Apart from an absence from the band in 2005-2007, guitarist Christopher Amott has been at the “root of all evil” since the 1996 inception of Sweden’s Arch Enemy. Together with his brother Michael, they form one of the most formidable guitar tandems in extreme metal. Following the recent release of re-recorded songs from their first three albums, aptly titled The Root of All Evil, Arch Enemy embarked on the “Tyrants of Evil” tour in January 2010 across the United States with Exodus and Arsis in support.
On the first night of tour, Live-Metal.net’s Jeff Maki and Ryan Mavity talked with Christopher backstage at the Recher Theatre in Towson, Md. Chris talked about the tour, his time away from the band, The Root of All Evil and a solo album he plans to release in 2010. (more…)