When Artillery formed in the small Copenhagen suburb of Taastrup in 1982, little did they know they’d be here alive, vibrant, and ready to destroy in 2018. Sure, they’ve had their share of ups and downs—the group first folded in 1991, returned for a brief one-album stint with B.A.C.K. in 1999, and officially reformed in 2007 after a good multi-year hiatus—but any metal band worth their salt perseveres. And Artillery have survived. They were there when thrash metal took off. They were around to see the emergence of death metal. And they’re here today, to make their mark on a whole new generation of metal-heads.
Since the release of “Penalty by Perception” (2016), Artillery has taken the road around the world and won several awards for the release. And now the time has come to open the next chapter with their new album “The Face of Fear” Produced by Søren Andersen (Glenn Hughes, Marco Mendoza, Mike Tramp etc.), it addresses topics like the crimes of humanity, horrors of religion and personal strife, and the band even takes a trip back memory lane with a rerecorded song from 1982.
Sonic Perspectives restless interviewer Rodrigo Altaf sat down with one of Artillery’s founding members, guitar player Michael Stützer, and they spoke about the new album, the touring plans, what he does to achieve such an aggressive guitar tone, and much more. Check out their conversation in the audio player below, and remember to subscribe to our Podcast in several platforms to listen and be notified about new interviews and contents we publish on daily basis.