
April 21 – St Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
April 22 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern
April 23 – Charlotte. NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
April 25 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
April 26 – Montreal, QC @ Mtelus
April 28 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
April 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
April 30 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
May 2 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theatre
May 4 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
May 7 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
May 9 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
May 10 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
May 11 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
May 13 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre
May 15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Hollywood Palladium

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