After recently launching a video for their new album’s title track (which has already surpassed 2 million views on YouTube), metal icons ARCH ENEMY are now unleashing the second single “As the Pages Burn” from their upcoming 9th full-length, “War Eternal”.
Chief song-writer and band leader Michael Amott comments: “”As The Pages Burn” almost goes back to the style of writing that I had in the late 90’s. It’s very old school ARCH ENEMY with an almost SLAYER-vibe in the intro/verse and a huge melodic chorus. A bit like “The Immortal” and other AE classics of that time. The middle section is very classical music inspired – a twin guitar part that is a lot fun to play. Alissa wrote the lyrics for the song. This song is an example of what I love about collaborating in the songwriting, I’m giving her the instrumental, and she comes from a different background, and the two different approaches merge together to form a very interesting result that blew my mind. It’s one of my favorite tracks on the album.”
ARCH ENEMY will start their “War Eternal” world tour in May with an extensive run through Europe and a special performance at Loud Park 14 festival, Japan. A US tour is planned for fall 2014.