Samstag 3. Juni 2023

MEZZROW – Summon Thy Demons

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Mezzrow are back after 30 years! Mezzrow built themselves a name in the thrash metal scene during the late eighties with their critically acclaimed demo tapes, „Frozen Soul“ and „Cross Of Tormention“. In 1990 they released their classic debut album „Then Came The Killing“ through Active Records, a subsidiary of Music For Nations. The album is still today considered as one of the best, if not the best, thrash metal releases from Sweden and Scandinavia. This classic album was re-mastered together with all their demos, and released through Hammerheart Records in May 2022. 

During 2021 Mezzrow rose from the ashes, when bass player Conny Welén (ex-Hexenhaus) and singer Uffe Pettersson (ex-Rosicrucian) decided to make a new mark in the thrash metal world of today and have together with new guitarists Magnus Söderman (Nightrage) and Ronnie Björnström (ex-Defiatory, ex-Aeon) written new killer songs, which have pure thrash metal top-class written all over them. ”Of course we have a bit of a new and updated sound, more mature and dark, but it’s still old school thrash metal from the Bay Area that lays the foundation. We refuse to downtune the guitars and you can definitely hear what Uffe sings! Some of the songs are actually a bit melodic, but in a thrashy kind of way. So don’t worry, we don’t do any ballads”, comments Conny Welén

The line-up was completed by excellent drummer Jon Skäre (DefiatoryHulkoff) and the band is currently laying the finishing touches on the recordings, which will be released in may 2023 on Fireflash Records, a new sublabel of Atomic Fire Records

The album was produced by Conny WelénRonnie Björnström and Magnus Söderman. The excellent mixing and mastering were done by sound wizard Ronnie Björnström (Sorcerer, Meshuggah220 Volt a.o.). The artwork for the cover must of course suit the music and therefore it was handled by the great Pär Olofsson who, among tons of other cool covers, recently did the cover for Exoduslatest release „Persona Non Grata“. Things fell into place, and the time is right for Mezzrow to leave another exclamation mark on the metal map. 

”In 2023 there will be various singles and videos and finally the long awaited successor to our debut album “Then Came The Killing” from 1990. We also hope to be playing live during 2023! In other words: The future´s so bright, we’ve gotta wear shades.”

Tracklist „Summon Thy Demons“:
01. King Of The Infinite Void
02. Through The Eyes Of The Ancient Gods
03. Summon Thy Demons
04. What Is Dead May Never Die
05. De Mysteriis Inmortui
06. Beneath The Sea Of Silence
07. On Earth As In Hell
08. Blackness Fell Upon The World
09. Dark Spirit Rising
10. The End Of Everything

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