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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Italian Thrash Metallers MERENDINE Ink Deal With Deutschland's Metalville Records; NEW Album Coming Soon!

Italian thrashers "Merendine" have inked a deal with Germany's Metalville Records this week. They have titled the NEW album 'New World Disorder'. This will be the fourth full length release for the band. Merendine who are based in Northern Italy in the town of Padova, have a unique sound of hard Rock/Thrash which is reminiscent to the Bay Area Thrash Scene. But yet they have a strong European Metal feel. Having released 3 records prior to 'New World Disorder': 'Walk Across Fire' in 2003 (Legion Of Doom), 'RAW' (Mausoleum Records) produced by Jack Frost, and 'Rude Rebel Brotherhood' (Locomotive Music) produced by Chris Caffery (Savatage, TSO). 'New World Disorder' was produced by Luigi Stefanini in Italy in November & December of 2011. "We were looking for a different sound stated drummer Luca Cerardi. We had great success with Chris Caffery and Jack Frost. But the band was at a turning point. We wanted to do something different. I am very happy with the way the record came out."

Merendine which formed in 1995 as a five piece have etched their niche on the Metal scene in Italy. In 2010 with the departure of guitarist David Bisson, the band stood as a four piece creating a different element that transcended into a NEW sound and a NEW outlook. "You can't stop progression", stated Zanda Zandarin (Vocals). "We just became tighter and stronger as a four piece. We are a family, we made a strong album. That alone is a testament to what we can do together. I'm proud of it and nothing will change that", Guitarist Luca Sigers Securo stated. "This record is what we're proud of! Luigi outdid himself and made something brilliant," commented bassist Dario Bianchi. "Having endorsements with Vic-Firth, D'Adarrio, Evans and Planet Waves has also helped us", stated drummer Luca Cerardi. "Having people believe in you is a comforting feeling."

Merendine toured last winter as direct support for Doro Pesch in Europe. They had a 4 week run which brought them through Germany, Spain, France, The Czech Republic, Italy and Luxemburg. The band also toured with Krypteria and Doro prior in 2008. The band did off festival dates with Motorhead in 2009 as well. Fans in Europe and North America have embraced the band. Drawing inspiration is something that every band needs to develop. No one knew that better than Luigi Stefanini. Merendine signed a worldwide management deal with Skateboard Marketing Ltd. in New York in December of 2011. They are gearing up for a full Summer European tour after the release.

Audio will be posted on the bands official Facebook page and web site on June 1st.

Line Up:

- Luca Zandarin: Vocals
- Luca Securo: Guitar
- Dario Bianchi: Bass
- Luca Cerardi: Drums

Related links:
Merendine's Official Site
Meredine on Facebook

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