The official video for "Legions"
, the title track of the new album from Danish thrash metal veterans ARTILLERY
, can be seen below. The CD be released on November 26 via Metal Blade Records
comments: "With the release of 'Legions'
we feel that we have played our strongest card since the early days of 'By Inheritance'
. With a killer production, some great new songs done by a strong and dedicated lineup, we are looking forward to support 'Legions'
all the way! We can't wait to tour and meet the legions of thrashers out there! This album is for you!"
Since the release of its last 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 a recent interview with StageReport.ro
guitarist Michael Stützer
stated about the upcoming CD: "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 last year's departure of Søren Adamsen
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."
producer Søren Andersen
: "If you're a hardcore ARTILLERY
fan, you won´t be disappointed when you hear the forth coming album. Classic ARTILLERY
, but with new elements. A new drummer, a new singer, 10 new songs, great lyrics, killer riffs etc…
"We did the album in 3 weeks, without looking back.
"There is so much new energy this time, and the band plays better than ever. One reason: They are touring more than ever.
"This is a real metal band that plays real music for the right reason. They don't give a damn about the fame, the look or the party… It's all about the music. That's how I see them, and that's the vibe when we are working together.
"The new drummer, Jos
, is a monster drummer with feel, swing, attitude and skills. I find that very giving for the band, and he's a great guy, too. Likewise, Michael
fits the band perfectly. His voice is very big and very classic. He has his own perfect spot between Søren
, and again: great lyrics!
"Hope you'll enjoy the album as much as I did in the process of the creation!"
01. Chill My Bones
02. God Feather
04. Wardrum Heartbeat
05. Global Flatline
06. Dies Irae
07. Anno Requiem
08. Enslaved To The Nether
09. Doctor Evil
10. Ethos Of Wrath
Michael Bastholm Dahl
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