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Arch Enemy’s Michael Amott Plays ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’

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This episode of ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’ is one that you’ve been asking for for a long time! We sat down with Arch Enemy founder and guitarist Michael Amott to prove and disprove what’s written about him on Wikipedia.

From back in his days with Carcass, Wikipedia claims Amott was unable to record rhythm guitar parts for the Necroticism album because he lost his passport in India and was unable to make it back to England in time. However, Amott says it was Israel where he lost the passport and that he wouldn’t have recorded rhythm guitar for the album anyway. He also spoke about why he was stuck in the country and how he lost one of his beloved guitars.

Amott also shares the pivotal moment when Angela Gossow entered his life, later fronting Arch Enemy for one of their golden periods. A music journalist at the time, Gossow gave Amott tapes of her performing, including a VHS tape of her then-current band. “The band wasn’t very good, but she was incredible,” Amott recalls. “I though maybe I could write a record for her, not Arch Enemy. So I was already planning to write something for her and built a band around her.”

Amott even spoke a little about guitarist Nick Cordle’s exit from Arch Enemy, when the axeman left the band mid-performance during a gig in San Francisco. “He had a flight to catch,” Amott jokes.

Check out the Arch Enemy edition of ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’ in the clip above! Arch Enemy’s 10th album, Will to Power, is available now, so click here to grab a copy!

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