ARCH ENEMY Launches ‘Sunset Over The Empire’ 7″ Pre-order; Kicks off North American Tour with BEHEMOTH, NAPALM DEATH, UNTO OTHERS

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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.

For fans who can’t wait for the record’s release, the band is now offering a new seven-inch single, “Sunset Over The Empire”, due out May 20, with the title track also appearing on “Deceivers”.

ARCH ENEMY‘s founder and chief songwriter Michael Amott comments: “I am thrilled that we are releasing our next single ‘Sunset Over The Empire’ not only digitally everywhere as usual, but also as a physical seven-inch vinyl record. I’m a big fan of the vinyl format myself and I think this killer-looking seven-inch will be a nice collector’s item as it’s a limited run. The B-side is an instrumental we’ve never released before on a record, and the A-side is one of my fave tracks off our new upcoming album ‘Deceivers’!”

“Sunset Over The Empire” seven-inch single is available in the following versions:

* white vinyl (limited to 1000 copies; available via CM Distro Europe)
* transparent orange vinyl (limited to 500 copies; band exclusive)

“Sunset Over The Empire” track listing

 1. Sunset Over The Empire
 2. The Judging Eyes

“Sunset Over The Empire” will be released as a digital single, with an accompanying music video, in the coming weeks.

Amott previously stated about “Deceivers”: “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” will be available in the following formats:

  • Digital Album
    • Ltd. Deluxe 2LP+CD Artbook
    • hand-numbered limited edition with noble hot foil stamping
    • LP1: multi-colored vinyl (each design is unique)
    • LP2: picture vinyl with two bonus tracks & zoetrope effect
    • CD: album + two bonus tracks
    • 12” Artbook with 36-pages booklet incl. liner-notes and art print
  • Ltd. Deluxe CD Box Set
    • DVD-sized clamshell box with noble hot foil stamping
    • CD in eco-friendly packaging with two bonus tracks
    • 32-page DIN A5 booklet incl. liner-notes
    • Tote Bag
    • Metal Pin
  • Ltd. Black & colored 180g LP incl. 8-page booklet + Obi-Strip
  • Special Edition CD (eco-friendly packaging incl. 16-page booklet)

“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

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