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Mnemic

Formed: 1998
From: Aalborg, Denmark
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Mnemic News

Below is our complete Mnemic 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.

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Mnemic Calling It Quits

Mircea Gabriel Eftemie of Danish metal outfit Mnemic has checked in with the following announcement about the band breaking up:

"It's been over 6 months since the last update, and therefore I must humbly apologize. Being the last original and founding member of Mnemic, I feel that it’s my responsibility and finally time to break the silence and shed some light on the bands current situation and prospect. I am sure anyone who have been following our endeavors, listening to our music, or had some sort of a relation to Mnemic, have been wondering what’s in the melting pot?

"The main reason for this update, is because wherever I have gone, I’ve met people who have been asking me: 'When are you playing live again? When is a new album coming out? Whats happening with the band? Why so silent? No news?'

"Well, here is a bit of background… When we started the band, we where influenced by 3 great artists, Meshuggah, Fear Factory & Strapping Young Lad (plus everything else Devin touched). We had a common artistic vision for the sound and look and a common goal when composing. We where all able to communicate musically on the same level, as we all contributed with our personal signature to the greater vision. Luckily and fortunately we ended up releasing albums on a great and big label, touring 4-5 continents, and even ended up touring and making friends with the bands that influenced us and hey, even Metallica asked us out! Something most bands only dream of nowadays - call us extremely fucking lucky.

"Fact is, people and situations change, and going through multiple line-up changes, not being able to generate an income from music and struggling to survive, so did the vision change. More...

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Mnemic Posts New Music Video For "I've Been You"

Danish modern metal act Mnemic posted a new music video for the song "I've Been You." The song appears on the band's latest LP "Mnemesis," out now on Nuclear Blast Records. The video was directed by Swedish born Patric Ullaeus of the Revolver Film Company AB (In Flames, Dimmu Borgir).

In other Mnemic news, the band is set to embark on a fall tour of Europe with Hatesphere and Sybreed on October 4, 2012. For dates and venues, head on over to this location.

Check out "I've Been You" here:

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Mnemic Posts Behind The Scenes Clip On New Video

Danish modern metal machine Mnemic posted a video clip featuring behind the scenes footage from the band's upcoming music video for "I've Been You." The band teamed with Swedish director Patric Ullaeus of the Revolver Film Company AB (In Flames, Dimmu Borgir). The new single is taken from the band's latest album "Mnemesis."

Check out the footage here:

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Mnemic Announces Tour With Hatesphere, Sybreed

Danish hybrid metallers Mnemic and death thrash kings Hatesphere have confirmed dates for a European co-headlining tour in support of their latest releases. Direct support on the tour comes from Swiss industrial metal act Sybreed, plus one or two more acts to be announced. The trek kicks off in Copenhagen, Denmark on October the 4th, with 10 shows throughout Europe. See dates below:

Th. 04.10. Copenhagen (DK) – Lygten
Fr. 05.10. Kristiansand (NO) - Kick Scene
Sa. 06.10. (GER) - TBA
Su. 07.10. Darmstadt (GER) – Steinbruch Theater
Mo. 08.10. München (GER) – Backstage
Tu. 09.10. Graz (A) – Explosiv
We. 10.10. Wien (A) – Escape
Th. 11.10. Bratislava (SK) – Randal Club
Fr. 12.10. Cottbus (GER) – Gladhouse
Sa. 13.10. Aarhus (Dk) – Radar More...

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Mnemic Shooting New Music Video

Danish modern metal machine Mnemic will team up with Swedish director Patric Ullaeus of the Revolver Film Company AB (In Flames, Dimmu Borgir) tomorrow to shoot a clip for the band’s single "I've Been You," taken from the new album, "Mnemesis," in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Commented guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie: "Looks like we are hooking up with our old time friend and film director Patric. As you probably know or don't know, he did most of our videos, and each and every one has been outstanding to us.

"This time around we'll be shooting the video in an old factory (surprise surprise), to create a cold harsh uncompromising type of atmosphere that won't even melt such a warm melodic song as 'I've Been You.' We are super excited for the video shoot, and can't wait to see the final result! Keep an eye out for this space!"

The new album "Mnemesis" was released earlier this Summer in North America, and you can stream the song "Junkies On The Storm" at this location.

