ARTILLERY will join ONSLAUGHT on the ‘Thrash Invasion 2014’ tour, which kicks off in Dublin on July 13, 2014. The dates can be seen on the poster below.
It’ll be the first time the Danish outfit have ever toured over here and guitarist and founder member Michael Stützer is looking forward to it:
“Artillery are looking forward to tour UK for the first time ever! Beside a local gig in Luton 2013 we never had the chance to play UK. With our friends in Onslaught we will visit England, Ireland and Scotland! We can’t wait to meet our fans out there! Come and support us and join the Legions!”
Check out the video for the title track from the bands LEGIONS album, which was directed by Morten Sandberg Madsen:
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.
Michael Bastholm Dahl – vocals
Michael Stützer – guitars
Morten Stützer – guitars
Peter Thorslund – bass
Josua Madsen – drums