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Mercutio / Dua Lipa cover released as Antagonist showcase announced

Mercutio bring their high energy and totally rousing live show to The Camden Assembly, London, on 20 May 2022, where the band will showcase their album Antagonist. The band has also released a cover of the Dua Lipa song New Rules, promising new material for June.

“We can’t wait to be on the road again playing our new songs as we got so damn excited during the writing process,” the band said. “The Dua Lipa cover came out during lockdown. It was a fun game we wanted to play to escape from that claustrophobic life. You get that particular feeling from the music video too. See you all out there, Mercutians.”

Mercutio released Antagonist last year. Marked as a MetalTalk Album Of The Week, it is a spectacular beast indeed, with great strength in songwriting and nicely complex tracks. While there are plenty of riffs, Antagonist is not a formulaic piece of work. The fantastic vocals need to be heard, and along with a solid guitar, bass and drum sound, the whole package is something distinctive.

“We draw on influences through our lives,” vocalist Ross William Wild told MetalTalk. “I’m a kid of the new Metal age, Papa Roach, Deftones, Tool. Fabio [Staffieri , guitar] grew up with Led Zeppelin [laughs]. We have so many crossovers of bands which inspire us, but we also share new grooves and sounds. Fabio is an insane arpeggio ‘smith’.

“I have a great ear for melody and how the vocals interact, but Fabio and our producer John Luca, have a great oversight. I would write prog, but these guys reigned me in, and we set ourselves on fire.”

Fabio Staffieri, Mercutio
Fabio Staffieri, Mercutio. Photo: Steve Ritchie/MetalTalk

Mercutio could be seen last year on tour with Inglorious. MetalTalk caught their up-tempo, high energy and totally rousing set at The Waterfront in Norwich, where their enthralling live performances captivated new audiences.

Now to see the full set in action is quite a mouthwatering prospect.

20may7:00 pm11:00 pmMercutio, LondonThe Camden Assembly

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