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Artillery

Formed: 1982
From: Taastrup, Denmark
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Artillery News

Below is our complete Artillery news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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MDF 2012 Full Lineup And Set Times Announced

The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012. Tickets are still on sale for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with Thursday is sold out.

The final lineup is confirmed and the running order and set times have been announced as follows:

Thursday, May 24th - Entrance opens at 4:00 pm

Main room
Extermination Angel - 4:45 - 5:10
Die Pigeon Die - 5:25 - 5:50
Needful Things - 6:05 - 6:40
Rorschach - 6:55 - 7:40
Dying Fetus - 7:55 - 8:40
Absu - 8:55 - 9:40
Eyehategod - 9:55 - 10:45
Agalloch - 11:00 - 12:00
Autopsy - 12:15 - end

Friday, May 25th - Entrance opens at 3:00 pm More...

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More Bands Announced For Barge To Hell

With time running out for booking with promo codes for those who pre-registered, the organizers of Barge To Hell have announced more bands for the extreme metal cruise lineup, ahead of general public ticket sales opening this Friday, April 27, 2012 at 12PM EST.

At The Gates, Belphegor, Kampfar, Soilwork and Solstafir have been added to the lineup, which takes the list of known bands to 21 out of the final 40.

Barge To Hell, from the organizers of the 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise, will set sail on December 3, 2012 from Miami, cruise to Nassau in the Bahamas, and return to Miami on December 7.

Metal Underground.com contributor Goatlady was on board 70,000 Tons of Metal in January 2012, and reported on the action here:

70,000 Tons of Metal 2012 Day 1 Report | Day 1 Photos
70,000 Tons of Metal 2012 Day 2 Report | Day 2 Photos
70,000 Tons of Metal 2012 Day 3 Report | Day 3 Photos
70,000 Tons of Metal 2012 Day 4 Report | Day 4 Photos

The full lineup so far is as follows: More...

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Artillery Founder Carsten Nielsen Splits With Band

Artillery's founding member, drummer Carsten Nielsen, announced his departure from the band and the final shows that he will be part of, which include the band's first ever dates in the United States. In a post on his Facebook page, Nielsen stated:

"For personal reasons I have chosen to leave the Danish Thrash Metal Band Artillery. It's something I've thought about for a long time and I have already informed the guys in the band and I can announce that the last shows I'm playing with ARTILLERY will be:

April 28 - Barroselas, Portugal @ SWR Barroselas Metalfest (15th edition)
May 03 - Heavy Agger, Denmark @ Agger
May 04 - Lions and Barrels, Denmark @ Copenhagen
(will be celebrating our 30th birthday for Artillery)
May 05 - Wuustweeze, Belgium @ Puntpop 2012
May 25 - Baltimore, MD USA @ Maryland Death Fest X
May 26 - New York, NY USA @ Saint Vitus Bar in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
May 30 - Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Astbury Argentina
May 31 - Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Teleton
Jun 01 - Belo Horizonte, Brazil @ Music Hall
Jun 02 - São Paulo, Brazil @ Hangar 110
Jun 03 - Recife, Brazil @ Teatro Mauricio de Nassau
Jun 04 - Porto Alegre, Brazil @ Bar Opinião

And to all the nice people I have met during my time in ARTILLERY, I will just say a huge thank you to; I will never forget the good reception and response I have received."

Nielsen went on to say that he will likely start a new punk rock band:

"I will after the last show, take a little break and then I'll probably go back to my roots and try to find some guys in the Copenhagen Area who want to play some good old fashioned Punk Rock together with me .."

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First Bands Announced for Barge To Hell Cruise

The first 16 bands for Barge To Hell 2012, the new all-extreme metal cruise from the organizers of 70,000 Tons of Metal, have been announced.

