Karl Willetts - Vocals
Frank Healy - Bass
Scott Fairfax - Guitars
Spike T. Smith - Drums
Memoriam are an Old School Death Metal band and maintain the standards set by previous bands that the members have played with, focusing on the themes of death, loss and war.
Initially Memoriam got together to play covers of songs that had influenced them throughout their careers within the Death Metal scene, with Scott Fairfax's songwriting mastermind, it soon became apparent that the new songs created were of a superior standard.
2016 proved to be a busy year for Memoriam, establishing themselves through the release of the Hellfire Demos
The British death lead squad caused a big rumble shortly after the first rumours about where the journey should go. "The Hellfire Demos" hits the worldwide scene with its old school death metal, leaving speechless mouths agape, raving about the excitement of this achievement to this day. When "For The Fallen", the debut album, is unleashed on mankind in 2017, the impression is all the more tremendous - a historic act for metal history. But as already said, with MEMORIAM there is no standstill. Meanwhile emancipated from the other bands of the troupe, they write their very own history. If the first album was still heavy, depressing and characterized by sadness, the second work "The Silent Vigil" (2018) showed a relentless, attacking side. And this also applies to the third strike "Requiem For Mankind", which is unmistakably in the short but impressive tradition of previous MEMORIAM works. After this concentrated Death Metal trilogy all signs pointed to a change.
As if they wanted to completely break away from their old roots, the band looked for a new home and signed a worldwide record deal with the up-and-coming label Reaper Entertainment, whereupon Spike T Smith, a close friend of the band, took over drums.
Nevertheless, "To The End" follows the tradition of its predecessors without leaving a hint of doubt that one of the strongest albums of 2021 is lurking here. Once again the groove is monstrous, the riffs mercilessly deadly and the atmosphere oppressive, paralyzing, even overwhelming. Willett's aggressive vocals add the proverbial icing on the cake to the sound picture. "To The End" is a tremendous demonstration of power that impressively combines all the elements of its predecessors and paints a frightening picture of war, death and doom, at the end of which nothing but ashes and the realization of a masterpiece remain. The grandiose songwriting and the first-class recordings from Scott are rounded off by the production of Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR, AT THE GATES, AMORPHIS etc.) at Parlor Studios, which comes across charmingly "down to earth" but wonderfully differentiated to give every detail on "To The End" its deserved space.
As 2022 rolls through, Memoriam have announced that album number 5 "RISE TO POWER" is now underway and will be released on 3rd February 2023 once again with an alliance with Reaper Entertainment!
FIRST SINGLE OF RISE TO POWER IS NW OUT! ALL IS LOST is now available on all streaming platforms!
Onwards Into Battle... The war rages on...