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Arch Enemy is a Swedish melodic death metal band, originally a supergroup, from Halmstad, formed in 1996. Its members were in bands such as Carcass, Armageddon, Carnage, Mercyful Fate, Spiritual Beggars, and Eucharist to name a few. It was founded by Carcass guitarist Michael Amott along with Johan Liiva, who were both originally from the influential death metal band Carnage. The band has released eight studio albums, a live album (Burning Japan Live 1999), two DVDs and three EPs. The band was originally fronted by Johan Liiva, who was replaced by Angela Gossow as lead vocalist in 2000.

Early years and Black Earth (1996–1997)
Arch Enemy, the brainchild of Michael Amott (Carcass, Carnage, and Spiritual Beggars) was originally assembled when Michael Amott left Carcass. Guitarists Michael Amott and younger brother Christopher Amott, (Armageddon) joined with vocalist Johan Liiva (ex-Carnage, furbowl, devourment) and then-session drummer daniel erlandsson, (Eucharist) in what Michael amott called "an attempt to merge melody with aggression and technicality".The band's debut, entitled Black Earth was recorded at Studio fredman and released by the now defunct Wrong Again Records in 1996. It obtained a fair amount of success in Japan, achieving MTV rotation with their first single "Bury Me an Angel", as well as moderate success in Sweden. At this point, Arch Enemy was more of a "solo effort" than a full band; Michael amott wrote all the songs himself, and even played bass guitar on the album, contrary to the album's liner notes, which listed vocalist Johan Liiva as handling bass duties. amott later revealed that he had the credits listed that way to make the album seem more of a "band" effort. Many consider it to be the band's most aggressive album, a trait that was softened to some degree on its following releases, but never abandoned

Rise of the Tyrant (2007–2008)
 Arch Enemy's seventh album, entitled Rise of the Tyrant was released on September 24, 2007 in Europe and September 25, 2007 in the United States. Rise of the Tyrant debuted at number 84 on the Billboard 200 chart. This surpassed the Doomsday Machine chart entry, making it the band's highest charting effort to date. Gossow said the new album has more emotion and less double vocals, as well as less vocal processing, yielding a more "raw" presentation

Arch Enemy played the Bloodstock Open Air Festival in August 2007, between  sabbat and In Flames.They then performed on the Black Crusade tour at the end of 2007 with Machine Head, Trivium,dragonforce and Shadows Fall. With this, as Michael amott reported on the band's website, "These will be the first European shows we do with Arch Enemy after the release of our new album"On March 8, 2008, Arch Enemy filmed a live show in Tokyo, Japan for the live DVD Tyrants of the Rising Sun.Arch Enemy also co-headlined the "Defenders of the Faith" tour in April 2008 with opeth while Devil Driver and 3 Inches of Blood opened for them. They then headlined the "Tyranny and bloodshred" tour in May 2008 with Dark tranquillity,Divine Heresy, and firewind as supporting acts.

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