Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz Is Wrapping Up Her Solo Album

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Only yesterday, it was announced that Swedish melodic death metallers Arch Enemy had big touring plans alongside Behemoth in 2021. But seeing as that’s almost a year away, frontperson Alissa White-Gluz is using the remainder of the pandemic to focus on another personal project: wrapping up her own solo album.

In a recent interview with Slipknot percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan on his Internet show The Electric Circus, Alissa revealed that she’s been using her current downtime to finish material for her solo record, which was first announced in 2021. According to her, the album gives her as chance to spread her vocal wings a little bit wider.

“With Arch Enemy basically do screams,” explains Alissa. “But I actually do clean vocals a lot too, and not that many people know that. I’ve done a lot of guest appearances with other bands and other artists where I use that clean voice, but I don’t really use it that much in Arch Enemy. So the solo thing is kind of just giving me an outlet to do basically any type of vocal acrobatics that I wanna do, whether it be blues-style singing, which I have a guest thing coming out soon like that, which is pretty cool. Rock singing, power metal singing, opera singing…basically, the idea is that it’s a way for me to kind of get my musical rocks off in any way that I want.

“And it’s separate from Arch Enemy,” she clarifies. “So I don’t have to go in and dilute Arch Enemy or change what that’s about it, ’cause that wouldn’t be right either. It’s basically something that I kind of just had as this ongoing project that I’ve been working on any time I had time off from Arch Enemy touring, which was basically no time until this year. So I’ve been working a lot on it this year and recording it at a home studio that I built. And, yeah, so far I really like it, and I’m looking forward to finishing it up.”

Check out the full interview below:

European fans should get ready to catch Arch Enemy alongside Behemoth and Carcass at one of the following dates:

Sep. 28 – IE – Dublin, Olympia Theatre
Sep. 30 – UK – Glasgow, O2 Academy Glasgow
Oct. 01 – UK – Manchester, O2 Academy Manchester
Oct. 02 – UK – Birmingham, O2 Academy Birmingham
Oct. 03 – UK – London, O2 Academy Brixton
Oct. 05 – FR – Paris, Le Zénith
Oct. 06 – FR – Toulouse, Le Bikini
Oct. 08 – PT – Lisbon, Sala Tejo
Oct. 09 – ES – Madrid, Palacio Vistalegre
Oct. 10 – ES – Barcelona, Palau Sant Jordi
Oct. 12 – FR – Lyon, Le Radiant
Oct. 13 – IT – Milano, Alcatraz
Oct. 15 – DE – Berlin, Columbiahalle
Oct. 16 – CZ – Prague, Tipsport Arena
Oct. 17 – PL – Katowice, MCK
Oct. 19 – HU – Budapest, Barba Negra
Oct. 20 – AT – Vienna, Gasometer
Oct. 22 – DE – Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena
Oct. 23 – NL – Den Bosch, Mainstage Brabanthallen
Oct. 24 – BE – Brussels, Forest National
Oct. 26 – CH – Zurich, Samsung Hall
Oct. 27 – DE – Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle
Oct. 29 – DE – Munich, Zenith
Oct. 30 – DE – Düsseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Halle
Oct. 31 – DE – Hamburg, edel-optics.de Arena
Nov. 01 – SE – Gothenburg, Partille Arena
Nov. 03 – FI – Helsinki, Ice Hall
Nov. 05 – SE – Stockholm, Annexet
Nov. 06 – DK – Copenhagen, Forum

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Words by Chris Krovatin