The Mercy House / Back with AIC classic ‘Dam That River’

6 April 2021

Former underground favourites The Mercy House have regrouped to release their version of the Alice In Chains classic ‘Dam That River’. The track was released yesterday, on the 19th anniversary of the passing of Layne Staley.

The track was recorded across various locations during lockdown, then mixed by Jem at Renshaw Productions in Salford, Manchester and mastered by Graeme Lynch at Two Zero Nine Mastering in Liverpool.

The band told us: “Alice In Chains were a major influence on us as a new band, and we could not think of a more fitting tribute to one of our heroes than to release this cover on the anniversary of his passing.

“Layne Staley was one of Rock music’s most unique and iconic frontmen and we truly hope we have done the song justice. It is certainly something that we are enormously proud of and reminded us just how much we have missed making music as The Mercy House.

“It is also our small gift to the fans that followed us during our first outing and the new ones that have discovered us since. The fact that people continue to come across our music and reaching out via social media was definitely an encouragement for us to put this out there.

“And while we’ve all been busy with our own projects over the last six years, who knows… never say never!”

The Mercy House released their debut album ‘A Broken State of Bliss’ in 2012 and toured UK and Europe working up to appearances at Download and Bloodstock, while lead single ‘Greed’ was added as a download to the video game ‘Rock Band’.

June 2015 saw the bands final gig at the former Purple Turtle club in Camden, before the band was put on an indefinite hold later that year, just as they week working towards the second album.

The Mercy House are Drew Davies – vocals, Dany Serrano – guitars and backing vocals, Dan Edwards – lead guitars, Nick Schlesinger – drums.

They were joined on bass by guest Hugh Richardson for this recording.

The track was recorded across various locations during lockdown, then mixed by Jem at Renshaw Productions in Salford, Manchester and mastered by Graeme Lynch at Two Zero Nine Mastering in Liverpool.

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