Fan-filmed video footage of ARTILLERY's July 18 performance at 02 Academy in Sheffield, England can be seen below.
The Denmark thrash metal veterans will return to North America this fall for their first-ever North American tour. ARTILLERY will join ONSLAUGHT and STRIKER beginning on October 23 at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, New York. The trek will weave its way throughout North America before coming to a close at the Whisky A Go Go in Hollywood, California on November 26.
ARTILLERY guitarist Michael Stützer comments: "One of ARTILLERY's biggest goals way back since the early demo days in 1982 has been to tour USA and Canada.
"After a few shows in the USA, playing at Maryland Deathfest, Barge To Hell and Saint Vitus club (in New York) we are finally doing our first full North American tour! We can't wait to play songs from our new album, 'Legions', together with old classic songs like 'Terror Squad' and 'Khomaniac'!"
"Legions" was released in November 2013 via Metal Blade Records.
Since the release of its previous album, "My Blood", in 2011 ARTILLERY has played European and South American tours and appeared at several festivals and the Barge To Hell cruise. In 2012 ARTILLERY saw the departure of Carsten N. Nielsen and Søren Adamsen. Two new members were recruited, making Josua Madsen the new drummer and Michael Bastholm Dahl the new singer.
In an interview with StageReport.ro, ARTILLERY guitarist Michael Stützer stated about "Legions": "I personally think it's the best production we ever had on a ARTILLERY album. It's very raw and heavy."
He continued: "Our new drummer, Josua and new vocalist, Michael, really deliver the goods on this album, Josua is an amazing drummer and real nice guy and Michael is the singer in ARTILLERY who is the closest ever to [original ARTLLERY vocalist] Flemming Ronsdorf beside putting a lot of new elements in the band because of his vocal range. He is also writing some great lyrics. So this band is a very complete unit."
Regarding what qualities they were looking for in a singer following the departure of Søren Adamsen, Michael said: "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