Metal maestros Arch Enemy will headline this spring’s Metal Hammer Metal Meltdown tour as the Century Media stars play a quartet of ear-bleeding gigs.

Lead singer Angela Gossow can’t wait to attack UK audiences ahead of a slew of summer festival appearances.

And she said: “We strongly felt its time to visit the shores of The United Kingdom Of Heavy Metal again! We miss you, ladies and gentlemen! “We only did the Bloodstock Festival in 2009. It was a fantastic gig and reminded us of why we love the Amott brothers’ homeland so much.

“Even better, we are bringing the UK cult thrashers Sabbat with us and the Norwegian Sons Of Darkness, Enslaved!

“We will cook up a devastating setlist for this run and won’t leave any prisoners behind. Get ready for The Metal Hammer Meltdown attack!”

Check out the Metal Hammer Meltdown shows on the following dates:

7.04.10 Wolverhampton Wulfrun hall

28.04.10 Glasgow O2 Academy

29.04.10 Manchester Academy

30.04.10 London HMV Forum