During Arch Enemy’s press conference at Wacken last Friday, the band’s leader, Michael Amott, announced the release of a live album and that the band is currently writing new material. “We’ve just taken six months off the road, so we used some of that to write new material”, said Amott. “I’ve been writing a lot, as I always have, and, of course, Alissa is still writing lyrics. And I’ve been writing with Jeff Loomis as well, our latest addition to the band. I’m very excited about that.” As for the live album he said: “We’re gonna release a live release — you know, a live album, a live DVD, live Blu-ray, whatever… all that whole thing. That’s gonna be a very elaborate package, with a lot of bonus material and kind of telling the story from our two-year-old ‘War Eternal’ story.