Arch Enemy Release New Single “House of Mirrors”

Arch Enemy
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Back in October, Swedish melodeath game-changers Arch Enemy released their first new track in four years, the ripping “Deceiver, Deceiver.” Now, the band have dropped another new single, “House of Mirrors,” which you can hear below.

Though not as thrashed-out as “Deceiver, Deceiver,” “House of Mirrors” definitely comes out swinging. The track is a bit more of what you’d expect from Arch Enemy, grinding forward with a lot of double-bass drumming and melodic riffage. Diehard fans will eat it up, that’s for certain.

“Musically, this is an idea that has been bouncing around in my head for a while,” says guitarist Michael Amott, “and finally it got finished. It all started with the guitar motif that kicks off the track, which naturally leads to the galloping 80’s-metal feel of the verses. As is always the case with us, we had quite a few different arrangements and demos of this song until it was, dare I say, fckn perfect!”

“‘House of Mirrors’ is a song that twists its way into the human psyche,” says singer Alissa White-Gluz. “I wrote the lyrics during a dark time of strict, dystopian lockdown, and I think people will be able to relate to that feeling of being totally alone – but never truly alone – when you are surrounded only by past and future versions of yourself as company.”

Listen to “House of Mirrors” below:

The video for the track premieres today at noon EST, so click the link below to set a reminder:

Check out the single artwork below:

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

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