Arch Enemy will be releasing a new album called Will To Power on September 8 via Century Media Records. The cover artwork was done by Alex Reisfar, which can be seen below.
Guitarist Michael Amott said this about the upcoming release:
“It was a pleasure working with Alex Reisfar on the Will To Power cover artwork. He immediately grasped the concept and atmosphere we were looking for with this album.
“We talked about the double-edged sword that is human ambition, how it can be outstandingly creative and beautiful but can also be turned into something dark and powerful. Alex proceeded to masterfully paint a strong image that evokes a lot of feelings.
“The human skull as a central focal point, the flesh sort of falling off into the circular pattern. The snake ouroboros weaving in and out of the mouths and throats of the severed heads of a wolf, a goat and a vampire bat… All representing self-determination and a predatory, almost parasitic will to power.”
The album was co-produced by Amott and drummer Daniel, and it was mastered by Jens Borgen (Opeth, At The Gates, Dimmu Borgir).
Will To Power will be Alissa White-Gluz’s second appearance with the band, and will also mark the first appearance of ex-Nevermore guitarist, Jeff Loomis.