As announced earlier this week Artillery, one of the best thrash metal bands around, returns with a brand new studio album. New material entitled â€œWhen Death Comesâ€ will be their first studio release since the 1999â€™s album â€œB.A.C.Kâ€! And today you can hear two preview tracks (â€œWhen Death Comesâ€ and â€œ10.000 Devilsâ€) on MMPâ€™s profile on Myspace:
â€œWhen Death Comesâ€ will be released as a jewel case CD and as a limited digipak CD including 2 bonus tracks. Japanese edition of the album will include an exclusive bonus track which wonâ€™t be available elsewhere. Metal Mind Productions set the release date for 15th June in Europe, 23rd July in Japan (via King Records) and 11th August in USA (via MVD).
Artillery AD 2009: SÃ¸ren Adamsen, Morten StÃ¼tzer, Carsten N. Nielsen, Michael StÃ¼tzer, Peter Thorslund
Denmarkâ€™s Artillery is one of Europeâ€™s earliest exponents of thrash metal and the bandâ€™s contribution to the bourgeoning genre is difficult to ignore. The Danish quartet successfully managed to fuse an abrasive brutality with technicality and good melodies, with the noteworthy guitar leads of the StÃ¼tzer brothers as well as the remarkable vocals from Flemming RÃ¸nsdorf serving as highlights. Due to Artilleryâ€™s demos being well distributed, the band gained worldwide recognition even before the release of their first official album; and the bandâ€™s first three studio albums, â€œFear of Tomorrowâ€, â€œTerror Squadâ€ and â€œBy Inheritanceâ€, all assumed the status of classics in the thrash genre. However, due to lack of support from labels and internal band disputes, Artillery never really achieved their big breakthrough and thus split up in 1991. In late 1999, Artillery reunited and released the critically acclaimed album â€œB.A.C.K.â€, but they never really took off as a band again. A few live appearances came in the wake of the release, only to be followed by silence. However, in 2008 the classic core of Artillery, consisting of Morten and Michael StÃ¼tzer as well as Peter Thorslund (bass) and Carsten N. Nielsen (drums) rejoined forces and subsequently employed new vocalist SÃ¸ren Adamsen, who provided the band with a rejuvenated energy and a musical prowess that was soon witnessed on the live DVD â€œOne Foot in the Grave, The Other One in the Trashâ€, containing updated versions of classic material.
A new chapter in the life of Artillery has now begun with their brand new studio album, â€œWhen Death Comesâ€, which contains 10 blistering tracks that fill the void between past glory and future splendour. New material was recorded between March and April 2009 at Medley Studios in Denmark with SÃ¸ren Andersen as the producer. The band will promote the new album on a massive tour, which will be confirmed soon.