Prepare for a new Artillery album because the band has already recorded two songs for the successor to 2011's My Blood and plans to enter the studio again in June to record the rest with producer Søren Andersen.
Danish metallers Artillery have announced that their former session drummer Sven Olsen has passed away due to cancer. He was also a member of Missing Link, a band with connections to Artillery and which was formed by guitarist Michael Stützer in 1988 when Artillery was on a hiatus.
Danish thrash legends Artillery have announced that the new drummer that will replace departed founder Carsten Nielsen behind the kit is Josua Madsen (ex-Consumed). Carsten reportedly left the band in April for personal reasons.
Artillery, the thrash metal band from Denmark, revealed the cover artwork and tracklist of their forthcoming album My Blood. The follow up to the highly acclaimed When Death Comes from 2009 was recorded in late 2010 at the Medley Studios. The cover artwork was designed by the well known Polish graphic designer Graal known from his previous work for bands such as Vital Remains, Sinister, Solitude Aeternus and Bulldozer. Graal was also responsible for the covers of Artillery's Through The Years and When Death Comes.
Metal Mind Productions set up the release date for 14th March in Japan (via Kings Records), 21st March in Europe, 5th April in USA (via MVD). The album will be released as a jewel case CD and as a digipak CD including 2 bonus tracks. Japanese edition of the album will include an exclusive bonus track which won't be available elsewhere.
Thrash metal band Artillery is currently working in Medley Studios, Denmark, on the follow-up to their highly acclaimed album When Death Comes (2009). The new material entitled My Blood will be released by Metal Mind Productions in March 2011.
So far Artillery recorded 14 songs - 10 brand new tracks, a remake of "Ain´t Giving In" (from 1992´s Mind Factory demo) and 3 bonus tracks which are all new versions of timeless classics from the 1985's album Fear of Tomorrow ("The Eternal War", "The Almighty", "Show Your Hate").
Soren Adamsen, Artillery's vocalist, revealed a few titles of the new tracks. He also described the lyrics for those tracks:
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).
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 will enter 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 producer.
Guitarist 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 media. 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."
Artillery have revealed cover artwork and tracklist for the upcoming new album "When Death Comes".
01. When Death Comes
02. Upon My Cross I Crawl
03. 10.000 Devils
04. Rise Above It All
05. Sandbox Philosophy
06. Delusions Of Grandeur
07. Not A Nightmare
08. Damned Religion
10. The End
11. Refuse To Live - Part II
13. Chaos Ride
"When Death Comes" is expected to be released in Europe in June and in Japan in July through Poland's Metal Mind Productions.
Artillery - 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 album "Fear of Tomorrow" and the follow-up "Terror Squad" have gained a legendary status, becoming some of the most thrilling thrash releases of the late 80's period.
And today Metal Mind Productions presents re-release of their third full-length album - "By Inheritance". Compared to Artillery's previous works "By Inheritance" proved to be a much more diverse and mature album. The album showcased a much more evolved band, being capable to create more sophisticated music. The album was produced by Flemming Rasmussen known from his work with Metallica and featured one of the most astounding covers in thrash history - Nazareth's "Razamanaz". New digipak edition includes 7 bonus tracks and is limited to 1000 numerated copies. Digitally remastered using 24-Bit process on golden disc. The release date is set up for 10th November 2008 in Europe and 25th November 2008 in USA (via MVD).
Artillery are set to re-release their classic 80's album "Terror Squad" with remastered tracks and bonus songs. It will be in a new digipak edition limited to 2000 copies. The release date is scheduled for 29th September.
Here is the complete tracklist:
02. In The Trash
03. Terror Squad
04. Let There Be Sin
05. Hunger and Greed
07. At War With Science
08. Decapitations of Deviants
Disc II (Bonus Tracks)
01. The Challenge
02. In The Trash
04. Let There Be Sin
05. All For You (With Per Onink)
06. We Are The Dead
07. Too Late To Regret
A preview track "Terror Squad" of the upcoming Artillery DVD "One Foot In The Grave, The Other One In The Trash" has been made available on the official Metal Mind Productions YouTube Channel (or click here for a direct link).
Artillery's first ever DVD entitled "One Foot In The Grave, The Other One In The Trash" will be released by Metal Mind Productions on 7th July 2008 in Europe and 5th August 2008 in USA (via MVD). The DVD features a fantastic gig the thrash veteran's of Artillery gave at Metalmania Festival 2008.
As previously announced Metal Mind Productions will release 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! 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'!
Danish thrashers Artillery have issued the following update:
"We can now confirm that singer Søren Adamsen will be in the new line-up.
The line therefore consist as following:
Lead Guitar = Michael Stützer
Lead Guitar = Morten Stützer
Bass = Peter Thorslund
Drums = Carsten N. Nielsen
Vocals = Søren Adamsen.
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. That's all for now, but check back and remember the upcoming gigs!"