2017-01-13 - The secret has been lifted! Old school death metallers, MEMORIAM, are set to unleash their debut album, »For The Fallen«, on March 24th, 2017 through Nuclear Blast Records. It will contain 8 tracks, incl. 'War Rages On', 'Resistance' (both featured on »The Hellfire Demos I«) and 'Surrounded (By Death)' (featured on »The Hellfire Demos II«).
The album's impressive artwork was created by Dan Seagrave (BENEDICTION, DISMEMBER, HYPOCRISY, SUFFOCATION,...).
Dan stated on the cover artwork:
"Starting from the bands thoughts on visualising a kind of funeral procession with a theme of combat, war and in conjunction with the title »For The Fallen«. As with all my works, I then attempt to make the information evolve in my minds eye, and allow imagination to take over those elements. But retaining the core concept. The painting thus depicts.
A funeral procession moving through a long war torn cityscape. Twisted shards of towers & buildings. A cathedral facade stands defiantly, yet riddled with destruction and decay. At closer inspection the structures all seem to be infected with an element of natural decomposition, as if organically inclined to fade with the demise of the season.
The season itself lost in a timeless void. The figures appear as remnants of once soldiers, now strange in their gathered mass. Drawn forwards by the drifting momentum of the procession. Unaware of their emaciated state they follow the commander.
The commander's elongated appearance is tattered and almost creature like, with the combat style elements and gas mask falsely presenting as a costume.
The procession appears almost ghost like, ancient and serene, slowly moving through this eerie place as if forever.
Far in the background there might still be a war happening, but perhaps in another time. As we view a sub level of reality. Lost in the present. Captured in light, where the war had passed through and we are left in a ghost biology. Where chemicals and history meet to create an inescapable surrealism."
To give a first taster of what to expect from this highly-anticipated record, the first single from »For The Fallen«, 'Reduced To Zero', has been launched today. Check it out over on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nmucoieg2Lc
Vocalist Karl Willetts stated on the track:
"'Reduced To Zero' is a comment on the times that we live in. In a world that is dominated by fear, hatred and intolerance, the song is a direct result of Brexit and Trump and the general rise of right wing nationalistic xenophobia."
»For The Fallen« is also available for pre-order in various formats now: http://nblast.de/MemoriamFTF
Pre-order »For The Fallen« now digitally and receive 'Reduced To Zero' instantly or stream the song: http://nblast.de/MemoriamDigital
»For The Fallen« - Tracklisting:
02. War Rages On
03. Reduced To Zero
04. Corrupted System
06. Surrounded (By Death)
08. Last Words
Also pre-order the upcoming 7" single »The Hellfire Demos II« (white/black splatter, other colours already sold out!) here: http://nblast.de/MemoriamDemosNB
2017-02-24 13:00 - Old school death metallers MEMORIAM have revealed their fifth video trailer! Details
2017-02-17 13:00 - Old school death metallers MEMORIAM have revealed their fourth video trailer! Details
2017-02-10 13:00 - Old school death metallers MEMORIAM have revealed the lyric video of the song 'Surrounded By Death'. Details
2017-02-03 13:00 - Old school death metallers MEMORIAM have revealed the third video trailer in which they are talking about the lyrics and inspirations of the album. Details
2017-01-27 13:00 - Today, MEMORIAM have revealed the second video trailer in which they are talking about the band’s name and the title of the album. Details
2017-01-20 14:00 - The new EP of the old school death metal tank MEMORIAM »The Hellfire Demos II« is out now. Details
2016-11-25 13:30 - Before MEMORIAM'S label debut entitled »For The Fallen« is released, a brand-new EP will shorten the wait for all death metal fans. Details
2016-06-24 18:00 - Nuclear Blast proudly announces the signing of death metal band MEMORIAM. The band will release their debut album in 2017 via Nuclear Blast Records. Details