ALBUM DETAILS REVEALED 5/21/2013
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 5/17/2013
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! 5/3/2013
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.
New video from album recordings! 4/20/2013
Here is another sneak-peak behind the scenes of our new album! We wish you all a ROCKING Weekend. (More details about the album will be revealed soon!)
Video from New Album Recordings 2/18/2013
We are very excited to announce that we have entered Hansen Studios and have begun the recordings of our new album. Peter Mathiesen has already recorded all his drum parts, and he has done an absolutely amazing job! We will be posting some video diaries in the time to come from the studio; here is the first clip. ENJOY!
Video released for "Through the Eyes of the Devil" 1/30/2013
After a great album cycle the last two years with lots of great shows and festivals, we decided to invite you all to witness some of the metal mayhem and take a look "Through the Eyes of the Devil" with us! Enjoy this great video filmed in the summer of 2012 and edited by Carlos Toro, who previously made our video for "The Endless Fall".
Stay tuned for some really exciting news on our upcoming album soon!
Watch the video on
Mercenary's youtube channel
NEW FESTIVAL AND NEW VIDEO! 1/30/2013
We're happy to announce our first show in 2013 at the new 'Beastival' on May 30th - 1st of June 2013 in Geiselwind (Germany) with among others Kreator, Wintersun & Satyricon. More info at www.beastival.com
Moreover, we're happy to present a small special something for you in the form of a 'fan-made' roadvideo for the track "The Black Brigade" filmed in the summer of 2012. It was made by our friend, Don G, whom we've previously coorporated with for the cover of "Metamorphosis". He kindly filmed the raw material for this vid and put it together for his own sake but we thought it was way too great not to share with you. More footage from the Basinfire Festival (Cz) performance will be used for another video coming in early 2013 - and who knows, maybe we'll also have some cool info on a new album by then ...
Until then, enjoy a roadtrip with The Black Brigade here:
The Black Brigade Roadtrip Video
Press release - Summer festivals confirmed, tour video and more! 5/14/2012
Things are busy at Camp Mercenary these days!
We are currently recording the pre-production of our 7th album, which is a very exiting process, and since the release of “Metamorphosis” in February 2011 we have been touring
massively and we have had a lot of great experiences with this line-up already.
In March we went to Russia for the first time ever and played a headlining show for a venue filled with exited and anticipating Russian fans. (See short video documentary below) All in all, we are truly grateful for the warm welcome we have received, and we
look forward to many more great experiences with all our amazing fans!
The plan for the summer tour is ready, and it is with great pleasure that we can announce that MERCENARY has been confirmed for the following festivals in 2012:
18/5 Day of Decay (DK), Aalborg
30/6 Basinfire (CZ)
04/7 Nibe Festival (DK), Nibe
02/8 Danmarks Grimmeste Festival (DK), Aarhus
See you out there!
Tour video from Moscow show:
"Recollections - The Century Media Years" Released 3/15/2012
Our old partners and friends at Century Media Records have just re-released the three albums Mercenary released through the label from 2004 to 2008 under the title "Recollections - The Century Media Years". The album is available worldwide now and features:
- Three classic albums (11 Dreams, The Hours That Remain, Architects Of Lies)
- 5 bonus tracks and one previously unreleased track
- New artwork by Niclas Sundin
- Liner notes by the band
Check the full track list in the discography and get the album from our webshop!
To celebrate the release we have some CRAZY offers on cool "Retro" Mercenary packages which include a signed "11 Dreams"-poster and some cool vintage Mercenary shirt designs ALL from the "Century Media" era of the band. Read all about it under Shop / Special offers.
Skt. Petersburg cancelled - new festival confirmed 3/15/2012
Sadly, the promoters of our show in Skt. Petersburg later this month chose to cancel the event. We're truly sorry about this, but it was beyond our control and we were not involved in the decision in any way.
On the bright side though, we are STILL playing in Moscow on the 24th of March, where we will even be joined by our mates in Hatesphere! Hell, yeah!
Finally, we have been confirmed for the Day of Decay festival in Aalborg (Dk) in May with Obscura, Krisiun and others. Now, who will be there to break some necks?
RUSSIAN HEADLINER SHOWS 3/15/2012
RUSSIAN HEADLINER SHOWS!
