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, catchy screaming vocals and a massive modern Metal wall of sound; the four-piece line-up gives you an extraordinary proof of uplifting catchy Metal music led by explosive guitar riffs and solos, pounding drums and bass guitar and blazing vocals.During their career the band 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”.
(June 2010 issue of Metal Hammer UK) ARTHEMIS on Metal Hammer UK to cover Judas Priest "United" in the tribute CD for the 30th anniversary of "British Steel" release, together with Firewind, Disturbed…etc.
(November 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 building up a solid fan base of crazy Arthemis addicts (Bloodstock Open Air UK 2009 and 2011, Metalcamp, Hard Rock Hell UK, Hammerfest UK, Evolution Festival, Hard Rock Hell Ibiza, Japan Headlining Tour, Spain Headlining tour, DOA (Dean Guitars Festival) UK, Germany Headlining Tour, UK co-headlining tour….& many more), especially in Japan, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Italy, Slovenja and many more, supporting & co-headlining with several famous bands of the Heavy Metal scene such as Dragonforce, Grave Digger, Cradle Of Filth, Freedom Call, 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 more. 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)