FAQ - Vegan Diet Start
I get asked a lot where to start a vegetarian or vegan diet and how to make healthy changes.. start working out for example. I grew up vegetarian and got a lot of education regarding nutrition etc from my mum (she's a certified dietary consultant), read a ton of books and been heavily interested into scientific research/studies for the last 20 years and tried a lot of different approaches on myself.. but it's hard for me to remember how to actually START from scratch.
So I asked my very fit friend (killer abs, dude!) Dave from Heavy Metal Merchant (yes, he runs the kick-ass Arch Enemy AU web store) what he'd recommend.. He turned vegan a while ago. This is his reply:
"Looking at my bookshelf right now I would recommend:
All of BRENDAN BRAZIER’s books
Brendan a former pro Iron Man triathlete one of the foremost authorities on plant based nutrition. these are some of the best really. Up to date and include info on nutrient density of foods, how they are assimilated into the body and also the eco impact of food production. Recipies the whole lot.
Brenda Davis & Vesanto melina ‘Becoming Vegan – The Complete Guide to adopting a Healthy Plant Based Diet’
Some of the newer recipie books are good for newbies and make it easy to add some more plant based meals, transition etc..
‘Fork Over Knives’ the plant based way to health
For the hardcore dudes..
Robert Cheeke – Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness – the complete guide to building your body on a plant based diet.
This books got everything, sample meal plans, appendix with foods listed by nutrients, exercises etc.
And for the METAL connection there is ‘Meat Is For Pussies – John Joseph from the CRO-MAGS (A how-to guide for dudes who want to get fit, kick ass and take names)
These are good with solid info, not big on the new agey vegan hippy world kind of stuff myself, that just turns me off..'
There you go.. check it out if you are interested :-)
ARCH ENEMY present new KHAOS LEGIONS video for ”Under Black Flags We March”
Before the Swedish Metal powerhouse went to Asia and Australia to present the latest album ”Khaos Legions” on their ongoing world tour, they found time to finish the 3rd video for ”Under Black Flags We March”. The video was once again produced by the Swedish director Patric Ullaeus (In Flames, Dimmu Borgir, etc.) and is the first video to feature the new guitarist Nick Cordle (from the US band Arsis) who replaced Chris Amott earlier this year.
The video will be exclusivly premiered worldwide through the website of Metal Hammer Germany. Watch the video here: http://www.metal-hammer.de/video-audio/premieren/article290641/arch-enemy-under-black-flags-we-march-video-exklusiv.html
ARCH ENEMY singer Angela Gossow will host the annual Metal Hammer Germany Awards taking place in Berlin on September 14th, 2012. ARCH ENEMY are nominated in the categorie Best Band and Michael Amott is also nominated as God Of Riffs. Click here to vote for them now:http://www.metal-hammer.de/news/article288313/metal-hammer-awards-2012-eure-stimmen-zaehlen.html
Michael Amott (guitar) comments on the video: ”It was a pleasure as always to work with our friend Patric Ullaeus on this video, which will be the fourth clip he's made for us and he really is a consummate professional – truly excellent stuff! He's captured a very suitable and cool vibe on this one too. The track itself, ’Under Black Flags We March’, is a song that we've played at every Arch Enemy show since we released the "Khaos Legions" album last year, we love playing it as it's a change of pace in our frantic live set and it's going down really well with audiences worldwide too. We felt this pounding metal anthem deserved a visual companion, so here it is! A couple of things to listen out for: we had a our new guitarist Nick Cordle throw down a little lick on the song and had audio master Andy Sneap remix the song a little… So, a few minor tweaks here and there to make it something special for this visual/sonic assault! Under Black Flags We March!”
ARCH ENEMY continue to spread the KHAOS on the following shows and festivals:
26.04.2012 - Diablo Open Air 2012 - Singapore
28.04.2012 - Pulp Summer Slam 12: The Apostles - Manila, Philippines
30.04.2012 - Manning Bar - Sydney, Australia
01.05.2012 - Billboard The Venue - Melbourne, Australia
28.06.2012 - Peace and Love Festival - Borlänge, Sweden
30.06.2012 - Dokk'em Open Air - Dokkum, Netherlands
13.07.2012 - Bang Your Head Festival - Balingen, Germany
14.07.2012 - Rock Harz Open Air - Ballenstedt, Germany
15.07.2012 - Masters Of Rock - Vizovice, Czech Republic
18.07.2012 - Hegyalja Fesztival - Tokaj Rakamaz, Hungary
20.07.2012 - Devilside - Oberhausen, Germany
21.07.2012 - Colos-Saal - Aschaffenburg, Germany
04.08.2012 - Vagos Open Air - Vagos, Portugal
20.10.2012 - Metal Female Voices Fest - Wieze, Belgium
21.10.2012 - Le Bataclan - Paris, France
23.10.2012 - Totem - Pamplona, Spain
25.10.2012 - Capitol - Santiago de Compostela, Spain
26.10.2012 - La Riviera - Madrid, Spain
27.10.2012 - Razzmatazz 2 - Barcelona, Spain
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ARCH ENEMY to play two special and intimate shows in Tokyo this week!
