Listen to ARCH ENEMY New Single ‘Sunset Over The Empire’

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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”. The official music video for “Sunset Over The Empire”, directed by Grupa13, will premiere today (Friday, May 20) at 9:00 a.m. PDT / 12:00 noon EDT.

ARCH ENEMY‘s founder and chief songwriter Michael Amott comments: “Behold the ‘Sunset Over The Empire’, the fourth single from our upcoming ‘Deceivers’ album! This is a faster song with some manic riffs and a relentless beat that I can envision becoming a ‘hit in the pit’! Lyrically, it’s sadly one of those that seems to ring more true with each and every passing day nowadays… ‘Words turned to war, brother fighting brother, another false truce, as the people die…’. The accompanying video was shot in Poland with the Grupa13 team and doesn’t follow the lyrics slavishly but has a great message and vibe in its own right. Oh, and I’m stoked that we’re releasing ‘Sunset Over The Empire’ as a limited-edition physical single on 7″ vinyl!”

“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

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