Danish modern metallers MNEMIC will enter Antfarm studios in Aabyhøj, Denmark in February 2012 with longtime producer Tue Madsen (THE HAUNTED, HIMSA, SICK OF IT ALL) to begin recording their new album for a June 2012 release via Nuclear Blast Records.
MNEMIC recently parted ways with drummer Brian “Brylle” Rasmussen and guitarist Rune Stigart and replaced them with Brian Larsen and Victor-Ray Salomonsen, respectively.
MNEMIC 2011 is:
Guillaume Bideau – Vocals
Mircea Gabriel Eftemie – Guitar
Victor-Ray Salomonsen – Guitar
Simone Bertozzi – Bass
Brian Larsen – Drums
Commented Mircea Gabriel Eftemie: “We’ve been together for a long time, and I am sad to see the guys not being there anymore, as we once used to. We were not able to work as a unit anymore, due to many reasons, being personal and even logistical. That is why we have chosen to part ways. It has not been easy at all, since lots of turns have taken place in our personal lives and, unfortunately, this has been the only solution. It’s been a spirit-crusher for me, not being able to create music, being creative and share the passion we once used to have. The band needs to tour a lot more, go to places we haven’t been, play for audiences that crave the music we make — and this is exactly what we intend to do with a new lineup. Apparently there is still a demand for our machine, and we are grateful for that. Therefore we are now reloading it by making a new album to be released in 2012, followed by an intensive touring schedule.”
Added vocalist Guillaume Bideau: “Obeast in April and now Brian and Rune are not part of the band anymore. It’s a very weird feeling, because a band, as often said, is like another family to you. It will be more than strange not to see their faces anymore on stage, in the rehearsal, in the studio and in all the other places we were used to share together. But we’re still friends and that’s the most important.
“We cannot look into the past, we have to be moving forward.
“I think this new lineup is the best we could have and Simone, Victor and Brian are great, creative and dedicated musicians. On top of that, they are great guys, so it could not be better.
“Today MNEMIC‘s face on stage is different — but what are we here for!? To play some fucking metal and kick some asses! And this will not change, I promise.”
Peek From The Pit conducted an interview with Mircea Gabriel Eftemie at the Euroblast festival, which was held October 21-22, 2011 in Cologne, Germany. You can now watch the chat below.
MNEMIC‘s fourth studio album, “Sons Of The System”, was released in Europe on January 15, 2010 and in North America on January 26, 2010 via Nuclear Blast Records.