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Mercury Circle premiere a brand new music video for the song »New Dawn« from their debut EP, »The Dawn Of Vitriol«

Finnish gothic/doom metal band Mercury Circle premiere a brand new music video for the song »New Dawn« from their debut EP, »The Dawn Of Vitriol«, released on August 14th via Noble Demon and The Vinyl Division. Video for »New Dawn« was done by Toni Hatakka, and starring the amazing alternative model Valentine From Hell.

01. Oil Of Vitriol
02. The Beauty Of Agony
03. Black Flags
04. The Last Fall
05. New Dawn

Mercury Circle is now joined by former Children Of Bodom drummer Jaska Raatikainen to complete the lineup.

Says the band: “The lineup for Mercury Circle is now complete! It has been a journey from a project into a hungry and ambitious real band. We want to thank our ridiculously talented drummers Juuso Raatikainen Music and Francesco Lucidi for helping us out with the first steps on our journey with the EP and album demos. Now we would like to welcome Jaska Raatikainen from Children Of Bodom into our band.”

“After hearing the demo tracks from the upcoming debut album I thought it would be stupid not to join this band. The music was something I hadn’t heard for a long time. Dark, emotional, epic elements and big choruses. I am truly excited for the opportunity to be part of this. I know it is a long way to the top but with these guys I feel honoured and ready to do it again,” Jaska Raatikainen comments.

From Noble Demon:

Mercury Circle have unleashed their stunning brand new debut EP, titled »The Dawn Of Vitriol«, via Noble Demon and The Vinyl Division. Born as a brainchild in 2018 by Iconcrash’s and Swallow The Sun’s Jaani Peuhu, Mercury Circle offers dark rock infused with electrifying synth wave and epic doom soundscapes. Truly a genre of its own, establishing their very own kind of “new doom”.

In support of their brand new output, the band from Helsinki, Finland, just shared a touching and mesmerizing music video for the track »New Dawn«.

Jaani Peuhu says about the song: “When we started talking about releasing an EP before the album I wanted to keep it separate from the album process. I didn’t want to touch any of the 20 songs I wrote for it even though I knew that we would have to drop half of them from the record. I instantly remembered this track that I wrote years ago, but it always felt too dark and emotionally too heavy for the albums I’d recorded before so I kept it waiting for its real purpose. We were on the North American tour with Swallow The Sun while I was working with this version, so I asked my friend Francesco Lucidi to record drums for it in London and to send me the files so I could download them as soon as I would find a good-enough wifi from one of the venues. The MC guys recorded guitars and basses in Helsinki and sent them to me too. When I got home I just updated some of the vocals, finished the mix and sent the song for mastering. There is something heartbreaking in this song and I used as many of the demo vocals I could to make sure the feeling of the song would not change in this updated version.”

Furthermore the band comments about their debut: “We’re extremely proud to have our first EP released. We started working on these songs over two years ago and we found common ground right from the start. We’ve evolved from project to a real band and we’re ready to start the next cycle that will complete Mercury Circle. This is the start of new doom!”

Already working on their first full length record for early 2021, »The Dawn Of Vitriol« is offering a fantastic preview and an impressive first glimpse of what’s to follow. Out now on Noble Demon (Digital) and The Vinyl Division (Vinyl + Digipack CD).

Mercury Circle is:
Jaani Peuhu – Vocals, Guitars, Synths
Jussi Hämäläinen – Guitars, Synths, Backing Vocals
Juppe Sutela – Guitars
Ande Kiiski – Bass
Jaska Raatikainen – Drums

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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