MNEMIC's third album, "Passenger", is available for streaming in its entirety prior to the album's North American street date of February 6 at this location.
In the band's current feature in Metal Edge magazine, MNEMIC guitarist Mircea discusses the new album and his hopes for what it will accomplish: "This is more of a resurrection album for the band. The melodic became more melodic, and the brutal became more brutal as we succeeded in finding the complete MNEMIC sound. We really took the time that we needed to write songs we could be happy with. We didn't just use the first or the best riff... we demoed [the songs], chopped them up, and put them back together. [New singer] Guillaume really did a phenomenal job with vocals. He was the missing piece of the puzzle and simply lifted us to the next level. I hope this release finally puts MNEMIC on the map. I don't want us to just drown in the ocean of all other releases, bands, and labels that are out there in today's metal."
MNEMIC are currently on the "The Chains Of Humanity Tour" with GOD FORBID, GOATWHORE, ARSIS, andTHE HUMAN ABSTRACT/BYZANTINE through February 21, where the tour will end in Montreal, Québec. Mircea states: "We toured the U.S. with GOD FORBID last year with MESHUGGAH and instantly became friends after some heavy partyin'. YOUR destination will be HELL if you don't show up!"
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", directed by Revolver Film's Patric Ullaeus, will soon be airing on MTV2's "Headbanger's Ball".
"Passenger" will be available for streaming February 2-6, 2007. Fans are encouraged to sign up for a free MP3.com account and participate in the "Press Pass: Your Take" function to write their own review.