Arch Enemy have parted ways with guitarist Christopher Amott in an amicable split. Christopher Amott was a member of Arch Enemy between 1996-2005 and again between 2007-2011. Following is a joint statement by Arch Enemy: “We thank Christopher for the time he’s worked with the band and of course wish him the very best in his future endeavours. Thankfully, there is no drama behind the scenes here. This is the best way forward for all involved. Christopher simply isn’t into playing extreme metal anymore.”
“We have already chosen and rehearsed with a new guitar player and we will complete the Khaos Legions 2012 touring cycle as planned. We are highly motivated and look forward to continue spreading our music around the world! Finally, our deepest thanks go to the Arch Enemy fans, whose amazing support and belief inspires us ever onward.”
Arch Enemy are pleased to welcome 26 year old American guitarist Nick Cordle on board as they continue their touring activity following the release of their recent Khaos Legions (2011) album.
Founding guitarist Michael Amott comments: “Nick was my first choice as he ticks all the right boxes for Arch Enemy with his musicality and technicality as well as his personality and dedication. Looking forward to having him join us stage, the rehearsals have shown we have a devastating twin axe attack going on!”
Source: Arch Enemy website