• Bertus Elings

Sound ǀ Mercenary, From the Ashes of the Fallen


Het Deense Mercenary, de melodieuze death/power metalband die toch al bijna 20 jaar meeloopt edoch geen der founding fathers nog in zijn gelederen heeft, is hard bezig met een nieuw album dat dit jaar het levenslicht nog moet zien. Laten we dat hopen, want deze single smaakt zeker naar meer.

From the Ashes of the Fallen is 17 april jl. uitgekomen.


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“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.”

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.


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