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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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Artillery Launches New Website

Danish thrash metal outfit Artillery has launched a brand new official website to help promote their forthcoming new studio album, "When Death Comes." You can check out the website at this location. "When Death Comes" will see a European release on June 15th through Metal Mind and will be released in North America on August 11th via MVD.

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Artillery Posts "10,000 Devils" Video Online

Danish thrash metal outfit Artillery has posted their new music video online for the song "10,000 Devils." You can check it out below. The song will appear on the bands forthcoming new studio album, "When Death Comes" which will be released in Europe on June 15th through Metal Mind and in North America on August 11th via MVD. More...

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Artillery Reveals "When Death Comes" Details

Danish thrashers Artillery have announced that their upcoming album will be titled "When Death Comes." The album cover at can be viewed here.

The track listing for the album will be as follows:

When Death Comes
Upon My Cross I Crawl
10.000 Devils
Rise Above It All
Sandbox Philosopsy
Delusions Of Grandeure
Not A Nightmare
Damned Religion
The End
Refuse To Live - Part 2*
Chaos Ride*

* = Bonus releases for Japanese and digipak versions of the album.

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Whiplash Confirmed For Jalometalli Festival 2009

Reunited New Jersey thrashers WHIPLASH have completed tracking the much anticipated "Unborn Again" full-length album at Mozart Studio with world-renowned engineer / producer Harris Johns (Sodom, Kreator, Helloween, Sepultura, etc) and are set to fly to Berlin on April 13, 2009 where the mixing and mastering process will take place at Spiderhouse Studio.

The album artwork and final tracklisting will be announced shortly.

In other news, WHIPLASH has been confirmed for this year's Jalometalli Metal music festival, set to take place August 14-15, 2009 at Club Teatria in Oulu, Finland.

The festival billing is shaping up as follows: More...

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Metalmania 2008 DVD To Be Released

A DVD chronicling the 2008 edition of Poland's Metalmania festival will be released on March 10th. The DVD features over four hours of live performances from some of metal's most infamous names. The tracklisting is as follows:

INSIDE YOU - "Roam in Darkness"
"Before the Abyss"
PRIMORDIAL - "Heathen Tribes"
"God to the Godless"
"Hate's Plague"
"Passion Hill"
"World Agony"
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM - "The Master Sleeps"
"Fork Boy"
"Escape from Within"
ARTILLERY - "Into the Universe"
"Terror Squad"
MARDUK - "Baptism by Fire"
"Materialized in Stone"
"Limbs of Worship"
VADER - "Sothis"
"Reign Forever World"
SATYRICON - "Now, Diabolical"
OVERKILL - "Necroshine"
"Rotten to the Core"
"Bastard Nation"
"Fuck You"
"Milk Lizard"
"Sunshine the Werewolf"
MEGADETH - "Washington Is Next"
"Gears of War"
"A Tout Le Monde"
"Burnt Ice"

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Artillery To Enter The Studio Next Year

Reunited Danish thrash act Artillery has announced that they will be entering the studio in February of next year to record a brand new album. According to guitarist Morten Stutzer, the new material sounds closest to the album "By Inheritance" than any other the band has recorded but states it will not be "By Inheritance Part 2."

The band released their first DVD last year, entitled "One Foot In The Grave, The Other In The Trash." You can check out a clip from the DVD below. More...

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Artillery’s Debut Album To Be Re-Issued

Metal Mind Productions has announced the re-release of Artillery's debut album, "Fear Of Tomorrow," in a new digipak edition limited to 2000 copies.

Back in the 80's they were one of the biggest European thrash sensations on the scene characterized by intense, energetic riffing and unique vocals of Flemming Ronsdorf, somewhat reminiscent of Slayer and Megadeth from the same era. Their debut LP and the follow-up, "Terror Squad," have gained a legendary status, becoming some of the most thrilling thrash releases of the late 80's.

For years this album was nearly impossible to find, other than on the double album release with their second album "Terror Squad." However, that pressing omitted "King Thy Name Is Slayer" and the title track.

New digipak edition includes 7 bonus tracks and is digitally remastered using a 24-Bit process on a golden disc. The reissue will be available on July 21, 2008 in Europe and September 2, 2008 in USA (via MVD).

Here is Artillery's "Fear Of Tomorrow" (remastered + bonus tracks) tracklisting: More...

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Artillery To Release First DVD

Metal Mind Productions has announced the release of ARTILLERY's first DVD entitled One Foot In The Grave, The Other One In The Trash. The DVD features a fantastic gig the thrash veteran's of Artillery gave at Metalmania Festival 2008. According to a press release, "the outstanding guitar play of brothers Stützer, charismatic Carsten Nielsen's powerful drums and the uncompromising thrash energy of Søren Adamsen's voice ruthlessly hammered their way into the hearts of the headbangers assambled on that occasion. Artillery launched a veritable blitz, bombarding their fans with a skull-breaking selection of some of the best songs from their entire discography, including great thrash metal masterpieces like 'By Inheritence' and 'Khomaniac'."

