Arch Enemy launches video for new single, “Handshake With Hell”


new album, ‘Deceivers’, now available for pre-order

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Single cover artwork by: Hellish Maggot


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 premiere for “Handshake With Hell” is set for 9AM PT//12PM ET//6PM CET today at:


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!”


Album artwork by: Alex Reisfar


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

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”. 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 energized 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.


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


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 Arch Enemy, 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


“The 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

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Photo credit: Katja Kuhl


Arch Enemy line-up:

Alissa White-Gluz – Vocals

Michael Amott – Guitars

Jeff Loomis – Guitars

Sharlee D’Angelo – Bass

Daniel Erlandsson – Drums


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