Danish metallers MNEMIC are currently on the road in the U.K. as the support act for the DEFTONES. The group's guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie has checked in with the following update:
"The tour started a week and a half ago. Our crew flew out of Sweden, France and Denmark, and the band had to go all the way to Germany to fly out of Cologne. We stayed in Colgone for a day, due to some business, partied during the night and flew in the morning. A special thanks goes out to the peeps at the Underground for their hospitality and getting us wasted during the many matches of fuzzball.
"The band was last to arrive in Liverpool at the airport, where we got picked up by our crew and bus. When we got to the venue everything was a bit chaotic and confusing, as it usually is on the first day. The place was packed: four busses, crew, techs, catering people, lights, hi-tech equipment and people running all over the place. To my amazement everything fell in place before the show.
"What can I tell you?! It's been three years since we last toured the U.K., and its definitely amazing being back, playing for some of the crazy U.K. crowds we get on this tour. Our first show — SOLD OUT and off the hook! The crowd seemed to have a couple of MNEMIC fans, which is definitely nice to see. Special thanks goes out to our diehard fan, Michael from Glasgow, for buying the whole merch booth — now, that's dedication! We are playing for an average of 2,000 people each night, and it feels more than wonderful. On another exciting note, I can tell you that we simply can't wait for the Brixton Academy show in London! Trust me, we've been warming up in the bus watching the MACHINE HEAD DVD, and it's definitely going to be a killer show, playing in front of 5,000 metalheads next week!
"So far so good on the tour, amazing shows and amazing food, as you probably can tell from some of the pictures [which can be seen at this location]. There's a catering team on the tour who are serving the touring party with some high-quality, off-the-hook dinners, which will give us a hard time actually leaving the tour. We are definitely ordering from a golden menu every night... I'll leave the rest up to your imagination...
"DEFTONES are definitely an experience and a blast to watch every night. The band and crew have actually given us an extreme wonderful treatment on the tour and has kept everyone with big gay smiles on their faces. We would specially like to thank the whole band, Bob (security) and the tour manager Eddie, who have been some of the nicest people we have met in the business. Both of them have worked for METALLICA, and I am truly amazed by their professionalism, hospitallity and treatment towards MNEMIC. Thank you, you have made this the best tour by far and hopefully we'll get a chance to meet you guys again in the near future.
"Brixton here we come, so be prepared!"
MNEMIC's third album, "Passenger", was released in February via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was produced by FEAR FACTORY's Christian Olde Wolbers at Track Record Studios (KISS, MEGADETH, AEROSMITH) in Los Angeles. "Passenger" features artwork by Asterik Studios (ANTHRAX, UNEARTH) and includes guest vocal appearances by Jeff Walker (CARCASS, BRUJERIA) and Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, BRUJERIA). MNEMIC's video for "Meaningless" was directed by Revolver Film's Patric Ullaeus.