Alissa White-Gluz of Arch Enemy has one of the most ferocious voices in metal today. Since joining the band in 2014 – replacing long time vocalist Angela Gossow – White-Gluz has lent her gnarly guttural voice to that of 2014’s War Eternal and 2017’s Will to Power. White-Gluz is one of the many examples that metal is not just a boys club – it’s for everyone. And what a great way to show love to the ladies in rock and metal by shouting out some awesome vocalists!
White-Gluz was recently interviewed by metal podcast Sobre La Dosis via Cameo. Among the questions asked of her, one was regarding her favorite female vocalists. As transcribed by Blabbermouth, White-Gluz says the following:
“That is such a tough question. Even more broadly, if I had to choose one vocalist of all time as my favorite, I really don’t know who I would say. I could probably choose, like, a top five or even, like, a top three, potentially. But there’s so many different vocalists that I love for different reasons. So my answer might change depending on the day. I would say right now, in this exact moment in time, I’m gonna say that my favorite female vocals are Brody Dalle from THE DISTILLERS because she’s just got so much attitude and it’s so raw and that’s, like, her true voice, which I love. But, of course, I also love Lzzy Hale [from HALESTORM] because she’s just technically amazing and she’s got a beautiful tone. I love Noora [Louhimo] from BATTLE BEAST because she’s just absolutely incredible. Janis Joplin… There’s so many amazing, amazing female vocalists that totally inspire me every time I see them or hear them and really push me to keep on trying to improve and just get better at my own singing.”
We love to see metalheads supporting other metalheads (or other musicians in general). Creating art can be a very personal experience, but it can also be about community; that’s one of the great things about metal, its community. White-Gluz is not only an amazing metal vocalist, but also a great supporter for her fellow artists.
Also love that she shouted out Lizzy Hale of Halestorm. I recently checked out the band’s new single “The Steeple,” which is part of their upcoming new album Back From the Dead, available May 6th (which you can pre-order here).
Hats off to you Alissa – super excited to hear your new record Deceivers! You can find White-Gluz’s full Cameo interview below:
Deceivers will be White-Gluz’s third album with Arch Enemy, and the band’s 11th studio album. The album will be released on July 29th. You can hear the band’s latest single “Handshake With Hell” below. Arch Enemy will also be joining forces with Behemoth for “The North American Siege 2022” tour this spring, alongside Napalm Death and Unto Others.
Words by: Michael Pementel