War Eternal – ARCH ENEMY

War Eternal is the ninth album album by Swedish melodic metal death band Arch Enemy , which was released on June 9, 2014 by Century Media . It is the first Arch Enemy album in 13 years since Wages of Sin to feature a new line-up; Alissa White-Gluz took over on vocals after long-time vocalist Angela Gossow stepped down from vocal duties to be the band’s business manager. [7] Additionally, ex-Arsis guitarist Nick Cordle replaced Christopher Amott in 2012. Cordle largely left the band just before their European tour and was replaced by Nevermore Guitarist Jeff Loomis[8]

Background and development

On March 3, 2014 the band revealed the album ‘s title Eternal War and the release date. [9]

On March 17, 2014, Gossow released a statement announcing her departure from the group and welcoming her replacement, forming the vocalist of Canadian melodic death metalband The Agonist , Alissa White-Gluz . In the statement, she wrote that she had enjoyed her time with the group, it was time for her to move on, Gossow did not confirm that she would remain Arch Enemy’s business manager, and would be “passing the torch to the super talented Alissa White-Gluz, whom I have known a dear friend and a superb vocalist for many years. A chance to shine – and now she ‘s getting it .. Just like I got that luck back in 2001. ” [7]

White-Gluz also released a statement saying:

“I am very Honored and happy to announce a new chapter in my life and musical career. 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 I’m so excited to have the opportunity to work with this amazingly talented musicians whom I also consider great friends.I look forward to being able to write and perform with the help of Arch Enemy! is forever, metal is limitless and this is only the beginning! [10]

Artwork

The artwork for this album was created by Costin Chioreanu. [11] Chief songwriter, guitarist and band leader Michael Amott commented about the artwork:

“I was looking for a hand-drawn feel with a unique atmosphere, something that would complement the music that we’ve been working on in this last couple of years.” Chioreanu Costin, whose work I really love it for the first time, and it’s done with some of the coolest artwork I’ve ever had with Arch Enemy! [12]

Promotion

The first single and music video “War Eternal” was released on March 20, 2014. The film was premiered and directed by Patric Ullaeus and his Revolver Film Company. [13] The band will start their war Eternal world tour in May with an extensive run through Europe. A North American tour is planned for fall 2014, to be followed by more dates in Europe. [14] As of May, over 80 round dates have been scheduled so far. On May 27 they released their second music video, “You Will Know My Name”. [15] The third video, “No More Regrets” was released the same week as the album.

A fourth music video for the track “Stolen Life” was released on May 5, 2015 which was the first to include Jeff Loomis on guitar. The track is almost identical to the album version, but it includes 2 extra solos recorded by Loomis.

Track listing

Standard Edition
No. title lyrics Music length
1. “Tempore nihil sanat (Prelude in F Minor)” (Prelude) Instrumental Mr. Amott 1:12
2. “Never Forgive, Never Forget” Mr. Amott Mr. Amott, N. Cordle 3:44
3. “War Eternal” Mr. Amott Mr. Amott, N. Cordle 4:16
4. “As the Pages Burn” A. White-Gluz Mr. Amott 4:01
5. “No More Regrets” A. White-Gluz Mr. Amott, N. Cordle 4:06
6. “You will know my name” Mr. Amott Mr. Amott, N. Cordle 4:37
7. “Graveyard of Dreams” (Interlude) Instrumental D. Erlandsson, Mr. Amott 1:10
8. “Stolen Life” Mr. Amott Mr. Amott 3:00
9. “Time Is Black” A. White-Gluz Mr. Amott, D. Erlandsson 5:24
10. “On and On” A. White-Gluz Mr. Amott, N. Cordle 4:04
11. “Avalanche” A. White-Gluz Mr. Amott, N. Cordle, D. Erlandsson 4:39
12. “Down to Nothing” Mr. Amott Mr. Amott, N. Cordle 3:48
13. “Not Long For This World” (Occlude) Instrumental Mr. Amott 3:29
Total length: 47:30
[ show ]Digipak / Mediabook / 3xCD Artbook Deluxe
[ show ]Japanese Edition
[ show ]3xCD Deluxe Artbook (“Seeds of War” Bonus Disc)
[ show ]3xCD Deluxe Artbook (Instrumental Play-Through Disc Bonus & Guitar Tabs)

Staff

Arch Enemy

  • Alissa White-Gluz – vocals
  • Michael Amott – lead and rhythm guitar
  • Nick Cordle – lead and rhythm guitar, keyboards
  • Sharlee D’Angelo – bass guitar
  • Daniel Erlandsson – drums , keyboards

Additional musicians

  • Per Wiberg – mellotron
  • Henrik Janson – orchestration , string arrangements
  • Ulf Janson – keyboards, orchestration, string arrangements
  • Stockholm Session Strings – thongs

Production and design

  • Michael Amott – Producer
  • Daniel Erlandsson – engineering (guitars & bass)
  • Nick Cordle – engineering (guitars & bass)
  • Staffan Karlsson – engineering (vocals)
  • Johan Örnborg – engineering (drums)
  • Linn Fijal – engineering (strings & keyboards)
  • Jens Bogren – mixing , mastering
  • Costin Chioreanu – artwork, layout
  • Patric Ullaeus – photography
  • Jens Prüter – A & R

Charts

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Austrian Albums ( Ö3 Austria ) [16] 13
Belgian Albums ( Ultratop Flanders) [17] 39
Belgian Albums ( Ultratop Wallonia) [18] 43
Danish Albums ( Hitlisten ) [19] 38
Dutch Albums ( MegaCharts ) [20] 36
Finnish Albums ( Suomen virallinen lista ) [21] 5
French Albums ( SNEP ) [22] 56
German Albums ( Offizielle Top 100 ) [23] 9
Italian Albums ( FIMI ) [24] 89
Swedish Albums ( Sverigetopplistan ) [25] 40
Swiss Albums ( Schweizer Hitparade ) [26] 16
US Billboard 200 [27] 44
US Top Album Sales ( Billboard ) [28] 44
US Top Hard Rock Albums ( Billboard ) [29] 5
US Top Rock Albums ( Billboard ) [30] 17
US Independent Albums ( Billboard ) [31] 11

Release history

Region Dated Label Format
japan June 4, 2014 Trooper Entertainment CD
Europe June 9, 2014 Century Media Records CD
US June 10, 2014 Century Media Records CD
australia June 13, 2014 Century Media Records CD

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