ARCH ENEMY Guitarist Says New Album Will Have 'More Riffs, More Melodies'

ARCH ENEMY guitarist Michael Amott recently spoke to Decibel magazine about the recording process for the group's follow-up to 2005's "Doomsday Machine", due later in the year via Century Media Records.

Vocalist Angela Gossow has become one of the preeminent screamers in metal, and according to Amott, she intends to bring more of her formidable live present to the band's seventh album. "She's been working a lot on her voice and she's got some new deranged witch vocals; she's got some really intense stuff for the new album," Amott says. "On the last album, she double-tracked everything, but this time she wants to stay with the one single voice, and I think more of her personality will probably come out in the vocals."

The album has ARCH ENEMY reuniting with Fredrik Nordström, who last worked with the band on 2001's "Wages of Sin". "Fredrik produced that record and I think the material we have is a little bit more in that vein," Amott says. "It's more intense than what we've seen on the last couple of albums. We went back a little bit to what we did on 'Burning Bridges' and 'Wages of Sin', with more riffs, more melodies, a bit more stuff going on, more action-packed."

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