Metal Blade welcomes Danish thrashers, Artillery to their arsenal!
Denmark's Artillery is one Europe's early thrash metal exports. The Danish quartet manages to fuse abrasive brutality 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. Since then, Artillery have gone through numerous line-up changes and released six studio LPs. The first period of Artillery's existence gave the world the three albums Fear of Tomorrow, Terror Squad and By Inheritance.
Artillery comments on the signing: "Artillery is very proud to have signed with legendary Metal Blade Records! Metal Blade is the company who released Metallica's first song, Slayer's and Trouble's debut records and who in their line-up have our fellow Danes Mercyful Fate/King Diamond signed. With their over 30 years of experience in the business this is a big step forward for Artillery. We can't wait to have our new album released on Metal Blade, and we are looking forward to promote it with our first American tour ever. We also want to thank Metal Mind and Agnieszka for the last 5 years!"
Since the release of their last album My Blood in 2011 Artillery have played European and US tours and appeared at several festivals and the Barge To Hell cruise.Touring plans for the rest of 2013 include the U.S. as well as South America, making the band tour extensively for the rest of the year.
A new album has been recorded in the spring of 2013 and is right now in the stage of mixing and mastering.
For more information on the band: https://www.facebook.com/ARTILLERY.DK