WE'RE HAPPY AND PROUD TO KICK OFF 2012 IN A GREAT WAY BY ANNOUNCING OUR FIRST EVER SHOWS IN RUSSIA THIS MARCH! WE ARE PSYCHED ABOUT PERFORMING IN BOTH MOSCOW AND ST. PETERSBURG - AND TO SAMPLE LARGE QUANTITIES OF THE EXCELLENT AND CHEAP VODKA!
MOREOVER, WE HAVE BEGUN TO MEET UP THIS MONTH TO WRITE NEW MATERIAL FOR THE FOLLOW-UP TO ”METAMORPHOSIS” FROM 2011. WE FEEL THAT THIS NEW INCARNATION OF MERCENARY GOT OFF TO A PERFECT START LAST YEAR WITH GREAT RESPONSE FROM FANS AND THE PRESS AND A LOT OF GREAT SHOWS, NOT LEAST TWO AMAZING TOURS WITH (AMONG OTHERS) SYMPHONY X, NEVERMORE AND DARK TRANQUILLITY. WE CAN'T WAIT TO WRITE AND RELEASE THE NEXT ALBUM AND GET OUT ON THE ROAD AGAIN!
THE MOST PERCEPTIVE OF OUR FANS MIGHT HAVE NOTICED THAT WE HAVE ONLY BEEN JOINED BY DRUMMER MORTEN LØWE FOR A FEW SHOWS IN 2011. MORTEN WAS UNABLE TO COMMIT TO OUR TOURING SCHEDULE, SO WE HAD THE EXCELLENT DRUMMER PETER MATHIESEN FILL IN. AS WE HAVE A GREAT CHEMISTRY WITH HIM MUSICALLY AND PERSONALLY, WE HAVE ASKED HIM TO JOIN THE BAND AS A REGULAR MEMBER. HE HAS ALREADY PLAYED MORE THAN 50 SHOWS WITH US AND IS WELL INTEGRATED IN THE BAND, SO PLEASE GIVE HIM A WARM WELCOME AND BUY HIM A BEER THE NEXT TIME WE PLAY IN YOUR HOMETOWN!
WE ARE ONE - THE BLACK BRIGADE!
RUSSIAN TOUR DATES:
03/24/2012 - MOSCOW - RELAX
03/25/2012 - ST.PETERSBURG - ORLANDINA
NEW ITEMS IN THE SHOP! 3/15/2012
IT MIGHT NOT BE QUITE IN TIME FOR THAT SPECIAL CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR GRANDPA, BUT BETTER LATER THAN NEVER! OUR WEBSHOP AT WWW.MERCENARY.DK/SHOP NOW BOASTS A NEW AND DAZZLING COLLECTION OF MERCHANDISE INCLUDING A PHOENIX WORKER SHIRT, BLOOD SPATTERED M-LOGO SHIRTS, GIRLIES, PINK PANTIES FOR THE LADIES, PATCHES AND BEANIES! FREE PATCHES FOR EVERY ORDER OF 30 EURO AND A FREE CD OF YOUR CHOICE INCLUDED IN EVERY ORDER OF 50 EURO OR MORE! (LAST AND ONLY SHIPMENT OF ORDERS BEFORE CHRISTMAS WILL BE ON THURSDAY THE 22ND.) SHOP 'TILL YOU DROP AND SUPPORT THE BLACK BRIGADE!
CONTEST: WIN CONCERT TICKETS 10/13/2011
WE HAVE LAUNCHED A CONTEST WHERE YOU CAN WIN FREE CONCERT TICKETS FOR A SHOW OF YOUR CHOICE ON THE UPCOMING "NECKBREAKER'S BALL TOUR"!
WE WILL DRAW THREE LUCKY WINNERS AMONG THOSE WHO PURCHASE ANY ITEM FROM OUR WEBSHOP FROM NOW ON AND UP UNTIL (AND INCLUDING) SATURDAY THE 22ND OF OCTOBER. EACH WINNER WILL RECEIVE A GUEST PASS FOR HIMSELF AND A GUEST FOR A SHOW OF HIS OWN CHOICE ON THE TOUR. (WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED DIRECTLY AND POSTED HERE AS WELL.)
SEE YOU ON TOUR!
