Mercenary to Perform Jazz Renditions of Classic Material on Tour
Denmark's Mercenary has checked in with the following blog:
"Following the overwhelming positive feedback on their free-jazz version of the 2004 classic 'Firesoul,' Mercenary have decided to do an extensive pub and folk-festival tour during the summer of 2010, performing more hearty jazz renditions of more classic Mercenary material such as 'Premature Burial,' 'Obscure Indiscretion' and 'Lie of the Tiger' (unreleased).
"The last of the remaining original members, guitarist Jakob Mølbjerg, is said not to be included in this live lineup as he preferred to remain behind the scenes, taking care of the business aspect and doing the accounting instead. Jakob comments: 'The internet has totally screwed up the whole music industry which is now spinning out of control. This is our attempt to grasp reality by the horns. Besides, accounting has always been my way to impose order upon chaos, which is what tr00 metal is all about anyway."'
"Confronting speculations that he has been the main driving force in motivating Mercenary to jazz out, guitar prodigy Martin Buus comments: 'A man's gotta eat. I need the money - smiley.'
"A jazz-metal single is also under consideration, expected to see the light of day before the new Mercenary album (tentatively titled 'Songs for the Circlepit'.)"
You can watch the video of the jazz cover of "Firesoul" below.
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