"Penalty By Perception", the new album from veteran Danish thrashers ARTILLERY, can be streamed in its entirety using the SoundCloud widget below. The CD will be released on March 25 worldwide via Metal Blade Records.
Written over the course of the last two years, ARTILLERY's seventh full-length effort draws from their classic albums like "Fear Of Tomorrow" (1985) and "By Inheritance" (1990), as well as "When Death Comes" (2009) and "Legions" (2013). Having recorded at Medley Studios and bringing Søren Andersen on board as the producer, ARTILLERY achieved the sound that they were aiming for. "We worked really hard together to get this amazing sound," says guitarist Michael Stützer. "I feel the band have come up with some great songs. The best musical performance in the history of ARTILLERY. Can't wait to hear the fans' reactions!"
A familiar, yet modern thrash attack, "Penalty By Perception" delivers the band's signature riffing, with powerful drumming and melodic singing — and promises to be a new fan favorite in the Danish quintet's storied career.
"Penalty By Perception" track listing:
01. In Defiance Of Conformity
02. Live By The Scythe
03. Penalty By Perception
04. Mercy Of Ignorance
05. Rites Of War
06. Sin Of Innocence
07. When The Magic Is Gone
08. Cosmic Brain
09. Deity Machine
10. Path Of The Atheist
11. Welcome To The Mind Factory
12. Liberty Of Defeat (bonus track)
The official video for the song "Live By The Scythe" can be seen below. The band comments: "It was great fun to record the video for 'Live By The Scythe' on Fyn in Denmark. The filming was done in an old castle — Hindsgavl castle — in the forest, and in a school near Hesselager.The story behind the video is about death, fate, the meaning and acceptance of life and death. The video was done by M&M Production who also did the video for 'Legions'."
Regarding what qualities they were looking for in a singer following the departure of Søren Adamsen, Michael told StageReport.ro: "You will never hear ARTILLERY with a growler or a pop singer, but sung vocals with melody and rawness at the same time. Actually, we headhunted Michael from a cover band who played MERCYFUL FATE / KING DIAMOND covers, so we knew he could sing the old ARTILLERY songs very good."
Michael Bastholm Dahl - vocals
Michael Stützer - guitar
Morten Stützer - guitar
Peter Thorslund - bass
Josua Madsen - drums