Arch Enemy launches video for new single “Handshake With Hell”

Photo credit: Katja Kuhl

On July 29th, extreme metal masters Arch Enemy will release their 11th studio album, Deceivers, via Century Media Records. For a preview of the record, the new single, “Handshake With Hell”, can be streamed worldwide now HERE. Directed by Patric Ullaeus, the video premiere for “Handshake With Hell” is set for 9AM PT//12PM ET//6PM CET today.

Michael Amott (Guitars) comments:

“Our new single/video ‘Handshake with Hell’ started off with some riffs and melodies that I thought might be suitable for each other, and when I showed the parts I had to Daniel (Erlandsson, drums), he also felt it had potential. We worked on a demo of it, developing it much further together, and once we had reached a point where we felt it was ready, we sent the instrumental version to Alissa over in Canada. She came back with this really cool approach to the vocals and lyrics that elevated the song even further. To me, it’s a stand-out track on the new ‘Deceivers’ album, really showcasing what we are capable of as songwriters and performers in 2022 – it’s definitely one of the new songs I’m dying to play live on tour!”

ARCH ENEMY – Handshake With Hell (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Alissa White-Gluz adds:

“When Michael and Daniel showed me the instrumental they had cooked up, I got a ton of vocal ideas to complete the song. ‘Handshake with Hell’ has a classic heavy metal feel, and it felt like the right time to unleash some classic heavy metal vocals to match. I think the result is really interesting and catchy!”

Single cover artwork by: Hellish Maggot

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A collection of 11 tracks that are ruthlessly catchy and mercilessly violent, Deceivers stands toe-to-toe with the highlights of the band’s storied catalogue. Roaring to life with “Handshake With Hell”, Arch Enemy make it clear they are out for blood, and every track is a hit, from the moody “Poisoned Arrow” to the titanically anthemic “One Last Time”. Sounding more energized than ever, the quintet is operating at the highest level, delivering a maelstrom of diamond-hard riffing wrapped around cinematic melodies, thunderous drumming and towering vocals. Arch Enemy has proved, yet again, that they are unstoppable.

Arch Enemy – Deceiver, Deceiver (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

This spring, Arch Enemy and Behemoth will return to the states to co-headline “The North American Siege 2022” tour with Napalm Death and Unto Others as special guests, before Arch Enemy appears at select summer festivals; the rescheduled “European Siege 2022” tour (with Arch Enemy, Behemoth, Carcass, Unto Others) will kick off in the fall.

“Despite the obvious uncertainties everyone is currently facing in the world, we have got quite a few concerts booked for this year!” says Amott. “We’re delighted to be returning to the live stage in North America this spring and hitting select European festivals in the summer, as well as a huge European tour at the end of 2022. It’s time, let’s do this!”

See below for all dates; tickets can be purchased at https://www.archenemy.net/

ARCH ENEMY – House Of Mirrors (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

“The North American Siege 2022” tour dates
w/ Arch Enemy & Behemoth
+ special guests Napalm Death, Unto Others

Apr. 16, 2022 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Apr. 18, 2022 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre
Apr. 19, 2022 – Dallas, TX @ Amplified Live
Apr. 21, 2022 – St Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live
Apr. 22, 2022 – Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern
Apr. 23, 2022 – Charlotte. NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte
Apr. 25, 2022 – Toronto, ON @ Rebel
Apr. 26, 2022 – Montreal, QC @ Mtelus
Apr. 28, 2022 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
Apr. 29, 2022 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
Apr. 30, 2022 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
May 2, 2022 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theatre
May 4, 2022 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
May 7, 2022 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
May 9, 2022 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
May 10, 2022 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
May 11, 2022 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
May 13, 2022 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theatre
May 15, 2022 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Hollywood Palladium

Arch Enemy 2022 festival dates
Aug. 6, 2022 – Wacken, DE @ Wacken Open Air
Aug. 17-20, 2022 – Dinkelsbuehl, DE @ Summer Breeze Festival
Aug. 18-20, 2022 – Sulingen, DE @ Reload Festival

“The European Siege 2022” tour dates
w/ Arch Enemy & Behemoth
+ special guests Carcass, Unto Others

Sept. 27, 2022 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theatre
Sept. 29, 2022 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy Glasgow
Sept. 30, 2022 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Apollo
Oct. 1, 2022 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy Birmingham
Oct. 2, 2022 – London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
Oct. 4, 2022 – Paris, FR @ Le Zénith
Oct. 5, 2022 – Toulouse, FR @ Le Bikini
Oct. 7, 2022 – Lisbon, PT @ Coliseu de Lisbon
Oct. 8, 2022 – Madrid, ES @ Palacio Vistalegre
Oct. 9, 2022 – Barcelona, ES @ Palau Sant Jordi
Oct. 11, 2022 – Lyon, FR @ Le Radiant
Oct. 12, 2022 – Milano, IT @ Alcatraz
Oct. 14, 2022 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle
Oct. 15, 2022 – Prague, CZ @ Tipsport Arena
Oct. 16, 2022 – Budapest, HU @ Barba Negra
Oct. 18, 2022 – Vienna, AT @ Gasometer
Oct. 19, 2022 – Katowice, PL @ Spodek
Oct. 21, 2022 – Ludwigsburg, DE @ MHP Arena
Oct. 22, 2022 – Den Bosch, NL @ Mainstage Brabanthallen
Oct. 23, 2022 – Brussels, BE @ Forest National
Oct. 25, 2022 – Zurich, CH @ Samsung Hall
Oct. 26, 2022 – Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderthalle
Oct. 28, 2022 – Munich, DE @ Zenith
Oct. 29, 2022 – Düsseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle
Oct. 30, 2022 – Hamburg, DE @ edel-optics.de Arena
Oct. 31, 2022 – Gothenburg, SE @ Partille Arena
Nov. 2, 2022 – Helsinki, FI @ Ice Hall
Nov. 4, 2022 – Stockholm, SE @ Annexet
Nov. 5, 2022 – Copenhagen, DK @ Forum
Nov. 6, 2022 – Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene

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