HIRAX official Press Release! A highly collectable Split-Single, of Thrash icons SODOM and HIRAX, will begin a year of celebrations to mark the 30th anniversary of one of Germany’s leading independent record labels SPV / Steamhammer Records. Release dates: Germany January 24th 2014, in Europe January 27th 2014 and in the USA February 4th 2014. Limited edition 7” single. Only 1.000 coloured and numbered vinyl / record. Side A 1. SODOM - Waterboarding Side B 1. HIRAX - Hellion Rising http://www.spv.de/
“Fear of Tomorrow” is an absolute classic, yet Artillery would still go on to top themselves and permanently stamp their name on the thrash genre.
These Artillery from Denmark are easily one of the best and, unfortunately, one of the most overlooked bands in the history. Their skills and power immediately caught the attention and the respect of a quite large but silent slice of people that were practising their cult in the underground, with constancy and loyalty, like this band always did.
In 1986, Carsten Nielsen was contacted by Quorthon of Bathory asking him if he was interested in drumming for Bathory. Nielsen turned down the offer since he thought Artillery would become a much bigger band than Bathory.
Flemming Rönsdorf Michael Stütze Jørgen Sandau Morten Stützer Carsten Nielsen