Italian thrashers MERENDINE have inked a deal with Germany’s Metalville Records. The band’s fourth full-length album, “New World Disorder”, will be released in June.
MERENDINE, who are based in Northern Italy in the town of Padova, have a unique sound of hard rock/thrash, which is reminiscent of the Bay Area thrash scene with a strong European metal feel.
Having previously worked with Jack Frost (SEVEN WITCHES, SAVATAGE) and Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), MERENDINE‘s new CD was produced by Luigi Stefanini in Italy in November and December 2011. “We were looking for a different sound,” states drummer Luca Cerardi. “We had great success with Chris Caffery and Jack Frost. But the band was at a turning point. We wanted to do something different. I am very happy with the way the record came out.”
“New World Disorder” track listing:
01. The New Rebels
03. We Know The Trick
04. Stand Up And Fight
06. New World Disorder
08. Blind People
10. Spin Doctors
12. Self Destruction
Formed in 1995 as a five-piece, MERENDINE parted ways with guitarist David Bisson two years ago, creating a different element that transcended into a new sound and a new outlook.
“You can’t stop progression,” states vocalist Zanda Zandarin. “We just became tighter and stronger as a four-piece. We are a family. We made a strong album. That alone is a testament to what we can do together. I’m proud of it and nothing will change that.”
MERENDINE toured last winter as direct support for DORO in Europe. The four-week run included stops in Germany, Spain, France, the Czech Republic, Italy and Luxemburg. The band also toured with KRYPTERIA and DORO in 2008.
Luca Zandarin (Vocals)
Luca Securo (Guitar)
Dario Bianchi (Bass)
Luca Cerardi (Drums)