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MERCURY CIRCLE (feat. members of CHILDREN OF BODOM & SWALLOW THE SUN)Release New Lyric Video for “The Gates Wide Open”!

MERCURY CIRCLE (feat. members of CHILDREN OF BODOM & SWALLOW THE SUN): New Lyric Video for "The Gates Wide Open"!

Born as a brainchild in 2018 by ICONCRASH’s and SWALLOW THE SUN’s Jaani Peuhu, and featuring members of CHILDREN OF BODOM, SLEEP OF MONSTERS & more, October 8th will see the release of Killing Moons, the highly anticipated debut album by Finland’s very own MERCURY CIRCLE. Featuring ten enthralling tracks, which differ wildly in expression and sonic aesthetics, the band’s upcoming record is a deeply powerful and majestic piece of music, truly representing a genre of its own. Dark metal-infused soundscapes with powerful synth and electro waves are the breeding ground for a unique journey filled with painful departures to new beginnings, a spectacle in which hope and promises echoing loss and regret.

In support of their upcoming album, MERCURY CIRCLE just shared a new and epic lyric video for the track “The Gates Wide Open”, streaming here:

“I wrote this song as the opening track of the album so it has this long hypnotic intro which introduces the atmosphere of the whole album. It puts you into a mind-travelling state and takes you on the journey that is ‘KILLING MOONS'” band mastermind Jaani Peuhu states.

“Killing Moons” will be coming out on October 8th through Noble Demon and is now available for pre-order HERE


01. The Gates Wide Open

02. Black Mirrors

03. You Open Up The Earth

04. Killing Moons

05. Seven Archangels

06. Call On The Dark

07. Avalanche

08. An Arrow

09. Like Matches

10. Death Poem


Jaani Peuhu – Vocals, Guitars, Synths (Iconcrash, Swallow the Sun, Hallatar)

Jussi Hämäläinen – Guitars, Synths, Backing vocals (Hanging Garden, The Chant)

Juppe Sutela – Guitars (To/Die/For)

Ande Kiiski – Bass (Sleep of Monsters, Rytmihäiriö)

Jaska Raatikainen – Drums (Children of Bodom)

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Bobby Caughron is a music journalist and Editor-In-Chief for XS ROCK. He began a life-long fan of hard rock and metal music after hearing KISS as a kid. He is still an avid fan of the 80s metal scene and continues to discover and write about new music in all rock genres today.

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