Artillery releases video for third single, “Pain”

– November 8th, 2018 –

November 16th sees Artillery release their new album, The Face Of Fear – which is the successor to 2016′s Penalty By Perception. The Danes have now launched a video for the 3rd single taken off the album – “Pain” – which can be seen here: https://youtu.be/HBtQsvZyquM

Guitarist Michael Stutzer comments: “The story behind ‘Pain’ is a true story, about an alcoholic who was never listening to his friends or family when they tried to make him stop and quit drinking. And when he got to the point where he realized himself, he had to stop – it was too late and there was no way out anymore. The video for ‘Pain’ was recorded in Kolding and Randers by Morten Madsen (MSM production), who also directed our previous videos for ‘Legions’ and ‘Live by the Scythe’.”

The Face Of Fear is the band’s 9th studio album and the third with the current line-up. To hear the previous singles, “The Face Of Fear” and “Crossroads To Conspiracy”, please visit: metalblade.com/artillery – where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:


–ltd. Digipak-CD with 2 exclusive bonus tracks
–180 g black vinyl
–opaque grey blue marbeld vinyl (ltd. 300 – EU-exclusive)
–golden yellow blue marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 – EU-exclusive)
–blue green / white splattered vinyl (ltd. 100 – EMP-exclusive)
–blue/black marbled vinyl (ltd. 300 – US-exclusive)

The lyrics are Artillery as you know them, with subjects concerning the destruction of mankind, double standards, abuse and the looming worst-case scenarios. The Face Of Fear was recorded with long-time producer Soren Andersen at Medley Studios. It’s Soren’s fifth time at the helm, and once again he manages to deliver a monster production. Soren comments: “Pure and raw! Some of the material of this album was originally written in the early 80′s, and that inspired us to go old school this time. Not too many layers, just classic Artillery thrash metal…And Bastholm is better than ever on this one. This is a no-filler album, created together with the band. I’m really proud of the final result and I hope everyone will enjoy it as much as I do!”

The Face Of Fear track-listing:
1. The Face of Fear
2. Crossroads To Conspiracy
3. New Rage
4. Sworn Utopia
5. Through The Ages Of Atrocity
6. Thirst For The Worst
7. Pain
8. Under Water (instumental)
9. Preaching to the converted
10. Mind Of No Return (ltd. 1st ed. bonus track / re-recorded song from Artillery‘s first demo from 1982)
11. Doctor Evil (ltd. 1st ed. bonus track / 2018 version)

Since the last album, Penalty By Perception – which won the band four Danish Metal Awards in 2016 (best album, best band, best production and honorary prize) – Artillery has toured around the world, including Europe, South America and parts of Asia. For the rest of 2018, there will be time for a Denmark tour, plus a release party on High Voltage. 2019 will include tours in Europe, South America and USA. Stay tuned for more news coming soon!

Artillery live:
Nov. 9 – Copenhagen, Denmark – High Voltage (album release show)
Nov. 24 – Odense, Denmark – Metal Mekka
Dec. 7 – Herning, Denmark – Fermaten
May 22 – Wien, Austria – Viper Room
May 23 – Kyjov, Czech Republic – RocknRolla
May 24 – Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic – Fararova Sluj
May 25 – Brno, Czech Republic – Unleaded Coffee

Artillery line-up:
Michael Bastholm Dahl – vocals
Michael Stutzer – guitars
Morten Stutzer – guitars
Peter Thorslund – bass
Joshua Madsen – drums

Artillery online:
https://www.facebook.com/ARTILLERY.DK
http://www.artillery.dk/
https://twitter.com/artillerymetal

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Ghost Bath European Headlining Tour Announced

In autumn, atmospheric black metallers GHOST BATH will return to Europe for an extensive headlining tour in support of their latest full-length release »Starmourner«. Supported by Danish blackgazers MØL, GHOST BATH will kick off their “Luminescence · Europa · MMXVIII” tour in Belgium, visit multiple cities in the UK and Germany before concluding in Wiesbaden. Let the band haunt you on one of these November dates below:

GHOST BATH
w/ MØL
01.11. B Brugge – Villa Bota
02.11. UK Birmingham – The Flapper
03.11. UK Leeds – Damnation Festival
04.11. UK Bournemouth – The Anvil
05.11. UK Manchester – Satans Hallow
06.11. UK Glasgow – Audio
07.11. UK London – Boston Music Room
08.11. NL Arnhem – Willemeen
09.11. D Cologne – MTC
10.11. D Hamburg – Hafenklang
13.11. D Hannover – Mephisto
14.11. D Berlin – Cassiopeia
15.11. D Jena – Rosenkeller
16.11. D Leipzig – Naumanns
17.11. AT Vienna – Escape
18.11. AT Graz – Explosiv
19.11. D Munich – Backstage
20.11. D Trier – Exhaus
21.11. D Wiesbaden – Schlachthof

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U.D.O. Reveals New Album, “Steelfactory” Details, Posts New Video, “One Heart One Soul” Online

German metal gods U.D.O. will release their new album “Steelfactory” on August 31st worldwide via AFM Records. An official video for the new song “One Heart One Soul” is available for streaming below.

