Danish modern metallers MNEMIC will release their fourth studio album, "Sons Of The System", in Europe on January 15, 2010 and in North America on January 26, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records. The CD was recorded at MNEMIC's own studio and at the Antfarm facility in Aarhus, Denmark with Danish producer Tue Madsen (HALFORD, BEHEMOTH, KATAKLYSM, THE HAUNTED), who previously helmed the group's "Mechanical Spin Phenomena" (2003) and "The Audio Injected Soul" (2004) CDs. The band also worked with Danish electro legends LEÆTHER STRIP on the remix versions of two of the songs from the new album – "Orbiting" and "Sons Of The System" — which will be used as bonus tracks.
Commented mainman Mircea Gabriel Eftemie: "I first discovered LEÆTHER STRIP back in the late '90s when Rune introduced me to the 'Underneath The Laughter' album. I never was really into electronic/techno until this album, which really inspired the both of us to incorporate industrial elements into our music.
"It's an honor and great pleasure to have worked with Claus Larsen, the mastermind behind LEÆTHER STRIP! His interpretation of both the 'Sons Of The System' and 'Orbiting' songs came out like a cold fusion between metal and electro-industrial — very powerful, and very beautiful."
"Sons Of The System" track listing:
01. Sons Of The System
04. The Erasing
05. Climbing Towards Stars
06. March Of The Tripods
09. Elongated Sporadic Bursts
13. Orbiting (LEÆTHER STRIP Remix) (Europe exclusive + Japan)
13. Sons Of The System (LEÆTHER STRIP Remix) (U.S. exclusive)
13. Orbiting (LEÆTHER STRIP Remix) (Japan exclusive + Europe)
14. Aalborg City
14. (15. in Japan) Judgement Journey
The entire "Sons Of The System" booklet can be checked out via a digital flip book at this location.
Mircea previously stated about the new MNEMIC CD, "The new album — without sounding too cliché but may ending up sounding cliché — is actually the best material and the most diverse we have written as a band to date. No fancy bullshit producers, no fancy L.A. studios — just us and Tue Madsen, making a MNEMIC record just like we did on the very first album, 'Mechanical Spin Phenomena'.
"The music itself can be described as very eclectic, very diverse, and nothing that you would imagine coming from a band like us. Let's just say it has become more theatrical, more electronic, and just more catchy, as we have put all our focus on writing good songs and not being afraid of experimenting.
"It's been almost three years since the last album. We are five different individuals who have evolved in our tastes and inspirations which has contributed to this album's conception. We don't need to be dressed up as a Hot Topic circus extravaganza trying to make music for the radio or have 2-3 singers in our band to try and achieve what we want.
"We have surpassed ourselves with this album, and in our humble opinion and hearts, this is a great-sounding album, which you definitely have to check out 'cause we promise you won't be disappointed! Whether you are for polyrhythmics, electronics or even death metal — it's all there!"
MNEMIC's last CD, "Passenger" (2007), was produced by FEAR FACTORY's Christian Olde Wolbers at Track Record Studios (KISS, MEGADETH, AEROSMITH) in Los Angeles. The album featured artwork by Asterik Studios (ANTHRAX, UNEARTH) plus guest vocal appearances by Jeff Walker (CARCASS, BRUJERIA) and Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, BRUJERIA). MNEMIC also completed a video for the song "Meaningless" with Revolver Film director Patric Ullaeus.