A teaser medley of "Meaningless", "In The Nothingness Black", "Psykorgasm", and "Pigfuck" — four songs from the new MNEMIC album, "Passenger", which is due out on February 6, 2007 via Nuclear Blast Records — is available for streaming at this location.
Regarding the recording of the new album, MNEMIC guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie stated, "Warren Riker did an excellent job tracking drums for us, which meant the guitars HAD to sound great. The first couple of days we experimented with a bunch of different [amp] setups and heads — Krank, Diesel, ISP, and VHTs — not to mention a bunch of different string gauges because of our new and different tuning. We have been using ESP, Caparison, and Jackson guitars to make the sound more diverse in comparison to the last album, where we had just recorded everything on only one guitar."
Fresh off the Last Stab tour with labelmates SOILWORK, THREAT SIGNAL, and DARKEST HOUR, MNEMIC debuted their new lead singer, Guillaume Bideau (ex-SCARVE), to mass fan approval, though the band suffered a small live setback when Bideau fractured his kneecap in a freak accident that required a hospital visit. Photos from the tour and "Passenger"'s recording session can be viewed here.
Produced by FEAR FACTORY's Christian Olde Wolbers at Track Record Studios (KISS, MEGADETH, AEROSMITH) in Los Angeles, engineered by Warren Riker (DOWN, THE FUGEES), and mixed by fellow countryman Tue Madsen (HALFORD, THE HAUNTED) at Antfarm Studios in Denmark, "Passenger" features artwork by Asterik Studios (ANTHRAX, UNEARTH) plus guest vocal appearances by Jeff Walker (CARCASS, BRUJERIA) and Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, BRUJERIA). MNEMIC has also completed a video for "Meaningless" with Revolver Film director Patric Ullaeus.
The final track listing for "Passenger" is as follows:
02. In The Nothingness Black
06. In Control
07. Electric I'd Hypocrisy
08. Stuck Here
09. What's Left
10. Shape Of The Formless
11. The Eye On Your Back
12. Zero Synchronized (Japanese Bonus Track)
Album artwork for "Passenger" can be viewed here.