Jimmy Kay from The Metal Voice and Artillery Singer Michael Bastholm Dahl pay tribute to Artillery’s guitarist Morten Stützer who passed away from a brain clot on Wed October 2 2019 and was kept quiet until today.
When asked about his Morten Stützer passing
“Morton’s health had been declining for quite a few years, that’s why he hadn’t been touring with us, he did the odd gig once in a while but physically he did not feel like playing. Morton had a heart defibrillator installed, was in danger of having blood clots and was taking blood thinner medicine. Last Tuesday all of a sudden he could not see on one of his eyes and that was something he was struggling with before which one of the reason he was uncomfortable playing live. He was rushed to the hospital but it seemed like too much time had passed and it went pretty quick from there on. ”
When asked if the band will carry on without Morton
“We have a festival date this Friday and we will play that show to honour Morton, we will preserve his legacy. No matter how hard it will be we will continue to play to honour Morton and feel and reflect how we feel to the fans about him. Artillery will soldier go on. ”
When asked about Morton as a person
“When I first joined the band I was always sharing a room with Morton because Morton was a book worm. Morton was a very quiet guy, very well read and had a lot of knowledge stuff that’s what I really liked about him. Morton was the quiet one but he also used to say his opinion on things as well and stick to it. He was very sure of what he felt. He was very kind. I might be complaining about something like losing my sunglasses and the next day he would have bought something for me to make me feel better, very thoughtful ”
Morton played Bass on the bands debut album Fear of Tomorrow and over the years switched to guitars. Their latest album The Face of Fear was released 2018.
Artillery is a Danish thrash metal band. They participated in the early development of the genre, and their highly energetic, riff-centric and often fast-paced music is similar in style to that of Voivod, Coroner, Megadeth and Sabbat from the same era. After releasing three full-length albums and touring extensively throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, Artillery disbanded in 1991, but reunited seven years later, only to disband once again in 2000. However, they reformed again in 2007 and are still together today.