ARTILLERY ANNOUNCE NEW STUDIO ALBUM AND TOUR DATES
Artillery - one of the best thrash metal bands around enters the recording studio on the 29th of November to record a follow up to their very successful album 'When Death Comes' (2009). New material will be recorded again at Medley Studios in Denmark with Søren Andersen as the producer.
Michael Stützer says: "Artillery is very excited to start working on the follow up to 'When Death Comes', which received such a great response from both fans and medias. It´s great to go back to the studio only 1 1/2 year after our last effort, to show the fans that Artillery is working very hard to make new recordings and to tour again. And this time it won't take us 10 years to make a new album! We feel that the new songs will continue the style and production of our last efforts and we are looking forward to play new songs live for the best and most dedicated fans of metal."
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The forthcoming and as yet untitled album will be released by Metal Mind Productions in mid 2011.
Artillery on tour:
May 7th, 2010 - Walpurgis Metal Days, Hauzenberg – Germany (with Samael, Unleashed, Graveworm, God Dethroned, Benediction and more...)
May 21st, 2010 - Dampf, Fredercia – Denmark (with Unbelief)
May 22nd, 2010 - Rock Hard Festival, Gelsenkirchen – Germany (with Katatonia, Kreator, Nevermore, Bloodbath, Orphaned Land and more... During the festival Artillery will record their live DVD!!!
August 27 2010 - Amager bio, Copenhagen – Denmark (with Pretty Maids)
Artillery and Pretty Maids will perform a show to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their albums 'Fear Of Tomorrow' and 'Red Hot And Heavy'
September 4th, 2010 - Månen, Haderslev – Denmark (with Impalers)
October 9th, 2010 - Studio Live, Istanbul, Turkey (with Blaze Bayley, Onslaught, Northern Lights and more)
October 22/23 or 29 / 30, 2010 Nocturnal Empire festival in Erfurt - Germany tbc
November 6th, 2010 - Von Hatten, Randers – Denmark
November 13th, 2010 - Thrash Inferno Festival, Hessenhallen, Giessen – Germany
Denmark's Artillery is one of Europe's earliest exponents of thrash metal and the band's contribution to the bourgeoning genre is difficult to ignore. The Danish quartet successfully managed to fuse abrasive brutality with technicality and good melodies, with the noteworthy guitar leads of the Stützer brothers as well as the remarkable vocals from Flemming Rønsdorf serving as highlights.
Due to Artillery's demos being well distributed, the band gained worldwide recognition even before the release of their first official album; and the band's first three studio albums, 'Fear of Tomorrow', 'Terror Squad' and 'By Inheritance', all assumed the status of classics in the thrash genre. However, due to lack of support from labels and internal band disputes, Artillery never really achieved their big breakthrough and thus split up in 1991.
In late 1999, Artillery reunited and released the critically acclaimed album 'B.A.C.K.', but they didn't really take off as a band. A few live appearances came in the wake of the release, only to be followed by silence. However, in 2008 the classic core of Artillery, consisting of Morten and Michael Stützer as well as Peter Thorslund (bass) and Carsten N. Nielsen (drums) rejoined forces and subsequently employed new vocalist Søren Adamsen, who provided the band with rejuvenated energy and musical prowess that was soon to be witnessed on their live DVD 'One Foot in the Grave, The Other One in the Trash', containing updated versions of classic material.
A new chapter in the life of Artillery began with their studio album 'When Death Comes', containing 10 blistering tracks that fill the void between their past glory and future splendour.