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Mnemic Posts Bizarre Track-By-Track Commentary

"Mnemesis," the fifth studio album by Danish modern metallers Mnemic, is now available in North America and guitarist/songwriter Mircea Gabriel Eftemie’s mind is all over the place.

Bored with the standard fare of “track-by-track” commentaries, this crazy Dane decided to have a little fun and headed down to his friend ex-Hatesphere/Raunchy drummer Morten Toft Hansen’s house for some dinner and a game of word association. Eftemie read him the Mnemesis track names, recorded Morten’s responses, and then did a word association on his word association. The results are below.

Track 01, “Transcend”= Meditation = "StegtFlæsk med persille sovs." I have no idea what that’s called in English, but it’s a great Viking dish.

Track 02, “Valves” = Heart Surgery = Keep working out with metal music in your ears and stop eating junk food.

Track 03, “Junkies On The Storm” = Face-Eating Drug Addicts = Never judge.

Track 04, “I’ve Been You” = Peter Frampton’s “I’m In You” (Live) = Great haircut.

Track 05, “Pattern Platform” = The International Space Station = Mass data acquisition.
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Mnemic Streaming New Song

Danish modern metal act Mnemic will be releasing new album "Mnemesis" in North America on June 19th, 2012. The band has now posted a new song from the album online for streaming.

Check out the track "Junkies on the Storm" by heading over to this location or using the SoundCloud player below. The previously posted song "I've Been You" is also available for streaming over here.

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Mnemic Streams New Track

Danish modern metallers Mnemic are streaming the new track "I've Been You" from the forthcoming fifth release "Mnemesis." The release date for the album has not yet been announced, but it is expected later this year through Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out "I've Been You" here:

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Mnemic Names New LP, Unveils Artwork

Danish modern metallers Mnemic have set the title of the forthcoming fifth release as "Mnemesis." The release date for the album has not yet been announced, but it is expected later this year through Nuclear Blast Records. The album's artwork can be seen here:

Guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie had the following comments on the new album's progress:

We can say that the new record is done, completed and our mission is finally accomplished. Since the disruption and chaos within the band last year, and the acquirement of new members, I never thought we would make it this far. Today everything converged and we ascended from the depths of turmoil, catharsis and hard work everyone has put into this new record, which is entitled 'Mnemesis'. Yes, again we chose something no one can pronounce, just like our band 'mname.'

For the ones that are curious about our new opus, I can say it's more melodic than what we've done in the past, but at the same time more energetic and not so technical. We tried to incorporate the traditional MNEMIC-esque sound and universe into the compositions, as good as we could. At the same time, we tried to move forward, like everything else in life. All in all, it's more of an atmospheric and melodic record, at least for me.
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Mnemic Posts Studio Video Blog #5

Danish modern metallers Mnemic posted the fifth installment of the video studio blog series while they record the band's fifth album at the Antfarm studios with long time producer Tue Madsen (Behemoth, The Haunted, Sick of it All).

In the fifth episode, you can watch Guillaume Bideau record vocals. The new album is set for a June 2012 release through Nuclear Blast Records. Check out the video here:

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Mnemic Posts Studio Video Blog #4

Danish modern metallers Mnemic posted the fourth installment of the video studio blog series while they record the band's fifth album at the Antfarm studios with long time producer Tue Madsen (Behemoth, The Haunted, Sick of it All).

In the fourth episode, you can watch the bass recordings. The new album is set for a June 2012 release through Nuclear Blast Records. Check out the video here:

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Mnemic Posts Studio Video Blog #3

Danish modern metallers Mnemic posted the third installment of the video studio blog series while they record the band's fifth album at the Antfarm studios with long time producer Tue Madsen (Behemoth, The Haunted, Sick of it All).

In the third episode, you can watch more of the guitar recordings. The new album is set for a June 2012 release through Nuclear Blast Records. Check out the video here:

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Mnemic Posts Studio Video Blog #2

Danish modern metallers Mnemic posted the second installment of the video studio blog series while they are currently recording the band's fifth album at the Antfarm studios with long time producer Tue Madsen (Behemoth, The Haunted, Sick of it All).

