ARCH ENEMY Announces New Album “Deceivers”; with Album’s First Single ‘Handshake With Hell’ Arriving Next Week

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On July 29, Swedish/Canadian/American melodic death metallers 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 catalog. Fans can expect the new single “Handshake With Hell” to drop next week (Friday, February 4) along with the album pre-order start.

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

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott 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.

“The North American Siege 2022” tour dates featuring ARCH ENEMY and BEHEMOTH plus special guests NAPALM DEATH, UNTO OTHERS:

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 02 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theatre
May 04 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
May 07 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
May 09 – 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

Last month, ARCH ENEMY released another new song, “House Of Mirrors”. Mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen, an accompanying music video for the track was directed by Grupa13. “House Of Mirrors” marked the second new ARCH ENEMY track to be made available in four years, following the October 2021 arrival of “Deceiver, Deceiver”.

In the fall of 2018, Amott revealed that he had commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to the “Will To Power” album. Released in 2017, that disc marked the second ARCH ENEMY LP since the departure of longtime singer Angela Gossow and addition of ex-THE AGONIST frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz. It was also the first ARCH ENEMY disc to feature former NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis, who joined the band in late 2014.

BEHEMOTH released its latest full-length, “I Loved You At Your Darkest”, in 2018 to vast critical acclaim. “I Loved You At Your Darkest” marked a milestone in the history of the band, being not only their most successful album, but also an audiovisual masterpiece: from its detailed, blasphemous artwork to the highly vicious yet deeply emotional tracks.

BEHEMOTH‘s latest EP, “A Forest”, came out in May 2020 via Metal Blade. The EP’s title track was a cover of THE CURE classic, and it featured a guest appearance by SHINING front-man Niklas Kvarforth. The “A Forest” EP also included a live version of the title track as well as two songs from the “I Loved You At Your Darkest” sessions.

BEHEMOTH supported SLIPKNOT on an arena tour of Europe in January and February 2020.

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