ARCH ENEMY Has A Handful Of New Songs Written With Jeff Loomis
Arch Enemy performed at Wacken Open Air on August 6, and the day prior to the performance held a press conference regarding the band's doings for the upcoming year. Among said doings are a live album/DVD/Blu-Ray of a currently unspecified performance, but more importantly is that the band is working on new material!
The new material will be the band's first with guitarist Jeff Loomis (Conquering Dystopia, ex-Nevermore, etc.) and the second with vocalist Alissa White-Gluz (ex-The Agonist). Here's what guitarist Michael Amott had to say about the band's future.
"We're gonna release a live release — you know, a live album, a live DVD, live Blu-ray, whatever… all that whole thing. That's gonna be a very elaborate package, with a lot of bonus material and kind of telling the story from our two-year-old War Eternal story. So that's a very exciting project, of course. And then we're also working on new songs. A new album is sort of there, somehow. We have about seven or eight new songs. We've just taken six months off the road, so we used some of that to write new material. I've been writing a lot, as I always have, and, of course, Alissa is still writing lyrics. And I've been writing with Jeff Loomis as well, our latest addition to the band."
Frankly, I thought War Eternal was one of the band's best albums to date, and I'm really hoping the new stuff is on par with that, with some extra Loomis riffs. I guess we'll maybe see that record in 2017?