Arch EnemyKatja Kuhl

Arch Enemy Premiere “Handshake With Hell” Music Video


Arch Enemy are back with another single from their eleventh full-length album, “Deceivers“. Well ahead of the July 29th release date set for that outing comes the below new song “Handshake With Hell“, complete with a music video directed by Patric Ullaeus.

Speaking of this track, Michael Amott, guitarist for the Swedish melodic death metal outfit, offered:

“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!”

The group’s vocalist Alissa White-Gluz added:

“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!”


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