MercyKill

MercyKill

BandMetal

Fast, brutal, grinding metal from Indianapolis.

Biography

MercyKill are a five piece, all original, extreme metal band based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. The brainchild of guitar phenom Scott Bronner, MercyKill began the quest for all out world domination in the summer of 2005. Starting with the Midwestern United States, MercyKill blazed a trail of destruction in their home state of Indiana that included Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Kokomo, Muncie, Bloomington, Franklin, and Peru. Having established a brutal reputation locally, MercyKill unleashed a metal assault on the buckeye state (Ohio) with a blinding performance at Cincinnati's historic Sudsy Malone’s.

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 success previously unachieved by others. Both bands had album 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 chemistry that had formed between Bronner and Young, the two contacted friend and renown 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 pieces 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.

Lyrics

Beyond The Mirror

Written By: Scott Bronner

HATRED FOR MYSELF
AND ALL THAT'S SURROUNDING ME
DEPRESSION ALL HOPE IS LOST
FOR WHAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE
UNSPOKEN MY ACTIONS
HIDE MY THOUGHTS SO DEADLY
ANGUISH IT BURNS MY MIND
AND TURNS MYSELF AGAINST ME
IRRATIONAL THINKING I"M SO OUT OF TOUCH
CAN'T SET MYSELF FREE FROM INSANITY'S CLUTCH
I BLEED FROM SADNESS I BLEED FROM MY PAIN
I BLEED FROM MY SICKNESS I'M BLEEDING LIKE RAIN
SOCIETY OUTCAST IS WHAT I'VE BECOME
I SWALLOW THE POISON MY BODY GOES NUMB

BODY TWITCHING LIFE IS ENDING LYING ON THE FLOOR
IF I COULD LIVE MY LIFE AGAIN
I'D KILL MYSELF ONCE MORE

IMMORTAL MY BEING SURVIVES
THE DEMON WITHIN ME FOREVER ALIVE
TRAPPED IN A WORLD WHERE NO EXIT IS FOUND
BETWEEN DARK AND LIGHT ETERNALLY BOUND
THE FUTURE IS GONE NO PRESENT OR PAST
JUST ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS THAT I NEVER ASK
THE MEANING OF LIFE
THE BIRTH OF EXISTENCE
BEYOND THE ETHEREAL MIRROR THERE'S NOTHING

BODY TWITCHING LIFE IS ENDING
LYING ON THE FLOOR
IF I COULD LIVE MY LIFE
I'D KILL MYSELF ONCE MORE

LET ME DIE

Conformity

Written By: Jake Corbin

WHAT HAS THIS PLACE COME TO BE
WHO GIVES A FUCK ABOUT SOCIETY
CONFORMITY IN THE LAND OF THE FREE
NO LONGER THE LAND OF LIBERTY

TIME FOR YOU TO TAKE
CHOOSE YOUR FATE
DON'T LET THEM GUIDE YOUR PATH
FEEL MY WRATH
LISTEN TO MY WORD
OPINIONS NOT HEARD
CONFORM AND YOU WILL BE
BLIND TO REALITY

CONFORMITY
SOCIETY
LAND OF THE FREE
CONFORMITY

Correctional Rehabilitation

Written By: Jake Corbin

WAITING FOR MY TIME
MY MIND MELTS AWAY
IN THIS CAGE MADE
FOR THE LIVING DEAD
I CAN HEAR THE SCREAMS
FLICKERING OF THE LIGHTS
SMELL OF DEATH
IN THE AIR TONIGHT

WILL I BE NEXT
MY TIME WILL COME SOON
MY MIND HAS GONE BLANK
WHAT DID I DO
FLASHES IN MY HEAD
BRING BACK MEMORIES
SOMETHING EVIL HAS TAKEN OVER ME

DEMONS IN ME
WONT RELEASE ME
KILL AND THEY WILL
SET MY SOUL FREE

TIMELESS SLEEP EMPTY THOUGHTS
IN MY CELL MY MIND ROTS
TAKE ME NOW LET ME DIE
RIP THIS EVIL FROM INSIDE

FEEL THE COLD STARE
CHILL IN THE AIR
THROW THE SWITCH

Discography

Throw The Switch

Set List

Correctional Rehabilitation, Jihad, Beyond The Mirror, Conformity, Wasted Youth, Two Dimensions, working on 2 new songs (Running Time about 45 minutes)