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Merrimack

Formed: 1994
From: Paris, France
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Merrimack News

Below is our complete Merrimack 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.

Merrimack Streaming "Cesspool Coronation"

The French black metal cultists from Merrimack are now streaming a third new track from "Omegaphilia," The track, an abrasive, dissonant opus titled "Cesspool Coronation," is available for streaming below.

Merrimack comments: "We like to invite vocalists that we consider to be among the very best in the realm of black metal. On our previous record, we worked with Marduk's Mortuus. This time we asked Aldrahn (Dodheimsgard, Thorns) to record few passages for the track 'Cesspool Coronation.'

"His unique voice blends perfectly with the intensity of this song. This track starts off mid-tempo riffs and escalates quickly into a frenzy, before ending with an oppressive riff that eradicates any hope and light. For the first time, we've written part of the lyrics in French, which can be heard in the track's closing speech. "

New album "Omegaphilia" releases worldwide on June 9th via Season Of Mist and bears the following trackl isting:

1. Cauterizing Cosmos
2. The Falsified Son (click here to stream)
3. Apophatic Weaponry (click here to stream)
4. Gutters of Pain
5. Sights in the Abysmal Lure
6. Cesspool Coronation
7. At the Vanguard of Deception More...

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Merrimack Premieres "The Falsified Son"

The French black metal heretics forming Merrimack return with "Omegaphilia," their latest salvo of blasphemous brutality. Ahead of the impending June 9th release date, we're stoked to today premiere new advance song “The Falsified Son.”

Five years in the making, and honed over 20 years of devilish devotion to the dark arts, “Omegaphilia” sees these Parisian black metal traditionalists further refine an already formidable attack.

While other black metal bands fall off or grow soft with age, this blistering album sees Merrimack continuing to sharpen the blades. Check out the new song below, and you can pre-order your own copy of the album through Season Of Mist here. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Cauterizing Cosmos
2. The Falsified Son
3. Apophatic Weaponry (streaming here)
4. Gutters of Pain
5. Sights in the Abysmal Lure
6. Cesspool Coronation
7. At the Vanguard of Deception

Merrimack was founded by guitarist Perversifier in 1994 with a clear vision to keep the black metal flame burning as an act of aesthetic terrorism – adamantly based in the underground as opposed to any attempts to co-opt or commercialize. Follow the latest news on the band over here. More...

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Merrimack Wields "Apophatic Weaponry"

Merrimack is today revealing the first sinister song taken from forthcoming fifth full-length album "Omegaphilia," which will be released on June 9th, 2017 via Season Of Mist. The pitch-black track "Apophatic Weaponry" can be heard below.

Merrimack comments: "For this song, as on the whole album, we wanted to come back to something more rooted in the 90's. With a less complex structure, and a sound not as modern and claustrophobic as on our latest albums, 'Apophatic Weaponry' still has our characteristic moody atmosphere with some crawling mid-tempos riffs. This is especially noticeable on the second half of the track.

"Our lyrics are dealing with the special connection between beings and their faith, even though it is constructed on a void trying to fill in another vacant space of nothingness. The divine cannot be observed, demonstrated, except by its consequences. In the end, this is the definition of faith as opposed to reason. This concept of negative theology is a mystical approach towards the divine that attempts to describe it through the impossibility of describing it. Eckhart. Jacob Böhme and most of the German mystics tried to increase their faith with such notions."

1. Cauterizing Cosmos
2. The Falsified Son
3. Apophatic Weaponry
4. Gutters of Pain
5. Sights in the Abysmal Lure
6. Cesspool Coronation
7. At the Vanguard of Deception More...

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Merrimack Signs With Season Of Mist

Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of French black metal cult Merrimack. Regarding this signing, the band comments:

"We are pleased to announce that Merrimack is joining the Season of Mist roster. This is another significant step in our goal to deliver the blackest of metal, without compromising our art. Working with fellow countrymen will ensure a fruitful cooperation, and their unquestionable professionalism can be nothing but a motivation for the band to make this union last long!"

Merrimack was founded by guitarist Perversifier in 1994 with a clear vision to keep the black metal flame burning as an act of aesthetic terrorism – adamantly based in the underground as opposed to any attempts to co-opt or commercialize.

Following the recording of previous album "The Acausal Mass" (2012) at the legendary Necromorbus Studio, Merrimack embarked on a European tour with Norwegian genre icons Mayhem and accepted invitations to prestigious festivals such as Hellfest in their native France, Germany's Party-San Open Air and Summer Breeze and Montreal's Messe des Morts in Canada.

The band is currently preparing to release a next milestone of extreme black metal with a malicious underground spirit later this year. More...

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Merrimack Streaming Another New Song

French black metal act Merrimack is streaming the new track "Beati Estis Cum Maledixerint Vobis." The song appears on the band's fourth LP "The Acausal Mass," which is scheduled for release on June 22, 2012 through AFM Records.

The track listing for "The Acausal Mass" is as follows:

1. Vestals of Descending Light
2. Arousing Wombs In Nine Angels Pleroma
3. Gospel of the Void
4. Beati Estis Cum Maledixirint Vobis
5. Hypophanie
6. Obstetrics of Devourment
7. Worms in the Divine Intestine
8. Abortion Light
9. Liminal Matter Corruption

Check out the "Beati Estis Cum Maledixerint Vobis" here: More...