Special merchandise offer & new CD's in stock! 10/13/2011
WE HAVE A NEW SPECIAL DEAL FOR ALL YOU METAL-HUNGRY METALHEADS!
BUY ANY THREE ITEMS FROM THE SHOP (T-SHIRTS, GIRLIES, HOODIES, LP OR CD'S), AND GET A FREE CD* OF YOUR CHOICE!
SIMPLY BUY THREE ITEMS LIKE NORMAL AND LET US KNOW WHICH CD YOU WANT FOR FREE, EITHER IN A COMMENT WITH YOUR ORDER OR AN E-MAIL TO: INFO [AT] MERCENARY.DK. NO ADDITIONAL FEE OR EXPENSES FOR SHIPPING.
MOREOVER, LIMITED EDITIONS OF "THE HOURS THAT REMAIN" CD+DVD AND "ARCHITECT OF LIES" CD+DVD (INCL. BONUSTRACK "DEATH CONNECTION") ARE NOW AVAILABLE AGAIN IN THE WEBSHOP!
(*THE FREE CD IS LIMITED TO REGULAR EDITIONS AND DOES NOT INCLUDE METAMORPHOSIS US EDITION, OR ARCHITECT OF LIES/THE HOURS THAT REMAIN CD+DVD).
Mercenary celebrates 20th Anniversary! 6/6/2011
SUMMER IS HERE AND THIS TIME OF THE YEAR MARKS THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF MERCENARY! GIVE A BIG SHOUT OUT TO KRAL AND THE GUYS WHO FORMED THE BAND BACK IN THE DAYS! WE'RE HAPPY TO MARK THE OCCASION WITH BOTH THE RELEASE OUR HEAVIEST ALBUM TO DATE AND ALSO OUR BEST YEAR OF TOURING EVER! TO CELEBRATE, WE HAVE THE 'METAMORPHOSIS' CD ON SALE FOR THE REST OF JUNE FOR JUST 10 €! THE BLACK BRIGADE MARCHES FOREVER!
Headbanger's Ball Tour 5/17/2011
It is official! Mercenary has been confirmed for the special 5-year edition of the Danish Headbanger's Ball Tour together with none other than thrash-masters Artillery & Hatesphere. What better way to celebrate Mercenary's 20th anniversary?
09-09-2011: POSTEN, ODENSE
10-09-2011: VOXHALL, AARHUS
16-09-2011: STUDENTERHUSET, AALBORG
17-09-2011: FERMATEN, HERNING
23-09-2011: BADEANSTALTEN, SLAGELSE
24-09-2011: THE ROCK, KØBENHAVN
30-09-2011: TOBAKKEN, ESBJERG
01-10-2011: GODSET, KOLDING
Stream the entire new "Metamorphosis" album! 2/14/2011
Our great friends at Metal Hammer Germany is hosting a stream of our album for the duration of this week.
Check it out here!
New track available for streaming! 2/8/2011
Check out the new track "In a River of Madness", exclusively available for streaming from our Facebook page. This is one dark, angry, fast & epic S.o.B.!
Listen to In a River of Madness here!
Video teaser for new album online! 2/1/2011
Want a taste of things to come? Check out this smokin' hot and brand new video teaser for our upcoming album, featuring snippets of several new songs! And please share it with all your friends (And family, colleagues, the ex's you're stalking, fiends & foes. Just spam everybody to death, really. Why? Because we ask kindly ask you to do so.)
Check it out here: http://listn.to/Mercenary
"METAMORPHOSIS" release party! 1/26/2011
To celebrate the release of our new album, we invite all of our friends, familiy, fans to join us at VIVA LA REVOLUTION in Aalborg Friday the 18th of February.Attendees will be able to buy "Metamorphosis" prior to the official release date which is the 21st in Denmark!
Cheap drinks, rocking metal and lots and lots of good times!So come join the fun, and bring your friends!
Aalborg will never be the same again.
Metamorphosis US release through Prosthetic Records! 5/19/2011
Hot damn! We're proud to announce that we have inked a deal with Prosthetic Records for the release of 'Metamorphosis' in the US & Canada!
The album with be released in North America on the 29th of March (with a possible earlier digital release - info to follow). The US version will feature alternative frontcover & the kickass bonustrack 'Incorporate Your Demons.' Pre-orders incl. new shirts are up now!