The war rages on! Little more than one year has passed since album the The Silent Vigil was released, but as we all know, there’s no standing still in the MEMORIAM camp. Their third studio album Requiem For Mankind will be released on June 21st – and fans can banish any doubt that this is going to be one of the strongest albums of 2019.
While their debut album For The Fallen (2017) was heavy, depressing and marked by grief, the second work The Silent Vigil (2018) showed a relentlessly aggressive side. It was without question another great album, created by musicians who blindly understand their craft yet do not repeat themselves. This also applies to the third and latest string to their bow Requiem For Mankind.
Once again, the groove is monstrous, the riffs are merciless, and the atmosphere is oppressive, paralyzing, even overwhelming. Willett's aggressive vocals are rousing and relentless.
The band states:
"Well here we are with our 3rd album Requiem For Mankind. On our previous albums we have experimented with different musical and vocal styles which have finally got us to the here and now with what we think is the definitive MEMORIAM album. It's Death Metal, it's all we know, it feels like the previous albums were a build up to this one. We finally have all the right ingredients in one place. We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed making it. Onwards!"
The album's impressive artwork was created again by Dan Seagrave (BENEDICTION, DISMEMBER, HYPOCRISY, SUFFOCATION,...).
The terrific songwriting and the first-class recordings have been immortalised through the awesome production work of Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR, AT THE GATES, AMORPHIS, etc.) at Parlour Studios, giving the record raw production values, whilst providing the perfect scenario to showcase the musicianship so beautifully displayed on the album.
Memoriam were also pleased to announce their debut London show last week – which will also be the release show for their upcoming studio album. The gig will be taking place at The Underworld, Camden on June 22nd this summer. Supports to be announced in due course.
Stay tuned for more info!