Following their critically acclaimed debut EP “The Dawn Of Vitriol,” released on August 14th via Noble Demon, today MERCURY CIRCLE unleashed a brand new video for the track “Our Funeral (Like Xmas),” a song exclusively featured on “Noble Demonic Metal – Chapter 1,” a brand new label sampler by Noble Demon, celebrating its first anniversary.
Labeled as “a band you need to watch out for in 2021,” by Metal Hammer UK, and featuring members of SWALLOW THE SUN and CHILDREN OR BODOM, MERCURY CIRCLE is creating a diverse offering of atmospheric and dark music where the songs differ wildly in expression and sonic aesthetics, establishing their very own kind of “New Doom.” While the band is working on their upcoming full-length record right now (to be released in early 2021), they felt the need to take a break from the album sessions and to release something different, as Jaani Peuhu explains:
“Although I’m not a fan of Christmas songs, I found myself with the perfect opportunity to write one in the midst of everything going on in the world today. In parts, 2020 felt almost apocalyptic. Sadly, Christmas is the busiest day of the year for police, ambulances, and paramedics in Finland and I’m afraid that this year might break all the records of domestic violence and suicide cases because of the pandemic. But since 2020 has already turned so much on its head, there’s hope this year’s outlook on the holidays could prove me positively wrong. Compared to the heavy and dark sound of the upcoming debut album, “Our Funeral (Like Xmas)” is the most uplifting song we have ever created. We wanted to take a groovier and happier approach to the music while the lyrics stayed on the gloomier side. We hope you enjoy it! Happy Holidays!” – Jaani, Jussi, Ande, Jaska, and Juppe
Watch the video for “Our Funeral (Like Xmas)” here:
“Our Funeral (Like Xmas)” is exclusively featured on “Noble Demonic Metal – Chapter 1,” the brand new label sampler by Noble Demon, celebrating its first anniversary!
In probably the darkest year in the history of the music business, the new and dedicated record label for all that is heavy has proven that they came to stay, in its first year of existence. Surprising the metal world with the first sign of life of Finnish melancholic metal band DAWN OF SOLACE (fronted by Wolfheart-phenom Tuomas Saukkonen) after almost 14 years, Noble Demon has released the first single of the following album “Waves” in November 2019.
The German label specializing in heavy rock and metal continued to show its variety of taste and an ever-growing, eclectic artist roster with constantly new signings in the genres of death metal, thrash metal, doom metal, heavy rock, black metal, heavy metal, progressive metal, sludge, modern melodic metal up to melancholic metal and darkwave. New top-notch studio albums saw the light of day by artists from all over the world such as KAUNIS KUOLEMATON, MERCURY CIRCLE, JADED STAR, GOMORRA, NIGHT CROWNED, HUMAVOID, NO RAZA, TULKAS, THE VICE, RED MOON ARCHITECT, S.O.R.M, and PLAGUESTORM.
Critically acclaimed by both fans and the press, the label is convinced that it’s heading in the right direction and will surprise the scene with many more upcoming, outstanding releases in 2021 which will also include several brand new signings to the already exquisite roster!
To celebrate its first birthday together with their growing and loyal fanbase, Noble Demon has just released an exciting label compilation on December 18th to end the year in sinister style.