Michael Amott is an English-born Swedish guitarist, songwriter, founding member of the bands such as Spiritual Beggars, and Carnage. In 1996 he, together with his younger brother, Christopher, Johan Liiva, and Daniel Erlandsson formed the now renowned Swedish melodic and progressive death metal band, Arch Enemy. On 14 August 2015, Michael took some time out to chat to us in Richmond, Virginia, USA.
Halestorm Rocked Koko on the 18th August. ( with a bit of Blues and Country as well thrown into the mix…) ‘A Wild Evening with Halestorm’ sold out within about 8 hours of general release when tickets were first put up for sale several months ago for the London show.
As it was billed as an evening with Halestorm there was no support for the night, but instead we were treated to an acoustic performance by the group to get the evening under way. It was a slowed down acoustic performance which also allowed the audience to fully participate in, by proving to the band that they knew every word to the songs. However it nearly all went a bit wrong when something was said which sparked Jo on guitar to go a bit Country on us , but Lzzy quickly put him in check with a firm ‘No I’m not doing country’ and things got back to the way they were supposed to be…( phew…close call that one…)
Do you know the ONLY place in the UK/Ireland that you can see Trivium, Rob Zombie, Within Temptation, Cannibal Corpse and Black Label Society this year? That’s right… Bloodstock Festival, August 6th-9th 2015 in Derby. Get your tickets now!