Thrash Metal band formed by the shred-Metal guitarist Andy Martongelli in 1999
Their music reflects the dark side of Heavy Metal with Thrash-oriented guitar riffs,fast solos, fire-breathing vocals and a massive-modern-killer ground-breaking wall of sound; the four-piece line-up delivers an extraordinary proof of uplifting catchy Metal, always acclaimed by the fans and the media as “Judas Priest meets Megadeth” ! Since 2001, Arthemis have released 7 full-length albums worldwide.
ARTHEMIS on Metal Hammer UK to cover Judas Priest “United” in the tribute CD for the 30th anniversary of “British Steel” release. (June 2010 issue of Metal Hammer UK)
ARTHEMIS interviewed on Metal Hammer UK in November 2010 and on the Official Metal Hammer Web Site recording the compilation “POP UP YOUR ASS Vol. 1” covering 6 songs from famous pop stars turned into evil-Heavy Metal songs (Rihanna, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Micheal Jackson, Destiny’s Child, Britney Spears), available for free download at www.arthemismusic/downloads
Showing an incredible stage attitude and a true-powerful wall of sound that makes their show astonishing and very loud, Arthemis have played hundreds gigs, tours, festivals around the world (Bloodstock Open Air UK, Metalcamp, Hard Rock Hell UK, Gods Of Metal, Hammerfest UK, Hellfire Festival UK, Evolution Festival, Hard Rock Hell Ibiza, Japan Headlining Tour, DOA (Dean Guitars Festival) UK, Germany Headlining Tour, UK co-headlining tour….& many more), especially in Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Slovenja and many more, supporting & co-headlining with several famous bands of the Heavy Metal scene such as Dragonforce, Adrenaline Mob, Manowar, Children Of Bodom, Cradle Of Filth, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, George Lynch (Lynch Mob), Within Temptation, Evile, Freedom Call, Alestorm, Reb Beach (Whitesnake), Micheal Angelo Batio, Kiko Loureiro (Angra), Blaze (ex-Iron Maiden), Glenn Hughes and many others. The band has also appeared in several Hard Rock / Heavy Metal SKY TV Shows as “Rock TV Sala Prove”, “Rock TV Database”.
Currently the band ARTHEMIS is on tour promoting their 7th album titled “WE FIGHT”, released in Japan through Hydrant Music / Burrn! Records on 13th June 2012 and available in the rest of the world on cd and digital download from 27th AUGUST 2012, released through OFF YER ROCKA Records / CARGO Records.
….New tour dates will be announced soon!!
“… this vastly superior successor sees the Italian power-metalheads upping their game. Scars On Scars and Seven Days are confident and catchy …” Dave Ling (Metal Hammer UK/Classic Rock)
ARTHEMIS use: DEAN Guitars & Basses, RANDALL Amplifications, EMG pickups, ELIXIR Strings, PREMIER Drums, VATER drumsticks, MEINL Cymbals, ModTone Stomp Boxes, EMG Pickups, IN-TUNE Guitar Picks, VINTECK Switching Loop Stations, GALLIEN KRUEGER Bass Amplifications, SPECTOR Basses, STRAIGHT TO HELL Clothing