Photo by Taya Uddin
Interview by Tarja Virmakari
Italian ARTHEMIS was formed by the guitarist Andy Martongelli in 1999. Their style is a combination of the dark side of Heavy Metal with Thrash-oriented guitar riffs, fast solos, fire-breathing catchy vocals and a massive, modern killer ground-breaking wall of sound that makes their live shows astonishing and unique. The four-piece line-up delivers extraordinarily uplifting catchy Metal, always acclaimed by the fans and the media as “Judas Priest meets Megadeth”! ARTHEMIS‘ new effort “LIVE FROM HELL” was released on May 25, 2014 on Off Yer Rocka Recordings, it’s their first ever live album, recorded at Hard Rock Hell VII in the United Kingdom, offering a face-melting, fire-breathing killer live performance.
Just a couple of days before the release, Tarja Virmakari had a long and interesting chat with the ARTHEMIS mastermind Andrea “Andy” Martongelli, talking mainly of course about “Live From Hell”. Andy spoke in depth about the background details of how the album was created, details that you can only find out by joining the conversation below:
More information at https://www.facebook.com/arthemis.official
Read more about Andy Martongelli’s Signature Guitar Dean Cadillac “Screaming Ninja” HERE.
Also check out:
ARTHEMIS’ lyric video “Still Awake”:
MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO’s All-Star Music Video, “8 Pillars of Steel”, where also Andy Martongelli is featuring:
Andy’s special jamming session with Steve Vai:
Italian heavy metallers ARTHEMIS have recently announced that the band is confirmed for the legendary Wacken Open Air Festival 2014.
The band commented:
“ It’s a true honour for us… a dream come true and we alrtady know this “25th Anniversary” Wacken will be EPIC!!! Biggest Heavy Metal Open Air In The World!!! See ya on W.E.T Stage on August, Saturday 2nd ! HELL-YEAH bring it on!!! A\m/ “
ARTHEMIS has released a new lyric video for the song “STILL AWAKE”, taken from their forthcoming album “LIVE FROM HELL” – (Live @ Hard Rock Hell VII – United Kingdom).
ARTHEMIS unleash their special self-styled Metal fury with their first ever stunning live album “LIVE FROM HELL” which will be released on 25th May 2014 via Off Yer Rocka Recordings.
Check out below the brand new Official Lyric Video of the blasting song “STILL AWAKE” , directed by Alessandro Rigobello from “Explicit Pixels”.
Pre-order ARTHEMIS – LIVE FROM HELL right now, HERE.
Italian Heavy-Thrash Metallers ARTHEMIS have announced that the Dean Cadillac “Screaming Ninja” Andrea Martongelli Signature Guitar is available now.
Andrea Martongelli comments:
After almost 2 years, developing this new amazing guitar with the DEAN GUITARS U.S.A. team (Tampa, Florida) and “GOLD MUSIC DISTRIBUZIONE Strumenti Musicali” , I’m proud to announce that my new DEAN CADILLAC “Screaming Ninja” signature guitar is now available in the music stores. The tone is very professional and clear (EMG pickups 81-85) , every note is easy to understand even if you use hi-gain amplifiers, it’s very versatile and it looks great, black and chrome as a true ninja weapon…and the price is killer. I hope you will love it and enjoy playing it as I do! So honoured to be part of the Dean Guitars family…it’s a dream come true!
Love ya all! STAY METAL!
More information on ARTHEMIS at:
http://www.arthemismusic.com – http://www.andreamartongelli.com
Guitar orders and more information at:
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Interview by David Pearce
Metal Shock Finland’s Dave Pearce caught up with the Italian ARTHEMIS at Hammerfest 5. Here is what the band had to say about their influences, what they have been up to since the release of their album “We Fight” and what they have lined up for the future. The band members also revealed what was the first album they ever bought.
Power Metal with Thrash-oriented Italian metallers ARTHEMIS has announced the UK-tour with I AM I of ZP THEART (ex-Dragonforce singer), starting at the end of october. The tour includes 8 shows. See the tour dates HERE.
Recently ARTHEMIS has released a new video “We Fight” which is the title track of the band’s new album, released on August 2012. Check out the video below.
Buy the album HERE.
ARTHEMIS, the heavy-thrash metal band formed by the shred-metal guitarist Andy Martongelli, will release its new album, “We Fight”, on August 27 via Off Yer Rocka Recordings.
Formed in 1999, ARTHEMIS‘ music reflects the dark side of heavy metal with thrash-oriented guitar riffs, fast solos, fire-breathing vocals and a massive-modern-killer ground-breaking wall of sound; the four-piece lineup delivers an extraordinary proof of uplifting catchy metal.
Commented Martongelli: “This is a new chapter of ARTHEMIS career. We worked very hard on this album and decided to record ‘We Fight’ while we were right in the middle of our headlining Spanish tour and the U.K. tour… very busy and inspiring moments night after night on stage. I’m sure all our fans will love it as we enjoyed writing the songs and recording them all with the only purpose to give you all the best metal ever! ‘We Fight’ is full of pure, groundbreaking metal energy and we know the wall of sound will blow everyone’s head off!!”
“We Fight” track listing:
01. Apocalyptic Nightmare
03. We Fight
04. Blood Of Generations
05. Burning Star
06. Cry For Freedom
08. Reign Of Terror
09. Still Awake
10. The Man Who Killed The Sun
11. Metal Hammer