Mercenary will be heading out for two Russian live shows in March, and the band has also begun writing new material for an upcoming release. Mercenary commented:
“We’re happy and proud to kick off 2012 in a great way by announcing our first ever shows in Russia this March! We are psyched about performing in both Moscow and St. Petersburg – and to sample large quantities of the excellent and cheap vodka! Russian Tour Dates:
- 03/24/2012 – MOSCOW – RELAX CLUB
- 03/25/2012 – ST.PETERSBURG – ORLANDINA
“Moreover, we have begun to meet up this month to write new material for the follow-up to ‘Metamorphosis‘ from 2011. We feel that this new incarnation of Mercenary got off to a perfect start last year with great response from fans and the press and a lot of great shows, not least two amazing tours with (among others) Symphony X, Nevermore and Dark Tranquillity. We can’t wait to write and release the next album and get out on the road again!
“The most perceptive of our fans might have noticed that we have only been joined by drummer Morten Løwe for a few shows in 2011. Morten was unable to commit to our touring schedule, so we had the excellent drummer Peter Mathiesen fill in. As we have a great chemistry with him musically and personally, we have asked him to join the band as a regular member. He has already played more than 50 shows with us and is well integrated in the band, so please give him a warm welcome and buy him a beer the next time we play in your hometown!
“We are one – The Black Brigade!”