Angela Gossow (ARCH ENEMY) interview on Rock Overdose! 28/12/2011   23:12


ARCH ENEMY are going to visit Greece for two intensive live shows, on January 20 & 21, 2012. 

Rock Overdose had the chance to meet Arch Enemy's sexy frontwoman, ANGELA GOSSOW, and ask her some questions...

ENJOY... Hello Angela, welcome to! How are you?"Khaos Legions" is the eighth album of the band that was released six months ago. Are you satisfied with the final result and what has the response been so far from fans and music press?

I am well, thank you. I am finally getting a few days off between Christmas and New Years Eve.. Response has been really good. We can tell by the fact that more and more people come to our live shows J Where did the album title come from?

I came up with it. It is a great headline for the album concept and it’s also a good way to describe our fans. Compared with the previous albums, what is in your opinion the main difference of "Khaos Legions"? I think in a way, it's more powerful with fast, sharp-riffing songs. What do you believe?

The album is more complex – we used 4 years worth of riffs and melodies. So there is a lot of stuff happening on the album. More is more – that was our approach to this record. Make it an intense journey.. According to tour roadmap, you have an extremely busy schedule with shows day after day and short breaks. Where did you find all this energy in the stage during the concert?

Yes, we play a lot of shows and my workload as the manager and vocalist in Arch Enemy is immense. I have to be strong and healthy for that – so I take good care of my body, I am a vegan, I work out a lot. I will also take a year or more off after we finish the touring cycle for Khaos Legions in 2012. I need some time to re-charge my batteries. Arch Enemy will go on hiatus for a while. Would you say you prefer touring or being in the studio?

I prefer the real thing – playing live. One of my favorite tracks is "No Gods, No Masters". This song has amazing lead guitars and depressive but angry vocals, combined with deep inner lyrics. Would you like to give us more details about it?

No Gods No Masters represents what Arch Enemy is about: Anarchist Atheists. It is about finding that inner strength instead of looking for phantasy help ‘from above’. It is about finding yourself really and fighting for your dreams, taking responsibility for yourself. It is quite a personal song – it reflects exactly how I feel and how I live my life. What do you like to do, to relax in your spare time?

I love working out, relaxing in a sauna, smoking weed, watching documentaries, educating myself. How would you describe yourself? Extrovert or introvert?

I have become very introvert over the years.. The more ‘public’ and known I am getting, the more I need privacy and silence. I am very extroverted on stage, so the rest of the day I am almost invisible. How would you like people to remember the name "Arch Enemy" after years? Have you ever thought about it?

I hope they remember us for the music we created and what we are: A dedicated, hard working, intelligent metal band which toured all over the world and broke many preconceptions and boundaries and played in many exotic places. You already know that you have a strong fan base here in Greece. Do we have to expect any surprises for your live?

Yeah, Sharlee will strip for you on stage, haha. We are known for an intense and insane live show. You like metal? You gotta witness Arch Enemy’s force live! Thank you very much Angela for the great interview! It was a great honor and I wish you good luck for the upcoming gigs.