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:
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!
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
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?
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.