ARCH ENEMY Drummer DANIEL ERLANDSSON On Status Of EUCHARIST Comeback Album: 'We've Been Working On Some Demos'

ARCH ENEMY Drummer DANIEL ERLANDSSON On Status Of EUCHARIST Comeback Album: 'We've Been Working On Some Demos'

Cat Unwrapped of the "Collision" radio show on Australia's Voice FM recently conducted an interview with ARCH ENEMY drummer Daniel Erlandsson. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET).

On the reaction to their 2017 "Will To Power" studio album:

Daniel: "It's going pretty well, I have to say. We released the album in September and started touring for it pretty much on the day of release. Yeah, I'm really happy with how it's been received so far. We've released a couple of videos, the shows are going great, so everything is going pretty well in ARCH ENEMY right now. [Laughs]"

On why he temporarily departed ARCH ENEMY in 1997:

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Daniel: "Actually, I was pretty busy with another band that's called EUCHARIST, which was my first band. We were working on what became the second album of that band ['Mirrorworlds']. I also had like a bit of a turbulent personal life at the time and ARCH ENEMY just released an album and they were offered a couple of tours. One of them was in Japan. I felt like I didn't have time to do it. They just found another guy to fill in for the tour and he [DARKANE drummer Peter Wildoer] ended up playing on the second album ['Stigmata'] as well. The rest is history. They recorded the second album and then they had the material recorded and decided they want to get a couple of fast songs as well on the album. Actually, Michael [Amott, guitar] called me then and asked me if I was interested in playing on those songs. That's how I came to play in ARCH ENEMY again after the little break."

On whether he and his brother Adrian (drummer of AT THE GATES and THE HAUNTED) grew up in a household geared toward drumming:

Daniel: "We are actually six years apart. He's six years older than me. When I was growing up, I saw him play and he started joining bands in his teenage years and that whole thing was really cool for me to see. The age difference, the thing it did to us, the thing was we didn't actually jam together. If we were closer in terms of years, maybe we would have started a band together and then somebody would have had to play guitar or bass or sing. When I started playing drums seriously myself, he was already about to move out of the house. I was about 12 or 13 when I got serious. By that time, he was already off to a university during the week. I had the drumkit all to myself in the cellar, in the basement. [Laughs]"

On whether he has any bands active other than ARCH ENEMY:

Daniel: "Yeah, I've kind of reformed that band I mentioned before, EUCHARIST. We have been working on some demos, but I really don't have time for that right now. It's been pretty heavily focused on ARCH ENEMY at the moment."

On when ARCH ENEMY will start working on new material:

Daniel: "It's usually, I have to say, it's usually seamless. It's like we already have a little bit of demos from the touring cycle, those long days in the tour bus when you are humming into your iPhone or something. We stop touring for an album and at some point, you just have to say 'Okay, that was the last show in support of that album. Now we're going to focus on this and that.' Yeah, there's usually not much of a break in between, I have to say."

ARCH ENEMY recently completed a North American co-headlining tour with TRIVIUM. The group is in the middle of a European headlining run with support from WINTERSUN, TRIBULATION and JINJER.

"Will To Power" was released in September via Century Media Records. Co-produced by Amott and Erlandsson, the disc was mixed and mastered by longtime collaborator and friend Jens Bogren (OPETH, AT THE GATES, DIMMU BORGIR). The LP's cover artwork was designed by Alex Reisfar.

EUCHARIST reunited for a headline performance at the 2016 Metal Reunion PTD3 festival in Varberg, Sweden. One of numerous groups involved in establishing the very melodic style now known as the "Gothenburg sound," EUCHARIST did not fare particularly well in the face of the era's stiff competition, resulting in personnel eventually joining rival bands. The band released two albums, 1993's "A Velvet Creation" and 1997's "Mirrorworlds" before dissolving in 1998.

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