November 16th sees ARTILLERY release their new album The Face Of Fear which is the successor to Penalty By Perception from 2016.
The Danes have now launched the second single taken off the album. Check out “Crossroads To Conspiracy” below.
Comments guitarist Michael Stützer: “‘Crossroads to Conspiracy’ was one of the very last songs we crafted and it’s a hard-hitting melodic thrash metal song with the typical Artillery riffing. The lyrics are about how you have been cursed by the wrong choices you’ve made. The wrongdoings of others that you used to condemn others for have been committed by yourself.”
The lyrics are ARTILLERY as you know them, with subjects concerning the destruction of mankind, double standards, abuse and the looming worst-case scenario. The Face Of Fear was recorded with long-time producer Søren Andersen at Medley Studios. It’s Søren’s fifth time at the helm and once again he manages to deliver a monster production. Sören Andersen on The Face Of Fear: “Pure and raw! Some of the material of this album was originally written in the early 80’s and that inspired us to go old school this time. Not too many layers, just classic Artillery thrash metal… And Bastholm is better than ever on this one. This is a no-filler album, created together with the band. I’m really proud of the final result and I hope everyone will enjoy it as much as I do!”
‘The Face Of Fear‘ track listing:
1 The Face of Fear
2 Crossroads To Conspiracy
3 New Rage
4 Sworn Utopia
5 Through The Ages Of Atrocity
6 Thirst For The Worst
8 Under Water (instumental)
9 Preaching to the converted
10 Mind Of No Return (ltd. 1st ed. bonus track / re-recorded song from Artillery’s first demo from 1982)
11 Doctor Evil (ltd. 1st ed. bonus track / 2018 version)
Since the last album ‘Penalty By Perception‘, which won the band four Danish Metal Awards 2016 (Best album, best band, best production and Honorary prize), ARTILLERY has toured around the World, including Europe, South America and parts of Asia. In the rest of 2018 there will be time for Copenhell’s Metal Cruise and a Denmark tour, with a release party on High Voltage. 2019 will include tours in Europe, South America and USA.
Michael Bastholm Dahl – vocals
Michael Stützer- guitars
Morten Stützer – guitars
Peter Thorslund – bass
Joshua Madsen – drums