Artillery, one of the best thrash metal bands around, is going to the USA for the first time in their career! Artillery will play gigs in May in New York City and at the Maryland Death Fest in Baltimore. Along with the band Exumer they will then move to South America to play in Argentina, Chile and Brazil. At the end of the year the band will return to USA to play on the “Barge to Hell” cruise ship from Miami, Florida to the Bahamas (December 2012).
Year 2012 marks the 30th anniversary of Artillery. A celebration party will be held on May, 4th at Kings and Lions in Copenhagen with some special guests and prizes. The gig at Lions and Barrels will also be the last Danish gig with the founder member Carsten Nielsen who has decided to leave the band for personal reasons.
Carsten Nielsen: “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 in South America.
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.
After the last show I will 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…”
Artillery’s most recent album is “My Blood” from 2011 (Metal Mind Productions).
Artillery – photo by john-son
Artillery – tour dates:
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 club
May 31 – Santiago, Chile @ Teatro Teleton
Jun. 01 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil @ Music Hall
Jun. 02 – Săo Paulo, Brazil @ Hangar 110
Jun. 03 – Recife, Brazil @ Teatro Mauricio de Nassau
Jun. 04 – Porto Alegre, Brazil @ Beco
July 26 – Brande-Hörnerkirchen, Germany @ Headbangers Open Air
Aug. 24 – Lygten, Denmark@ Nřrrebro
Aug. 25 – Lugones –Asturias, Spain @ Vaques Fest 2012
Sept. 21 – Pitstop, Denmark @ Kolding
Sept. 22 – Studenterhuset, Denmark @ Ĺrhus
Dec. 03 – 07 Florida/ Nassau, USA@ Barge to hell