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Merendine Atomiche

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Merendine Atomiche To Release "Raw" In August

Veteran Italian thrash metal stalwart Merendine Atomiche is prepared to present their most visceral and accomplished work to date: RAW. On August 21st, 2006, Mausoleum Records will unleash RAW on the world. This testament to the eleven year career of Merendine Atomiche is both a step forward in the evolution of the band, as well as an excellent point of introduction for those not yet acquainted with their music.

RAW is Merendine Atomiche’s second full length album. Their 2003 release Walk across fire, along with their demo, mini cd, and tribute to Metallica, established the band’s powerful sound, mixing a classic thrash metal style with elements of hardcore and pure heavy metal. RAW brings that style to the next level. “Despite good reviews and a positive response to our last record, we were not satisfied,” says drummer Luca Cerardi. “We wanted to do something even better. After two years of hard work, the result is RAW.” Lead guitarist David Bisson adds, “For me this album represents the new sound of Merendine Atomiche. A new beginning.”

RAW was produced by prominent metal guitarist Jack Frost, who has performed with Savatage, Seven Witches and many other bands. Frost is a very capable producer and helped Merendine Atomiche realize their full potential as a band.

The songs on RAW hold deep personal meanings for the members of Merendine Atomiche. “RAW is a great album to me because I lived each song,” says vocalist Luca Zandarin. Indeed, the band worked their fingers to the bone for two years in the studio to make sure that RAW would be the best album possible. “Our target is to let people feel what we felt when we were making these songs: thrash them, give them energy and let them enjoy the music as much as possible while sending a positive message,” says rhythm guitarist Luca Securo.

Perhaps bassist Dario Bianchi explains the point of the album best: “For me, RAW is not an album but a tale. A story about Merendine Atomiche as friends and as a band. Our experiences, our dreams and a musical trip into the life of five guys who are living a great experience through music can be heard with this album.”

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