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ARCH ENEMY have announced Jeff Loomis as their new guitarist and he will be joining them on their upcoming European tour as well as all future 2015 tour dates. Jeff Loomis states: I’m very excited to be playing with ARCH ENEMY. Michael Amott and I have stayed in contact over the years since we toured together when I was playing in NEVERMORE. Not only do I admire his guitar playing and songwriting, but I also consider him a close friend. To be able to share the stage with Michael, Sharlee, Daniel and Alissa is something I’m really looking forward to. 2015 is going to be a great year… See you all on tour!

After a great year of intensive touring in support of their critically acclaimed album, War Eternal, ARCH ENEMY is parting ways with guitarist Nick Cordle, who states: With ‘War Eternal’, I believe we wrote an album together which will stand the test of time, and I wish them well for the future.”  USA fans will be able to catch a special reunion as Christopher Amott (the brother of ARCH ENEMY founder/bandleader Michael Amott) has joined the band for the remainder of their American headlining tour.  Michael Amott (guitars) comments:We all wish Nick the very best in his new endeavors and we are sure that you will hear much more from him. We’re also super grateful to my brother Christopher for stepping in to finish the current American tour!
The prospect of working with Jeff Loomis moving forward is truly awesome! Jeff Loomis is one of the best guitar players in the metal world in my opinion, as well as being a long time friend. I look forward to tearing it up on stages around the world together as we continue on the ‘War Eternal’ touring cycle throughout all next year and beyond!”

In case you missed our coverage of Arch Enemy when they made a stop in San Francisco earlier this month, make sure to check it out here.   Check out the upcoming tour dates and hopefully you can catch them coming to a venue near you:

ARCH ENEMY – live in North America with KREATOR, HUNTRESS, STARKILL
Nov. 19, 2014 – Mojoes – Joliet, IL
Nov. 20, 2014 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
Nov. 21, 2014 – Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
Nov. 22, 2014 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
Nov. 23, 2014 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH

ARCH ENEMY – live in Europe with KREATOR
Nov. 26, 2014 – Le Transbordeur – Lyon, France
Nov. 27, 2014 – L’Usine – Istres, France
Nov. 28, 2014 – Razzmatazz – Barcelona, Spain
Nov. 29, 2014 – La Riviera – Madrid Spain
Dec. 1, 2014 – Le Bikini – Toulouse, France
Dec. 2, 2014 – Le Bataclan – Paris, France
Dec. 4, 2014 – 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands
Dec. 5, 2014 – MHP Arena – Ludwigsburg, Germany
Dec. 6, 2014 – Turbinenhalle – Oberhausen, Germany
Dec. 7, 2014 – Garage – Saarbrücken, Germany
Dec. 8, 2014 – Docks – Hamburg, Germany
Dec. 9, 2014 – Huxleys – Berlin, Germany
Dec. 11, 2014 – Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany
Dec. 12, 2014 – Eventhall – Geiselwind, Germany
Dec. 13, 2014 – Tonhalle – München, Germany
Dec. 14, 2014 – Z7 – Pratteln, Switzerland
Dec. 16, 2014 – Institute – Birmingham, UK
Dec. 17, 2014 – O2 Academy – Bristol, UK
Dec. 18, 2014 – The Forum – London, UK
Dec. 19, 2014 – Academy – Manchester, UK
Dec. 20, 2014 – Academy – Dublin, Ireland
Dec. 21, 2014 – QMU – Glasgow, UK
Dec. 22, 2014 – O2 Academy – Newcastle, UK

ARCH ENEMY – live 2015
Jan. 22-26, 2015 – 70,000 Tons Of Metal – Miami, FL
Jan. 29, 2015 – Teatro Estudio Cavaret – Guadalajara, Mexico
Jan. 30, 2015 – Jose Cuervo Salón – Mexico City, Mexico
Feb. 01, 2015 – Coliseo el Salitre Bogota, Colombia
Feb. 03, 2015 – Club Blondie Santiago, Chile
Feb. 04, 2015 – Rock & Soccer Antofagasta, Chile
Feb. 06, 2015 – Circo Voador Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Feb. 07, 2015 – Carioca Club – Sao Paulo, Brazil
Feb. 08, 2015 – Music Hall – Curitiba, Brazil
Feb. 10, 2015 – El Teatro Flores – Buenos Aires, Argentina
Feb. 12, 2015 – Plaza de toros Belmonte – Quito, Ecuador
May. 2, 2015 – Karmoygeddon Festival – Kopervik, Norway
Jun. 04, 2015 – Out & Loud Festival – Geiselwind, Germany