With “Steelfactory,” U.D.O return to their core competence, clearly influenced by their past shows with Dirkschneider, the songs in their rousingly simple straightness have a hymn character, as it is only known from the past.

“Steelfactory” has become a timeless metal album and thus the impressive statement of a master of his craft. With its earthy, punchy and handmade sound – with the participation of the Danish producer Jacob Hansen (among others Volbeat) – “Steelfactory” meets the nerve of the time, which may be triggered again since the successful Dirkschneider tour worldwide.

Steelfactory will available in the following formats:

– Ltd. Boxset
– Ltd. Digipak
– Gtf. Red/Yellow Splatter 2-Vinyl / AFM Exclusive
– Gtf. Silver/Black Marbled 2-Vinyl / AFM Exclusive
– Gtf. Clear Red 2-Vinyl
– Gtf. Clear Yellow 2-Vinyl
– Gtf. Black 2-Vinyl
– CD Jewelcase
– Download & Streaming

Tracklisting:

1. Tongue Reaper
2. Make The Move
3. Keeper Of My Soul
4. In The Heat Of The Night
5. Raise The Game
6. Blood On Fire
7. Rising High
8. The Devil Is An Angel (Bonus Digipak)
9. Hungry And Angry
10. One Heart One Soul
11. Pictures In My Dreams (Bonus Digipak)
12. A Bite Of Evil
13. Eraser
14. Rose In The Desert
15. The Way

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Epica Announce Myrkur & Oceans Of Slumber As Support Acts For Upcoming UK Tour

Dutch symphonic metal giants Epica are proud to announce the supports for their upcoming ‘The United Principle’ 2018 UK tour: Danish metal sensation Myrkur and US progressive metallers Oceans Of Slumber.

Tour dates:

06.04.18 Rock City – Nottingham
07.04.18 02 ABC 1 – Glasgow
08.04.18 O2 Academy – Bristol
10.04.18 Tivoli – Dublin
12.04.18 O2 Ritz – Manchester
13.04.18 O2 Forum – London

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Solbrud Announces New Album “Vemod”

Copenhagen-based black metal quartet Solbrud will release third album, titled “Vemod,” on June 9th via Indisciplinarian and Vendetta Records. The first sonic excerpt from the forthcoming album has been made available alongside the album’s artwork and release details – check out the trailer below.

“Vemod” – Danish for sadness or melancholy- is an album proclaiming the imminent fall of mankind and was recorded with producer Lasse Ballade (Slægt, Orm, Halshug) in his Ballade Studios in Copenhagen, during a freezing January 2017.

In addition, Flemming Rasmussen (Metallica, Morbid Angel, Rainbow) has overseen the mastering in Sweet Silence North where the album received an old-school tape mastering, enhancing the band’s analogue and organic sound. As with the band’s two previous albums, the record consists of four tracks, which this time makes up a playing time of fifty epic and intense minutes.

1. Det Sidste Lys
2. Forfald
3. Menneskeværk
4. Besat af Mørke

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Amorphis Updates 2017 Tour Schedule

Melancholic metal band Amorphis is currently touring North America with fellow countrymen from Swallow The Sun. Followed by shows in Russia as well as several appearances at European festivals, the Finns will be supporting Danish rockers Volbeat all across the continent.

To bridge the gaps between these open air shows, Amorphis just announced eight headlining shows in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Poland and Denmark. The band’s whole tour itinerary can be found below:

w/Swallow The Sun
12.04. USA Merriam, KS – Aftershock
14.04. USA Dallas, TX – Trees
15.04. USA San Antonio, TX – Fitzgeralds
16.04. USA Houston, TX – Scout Bar
17.04. USA New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
18.04. USA Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
19.04. USA Orlando, FL – The Haven
20.04. USA Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
21.04. USA Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
22.04. USA Worcester, MA – New England Metal & Hardcore Festival
23.04. USA Amityville, NY – Revolution Bar & Music Hall

