On November 11, Tristen Lang conducted an interview with ARCH ENEMY frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz and guitarist Michael Amott in Kansas City, Missouri during the band’s tour with TRIVIUM, WHILE SHE SLEEPS and FIT FOR AN AUTOPSY. You can now watch the chat below.
Asked what it’s like to be a female musician in the male-dominated heavy metal scene, Alissa said: “In general, people that we meet in person are pretty cool people — always very respectful, just happy to be there, happy to enjoy the music.
“Quite honestly, I don’t pay much attention to pop culture and don’t have any interest in it, so I don’t know what those ladies are subject to.
“Of course, there are always obstacles with being the oddball in any situation, and so, of course, in this situation, I am the oddball. But it’s just something that you deal with.
“It’s just one of those things. I mean, I’ve always been a woman, actually [laughs], so I’m kind of used to whatever bullshit comes with that. And it’s just the way it is.”
ARCH ENEMY‘s North American co-headlining tour with TRIVIUM kicked off on October 27 in Orlando, Florida and is making its way across the U.S. and Canada before finishing on December 6 in Houston, Texas.
ARCH ENEMY is touring in support of its new album, “Will To Power”, which was released in September via Century Media Records. Co-produced by Amott and drummer Daniel Erlandsson, the disc was mixed and mastered by longtime collaborator and friend Jens Bogren (OPETH, AT THE GATES, DIMMU BORGIR). The disc’s cover artwork was designed by Alex Reisfar.
“Will To Power” marks the second ARCH ENEMY album since the departure of longtime singer Angela Gossow and addition of her replacement, former THE AGONIST frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz. It is also the first ARCH ENEMY disc to feature guitarist Jeff Loomis (ex-NEVERMORE), who joined the band in late 2014.