The lineup so far is:
ARTILLERY
ENSLAVED
HACKNEYED
HYPOCRISY
KRISIUN
LOUDBLAST
MOONSPELL
MORGOTH
PARADISE LOST
POSSESSED
ROTTING CHRIST
SACRED REICH
SANCTUARY
SEPULTURA
SIX FEET UNDER
SODOM More...

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Exumer Announces South American Shows

German thrashers Exumer have been confirmed to play a series of live shows in South America in June, 2012. The trek will take the band through Argentina Chile and Brazil. Exumer's Danish thrash masters Artillery are joining them on the whole tour. This is Exumer's first appearance in South American in 24 years, where the band last played in Brazil in 1988.

Vocalist Mem V. Stein comments: "We have been waiting for this moment for a long, long time! It's a huge milestone in our career to return to Brazil after 24 years, where there are numerous online communities that wholeheartedly embrace EXUMER and where our fans have been loyally following us since our first appearances in the 1980s. There could hardly be a more cult tour package, between EXUMER and ARTILLERY, to hit South America and the timing could not be better for us to return there shortly after the release of our new album."

Exumer's first new album in 25 years, "Fire And Damnation," will be released via Metal Blade Records in April 2012.

Artillery's Michael Stützer Comments: "Artillery are looking forward to come to South America to play for some of the most dedicated thrashers in the world. It has been one of our main goals from the start of Artillery and we are so excited to play for the headbangers, who has supported us through all these years!" More...

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Sunday Old School: Artillery

It is always so unfair when you see mediocre and lackluster bands becoming hugely popular and selling millions of albums, especially when a band with overwhelming talent gets the shaft and never realizes it's true potential. But I learned a long time ago that life was never meant to be fair, and not a better example of this exists in the annals of metal than the story of Artillery. Formed in 1982 in Taastrup, Denmark - this band came along at the beginning of thrash metal and was one of a very small handful of bands that pioneered the technical metal genre. They were ahead of the times, and sadly still fly under the radar in terms of recognition within the metal community. The old schoolers and metal elitists know and recognize them for what they are, though - perhaps the greatest and most technical thrash band of all time. More...

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Way of Darkness VI Festival Underway

The Way of Darkness VI festival is running from October 6th through the 8th at the Stadthalle (city hall building) in Lichtenfels, Germany. The line-up of bands for the three day fest is as follows:


ABSENT/MINDED
ABYSMAL TORM ENT (MT)
ARTILLERY (DK)
AVULSED - 20 Jahre Avulsed (ES)
BENEDICTION (GB)
BENIGHTED (F)
BLEEDING RED
CEPHALIC CARNAGE (USA)
DARKNESS
DESTRUCTION
DISBELIEF
DYING FETUS (USA) - Exclusive European Show 2011
ENTOMBED (SE) - Special Old School Show: Only songs from "Left Hand Path" & "Clandestine"
EXHUMED (USA) FLESHCRAWL - 20 years Fleshcrawl
GRAVE (SE) - Special 20th anniversary show ("Into the Grave")
HAIL OF BULLETS (NL)
HELLISH CROSSFIRE
HOUWITSER (NL)
LEGION OF THE DAMNED (NL)
MALIGNANT TUMOUR (CZ) - 20 years Malignant Tumor
MARTIN MISSY AND THE PROTECTORS
MILKING THE GOATMACHINE
MORGOTH - 20 years "Cursed" (Exclusive Southern Germany show)
OBSCURA
SEVERE TORTURE (F)
SODOM
SOUL DEMISE
STERBHAUS (SE)
SYPHOR (IRL)
THANATOS (F) More...

