Former Arch Enemy Guitarist Christopher Amott Returns With New Armageddon Lineup, Album

Christopher Abbott, a former guitarist of Arch Enemy, has announced a new lineup and album for his band Armageddon. The official lyric video for "Captivity & Devourment", the title track off of the new album from the band, can be seen below.

Armageddon first came to life in Sweden in 1997 as a studio project with the release of Crossing The Rubicon, a sci-fi themed concept album. Two more full-length efforts followed, Embrace The Mystery in 2000 and Three in 2003. Both albums featured different lineups and a change in musical direction, with Amott remaining as the band's sole consistent member.

Due later in the year, Captivity & Devourment consists of 10 tracks.

The new Armageddon lineup is:

  • Matt Hallquist - Lead Vocals
  • Christopher Amott - Guitar, Clean Vocals
  • Joey Concepcion - Guitar
  • Sara Claudius - Bass
  • Márton Veress - Drums

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.