Arch Enemy Cover Judas Priest’s ‘Breaking the Law’ on Split Single with Kreator
Side A will be Arch Enemy's version of Judas Priest's 'Breaking the Law,' and Side B will feature Kreator's 'Iron Destiny.'
You'll need to go to a show to buy the single, which will be sold at the merch table during the tour. Only 500 copies of the exclusive transparent red vinyl record will be available for the North American tour. 500 copies of a dark red version of the single will be sold during their European tour that begins three days after the North American leg ends.
Arch Enemy guitarist Michael Amott says, "Super excited about the upcoming tours in Europe and USA with Kreator, and it's really cool to have this split vinyl 7" coming out to celebrate the extreme metal party of the year! Covering the Judas Priest classic 'Breaking The Law' is obviously not the most original idea, but this is a heavily rearranged version that sounds very Arch Enemy, and anyhow there's no denying that the mighty Priest is a great influence on Arch Enemy...Enjoy this unique and limited Kreator/Arch Enemy release and see you on the road!"
Kreator vocalist / guitarist Mille Petrozza weighs in, saying, "Finally, after all these years, Arch Enemy and Kreator not only tour together, but will also release a split single! I have always been a fan of this stuff since these are special little collector's items."
Petrozza continues, "We chose the song 'Iron Destiny' for this. Lyrically this is a tribute to the early days of the band, the days when we were young metal-heads, discovering the music that we still love to this day. Kreator is looking forward to this run and we hope to see all of you!"
Arch Enemy's latest album 'War Eternal' was released in June and was the band's highest charting North American album so far, debuting at No. 44 on the Billboard 200. It's their first record with vocalist Alissa White-Gluz, who replaced Angela Gossow earlier this year. Kreator's last studio album was 2012's 'Phantom Antichrist.'