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MERCURY CIRCLE - Founding Member Of Children Of Bodom Joins The Band

Finnish new-doom-commers Mercury Circle have announced that the founding member and drummer of extreme metal icons Children Of Bodom, Jaska Raatikainen, has joined the band. In case that you still don't know, Mercury Circle is the brand new project by Iconcrash's and Swallow The Sun’s Jaani Peuhu.

Mercury Circle released the stunning debut EP, The Dawn Of Vitriol, via Noble Demon and The Vinyl Division, a couple of days ago, offering an enthusing dark rock infused with electrifying synth wave and epic doom soundscapes. Truly a genre of its own, establishing their very own kind of "new doom".

It has been hard for Jaska Raatikainen to make any strict musical future plans since quitting Children Of Bodom in 2019, but all of this changed when he heard the demos by Peuhu. Jaska comments: "After hearing the demo tracks from the upcoming debut album I thought it would be stupid not to join this band. The music was something I haven’t heard for a long time. Dark, emotional, epic elements and big choruses. I am truly excited for the opportunity to be part of this. I know it is a long way to the top but with these guys I feel honoured and ready to do it again."

Mercury Circle are already working on their first full length record for early 2021, the final words belong to Jaska Raatikainen (check the video below). Previously released video for the song "New Dawn" can be checked out over HERE. Link