Artillery announces North American Thrash Invasion tour this fall!

By Chris Dahlberg

Published on Sunday, July 20, 2014

I missed Artillery’s performance when they played Maryland Deathfest back in 2012, but now it looks like I’ll have a second chance to check them out. The Denmark thrash metal band will set off on their first ever North American tour this fall, and are bringing Onslaught and Striker with them. It’s crazy to think that a band that has been around as long as Artillery hasn’t been able to do a full North American tour, but I suppose that’s a sign of how expensive it can be to tour over here. Either way, this is one you won’t want to miss out on if you’re a thrash fan, so check out the dates below.

Artillery North American Tour

Agoura Hills, CA – 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, NY. The tour will weave its way throughout North America before coming to a close at the Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood, CA on November 26. For more information, visit http://artillery.dk.

Guitarist Michael Stützer comments: “One of Artillery’s biggest goals way back since the early demo days in 1982 has been to tour USA/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”! JOIN THE LEGIONS!”

Artillery are one of Europe’s earliest and most important exponents of thrash metal, and the band’s contribution to the bourgeoning 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 serving as highlights. Listen to music and watch videos from “Legions” now at metalblade.com/artillery.

Artillery was formed in the Copenhagen suburb of Taastrup, Denmark in 1982 by Michael and Morten Stützer. Since then Artillery have gone thru numerous line-up changes and released six studio longplayers. The first period of Artillery’s existence gave the World the three classic albums Fear of Tomorrow, Terror Squad and By Inheritance featuring some of the finest moments of Thrash Metal Europe has ever put out.

“Artillery are doing what they were surely born to do, namely hurling impressively intricate, ridiculously tight thrash anthems from every direction, they are still unstoppable.” Terrorizer Magazine

“one of the best thrash metal albums this year” Iron Fist Magazine

“The songwriting talent on display is formidable, and all the instruments turn potentially routine passages into extra appendages that work always in the band’s favor.” MetalSucks.net

“…this new album proves that they’re still fighting on, with no end to the war for thrash metal in sight.” NewNoiseMagazine.com

 

NORTH AMERICAN THRASH INVASION TOUR 2014
Presented by Distilled Entertainment
Featuring ONSLAUGHT, ARTILLERY, STRIKER
10/23 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus
10/24 Cambridge, MA Middle East Club
10/25 Long Branch, NJ The Brighton Bar
10/26 Peterborough, NH The Wreck Room
10/28 Chicago, IL Reggie’s
10/29 Indianapolis, IN The Headquarters
10/30 Lakewood, OH The Foundry
10/31 Columbus, OH The Alrosa Villa
11/01 Rochester, NY The Bug Jar
11/02 Trenton, NJ Championship Bar
11/03 Springfield, VA Empire
11/04 Hartford, CT Webster Underground
11/05 Albany, NY Bogie’s
11/06 Quebec City, QC La Salle Multi
11/07 Toronto, ON Hard Luck
11/08 Ottawa, ON Mavericks
11/09 Montreal, QC Le Petit Campus
11/11 Kingston, ON Mansion
11/12 Detroit, MI The Token Lounge
11/13 Milwaukee, WI The Metal Grill
11/15 Winnipeg, MB Zoo Caberet
11/16 Calgary, AB, Palomino’s
11/17 Edmonton, AB, The Pawn Shop
11/18 Vancouver, BC Red Room
11/19 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
11/20 Spokane, WA The Hop
11/21 Victoria, BC Canada The V-Lounge
11/22 Portland, OR Tonic Lounge
11/23 San Francisco, CA The DNA Lounge
11/25 Mesa, AZ Club Red
11/26 Hollywood, CA The Whisky a Go Go

 

http://artillery.dk
https://www.facebook.com/ARTILLERY.DK

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