Danish thrashers ARTILLERY has announced they will release a tune in tribute to their fallen guitar player, Morten Stützer, who died last year. Look for the track, “The Last Journey” to be released on October 16th via Metal Blade Records. The band will also hit the studio in October to begin work on their next album. Get more details on the single below.
From The Press Release
On October 16th, Artillery will release the new song “The Last Journey” – featuring former singers Flemming Rønsdorf and Søren Adamsen – digitally and on vinyl via Metal Blade Records. The B-side features “Trapped Under Ice”, a cover by Metallica.
“The Last Journey” is dedicated to the memory of former Artillery guitarist Morten Stützer, who passed away in October 2019.
Comments the band: “When Artillery lost Morten in October last year, we decided to do a song to honor him. The song is called ‘The Last Journey’ and features former singers Søren Adamsen and Flemming Rønsdorf together with the rest of the band. A very epic song.
The B side is also one of Morten’s and Artillery‘s fave songs, a cover of Metallica‘s ‘Trapped under Ice’, which they put the final touches on in our and Mercyful Fate‘s rehearsal room, which they borrowed just before recording it in Sweet Silence in 1984.”
Both songs have been recorded and produced in Medley Studio by Søren Andersen.
Fans can check out a video teaser for “The Last Journey” at: https://youtu.be/FFU792OzE4k. Pre-order your copy in Europe now at: https://de.kingsroadmerch.com/metal-blade/artist/?id=1021 – where “The Last Journey” is available in the following formats:
–Black vinyl (300 copies)
–Blue vinyl (200 copies)
–Yellow vinyl (100 copies)
Artillery will enter Medley Studio again on October 5th to record a studio album with new guitarist Kræn Meier. Stay tuned for more news coming soon!
Michael Bastholm Dahl – vocals
Michael Stützer – guitars
Kræn Meier – guitars
Peter Thorslund – bass
Joshua Madsen – drums