The Skinny: Mercenary have unveiled another track from their new album, Through Our Darkest Days, due out in North America on July 30th. Check out “Generation Hate” below. Says guitarist Jakob Mølbjerg, “In contrast to the title track which we put out some weeks ago, the song ‘Generation Hate’ is a heavy, fast and furious fucker which we felt was perfect to show the range and diversity of the new album. Enjoy!”

Through Our Darkest Days, recorded with longtime collaborator Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Heaven Shall Burn), commemorates the 15th anniversary of the release of Danish melodic death metalists’ debut album. Featuring a combination of the band’s latest material along with much of the traditional melodic and melancholic elements of previous Mercenary albums, the album uses the journey through existential darkness and the ability to break through it as its primary theme. The cover art, seen below, was designed by Mnemic guitarist Mircea Eftemie (Soilwork, Illdisposed) and is said to symbolize “a darkness that we (Mercenary) have gone through as a band, which we feel we have finally put behind us.”


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