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ARTHEMIS are a Heavy-Thrash Metal band formed by the shred-Metal guitarist Andrea Martongelli in 1999. Their music reflects the dark side of Heavy Metal with Thrash-oriented riffs and a massive modern sound that is killer for everyone who loves Metal music to the bones. The four-piece line-up gives you an extraordinary proof of uplifting catchy Metal music led by explosive catchy guitar riffs and solos, pounding drums and bass guitar and blazing vocals.
During their career Arthemis have released 6 full-length albums for the World Heavy Metal Market, especially for Japan, where the band have a die-hard crowd of fans supporting the band since 2001 with their debut album “The Damned Ship”.
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 powerful wall of sound that makes their show astonishing and very loud, Arthemis have played hundreds performances, tours, festivals around the world (Bloodstock Open Air UK, Metalcamp, Hard Rock Hell UK, Hammerfest 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, Cradle Of Filth, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter, George Lynch (Lynch Mob), Within Temptation, Evile, Alestorm, 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 Arthemis are on tour promoting their 6th album entitled “HEROES” released on 7th of June by Helvete and Hate (Code 7/Plastic Head Distribution) in the UK and Crash and Burn / EMP Mailorder in Europe with a great reviews from the media. New tour dates will be announced soon!!
The new ARTHEMIS album will be released in March 2012! Stay tuned…
"... 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, DDrum, ModTone Stomp Boxes, EMG Pickups, IN-TUNE Guitar Picks, VINTECK Switching Loop Stations, GALLIEN KRUEGER Bass Amplifications, SPECTOR Basses, DEAD MEAT Clothing
FABIO D vocals
ANDY guitars, vocals
DAMIAN bass, vocals
PAUL GRINDER drums