ARCH ENEMY frontwoman Angela Gossow has posted the following message on her MySpace page:
"I was invited to the Kerrang! Awards on Thursday [August 24]. It's all industry and business, not much of a metal party with bands like PLACEBO and MUSE. I had to do a couple of Jagermeister shots with Kerry King [SLAYER] to get over this blasphemy. But oh well. Me and Cristina [Scabbia, LACUNA COIL] were there to give the 'Hall Of Fame' award to SLAYER — the only band who truly deserved their award! 'Reign in Blood' (and chop those suit-and-tie-wearing corporates into pieces please)."
Check out pictures from the Kerrang! Awards (courtesy of Getty Images):
"Flying these days is a huge hassle. You are not even allowed to bring some toothpaste in your handluggage. I made it through the metal detector barefoot (even flip flops have to be taken off) and were asked to throw my chapstick away. I looked at the security guy and said, 'Listen, I am German, non-religious, love my life and will NOT attempt to blow up the plane with a lipstick.' Needless to say, he did not get the joke. I felt a personal triumph though that he didn't discover my saline nasal spray. Ha! Rebellion.
"We are in full preparation mode for Gigantour. We haven't been touring for a while (did the European festivals instead) and I struggle to remember the essentials I have to bring for living on a tour bus. SANITIZER! IPOD! KEYBOARD! LAPTOP! And a million other things. We will be going straight to Japan and Australia after this, so we will be six weeks non-stop away from home. I am looking forward to it a lot; it means I will have people around me who are doing the thinking and organizing for me (hello, Woody, Mr. Tour Manager, I am talking to you, hehe…) and I will meet a lot of cool people who actually like what we do musically. It's a reward money can't buy!
"Please stay healthy and pure fucking metal until we come to town! I want to see you crazy lot in the front row!"
ARCH ENEMY's double disc DVD set, "Live Apocalypse", is now available worldwide just in time for the group's triumphant return to the U.S. on Gigantour this September. A new e-card is available that features two videos taken from the DVD for the tracks "Ravenous" and "My Apocalypse", along with a new photo gallery. You can view the e-card by clicking here.