Self-professed “fusion future metal” band MNEMIC have named their upcoming third studio album Passenger, which is scheduled for release in Europe on February 2nd and in North America on February 6th.
In regards to the potent lyrical content, MNEMIC guitarist Mircea states:
“It’s thematically built around the meaning of existence, or in other words, the philosophy of Existentialism. There are several philosophical positions - one of them being the value and meaning of the world around the individual, and the other is that Existentialism is often associated with anxiety, dread, awareness of death, and freedom. We chose this subject and theme mainly because it’s so vast, and second, because we have always been big fans of Stanly Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey movie. We wanted to do something like that, just with music and lyrics.”
Produced by MNEMIC, FEAR FACTORY’s Christian Olde Wolbers, and Warren Riker (DOWN, CROWBAR, THE FUGEES) at Track Record Studios (KISS, MEGADETH, AEROSMITH) in Los Angeles and mixed by fellow countryman Tue Madsen (HALFORD, THE HAUNTED) at Antfarm Studios in Denmark, 2007’s Passenger will feature guest vocal appearances by Jeff Walker (CARCASS, BRUJERIA) and Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, BRUJERIA) and artwork by Asterik Studios (ANTHRAX, UNEARTH). Photos from Passenger’s recording session can be viewed here. The tracklisting for Passenger is as follows: 01. “Humanaut” 02. “In The Nothingness Black” 03. “Meaningless” 04. “Psykorgasm” 05. “Pigfuck” 06. “In Control” 07. “Electric I’d Hypocrisy” 08. “Stuck Here” 09. “What’s Left” 10. “Shape Of The Formless” 11. “The Eye On Your Back” Japanese Bonus Track: “Zero Synchronized”
MNEMIC are currently preparing to shoot a video for “Meaningless” at Revolver Studios in Gothenberg, Sweden with Revolver film director Patric Ullaeus (DIMMU BORGIR, IN FLAMES).
The band’s new lead vocalist, Guillaume, will also make his live North American debut on the upcoming tour with labelmates SOILWORK and THREAT SIGNAL plus DARKEST HOUR. Tour dates for “The Last Stab” tour are as follows:
10/05 Jaxx - West Springfield, VA 10/06 The Chance - Poughkeepsie, NY 10/07 Webster Theatre - Hartford, CT 10/09 The Opera House - Toronto, ON - CANADA 10/10 L’Imperial - Quebec City, QC - CANADA 10/11 Fou Founes Electriques - Montreal, QC - CANADA 10/12 Northern Lights - Clifton park, NY 10/13 The Palladium - Worcester, MA 10/14 Peabody’s Down Under - Cleveland, OH 10/15 The Pearl Room - Mokena, IL 10/16 Sokol Underground - Omaha, NE 10/17 Gothic Theatre - Englewood, CO 10/19 The Pound - San Francisco, CA 10/20 House of Blues - Hollywood, CA 10/21 House of Blues - Anaheim, CA 10/22 The Clubhouse - Tempe, AZ 10/23 Launch Pad - Albuquerque, NM 10/24 White Rabbit - San Antonio, TX 10/25 Warehouse Live - Houston, TX 10/27 Culture Room - Ft. Lauderdale, FL 10/28 The State Theatre - St. Petersburg, FL 10/29 House of Blues - Lake Buena Vista, FL 11/01 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA 11/02 Planet Rock - Jacksonville, NC 11/03 The Norva - Norfolk, VA 11/04 Sonar - Baltimore, MD 11/05 B.B. Kings Blues Club - New York City, NY