Arch Enemy have teamed up with Terrorizer for an exclusive premiere of the lyric video for their brand new song ‘As The Pages Burn’, and you can see it right here…
The song is taken from their forthcoming album ‘War Eternal’, which is their 9th to date, after 2011′s ‘Khaos Legions’. The record was mixed with esteemed producer Jens Bogren (Opeth, Paradise Lost, Kreator) at Fascination Street in Sweden, and is also the first release to feature new vocalist Alissa White-Gluz following the recent departure of Angela Gossow.
Chief song-writer, guitarist and band leader Michael Amott comments:
“‘As The Pages Burn’ almost goes back to the style of writing that I had in the late 90’s. It’s very old school Arch Enemy with an almost Slayer vibe in the intro/verse and a huge melodic chorus. A bit like ‘The Immortal’ and other AE classics of that time. The middle section is very classical music inspired – a twin guitar part that is a lot fun to play. Alissa wrote the lyrics for the song. This song is an example of what I love about collaborating in the songwriting, I’m giving her the instrumental and she comes from a different background and the two different approaches merge together to a very interesting result that blew my mind. It’s one of my favorite tracks on the album.”
“‘As The Pages Burn’ is also one of my favorite songs. I think it’s going to be a very fun song to perform live. I really like fast paced, energetic songs. A lot of the lyrics on the album are coming straight from my brain during sleepless nights. I often wake up in the middle of the night from horrible nightmares and just start writing songs. For whatever reason I like the lyrics that I get that way, they feel real and uncensored. This song is one that I wrote at 4am in the dark, half asleep. I’m the morning I woke up and thought, this is cool, I’m going to use this and I know just the music to put it to. The musical dynamics in the song are very satisfying to sing to as well. I hope you like it!”