Metal Blade is happy to announce November, 22nd as the release date for ARTILLERY’s new album Legions!
We have now launched a landing page at www.metalblade.com/artillery where you can stream the first single Chill My Bones and check out the pre-order options for Legions!
Legions will be released as a limited edition Digipak with two bonus tracks, jewelcase-cd, on vinyl and as a digital download.
Comments ARTILLERY: “With the release of ‘Legions’ we feel that we have played our strongest card since the early days of ‘By Inheritance’. With a killer production, some great new songs done by a strong and dedicated line-up, we are looking forward to support ‘Legions’ all the way! We can’t wait to tour and meet the Legions of thrashers out there! This album is for you!”
Denmark’s ARTILLERY is easily appointed 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 an abrasive brutality with technicality and strong melodies, with the noteworthy guitar leads of the Stützer-brothers serving as highlights.
ARTILLERY was formed in the Copenhagen suburb of Taastrup, Denmark in 1982 by Michael and Morten Stützer. Since then ARTILLERY have gone thru numerous line-up changes and released six studio longplayers. The first period of ARTILLERY’s existence gave the World the three classic albums Fear of Tomorrow, Terror Squad and By Inheritance featuring some of the finest moments of Thrash Metal Europe has ever put out.
After an eight-year hiatus ARTILLERY returned in style in 1999, sounding as fresh and hungry as ever before without sounding like one of those nostalgia acts. The three albums B.A.C.K., When Death Comes and My Blood put ARTILLERY not only back on the map, but also to the top of their genre.
Since the release of their last album My Blood in 2011 ARTILLERY have played European and South American tours and appeared at several festivals and the Barge To Hell cruise. In 2012ARTILLERY saw the departure of Carsten N. Nielsen and Søren Adamsen. Two new members were recruited, making Josua Madsen the new drummer and Michael Bastholm Dahl the new singer.
Legions track listing:
1. Chill My Bones
2. God Feather
4. Wardrum Heartbeat
5. Global Flatline
6. Dies Irae
7. Anno Requiem
8. Enslaved To The Nether
9. Doctor Evil
10. Ethos Of Wrath
11. The Almighty (Bonustrack re-recorded from The Fear Of Tomorrow album)
12. The Eternal War (Bonustrack re-recorded from The Fear Of Tomorrow album)
Michael Bastholm Dahl – vocals
Michael Stützer – guitars
Morten Stützer – guitars
Peter Thorslund – bass
Josua Madsen – drums