Having sold out all copies of their debut EP Last Breath, Melbourne heavy trio Bushido have over the past twelve months written, rehearsed, performed and now recorded a batch of new songs that will rival the best in the business. Mixed by acclaimed producer Forrester Savell (The Butterfly Effect, Karnivool, Helmet, Full Scale), the new Bushido EP Mercina, freshly released on June 23rd through Rare Records, contains six tracks, clocks in just shy of 40 minutes, and is already doing damage throughout Melbourne, receiving rave reviews: "At last Melbourne has her own heavy rock trio that can shift serious air. From the word go to last track, Mercina simply fucking rocks! You need a copy. Now!" - Nick Snelling The EP launch saw a capacity crowd at the Ding Dong Lounge in Melbourne and with just around a third of the punters buying a copy of Mercina on the night of its release, this EP is looking to sell out faster than the last. Beat magazine has also ranked Mercina as its ..1 album two weeks running. The EP blends a mixture of heavy, gritty, guitar-driven rock with elements of progressive, melodic beauty, and when combined with Jaymz Philips' and Guy Shenfield's unique vocal styles, gives Bushido a sound that they can truly call their own. "Jaymz Phillips, whose barrel-chested roar and meaty snarl dominates Mercina, has his own style completely and combined with guitarist Guy Shenfield’s higher tenor, the two singers complement each other in a way that hasn’t been heard since the twin vocals of Layne Staley and Jerry Cantrell." - Beat Magazine "I’ve said it before and I still maintain that Alex Dinic is one of the best drummers in Melbourne." - Claire Stuchberry Having played the main stage at the inaugural Pyramid Rock Festival and supported the likes of COG, Karnivool, Sunk Loto and Testeagles to name just a few, Bushido are set to unleash their awesome new songs and remarkable sound on the rest of Australia in the remainder of 2006.