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Mercenary - Release New Video

"Welcome The Sickness" is the new official music video from Danish metallers Mercenary, that is now available for streaming. The track for this video is taken off their latest output Through Our Darkest Days, released back in July 2013. This video clip was directed and produced by Mircea Gabriel Eftemie. Check it out below.

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Posted: 13.05.2014 by Abattoir | Comments (2)


Mercenary - Entire New Album Streaming Online

Mercenary's new album Through Our Darkest Days is currently available for streaming in its entirety and you can give it a spin right now at this location. Alternatively, you can also listen to it through the Soundcloud player below. How does the new album live up to its predecessor Metamorphosis? Tell us what you think about it and enjoy!

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Source: facebook.com
Band profile: Mercenary
Posted: 25.07.2013 by Bad English | Comments (2)


Mercenary - Streaming Another New Song

Danish metallers Mercenary have shared another new track from their upcoming album Through Our Darkest Days. You can listen to the song "Generation Hate" below and let us know what you think. The album will come out in Europe later this month on July 26th via NoiseArt Records and a week later in the US through Prosthetic Records.

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Posted: 09.07.2013 by BloodTears | Comments (1)


Mercenary - New Song Online

After revealing the details of their new album, Mercenary today premiere the first song and title track of the album, "Through Our Darkest Days" as a taste of what's to come. Stream the song below and judge it for yourself. The album will be out in Europe on July 26th via NoiseArt Records and a week later in the US through Prosthetic Records.

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Source: noiseart.cc
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Posted: 23.05.2013 by BloodTears | Comments (4)


Mercenary - Reveal New Album Cover, Title, Release Date

Mercenary have been preparing the follow up to Metamorphosis and already completed the mixing process of the album. Today the band has revealed the first details about this new and 7th album, to be called Through Our Darkest Days and you can see the cover art below. The album will be released through NoiseArt Records on July 27th in Europe and a week later in the US through Prosthetic Records.

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Posted: 29.04.2013 by BloodTears | Comments (5)


Mercenary - Reveal New Video

"Through The Eyes Of The Devil", the new official video from Danish melodic metallers Mercenary, is now available for streaming below. The video was filmed in the summer of 2012 and it was edited by Carlos Toro. The song for this video is taken from the band's last album Metamorphosis, which was released back in February, 2011.

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Source: youtube.com
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Posted: 30.01.2013 by Abattoir | Comments (0)


Mercenary - Entire New Album Streaming Online

Metamorphosis, the forthcoming album from Danish metallers Mercenary, is available for streaming in its entirety at Metal-Hammer.de.

Metamorphosis will be released in Europe on February 25 via NoiseArt Records. More details about Metamorphosis were previously reported over here.

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Source: metal-hammer.de
Band profile: Mercenary
Posted: 14.02.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (5)


Mercenary - New Song And Album Trailer Online

"The Follower", a brand new song from Danish metallers Mercenary, is available for streaming at the band's MySpace page.

"The Follower" comes off the band's forthcoming album, entitled Metamorphosis, which will be released in Europe on February 25 via NoiseArt Records. Also a trailer for the album can be viewed at this location. More details about Metamorphosis were previously reported over here.


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Source: myspace.com
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Posted: 07.02.2011 by ArtiA | Comments (8)


Mercenary - New Album Cover Art Revealed

Danish metallers Mercenary will release their sixth album, Metamorphosis, on February 25 via NoiseArt Records. The CD was produced by Jacob Hansen (Raunchy, Volbeat, Nightrage, Hatesphere, Pyramaze).

Regarding the CD's cover artwork (see below), the band states: "There's, of course, a lot of obvious (and indeed slightly cheesy) self-referential symbolism regarding the rebirth of the band in the cover artwork. But apart from that we felt that the motive of a phoenix was a really fitting expression of many of René's lyrical themes on the album, as they deal with personal and existential crisis, overcoming personal obstacles and how we can sometimes redefine ourselves in the process of taking responsibility for altering the conditions of our very lives. This idea of personal freedom can be a very frightening thought for some, but it's actually a message of hope and optimism — we can always take control of our lives and free ourselves of inner or outer constraints, or at least take pride in the struggle to do so. (Okay, dropping all the intellectual pretense, we just liked the artwork because it was freaking bird on fire — how cool is that!?

On a serious note, though, we also felt that a simple, raw and iconic visual theme would support the musical direction of the new album. We feel that the songs are our strongest ever, they're no-bullshit, focused and straight to the point, and our good friend Don G really nailed these concepts with his artwork.

