Arch Enemy's Alissa Excited by New Challenge

Few nerves for singer chosen to replace Angela Gossow.

Arch Enemy's Alissa Excited by New Challenge
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Arch Enemy singer Alissa White-Gluz says agreeing to replace Angela Gossow was the easiest decision she's ever made, Classic Rock reports.

When Gossow left the band last month, she approached the Agonist frontwoman White-Gluz to offer her the job.

In an interview with Maximum Rock, White-Gluz says she accepted the offer and planned to work with both bands, only to be sacked by her former bandmates.

"I didn't have any doubts about joining Arch Enemy," she says. "With Angela believing in me, I knew I could do it. It's obviously not an easy task and I am pushing myself as hard as I can, but I know that now is the right time for this change to happen and that I am up for the challenge.

"The guys in my former band obviously didn't like this idea very much because they kicked me out when I told them about my new engagements. I had planned to be in both bands and I am very capable of doing double duty, but I wasn't given the option, so now I will focus exclusively on Arch Enemy."

While she brings her own style to the role, White-Gluz says she will remain faithful to Gossow's delivery on Arch Enemy classics.

She says: "I think I will bring a different lyrical style and slightly different vocals. I draw my inspiration from different sources than Angela, but I think my style sounds quite good with Arch Enemy's music as well. I would like to stay very true to her delivery when it comes to the old songs though, since they sound fantastic that way and I don't see any reason to change them."

She plans to overcome any nerves by remaining focused on the job at hand, which includes recording and touring the upcoming album "War Eternal."

White-Gluz adds: "I'm not really as nervous as I am excited. I'm going to do my absolute best, like I always have. The back catalog of songs is quite demanding so I will definitely be very focused."

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    RCA1186
    This just pisses me off at the Agonist, Alissa really made that band. I really hope they can stay successful with Vicky...we will see
    Rastapunk
    Vicky is fine too, she's doing great at least from what I can hear in Disconnect Me! As far as Arch Enemy goes, I might actually enjoy this one, I'm the kind of person that can accept Alissa's Growls but couldn't accept those of the previous singer...
    ggk
    agonist will be really better with vicky. As for Alissa, I think it was not good she left her band, to join a band with higher standards and become even more famous...
    Dude475
    I'm pretty sure she already stated a majority of this in an earlier interview.