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XENOKORP to reissue MERCYLESS’ “Coloured Funeral” and release new single “Spiral of Flowers 2017”

The Xeno Korporation is proud to target a new piece of ancient artillery at your specie, humans, with the unleashing of an other XENOKORP Kvlt Series weapon: the reissue of MERCYLESS‘ 1993 second full-length, “Coloured Funeral” along with “Spiral of Flowers 2017“, a brand new single by the band.

After their mind-blowing debut, “Abject Offerings” released in 1992 through Vinyl Solution (BOLT THROWER, CANCER, MACABRE…), MERCYLESS signed to Century Media (ASPHYX, GRAVE, UNLEASHED…) and released their second full-length, “Coloured Funeral“, keeping all of previous album’s brutality, heaviness, catchiness and melodies, but pushing it all to the next level with more intricate riffing and song-structures and an overall darker and more mature feel to it making this release not only an other highlight of the band’s discography but also a classic of the whole Death Metal genre, quickly followed by countless tours and gigs with DEATH, GRAVE, TIAMAT, UNLEASHED and many more.

Twenty-five years after the album’s production, thirty years after MERCYLESS‘ inception, the Xeno-Lords are proud to not only bring this deadly weapon back to life on CD and, for the first time ever, vinyl, but to also release a modern re-interpretation of the album’s opening song, one of the fans favorites and a long-time staple of the band’s set lists, “Spiral of Flowers“.

Exclusively available on CD as part of the “Mailorder Collector Edition” of the “Coloured Funeral” reissue, the “Spiral of Flowers 2017” single will also be available digitally on all platforms to celebrate the album’s reissue.

Carefully remastered for both analog and digital audio supports at the Conkrete studio (DEFEATED SANITY, ANATA, PUTRID OFFAL…), all versions of this masterpiece’s reissue will also feature detailed liner notes / interview with founding member, frontman Max Otero, by renowned journalist Olivier “Zoltar” Badin of Terrorizer magazine along with classic pictures, flyers, etc.

Coloured Funeral” will be released on October 27th, 2017 along with the “Spiral of Flowers 2017” digital single with preorders starting on July 24th, 2017 at XenoKorp.com .

We Don’t Come in Peace.

“Coloured Funeral” Artwork

MERCYLESS "Coloured Funeral"


“Coloured Funeral” formats

  • Mailorder Collector Edition” CD : 100 hand-numbered copies featuring the album as a double DigiPak CD bundled with the “Spiral of Flowers 2017” CD single. Exclusively available at XenoKorp.com
  • 1000 copies limited edition first print as double DigiPak CD
  • 200 hand-numbered copies limited edition beige and black marbled vinyl in gatefold sleeve
  • 300 copies limited edition black vinyl in gatefold sleeve

Track lists

CD1 & vinyl [“Coloured Funeral” remastered]

  1. Spiral of Flowers
  2. Mirrors of Melancholy
  3. Travel Through a Strange Emotion
  4. Forgotten Fragments
  5. Contemplations
  6. Agrazabeth
  7. Serenades… (into your limbs)
  8. Naked Forms
  9. Beyond God

CD2 [“Live in Memory of Agrazabeth” remastered]

  1. Without Christ (live)
  2. Contemplations (live)
  3. Serenades… (into your limbs) (live)
  4. Naked Forms (live)
  5. Abject Offerings (live)
  6. Mirrors of Melancholy (live)
  7. Selected Resurrection (live)
  8. Travel Through a Strange Emotion (live)
  9. Without Christ (live)
  10. Contemplations (live)
  11. Naked Forms (live)
  12. Abject Offerings (live)
  13. A Message for All Those Who Died (live)
  14. Substance of Purity (live)
  • Tracks 1-7 recorded live at La Poudrière, Rochefort, France, 1994
  • Tracks 8-14 recorded live at L’Usine, Reims, France, 1994

CD3 [“Spiral of Flowers 2017” Mailorder Collector Edition exclusive]

  1. Spiral of Flowers [30th anniversary re-recording]
  2. Spiral of Flowers [live]
  • Track 2 recorded live at Le Vox, Toulon, France, 2014

“Spiral of Flowers” [remaster] streaming