ARCH ENEMY‘s front-of-house engineer Clem Bennett has posted a five-minute video recap of the band’s recently completed Japanese tour. Check it out below.
ARCH ENEMY made its live debut with new guitarist Nick Cordle (ARSIS) on April 13 at Shibuya Ax in Tokyo, Japan. Check out photos at Creativeman.co.jp.
ARCH ENEMY earlier in the year amicably parted ways with guitarist Christopher Amott and replaced him with 26-year-old Cordle.
Christopher — the brother of ARCH ENEMY‘s other guitarist Michael Amott — was a member of ARCH ENEMY from 1996 to 2005 and again from 2007 to 2011.
Nick Cordle was raised in a musical family in Virginia by parents who teach classical piano and was immersed in 19th-century piano music as a child. Rachmaninoff, Brahms and Liszt are his early memories. There were piano and violin lessons from a very early age but a rebellious streak led to the guitar at the age of 10, and within a few years he discovered the classic thrash metal albums by MEGADETH, METALLICA, and SLAYER. This was his first real musical passion and gateway into extreme music.
Nick studied jazz and music theory at the University of Virginia from 2003 to 2007 but remains self taught in the ways of “shred” and metal. Shortly thereafter, he joined American death metal band ARSIS playing bass and guitar over a three-year period, performing with them on various European tours and countless gigs across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico as well as performing and writing on their most recent album, “Starve For The Devil” (2010).