ARTHEMIS is a Metal band formed by the guitarist Andy Martongelli in 1999. Their style is a combination of the dark side of Heavy Metal with Thrash-oriented guitar riffs, fast solos, fire-breathing catchy vocals and a massive-modern-killer ground-breaking wall of sound that makes their live shows astonishing and unique; 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 8 full-length albums worldwide.
- June 2010 issue of Metal Hammer UK: ARTHEMIS featured on Metal Hammer magazine UK to cover the Judas Priest song "United" in the magazine tribute CD for the World Metal Hammer UK 30th Anniversary JUDAS PRIEST Tribute album "British Steel" release, together with Firewind, Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch and many more...
- November 2010: ARTHEMIS interviewed on Metal Hammer UK and on the Official Metal Hammer Web Site recording the exclusive EP album (F)ARTHEMIS - "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
- ARTHEMIS toured Japan, United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Slovenja, Spain & other countries as opening act or co-headlining shows with: Dragonforce, Adrenaline Mob, Manowar, Children Of Bodom, Cradle Of Filth, Die Apokalyptischen Reiter,Wolf, Onslaught, I Am I, 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.
Currently the band ARTHEMIS is on tour promoting their 8th 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)
LIVE SHOWS AND FESTIVALS APPEARENCES:
- Metalcamp (Slovenja) 2005
- Germany Headlining tour 2006
- Evolution Festival (ITA) 2007
- Bloodstock Open Air (UK) 2009 - 2011
- Hammerfest (UK) 2010 – 2011 - 2012 - 2013
- Japan Headlining Tour 2009
- Hard Rock Hell (UK) 2009 - 2013
- Hellfire Festival (UK) 2009
- Hard Rock Hell Ibiza (ES) 2009 - 2011
- Eurobassday (ITA) 2010
- DOA (Dean Guitars Festival) (UK) 2009 – 2010 - 2011
- Spain headlining tour ( + Azrael ) 2011
- UK tour with FREEDOM CALL ( + Neonfly ) 2011
- UK co-headlining tour with I AM I ( + Fahran ) 2012
- Gods Of Metal (ITA) 2013
- Download Festival (UK) 2013