In April 2006, MercyKill released the debut CD Throw the Switch. All writing, recording, production, and distribution for MercyKill - Throw the Switch is conducted by the band itself, further proving that MercyKill is a group of highly motivated individuals deemed unstoppable.With the new CD available for sale in all 50 states and across the world, doors previously closed are now being kicked in and shattered as MercyKill expands the metal empire in 2006 with performances in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, Orlando, and many others as CD sales continue to grow.
The members of MercyKill have a long history with one and other that takes us back to the underground metal scene of the early 1990's. In 1991, out of the realms of obscurity, two rival groups of metal musicians rose from the depths of a nearly dead Indianapolis music scene. Fictional Tensions, featuring three future MercyKillers ( Jake, Sean, and Larry), and D-Sever with Scott Bronner formed an alliance that lead both bands to a local sucsess previously unachieved by others. Both bands had albumn releases in 1993 that lead to several legendary performances as both bands continued to fuel one and others followings. However, by 1997, both bands had parted ways with several members moving to different parts of the United States. It seemed that the music was over.
Enter the year 2000. Percussionist Sean Young and guitarist Scott Bronner, by strange chance (if there is such a thing), discover that they are nearly next door neighbors, both living on the east side of Indianapolis. What started as a few friendly jam sessions slowly grew into a tight set of riffs that were to become the beginnings of Throw the Switch. Upon realizing the strong chemeistry that had formed between Bronner and Young, the two contacted friend and reknown metal vocalist Jake Corbin to apply his skills to their music. It wasn't long before these three realized that they were on the verge of something very special. There were only a few peices of the puzzle missing.
In the Autumn of 2004, bassist Larry Langley returned after a long absence in South Florida and was invited to join the band. To complete the line-up, members of the band began the hunt for a second guitar player. After a long search, guitarist Jeremy Varao answered the challenge and joined the band. With the line up now complete, MercyKill are setting their sights for new horizons that include east and west coast tours in 2006 as well as a follow up CD release in 2007. Recent increase in CD sales in European countries point to a trip over the pond in 2007 as well. So keep your eyes open and don't dare to go to sleep. Somewhere, sometime, when you least expect it.....MercyKill is coming to get you.
Check out the artist's website:
1. Correctional Rehabilitation
3. Beyond the Mirror
4. Two Dimensions
6. Wasted Youth