Created in 2015, in Grândola, Portugal, by multi-instrumentalist Carlos Maldito, after making the sudden and difficult decision of parting ways with all the bands in which he was a part of at the time to fully dedicate his efforts towards his own personal project. Thus was born, MERCIC an industrial rock project, with the main objective to release only studio albums and to remix other bands, detaching from the norm of singles and music videos and aiming to release an album a year. The full transformation came in 2019, before the release of the fifth record, MERCIC_5_2019, a time at which MERCIC considers a new start in both his personal and professional life.
Due to the philosophy of the project being to focus as much as possible on the music and let it speak for itself, live shows are a rarity and the use and abuse of heavily manipulated imagery is another product of modern society that MERCIC avoids as much as possible. The sound is unique, opening borders between gothic, alternative and indie rock and metal, with a heavy influence of industrial music. Focused on melody, modernist progressions and a myriad of different atmospheres. He incorporates a wide range of vocalizations, synthesized beats, keyboards, samplers and orchestrations full of melancholy and inspired by personal themes, existential issues and climatic nuances to create not only dark atmospheres in his music, but also an almost unimaginable diversity between styles. If you are looking for innovative, non stereotypical, outside of the box and unconventional music, then MERCIC is what you are looking for.
CARLOS MALDITO – Vocals / keyboards / samplers / drums
CÉSAR PALMA – Guitars [live]
– ALBUMS / EP’s
MERCIC_1_2015 – (Album / 2015)
MERCIC_2_2016 (Remix) – (EP / 2016)
MERCIC_3_2017 – (Album / 2017)
MERCIC_4_2018 – (Album / 2018)
MERCIC_5_2019 – (Album / 2019)
MERCIC_6_2020 – (Album / 2020)
Cursed (Sacred Sin) – (Single / 2020)
Shattered (Congruity) – (Single / 2020)
Cold (Chaosfear) – (Single/2020)
Rhythmotion (Machinergy) – (Single/2020)