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Arch Enemy Fires Off a Music Video for “Poisoned Arrow” as They Gear Up for a World Tour


With a world tour kicking off this Sunday in Auckland, New Zealand, Swedish melodic death metal band Arch Enemy figured it was about time to drop a new music video from last year’s Deceivers.

The clip, featuring the track “Poisoned Arrow,” is the band’s seventh music video from the album. That’s a figure that guitarist Michael Amott is completely floored by.

“I almost can’t believe we’re releasing a 7th (!) video off our recent Deceivers album. Yet here it is, ‘Poisoned Arrow’, a mid-tempo track drenched in melodic guitar work and a somewhat different vibe overall compared to the other singles we’ve had out.

“The video was shot in Berlin, Germany during a hectic whirlwind schedule with director Mirko Witzki and his talented crew – they even made it snow in the middle of the sweltering German summer heat!

“Here’s another Deutschland connection for you; our German friend Raphy played the beautiful cello part on the intro and outro of the song, thanks again mate!

“2023 is upon us and Arch Enemy is back on the road again, we launch the proceedings in New Zealand, Australia and Japan and have a big European summer run too.

Who knows where we’ll go after that…but for now, check out ‘Poisoned Arrow’!”

Truth be told, it’s a visually interesting music video, so it’s definitely worth a look just based on that alone.

As previously mentioned, the band will be heading off on a somewhat staggered world tour this Sunday, which will start its first leg in Auckland, New Zealand and will come to an end in Koto City, Japan. Then starting in June, the band will be making a massive run through various European festivals from June 2 at Metalfest in the Czech Republic to August 10 at the Leyendas del Rock festival in Spain.

You can check out their entire tour itinerary for 2023 just below the video.

Arch Enemy New Zealand/Australia tour 2023

Feb. 12, 2023 – Auckland, NZ – Powerstation

Feb. 14, 2023 – Adelaide, AU – Governor Hindmarsh

Feb. 15, 2023 – Brisbane, AU – Tivoli Theatre

Feb. 17, 2023 – Sydney, AU – Metro Theatre

Feb. 18, 2023 – Melbourne, AU – Forum Theatre

Feb. 19, 2023 – Fremantle, AU – Metropolis

Arch Enemy Japan tour 2023

Feb. 22, 2023 – Koto City, JP

Feb. 24, 2023 – Hokkaido, JP

Feb. 27, 2023 – Aichi, JP

Feb. 28, 2023 – Osaka, JP

Mar. 1, 2023 – Fukuoka, JP

Mar. 3, 2023 – Koto City, JP

Arch Enemy EU festivals 2023

June 2, 2023 – Metalfest (CZ)

June 3, 2023 – Rock Im Park (GER)

June 4, 2023 – Rock Am Ring (GER)

June 6, 2023 – Laiterie (FR)

June 7, 2023 – La Belle Electrique (FR)

June 9, 2023 – Greenfield Festival (CH)

June 10, 2023 – Nova Rock Festival (AT)

June 13, 2023 – Le Splendid Festival (FR)

June 14, 2023 – 013 Tilburg (NL)

June 15, 2023 – Graspop Metal Meeting (BE)

June 17, 2023 – Hellfest (FR)

June 21, 2023 – Tvornica Kulture (HR)

June 24, 2023 – Alpen Flair Festival (IT)

June 25, 2023 – Rockhal (LUX)

June 29, 2023 – Provinssi Festival (FI)

June 30, 2023 – Tuska Festival (FI)

July 1, 2023 – Hard Rock Laager (EST)

July 3, 2023 – Art Factory Loftas (LTU)

July 5, 2023 – B90 Club (PL)

July 6, 2023 – Studio Krakow (PL)

July 7, 2023 – Rock Harz Festival (GER)

Aug. 6, 2023 – Rockstadt Extreme Fest (RO)

Aug. 10, 2023 – Leyendas del Rock (ES)

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