The Danish veterans of dark melodic metal MERCENARY are back with their first new song in seven years, out now on Spotify and other relevant digital portals. A music video featuring professional footage from Mercenary’s return to the stage in January will premiere this Friday the 17th at 21.00 CET on the band’s own YouTube channel. (link here: https://youtu.be/AztkE-vjrlA) Fans can join in for a chat session with the band using YouTube’s own chat function for the premiere.
Comments the band:“We are extremely happy to be able to present the first new song from us in eons and hope that old fans and new listeners alike will take a deep dive into this little precursor of what’s to come.Little did we know when we prepared the music video earlier this year that the depiction of solitude and loneliness and humanity’s relation to our surrounding natural world would turn out to be a highly relevant visual thematization of the end times currently unfolding and the unprecedented human isolation of the last few weeks – and that the song would end up as perhaps the most topical of our releases ever, as the world continues to reshape itself around us in a manner perfectly suited for apocalyptic anthems such as this.”
The song is will be featured on Mercenary’s as yet untitled 8th album, to be recording in 2020.
The single artwork was done by Timur Khabirov!
Mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen
MERCENARY BIO MARCH 2020
Like frozen giants breaking out of their year-long slumber, the veterans of dark melodic metal MERCENARY are once again rising from the depth of Danish soil, awakening from their dormancy to rekindle the flames of hope amidst the cold harsh realities of modern existence with their hard hitting metal hymns and unique blend of Scandinavian melancholy, melody and aggression.
Over the past two decades Mercenary has been a relentless titan of the Danish metal scene and their albums have been highly-acclaimed by fans and media alike. The characteristic mix of huge, epic melodies and aggression has brought them appearances on some of the biggest festival stages as well as headliner tours in Europe and Japan and support slots for bands such as MEGADETH, ARCH ENEMY, NEVERMORE, KING DIAMOND, SYMPHONY X and DARK TRANQUILITY. The unusual mixture of elements from many genres within metal is the band’s biggest asset: an organic diversity of soaring leads, crushing vocals and hard hitting hymns bound together by tight songwriting and the ability to stand up to any sort of audience and make them lifetime followers.
Mercenary’s latest album »Through Our Darkest Days« combined their signature strengths with a fresh sound and the grand melancholy and soaring clean vocals of past albums, and now, in 2020, Mercenary is back for more with a darker, harder and more aggressive sound to fit the end times unfolding around us.
Martin Buus: Lead guitar
René Pedersen: Bass & vocals
Martin Nielsen: Drums
Jakob Mølbjerg: Guitar