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Maryland Deathfest 2012 Final Bands Confirmed

The tenth annual Maryland Deathfest is set to take place in Baltimore, Maryland on May 24-27, 2012 and the final 12 bands were recently announced. They are:

BRUJERIA (Mexico)
AGALLOCH
ARCHGOAT (Finland)
YOB
DYING FETUS
BLACK WITCHERY
UNANIMATED (Sweden)
RORSCHACH
MORGION
NEEDFUL THINGS (Czech Republic)
DIE PIGEON DIE (Australia)
EXTERMINATION ANGEL

Additionally, the organizers have announced the lineup for the first day (Thursday). AUTOPSY will be headlining this day and the rest of the bands playing will be: AGALLOCH, EYEHATEGOD, RORSCHACH, DYING FETUS, DESASTER, NEEDFUL THINGS, DIE PIGEON DIE, and EXTERMINATION ANGEL.

Four-day passes (Thursday-Sunday) and 3-day passes (Friday-Sunday) will go on sale on Monday, September 26th. Single day tickets for Thursday will also go on sale on the 26th. More...

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Mercenary To Play Headbanger's Ball Tour

Mercenary has checked in with the following announcement about performing on the upcoming Headbanger's Ball tour:

"It is official! Mercenary has been confirmed for the special 5-year edition of the Danish Headbanger's Ball Tour together with none other than thrash-masters Artillery & Hatesphere. What better way to celebrate Mercenary's 20th anniversary?"

Additional details on the tour are available here and the currently announced dates are as follows:

09-09-2011: POSTEN, ODENSE
10-09-2011: VOXHALL, AARHUS
16-09-2011: STUDENTERHUSET, AALBORG
17-09-2011: FERMATEN, HERNING
23-09-2011: BADEANSTALTEN, SLAGELSE
24-09-2011: THE ROCK, KØBENHAVN
30-09-2011: TOBAKKEN, ESBJERG
01-10-2011: GODSET, KOLDING More...

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The Cleansing To Play Metal Royal Fest

Denmark's The Cleansing has issued the following update about performing at the upcoming Metal Royal Festival:

"Just wanted to remind you all that we will be playing this Friday (1st of April) in Århus, Denmark at this years Metal Royal Fest!

"We are very proud to be sharing the stage with a lot of great metal bands, such as Malevolent Creation, Hail of Bullets, Obituary, Grave, Artillery, Exmortem and The Burning just to mention a few! We will be playing at 20:00 PM so be sure to be there in time! Hope to see you there!"

The Cleansing also recently announced the title of its new album will be "Feeding the Inevitable." The cover artwork and track listing for the album are both available here.

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Artillery Posts New Video Online

Danish thrash metal veterans Artillery have posted their new music video online for the song, "Warrior Blood." You can check it out below. The song comes from the group's forthcoming new studio album, "My Blood," which will be released on March 21st in Europe and April 5th in North America through Metal Mind Productions.

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Artillery Posts Two New Songs Online

Danish thrash metal veterans Artillery have posted two new songs online from their forthcoming new studio album, "My Blood." You can check out both of the new songs, "Monster" and "Warrior Blood," by heading to the official Metal Mind Myspace page. The band's new album, "My Blood" will be released through Metal Mind on March 21st in Europe and April 5th in North America. You can check out the track listing and the front cover artwork below.

"Mi Sangre (The Blood Song)"
"Monster"
"Dark Days"
"Death Is An Illusion"
"Ain´t Giving In"
"Prelude To Madness"
"Thrasher"
"Warrior Blood"
"Concealed In The Dark"
"End Of Eternity"
"The Great" More...

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Artillery Reveals New Album Tracklisting

Danish thrash metal act Artillery has revealed the tracklisting for its forthcoming full length album. The new album, titled "My Blood," was recorded at Medley Studios in Copenhagen and will see its North American release on April 5, 2011. The tracklisting for "My Blood" is as follows:

1. Mi Sangre (The Blood Song)
2. Monster
3. Dark Days
4. Death Is An Illusion
5. Ain't Giving In
6. Prelude To Madness
7. Thrasher
8. Warrior Blood
9. Concealed In The Dark
10. End Of Eternity
11. The Great

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Artillery Posts Studio Footage

On January 10th Danish band Artillery finished work on the forthcoming album entitled "New Blood." The album was recorded at the Medley Studios, Denmark with Søren Andersen as the producer. The band has just published a video teaser to give a foretaste of the new material, which can be viewed below.

