ARCH ENEMY’s ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ Worries Modern Music Is “Less Focused On Quality Songwriting”


Sworn enemy singer Alissa White-Gluz is concerned about the future of songwriting and music consumption. In an interview with Mike McMahan of San Antonio Current, White-Gluz said she recently spoke with Sworn enemy guitarist Michael Amott and Freak leader Nergal on the future of metal. White-Gluz said she didn’t know who would take the place of bands like Metallic and Iron Maidenand has some reservations about the music being more viral content than craft.

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“I was just talking about it yesterday, because I was with Nergal and Michael to The Bay Strikes Back tour, which is Will, Exodusand Angel of Death. We were talking about it, and there’s a bit of trepidation, actually, for what’s going to be fantastic music. Even if you go a little beyond metal, Aerosmith, Let’s say. Once these groups have to stop for some reason, Sworn enemy is right there waiting to intervene [laughs].

“But there’s a bit of concern on my part. That’s not to say that modern music isn’t fantastic, because it is. It’s more that music consumption is less about quality writing, musicality and lyrics. , and it’s a bit more focused on the virality of the song and made for a very short attention span. And that’s not the fault of the musicians. C “That’s just the way the world is. So, I’m a little worried that maybe we won’t really have great music in – say – 50 years.”

White-Gluz continued, saying that the era of bands might be coming to an end.

“I’m a bit worried that the era of bands is coming to an end, because even the era of touring bands is not very old. If you read the Keith Richards biography, he talks about The rolling stones being one of the first bands on tour, and I would hate to see that go away. I hope there will be a renewed enthusiasm for live metal music. When I was watching the audience at that sold out House Of Blues show in Anaheim with The Bay Strikes BackI saw everyone in the audience worshiping him and having that spiritual moment in the crowd while Exodus was playing.

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“I don’t want to go to a dance club, I don’t want to go to a bar, I want to go to a show. There are a good number of really established metal bands that have been around for 20 or 25 years, and we built a very good performance and a very good set. I understand if Killer can’t do it anymore, but there’s definitely some concern that we’re going to have a time when the masters aren’t around anymore. »

Sworn enemy is now on the road with Freak, Death by Napalmand To others this week. get those dates below.

4/16 – Tempe, Arizona @ Marquee Theater
4/18 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theater
04/19 – Dallas, TX @ Amplified Live
4/21 – St. Petersburg, Florida @ Janus Live
4/22 – Atlanta, Georgia @ The Eastern
4/23 – Charlotte. North Carolina @ The Fillmore Charlotte
4/25 – Toronto, ON @ rebel
4/26 – Montreal, QC @ Mtelus
4/28 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
4/29 – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
4/30 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium
5/2 – Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theater
5/4 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theater
5/7 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
5/9 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
5/10 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theater
5/11 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
5/13 – Berkeley, CA @ The UC Theater
5/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Hollywood Palladium

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