ARCH ENEMY Unveil Will To Power Album Artwork; More Details Revealed
June 21, 2017, 4 years ago
Arch Enemy are ready to bring their fierce brand of metal to audiences worldwide as they announce details on their upcoming album, Will To Power, out September 8th via Century Media Records. The band are excited to reveal the album's captivating cover artwork, as shown below, designed by Alex Reisfar.
Guitarist Michael Amott commented on the artwork: "It was a pleasure working with Alex Reisfar on the Will To Power cover artwork, he immediately grasped the concept and atmosphere we were looking for with this album. We talked about the double edged sword that is human ambition, how it can be outstandingly creative and beautiful but can also be turned into something dark and powerful. Alex proceeded to masterfully paint a strong image that evokes a lot of feelings. The human skull as a central focal point, the flesh sort of falling off into the circular pattern. The snake ouroboros weaving in and out of the mouths and throats of the severed heads of a wolf, a goat and a vampire bat... All representing self determination and a predatory, almost parasitic will to power.”
Co-produced by Amott and drummer Daniel Erlandsson, the album was sent to long time collaborator and friend Jens Bogren (Opeth, At The Gates, Dimmu Borgir) for mixing and mastering and marks legendary guitarist Jeff Loomis' (Nevermore) first recording with the band.
Following in the steps of their most acclaimed album to date, War Eternal, which saw the band reach their highest charts in the US and Germany to date, Will To Power will continue to smash records worldwide.
While full details and pre-order information on Will To Power will be made available in the coming weeks, fans can currently take part in a special campaign which will allow them to sign up and have their name featured in the Will To Power Deluxe Box Set Edition. For further details and to have your name included, please visit this location.
Having performed over 200 shows in more than 40 countries in support of their previous effort, Arch Enemy will continue fervently bringing their show to ever-growing audiences worldwide across the European festival market this summer. They are also excited to announce the first leg of their international Will To Power Tour 2017 which will commence from September 15th through October 11th across Eastern Europe and will feature special guests, Jinjer. A full list of their upcoming appearances can be found below. There will be a US tour coming this fall as well. Stay tuned for further tour dates.
Arch Enemy live:
6 - Rock Harz Festival - Ballenstedt, Germany
8 - Resurrection Fest - Viveiro, Spain
12 - Rockmaraton Festival - Dunaújváros, Hungary
14 - Gefle Metal Festival - Gävle, Sweden
4 - Rock Pod Kamenom Festival - Snina, Slovakia
5 - Ostrava v Plamenech - Ostrava, Czech Republic
10 - Leyendas Del Rock - Villena, Spain
11 - Vagos Metal Fest - Vagos, Portugal
12 - Into The Grave - Leeuwarden, Netherlands
13 - Bloodstock Open Air - Derby, UK
Will To Power Tour with special guest Jinjer:
15 - Innsbruck, Austria - Music Hall
16 - Linz, Austria - Posthof
17 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Cvetlicarna
18 - Belgrade, Serbia - Dom Omladine
20 - Bucharest, Romnaia - Quantic Club Open Air Stage
21 - Sofia, Bulgaria - Universiada Hall
22 - Athens, Greece - Piraeus 117 Academy
23 - Thessaloniki, Greece - Principal Club Theater
25 - Bratislava, Slovakia - Majestic Music Club
26 - Warsaw, Poland - Progresja
27 - Vilnius, Lithuania - Loftas
29 - Riga, Latvia - Melna Piektdiena
30 - Tallinn, Estonia - Rock Café
1 - Helsinki, Finland - The Circus
3 - Minsk, Belarus - Re:Public*
4 - St. Petersburg, Russia - Aurora*
6 - Novosibrisk, Russia - Otdyh*
8 - Yekaterinburg, Russia - Tele Club*
10 - Moscow, Russia - Yotapace*
11 - Samara, Russia - Zvezda*
Tickets for all shows available at ArchEnemy.net.