Arch Enemy

Arch Enemy
Played at Graspop Metal Meeting 2002 / 2003 / 2005 / 2006 / 2008 / 2011 / 2015 / 2018
Genre

Death Metal

Country

Suède

Biography

Arch Enemy emerged in 1996 as a death metal supergroup. Early on they adopted a more melodic approach without abandoning their aggressive DNA. Their popularity soared as of 2000 when female death metal vocalist Angela Gossow joined the band. She first featured on ‘Wages of Sin’ (2001) and from then on Arch Enemy went from strength to strength, culminating in ‘Ryse of the Tyrant’ (2007), their highest charting album to date. In 2014 Gossow passed the mic on to former The Agonist vocalist Alissa White-Gluz, opting for a life away from the spotlights as the band’s manager. ‘War Eternal’ (2014) laid to rest any concerns the fans might have had and ‘Will to Power’ (2017) is a genuine step up for Arch Enemy. As White-Gluz continues to explore her vocal range, the seasoned Erlandsson-D’Angelo tandem lays down the rock solid backbone for the new album. The larger-than-life sound is owed in large part to the dual axe attack mounted by Chris Amott and Jeff Loomis. Their blend of unadulterated brutality and spine-chilling catchiness takes AE to a new high. (#GMM18)