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Taastrup (1982 – 1991, 2007 – present)

Artillery is a Danish band. They participated in the early development of the genre, and their highly energetic, riff-centric and often fast-paced music is similar in style to that of Slayer and Megadeth from the same era.

The band formed in 1982 in Taastrup, a suburb to Copenhagen. The members were guitarists Jørgen Sandau and Michael Stützer, bassist Morten Stützer, drummer Carsten Nielsen and singer Carsten Lohmann. The group recorded the demos Shellshock and Deeds of Darkness in 1984.

Artillery’s first commercial debut came in early 1985 with the inclusion of the song “Hey Woman,” on Volume One of the “Speed Metal Hell” compilation series which was released on New Renaissance Records. Later that year, Carsten Lohmann left and was replaced by Flemming Rönsdorf. Later the same year, Artillery recorded a third demo, Fear of Tomorrow, signed with Neat Records, and released their first album, also titled Fear of Tomorrow. In 1986, Carsten Nielsen was contacted by Quorthon of Bathory asking him if he was interested in drumming for Bathory. Nielsen turned down the offer since he thought Artillery would become a much bigger band than Bathory. Their second album, Terror Squad, was released in 1987.

Guitarist Jørgen Sandau left the band in 1989. Bassist Morten Stützer took over his position, lending the bass to recruit Peter Thorslund. Their third album, By Inheritance, was released in 1990 on both LP and CD, by Roadrunner Records. Artillery disbanded in 1991, some of the members pursuing musical projects of their own during the rest of the 1990s.


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  • PP667

    new album is great!

    2 hours ago Reply
  • jonowev

    Can't wait to see them with Onslaught! T.T.T.D!

    4 Jul 11:27am Reply
  • WhiskeyPony

    By Inheritance is one of the greatest metal things I've ever heard of [4]

    12 Jun 4:02pm Reply
  • flaviovigatto

    By Inheritance still my favourite :) (3

    28 Apr 12:55pm Reply
  • dark_wisdom

    I just listened to By Inheritance for the first time (never is too late). Best thrash metal album I've ever heard.

    24 Apr 1:57am Reply
  • knight_88

    By Inheritance is one of the greatest metal things I've ever heard of [3]

    25 Mar 6:38pm Reply
  • Siffie91

    check out this group for exploring and sharing superb Old School Metal!

    22 Mar 2:43pm Reply
  • Evgeniy20

    By Inheritance is one of the greatest metal things I've ever heard of[2]

    18 Feb 7:39pm Reply
  • Unforgiven1991

    Bombfood 2

    16 Feb 5:48pm Reply
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  • VinceJrNeilSixx

    They are cool...Fucking awesome, I love them.

    7 Feb 3:15pm Reply
  • MrSeraphic

    By Inheritance is one of the greatest metal things I've ever heard of. Highly talented group!

    7 Jan 3:10am Reply
  • metaldiscussor

    Why is by inheritance not held in higher regard than any of the big 4, or any other thrash metal band ever? They are for me at least. By inheritance is my favorite metal album of all time.

    29 Dec 2013 Reply
  • TheArtofShred88

    As for their past three albums, I think they're very good but I feel that they're missing that special "something"

    11 Dec 2013 Reply
  • TheArtofShred88

    By Inheritance is not only one of the best albums in thrash, it is one of the best albums of all time.

    11 Dec 2013 Reply
  • MetalRock1989

    Good new album 4/5.

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
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  • Petya_Venikov

    Surprisingly great new album, glad they're back.

    4 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Kivul

    Randomly wake up tonight to their newest album playing, to a list of new music I should listen to, immediately recognised the band, so characteristic. Brilliant album, so organic

    27 Nov 2013 Reply
  • dead_anarchy

    This guys didn't disappoint me. Really cool new album.

    26 Nov 2013 Reply
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