ARCH ENEMY - First-Ever DVD Nearing Completion

February 20, 2006, 13 years ago

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ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott has posted the following message at the band's official website:

"Hello dear Arch Enemies! About time for an update here at - don’t you think!?

Ok, so what's happened 'round here? Well, we've actually been keeping busy and focused during our time home since the holidays. A lot of effort has gone into working on the first ever Arch Enemy DVD, Live Apocalypse, which is now very near completion. The DVD is shaping up to be an ultra cool 2-disc affair and I honestly couldn't be happier with it. The main show is from the Forum in London, U.K (December '04) and we also have footage from Manchester, U.K in December '05 (there'll be three songs included from that). It goes without saying that there's tons of extras/special features - as there should be!

The artwork was done by Niklas Sundin (DARK TRANQUILLITY - guitar) of Cabin Fever Media. We'll be posting the cover ASAP.

Paul Smith - who's been editing all the concert footage has done a superb job. It looks stunning. I spent a couple of days in London recently at his studio and that was a blast... had a lot of fun annoying him!

Andy Sneap's audio mix (5.1 and stereo) is HEAVY... it almost blew my speakers out. Andy really captured the live feel and power of the show; it's like you are right there in the audience! Brilliant.

Rickard Bengtsson did a killer job on the stereo mixes from Manchester all sounds mint! This DVD crushes some of my fave Metal DVD’s in my collection - and I have a sick collection.

Once again, I am happy that we work with the best - they make us look and sound great!

There will soon be more detailed information (including release dates!) on the Live Apocalypse DVD here. Also some cool trailers... so stay tuned.

However, there's a lot of life left in our current album Doomsday Machine - the sales are healthy and so is the band! We ended last year very tired but happy. Now the batteries are recharged; we are raring to get out there again. We will be touring a lot more this year.

We are shooting a new video in about a week with Gothenburg director Roger Johansson (THE HAUNTED, DARK TRANQUILLITY, HAMMERFALL, etc). It's for the song 'My Apocalypse'. That should be another fun day. We'll let you know how that all goes.

Oh yeah - I was voted number 1 guitar player by the readers of the Greek Metal Hammer. Thank you so much for that! Arch Enemy really needs to play Greece on the Doomsday tour!

Also, myself and Fredrik Akesson (my new partner in 6 string torture) are the poster boys in the current issue of the Japanese Burrn! magazine. Something for the girls, ha-ha-ha. Seriously though, lots more things happening here - as you'll soon find out. We are super close to confirming a bunch of exciting developments. More touring and festivals announced in a few days!"


Michael Amott

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