Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Angela Gossow

Gossow on stage in 2006
Background information
Birth name Angela Nathalie Gossow
Born 5 November 1974 (1974-11-05) (age 36)
Origin Cologne, Germany
Genres Melodic death metal
Thrash metal
Death metal
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, accordion
Years active 1991–present
Labels Century Media
Associated acts Arch Enemy

Gossow joined Arch Enemy in November 2000, after former lead singer Johan Liiva was removed from the band.[2] She had previously interviewed guitarist Michael Amott for a German webzine. While interviewing Amott, Gossow gave him a demo that she described as a "poor quality" video of a performance at a club. When the band sacked then-vocalist Johan Liiva in 2000, Arch Enemy called in Gossow for an audition. Amott said that "she wiped the floor with all the other contenders."
Gossow provides the voice for the recurring character, Lavona Succuboso in the animated television show Metalocalypse. According to an interview with Musiikki TV at the Frostbite Festival 2009, Gossow did guest vocals on the Astarte album Demonized, on the song "Black at Heart".
Gossow is among a small number of females to front as a death metal singer. She has a mezzo-soprano vocal range, with a death growl.[3] She is a vegetarian[4] and politically considers herself an anarchist[citation needed]. She is an atheist.[5] Since 2008 she is a manager for Arch Enemy and Spiritual Beggars.