Arch Enemy Are Back With Their First New Track In Four Years

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Few bands have had as much of an influence on modern metal as Arch Enemy. By performing melodic death metal with a delicious polish and bringing epic festival performances to everyday stages, the Swedish band quickly became one of heavy metal’s most prominent and revered acts, and have remained as such for decades. Now, Arch Enemy have returned with their first new song in four years — and damn if it doesn’t pack a punch!

“Deceiver, Deceiver,” the latest Arch Enemy single, definitely remains within the band’s wheelhouse, coupling villainous riffs with whirlwinds of double-bass drumming and Alissa White-Gluz’s patented shriek. However, what might surprise some metalheads — and delight them, without question — is that the track is fast and thrashy for the most part. Unlike much of the band’s more prominent singles of late, which definitely go mid-paced and easily-followable, “Deceiver, Deceiver” is speedy and vengeful, relying on its raw power to carry it rather than some big singalong chorus.

White-Gluz announced the single via a video clip you can see below the track, saying, “Surprise! We are Arch Enemy and we are back with our newest single ‘Deceiver, Deceiver’ which is available everywhere that you listen to music now. So go check it out and also check out our stories because we are counting down to the live music video premiere for ‘Deceiver, Deceiver’ later today, so we’ll see you there.”

Check out Arch Enemy’s new single below:

And here’s Alissa’s announcement of the track:

For Arch Enemy diehards, the video for “Deceiver, Deceiver” will premiere in just over an hour, so keep your eyes peeled and set a reminder at the following link below (Jesus, Alissa’s abs are the mirrors in which we see what husky piles of crap we are):

Meanwhile, fans can catch the band alongside Behemoth and Carcass at one of the following 2022 dates:

9/27 – IE – Dublin, Olympia Theatre
9/29 – UK – Glasgow, O2 Academy Glasgow
9/30 – UK – Manchester, O2 Apollo
10/1 – UK – Birmingham, O2 Academy Birmingham
10/2 – UK – London, O2 Academy Brixton
10/4 – FR – Paris, Le Zénith
10/5 – FR – Toulouse, Le Bikini
10/7 – PT – Lisbon, Coliseu de Lisboa
10/8 – ES – Madrid, Palacio Vistalegre
10/9 – ES – Barcelona, Palau Sant Jordi
10/11 – FR – Lyon, Le Radiant
10/12 – IT – Milano, Alcatraz
10/14 – DE – Berlin, Columbiahalle
10/15 – CZ – Prague, Tipsport Arena
10/16 – HU – Budapest, Barba Negra
10/18 – AT – Vienna, Gasometer
10/19 – PL – Katowice, Spodek
10/21 – DE – Ludwigsburg, MHP Arena
10/22 – NL – Den Bosch, Mainstage Brabanthallen
10/23 – BE – Brussels, Forest National
10/25 – CH – Zurich, Samsung Hall
10/26 – DE – Frankfurt, Jahrhunderthalle
10/28 – DE – Munich, Zenith
10/29 – DE – Düsseldorf, Mitsubishi Electric Halle
10/30 – DE – Hamburg, edel-optics.de Arena
10/31 – SE – Gothenburg, Partille Arena
11/2 – FI – Helsinki, Ice Hall
11/4 – SE – Stockholm, Annexet
11/5 – DK – Copenhagen, Forum
11/6 – NO – Oslo, Sentrum Scene

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Words by Chris Krovatin