ALBUM DETAILS REVEALED
It's time to shed some more light on our new album "Through Our Darkest Days" out 26th of July through NoiseArt Records. The album will be available as a limited digipack including one bonus track.
"Through Our Darkest Days" Tracklist:
1. A New Dawn
2. Welcome The Sickness
3. Through Our Darkest Days
4. Dreamstate Machine
5. A Moment Of Clarity
6. Beyond This Night
7. Starving Eyes
8. Generation Hate
9. Forever The Unknown
10. Holding On To Serenity (Bonustrack)
Rock the Nation presents:
MERCENARY – embarking on a European headliner tour
Following the release of our new album "Through Our Darkest Days", we are thrilled to announce that we will be embarking on a European Headliner tour late August 2013 together with our Finnish friends in OMNIUM GATHERUM!
Official Press release from Rock The Nation below:
"Rock the Nation presents: MERCENARY – embarking on a European headliner tour!
Danish band MERCENARY turned out to be a highly popular metal powerhouse in the past decade! So far, they have released six ultra-heavy yet sophisticated albums, and soon they are ready to unleash “Through Our Darkest Days” (release date: July 26) an opus magnum bursting with modern melodic death metal and power metal structures. MERCENARY will embark on a European headliner tour at the end of this year`s summer.
Travelling with them will be Finns OMNIUM GATHERUM who recently released a beautifully dark slab of melodic death metal with “Beyond” (2013).
Here are the dates:
MERCENARY & OMNIUM GATHERUM live
Presented by LEGACY, PIRANHA, NOIZELETTER, METALNEWS and POWERMETAL.DE
30.08.2013 DE - Leipzig - Hellraiser
31.08.2013 DE - München - Backstage Club
01.09.2013 CH - Pratteln - Gallery
04.09.2013 RO - Bucharest - The Silver Church Club
05.09.2013 HUN - Budapest - tba
06.09.2013 AT - Wien - Escape
07.09.2013 CZ - Brno - Melodka
08.09.2013 DE - Berlin - Magnet
11.09.2013 BE - Vooselaar - Biebob
12.09.2013 UK - London - The Underworld
14.09.2013 DE - Stuttgart - Club Zentral
15.09.2013 NL - Eindhoven - Dynamo
Further MERCENARY dates:
31.05.2013 DE – Geiselwind, Beastival
01.06.2013 CH – Oberentfelden, Böröm Pöm Pöm (Headliner Show)
02.06.2013 CZ – Pilzen, Metalfest CZ
Here you can order the latest releases of MERCENARY:
Mercenary completes mixing 7th album, reveals album title, cover and release date!
Mercenary completed mixing their 7th album ”Through Our Darkest Days” on April 23rd at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark, with long time collaborator Jacob Hansen once again in charge of production and mix.
The cover was created by Mircea Eftemie (guitarist of Mnemic) who have recently made covers for Soilwork, Illdisposed and others.
Mercenary comments on the cover:
“Last year when we were busy with preproductions, we considered reaching out to Mircea to ask if he'd like to give our new cover a shot, because we liked his recent stuff and wanted to try someone with a fresh approach. Against all odds, however, he actually beat us to it and contacted us first with the exact same offer, so it very much seemed as a collaboration that was meant to be.
After a few sketches, we quickly locked on to the main motive of the cover below, which we felt was both iconic, mysterious and not least, oddly disturbing. Most importantly perhaps, we also felt that Mircea's artwork had managed in a natural way to combine something fresh with the style of our older album covers and their dark and atmospheric vibes.
As our new album is very much a combination our latest material with a lot of the more traditional melodic and melancholic elements of previous Mercenary albums, we felt that this was a perfect visual expression of Mercenary's sound and identity in 2013.
The cover symbolizes a darkness that we have gone through as a band, which we feel that we have finally been able to put behind us. The title of the album is meant very positively and thematizes both the journey through existential darkness as a general theme and the ability to break through it. The lyrical universe is very much about making the most of life and not getting caught up in negativity.”
Cover artist Mircea Eftemie adds:
“I wanted to make something that had a direct visual relation to the album title, but also follow the design patterns of the older Mercenary album covers, to keep their identity and brand intact. After swapping ideas back and forth, we ended with a piece not too abstract, but dark and disturbing enough to portray the concept of the new album. It was absolutely a pleasure working on this piece!”
The album will be released through NoiseArt Records on July 27th in Europe and a week later in the US through Prosthetic Records.
Kreator, Wintersun & Satyricon
Böröm Pöm Pöm, CH
Metalfest CZ, CZ