Arch Enemy

Quick Facts

  • Formed in: 1995
  • Origin: Halmstad, Sweden
  • Years active: 1995-present
  • Genre: melodic death metal, extreme metal
  • Lyrical themes: humanity, society, anti-religion, rebellion
  • Current record label: Century Media

Arch Enemy is a Swedish melodic death metal band, originally a supergroup, from Halmstad, formed in 1995. Its members were in bands such as CarcassArmageddonCarnageMercyful FateSpiritual BeggarsNevermore, The Agonist and Eucharist. It was founded by Carcass guitarist Michael Amott along with Johan Liiva, who were both originally from the influential death metal band Carnage. The band has released ten studio albums, three live albums, three video albums and four EPs. The band was originally fronted by Johan Liiva, who was replaced by German Angela Gossow as lead vocalist in 2000. Gossow left the band in March 2014 and was replaced by Canadian Alissa White-Gluz, while remaining as the group’s manager.

Current members

  • Alissa White-Gluz – vocals (2014-present)
  • Michael Amott – guitars (1995-present), bass (1996), keyboards (2007)
  • Jeff Loomis – guitars (2014-present)
  • Sharlee D’Angelo – bass (1998-present)
  • Daniel Erlandsson – drums (1996, 1998-present)

Former members

  • Johan Liiva – vocals (1995-2000)
  • Angela Gossow – vocals (2000-2014)
  • Christopher Amott – guitars (1995-2005, 2007-2012)
  • Nick Cordle – guitars (2012-2014)
  • Fredrik Åkesson – guiars (2005-2007)
  • Martin Bengtsson – bass (1997-1998)
  • Peter Wildoer – drums (1996-1998)

Discography

Studio albums

  • Black Earth (1996)
  • Stigmata (1998)
  • Burning Bridges (1999)
  • Wages of Sin (2001)
  • Anthems of Rebellion (2003)
  • Doomsday Machine (2005)
  • Rise of the Tyrant (2007)
  • Khaos Legions (2011)
  • War Eternal (2014)
  • Will to Power (2017)

Live albums

  • Burning Japan Live 1999 (2000)
  • Tyrants of the Rising Sun: Live in Japan (2008)
  • Astro Khaos 2012 – Official Live Bootleg (2012)
  • As the Stages Burn! (2017)
  • Live Power (2017)

Compilation albums

  • The Root of All Evil (2009)
  • Manifesto of Arch Enemy (2009)

Extended plays

  • Burning Angel (2002)
  • Dead Eyes See No Future (2004)
  • Revolution Begins (2007)
  • Råpunk (2018)

Source: WikipediaEncyclopaedia Metallum

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