Vocalist Angela Gossow of Swedish/German extreme metallers ARCH ENEMY was recently interviewed by Andrew Haug of Triple J's "The Racket". Listen to the program in streaming audio at the Triple J web site: Windows Media, Real Media (NOTE: The first part of the Gossow interview begins around the one-hour, 39-minute mark). Check out the program's entire playlist at this location.
ARCH ENEMY's "The Root Of All Evil" album registered the following first-week chart positions:
Japan: #7 (international artist chart)
Japan: #21 (combined chart)
"The Root Of All Evil" sold around 1,500 copies in the United States in its first week of release, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It features re-recorded versions of songs from the band's first three LPs — "Black Earth" (1996), "Stigmata" (1998) and "Burning Bridges" (1999). Acclaimed British producer Andy Sneap (MEGADETH, TESTAMENT, EXODUS) mixed and mastered the CD, which was recorded at a few different locations in Sweden and produced by ARCH ENEMY with Daniel Erlandsson and Rickard Bengtsson handling the engineering.
The Japanese edition of "The Root Of All Evil", which was made available on September 30, features five bonus tracks, including cover versions of "Wings Of Tomorrow" (EUROPE) and "Walk In The Shadows" (QUEENSRŸCHE).
ARCH ENEMY will embark on a European headlining run in December with support from DESTRUCTION, ABIGAIL WILLIAMS and TRIOSPHERE.
Fan-filmed video footage of ARCH ENEMY's October 10, 2009 performance at the Mass Deathtruction festival in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium can be viewed below (courtesy of "letthemetalflow").