|Mike Amott the guitarist and composer of Arch Enemy, talks about the new release “Wages Of Sin”, and about the new singer Angela, explaining why this album was firstly released in Japan a year ago and now is being re-released.|
First of all, I heard your latest album, which I think is a really heavy
and cool one and
I liked it very much. Tell me why the album “Wages of Sin” was
released only in Japan last
year and after almost a year is going to be released in Europe and the
problems… We would obviously liked to have the album out sooner
not the way things panned out and we just have to deal with the
situation we have… Basically, we are just happy to have the album
coming out now! I’m still extremely proud of our work on “Wages Of
Sin” – can’t wait to tour for this record and play this stuff
2. Which version of the
album do you prefer? What are the differences between the 2 versions of
Wages of Sin?
M: I like both
3. Why Johan Liiva left
the band? And how did your fans face that fact? Do
you think that this was the best that could happen for Arch Enemy?
it was very cool… The fan support was amazing! Changing singer has
been a very positive thing in many ways. The reasons for Johan leaving
us were many… He is a very nice guy and we remain friends with him.
4. Can you tell me more
about your new Singer Angela? Why did you come up with a female singer?
Do you think that this is
something that your fans will approve?
I think it is really different for a band like us to have a female
singer – that’s cool though. Our fans have been extremely supportive
of our decision to change
5. How would you describe
your guitar playing between, Spiritual Beggars and Arch Enemy?
In which of the two you
feel “more yourself” and you express your feelings in the best way?
am able to express my self perfectly in both bands – otherwise I
wouldn’t do it… I think you can hear my distinct style of playing in
6. What kind of music do
you listen on you free time? Do you prefer something else except Metal?
M: I listen to a lot
of different music…too much stuff to mention… I am buying music all
the time. I
listen to metal, but I am not limited to this or any other style – I
am just a music fan in general.
7. And now we go on with
the “Wired Questions”!!!…..If you were dating with a very
beautiful woman and you knew that she hates extreme music and you were
on a loft at
evening with a beautiful view …which 5 songs would you choose to play
her feel comfortable, to break the ice…and why?
Death – Left To Die
b)Slayer – Altar Of
c)Suffocation – Jesus Wept
d)Carcass – Reek Of
e)Repulsion – Eaten Alive
BECAUSE they are all wonderful LOVE songs…and besides, if she doesn't dig my music - she can get the fuck out, ha-ha!
8. If there was a new law that obligates
EVERYBODY on Earth to give all their records,albums and
M: a)Carcass –
b)Spiritual Beggars –
c)Arch Enemy – “Wages Of
Why? So that I could show
them to hot chicks and prove that I am a very creative and sensitive
kill a few people that deserve it.
10. I wish you the best
for that album. The last words of this interview belong to you.
for the support – stay cool…
by Thanos & Kyriaki