News

ARCH ENEMY launches video for new single, “Handshake With Hell”; new album, ‘Deceivers’, now available for pre-order

(“Handshake With Hell” single cover artwork by: Hellish Maggot)

On July 29th, extreme metal masters Arch Enemy will release their 11th studio album, Deceivers, via Century Media Records. For a preview of the record, the new single, “Handshake With Hell”, can be streamed worldwide now HERE.

Directed by Patric Ullaeus, the video premiere for “Handshake With Hell” is set for 9AM PT//12PM ET//6PM CET today at: https://youtu.be/dsuhfOD7emE

Michael Amott (Guitars) comments: 
“Our new single/video ‘Handshake with Hell’ started off with some riffs and melodies that I thought might be suitable for each other, and when I showed the parts I had to Daniel (Erlandsson, drums), he also felt it had potential. We worked on a demo of it, developing it much further together, and once we had reached a point where we felt it was ready, we sent the instrumental version to Alissa over in Canada. She came back with this really cool approach to the vocals and lyrics that elevated the song even further. To me, it’s a stand-out track on the new ‘Deceivers‘ album, really showcasing what we are capable of as songwriters and performers in 2022 – it’s definitely one of the new songs I’m dying to play live on tour!”

Alissa White-Gluz adds: “When Michael and Daniel showed me the instrumental they had cooked up, I got a ton of vocal ideas to complete the song. ‘Handshake with Hell’ has a classic heavy metal feel, and it felt like the right time to unleash some classic heavy metal vocals to match. I think the result is really interesting and catchy!”

(Album artwork by: Alex Reisfar)

Fans can pre-order DeceiversHERE – where the album is available in the following formats:

–Digital Album
–Ltd. Deluxe 2LP+CD Artbook 
hand-numbered limited edition with noble hot foil stamping
LP1: multi-colored vinyl (each design is unique)
LP2: picture vinyl with two bonus tracks & zoetrope effect
CD: album + two bonus tracks
12” Artbook with 36-pages booklet incl. liner-notes and art print
–Ltd. Deluxe CD Box Set 
DVD-sized clamshell box with noble hot foil stamping
CD in eco-friendly packaging with two bonus tracks
32-page DIN A5 booklet incl. liner-notes
Tote Bag 
Metal Pin
–Ltd. Black & colored 180g LP 
incl. 8-page booklet + Obi-Strip
 –Special Edition CD 
eco-friendly packaging incl. 16-page booklet

For another preview of Deceivers, fans can check out the previously released album tracks, Deceiver, Deceiver” and House Of Mirrors

Be the first to hear new Arch Enemy music by pre-saving the record on your favorite music platform here: https://geni.us/archenemypresave

A collection of 11 tracks that are ruthlessly catchy and mercilessly violent, Deceivers stands toe-to-toe with the highlights of the band’s storied catalogue. Roaring to life with “Handshake With Hell”, Arch Enemy make it clear they are out for blood, and every track is a hit, from the moody “Poisoned Arrow” to the titanically anthemic “One Last Time”. Sounding more energized than ever, the quintet is operating at the highest level, delivering a maelstrom of diamond-hard riffing wrapped around cinematic melodies, thunderous drumming and towering vocals. Arch Enemy has proved, yet again, that they are unstoppable.

Deceivers track-listing
1. Handshake With Hell
2. Deceiver, Deceiver 
3. In The Eye Of The Storm
4. The Watcher
5. Poisoned Arrow
6. Sunset Over The Empire
7. House Of Mirrors
8. Spreading Black Wings
9. Mourning Star
10. One Last Time
11. Exiled From Earth

This spring, Arch Enemy and Behemoth will return to the states to co-headline “The North American Siege 2022” tour with Napalm Death and Unto Others as special guests, before Arch Enemy appears at select summer festivals; the rescheduled “European Siege 2022” tour (with Arch Enemy, Behemoth, Carcass, Unto Others) will kick off in the fall. “Despite the obvious uncertainties everyone is currently facing in the world, we have got quite a few concerts booked for this year!” says Amott. “We’re delighted to be returning to the live stage in North America this spring and hitting select European festivals in the summer, as well as a huge European tour at the end of 2022. It’s time, let’s do this!”

