The band revealed on Facebook that guitarist of legendary speed metal band Artillery, Morten Stützer, died at the young age of 57.
Dear loyal friends and fans
It is with a heavy heart, a great deal of shock and a lot of disbelief that we have inform you that founding member, friend – and brother, Morten Stützer, no longer is with us. He passed away at the way-too-early age of 57 on the evening of October 2nd. He was surrounded by his family.
We are absolutely devastated. Morten’s contributions to the band has been invaluable. Besides his incredible musicianship, Morten’s knowledge on so many aspects of life as well as his witty way of being will be so sorely missed.
One thing that is not to forgotten however, is the legacy that Morten has left behind in this world.
Morten’s contributions and work in music has brought so much joy and entertainment to so many people throughout the world – and will continue to do so for generations to come. In this fact, we find a great deal of comfort.
Needless to say, this will NOT be the end of ARTILLERY. In Morten’s spirit, and as an ode to Morten, Artillery will soldier on.
Morten will be missed, but never forgotten.
Good bye, Morten.
Though the band insist on plagiarizing their past works and continue spiraling down the staircase of forgettable mediocrity, it still remains interesting to see how the band will continue with only one Stützer brother. While the band copied the extended break of “Life in Bondage” on at least of half of their songs so that both brothers can highlight their dueling solos. It will be impossible for them to reproduce the only good aspect of their newer material. The band should have moved on from metal like wedding singer Flemming Rönsdorf. Despite all this, very few bands made speed metal into art like Artillery and Morten will never be forgotten!