Danish thrashers ARTILLERY will release their fifth album, "When Death Comes", in Europe on June 15 (via Metal Mind Productions), in Japan on July 23 (King Records), and in North America on August 11 (MVD). The CD was recorded at Medley Studios in Copenhagen with producer Søren Andersen (guitar player in Oliver Weers' solo band) at Medley Studios in Copenhagen. A video for the song "10,000 Devils" was shot this past Thursday and will be unveiled when the album is released.
"When Death Comes" track listing:
01. When Death Comes
02. Upon My Cross I Crawl
03. 10.000 Devils
04. Rise Above It All
05. Sandbox Philosophy
06. Delusions Of Grandeur
07. Not A Nightmare
08. Damned Religion
10. The End
Bonus tracks (European/U.S. digipack version only):
01. Refuse To Live - Part 2
02. Warhead (Morten Stützer/Søren Adamsen)
Bonus track (Japanese version only):
01. Chaos Ride
"When Death Comes", "10,000 Devils", "Damned Religion" and "Uniform" (which previously appeared on ARTILLERY's 1991 demo "Mind Factory", as did "Delusions of Grandeur") have already been performed live, and the band has promised to play "Upon My Cross I Crawl" this Friday when they share the stage with KONKHRA at Forbrændingen in Albertslund, Copenhagen, Denmark.
To read Antenna editor Lars Lolk's first impressions of the new album, go to this location.
Regarding the band's producer choice, guitarist Michael Stützer previously said, "We don't wanna use the same producers like all the other Danish metal bands and Søren has done the production of metal newcomer OLIVER WEERS' new record."
A preview of the first DVD from ARTILLERY, entitled "One Foot in the Grave, The Other One in the Trash", is available below.
Metal Mind Productions released "One Foot in the Grave, The Other One in the Trash" on June 16, 2008 in Europe and August 5, 2008 in the USA (via MVD). According to a press release, the DVD features "a fantastic gig the thrash veterans gave at Metalmania Festival 2008. The outstanding guitar play of brothers Stützer, charismatic Carsten Nielsen's powerful drums and the uncompromising thrash energy of Søren Adamsen's voice ruthlessly hammered their way into the hearts of the headbangers assambled on that occasion. ARTILLERY launched a veritable blitz, bombarding their fans with a skull-breaking selection of some of the best songs from their entire discography, including great thrash metal masterpieces like 'By Inheritence' and 'Khomaniac'!" The DVD also includes many great bonus features, such as extra video material: "Allergic to Knowledge" (video clip), "Terror Squad" (video clip), "The Almighty" (bootlegged at The Rock, Copenhagen, 2008), MISSING LINK – "Lobotomized" (video clip), plus interview with Michael Stützer, interview with Morten Stützer and Carsten Nielsen and more. The release is also available in a limited edition — including a CD with songs recorded at the Metalmania Festival.