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Mesmerize

Formed: 1988
From: Milan, Italy
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Mesmerize News

Below is our complete Mesmerize news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Mesmerize Streaming Cranberries Cover "Promises"

Italian metal act Mesmerize, featuring ex-Time Machine vocalist Folco Orlandini, is streaming the cover of the Cranberries track "Promises." The track on the band's new LP "Paintropy," which was issued at the end of April via Punishment 18 Records. The song is the third single for the release; check out: "Monkey In Sunday Best" and "2.0.3.6".

"Promises" is streaming below:

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Mesmerize Posts New Track Online

Mesmerize has posted the new song "Monkey In Sunday Best" online, which is taken from the "Paintropy" album, due out at the end of the month. Give the song a listen in the player below.

The full album's track listing is:

1. It Happened Tomorrow
2. 2.0.3.6. (streaming here)
3. A Desperate Way Out
4. Monkey In Sunday Best
5. Midnight Oil / Within Without
6. One Door Away
7. Paintropy
8. Shadows at the Edge of Perception
9. Mrs. Judas
10. You Know I Know
11. Masterplan
12. Promises (The Cranberries Cover)

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Mesmerize Streaming New Track "2.0.3.6"

Italian metal act Mesmerize, featuring ex-Time Machine vocalist Folco Orlandini, are streaming the new track "2.0.3.6." The song appears on the band's new LP "Paintropy," which is scheduled for release on April 29, 2013 via Punishment 18 Records.

"Paintropy" will mark the band's first full length release in eight years and will feature the following track list:

1. It Happened Tomorrow
2. 2.0.3.6.
3. A Desperate Way Out
4. Monkey In Sunday Best
5. Midnight Oil / Within Without
6. One Door Away
7. Paintropy
8. Shadows at the Edge of Perception
9. Mrs. Judas
10. You Know I Know
11. Masterplan
12. Promises (The Cranberries Cover)

Check out "2.0.3.6." here: More...

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Mesmerize Reveals New Album Artwork

Mesmerize has revealed the cover artwork for the new album "Paintropy," which can be viewed below. The artwork was created by Finnish artist Jan Yrlund of Darkgrove Design, who has previously worked with international metal bands such as Manowar, Stratovarius, and Korpiklaani.

"We're really satisfied with the result," says bass player Andrea Tito. "It really captures the feeling of the album itself: the combination of Pain and Entropy, translating negative events or emotions into a chaotic and painful state of mind."

"Furthermore, we really have to thank Jan for his help: besides being very professional all the way, he's been very patient with us, and our requests of changes and fine-tuning (yes, we can be a real pain in the ass sometimes!)"

A video from the recording studio sessions for "Paintropy" can also be viewed after the jump. The release of "Paintropy" will be handled by Punishment 18 Records on April 29th, 2013. More...

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Mesmerize Announces New LP Title

Italian metal act Mesmerize, featuring ex-Time Machine vocalist Folco Orlandini, announced that the band's fifth album will be entitled "Paintropy." The mix of the album was recorded at Octopussy Studios last week. "Paintropy" will mark the band's first full length release in eight years (2005's "Stainless").

Guitarist Piero Paravidino commented on the title and concept of the album: "'Paintropy' is a word that combines the concepts of 'Pain' and 'Entropy' and it refers to a chaotic and painful state of mind, coming from the aggregation of negative events or emotions. In turn, this state can cause a reaction of total inertia or the exact opposite, unleashing a downright furious transformation. These concepts will be depicted both in the songs and in the graphics of the album."

"Paintropy" is expected for release via Punishment 18 Records in the Spring of 2013 when the band will celebrate its 25th Anniversary. A small teaser of the cover can be seen here: More...

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Mesmerize Finish Recording New Album

Italian traditional heavy metallers Mesmerize have completed the recording process for their fourth album, tentatively due in February 2005 through Dragonheart Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Off the Beaten Path" is being recorded in part at drummer Andrea Garavaglia's Octopussy studio with engineer Giovanni Spinotti, who has previously worked with Labyrinth. Songtitles set to appear on the as-yet-untitled album include "The Burn", "Princess of the Wolves", "Bitter Crop", "Hot Lead, Cold Steel", "Field of Heroes", "Bloody Mary", "Best Place for a Knife", "Windchaser", "Triumph of the Darksword", "Lure of the Temptress" and "Monkeys In Sunday Best".

"We had the pleasure to have a talented young violinist, Vito Gatto, record some great melodies that really enrichen the sound of four songs," the band write on their web site.

"We're beginning the final remix just this week; we're gonna have a forced break next week, so we're planning to have the final result by mid-November. After that, the mix has to be mastered, so we should be able to deliver the finished work to Dragonheart by late November; if everything goes smoothly the album will be released around February.

"We are still working on the cover concept that will also influence the album title, which still has to be decided."

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New Mesmerize Album Update

The Italian heavy metal band Mesmerize was in studios in July making the recording for the new album and should be in studio again in September to release the album before the end of the year.

The yet untitled album will have some of these song titles:
The Burn
Princess Of The Wolves
Bitter Crop
Hot Lead, Cold Steel
Field Of Heroes
Bloody Mary
Best Place For A Knife
Windchaser
Triumph Of The Darksword
Lure Of The Temptress
Monkeys In Sunday Best
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They will keep their sound but will have some new elements as "some very fast parts, some folk-like insers, some orchestration here and there and very probably the participation of a female voice."

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