In the second episode, you can watch their new guitarist Victor Ray Salomonsen shredding off his fingers and presenting his brand new gear! The new album is set for a June 2012 release through Nuclear Blast Records.

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Mnemic Posts Studio Video Clip

Danish modern metallers Mnemic are currently occupying the Antfarm studios to record their 5th studio album together with long time producer Tue Madsen (Behemoth, The Haunted, Sick of it All).

In this first episode of the band's studio video blog available below, you can watch new drummer Brian Larsen pounding in his parts. The new album is set for a June 2012 release through Nuclear Blast Records.

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Mnemic To Enter The Studio

Mnemic has checked in with the following update about gearing up to enter the recording studio in February:

"With the release of last year's 'Sons of the System,' Danish modern metallers Mnemic have undergone quite a few changes. Keeping quiet, doing only select shows in 2010, the band never toured properly, and never discovered the demand for their style and music. Today, the band is praised and being recognized as part of the Djent music scene, a genre created by the polyrhythmic pioneers of metal, Meshuggah.

"After a turbulent period and a new line-up, the band is infused with a new set of energy and inspiration, in order to release a new album and ride the road again!

"The band will enter the Antfram Studios in February 2012 with longtime producer and good friend Tue Madsen to record their new and yet-untitled album. The release is set for June 2012, through Nuclear Blast Records.

"Watch this space, and see you all next year!"

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Mnemic Video Interview Available

Peek From the Pit has posted a video interview online with Mircea Gabriel Eftemie from Mnemic, which was conducted at the Euroblast festival in Cologne, Germany. You can check out the clip below.

In other recent Mnemic news, the band also announced a series of lineup changes, with full details available at this location.

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Mnemic Announces Lineup Changes

Mnemic has posted the following message online about lineup changes via the band's official website:

"The circumstances are different now than what they where one year ago in the Mnemic camp. After playing for 10 years, times do change, and some members of the band have started taking different paths in their personal lives. The first change started with Tomas 'Obeast' Koefoed leaving the band, being replaced by Italian bass player Simone Bertozzi.

"Simone has been playing some shows with us and has actually been with the band since Tomas left back in March/April. The second change, due to personal and musical differences, we have also decided that it is best to part ways, with both Brian 'Brylle' Rasmussen and Rune Stigart.

"Like any relationship, there things that are impossible to work out, and we are extremely sadden by this situation, but there is nothing else to do than to take a step into a different direction. We wish our brothers all the best for the future, and we hope to see them soon again in their own musical and artistic endeavors. Their replacement will be found in the two new members Victor-Ray Salomonsen and Brian Larsen from Danish tech act VIRA." More...

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Euroblast Festival Teaser Clip Posted

A teaser trailer has been posted online for Germany's upcoming Euroblast Festival, which takes place on October 21st and 22nd. The clip can be viewed below, and more details on the festival are available here.

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Mnemic Bassist Tomas Koefoed Leaves The Band

Former Mnemic bassist Tomas Koefoed has posted the following statement online, announcing his departure from the group;

"It’s time for changes and towards fans of Mnemic I’m sad to announce that I have played my last shows with Mnemic in Spain in March. Because of my forever continued dedication to music and metal it has not been easy to make my decision to leave a great and innovative band like Mnemic after 8 succesful years with 4 releases.

"Personally I don’t feel my ambitions are fulfilled in Mnemic anymore and I wish my brothers and friends in band and crew all the best for the future. It has been some amazing years in many ways and I’ve learned a lot about myself and the music business, about what to do and what not to do.

"We have moved fast and achieved a lot in a short time with our music and concepts, toured and become friends with some of the greatest bands in metal, but I feel my cooperation with the band has peaked. This is NOT the end for me in metal and hopefully soon I can announce myself in another ambitious project. I have good people working with me and I have now officially signed up and put myself available as live/touring and studio/session bassist, so see you out there, anywhere, everywhere.

"My very own new website will be announced soon, so stay tuned. Thanks to all my fans for your support over the years and in the future!"

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"Nuclear Blast Clips Vol. 1" Teaser Trailer Posted

On February 11th the "Nuclear Blast Clips Vol.1" clip compilation will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and as a digital download. A teaser trailer for the compilation, which features over 40 clips and 190 minutes running time, can be viewed below.

The track listing is as follows: More...

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