Vegan straight edge frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz has signed to Napalm Records for a new solo project. While White-Gluz will still remain as lead vocalist for Arch Enemy, her new ALISSA solo project will feature contributions from Arch Enemy members as well as other musicians. Confirmed guest appearances include members of her former band Kamelot, as well as Doyle from The Misfits.
From the official press release:
The global metal scene recognizes Alissa White-Gluz for her unforgettable and inimitable work as the vocalist of iconic metal band Arch Enemy. At this point in her career, the versatile singer has worked steadily in heavy bands for half her life. The impactful frontwoman has cultivated her style and her sound through years of writing, recording, touring, and old fashioned, iron-clad work ethic. Alissa is armed with equal skill and experience, as well as abundant artistic confidence, and is backed by the fact that music lovers all over the world are eager to hear more of her astonishing range. That’s why White-Gluz is doing something new.
It’s an entity dubbed simply “ALISSA” and her brand new solo project has now been worldwide signed by Napalm Records.
First things first — White-Gluz remains firmly installed in her role as the frontwoman of Arch Enemy. That status has not and will not change. “ALISSA” is more of a musical collective, led by White-Gluz and featuring contributions from her wide network of also-talented friends, like an own creative commune with little in the way of rules, regulations, or limits.
Most people know Alissa from being in Arch Enemy, where she focuses mostly on her growling vocals. With creating ALISSA it is the perfect platform for presenting her clean singing voice more often as well as delivering other techniques we all have heard from other works with bands.
From Alissa White-Gluz:
I’m excited to announce that I am currently composing and building my first solo album for the project aptly and honestly entitled “ALISSA” which will see some more of my creative adventures unleashed. It is a welcome creative outlet to unlock all of my lyrical and musical vaults with zero restriction or pressure to conform to any particular style or era. I also pay close attention to what my fans want – I haven’t been ignoring the consistent requests for my clean singing voice! With Angela Gossow as management and Napalm Records just as passionate as I am about this new project, I’m fortunate to have found a home amongst friends and colleagues who are supportive and encouraging of my full musical spectrum. This album will also feature members of the Arch Enemy family, both current and past, as well as many of the other great artists I have had the pleasure of sharing a stage with throughout my career. So many respected artists have invited me into their music over the years, now it’s time to bring them into my world.
Thank you to all my incredible fans around the world – this music is for you!
This album will be very personal. I have a lot of ideas, songs, lyrics, and compositions built up in my brain over the years, I want to get them out this way.
Thomas Caser, CEO of Napalm Records:
A true pleasure to announce this signing today. We are looking forward to this cooperation with one of the most talented front-ladies and artist in today’s business!
The debut ALISSA album is scheduled for a 2017 release, with tour dates announced at that time.