ALBUM REVIEW: Artillery – X

Armed to the teeth with more riffs than you can shake a Howitzer at, Danish thrashers Artillery return with X (Metal Blade Records), their self-explanatory and succinctly titled tenth album. Sadly, guitarist Morten Stützer, brother of fellow founder member and co-guitarist Michael Stützer, passed away in 2019 meaning the band were forced into a change in personnel. His replacement, Sacrificial axeman Kræn Meier, pulls off an excellent job under the darkest of circumstances and this latest record stands as one of their strongest to date.

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Artillery Guitarist and Founder Morten Stützer Dies, Age 57

In more sad news today, Artillery guitarist and co-founding member Morten Stützer has died. He was 57. The band broke the news of Morten’s passing in a Facebook post earlier today. “Dear loyal friends and fans, it is with a heavy heart, a great deal of shock and a lot of disbelief that we have inform you that founding member, friend, and brother Morten Stützer, no longer is with us. He passed away at the way-too-early age of 57 on the evening of October 2nd. He was surrounded by his family”. Stützer had been in declining health for some time and unable to tour for several years. We send out sympathies to Morten’s family, friends and fans at this difficult time. Continue reading

Artillery US Tour With Striker, VX36, Dahlers Realm, Potential Threat Confirm Dates

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Danish thrash metal veterans Artillery will be returning to the US this spring with Striker, VX36, Potential Threat and Dahlmers Realm as support.

Artillery formed in the Copenhagen suburb of Taastrup, Denmark in 1982 by Michael and Morten Stützer. Since then the band has gone through numerous lineup shifts and gave released six studio offerings. 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.

ARTILLERY w/ Striker, VX36, Potential Threat, Dahlmers Realm:
Apr 09: Rock Bar Theatre – San Jose, CA
Apr 10: Five Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA
Apr 11: The Drunken Lass – Prescott, AZ
Apr 12: Blue Max – Midland, TX
Apr 13: The Three Links – Deep Ellum, TX
Apr 14: The Dirty Dog Bar – Austin, TX
Apr 15: Walter’s on Naylor – Houston, TX
Apr 16: Siberia – New Orleans, LA
Apr 17: West End Live – Orlando, FL
Apr 19: The Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
Apr 21: The Pour House Music Hall – Raleigh, NC
Apr 22: The Syndicate Venue – Birmingham, AL
Apr 23: Good Time Charlie’s – Tupelo, MS
Apr 24: The Metal Grille RK NYDM Spring Bash 15 – Cudahy, WI
Apr 25: Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA
Apr 26: Bushwacker’s Saloon – Denver, CO
Apr 27: The Metro Bar – Salt Lake City, UT

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