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Merrimack Streaming New Song

French black metal act Merrimack is streaming the new track "Arousing Wombs In Nine Angles Pleroma." The song appears on the band's fourth LP "The Acausal Mass." The album is scheduled for release on June 22, 2012 through AFM Records.

The track listing for "The Acausal Mass" is as follows:

1. Vestals of Descending Light
2. Arousing Wombs In Nine Angels Pleroma
3. Gospel of the Void
4. Beati Estis Cum Maledixirint Vobis
5. Hypophanie
6. Obstetrics of Devourment
7. Worms in the Divine Intestine
8. Abortion Light
9. Liminal Matter Corruption

Check out the "Arousing Wombs In Nine Angles Pleroma" here: More...

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Merrimack Posts Additional In Studio Footage

French black metal act Merrimack posted additional in studio footage from the band's recording of the fourth LP "The Acausal Mass." The band recorded the new release at Necromorbus Studio in Stockholm, Sweden from March 9-31, 2012. The album is scheduled for release on June 22, 2012 through AFM Records.

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Merrimack Posts In Studio Footage

French black metal band Merrimack posted an in studio video for the recording of the band's fourth LP. The band is currently in Necromorbus Studio in Stockholm, Sweden recording "The Acausal Mass." In this video, the band showcases the drum recordings. No release date for the new album has yet been announced.

Check out the video here:

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Merrimack Posts New Music Video

French black metal band Merrimack has posted a music video online for the song "In The Halls of White Death," which can be viewed below. The track is off Merrimack's latest album "Grey Rigorism."

Merrimack's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Dimentianon To Open For Marduk in NYC

DIMENTIANON has announced that they will be the opening act for Marduk's New York date on their upcoming US tour. The tour - featuring Nachtmystium, Mantic Ritual, Merrimack and Black Anvil. The date will be stopping by NYC's Grammercy Theater on December 16th.

Additionally, DIMENTIANON's new line-up is complete, joining the remaining members Greg L.(Guitar) and M.(vocals), are Zoltan V. (Lead Guitar), Maureen M.(Bass), and Pete C.(Drums). The band is currently finishing writing the material for the next full-length on a to-be-determined label. Songs to appear on the album include: "A Credit to Dementia," "The Forgotten," "Undying Bliss," "Breathe Deep," "A Dirge to the Death ov Life," "Love and Hope," "Gamma Velurum," and "Collapse the Void."

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Metal Maniacs Launches As New Webzine

Metal Maniacs Magazine has been relaunched in a new online format after closing the doors to its print operation in February 2009.

Resurrected by the owner of Metalhit.com, with a site developed by Reh3 Design, the new Metal Maniacs features regularly updated content and features from the latest in underground metal.

The site boasts an exhaustive Mp3 store featuring more than 13,000 songs available for preview and purchase as well as a new forum, monthly contests, a weekly "deadly discovery" showcasing up and coming bands and a monthly free digital music compilation.

The debut launch features a 24 song compilation with the following free downloads:

LIFELOVER “Shallow”
VADER “Rise of the Undead”
FETID ZOMBIE “Graced by Gore”
NOCTURNAL “Hellhunt”
AUGURY “Aetheral”
HANDS “Resistance”
ASPHYX “Death, the Brutal Way”
BLACK ANVIL “Ten Talons Deep”
IMPENDING DOOM “The Serpent Servant”
DAATH “The Worthless”
MERRIMACK “In the Halls of White Death”
GOREAPHOBIA “Mortal Repulsion”
HOWL “Oma”
LEAVES’ EYES “My Destiny”
MERAUDER “Built on Blood”
ORTHRUS “Thy Fate in Damnation”
SKELETONWITCH “Crushed Beyond Dust”
SUICIDE SILENCE “Wake Up”
WEAPON “Serpentine Ayat”
BONE GNAWER “Cannibal Cook-out”
WEEKEND NACHOS “Shot in the Head”
ARGHARUS “Pleistas”
CEREBRUM “Scatter-brain”
SEANCE “Prisoner 666”

You can download the entire compilation here.

In this issue: More...

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Marduk Announces North American Tour

Swedish black metal outfit Marduk will be embarking on a headlining tour of North America which will kick off in November. Support on the trek will come from Nachtmystium, Mantic Ritual, Merrimack and Black Anvil. The tour is in support of Marduk's forthcoming new studio album, "Wormwood" which is set to be released in North America on October 13th.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Merrimack Signs To Osmose/Moribund

Osmose Productions has announced the European signing of the band Merrimack in co-operation with Moribund Records.

Merrimack's upcoming album, "Grey Rigorism," is set for a September 15th, 2009 release. It will be released as a regular CD and a limited gatefold double LP.

The tracklisting for "Grey Rigorism" is as follows:

1. The golden door
2. Omniabsence
3. Kirjath-Ra
4. La sainteté du mal
5. Cold earth mourning
6. Grey rigorism
7. When the stars align
8. Désaveu
9. In the halls of white death
10. By thy grace

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