One of the most important metal musicians of the past two decades, Arch Enemy and Carcass guitarist Michael Amott, has discussed the future of both the bands, in an interview with Metalunderground.com. You can read a couple of excerpts form the chat below.
Unfortunately, it looks as though there won’t be another Carcass reunion tour or album, anytime soon. “We keep in touch, we’re still friends. I had a great time doing the reunion shows in 2008-2009. I don’t really know what the future holds. I’m very busy with Arch Enemy and other stuff as well.”
Thankfully, he added, “…you’ll never know when we might get back together to do something. It’s still possible… I love playing guitar and the Carcass guys, but I’m very tied up with Arch Enemy until the end of this year  and next year.”
As for Arch Enemy, the future looks very bright. “I feel very fortunate that we’ve had the amazing run that we’ve had. It’s been a very good career for me. I still have the same passion that I had for playing guitar since I first started out, maybe even more so. I appreciate all the opportunities we’ve been given and all we’ve worked for now as a band to get where we are. I really enjoy that now and we hope to keep going for a few more years.”
Despite already having a jam-packed year, Amott says that Arch Enemy still plans on touring the U.S. “…we start up in mid-January again with Arch Enemy and we’re doing a ton of European stuff, then I think we’re doing South America and then Japan again. I think we’re also going to come back to the states next year sometime.”
Amott also revealed what his favorite Arch Enemy and Carcass albums were. “I like all of them in their own way. I think a special album for me is ‘Wages of Sin.’ It’s the first album with Angela. It has great songs on it. It just all came together on that record. With Carcass, I like ‘Heartwork’ a lot.”