Sad news coming from the Artillery camp. Morten Stützer, guitarist and founding member of the Danish thrash metallers, passed away at the age of 57. Stützer had been facing many problems with his health during the recent years. 

Artillery members mad the following post on the band's official Facebook page:

"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. Goodbye, Morten."