AT THE GATES Frontman Featured On New Album From South Africa's MISERICORD

Originating from Johannesburg, South Africa, metal/rock band MISERICORD (formed in 1997) with surviving founding members Ralf Globisch and Jason Giacoppo set about a collaboration with metal legends Andy La Rocque (KING DIAMOND) and Tomas Lindberg (AT THE GATES), creating what is a powerhouse of heavy fusion and metal groove tunes!

The music for the album was recorded in the fall of 2009, but without any vocals to fill in and two years passing, Jason Giacoppo contacted Sonic Train Studios in 2011, owned anda operated by guitarist extraordinaire Andy La Rocque. The intention was to mix and find a suitable voice to lay over the music. Andy was off to play a reunion show with AT THE GATES and asked Tomas Lindberg if he'd be interested in the project. Very thankfully Tomas was keen and a year later after a gazillion e-mails, the recording kicked off in April 2012. Jason flew up to Sweden and help guide where any direction was needed, lyrics were edited and melodies were all mixed in studio, letting the creative process take control as well.

"[It] was a really amazing experience to see such legends at work," says Jason. "Extremely fluid process for people who've only really listened to the tracks for a few weeks, just shows the professionalism."

MISERICORD's new CD will be released later in the year.

MISERICORD previously played with THE HAUNTED in South Africa during the Swedish metal band's "One Kill Wonder" tour, and has shared the stage with such bands as KONKHRA and CARCASS.

MISERICORD's "Another End" album came out in 2006.

MISERICORD recording lineup:

Tomas Lindberg - Vocals
Ralf Globisch - Guitar
Jason Giacoppo - Guitar
Nick Gibbs - Bass
Ralph Margo - Drums

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