"New Blood" will be released through Metal Mind Productions on March 14th in Japan (via Kings Records), March 21st in Europe, and April 5th in the U.S. (via MVD). The album will be released as a jewel case CD and as a digipak CD including 2 bonus tracks.

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Artillery Working on New Material

After a successful, sold-out show in Copenhagen (alongside Pretty Maids), celebrating the 25th anniversary of the album “Fear Of Tomorrow,” Artillery started working on new songs.

“6” is the working title of their forthcoming album scheduled for release on March 21st, 2011. The new album will include 11 songs. Some of the titles are "Ain’t giving in," "Concealed in the dark," "If only death was an illusion," "Monster" and "Warrior blood." The album will be available in minimum 3 different formats, which will include 4 bonus tracks: "The Eternal War," "Show Your Hate," "The Almighty" (these are all re-recorded versions of tracks taken from the band’s first album - "Fear Of Tomorrow") and "Computer god" (a cover version of the song by Black Sabbath).

As previously reported the band will enter the recording studio on November 29th. The new material will be recorded again at Medley Studios in Denmark, with Søren Andersen as the producer.

Artillery plans to promote the new album with a worldwide tour.

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Artillery To Record New Album

Danish thrashers Artillery are set to enter the studio on the November 29th to record a follow up to their very 2009l album “When Death Comes." New material will be recorded again at Medley Studios in Denmark with Søren Andersen as the producer.

Guitarist Michael Stützer comments: "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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Artillery Announces European Tour

Danish metallers Artillery have announced they will hit the road again to promote their most recent album “When Death Comes." The currently confirmed dates are as follows, with more expected to be announced soon:

2/20 Oostende Festival, Ostendfest – Belgium
3/27 Ramfest, Albertslund – Denmark
4/9 Slagelse Musikhus, Slagelse - Denmark
4/10 Kansas City, Odense - Denmark
4/16 Loppen, Copenhagen - Denmark
5/7 Walpurgis Metal Days, Hauzenberg – Germany
5/22 Rock Hard Festival, Gelsenkirchen – Germany
9/4 Thrash Metal Assault Festival Månen, Haderslev – Denmark

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Katatonia Confirmed For Rock Hard Festival

Katatonia has been confirmed for the Rock Hard festival at the Gelsenkirchen Amphitheater in Germany on May 21st 2010 at 5.00pm to 5.45pm.

The currently confirmed line-up is as follows:

KREATOR
THE DEVIL'S BLOOD
SABATON
BULLDOZER
ARTILLERY
NECROS CHRISTOS
EVILE
BLOODBATH
SONATA ARCTICA
VIRGIN STEELE
ORPHANED LAND
KATATONIA

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Just For Fun

Ten Worst Album Covers From Great Bands

In a special article at Noisecreep.com, you can check out their own list of the ten worst album covers from otherwise well respected bands (and Dragonforce.) Among the embarassing album covers are Iron Maiden, Pantera, Razor and Artillery. You can check it out by heading to NoiseCreep.com.

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Artillery Announces European Tour Dates

Danish thrash metal band Artillery has announced the following European tour dates:

09/18 - Zurich, Switzerland
09/19 - Ljubljana, Slovenia
09/20 - Zagreb, Croatia
09/22 - Belgrade, Serbia
09/23 - Istanbul, Turkey
09/24 - Athens, Greece
09/26 - Budapest, Hungary
10/02 - Kansas City, Odense – Denmark
10/03 - Club Brutal, Aarhus – Denmark w/ SerpentSaints and Essence
10/16 - The Rock, Copenhagen – Denmark w/ SerpentSaints
10/24 - Banehuset, Sommersted – Denmark

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