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Artillery New Zealand Headline Shows Announced

Artillery New Zealand Headline Shows Announced

F. / Thursday 7th November, 2019 2:00PM

Danish metal maniacs Artillery are bringing their palm-muted mayhem to Aotearoa for a crucial pair of February headline events. Tracing their origins back to 1982 Taastrup, the band are credited with giving life to the first wave of the thrash subgenre outside the infamous Big Four (Anthrax, Megadeth, Metallica, and Slayer), along with lesser known riff-wielders Coroner and Sabbat. Reformed in 2007 after seven years downtime, the fearsome five piece will no doubt be treating fans to triplet-heavy tunes from throughout their epic back catalog, including their latest head-banging hallmark, 2018's The Face Of Fear. Take in the details below...

Tuesday 11th February - Valhalla, Wellington
Wednesday 12th February - Whammy, Auckland
Score your tickets HERE via UTR (meet and greet VIP options available)

Wrap your ears around the title track to Artillery's latest album The Face of Fear...

Experience the onslaught of Artillery's 2016 single 'Live by the Scythe'...

Immerse yourself in the classic title track to Artillery's 1990 album By Inheritance...

Press release:

Denmark’s Artillery is easily appointed one of Europe’s earliest exponents of thrash metal, and the band’s contribution to the burgeoning 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 as well as the remarkable riffs serving as highlights.

When Artillery formed in the small Copenhagen suburb of Taastrup in 1982, little did they know they'd be here alive, vibrant, and ready to destroy in 2020. Sure, they've had their share of ups and downs - the group first folded in 1991, returned for a brief one-album stint with B.A.C.K. in 1999, officially reformed in 2007 and recently suffered the tragic loss of Morten Stützer - but any metal band worth their salt perseveres. And Artillery have survived. They were there when thrash metal took off. They were around to see the emergence of death metal. And they're here today, to make their mark on a whole new generation of metalhead.

"We have some of the most dedicated and diehard fans from the early days of Artillery still supporting the band," says guitarist and co-founding member Michael Stützer. "It's awesome to meet them when we are on tour. The difference is that now they are coming with their sons and daughters and this is amazing. Half of our fans were not even born when we released our first album, Fear of Tomorrow, but our new fans know all the songs!"

Since the release of "Penalty by Perception" (2016), Artillery has taken the road around the world and won several awards for the release. And then the time came in 2018 to open the next chapter with their new album "The Face of Fear"! Once again, the band brings out the big guns with producer Søren Andersen (Glenn Hughes, Marco Mendoza, Mike Tramp etc.) at the helm. Topics like the crimes of humanity, horrors of religion and personal strife are present, and the band even takes a trip back memory lane with a re-recorded song from 1982!

So, get out and show your horns and let's continue keeping metal alive! Artillery is back!


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Tue 11th Feb
Valhalla, Wellington
Wed 12th Feb
Whammy Bar, Auckland