Official Foto: Arch Enemy (Quelle: http://archenemy.net/2014/index.php)Sicher zur Überraschung vieler Fans hat Angela Gossow ihren Ausstieg als Fronterin bei Arch Enemy bekannt gegeben. Sie möchte sich in Zukunft anderen Aufgaben widmen und mehr Zeit mit ihrer Familie verbringen, bleibt der Musik im Hintergrund aber treu, da sie Business-Managerin der Band bleiben und ihr Künstler-Managemet weiter ausbauen will. So ist sie zwar nicht mehr auf der Bühne, aber dennoch abseits des Rampenlichts weiter aktiv.

Als Nachfolgerin steht bereits Alissa White-Gluz (The Agonist) fest, die sich schon auf ihre neue Aufgabe freut.

Auf dem für Juni angekündigten Album wird Alissa bereits am Mikro stehen und die neue Stimme der Band sein. Am 20. März soll als kleiner Vorgeschmack der Videoclip zum Titeltrack "War Eternal" veröffentlicht werden.

Auch live sind Arch Enemy ab Mai unterwegs, dabei auch in Deutschland, vor allem auf diversen Festivals.

Bisher bestätigte Tourdaten:

23.05.2014 - TURBOHALLE - Bucharest, Romania
24.05.2014 - Metal Summer Festival - Istanbul, Turkey
25.05.2014 - Mixtape 5 - Sofia, Bulgaria
27.05.2014 - Majestic Music Club - Bratislava, Slovakia
29.05.2014 - Rock and Roll Arena - Romagnano Sesia (Novara), Italy
30.05.2014 - New Age Club - Roncade, Italy
02.06.2014 - L' Etage - Rennes, France
03.06.2014 - Le 106 - Rouen, France
04.06.2014 - La Laiterie - Strasbourg, France
05.06.2014 - Rosenhof - Osnabrück, Germany
07.06.2014 - Sweden Rock Festival - Sölvesborg, Sweden
09.06.2014 - Studio USF - Bergen, Norway
10.06.2014 - John Dee - Oslo, Norway
11.06.2014 - Copenhell - Copenhagen, Denmark
13.06.2014 - Colos-Saal - Aschaffenburg, Germany
14.06.2014 - Conrad Sohm - Dornbirn, Austria
15.06.2014 - Nova Rock - Nickelsdorf, Austria
27.06.2014 - Rock am Härtsfeldsee - Dischingen, Germany
09.07.2014 - RockMaraton, Pesc, Hungary
11.07.2014 - Rock Harz Open Air - Ballenstedt, Germany
12.07.2014 - Masters Of Rock - Vizovice, Czech Republic
13.07.2014 - Seven Festival - Wegorzewo, Poland
19.07.2014 - Dong Open Air - Neukirchen-Vluyn, Germany
02.08.2014 - Wacken Open Air - Wacken, Germany
07.08.2014 - Getaway Rock - Gävle, Sweden
08.08.2014 - Leyendas Del Rock - Alicante, Spain
09.08.2014 - Alcatraz Metal Festival - Kortrijk, Belgium
14.08.2014 - Summer Breeze - Dinkelsbühl, Germany
17.08.2014 - Alt-Fest - Kettering, UK
22.09.2014 - Re:Republic - Minsk - Belarus
23.09.2014 - Yunost' - Kiev, Ukraine
25.09.2014 - Arena Hall - Krasnodar, Russia
27.09.2014 - Glav Club - Moscow, Russia
28.09.2014 - Zal Ozhidaniya - Saint Petersburg, Russia
30.09.2014 - TBA - Novosibirsk, Russia
01.10.2014 - TBA - Omsk, Russia
03.10.2014 - Tele Club - Yekaterinburg, Russia

Der komplette Kommentar von Angela Gossow (Quelle: http://archenemy.net/2014/index.php)

“Dear ARCH ENEMY fans, this is not easy to tell you…I have decided to step down from being ARCH ENEMY’s voice of anger. After 13 years of pure fucking metal, 6 studio albums and countless tours through five continents, I feel the need to enter a different phase in my life, be with my family and pursue other interests. I will however remain business manager for ARCH ENEMY, and I will continue to develop my artist management roster.

I am staying true to my heavy metal roots, just leaving the spotlight so to speak. I am passing the torch to the super talented Alissa White-Gluz, whom I’ve known as a dear friend and a superb vocalist for many years. I always thought she deserved a chance to shine – and now she’s getting it. Just like I got that chance back in 2001.

I want to thank all ARCH ENEMY fans, our labels Century Media (worldwide) and Trooper Entertainment (Japan), our dedicated road crew, and in particular Michael, Daniel and Sharlee for their love and support throughout all these years. It’s been one hell of a ride! We conquered every situation, made it through thick & thin together in the most exciting and rewarding time of my life. Thank you all for being there with me on stage, in front of the stage, and backstage. You have touched my heart, and I hope I was able to give something back to you. I am grateful for the wonderful memories - I will cherish them forever!

I am looking forward to the next decade of ARCH ENEMY madness! Right now I am listening through rough mixes of the new studio album and I am blown away! 2014 will see a renewed ARCH ENEMY at the top of their game. I am proud to be part of this ARCH ENEMY chapter, albeit in a different way - revving up the engines behind the scenes. I hope to see you in front of the stage, I will join you there this time. Let the killing begin, once again!”

Alissas Beitrag:

"I am very honored and happy to announce a new chapter in my life and musical career beginning now; I have joined forces with one of my all-time favorite and globally respected bands, ARCH ENEMY. ‘Wages of Sin’ was the first metal album I ever bought, and it was love at first listen. It is not often that you get a phone call from your favorite band asking you to join! I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such amazingly talented musicians whom I also consider great friends. I look forward to being able to write and perform at a whole new level now with ARCH ENEMY! Music is forever, metal is limitless and this is only the beginning!"


Und was Chef-Songwriter und Bandleader Michael Amott dazu sagt:

“We are eternally grateful to Angela for all her passion, hard work and talent. Her legacy is tremendous and will always be a big part of the band’s history. We feel great pride in what has been achieved in the past, but also look forward to new battles and new victories. We welcome Alissa with open arms - and we hope you will have open ears. We might have just created our most wicked metal opus yet with our upcoming album ‘War Eternal’!”

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