Once again… I am hit by bad luck during a crucial period for the band… this time it is an ear infection… But have been to the doctors today, and gotten some ear drops, and hopefully they will take the pain away.. Right now it only feels worse.. the goddamn doctor poked the “ear-scope” to far into my ear, and made it worse!! Could have slapped him! But hopefully the pain will go away before the rehearsal tonight! (fingers crossed) But if not, maybe the pain will make me sing even more aggressive? who knows? he he.
Really exited to be out of the studio, and starting to prepare for the shows in September and October! We only have some final mixing to do, before mastering, and then the new album is totally done!
Now the fun begins!! I have been missing the road so much.. And when I get on that stage, not only will I be happy about seeing our fans again, but also presenting the new line-up on a full scale, and being able to give a taste of the MERCENARY sound as it is now in 2010! It will be awesome!
If you are at all able to come to one of the two exclusive danish shows in September/October… make sure to be there… It will be a blast for all past, present, and future fans of the band. Together we will rip the roof of this motherfucker! every single head will be banging, and not a glass will be dry!!
for more info about the shows, go to the following web pages:
What a summer! been a busy one.. in between changing diapers, being a working dad and recording the 6th Mercenary album, I managed to escape on a romantic get-away with my beautiful girlfriend Rikke, really took her by surprise! Surrounded by candles and roses I asked her to marry me.. And luckily for me she said YES! I could not be happier! This year has been great so far… and I can only wish for more good things to come.
Sadly my small dog “Diesel” died on the 13th. I did cast a huge shadow on the day.. (my birthday, and the day I proposed) he was only 6 years old.. But Pugs have a tendency to die young.. He will surely be missed.. R.i.p my little friend!
Right now I am sitting in my kitchen preparing for a busy week.. a lot of working, and also rehearsing bass/vocals for future Mercenary live shows!
Sorry for the lack of updates the past weeks, have been taking a break from the studio, we have some days booked in September to mix and master the new album… After that the quest for a release date will begin.. Nothing is certain yet as I have written before, there are too many loose ends concerning the album to be able to set a final release date yet.
As the album has been taking form the energy and love for the music has grown in the band as well! Morten is already a well integrated member of the band and it feels like he has been with us always! This album will feature some fast f****ng drumming as you might have noticed on some of the video snippets on YouTube. Morten´s technique is out of this world, and I am sure you will be very pleased with the sound he brings to the band.
If you by any chance haven´t seen the clips on YouTube, GET GOING man! here is a link to our YouTube channel:
And last but not least, I want to say to all our loyal and and supportive fans out there! Your support and faith in the band has been overwhelming! You are the true reason that MERCENARY will live forever! We will fight side by side, in to the blood red night! The black brigade marches… FOREVER!
Hell yes! The design, the aluminum casing, the reliability of their macbook´s.. Ipod´s… the list is long…And believe me… when Apple released the first Iphone I was truly amazed! It was the best phone on the market at that time, and for a long time to come for that matter.. But in 2010 things really began slipping for dear Steve Jobs, and the Apple gang.. HTC was no longer breathing heavily behind the Iphone desperately trying to keep up.. No… with the release of the HTC legend, and the HTC Desire, HTC proved once and for all that they where ready to take up the fight as the number one Smart phone supplier!
Everything was set to change again with the release of the Iphone 4, but the sad reality of the matter is…. Iphone 4 is made of poor material, breaking by even the slightest drop.. And the antenna issues put together with the lack of innovative updates to the general Iphone OS, the Iphone 4 brings nothing new to the table and Apple is in the fast lane out of the battle of the best smartphones… (in my book)
I have a birthday coming up, and for that birthday I have wished for an Ipod touch… I love ipod´s, and I am really not a Apple hater… But as a phone manufacturer they are just too slow to keep up with the bright kids in the class… Glamor and hype will only get you that far, if you want to win this battle Apple you really have to work for it!