The Tale of Mercian Storm…
To many the establishment of the Mercian Storm Burh (or Mailorder as it were) will come as little surprise, having fought in many previous campaigns supporting, playing live and releasing records in the depths of the UK extreme Metal scene. Then in more recent years, with my allegiance pledged to one of the then more prominent forces within the UK Metal industry and from where some of you will know my face on the various festival battlefields we have shared both on English and European soil!
With this coalition ending at the Winter solstice of 2013 the seeds for Mercian Storm were planted to continue the distribution of as many extreme and difficult to find metal products as possible. As the Summer Solstice of 2014 approaches the framework and strategy has finally come to fruition and now reunited with recent and old comrades alike I look forward to bringing more of the same aural terror over the years to come.
I look forward to the coming campaigns and hope that the next turn of the wheel will see the website fully established and continue to grow, more festival campaigns and even some band merchandise, then who but the God’s know…
Hereby I thought it prudent to note that Mercian Storm does not agree with the views of some of the individuals behind the bands sold on this site, but furthermore chooses to condemn censorship that stifles musical art in whatever form and so hold to the value of providing products that you, my customers, wish to purchase. It is then up to you, the individual, to decide what you want to attain from the music you listen to whether it is pure aural enjoyment or a ready made lifestyle philosophy. Either way for you to enforce your religion or ideology onto others as a way of controlling their expression and enjoyment of life is an unacceptable level of authoritarian control best left to oppressive regimes of which I am proud England and the United Kingdom is not one.
My involvement with politics and religion always has and always will revolve around environmental issues and humanity’s current role as a steward to the ongoing longevity of this planet.
Ealdorman Benjamin June 2014