Artillery will return this fall.
The band announced Wednesday that it will release its ninth studio recording Nov. 16. in the form of The Face of Fear. Set to be released via Metal Blade Records, the record is the fifth from the band to be produced by Soren Andersen at Medley Studios. It will come almost three years after the release of its 2016 record Penalty By Perception.
Andersen had high praise for the new album.
“Pure and raw!,” Andersen said. “Some of the material of this album was originally written in the early 80s, and that inspired us to go old school this time. Not too many layers, just classic Artillery thrash metal…and [front man] Bastholm [Dahl] 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!”
Lyrically speaking, the band’s new album will be familiar for most audiences. According to a news release about the record, it touches on topics, such as mankind’s current path, double-standards, and abuse.
The Face of Fear will be available on limited edition digipack with two bonus tracks, 180-gram black vinyl and four separate limited edition colored vinyl pressings. Their details are noted below.
–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)
In anticipation of The Face of Fear‘s release, Artillery has debuted the video for the record’s title track, which is also the album’s lead single. That video is streaming online now here. After checking out the video, audiences can pre-order the album at the same site.
The band explained the video’s presentation, explaining it was directed by a familiar face and dealt lyrically, with a very heavy subject.
“Most of the scenes for the video were shot at Amager Strandparkright outside of Copenhagen, and the live scenes go back to when the band visited Japan and played at the Thrash Dominations together with Exodus, Voivod and Sanctuary,” the band said. “The video was shot by the band’s good friend Terkel Christensen, who also did the video for ‘When The Magic is Gone’ from the last album Penalty By Perception. The song is about dealing the end of man by himself. We create our own phobia about the destruction of the world, but remain disrespectful to the globe.”
The album’s whole track listing is noted below.
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)
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