Arch Enemy The Root Of All Evil
Originally recorded with ever changing band members (i.e. former vocalist Johan Liiva, drummer Peter Wildoer, bass player Martin Bengtsson), "The Root Of All Evil" presents classic tracks as "Beast Of Man", "The Immortal", "Transmigration Macabre" or "Bridge Of Destiny" with the insane vocals of Angela Gossow, several completely new bass lines by Sharlee D'Angelo, the ever-present guitar wizardry of the Amott brothers as well as Daniel Erlandsson's merciless punch. The entire project was approached with the idea of having the possibility to re-add these songs to the bands live set and follow up the release with some special touring activity.
The album was recorded at a few different locations in Sweden and produced by Arch Enemy with Daniel Erlandsson and Rickard Bengtsson handling the engineering. Finally, this special release was mixed and mastered by Andy Sneap. In the light of ARCH ENEMY finding their defining line-up and a bigger worldwide recognition with 2002's "Wages Of Sin" album, it has been a logical decision to update the earlier compositions and present them in the splendour of a 2009 shape.
The band chose to have the "The Root Of All Evil" artwork/layout created by Brazilian artist Gustavo Sazes. View it here.
More details on "The Root Of All Evil" will be announced in the coming weeks!
See ARCH ENEMY live on the following dates:
ARCH ENEMY – "Summer Tyranny 2009":
14-August-2009 @ Bloodstock Open Air (England)
20-August-2009 Mexico City @ Circo Volador (Mexico)
22-August-2009 Monterrey @ UMA (Mexico)
23-August-2009 Mexico City @ Circo Volador *NEW 'SPECIAL SET' SHOW* (Mexico)
09-October-2009 DK Gorbunova @ Moscow (Russia)
10-October-2009 Mass Deathtruction Festival @ Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium)
ARCH ENEMY – ASIAN TOUR OCTOBER 2009:
17-October-2009 @ Loud Park 09, Tokyo (Japan)
18-October-2009 @ Liberty Square - Taipei (Taiwan)
20-October-2009 @ World Trade Center - Manila (Philippines)
21-October-2009 @ Hitec Auditorium - Kowloon (Hong Kong)
23-October-2009 @ The Star Live House - Beijing (China)
25-October-2009 @ Venue TBA - Seoul (Republic Of Korea)
28-October-2009 @ Senayan Tennis Indoor Stadium - Jakarta (Indonesia)
ARCH ENEMY – AUSTRALIAN TOUR NOVEMBER 2009:
01-November-2009 @ Capitol, Perth*
03-November-2009 @ Fowlers Live, Adelaide*
05-November-2009 @ The Forum, Melbourne**
06-November-2009 @ The Roundhouse, Sydney**
07-November-2009 @ The Hifi, Brisbane**
10-November-2009 @ Transmission Room, Auckland (New Zealand)***
* with Suffocation / ** with Suffocation & Winds Of Plague / *** with Subtract, Tainted
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