I will leave you with a slideshow of photos from our Rockin Ryan of their set in San Francisco:

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Check out the video for their song, As The Pages Burn which is off their latest album, War Eternal and has been hailed as their strongest album to date:

Make sure to visit their social media sites so you can stay up to date on the latest news.

~ Marisol

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ARCH ENEMY are currently in the midst of their North American tour and we were so glad to see them make a stop in San Francisco earlier this week. They performed to a packed crowd at The Regency Ballroom. It was an absolute mindblowing set that will satisfy your every need for metal. They destroyed the venue as the energy was raised well beyond the roof and couldn’t be contained.  Vocalist Alissa White-Gluz has such a commanding stage presence that you couldn’t keep your eyes off her as she tore up the stage and insured that everyone was giving their 150% of pure metal bliss! It was fierce and the sound was spot on.

The guitars from Michael and Nick sounded so bad ass, they just infected your soul with metal and you were immediately under their spell. The magic between the two is spectacular to watch. You can’t help but have the sound intensified with the precision drumming of Daniel and of course Sharlee, a beast on the bass. Together their sound is tight and delivered in such a manner that you are not only left well satisfied but the glutton in you can’t help but beg for more! Check out a photo slideshow  from our Rockin Ryan of the set:

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They have several more shows remaining on the tour and I would highly recommend getting yourself to a show. The tour includes amazing sets from Starkill, Huntress, and an over the top set from Kreator.

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Check out the video for their song, As The Pages Burn which is off their latest album, War Eternal and has been hailed as their strongest album to date:

Watching that video just gets you amped to get to a live show of theirs! Check the dates below and see if they will be coming to a venue near you:

Nov. 12, 2014 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
Nov. 14, 2014 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
Nov. 15, 2014 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM *
Nov. 16, 2014 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
Nov. 18, 2014 – Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN *
Nov. 19, 2014 – Mojoes – Joliet, IL
Nov. 20, 2014 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
Nov. 21, 2014 – Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
Nov. 22, 2014 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
Nov. 23, 2014 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
*=without STARKILL

After their tour, they will head overseas to continue with their non stop touring!

KREATOR – live in Europe with ARCH ENEMY
Nov. 26, 2014 – Le Transbordeur – Lyon, France
Nov. 27, 2014 – L’Usine – Istres, France
Nov. 28, 2014 – Razzmatazz – Barcelona, Spain
Nov. 29, 2014 – La Riviera – Madrid Spain
Dec. 1, 2014 – Le Bikini – Toulouse, France
Dec. 2, 2014 – Le Bataclan – Paris, France
Dec. 4, 2014 – 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands
Dec. 5, 2014 – MHP Arena – Ludwigsburg, Germany
Dec. 6, 2014 – Turbinenhalle – Oberhausen, Germany
Dec. 7, 2014 – Garage – Saarbrücken, Germany
Dec. 8, 2014 – Docks – Hamburg, Germany
Dec. 9, 2014 – Huxleys – Berlin, Germany
Dec. 11, 2014 – Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany
Dec. 12, 2014 – Eventhall – Geiselwind, Germany
Dec. 13, 2014 – Tonhalle – München, Germany
Dec. 14, 2014 – Z7 – Pratteln, Switzerland
Dec. 16, 2014 – Institute – Birmingham, UK
Dec. 17, 2014 – O2 Academy – Bristol, UK
Dec. 18, 2014 – The Forum – London, UK
Dec. 19, 2014 – Academy – Manchester, UK
Dec. 20, 2014 – Academy – Dublin, Ireland
Dec. 21, 2014 – QMU – Glasgow, UK
Dec. 22, 2014 – O2 Academy – Newcastle, UK

Make sure to visit their social media sites so you can stay up to date on the latest news.

