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Danish metal act Mnemic has released the following comments regarding the band's decision to cancel it's November and December European tour:
"For some of you who have been following MNEMIC for a long time, you might have noticed some unfamiliar faces in the lineup during the festival season of 2010. Due to a tendonitis surgery, Rune Stigart, was forced to sit out on a couple of festivals, and has been replaced by the band's touring guitarist, Victor Solomonsen. Furthermore, three weeks ago, unfortunately, bassist Tomas 'Obeast' Koefoed had an accident wherein his index-finger got caught and crushed by a hydraulic pump. The power and pressure of the pump crushed his bone and damaged a nerve, and has now made it impossible for him to play his instrument for an undetermined time. This is one of the reasons that MNEMIC performed in Ukraine, at the Global East Fest, without a bass player, without Tomas. We are all very sad about this situation, especially Tomas. Our thoughts and hearts are with him, and we wish to see him recover and back on stage [as soon as possible], where he truly belongs.
"On another note, we have been planning a European tour for November and December, but due to circumstances beyond our control, it's with heavy hearts and deep regrets that we are being forced to cancel, due to the above-mentioned problems. To anyone who have been looking forward to be seeing the band, we are extremely SORRY (!!!), but we promise we will make it up to you again in 2011, as we will reschedule the tour."
Orange Goblin has issued the following brief statement about appearing at the Mammothfest on September 18th, 2010:
"2 more days until Mammothfest! This Saturday 18th September at the Hove Centre, Brighton. Entombed, Orange Goblin, Breed 77, Sylosis, Malefice, Mnemic, Ted Maul, Beholder, Abgott and many many more. Tickets available at this location."
Danish metal act Mnemic have announced their participation in the upcoming 2010 edition of U.K's Mammothfest. Mnemic are one of two headline acts, alongside Sweden death metal outfit Entombed. Mammothfest is set to take place Saturday, September 18th, 2010 at Hove Centre, Brighton & Hove, United Kingdom.
HERE THERE BE MONSTERS
REIGN OF FIRE
THIS MEANS WAR
Danish metallers Mnemic recently posted a music video online for the song "Diesel Uterus," which is off their latest album "Sons of the System." The video was shot by Swedish director Patric Ullaeus for Revolver Film Company. Both the "Diesel Uterus" music video and a "Making of" video clip can be viewed below.
Mnemic main man and songwriter Mircea Gabriel Eftemie commented on the video: "We brought our robots to Sweden, and Patric produced - again - a video that goes beyond any expectation! We are definitely and extremely happy with the outcome, and we hope that you will enjoy our ugly mugs as much as we did when we first saw the video."
Mnemic drummer Brian Rasmussen adds: “Nice to see we are having fun instead of looking serious and evil all the time. Cool video!!” More...
Danish modern metal act Mnemic has posted a music video online for the track "Diesel Uterus," which can be viewed below. The song is off Mnemic's latest album "Sons of the System."
Danish modern metallers Mnemic recently teamed up with Swedish director/producer Patric Ullaeus of the Revolver Film Company (Dimmu Borgir, Lacuna Coil, In Flames) to film a video for "Diesel Uterus," a track off their latest album "Sons Of The System." Commented guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie: "It's been super-fun doing this video, and actually it came out to be one of the best MNEMIC videos, in my humble opinion."
Behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot can be viewed below.
Mnemic has confirmed Chinese tour dates. Their complete tour schedule is as follows:
Apr 03 - XO Club - Moscow, Russia
Apr 05 - Orlandina Club - St. Petersburg, Russia
Apr 30 - Heineken Club - Madrid, Spain
May 02 - MIDI Festival - Beijing, CHINA
May 03 - Hebei Festival - Beijing, CHINA
May 04 - Yugongyishan - Beijing, CHINA
Jun 11 - Copenhell - Copenhagen, Denmark
Jun 12 - Copenhell - Copenhagen, Denmark
Aug 08 - Skanderborg Festival - Skanderborg, Denmark
Aug 12 - Brutal Assault Festival - Jaromer, Czech Republic
Aug 13 - Brutal Assault Festival - Jaromer, Czech Republic
Aug 14 - Brutal Assault Festival - Jaromer, Czech Republic
The organisers of the Czech Republics Brutal Assault festival has announced two more bands for this years edition of the event. New York hardcore legends Agnostic Front will now be performing at the festival, along with other new confirmation, Swedish black metal artists Watain. The festival takes place in the town of Josefov from August 12th-14th.
The lineup is now as follows: More...
Nuclear Blast and Amazon.com have teamed up to provide metalheads
everywhere in the U.S.A. with the “Sinister Spring Sampler” featuring the following eleven bands and tracks from the label’s roster:
EXODUS, “The Hammer And Life” (demo)
ARSIS, “Beyond Forlorn”
ANNOTATIONS OF AN AUTOPSY, “Cryogenica”
MNEMIC, “Sons Of The System”
NILE, “Permitting The Noble Dead To Descend To The Underworld”
EPICA, “Resign To Surrender”
THREAT SIGNAL, “Through My Eyes”
SONATA ARCTICA, “Flag In The Ground”
AUGURY, “Faith Puppeteers”
HYPOCRISY, “Hang Him High”
All tracks are in MP3 format and compatible with MP3 players (including the iPod), iTunes, and Windows Media Player. Download all tracks from the Amazon free sampler at this location.
