Arch Enemy Enter Studio To Record New Album

Swedish melodic death metal titan, Arch Enemy, have begun recording a new studio album.

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Swedish melodic death metal titan, Arch Enemy, have begun recording a new studio album, the long awaited successor to 2007's acclaimedRise Of The Tyrant. After releasingthe Tyrants Of The Rising Sun Live In Japan live DVD/CD (2008) and the re-recordings album,The Root Of All Evil (2009), the band's ninth studio album will mark a return to new, original material.

The yet-to-be-named album will be self-produced by Arch Enemy, and engineered/mixed by Rickard Bengtsson (whom produced 2005'sDoomsday Machine). The band has recently entered Sweetspot Studio in the south of Sweden for the album's recording process, and drummer Daniel Erlandsson, who just finished off tracking his parts, checked in with the following report:

"After an intense but inspiring stay in the studio, I've just completed recording the drum tracks for the upcoming Arch Enemy album! We're working once again with Rickard Bengtsson, who produced Doomsday Machine', and he quickly dialed in an absolutely pristine drumtone! I've also had the expertise of local drum guru Beppe Wackelin at hand, helping out with tuning and kindly letting me use some of his vintage drums. This time around I've used a Pearl Reference drum kit, while incorporating various snare drums on songs that demanded a slightly different feel.

"We had a very inspiring and creative time writing this album, I think this is definitely evident when listening to the new songs. There's tons of variation in the material, ranging all the way from very melodic to extremely heavy. As you can expect there's no shortage of killer riffs and intricate guitar work, the Amott Bros have come up with some very cool yet demanding ideas! This album has some of the fastest songs I've ever recorded, along with a bunch of heavy pounding mid tempo songs. As always, it's difficult to describe music in words - but rest assured - this album will be one heavy f--ker!"

A video of Daniel recording can be seen at this location.

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    Broken Bond wrote: fuuuck probably best album of next year
    I'm excited too, but next year is shaping up to be pretty killer... Megadeth, Protest the Hero, Children of Bodom, Machine Head, and Between the Buried and Me (EP) just off the top of my head... gonna blow this one away for sure
    Sweet. Gotta love Arch Enemy, kicking the shit out of the world XD Can't wait for next year