Finally, we have also been searching for a new logo for many years (also before the recent changes in line-up) but we never felt that we found a good enough alternative until now. With the direction of the new line-up and the new album, we not only felt that we had as good an occasion as any, but we also really liked the idea of a less polished, more raw logo which could reflect the changes in musical expression."

Metamorphosis tracklist:

01. Through The Eyes Of The Devil
02. The Follower
03. In A River Of Madness
04. Memoria
05. Velvet Lies
06. In Bloodred Shades
07. Shades Of Grey
08. On The Edge Of Sanity
09. The Black Brigade

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Source: myspace.com
Band profile: Mercenary
Posted: 19.01.2011 by White Winter Sun | Comments (6)


Mercenary - New Album Update

René Pedersen from Danish metallers Mercenary has issued the following update on the band's MySpace blog:

"Hey all your crazy people out there,

I'm writing you from Hansen studios in Ribe, Denmark, where we are currently recording the 6th Mercenary studio album, and man is it gonna be a killer one I might add!

The process has been so fore filling, it has been so much fun to write this album, and we truly believe this to be our strongest release in our career.

Here is a little teaser from the studio, of Martin tracking a lead for the new album!

Stay posted for more updates."

Two other little teasers of the studio sessions can be viewed here and here.


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Source: blogs.myspace.com
Band profile: Mercenary
Posted: 25.06.2010 by corrupt | Comments (9)


Mercenary - New Drummer Announced

Official press release

Mercenary have been joined by Danish drummer Morten Løwe Sørensen (Submission, The Arcane Order), who made the following comment:

"I'm happy to announce that I have now joined Mercenary. After having shared the stage with Mercenary alongside my band Submission, I became really impressed by their shows and musicianship, so I'm really looking forward to deliver some kick-ass shows as their drummer. I'm also very excited about being involved in the writing for the next album. It will show a new Mercenary, and I mean that in a very positive way. In my opinion the new material will definitely be the strongest to this date!"

Guitarist Jakob Mølbjerg adds: "We're very happy to have Morten join the ranks. Not only is he a true master behind the drums, he's also a very easygoing person with a great musical drive and understanding. With Morten in the band, there's a whole new sense of renewed and shared energy, creativity and ambition. We've had several rehearsal sessions in the last couple of weeks, and the metal just flows. The old songs already sound like Morten have played them for years, and the new material is crushing and intense.

On a further note, we now have a complete lineup. René will handle all vocals from now on, and trust us, he's more than capable of doing so. As everybody who has seen us live in the last couple of years is fully aware of, René is a real powerhouse, and he has so much more under his belt than he got to display on the previous album (genital pun intended)."

Mercenary will perform with their new lineup for the first time at the Shock Rock Festival on 12th of February, 2010 (with Carpark North, The Rumour Said Fire). More info here: www.rockshock.dk.

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Source: blogs.myspace.com
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Posted: 04.01.2010 by White Winter Sun | Comments (7)


Mercenary - Part Ways With Three Members

Official press release

Well, well, changes that have been underway for a long time can sometimes come about in the blink of an eye. Last week, Mike told us that he wanted to leave the band permanently. The rest of us did some serious thinking and soul-searching, sat down and had "the big talk" and came to the agreement that the only way to continue the band was to part ways with Mikkel and Morten as well. During the last year we have been working on a new album and it has become clear that we no longer share the same vision and enthusiasm about the direction and the future of the band. Martin, Rene, Mike and I wanted to play faster, heavier and more modern (yet old school) material, but for the band as a whole this evidently didn't work out.

We hope that our fans will understand and appreciate the fact that we actually tried for the better part of a year to make the situation work, despite our differences. In the past we managed to turn those very differences into our strength by complementing and inspiring each other. But during the last couple of years we all felt that we had to compromise ourselves in different ways, which of course frustrated us all - both when we played the old material and when we tried exploring a new and fresh sound. Martin and I actually came frighteningly close to disbanding the band less than a year ago, but luckily we came to the agreement that we owed ourselves and the fans to try a final time to make things work. We tried to overcome our frustrations by perfecting, evolving and invigorating our style together as a band. However, the natural joy and the ease with which we had cooperated in the past didn't return and for a long time we have felt further apart musically than ever before.

In many ways this is a painful choice. But it also allows us to close a chapter in the band's career and our shared lives, that we're all immensely proud off, in a dignified way that doesn't let ourselves or our fans down. Nobody would be better off if we released an album that we didn't all truly believe in and felt as fiercely passionate about as we have done about all of our past albums.