~ Marisol

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ARCH ENEMY are in the midst of their North American tour and have just released a live video for their song, As The Pages Burn. The video features their performance at the Masters Of Rock 2014 Festival. The song is off their latest album, War Eternal which has been hailed as their strongest album to date. Check out the video here:

Watching that video just gets you amped to get to a live show of theirs! Check the dates below and see if they will be coming to a venue near you:

Nov. 6, 2014 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC *
Nov. 7, 2014 – Studio Seven – Seattle, WA *
Nov. 8, 2014 – Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR *
Nov. 10, 2014 – Regency Center – San Francisco, CA
Nov. 11, 2014 – House of Blues – West Hollywood, CA
Nov. 12, 2014 – House of Blues – Anaheim, CA
Nov. 14, 2014 – The Marquee – Tempe, AZ
Nov. 15, 2014 – Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM *
Nov. 16, 2014 – Ogden Theatre – Denver, CO
Nov. 18, 2014 – Mill City Nights – Minneapolis, MN *
Nov. 19, 2014 – Mojoes – Joliet, IL
Nov. 20, 2014 – The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
Nov. 21, 2014 – Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
Nov. 22, 2014 – Bogarts – Cincinnati, OH
Nov. 23, 2014 – House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
*=without STARKILL

We are excited that we will be catching them at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco on November 10th. We will make sure to bring you full coverage. The tour features Arch Enemy with Kreator, Huntress and Starkill. After their tour, they will head overseas to continue with their non stop touring!

KREATOR – live in Europe with ARCH ENEMY
Nov. 26, 2014 – Le Transbordeur – Lyon, France
Nov. 27, 2014 – L’Usine – Istres, France
Nov. 28, 2014 – Razzmatazz – Barcelona, Spain
Nov. 29, 2014 – La Riviera – Madrid Spain
Dec. 1, 2014 – Le Bikini – Toulouse, France
Dec. 2, 2014 – Le Bataclan – Paris, France
Dec. 4, 2014 – 013 – Tilburg, Netherlands
Dec. 5, 2014 – MHP Arena – Ludwigsburg, Germany
Dec. 6, 2014 – Turbinenhalle – Oberhausen, Germany
Dec. 7, 2014 – Garage – Saarbrücken, Germany
Dec. 8, 2014 – Docks – Hamburg, Germany
Dec. 9, 2014 – Huxleys – Berlin, Germany
Dec. 11, 2014 – Schlachthof – Wiesbaden, Germany
Dec. 12, 2014 – Eventhall – Geiselwind, Germany
Dec. 13, 2014 – Tonhalle – München, Germany
Dec. 14, 2014 – Z7 – Pratteln, Switzerland
Dec. 16, 2014 – Institute – Birmingham, UK
Dec. 17, 2014 – O2 Academy – Bristol, UK
Dec. 18, 2014 – The Forum – London, UK
Dec. 19, 2014 – Academy – Manchester, UK
Dec. 20, 2014 – Academy – Dublin, Ireland
Dec. 21, 2014 – QMU – Glasgow, UK
Dec. 22, 2014 – O2 Academy – Newcastle, UK

Make sure to visit their social media sites so you can stay up to date on the latest news.

~ Marisol

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ARCH ENEMY has announced Alissa White-Gluz as the new singer. You might recognize Alissa’s name, as she was the former vocalist for THE AGONIST. Angela Gossow who joined ARCH ENEMY back in 2001 announced that she will be stepping down as the vocalist and will be focusing on artist managment. Angela released the following statement:

Dear ARCH ENEMY fans, this is not easy to tell you…I have decided to step down from being ARCH ENEMY’s voice of anger. After 13 years of pure fucking metal, 6 studio albums and countless tours through five continents, I feel the need to enter a different phase in my life, be with my family and pursue other interests. I will however remain business manager for ARCH ENEMY, and I will continue to develop my artist management roster.

I am staying true to my heavy metal roots, just leaving the spotlight so to speak. I am passing the torch to the super talented Alissa White-Gluz, whom I’ve known as a dear friend and a superb vocalist for many years. I always thought she deserved a chance to shine – and now she’s getting it. Just like I got that chance back in 2001.

