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Compos Mentis

From: Denmark
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Compos Mentis News

Below is our complete Compos Mentis 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.

New Compos Mentis Album Cover Revealed

Danish death metallers Compos Mentis recently let fans vote between two different cover arts for the upcoming album, "Our Kingdom of Decay." The vote is now over and the final artwork, with 59% of the votes, has been revealed. Check it out at this location.

"Our Kingdom of Decay" will be released on June 22nd.

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Compos Mentis Letting Fans Pick New Album Artwork

Danish metallers Compos Mentis are letting their fans pick between two different options for the cover art of their upcoming album "Our Kingdom of Decay." You can vote on the cover art that you want here. The album is set to be released on the 22nd of June and the voting process will be open until May 27th.

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Compos Mentis Inks Deal with Strange Ears

Danish metallers Compos Mentis has inked a deal with the label Strange Ears for the release of the band's third album, "Our Kingdom of Decay." The release date has been set for the 22nd of June (in Denmark, as well as online).

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Compos Mentis Posts New Track Online

Danish metallers Compos Mentis has uploaded "Arusia," the new track from their forthcoming album, "Our Kingdom of Decay," on their MySpace page.

The band comments: "With its straightforward riffing, catchy chorus and energetic character the song displays some of the new elements that are incoporated in the music on 'Our Kingdom of Decay.' However, there will also both be way faster and more brutal songs as well as slower and more atmospheric hymns on the album.

"On the surface the 'Arusia' lyric is about our home town, Aarhus, which is reflected in the fact that the melody from the town hall bells is included in the music, but themes such as alienation and conflicts between the individual and the community are also present."

Check out "Arusia" at www.myspace.com/composmentisdk.

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Compos Mentis Begin Writing New Album

Danish death metal band COMPOS MENTIS — whose second album, "Gehennesis", was released in March 2007 via Mighty Music — has issued the following update:

"This spring we have gone under ground in order to focus on composing material for our third album, which will be recorded at CBStudios on various occasions during July and August.

"Since the recording of 'Gehennesis', three menbers have joined COMPOS MENTIS, namely Ken (guitar), Rune (keyboard), and Claus (bass), and with these lineup changes we had a perfect chance to further develop the music of COMPOS MENTIS."

"All members — new as old — are contributing to the making of the new album and the songs that have been written so far are faster and more riff-orientated and the song structures are a bit more straightforward than previously. It still sounds like COMPOS MENTIS, of course, but with a whole lot more to it!" More...

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Crocell Finishes Debut Album

The Danish new-founded band Crocell (consisting of vocalist Magnus MadAss Jørgensen (ex-Adversary), guitarists Smukke Ken (Compos Mentis, ex-Adversary) and Prinsessen (ex-Slugs, ex-Nurse), drummer Andreas Jykilsdottir Posse (Compos Mentis, Mare Crisium) and bassist Onkel Kusse (Demolition Inc.)) recently recorded their debut album with Christian Bonde in his CB Studios and are now finishing mixing the album in The Antfarm with Jacob Olsen.

In other news, Crocell will be supporting Scamp at the Musikcafeen in Aarhus on November 30th.

For more information and songs, check out the Crocell MySpace page at www.myspace.com/crocelldk.

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Denmark's Mighty Music Is Ressurected

Denmark’s biggest metal label, Mighty Music, has resurfaced. Founding members Bjarke Ahlstrand and Michael H. Andersen comment: ”We have spend the last couple of years building up Target Distribution, which today is Denmark’s leading music distribution company within alternative music. Having now established Target, we felt it was time to breathe some fresh life (death, actually) into our precious "child", Mighty Music. 1997 was the year we started up, and 2007 will be the year the empire strikes back! This time around we're ready with much bigger facilities and man power, namely that of Target, and we have no doubt Mighty Music will a serious player in the future metal world”

So far five releases are planned for the first half year of 2007:

February: SPECTRAL MORTUARY - From Hate Incarnated ("Brutal, tight and in your face death metal. Debut album recorded at The Berno Studio - THE HAUNTED, AMON AMARTH").

PANZERCHRIST - Bello ("The two sold out Panzerchrist albums on 1 CD – Soul Collector and Room Service. Including two exclusive bonus songs, liner notes etc.").

March/April: COMPOS MENTIS - Gehennesis ("Best melodic death metal band out of Denmark. This second album is recorded and mixed by Ziggy - ILLDISPOSED, MERCENARY, HATESPHERE - mixed by Tue Madsen").

RAUNCHY – Velvet Noise ("Re-release of the succesful debutalbum. New edition with exclusive bonus tracks, new cover artwork by Lars Christensen/Raunchy, liner notes etc.").

May/June: SLUDGE - tba ("Followup to killer album Yellow Acid Rain. Sludge includes Makro from SAMAEL and is the heaviest band from Switzerland alongside CELTIC FROST!")

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Compos Mentis Signs With Mighty Music

Danish death metal band COMPOS MENTIS has inked a deal with Mighty Music for the release of its second album, "Gehennesis".

Commened the group: "We are very proud to contribute to the revival of the label and we are certain that they will be able to create the deserved attention on 'Gehennesis'. Thus, we are looking very much forward to the coming cooperation and not least the release of the album in Denmark (February) and the rest of the world (March / April)." More...

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Compos Mentis Seeks Label for New Release

Danish death metal band COMPOS MENTIS is currently seeking a label to release its recently completed second album, "Gehennesis". The CD was recorded at ZigZound studio (NAPALM DEATH, ILLDISPOSED, MERCENARY, HATESPHERE, etc.) and contains the following tracks:

01. The Drunken Diamond
02. The Mind's Eye
03. In the Womb of Winter
04. Portrait of an Attempted Escape
05. Downfall
06. My Suicidal Valentine
07. Faustian
08. Circle of One
09. Tale of the Shadow
10. In the Heart of the Diamond's Secret

Download audio samples at ComposMentis.dk. More...

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