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#1 2011-09-10 15:15:53

From: UK
Registered: 2008-06-05
Posts: 1461

AGENTS OF MERCY - New Album & Tour +sound preview

New Album & Tour   
Happy news from the finest tailors in prog, namely Agents Of Mercy.
hear it:

Time has come to announce the birth of a new album.
The 3rd studio-album is called "The Black Forest" and is what some may call a "concept album",
one mega tune of 56 minutes but cut into separate slices, to digest easier.

Now you've heard that "concept" term a million times - 'cause it's PROG, but here  it is,
"The Black Forest" is a surreal journey -
a mysteriously glowing metaphor for a trip thru  dark, disturbing and likewise scary times,
a lifelong uncertain journey bookended by greed, lust, hunger for power & money, eternal life,mindcontrol - and guess what? ............we're the prey !!

We navigate thru dark dreams of the immortal, dark waters, eerie topics hinting at death & dreams, forest ghosts,  shades of the "blood queen" Elzbeth Bathory's life, a freak parade of monstruosity galore, a quiet tidy town with hidden horrors, the touring circus
of freaks, dark realms of endless wars and lost kingdoms, the unwanted darktowns of our minds ......... fun stuff eh ?

We laid down the basic tracks on 24 ch. analogue tape in a lovely studio in the middle of Sweden's countryside, in April, a place called Varnhem ( very dark age ! ) -
The studio is a top notch, super hi tech,  newly built million dollar  sanctuary for idiots like us - to our ears this album  sounds bigger than pure digital more 70's,  but yet more modern.

The music this time  is a more rock oriented path we've taken, for good reasons - we are a R&R band at the core,
but we sprinkle bits of  symphonic, jazz and folk or whatever tickle our fancy at the time.
Guitar riffing  and drums have moved forward in the soundscapes but the gnarly moog and mellotron is still present, this time a bit more haunting and angular.
The tunes are longer and more elaborated (prog) but sometimes with a ironfist of raw power riffage that may resemble Black Sabbath or Deep Purple rather than Yes or Genesis.
Don't fret - there is plenty of symphonic bombasm too -  we think there is even more than on
previous albums, so you'll get your fix of that ol' tron, moog  & taurusbass.

Album traxlist:
The Black Forest
A Quiet Little Town
Black Sunday
Between Sun & Moon
Freak Of Life
Kingdom Of Heaven

Comes in nice "mini LP" Digipak and release is Sept 17th.

Hear a tasty platter of snippets at :


Same lineup - more power - more detail - more ready to move you all in a live setting.
.....1st round  of selected shows in Europe.

September 20th, 2011- Colos Saal
Aschaffenburg - Germany

September 21st, 2011- Galery Music Bar
Pratteln - Switzerland

September 24th, 2011- De Boerderij
Agents Of Mercy + Sky Architect
Zoetermeer -  Holland

September 28th, 2011 - Tivoli
AoM + Goliath & The Giants
Helsingborg - Sweden

September 30th, 2011-  Chevy's Rock Bar
Agents Of Mercy + Terraex
Stavanger - Norway

Saturday, October 1st, 2011- Elm Street Cafe
AoM + Fatal Fusion
Oslo - Norway

Saturday, November 26th, 2011- Bryggarsalen- "Sweden ProgFest 2011"
Stockholm - Sweden
Agents Of Mercy - Gösta Berlings Saga, Costes Cosmos,
Promise & The Monster, Gitarrsynthkvartetten.!/event.php?eid=269262613093728

See all  Tourdates@:
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