Angela Gossow (born November 5, 1975) in Cologne, Germany, is a melodic death metal vocalist. She currently fronts Swedish band Arch Enemy. Her previous bands include Asmodina and Mistress. She is one of the few female metal singers to use death grunts as her primary singing style. Her main influences are Jeff Walker, David Vincent, Chuck Billy and John Tardy.
Angela joined the band in 2001, after former lead singer Johan Liiva was removed from the band. She had previously interviewed guitarist Micheal Amott for a German Webzine. While interviewing Amott, Angela gave him a demo and what she describes as a "poor quality" video of a performance at a club. When it came time to release Liiva, Arch Enemy called her in for an audition. Amott reports that "she wiped the floor with the other contenders".
She describes herself as "Kind of self-confident, but question myself and the world every day. Hard to please. Self-disciplined, open minded, aggressive, good listener. Creative. Restless. Too intelligent to be happy."
Despite the traditional bloody image of performers engaged in metal activites, Angela Gossow is, in fact, a vegan. She prefers her food "healthy and fresh".