Arthemis are an Italian power metal/heavy metal band.

Arthemis
Arthemis at Wacken Open Air in 2014
Arthemis at Wacken Open Air in 2014
Background information
OriginVerona, Italy
GenresPower metal, heavy metal, thrash metal
Years active1999-present
LabelsScarlet Records
Website[1] www.arthemisweb.com
MembersFabio Dessi
Andrea Martongelli
Giorgio Terenziani
Francesco Tresca
Past membersAlessio Garavello
Matteo Ballottari
Paolo Perazzani
Matteo Galbier
Alberto Caria
Corrado Rontani
Paolo Caridi
Damiano Perazzini

HistoryEdit

Originally called "Nemhesis" having recorded a six-track demo in 1996 under that name, they were formed by the guitarist Andrea Martongelli in 1999. Singer Alessio Garavello joined Arthemis in 1999 (shortly after the release of Church of the Ghost[1] and also became the second guitarist after Matteo Ballottari had left the band.

Arthemis have released eight studio albums starting with the 1999 debut album Church of the Ghost. The band has also appeared on rock and metal themed TV shows Rock TV Sala Prove, Rock TV Database, and played for an advertising spot for “Fiat” cars. In 2010, Arthemis appeared on the Metal Hammer UK Judas Priest tribute album The Metal Forge: Volume 1 - Judas Priest: British Steel, covering "United".

Under the leadership of original member, Andrea Martongelli, the band has moved from power metal to a more heavy metal and thrash metal sound.

Current band lineupEdit

  • Fabio Dessi - vocals (2009- )
  • Andrea Martongelli - guitars/backing vocals (1994- )
  • Giorgio Terenziani - bass guitar (2013- )
  • Francesco Tresca - drums (2012- )

Former membersEdit

  • Alessio Garavello - vocals/guitars (1999–2009)
  • Matteo Ballottari - guitars (1998-2007)
  • Paolo Perazzani - drums/backing vocals (1994-1996; 2002-2009)
  • Matteo Galbier - bass guitar/backing vocals (1994-2009)
  • Alberto Caria - lead vocals (1997-1999)
  • Corrado Rontani - drums (2009-2011)
  • Paolo Caridi - drums (2011-2012)
  • Damiano Perazzini - bass guitar (2009-2013)

DiscographyEdit

  • Church of the Ghost (1999)
  • The Damn Ship (2002)
  • Golden Dawn (2003)
  • Back From the Heat (2005)
  • Black Society (25 June 2008)
  • Heroes (7 June 2010)
  • We Fight (13 June 2012)[2]
  • Blood-Fury-Domination (2017)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sharpe-Young, Garry (2003). A-Z of Power Metal. London: Cherry Red Books Ltd. p. 33. ISBN 1-901447-13-8.
  2. ^ "Arthemis Unveils "We Fight" Album Artwork - in Metal News". Metalunderground.com. Retrieved 2020-04-24.

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