The sad but obvious truth is that the past will never return. Mercenary as you know it is now dead and buried. Rest assured, however, that René, Martin and I will continue Mercenary in the best way we possibly can and with a newfound sense of integrity and purpose. So far we have had an immensely fruitful songwriting process with lots of mutual inspiration, understanding, synergy - and most importantly - good, plain, old fashioned fun, which is what it all ought to be about. We feel that we're finally all in agreement about the future direction of the band and that this will be the strongest and most united incarnation of Mercenary ever. In terms of creativity, motivation and the everyday-practical-getting-shit-done-aspects, the band remains fully intact. The new Mercenary will be back to shatter everybody's balls in 2010.

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Source: mercenary.dk
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Posted: 11.11.2009 by White Winter Sun | Comments (17)


Mercenary - New Video Online

"The Endless Fall", the new video from Danish metallers Mercenary, has been made available online.

"The Endless Fall" comes off the Mercenary's latest album, "Architect Of Lies", which was released on March 18 last year through Century Media Records.


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Source: youtube.com
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Posted: 06.02.2009 by White Winter Sun | Comments (4)


Mercenary - Entire New Album Available For Streaming

According to Century Media website, Danish metallers Mercenary now offers you the chance to listen to their new album "Architect Of Lies" in its entirety. Just head for http://www.myspace.com/mercenarydenmark and enjoy the new tracks!

Produced by the renowned Jacob Hansen, "Architect Of Lies" proves to be a stunning fusion of metallic aggression, progressive elements and catchy melodies and will be released on the following dates:

Denmark: March 17, 2008.
Germany / Austria / Switzerland / Benelux / Italy: March 21, 2008.
UK / France / Greece / Norway / Rest Of Europe: March 24, 2008.
Spain / Portugal: March 25, 2008.
Sweden / Finland / Hungary: March 26, 2008.

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Source: www2.centurymedia.com
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Posted: 12.03.2008 by White Winter Sun | Comments (10)


Mercenary - Album Tracklist And Cover Revealed

Mercenary's upcoming album "Architect Of Lies" will be released on:

- Monday, March 17th, 2008 (Denmark)
- Friday, March 21st, 2008 (Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy)
- Monday, March 24th, 2008 (UK, France, Norway, Rest Of Europe)
- Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 (Spain, Portugal)
- March 26th, 2008 (Sweden, Finland, Hungary)

Total playing time is 52:03 and the Album cover art can be viewed at this location.

Album tracklist:

01. New Desire
02. Bloodsong
03. Embrace The Nothing
04. This Black And Endless Never
05. Isolation (The Loneliness In December)
06. The Endless Fall
07. Black And Hollow
08. Execution Style
09. I Am Lies
10. Public Failure Number One

The band has also been confirmed to support Megadeth on the following select dates:

08.02.2008 (DK) - Copenhagen @ KB Hallen
10.02.2008 (D) - Berlin @ Columbiahalle
11.02.2008 (D) - Dortmund @ Westfalenhalle
10.03.2008 (D) - Munich @ Zenith
11.03.2008 (D) - Neu-Isenburg @ Hugenottenhalle

Mercenary's guitarist Jakob Mølbjerg has issued the following statement in connection to the album and upcoming concerts:

"Hell yeah! What better way to kick off 2008 and preparing for our new album-release than getting out on the road with the almighty Megadeth? What a blast! We will be playing five shows with the Godfathers of Thrash during February and March, and four of the shows are even as direct support. This is an immense honour for us and a dream come true, as Megadeth has always been a great source of inspiration, as well as one of the main reasons I ever picked up a guitar in the first place. So check the new tourdates and prepare to 'Embrace the Nothing,' the new track on our MySpace profile . See you all out there on the Killing Roads!"

In other news, the band is looking for extras for their upcoming video. And the following has been posted on their website:

Do you have a special face? A face that stands out in the crowd.
Then you might be one of the persons we're looking for.

Mercenary is shooting video for the first single on their upcoming album "Architect of Lies" to be released in late March.

Some things we're looking for in you:
(both woman and men - old and young)

1: A beautiful face, nice eyes or nice body.

2: A special face. Someone you remember. Maybe a scar that makes you special or another feature that makes you stand out in a crowd

3: A special body feature; tall, short, tattooed, albino etc.

4: Able to do the job on selected days between February 11th and February 18th (2008) in Aalborg - DK.

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Source: mercenary.dk
Band profile: Mercenary
Event: Megadeth: European Tour
Posted: 26.01.2008 by Bararey | Comments (9)