Danish modern metallers Mnemic will be teaming up with video producer Patric Ullaeus of Revolver Film Company (Dimmu Borgir, Arch Enemy, Enslaved) to shoot "Diesel Uterus," a track off the band’s latest album "Sons Of The System."
States guitarist / songwriter Mircea Gabriel Eftemie: "Once again we will be working with our long-time friend and film director Patric Ullaeus. He has been there for us, each and every time, and it’s been almost 3 years since we have worked together. This time around we are bringing the robots, and all the stage props in order to make a cool and crazy video. I can’t say how excited we are to be hanging out with Patric again - he is a creative force, that has stood behind Mnemic for a long time, and together we will make an ass-kicking video!"
Regarding the song’s lyrics, Eftemie has previously stated: "[It’s] about the way technology has changed our way of living. Everybody is dependent on digital devices, mobile phones, computers and especially the internet. If we have Google Earth, what does the military have? Are we safe at all? And is abundance of information a good thing? Definitely good, if you know how to avoid the bad things. The main point is that we should adapt to technology in a correct and balanced way. In reality, we do waste a lot of time. An aspect of the internet is that we end up watching the world most of the day through a screen. It is definitely a heavy topic that requires debate and a heavy song!"
Danish modern metal band MNEMIC has uploaded their entire new album "Sons Of The System" to the bands official MySpace profile for an exclusive pre-listening until January 15, 2010, which is also the official release date of the album.
Danish metal band MNEMIC has released another song, entitled "March Of The Tripods," off their upcoming album, "Sons Of The System," on the bands MySpace profile. "Sons Of The System" is set to be unleashed on January 15, 2010.
A video trailer for "Sons Of The System," the fourth album by Danish modern metallers MNEMIC, has been posted online and is viewable below. The song “Diesel Uterus" is available for streaming on MNEMIC‘s MySpace page.
"Sons Of The System" was recorded at MNEMIC's own studio and at the Antfarm facility in Aarhus, Denmark with Danish producer Tue Madsen (Halford, Kataklysm, Behemoth) who also worked with MNEMIC on 2003’s Mechanical Spin Phenomena and 2004’s "The Audio Injected Soul."
The album will be released in North America on January 26th, 2010. The track listing for "Sons Of The System" is as follows:
1. Sons Of The System
4. The Erasing
5. Climbing Towards Stars
6. March Of The Tripods
9. Elongated Sporadic Bursts
13. Sons Of The System Remix By Leætherstrip (exclusive to North America)
There is also a worldwide iTunes exlusive track entitled "Judgement Journey."
Danish modern metallers Mnemic are currently the streaming the song "Diesel Uterus," off their upcoming album "Sons Of The System," through Metal Hammer.
Mainman Mircea Gabriel Eftemie commentend: "'Diesel Uterus' is probably one of the heaviest songs in terms of tuning. We still maintained the brutality but mixed it with some really beautiful melodies that can be heard in the chorus. The vocals had lot of room to unfold as heard in the chorus and throughout the song. It is mid-tempo pretty much all the way, and the middle part - or c-section if you will - becomes rather progressive and more melodic than the chorus.
"The lyrics are about the way technology has changed our way of living. Everybody is dependent on digital devices, mobile phones, computers and especially the internet. If we have Google Earth, what does the military have? Are we safe at all? And is abundance of information a good thing? Definitely good, if you know how to avoid the bad things. The main point is that we should adapt to technology in a correct and balanced way. In reality, we do waste a lot of time. An aspect of the internet is that we end up watching the world most of the day through a screen. It is definitely a heavy topic that requires debate and a heavy song!"
The album is set to be released on January 15, 2010 (Europe) and January 26, 2010 (North America).
Danish metallers Mnemic have announced their fourth studio album "Sons Of The System" is scheduled for release on January 15, 2010 (Europe) and January 26, 2010 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records. The cover artwork can be viewed here.
The North American version of the album will include the following track list:
1. Sons of The System
2. Diesel Uterus
4. The Erasing
5. Climbning Towards Stars
6. March of The Tripods
9. Elongated Sporadic Bursts
13. Orbsons of The System REMIX by LEATHERSTRIP
(U.S. Exclusive Bonus Track)
14. Judgement Journey (Digital Bonus Track - Worldwide)
+ DIGITAL ONLY - iTunes exclusive More...
Danish modern metal heroes Mnemic just revealed the artwork for the upcoming album, "Sons Of The System."
Mainman Mircea Gabriel Eftemie states: "Since late 2008 we started looking into artwork for the album, but it was not before we entered the studio in October, we actually found a solid idea. We wanted something simple, yet strong and something archetypal, for this release, and we wanted to do it the right way this time. On the last release we never had any artistic control over our artwork, we just hired a name, a company that worked for majors, where our visions never converged into what we really wanted. This time around we reached out to hundreds of designers only to find out that we could do it our selves and even better! The artwork portrays the 'Sons Of The System' symbol. It's the symbol of the united, the symbol of the outcast, the symbol of the people in revolt of a greater evil. The real deal lies in the booklet artwork, which has been conceived by Rune Stigart and Me... more on that later."