There will also be a host of bonus material such as the video clips to "Allergic To Knwledge", "Missing Link" and "Terror Squad", interviews with band members Carsten Nielson and Morten Stutzer aswell as a seperate interview with Michael Stutzer and a bootleg video of the band performing "The Almighty." There will also be a limited edition version made available which will come with a bonus CD of songs from the Metalmania show.

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Amon Amarth Check In

AMON AMARTH, the Swedish metal band that has taken the world by storm with their brand of intense and melodic Viking influenced music, have checked in with the following update:

"Back from a two-week vacation we’ve continued working on new songs for our upcoming release. We have a hand full of great songs already, soon to be Amon Amarth classics, and we still have plenty of great song ideas. On March 27th we’re taking a break from the song writing, heading out to sea, raiding and pillaging (the bars) at the Sweden Rock Cruise."

Sweden Rock Cruise which sails from Stockholm (Sweden) to Turkku (Finland) and back on March 27th - 28th, to celebrate the 50th issue of Sweden Rock Magazine. Also on the bill are EDGUY, ARTILLERY, CRAZY LIXX, THRESHOLD and BONAFIDE. More...

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More Bands Added To Metalmania Festival

The following bands have been confirmed for next year’s Metalmania festival, which will take place on March 8th, 2008 at Spodek Hall in Katowice, Poland:


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Artillery Announce New Singer

The new touring lineup of the classic Danish thrashers ARTILLERY is as follows:

Michael Stützer - Lead Guitar
Morten Stützer - Lead Guitar
Peter Thorslund - Bass
Carsten N. Nielsen - Drums
Søren Adamsen (CRYSTAL EYES, STARRATS) - Vocals

According to ARTILLERY, "We can also confirm that a live DVD is under serious consideration. If this becomes reality, it will be shot in Poland in co-operation with Metal Mind Productions."

Upcoming ARTILLERY shows:

Feb. 8-9, 2008 - Royal Metal Festival, Voxhall, Aarhus, Denmark
Nov. 15, 2008 - Keep It True Festival, Koenigshofen, Germany

ARTILLERY's last studio CD, "B.A.C.K.", came out in 1999 via Diehard Music.

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Thrash Metal Book To Surface In September

Zonda Books has posted this press release:

Garry Sharpe-Young's latest book, "Thrash Metal", is being readied for publication this September. In addition, Zonda Books publishes Garry's "Death Metal", "Black Metal" and "Power Metal" all before the end of the year. These MusicMight titles replace the 2001 editions, which have consistently ranked number 1 on their Amazon.com searches for five years and more.

Thrash Metal. At first mocked by the Rock traditionalists Thrash would swamp the hard n' heavy world propelling one of its own - METALLICA, to the very pinnacle of Rock's elite.

In the early 80s Thrash breathed new life into the Rock scene providing older acts with a much needed kick. This new force opened the floodgates to armies of teens armed with flying Vs, bullet belts and a sense of purpose that would fuel genres such as Thrashcore, Crossover and technical Speed Metal. Without Thrash there would be no Death Metal, no Black Metal. That explosion of aggression has seen subsequent afterblasts, most recently Europe and South America has seen a genuine renaissance of Thrash Metal.

Without doubt, Thrash Metal still continues to make its mark in the biggest possible way. The "big four" - METALLICA, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX and SLAYER are all documented here in the greatest possible detail with full, up to the minute histories, exclusive photographs and global discographies, which include demos, albums, singles, chart positions, track listings and catalogue numbers. Over 400,000 words leave no stone left unturned in pursuit of knowledge of ex-members, rare recordings and career milestones. The author has interviewed all these major acts. Indeed, he interviewed METALLICA's late Cliff Burton just days before his passing. The early days of MEGADETH are straight from the mouth of Dave Mustaine.

Also covered are the legion of groundbreaking Bay Area acts such as METAL CHURCH, TESTAMENT, EXODUS, DEATH ANGEL and HIRAX. The European thrash explosion of KREATOR, RAGE, DESTRUCTION, SODOM, GRAVE DIGGER and HELLOWEEN is also covered in frightening detail. The Pagan Thrash of SABBAT, the avant garde eccentricity of CELTIC FROST and the Funk Thrash of MORDRED - it's all here. The second wave of thrash with major artists such as SEPULTURA, PANTERA and MACHINE HEAD takes the genre right up to the new breed of Thrashers, now a truly world-wide phenomenon. All examined in depth.

Having achieved its quarter of a century, Thrash Metal is not only alive, it is thriving. If you thought this rawest form of Heavy Metal was consigned to the past this book will deliver a rude awakening! Read the book, buy the records and bang that head!!


And that's just some of the "A"'s!

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