I want to thank all ARCH ENEMY fans, our labels Century Media (worldwide) and Trooper Entertainment (Japan), our dedicated road crew, and in particular Michael, Daniel and Sharlee for their love and support throughout all these years. It’s been one hell of a ride! We conquered every situation, made it through thick & thin together in the most exciting and rewarding time of my life. Thank you all for being there with me on stage, in front of the stage, and backstage. You have touched my heart, and I hope I was able to give something back to you. I am grateful for the wonderful memories – I will cherish them forever!

I am looking forward to the next decade of ARCH ENEMY madness! Right now I am listening through rough mixes of the new studio album and I am blown away! 2014 will see a renewed ARCH ENEMY at the top of their game. I am proud to be part of this ARCH ENEMY chapter, albeit in a different way – revving up the engines behind the scenes. I hope to see you in front of the stage; I will join you there this time. Let the killing begin, once again!

We wish Angela all the best in her new role and we know she will do great things.  ARCH ENEMY are set to release their 9th studio album, War Eternal in early June through Century Media Records and Trooper Entertainment in Japan. Later this week, they will be releasing the video for the album’s tittle track so mark your calendars for March 20th. They also have tour dates confirmed for Europe and you can find those below.

We welcome Alissa to ARCH ENEMY and can’t wait to see more of her as they tour.  Alissa White-Gluz comments:

I am very honored and happy to announce a new chapter in my life and musical career beginning now; I have joined forces with one of my all-time favorite and globally respected bands, ARCH ENEMY. ‘Wages of Sin’ was the first metal album I ever bought, and it was love at first listen. It is not often that you get a phone call from your favorite band asking you to join! I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such amazingly talented musicians whom I also consider great friends. I look forward to being able to write and perform at a whole new level now with ARCH ENEMY! Music is forever, metal is limitless and this is only the beginning!

Make sure to visit their social media sites so you can stay up to date on the latest news.

~ Marisol

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Upcoming Shows:

  • 23.05.2014 Turbohalle, Bucharest, Romania
  • 24.05.2014 Metal Summer Festival, Istanbul, Turkey
  • 25.05.2014 Mixtape 5 , Sofia, Bulgaria
  • 27.05.2014 Majestic Music Club, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • 29.05.2014 Rock and Roll Arena, Romagnano Sesia (Novara), Italy
  • 30.05.2014 New Age Club, Roncade, Italy
  • 02.06.2014 L’Etage, Rennes, France
  • 03.06.2014 Le 106, Rouen, France
  • 04.06.2014 La Laiterie, Strasbourg, France
  • 05.06.2014 Rosenhof, Osnabrück, Germany
  • 07.06.2014 Sweden Rock Festival, Sölvesborg, Sweden
  • 09.06.2014 Studio USF, Bergen, Norway
  • 10.06.2014 John Dee, Oslo, Norway
  • 11.06.2014 Copenhell, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 13.06.2014 Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany
  • 14.06.2014 Conrad Sohm, Dornbirn, Austria
  • 15.06.2014 Nova Rock – Nickelsdorf, Austria
  • 27.06.2014 Rock am Härtsfeldsee, Dischingen, Germany
  • 09.07.2014 RockMaraton, Pecs, Hungary
  • 11.07.2014 Rock Harz Open Air, Ballenstedt, Germany
  • 12.07.2014 Masters Of Rock, Vizovice, Czech Republic
  • 13.07.2014 Seven Festival, Wegorzewo, Poland
  • 19.07.2014 Dong Open Air, Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany
  • 02.08.2014 Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany
  • 07.08.2014 Getaway Rock, Gävle, Sweden
  • 08.08.2014 Leyendas Del Rock, Alicante, Spain
  • 09.08.2014 Alcatraz Metal Festival, Kortrijk, Belgium
  • 14.08.2014 Summer Breeze, Dinkelsbühl, Germany
  • 17.08.2014 Alt-Fest, Kettering, UK
  • 22.09.2014 Re:Republic, Minsk, Belarus
  • 23.09.2014 Yunost’, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 25.09.2014 Arena Hall, Krasnodar, Russia
  • 27.09.2014 Glav Club, Moscow, Russia
  • 28.09.2014 Zal Ozhidaniya, Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • 30.09.2014 Otdykh Club, Novosibirsk, Russia
  • 01.10.2014 Angar Club, Omsk, Russia
  • 03.10.2014 Tele Club, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Earlier today, we received the news via Facebook, that bassist, Derek Johnston is no longer with Adelita’s Way. We have had the pleasure seeing Derek play many times with Adelita’s Way and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

