Arch Enemy singer Alissa White-Gluz was recently asked during a Q&A at Wacken Open Air festival if she finds it difficult to maintain her lifestyle while on tour. To provide context, White-Gluz is both vegan and straight edge; for those who may not know, those who are straight edge refrain from partaking in smoking, drinking, or drugs.
While many rockers and metalheads tend to party and have get-togethers while on the road, Alissa White-Gluz says that, in fact, it is “super easy” for her to maintain her straight-edge and vegan lifestyle while on tour. Below is the whole answer she provided regarding that question about her lifestyle (as transcribed by Blabbermouth):
“It super easy, actually, because I still party; I just don’t intoxicate myself when I do it. But if other people wanna do that, that’s their choice — it’s up to them. Smoking, I’d like them to stay away ’cause I don’t wanna breathe that in. But otherwise, it’s really, really easy, actually. It’s not even something that I think about. And actually, we have… In our tour bus, in our band and crew, I’m not the only sober one and I’m not the only vegan either, so I’m surrounded by a lot of different kinds of people and we all get along beautifully.”
There are a lot of vegan and straight edge folks within the metal community, and it is great to hear that even when there is a party happening with substances and such, that everyone can have a good time and be respectful of others. At the time of this writing, Arch Enemy will be releasing their 11th studio album this upcoming Friday, titled Deceivers. You can find the full Q&A video featuring Alissa below.
Also in other Alissa White-Gluz related news, back in April, the Arch Enemy singer shared that she is worried about the future state of metal and live shows.