Jose Mangin, SiriusXM on-air host (Liquid Metal, Ozzy’s Boneyard, Octane), conducted an interview with ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott at this year’s NAMM in Anaheim, California. You can watch entire interview below.
Asked about ARCH ENEMY‘s plans for the coming months, Amott said (as transcribed by Blabbermouth.net): “We’re kind of slowing down a bit. We just did put out a new album in 2014 called ‘War Eternal’, and it did very, very well for us all over the world, and we just completed a three-hundred -date world tour. So three hundred shows is a lot, and we’re kind of feeling… We’re slowing down a little bit now. We’re kind of gonna take a bit of a break and, yeah, just write some new music… I always write music. There’s bits and pieces floating around on various laptops and phones and just up here [points to his head]. So, yeah, we’re gonna try to put that all together. But, you know, I’d rather make an album when we have something to say as a band. I just don’t wanna be on a schedule and like, ‘It’s gotta be out by that time next year,’ and work towards… I’d rather have good music and then start thinking about making a new album.”
ARCH ENEMY‘s latest album, War Eternal was released on June 9, 2014 by Century Media. It is the first ARCH ENEMY album in 13 years to feature a new line-up, with Alissa White-Gluz on vocals after former long-time vocalist Angela Gossow stepped down from vocal duties to be the band’s business manager, along with ex-ARSIS guitarist Nick Cordle replacing Christopher Amott in 2012. Cordle left the band just before their European tour and was replaced by former NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis.