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Arch Enemy Update on Forthcoming Album

Swedish melodic death metal heavyweights, Arch Enemy, have announced they are working on a follow-up album to their 2011 Khaos Legions release.

And guitarist Michael Amott reckons it is shaping up to be a completely different kind of beast that the fans have been used to in the past.

We tracked drums at Fascination Street Studio, and we’ve been recording guitars and bass in another room,” Michael Amott tells Decibel. “We’ll do the vocals in a third studio, and the mix and mastering will done by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street. It’s all going according to plan; it’s been running very smoothly. Vocals and [a] few guitar solos left to do, and the mix, of course.

“This album is actually very different from Khaos Legions. All of our albums have had their own vibe, and this one will be its own entity as well. Lyrically, it’s a much more personal record, and musically, I feel the songs have more dynamics and depth than ever before. There’s certainly very heavy and aggressive metal taking place, but there’s also another level of melody that excites me. There’s a wide spectrum of variety in the material; they’re all unique to me and I’m excited about all of them at this point. A couple of the songs feature real strings, and it’ll be interesting how our fans will take to that. I am pretty sure they’ll love it!”

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