As we all know by now, the great Arch Enemy will be releasing their highly anticipated new album, “War Eternal,” on June 10th via Century Media Records. Since that news they’ve released the videos for the title track and “You Will Know My Name,” and kicked off their new European tour! According to recent post from Angela Gossow’s Facebook page, new front woman, Alissa White-Gluz, has been performing with broken ribs at their recent shows! According to Alissa’s latest post from Instagram, that really did happen, and she’s performing through the pain! Now that is badass! She could have easily taken time off, but she knows how important it is for her to be on that stage and start the new chapter of the band, so I have the utmost respect for her for doing this! Well done Alissa, and get well soon!

Here’s what Alissa added last night on her Instagram: “Thank you for the love and well wishes, everyone who has written to me! It really does help, seriously! As someone who avoids drugs at all costs, I take a pretty mind-over-matter approach to physical pain, so I’m finding ways of coping with the pain on stage and keeping my body horizontal when off stage. Anyone at that show who saw me body slam through the fucking riser could imagine there would be some damage. But, I’m a stubborn fuck and I waited a few shows before going to get xrays, ultra sounds and blood tests. The damage to my head, arms and legs is just bad bruising, there is no apparent organ damage and no internal bleeding. Unfortunately there is a compound break on one rib and severe bruising around several others. Good news is that the pieces of the rib are well aligned to heal back in place! The doctor forbade me to continue playing shows… But canceling shows would hurt way worse. Today felt a bit better.. I could breathe with less pain and I am almost able to stand up/sit down without pain. Can’t wait to heal this shit so I can work out again. The shows have been just amazing, thank you! I look forward to destroying many more stages with you guys (and to hopefully avoid destroying myself from now on). Horns up!

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