Origin: Ålborg, Denmark
Genres: Melodic Death Metal

Mercenary  


Mercenary has been a major force in the Danish metal field for a number of years, forming in 1991 and recording pretty steadily since their debut in 1996, amidst several lineup changes. A listen to their 2008 Architect Of Lies album shows the band slotting between a standard power/progressive metal style and the more modern version of melodic death metal, balancing the accessibility of the former with the aggression of the latter quite well.

Current Members

Jakob Mølbjerg

guitars

Martin Buus Pedersen

guitars

Rene Pederson

bass/vocals

Peter Michael Mathiesen

drums

Former Members/Guests

Mikkel Sandager

vocals

Nikolai Brinkmann

guitars

Signar Petersen

guitars

Henrik "Kral" Andersen

bass/vocals

Morten Sandager

keyboards (Pretty Maids)

Rasmus Jakobsen

drums

Mike Park Nielsen

drums (Hatesphere)

Morten Løwe Sørensen

drums


Discography



(EP) Supremacy 
1996
  1. Supremacy
  2. Hour Of Grief
  3. One-Eyed Beast
  4. Premature Burial
  • Jakob Mølbjerg
  • Nikolai Brinkmann
  • Henrik "Kral" Andersen
  • Rasmus Jakobsen




First Breath 
1998 Serious
  1. Symbiotic
  2. World Wide Weep
  3. Horizon
  4. Master Game
  5. Perceptive
  6. Graveart
  7. Next to Nothing
  8. Demon8
  9. Watching Me
  10. Alternative Ways
  11. Sister Jane
  12. Supremacy (Bonus Track)
  • Jakob Mølbjerg
  • Nikolai Brinkmann
  • Henrik "Kral" Andersen
  • Rasmus Jakobsen




Everblack 
2002 Hammerheart
  1. Everblack
  2. Seize The Night
  3. Screaming From The Heavens
  4. Dead.com
  5. Darkspeed
  6. Bloodrush
  7. A Darker Shade Of Black
  8. Bulletblues
  9. Rescue Me
  10. Alliance
  • Mikkel Sandager
  • Jakob Mølbjerg
  • Signar Petersen
  • Henrik "Kral" Andersen
  • Morten Sandager
  • Rasmus Jakobsen

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



11 Dreams 
2004 Century Media
  1. Into the Sea of Dark Desires
  2. World Hate Center
  3. 11 Dreams
  4. reDestructDead
  5. Firesoul
  6. Sharpen the Edges
  7. Supremacy v0
  8. Music Non Stop [Kent Cover]
  9. Falling
  10. Time Without Changes
  11. Loneliness
  12. 11 Dreams [Radio Edit]
  13. 11 Dreams [3D Mix]
  14. Loneliness [Acoustic Version]
  • Mikkel Sandager
  • Jakob Mølbjerg
  • Martin Buus Pedersen
  • Henrik "Kral" Andersen
  • Morten Sandager
  • Mike Park Nielsen

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



The Hours That Remain 
2006
  1. Redefine Me
  2. Year of the Plague
  3. My World is Ending
  4. This Eternal Instant
  5. Lost Reality
  6. Soul Decision
  7. Simplicity Demand
  8. Obscure Indiscretion
  9. My Secret Window
  10. The Hours That Remain
  • Mikkel Sandager
  • Jakob Mølbjerg
  • Martin Buus Pedersen
  • Morten Sandager
  • Mike Park Nielsen

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



Retrospective  COMPILATION
2006 Century Media
  1. Ignorance (intro)
  2. Premature Burial
  3. Battle Thy Demons
  4. Obscurity
  5. Induration of Sorrow
  6. The Gate Away
  7. One-Eyed Beast
  8. Hour of Grief / ...Majestic Virtue of Silence
  9. Supremacy




Architect Of Lies 
2008 Century Media
  1. New Desire
  2. Bloodsong
  3. Embrace the Nothing
  4. This Black and Endless Never
  5. Isolation (The Loneliness in December)
  6. The Endless Fall
  7. Death Connection
  8. Black and Hollow
  9. Execution Style
  10. I Am Lies
  11. Public Failure Number One
  • Mikkel Sandager
  • Jakob Mølbjerg
  • Martin Buus Pedersen
  • Rene Pederson
  • Morten Sandager
  • Mike Park Nielsen

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal 



Metamorphosis 
2011 Prosthetic
  1. Through The Eyes Of The Devil
  2. The Follower
  3. In A River Of Madness
  4. Memoria
  5. Velvet Lies
  6. In Bloodred Shades
  7. Shades Of Grey
  8. On The Edge Of Sanity
  9. Black Brigade
  • Jakob Mølbjerg
  • Martin Buus Pedersen
  • Rene Pederson
  • Morten Løwe Sørensen

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Angry Metal Guy 



Recollections - The Century Media Years  COMPILATION
2012 Century Media
  1. Into the Sea of Dark Desires
  2. World Hate Center
  3. 11 Dreams
  4. reDestructDead
  5. Firesoul
  6. Sharpen the Edges
  7. Supremacy v0
  8. Music Non Stop (Kent cover)
  9. Falling
  10. Time Without Changes
  11. Loneliness
  12. 11 Dreams (Radio Edit)
  13. 11 Dreams (3D Mix)
  14. Loneliness (Acoustic Version)
  15. Redefine Me
  16. Year of the Plague
  17. My World Is Ending
  18. This Eternal Instant
  19. Lost Reality
  20. Soul Decision
  21. Simplicity Demand
  22. Obscure Indiscretion
  23. My Secret Window
  24. The Hours That Remain
  25. Into the Sea of Dark Desires/World Hate Center (Live)
  26. 11 Dreams (Live)
  27. New Desire
  28. Bloodsong
  29. Embrace the Nothing
  30. This Black and Endless Never
  31. Isolation (The Loneliness in December)
  32. The Endless Fall
  33. Death Connection
  34. Black and Hollow
  35. Execution Style
  36. I Am Lies
  37. Public Failure Number One
  38. Burning Angel (Arch Enemy cover)




Through Our Darkest Days 
2013 NoiseArt
  1. A New Dawn
  2. Welcome the Sickness
  3. Through Our Darkest Days
  4. Dreamstate Machine
  5. A Moment of Clarity
  6. Beyond This Night
  7. Starving Eyes
  8. Generation Hate
  9. Forever the Unknown
  10. Holding On to Serenity
  • Jakob Mølbjerg
  • Martin Buus Pedersen
  • Rene Pederson
  • Peter Michael Mathiesen


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