Danish metal band Mercenary has been around since 1991, and so far it has survived many line up changes and a few sound experiments that for bad or for good had shaped the identity and the legacy of the band. In 2013 they returned with a new album titled Through Our Darkest Days.
The album is a retrospection on the sound of Mercenary, as it considered more in touch with their early material from a modern perspective. Through Our Darkest Days presents itself as a strong and melodic album, with some death metal and thrash metal elements. The result of this new Mercenary album can be reflected on songs like A New Dawn, Through Our Darkest Days, and Generation Hate.
The Age Of Metal had the chance to speak with Rene Pedersen (Vocals/Bass guitar) of Mercenary. We talked about Through Our Darkest Days, the band’s sound, lineup changes, and the possibility of a return to ProgPower USA or a North American tour.
Through Our Darkest Days will be released in Europe (July 26th) and North American (July 30th). Mercenary will be on touring Europe this August/September with Omnium Gatherum and Essence.
8/30 Leipzig, DE – Hellraiser #
8/31 Munchen, DE – Backstage Club #
9/1 Pratteln, CH – Gallery #
9/4 Bucharest, RO – The Silver Church Club #
9/5 Budapest, HU – TBA #
9/6 Wien, AT – Escape #
9/7 Brno, CR – Melodka #
9/8 Berlin, DE – Magnet #
9/11 Vosselaar, BE – Biebob #
9/12 London, UK – The Underworld #
9/14 Stuttgart, DE – Club Zentral #
9/15 Eindhoven, NL – Dynamo #