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Danish band Artillery will hit the road again to promote their most recent album “When Death Comes”. Artillery returned on the metal scene in June 2009 with a brand new studio album. New material entitled “When Death Comes” was their first studio release since the 1999’s album “B.A.C.K”! So far they’ve confirmed the following dates:

February 20th: Oostende Festival, Ostendfest – Belgium
March 27th: Ramfest, Albertslund – Denmark
April 9th: Slagelse Musikhus, Slagelse – Denmark
April 10th: Kansas City, Odense – Denmark
April 16th: Loppen, Copenhagen – Denmark
May 22nd: Rock Hard Festival, Gelsenkirchen – Germany
May 7th: Walpurgis Metal Days, Hauzenberg – Germany
September 4th: Thrash Metal Assault Festival Månen, Haderslev – Denmark

The band is 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 good melodies, with the noteworthy guitar leads of the Stützer brothers as well as the remarkable vocals from Flemming Rønsdorf serving as highlights. Due to Artillery’s demos being well distributed, the band gained worldwide recognition even before the release of their first official album; and the band’s first three studio albums, “Fear of Tomorrow”, “Terror Squad” and “By Inheritance”, 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 “B.A.C.K.”, 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 Stützer as well as Peter Thorslund (bass) and Carsten N. Nielsen (drums) rejoined forces and subsequently employed new vocalist Søren Adamsen, who provided the band with a rejuvenated energy and a musical prowess that was soon witnessed on the live DVD “One Foot in the Grave, The Other One in the Trash”, containing updated versions of classic material.
A new chapter in the life of Artillery begun with their brand new studio album, “When Death Comes”, containing 10 blistering tracks that fill the void between past glory and future splendour.

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