|Through Our Darkest Days|
|Studio album by|
|Released||Europe July 26, 2013|
U.S. July 30, 2013
|Studio||Hansen Studios, Denmark|
|Label||Europe NoiseArt Records |
U.S. Prosthetic Records
Through Our Darkest Days is the seventh studio album by the Danish melodic death metal band Mercenary. The album features the band's newest drummer Peter Mathiesen who joined the band as a regular member in 2012 after performing more than 50 shows with them.For the first time the cover artwork was done by Mircea Gabriel Eftemie the guitarist of the Danish metal band Mnemic. René comments: “The cover artwork portraits a dark atmosphere, symbolizing the darkness that surrounds us everyday. But in darkness there is always a light, which in this case is symbolized by a burning candle, and the figure that holds its eyes in its hands, showing a piece of the world as seen through our eyes."
Denmark, officially the Kingdom of Denmark, is a Nordic country and the southernmost of the Scandinavian nations. Denmark lies southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and is bordered to the south by Germany. The Kingdom of Denmark also comprises two autonomous constituent countries in the North Atlantic Ocean: the Faroe Islands and Greenland. Denmark proper consists of a peninsula, Jutland, and an archipelago of 443 named islands, with the largest being Zealand, Funen and the North Jutlandic Island. The islands are characterised by flat, arable land and sandy coasts, low elevation and a temperate climate. Denmark has a total area of 42,924 km2 (16,573 sq mi), land area of 42,394 km2 (16,368 sq mi), and the total area including Greenland and the Faroe Islands is 2,210,579 km2 (853,509 sq mi), and a population of 5.8 million.
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All composed by Mercenary.
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