With two albums under their belts, ARMORY are finally ready to make something that they had planned for years but previously didn’t feel they were ready for: a full-blown sci-fi concept album with a story from start to finish. With this goal in place, this didn’t just put more pressure on the lyrics but also to make the music more dramatic to fit the story – and dazzlingly and dynamically, ARMORY accomplish all that (and more!) across Mercurion. The album takes the listener through a dramatic journey aboard the starship Mercurion, named after the god Mercurius – the winged messenger of the gods, protector of travelers, and god of boundaries between worlds. ARMORY’s now-trademark hyper-speed metal is more powerful and poignant than ever, pushing their boundaries of epic storytelling, mesmerizing hooks, and explosive solos whilst retaining their core sound. The production, in kind, carries the perfect balance of dirt and drama, grime and gleam, making their melodicism sound ever more effervescent while making sure this is the sound of five actual humans playing together as a band.
Now that band is heading out into space, and they beckon you to board Mercurion – ARMORY will guide the way!
This cassette is limited to a total of 300 copies: 50 copies on cosmocrystallic blue tape, 100 copies on spacey turquoise tape, and 150 copies on milkyway white tape.