ARCH ENEMY: New Single ‘Handshake With Hell’

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 for “Handshake With Hell” is also available, above.

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!”

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!”

Fans can pre-order ‘Deceivers’ HERE – where the album is available in the following formats:
– Digital Album
– Ltd. Deluxe 2LP+CD Artbook
hand-numbered limited edition with noble hot foil stamping
– LP1: multi-colored vinyl (each design is unique)
– LP2: picture vinyl with two bonus tracks & zoetrope effect
– CD: album + two bonus tracks
– 12” Artbook with 36-pages booklet incl. liner-notes and art print
– Ltd. Deluxe CD Box Set
– DVD-sized clamshell box with noble hot foil stamping CD in eco-friendly packaging with two bonus tracks 32-page DIN A5 booklet incl. liner-notes
– Tote Bag Metal Pin
– Ltd. Black & colored 180g LP incl. 8-page booklet + Obi-Strip
– Special Edition CD w/eco-friendly packaging incl. 16-page booklet

For another preview of ‘Deceivers’, fans can check out the previously released album tracks, “Deceiver, Deceiver” and “House Of Mirrors”.

Deceivers track-listing:
1. Handshake With Hell
2. Deceiver, Deceiver
3. In The Eye Of The Storm
4. The Watcher
5. Poisoned Arrow
6. Sunset Over The Empire
7. House Of Mirrors
8. Spreading Black Wings
9. Mourning Star
10. One Last Time
11. Exiled From Earth

Be the first to hear new ARCH ENEMY music by pre-saving the record on your favorite music platform here:

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 energised 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.

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/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

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

Arch EnemyThe 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 @ 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

ARCH ENEMY line-up:
Alissa White-Gluz – Vocals
Michael Amott – Guitars
Jeff Loomis – Guitars
Sharlee D’Angelo – Bass
Daniel Erlandsson – Drums

Find ARCH ENEMY online:
Photo credit: Katja Kuhl
Single cover artwork by: Hellish Maggot
Album artwork by: Alex Reisfar


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