MNEMIC Singer Fractures Kneecap; Band Vows To Continue Touring

Guillaume Bideau, singer of MNEMIC, recently fractured his kneecap during one of the shows, and has been rushed to the hospital for urgent treatment.

Commented the band: "The three remaining shows on the 'Last Stab Tour' will continue in the name of heavy metal, so please don't be surprised if you see Guillaume sitting on a chair. We live, shit and bleed for this band."

The last show of the tour at Harpo's in Detroit will be headlined by MNEMIC, with support from THREAT SIGNAL and five other acts.

As previously reported, MNEMIC has set "Passenger" as the title of its upcoming third studio album, which is scheduled for release in Europe on February 2 and in North America on February 6 via Nuclear Blast Records.

In regards to the potent lyrical content, MNEMIC guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie states: "It's thematically built around the meaning of existence, or in other words, the philosophy of Existentialism. There are several philosophical positions — one of them being the value and meaning of the world around the individual, and the other is that Existentialism is often associated with anxiety, dread, awareness of death, and freedom.

"We chose this subject and theme mainly because it's so vast, and second, because we have always been big fans of Stanley Kubrick's '2001: A Space Odyssey' movie. We wanted to do something like that, just with music and lyrics."

Produced by MNEMIC, FEAR FACTORY's Christian Olde Wolbers, and Warren Riker (DOWN, CROWBAR, THE FUGEES) at Track Record Studios (KISS, MEGADETH, AEROSMITH) in Los Angeles and mixed by fellow Dane Tue Madsen (HALFORD, THE HAUNTED) at Antfarm Studios in Denmark, "Passenger" will feature guest vocal appearances by Jeff Walker (CARCASS, BRUJERIA) and Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, BRUJERIA) and artwork by Asterik Studios (ANTHRAX, UNEARTH).

The tracklisting for "Passenger" is as follows:

01. Humanaut
02. In The Nothingness Black
03. Meaningless
04. Psykorgasm
05. Pigfuck
06. In Control
07. Electric I'd Hypocrisy
08. Stuck Here
09. What's Left
10. Shape Of The Formless
11. The Eye On Your Back
12. Zero Synchronized (Japanese bonus track)

MNEMIC recently shot a video for "Meaningless" at Revolver Studios in Gothenberg, Sweden with Revolver Film director Patric Ullaeus.


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