Arch Enemy Recruit Andy Sneap to Mix and Master “The Root Of All Evil”
ARCH ENEMY have recruited Andy Sneap to mix and master their brand new record The Root Of All Evil. The special release features a selection of completely re-recorded songs from the first three ARCH ENEMY albums, Black Earth, Stigmata and Burning Bridges, and will be released via Century Media Records on September 28th in Europe and October 6th in North America.
Guitarist Michael Amott comments:
“This one took some time to get done, despite the fact that the actual songs were already written a good few years ago! The album was recorded at a few different locations locally here in Sweden – produced by ARCH ENEMY, with Daniel Erlandsson (Drums) handling a lot of the engineering. It was then sent to Andy Sneap in England for the mixing/mastering and I simply can’t stop listening to this since I got the final mixes!”
“We basically headed down to our rehearsal studio, got reacquainted with the tunes, picked out our favorites and proceeded to give a breath of new life to those early songs, with the idea to have the possibility to re-add them to the live set and follow up with some touring activity! I’m loving hearing these songs with a fresh new sound and performance, everyone in the band did a killer job on it – especially Angela’s vocal performance is astoundingly intense and brutal and it was also cool to hear Sharlee lay down some great bass tracks on the early songs! The production and mix is crushing and heavy as hell – it really makes these old songs shine – it sounds like a brand new thing!”.