Adelita’s Way is currently working working on their new album and we will see if we can get an update on it. They have mentioned that the new album is set for early 2014. Meanwhile, I will leave you with a video from the last time I saw Adelita’s Way which was last year in 2012 in Reno, NV.

 

If you don’t have it already, pick up their last album, High School Valedictorian from Itunes here.  For now, head over to their social media sites to stay up to date and we will keep you update as well with what Derek will be doing.  Check out their video also for ALIVE which is a bad ass song!

~ Marisol

 

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BIG NEWS!!! One of my favorite bands just got even better, if you can imagine that! Danish hard rock/metal band, Volbeat just announced that Rob Caggiano of Anthrax and The Damned Things fame has joined Volbeat as their second guitarist. Rob delivers awesome heavy metal guitar and it will be incredible to see what he brings to Volbeat. Volbeat’s sound resonates sounds from punk to rockabilly wrapped in hard rock energy.

Volbeat announced the news as they were also announcing the much anticipated release date of their upcoming studio album, “Outlaw Gentlemen and Shady Ladies” on April 8th, 2013. It will be released in the USA on April 9th so make sure to mark your calendars and get your copy.  Rob Caggiano produced this new album alongside longtime production partner Jacob Hansen.

Direct from the Volbeat website:

“The band is very proud and happy to announce that he will also be the new guitar player in Volbeat. The collaboration with Rob in the studio was so inspiring and in good spirit that we the decided to keep him. Basically we went into the studio as a three piece and came out as a whole band!”  

You can read more from Volbeat website and hear from Rob about the chain of events that led to his addition to the band. Rob Caggiano:

“Wow! I have to say I’m completely blown away by the turn of events over the last few weeks here in Denmark and at this point an update is definitely in order. To start with, I came to Denmark about a month ago to produce the new Volbeat record which in and of itself has been an incredibly exciting adventure from a producer’s perspective thus far. However, I’m extremely happy to say my relationship with these guys will not end there as it turns out……it’s just beginning! Michael had asked me on the phone before I got out here if I would play some guest solos on the new album in addition to my other duties and of course I was thrilled about that and agreed to do so. When I actually got to Denmark and started going through the material, this turned out to be so much more than that. After weeks of collaboration between Michael and I it became quite clear that we had an amazing creative chemistry together and a huge mutual respect for one another. It’s so refreshing and inspiring to be creative again on a songwriting level that words can’t even describe it and the vibe between Anders, Jon, Michael and I is just awesome. I’d say an artistic relationship like this one is very rare and it’s also something I don’t take for granted. When the guys asked me if I was interested in joining Volbeat the other day, my jaw just about hit the floor! It actually didn’t even register in my brain properly until the next morning but I gotta say, it also didn’t take me long to decide. It really isn’t the way I envisioned the rest of my year to play out but at the same time, THIS feels more “right” to me than anything I could have possibly imagined and I’m going for it! To all my fans, family, friends and overall supporters that have reached out to me over this last month wondering if I’m ever gonna play guitar again or what I’m up to in general etc……..See you all soon my friends and get ready for a wild ride!!!”

Well, Rob welcome to the band and we look forward to seeing you out on the road with Volbeat! I leave you with the video which we took at the Regency Ballroom San Francisco show on July 8th, 2012. First is my favorite song, “Warriors Call” and ‘Still Counting” and then their new song, “Another Day, Another Way” which I love!

~ Enjoy and keep rockin it LOUD,  Marisol

 

 

 

 

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Volbeat website:  www.Volbeat.dk

Volbeat on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/Volbeat

Volbeat on Twitter: www.twitter.com/Volbeat

Rob Caggiano on Twitter: www.twitter.com/RobCaggiano

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