Time passes, the world changes, but some things remain constant and unassailable. Heavy metal has endured for more than four decades because its spirit is eternal, and few bands embody the intensity, integrity and lofty artistic ambitions of the genre with more dazzling aplomb than Arch Enemy. Formed in Sweden in the mid-90s by former Carcass/Carnage guitarist Michael Amott, this most explosive and proficient of modern metal bands have spent the last 20 years propagating an unerring creed of technical excellence, songwriting genius and thunderous, irresistible live performance, accruing a huge global fan base along the way.
And now, in 2017, Arch Enemy are ready to rise again and climb ever further up the ladder toward pure metal supremacy. “The band's core musical philosophy hasn't changed much since I started the band,” says Amott. “It's still about creating intense heavy metal with extreme vocals and a lot of melody in the guitars. We've always loved writing and meticulously crafting the best songs possible, that's main motivation for us.”
Rock Fossils - True Love never dies!
Arch Enemy are unquestionably among the giants of the metal scene but did you know that they were recently immortalized with a fossil named in their honour? The new Arch Enemy fossil was discovered by scientists from the Luxembourg Natural History Museum, not far from Esch-sur-Alzette where the band will let the stages burn on July 10. Could there be a better setting to officially unveil the new Arch Enemy fossil? Without anticipating too much, this show will not be like the others! Presented in collaboration with the Luxembourg Natural History Museum that currently hosts the exhibition ‘Rock Fossils’ – celebrating the unlikely love between rock music and palaeontology. ‘Rock Fossils’ is on display at Abbey Neumünster, salles voutées, open daily from 11:00h to 18:00h, free entrance. Visit www.mnhn.lu for more information.