ARTILLERY releases second single ‘Crossroads to Conspiracy’ taken off new album ‘The Face of Fear’


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 2nd single taken off the album. Please surf over to to check out ‘Crossroads To Conspiracy’!

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 Face Of Fear‘ is the band’s 9th studio album and the third with the current line-up. The record contains nine brand new, straight-to-your-face songs. Make sure to surf over to where you can watch the video for the first single which is the title track ‘The Face Of Fear‘! Check out the pre-order bundles, ‘The Face Of Fear‘ is available in these formats:artillery-bundle-eu.jpg

— ltd. Digipak-CD with 2 exclusive bonus tracks

— 180 g black vinyl — opaque grey blue marbeld vinyl (ltd. 300 – EU-exclusive)

— golden yellow blue marbled vinyl (ltd. 200 – EU-exclusive)

— blue green / white splattered vinyl (ltd. 100 – EMP-exclusive)

— blue/black marbled vinyl (ltd. 300 – US-exclusive)

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’ tracklist:

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

7 Pain

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.

ARTILLERY line-up:

Michael Bastholm Dahl – vocals

Michael Stützer- guitars

Morten Stützer – guitars

Peter Thorslund – bass

Joshua Madsen – drums


26-27/10/18 DK – Copenhagen – Metalcruise

09/11/18 DK – Copenhagen – High Voltage (album release show)

24/11/18 DK – Odense – Metal Mekka

07/12/18 DK – Herning – Fermaten

22/05/19 AT – Wien – Viper Room

23/05/19 CZ – Kyjov – RocknRolla

24/05/19 CZ – Mlada Boleslav – Fararova Sluj

25/05/19 CZ – Brno – Unleaded Coffee

Thomas Nielsen
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When my old buddy Kenn Jensen asked me if I wanted to contribute to the new site he had created, then called, I didn't hesitate. My love for metal music was and is great. I wrote my first review during the summer of 2004 (Moonspell's 'Antidote' album). In 2015, I took over the editor-in-chief role.

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