12.05. RUS Moscow – Volta
13.05. RUS St. Petersburg – Club Zal

20.05. FIN Helsinki – Radio Rock Risteily XXII
26.05. FIN Kempele – Zemppi Areena
27.05. FIN Tornio – Club Teatria
03.06. D Leipzig – Wave Gotik Treffen
10.06. S Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock Festival
17.06. B Dessel – Graspop Metal Meeting
29.06. D Gardelegen – Metal Frenzy
01.07. FIN Helsinki – Tuska Open Air
08.07. LV Viesites – Zobens Un Lemess
11.07. H Dunaujvaros – Rockmaraton Festival
14.07. FIN Kalajoki – Merisärkkä
21.07. FIN Laukaa – John Smith Festival
28.07. P Vila Nova De Famalicão – Laurus Nobilis Music Festical
03.08. SK Snina – Rock Pod Kamenom
05.08. FIN Olavinlinna – Savonlinna Opera Festival
09.08 CZ Jaromer – Brutal Assault
17.08. D Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze

w/Volbeat (#)
19.08. D Rostock – M.A.U. NEW!
20.08. PL Gdynia – Ucho NEW!
21.08. PL Poznan – Klub U Bazyla NEW!
23.08. D Hamburg – Volkspark # *SOLD OUT*
24.08. D Berlin – Waldbühne #
25.08. D Lingen – Alter Schlachthof NEW!
26.08. DK Copenhagen – Parken # *SOLD OUT*
27.08. NL Drachten – Iduna NEW!
28.08. D Mönchengladbach – Sparkassenpark #
30.08. CH Thun – Stockhorn Arena #
31.08. D Frankfurt – Batschkapp NEW!
01.09. A Graz – Messe Graz #
02.09. A Wörgl – Komma NEW!
03.09. D Schweinfurt – Willy Sachs Stadium #
05.09. NL Eindhoven – Strijp-S #
06.09. DK Aarhus – Voxhall NEW!
07.09. N Oslo – Telenor Arena #
09.09. S Stockholm – Friends Arena #

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Deus Otiosus Announces “Opposer” Album Release Date

French label Great Dane Records is set to release the upcoming album “Opposer” by Danish death metal outfit Deus Otiosus.

“Opposer” – the band’s 4th full length effort and first for Great Dane – was originally announced all the way back in November of 2016 and will be released on April 30th this year.

The album was recorded in 2016 in Fast Beat Studio and produced by Rasmus Toftlund. Front cover artwork was done by Danish artist Claude Wit and the track listing is as follows:

1. Kneel
2. Disturbing the Dead (streaming here)
3. Stand Your Ground
4. Haunter
5. Towering Flames
6. The Opposer
7. To the Graves
8. Return To Slavery
9. Greater Horror
10. March Of The Unworthy

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Orm Posts New Song “Apotheosis”

The self-titled debut album from epic black metal horde Orm has been set for release through Indisciplinarian on March 24th. Now, the mighty album track “Apotheosis” is revealed through an advance stream available below.

Orm’s debut album will be released on vinyl and digital via Indisciplinarian, with Earsplit Distro carrying the LP exclusively for the US. The band will play a string of Danish shows in conjunction with the new album, and has recently been confirmed for the Metal Magic Festival in Denmark, while also planning more shows for the fall.

3/24/2017 Loppen – Copenhagen, DK *release show
3/25/2017 Pitstop – Kolding, DK
4/24/2017 Von Hatten – Randers, DK
6/03/20147 Spillestedet – Rønne, DK
7/06-08/2017 Metal Magic Festival – Fredericia, DK

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Impalers Releases “Styx Demon: The Master Of Death”

Today marks the official release of “Styx Demon: The Master Of Death,” a new EP from Danish thrash squad Impalers.

The EP comprises new tracks “Megalodon” and “Styx Demon” along with a killer version of Misfits’ “Death Comes Ripping” and Iron Maiden’s “Prowler.” Check out an art video for the “Styx Demon” single below. Impalers front man Soren Crawack also comments:

“This series of EPs effectively serve the function of bridging the gap in-between full-length albums and critically provide the band with a platform to show where are musically at a certain point in time, as we continually evolve our sound. We had so much fun jamming on the songs that inspired us to play music in the first place and we hope our fans enjoy the EP as much as we did recording it.”

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Unleash The Archers Posts New Album Studio Video

Following a European tour back in November of 2016, Unleash The Archers headed to the Danish countryside to begin recording a fourth full-length album with Jacob Hansen. A studio video is available below, and the band comments:

“Happy New Year!!! We put together a bit of a studio update video from our time in Denmark at Hansen Studios. We had a killer time recording the new album and can hardly wait to unleash it later this year!!! Enjoy.”

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