ormed by guitarist Michael Amott after his departure from the now legendary Carcass, Arch Enemy first garnered praise under the membership of Johan Liiva (vocals), Fredrik Åkesson (guitars), Martin Bengtsson (bass), Peter Wildoer (drums) and Amott himself. But Åkesson wasn't there long for brother Christopher Amott would soon replace him. Their fame came with the Metal releases of Black Earth (1997) and Stigmata (1998) the same album that also saw Martin Bengtsson and Peter Wildoer replaced with Sharlee D'Angelo and Daniel Erlandsson respectively. Burning Bridg es would follow in 1999 now featuring Johan Jiva replaced wth Angela Gossow, Wages Of Sin (2001), Anthems Of Rebellion (2003), Dead Eyes See No Future EP (2004), and Doomsday Machine (2005) would soon follow.
Upon signing to 'Regain Records', their cult classic Black Earth would be reprinted in 2007.