Hard Rock & Metal

Arch Enemy Announces New Album “Deceivers”

On July 29th, extreme metal masters Arch Enemy will release their 11th studio album, Deceivers, via Century Media Records. A collection of 11 tracks that are ruthlessly catchy and mercilessly violent, Deceivers stands toe-to-toe with the highlights of the band’s storied catalog. Fans can expect the new single – “Handshake With Hell” – to drop next week (Friday, February 4th) along with the album pre-order start; be the first to hear new Arch Enemy music by pre-saving the record on your favorite music platform here: https://geni.us/archenemypresave

Before “Handshake With Hell” launches next week, fans can also check out the previously released album tracks, “Deceiver, Deceiver” and “House Of Mirrors”.

Michael Amott (Guitars) comments:

“Having just celebrated our 25th anniversary as a group and now releasing our 11th studio album, one could easily assume that we would be cruising along and going through the motions at this point. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth when it comes to Arch Enemy and our new album, ‘Deceivers’. It is without a doubt always a challenge to raise the bar each time in both the songwriting and production side of things, and it can feel a bit daunting before we get into it. But once we do get started and fully immerse ourselves in the creative process, it’s really like there is nothing else in the world and we are very focused. And believe it or not, for the most part, we have a ton of fun making this music! Creating ‘Deceivers’ was no different, once again we shut out the outside world and went deep into the artistic zone. I believe we pulled out some really interesting musical and lyrical themes this time, a few things might even raise an eyebrow or two – while retaining all the signature elements of the band. In the end, it’s Arch Enemy at full speed and power!”

Deceivers track-listing

  1. Handshake With Hell
  2. Deceiver, Deceiver
  3. In The Eye Of The Storm
  4. The Watcher
  5. Poisoned Arrow
  6. Sunset Over The Empire
  7. House Of Mirrors
  8. Spreading Black Wings
  9. Mourning Star
  10. One Last Time
  11. Exiled From Earth

This spring, Arch Enemy and Behemoth will return to the states to co-headline “The North American Siege 2022” tour with Napalm Death and Unto Others as special guests, before Arch Enemy appears at select summer festivals; the rescheduled “European Siege 2022” tour (with Arch Enemy, Behemoth, Carcass, Unto Others) will kick off in the fall. “Despite the obvious uncertainties everyone is currently facing in the world, we have got quite a few concerts booked for this year!” says Amott. “We’re delighted to be returning to the live stage in North America this spring and hitting select European festivals in the summer, as well as a huge European tour at the end of 2022. It’s time, let’s do this!”

See below for all dates; tickets can be purchased at https://www.archenemy.net/

“The North American Siege 2022” tour dates

w/ Arch Enemy & Behemoth

  • special guests Napalm Death, Unto Others

Apr. 16, 2022 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre

Apr. 18, 2022 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre

Apr. 19, 2022 – Dallas, TX @ Amplified Live

Apr. 21, 2022 – St Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live

Apr. 22, 2022 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern

Apr. 23, 2022 – Charlotte. NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte

Apr. 25, 2022 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel

Apr. 26, 2022 – Montreal, QC @ Mtelus

Apr. 28, 2022 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5

Apr. 29, 2022 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia

Apr. 30, 2022 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium

May 2, 2022 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theatre

May 4, 2022 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre

May 7, 2022 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot

May 9, 2022 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo

May 10, 2022 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre

May 11, 2022 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater

May 13, 2022 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre

May 15, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Hollywood Palladium

Arch Enemy 2022 festival dates

Aug. 6, 2022 – Wacken, DE @ Wacken Open Air

Aug. 17-20, 2022 – Dinkelsbuehl, DE @ Summer Breeze Festival

Aug. 18-20, 2022 – Sulingen, DE @ Reload Festival

“The European Siege 2022” tour dates

w/ Arch Enemy & Behemoth

  • special guests Carcass, Unto Others

Sept. 27, 2022 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theatre

Sept. 29, 2022 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy Glasgow

Sept. 30, 2022 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo

Oct. 1, 2022 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy Birmingham

Oct. 2, 2022 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton

Oct. 4, 2022 – Paris, FR @ Le Zénith

Oct. 5, 2022 – Toulouse, FR @ Le Bikini

Oct. 7, 2022 – Lisbon, PT @ Coliseu de Lisboa

Oct. 8, 2022 – Madrid, ES @ Palacio Vistalegre

Oct. 9, 2022 – Barcelona, ES @ Palau Sant Jordi

Oct. 11, 2022 – Lyon, FR @ Le Radiant

Oct. 12, 2022 – Milano, IT @ Alcatraz

Oct. 14, 2022 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle

Oct. 15, 2022 – Prague, CZ @ Tipsport Arena

Oct. 16, 2022 – Budapest, HU @ Barba Negra

Oct. 18, 2022 – Vienna, AT @ Gasometer

Oct. 19, 2022 – Katowice, PL @ Spodek

Oct. 21, 2022 – Ludwigsburg, DE @ MHP Arena

Oct. 22, 2022 – Den Bosch, NL @ Mainstage Brabanthallen

Oct. 23, 2022 – Brussels, BE @ Forest National

Oct. 25, 2022 – Zurich, CH @ Samsung Hall

Oct. 26, 2022 – Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle

Oct. 28, 2022 – Munich, DE @ Zenith

Oct. 29, 2022 – Düsseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle

Oct. 30, 2022 – Hamburg, DE @ edel-optics.de Arena

Oct. 31, 2022 – Gothenburg, SE @ Partille Arena

Nov. 2, 2022 – Helsinki, FI @ Ice Hall

Nov. 4, 2022 – Stockholm, SE @ Annexet

Nov. 5, 2022 – Copenhagen, DK @ Forum

Nov. 6, 2022 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene

About the author

Bobby Caughron

Bobby Caughron is a music journalist and Editor-In-Chief for XS ROCK. He began a life-long fan of hard rock and metal music after hearing KISS as a kid. He is still an avid fan of the 80s metal scene and continues to discover and write about new music in all rock genres today.

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