Mnemic will release the entire artwork/booklet early next week in a digital flip book. "Sons Of The System" will be unleashed in January 2010 via Nuclear Blast.
Danish metallers Mnemic are currently set to release their new album "Sons of the System" on January 18th via Nuclear Blast Records. Mnemic has issued the following statement about the recording of the album:
"Finally we are done tracking all of our instruments, except for vocals, samples and keys. Since we all are into ProTools, we are all contributing more or less with ideas. Guillaume started tracking vocals today, he is a bit rusty since he didn’t scream for the last couple of months, but I quite like it. His screaming vocals sound, and I am not sure if it’s a good idea to say it, but I will say it, like Michaels at some passages. That’s exactly the first thing that came out of Rune’s mouth when we heard the first tracked song. Kind of weird if I may add, but as long as it sounds good to us, it doesn’t really matter in the end.
"The main point of this recording is basically 'two brains are better than one' – it has been a more collaborative process, actually it’s been the most collaborative process we have ever undertaken. I guess that is how you learn over the years how to cooperate with your friends, you learn to respect other ideas and everyone takes the constructive criticism, if there is any – no hard feelings, we are all contributing for a greater cause, so to say. I can’t wait for all of you to hear what’s coming out of this monster!"
The currently confirmed song titles are as follows:
Climbing Towards Stars
March Of The Tripods
Danish metallers Mnemic have begun mixing their fourth studio album "Sons of the System," for a January 18th release via Nuclear Blast Records.
Guitarist Mircea Eftemie states: "We’ve currently nailed five songs out of 15 and we are continuing to nail one song per day, so on later this week the album will be completed – good times. Some extra song titles for you gays’n'gals: 'Elongated Sporadic Bursts', 'Hero(in)', 'Within'… and as you can see from the pictures we are having lots of fun here at the Antfarm Studios – we did also nail a bunch of alcohol with these songs.
"What can I say, the material is really diverse, the most diverse we have ever made, and I know it sounds cliche to say that, but it really is. We have different inspiration sources nowadays, we are of course still a metal band, but we actually listen to a lot more than just metal. That aspect has contributed to the eclectic and diverse material of this new album.
"One more thing that is totally cliche to say; its going to be the best album of 2010 and its going to be the best production Tue Madsen has ever made…. oh yeah!."
Danish modern metallers Mnemic have issued the following recording update:
"So happy we are all done with guitars for 15 songs, its been really heavy, heavy as in sitting hours and hours recording to perfection, listening and being focused. I totally forgot how much work there is when layering track after track, bouncing and listening. 2 years ago we actually got really tired of spending hours and hours in the rehearsal and made the smart move of investing in studio equipment for everyone in the band, and voila, everyone in the band works with ProTools. We are probably the last band on earth to have done this, but in the end, and as you probably know, it makes the whole process easier, as we can work whenever and wherever we want.
"Well, moving on to the bass parts, today we setup some of the new gear we got in from our friends at T.C. Electronic. Again we are trying to go different ways, as we always recorded with Ampeg but now its time to try something else. We setup both the Ampeg stack along side T.C.’s RebelHead 450 bass amp for comparison, and came quickly to the conclusion that the RH450 had a much more raw but clear sound than the Ampeg. As all digital processor units are trying to emulate tube based amps and analog units in general, we must say the DSP took us by surprise in the RH450. By comparing the two we quickly decided to try out the RH450, and it did give us a more clear sound but a very thick sound, which was satisfactory to record. So we trashed the Ampeg, and we’ll go digital all the way, as for the bass lines. More...
Mnemic has issued the following recording update:
"After a week of recording drums at the Antfarm studios, we moved back into our own studio.
"This week we are starting recording the guitars. For this process we have tried out some heads and some different cabs. Apparently it was all in the cabs. We are using 3 different cabs, and actually one of them is the first Marshall cabinet that i bought when i was 17 years old. We even tried Line 6 cabs, but they have this canned sound (yes, they sound like shit), compared to the Marshall, they didn't stand a chance. Randall cabinets sounded pretty good too, but in the end we ended up using one Randall cabinet and 2 different Marshall cabs. Its weird considering that the same units are to be found in both cabs (or maybe all? i dunno).
"I have never been a sucker for gear, well at least not when we started the band, i always found it boring, but that's how it is when you are young, naive and like to party and have tits and ass on your mind 24/7. My point is that i learned the hard way about gear over the years, bad sounding shows forced me to look more and more into my gear. I always loved Machine Heads sound, and after playing with them a couple of times, i got into their gear as well. Both guitarists used old 5150s and i never understood how they got this massive sound, until i asked Rob about it, who solved the mystery by telling me its all in the Tube Screamer… i guess everybody knew that, except for moi – as i said, i never gave a shit about gear, i always fiddled around to whatever sounded good to my ears. More...