Having just completed a highly successful tour of Japan, Arch Enemy learned that what was to be their next performance, the “Ax-Mayhem” festival in Korea, had been canceled by the promoter.
Arch Enemy have opted to stay in Tokyo, Japan for a few more days and have teamed up with their Japanese promoter ”Creative Man” to play two more special shows at the intimate Astro Hall venue in Harajuku, Tokyo.
The band will do a meet & greet with all ticket holding audience members who wish to meet the band after the shows and there will be exclusive merchandise only available at these two special shows.
These shows will also be unique in a musical sense, as the the setlist will be as voted by the Japanese fans on the bands label (Trooper Entertainment) website!
Ticket and venue information can be found on the Creative Man website:
ARCH ENEMY and Christopher Amott part ways, recruit replacement.ARCH ENEMY have parted ways with guitarist Christopher Amott in an amicable split.
Christopher Amott was a member of ARCH ENEMY between 1996-2005 and again between 2007-2011.
Following is a joint statement by ARCH ENEMY.
”We thank Christopher for the time he’s worked with the band and of course wish him the very best in his future endeavours.
Thankfully, there is no drama behind the scenes here. This is the best way forward for all involved. Christopher simply isn’t into playing extreme metal anymore.
We have already chosen and rehearsed with a new guitar player and we will complete the ’Khaos Legions’ 2012 touring cycle as planned. We are highly motivated and look forward to continue spreading our music around the world!
Finally, our deepest thanks go to the ARCH ENEMY fans, whose amazing support and belief inspires us ever onward.”
ARCH ENEMY are pleased to welcome 26 year old American guitarist Nick Cordle on board as they continue their touring activity following the release of their recent ”Khaos Legions” (2011) album.
Founding guitarist Michael Amott comments: ”Nick was my first choice as he ticks all the right boxes for Arch Enemy with his musicality and technicality as well as his personality and dedication. Looking forward to having him join us on stage, the rehearsals have shown we have a devastating twin axe attack going on!”
Nick Cordle was raised in a musical family in Virginia by parents who teach classical piano and was immersed in 19th century piano music as a child. Rachmaninoff, Brahms, and Liszt are his early memories.
There were piano and violin lessons from a very early age but a rebellious streak led to the guitar at the age of 10, and within a few years he discovered the classic thrash metal albums by Megadeth, Metallica, and Slayer. This was his first real musical passion and gateway into extreme music.
Nick studied jazz and music theory at the University of Virginia from 2003 to 2007 but remains self taught in the ways of ”shred” and metal. Shortly thereafter, he joined American death metal band ARSIS playing bass and guitar over a three year period performing with them on various European tours and countless gigs across the US, Canada, and Mexico as well as performing and writing on their most recent album ”Starve For The Devil” (2010).
Arch Enemy 2012 tour dates (more to follow)
23-March-2012 - Festival Mediterranéen de la guitar - Tunis, Tunisia
25-March-2012 - Colos-Saal - Aschaffenburg, Germany
13-April-2012 - Shibuya Ax - Tokyo, Japan
14-April-2012 - Yokohama Blitz - Japan
16-April-2012 - Diamond Hall - Nagoya, Japan
17-April-2012 - Big Cat - Osaka, Japan
24-April-2012 - Chin Woo Stadium (Hall) - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
26-April-2012 - Diablo Open Air 2012 - Singapore
28-April-2012 - Pulp Summer Slam 12 - Manila, Philippines
30-April-2012 - Manning Bar - Sydney, Australia
01-April-2012 - Billboard The Venue - Melbourne, Australia
28-June-2012 - Peace and Love Festival - Borlänge, Sweden
30-June-2012 - Dokk'em Open Air - Dokkum, Netherlands
13-July-2012 - Bang Your Head Festival - Balingen, Germany
14-July-2012 - Rock Harz Open Air - Ballenstedt, Germany
15-July-2012 - Masters Of Rock - Vizovice, Czech Republic
18-July-2012 - Hegyalja Fesztival - Tokaj Rakamaz, Hungary
20-July-2012 - Devilside - Oberhausen, Germany
04-August-2012 - Vagos Open Air - Vagos, Portugal
20-October-2012 - Metal Female Voices Fest - Wieze, Belgium
21-October-2012 - Le Bataclan - Paris, France
23-October-2012 - Totem - Pamplona, Spain
25-October-2012 - Capitol - Santiago de Compostela, Spain
26-October-2012 - La Riviera - Madrid, Spain
27-October-2012 - Razzmatazz 2 - Barcelona, Spain
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