ARCH ENEMY singer ANGELA GOSSOW Steps down as Vocalist for the band!
Angela Gossow has revealed she will be stepping down as Arch Enemy’s vocalist and handing the reigns over to The Agonist’s Alissa White-Gluz!
She’s not completely out of the picture though, she will be staying on as the band’s business manager.
She has released a statement on her official Facebook page:
Dear ARCH ENEMY fans, this is not easy to tell you I have decided to step down from being ARCH ENEMYs voice of anger. After 13 years of pure fucking metal, 6 studio albums and countless tours through five continents, I feel the need to enter a different phase in my life, be with my family and pursue other interests. I will however remain business manager for ARCH ENEMY, and I will continue to develop my artist management roster”
(Sniff sniff…) I know I am tearing up a little. Angela, you ARE pure fucking metal! \m/ Thank you for all your hard work and contribution not only to taking ARCH ENEMY above and beyond but in general to the metal scene!
The Agonist’s Alissa responds to her statement:
“I am very honored and happy to announce a new chapter in my life and musical career beginning now; I have joined forces with one of my all-time favorite and globally respected bands, ARCH ENEMY. Wages of Sin was the first metal album I ever bought, and it was love at first listen. It is not often that you get a phone call from your favorite band asking you to join! I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such amazingly talented musicians whom I also consider great friends. I look forward to being able to write and perform at a whole new level now with ARCH ENEMY! Music is forever, metal is limitless and this is only the beginning!”
You go girl! You have some really big shoes to fill! We have no doubt you will be tearing up the stage in no time at all!
Alissa will debut on the bands new album, War Eternal, which arrives in June through Century Media. On March 20th, ARCH ENEMY will present the video for the albums title track, War Eternal. Something to definitely look out for!