Italy's MESMERIZE has announced that the title of their fifth album, which was mixed at Octopussy Studios, will be Paintropy.
"Paintropy is a word that combines the concepts of Pain and Entropy" - says guitarist Piero Paravidino, "and it refers to a chaotic and painful state of mind, coming from the aggregation of negative events or emotions. In turn, this state can cause a reaction of total inertia or the exact
opposite, unleashing a downright furious transformation. These concepts will be depicted both in the songs and in the graphics of the album."
Paintropy is scheduled for a spring 2013 release via Punishment 18 Records, marking the 25th anniversary of Mesmerize.
In the meantime, another important anniversary will involve the Milan-based band: among the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of Diabolik, Mesmerize have released a 12" picture disc dedicated to the famous comic character, created by the publishing house Astorina.
The picture disc, titled King Of Terror, includes three songs (two previously unreleased), and comes in two different formats: besides a standard edition (already available for purchase), there will be a strictly limited edition of 50 numbered copies, which will also include a set of four exclusive postcards and an autographed and numbered reproduction of the storyboard of the videoclip with the same name, released by Mesmerize in 2008.
The limited edition will be officially launched by the band during the 49th Comics Exhibition of Reggio Emilia, which will take place on December 1st and 2nd. During this exhibition the limited edition will be sold at the Diabolik Club stand, then later it will be available for purchase also on the band's website