It's been four long years since Arch Enemy dropped their last original music, in the form of 2017's Will to Power, but today the band ended the drought with a bang. Standalone single "Deceiver, Deceiver" packs all the Swedish melodic death-metal punch that has made the group scene leaders since their 1995 inception and through their various eras with vocalists Johan Liiva, Angela Gossow and, now, Alissa White-Gluz. The cathartic new rager arrived today (October 21st) paired with a high-octane music video directed by Patric Ullaeus. Watch and listen above.
"Wait ... what? Has it really been four years since we last released new Arch Enemy music?" the band's founding guitarist Michael Amott commented. "Time flies ... especially when you tour the world for a couple of years, decide to take some time off ... and then we all get hit with a global fuckin' pandemic! Everyone's been through hard times these last couple of years, and it's beautiful to see everything coming back now. This very much feels like the right moment to return with a brand new song, 'Deceiver, Deceiver'! Not the happiest of tunes, but believe me — we're ecstatic to be back!"