[Cover photo credit to Katja Kuhl]

On July 29th, Extreme Metal band Arch Enemy will release their 11th studio album, Deceivers, via Century Media Records. New single, “Handshake With Hell”, gives us a preview of the upcoming record. A video for the new single, directed by Patric Ullaeus, has also been released.

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!

Album artwork by: Alex Reisfar

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!

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.

“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 Lisboa

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