Mnemic (pronounced /ˈniːmɨk/) (also typed as MNE| )IC) is a Danish industrial metal band, formed in Aalborg, Denmark in 1998. Their music has been described as a fusion between metalcore, melodic death metal, industrial metal and progressive metal, with additional elements of thrash metal and groove metal, to form a style the band themselves have described as "Future Fusion Metal". Named as one of Metallica's favourite bands, they have opened for Metallica in Europe both in 2007 and 2008. The band have charted in the Top 100 in Denmark with The Audio Injected Soul and were the first Danish metal band to open the Orange Stage at Roskilde Festival in 2004, one of Europe's biggest mainstream festivals with 80,000 spectators. They have worked with Down and The Fugees producer Warren Riker on the "Passenger" album, collaborated with Roy Z (Judas Priest and Bruce Dickinson producer) and are featured on the soundtracks of Alone in the Dark, Echo (with Kim Bodnia) and Nordkraft movies. They have released four full length albums, and have toured with bands such as Metallica, Deftones, Machine Head, Meshuggah, Arch Enemy, All That Remains, Fear Factory, The Haunted, Soilwork and God Forbid. The band's first two releases, Mechanical Spin Phenomena and The Audio Injected Soul featured Michael Bøgballe on vocals, who has since left the group due to family commitments. He was replaced by ex-Transport League frontman, Tony Jelencovich, who left in April 2006, having completed two US tours but no recordings. In March 2006 the band announced that Guillaume Bideau, of French metal band Scarve (see also The Cube and One-Way Mirror), would fill the vocals berth. The band worked in Los Angeles on their third record Passenger, with Warren Richer and Christian Olde Wolbers of Fear Factory. Work began in June 2006, and 'Passenger' was released in the U.S. on Febuary 6th, 2007 on Nuclear Blast Records. The album featured guest vocals by Jeff Walker of Carcass and Shane Embury of Napalm Death. The song Meaningless was the first single off the new album. Mnemic's recent tours in support of 'Passenger' include support for Soilwork in Fall 2006, support for God Forbid's "Chains of Humanity" tour in Spring 2007, and support for the Deftones in Spring 2007 in the UK. They also headlined the Mechanical Massacre '07 tour in Europe with support from Nightrage and Slowmotion Apocalypse. For the rest of 2007, Mnemic have planned two headlining tours in the UK and Portugal; an opening gig for Metallica in Aarhus, Denmark; and headlining the Danish Headbanger's Ball in September, with support from As We Fight and The Psyke Project and a special guest appearance by Sick of It All.