Arch Enemy is a Swedish melodic death metal band which includes guitarist Michael Amott, vocalist Alissa White-Gluz, drummer Daniel Erlandsson, bassist Sharlee D’Angelo, and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Loomis. Some of the albums released by the group are Anthems of Rebellion, Wages of Sin, Manifesto of Arch Enemy, The Root of All Evil, Black Earth, and Rise of the Tyrant.
- Michael Amott – Guitars, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
- Alissa White-Gluz – Lead Vocals
- Daniel Erlandsson – Drums, Keyboards
- Sharlee D’Angelo – Bass
- Jeff Loomis – Guitars, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
- Nick Cordle
- Angela Gossow
- Christopher Amott
- Fredrik Åkesson
- Martin Bengtsson
- Peter Wildoer
- Johan Liiva
Halmstad, Halland County, Sweden
Melodic Death Metal
Century Media Records, Wrong Again
- Arch Enemy released its first studio album, Black Earth, on December 12, 1996, and it was well-received by the audience as well as the critics, one of whom cited, “Black Earth is a solid outing of melodic death metal with each member in fine form”.
- On September 8, 2017, the group released its 10th studio album, Will to Power, which was ranked at number #40 in the “100 Best Albums of 2017” list issued by Metal Hammer magazine. Also, the album was ranked at number #2 in the Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista) chart, at number #3 in the German Albums (Offizielle Top 100) chart as well as the US Top Hard Rock Albums (Billboard) chart, and at number #15 in the US Top Rock Albums (Billboard) chart.
Arch Enemy Facts
- Originally, it was a supergroup comprised of members who were in bands like Carcass, Armageddon, Carnage, Mercyful Fate, Spiritual Beggars, The Agonist, Nevermore, and Eucharist.
- Some of Arch Enemy‘s influences include Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Manowar, Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Testament, Pantera, Death, Obituary, Carcass, Mercyful Fate, and King Diamond.
- Arch Enemy has also accrued an impressive fan base on social media and enjoys more than 2 million followers on Facebook, more than 800k followers on Instagram, more than 500k followers on Twitter, and more than 150k subscribers on YouTube.
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