See below for all dates; tickets can be purchased at https://www.archenemy.net/

“The North American Siege 2022” tour dates
w/ Arch Enemy & Behemoth
+ special guests Napalm Death, Unto Others

Apr. 16, 2022 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre 
Apr. 18, 2022 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre 
Apr. 19, 2022 – Dallas, TX @ Amplified Live 
Apr. 21, 2022 – St Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live 
Apr. 22, 2022 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern 
Apr. 23, 2022 – Charlotte. NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte 
Apr. 25, 2022 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel 
Apr. 26, 2022 – Montreal, QC @ Mtelus 
Apr. 28, 2022 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5 
Apr. 29, 2022 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia 
Apr. 30, 2022 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium 
May 2, 2022 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theatre 
May 4, 2022 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre 
May 7, 2022 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot 
May 9, 2022 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo 
May 10, 2022 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre 
May 11, 2022 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater 
May 13, 2022 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre 
May 15, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Hollywood Palladium

Arch Enemy 2022 festival dates 
Aug. 6, 2022 – Wacken, DE @ Wacken Open Air
Aug. 17-20, 2022 – Dinkelsbuehl, DE @ Summer Breeze Festival
Aug. 18-20, 2022 – Sulingen, DE @ Reload Festival

“The European Siege 2022” tour dates
w/ Arch Enemy & Behemoth
+ special guests Carcass, Unto Others

Sept. 27, 2022 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theatre
Sept. 29, 2022 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy Glasgow
Sept. 30, 2022 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo
Oct. 1, 2022 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy Birmingham
Oct. 2, 2022 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
Oct. 4, 2022 – Paris, FR @ Le Zénith
Oct. 5, 2022 – Toulouse, FR @ Le Bikini
Oct. 7, 2022 – Lisbon, PT @ Coliseu de Lisboa
Oct. 8, 2022 – Madrid, ES @ Palacio Vistalegre
Oct. 9, 2022 – Barcelona, ES @ Palau Sant Jordi
Oct. 11, 2022 – Lyon, FR @ Le Radiant
Oct. 12, 2022 – Milano, IT @ Alcatraz
Oct. 14, 2022 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
Oct. 15, 2022 – Prague, CZ @ Tipsport Arena
Oct. 16, 2022 – Budapest, HU @ Barba Negra
Oct. 18, 2022 – Vienna, AT @ Gasometer
Oct. 19, 2022 – Katowice, PL @ Spodek
Oct. 21, 2022 – Ludwigsburg, DE @ MHP Arena
Oct. 22, 2022 – Den Bosch, NL @ Mainstage Brabanthallen
Oct. 23, 2022 – Brussels, BE @ Forest National
Oct. 25, 2022 – Zurich, CH @ Samsung Hall
Oct. 26, 2022 – Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle
Oct. 28, 2022 – Munich, DE @ Zenith
Oct. 29, 2022 – Düsseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle
Oct. 30, 2022 – Hamburg, DE @ edel-optics.de Arena
Oct. 31, 2022 – Gothenburg, SE @ Partille Arena
Nov. 2, 2022 – Helsinki, FI @ Ice Hall
Nov. 4, 2022 – Stockholm, SE @ Annexet
Nov. 5, 2022 – Copenhagen, DK @ Forum
Nov. 6, 2022 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene

(Photo credit: Katja Kuhl)

Arch Enemy line-up: 
Alissa White-Gluz – Vocals 
Michael Amott – Guitars 
Jeff Loomis – Guitars 
Sharlee D’Angelo – Bass 
Daniel Erlandsson – Drums

Arch Enemy online:
www.archenemy.net
www.facebook.com/archenemyofficial
www.instagram.com/archenemyofficia
twitter.com/archenemymetal

Related posts

ARCH ENEMY – Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast teams up with extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY for the latest in-game event: Atomic Sunset

KMN

ARCH ENEMY launches ‘Sunset Over The Empire’ 7″ pre-order; kicks off North American tour with Behemoth, Napalm Death, Unto Others

KMN

ARCH ENEMY announces new album, ‘Deceivers’; unveils cover artwork and track-listing; reveals new single – “Handshake With Hell” – coming next week!

KMN

Leave a Comment

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. More...

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close