MERCENARY: New Song Posted Online; European Shows With MEGADETH Confirmed

January 25, 2008

To coincide with the release of their highly anticipated new album "Architect of Lies", Danish metallers MERCENARY have been confirmed as the opening band for MEGADETH on select European dates in February/March.

The follow up to 2006's "The Hours That Remain" (which was honored in "best Album" category at the Danish Metal Awards),"Architect of Lies" will be released through Century Media Records on the following release dates:

Denmark: Monday, March 17
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, Italy: Friday, March 21
UK, France, Norway, Rest Of Europe: Monday, March 24
Spain, Portugal: Tuesday, March 25
Sweden, Finland, Hungary: March 26

Featuring artwork by Niklas Sundin (ARCH ENEMY, DARK TRANQUILLITY),"Architect of Lies" will be made available as a regular CD and a special limited-edition version featuring the bonus track "Death Connection" and a bonus DVD containing live footage filmed at Bang Your Head!!! festival 2007 and Summer Nights festival 2007, a detailed studio report and the promo video for "My World Is Ending".

"Architect of Lies" track listing:

01. New Desire
02. Bloodsong
03. Embrace The Nothing
04. This Black And Endless Never
05. Isolation (The Loneliness in December)
06. The Endless Fall
07. Black and Hollow
08. Execution Style
09. I Am Lies
10. Public Failure Number One

Commented MERCENARY guitarist Jakob Mølbjerg: "Hell yeah! What better way to kick off 2008 and preparing for our new album release than getting out on the road with the almighty MEGADETH? What a blast! We will be playing five shows with the godfathers of thrash during February and March, and four of the shows are even as direct support. This is an immense honor for us and a dream come true, as MEGADETH has always been a great source of inspiration, as well as one of the main reasons I ever picked up a guitar in the first place. So check the new tour dates and prepare to 'Embrace the Nothing', the new track on our MySpace profile. See you all out there on the Killing Roads!"

Upcoming MERCENARY shows:

Jan. 26 - (D) – Nordhausen @ Bloody Sunset Festival
Feb. 07 - (DK) – Aalborg @ Eskildsen Musik
Feb. 08 - (DK) – Copenhagen @ KB Hallen *
Feb. 10 - (D) – Berlin @ Columbiahalle *
Feb. 11 - (D) – Dortmund @ Westfalenhalle *
Mar. 10 - (D) – Munich @ Zenith *
Mar. 11 - (D) – Neu-Isenburg @ Hugenottenhalle *
Mar. 20 - (DK) – Herning @ Kulturellen
Mar. 21 - (DK) – Aalborg @ Studenterhuset
Mar. 22 - (DK) – Aarhus @ Voxhall
Mar. 23 - (DK) – Copenhagen @ The Rock
Jul. 05 - (SLO) – Tolmin @ Metalcamp Festival 2008

* Supporting MEGADETH

MERCENARY has issued a casting call for extras for a music video shoot for the first single off the group's new album, "Architect of Lies". The filming will take place between February 11 and February 18.

For more information, visit the band's official web site.

MERCENARY guitarist Jakob Molberg recently stated about the group's upcoming CD, "As we went straight into the studio with our masterly producer Jacob Hansen right after the last gig, we couldn't help but to bring along a lot of the immediacy and groove that we love when playing live. The result is in many ways our most spontaneous album ever, but I also believe it's our strongest yet — it's very melodic, catchy, dark and complex (just like any decent metalhead would — or should — want his metal to be.). With bass player / shouter Rene Pedersen recording his first album with us, this album marks the return of some really aggressive vocals — mixed, of course, with Mikkel's soaring clean singing. It's an album that's straight to the point I think, and I can't help but feel we're at the top of our game here. I never had a stronger belief in the potential of this band before."

MERCENARY's "My World Is Ending" clip can be viewed below. The track comes off "The Hours That Remain", which came out last year via Century Media.

"The Hours That Remain" entered the national album chart in Denmark at position No. 67. The follow-up to 2004's "11 Dreams" was produced by Jacob Hansen (RAUNCHY, COMMUNIC, MAROON, HATESPHERE) and features artwork by Travis Smith (DEATH, KATATONIA, OPETH). Guest musicians on the CD include SOILWORK's Björn "Speed" Strid and HEAVEN SHALL BURN's Marcus Bischoff.

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