MERCENARY Streaming New Album Title Track

Melodic death metallists MERCENARY unveiled the title track from their upcoming album, Through Our Darkest Days. You can stream the entire song via Soundcloud.

The band commented,

“We are proud to let you all hear the title track of our new album. We put a lot of effort, heart and soul into this beast and can’t wait to unleash it on the world! For us, the song is very iconic and it embodies the melancholic and grand sound that has always been a trademark for Mercenary.”

Through Our Darkest Days — the group’s seventh studio album — is scheduled for release in North America on July 30 via Prosthetic. It was recorded with longtime collaborator Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Heaven Shall Burn) at Hansen Studios in Denmark and features cover art by Mircea Eftemie (Soilwork, Mnemic).

The band also announced a series of tour dates in its native country, which will follow their European headlining tour.

Says the band,

“We are psyched to announce that we will be tearing up Denmark in September and October with our good friends Essence! We will make sure that no heads are left unshaken! We look forward to share the stage with Essence once again and delivering ONE HELL of a show every night! So get your asses down to the shows and bring the action!”

Over the course of its career, MERCENARY earned extensive acclaim for its juxtaposition of melody and melancholy, as well as its unique musical mixture of the progressive, power, death and thrash metal subgenres. The group has twice performed at the annual ProgPower USA festival and toured their native continent extensively with Megadeth, Arch Enemy, Nevermore, King Diamond, Death Angel and Symphony X, in addition to playing such prominent festivals as Wacken, Graspop and Dynamo.

Catch MERCENARY on tour below:
5/30 Geiselwind, DE – Beastival
6/1 Oberentfelden, CH – Borom Pom Pom
6/2 Pilzen, CZ – Metalfest CZ
8/30 Leipzig, DE – Hellraiser #
8/31 Munchen, DE – Backstage Club #
9/1 Pratteln, CH – Gallery #
9/4 Bucharest, RO – The Silver Church Club #
9/5 Budapest, HU – TBA #
9/6 Wien, AT – Escape #
9/7 Brno, CR – Melodka #
9/8 Berlin, DE – Magnet #
9/11 Vosselaar, BE – Biebob #
9/12 London, UK – The Underworld #
9/14 Stuttgart, DE – Club Zentral #
9/15 Eindhoven, NL – Dynamo #
9/26 Kolding, DK – Godset *
9/27 Herning, DK – Fermaten *
9/28 Horsens, DK – Kulisselageret *
10/4 Lyngby, DK – Templet *
10/5 Aarhus, DK – Club Brutal *
10/11 Aalborg, DK – Studenterhuset *
10/12 Vejle, DK – Bygningen *
10/18 København, DK – Vega *
10/19 Odense, DK – Kansas City *
# with Omnium Gatherurm
* with Essence

 

ANUBIS GATE Gets New Drummer, Same Name

Morten Gade Sørensen (of Pyramaze and Wuthering Heights) replaced Morten Sørensen in ANUBIS GATE.

After careful consideration and 5 albums behind the drums, Morten Sørensen felt it was time to get off the bandwagon to pursue other musical interests.

Here’s a statement from the band’s website regarding the change,

We would like to say that this is a peaceful parting of the ways and that we are still good friends. We are of course sad to see Morten Sørensen go but also excited to have another one of Denmark‘s very finest drummers to join the band.

It is with great pleasure that we can announce his replacement Morten Gade Sørensen, known for his excellent drumming in bands such as Pyramaze, Wuthering Heights and Lance King.

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Morten Gade Sørensen comments on joining ANUBIS GATE:

“I’ve been following ANUBIS GATE since they started and being a big fan of their universe it’s an honor for me to be asked to join. I’m looking forward to working on the bands new material”.

ANUBIS GATE is currently working on their sixth album, which will be out on Nightmare Records late 2013.

ANUBIS GATE is Henrik Fevre (vocals/bass), Michael Bodin (guitars), Kim Olesen (guitars/synths), Morten Gade Sørensen (Drums).

For More Info Visit:

http://www.anubisgate.com

http://www.nightmarerecords.com

DYING FETUS Premiere New Song

RevolverMag.com the online home of Revolver Magazine is hosting an exclusive premiere of a new track from the upcoming DYING FETUS album Reign Supreme. Head over to http://www.revolvermag.com/news/dying-fetus-premiere-new-song-second-skin.html and check out the song Second Skin.

Reign Supreme will be released June 19th on Relapse Records and is available for pre-order HERE.

DYING FETUS have filmed a series of in-studio videos taken during the recording sessions of their new album Reign Supreme. The first video in the series which focuses on the drum tracking process can be viewed HERE. The second video in the series which covers laying down vocal tracks as well as bass parts, it is available for viewing HERE

Reign Supreme features nine tracks and is a “return to roots” with production focused slightly more on slam than in the band’s last few works.  Thematically, the album is set to be a good old-fashioned piece of social and political commentary in the style of DYING FETUS as we have come to know.

Check out an exclusive lyric video for the first new song from Reign Supreme entitled “Subjected to a Beating” HERE.

DYING FETUS will be on tour all summer long including an appearance at Maryland Death Fest as well as the “18 Nights of Blood Tour” in North America with label matesREVOCATION and Six Feet Under. They will also be on a headlining tour of Europe which includes appearances at the “Copenhell Festival” in Copenhagen, Denmark, “Hell Fest” in Clisson, France, the “With Full Force” festival in Roitzschjora, Germany, “Sevilla Rock Festival” in Sevilla, Spain and the “Getaway Rock Fest” in Gävle, Sweden.

For updates on DYING FETUS visit their Facebook and MySpace pages.

DYING FETUS LIVE:

5/24: Baltimore, MD @ Sonar (as part of Maryland Death Fest 2012)

DYING FETUS on Tour With REVOCATION and Six Feet Under

6/8: Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade

6/9: West Springfield, VA @ Empire

6/10: Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

6/11: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

6/12: Columbus, OH @ AlRosa Villa

6/13: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club

6/14: Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s

6/15: Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s

EUROPEAN TOUR

6/16: Copenhagen, Denmark @ Copenhell*

6/17: Clisson France @ Hellfest 2012*

DYING FETUS on Tour With REVOCATION and Six Feet Under

6/20: Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven

6/21: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

6/22: Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro Operahouse

6/24: West Hollywood, CA @ The Whisky

6/26: El Paso, TX @ House of Rock

6/27: Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

EUROPEAN TOUR

6/29: Roitzschjora, Germany @ With Full Force*

7/1: Badalona, Spain @ Estraperlo Club

7/2: Madrid, Spain @ Ritmo Y Compas  

7/3: Almería, Spain @ Sala Jala Jala  

7/4: Sevilla, Spain @ Sevilla Rock*

7/6: Gävle, Sweden @ Getaway Rock Fest*    

*Denotes Festival Appearance