MEMORIAM need no introduction – they are living legends of Old School Death Metal and arguably the fastest and most creative band in the genre right now.
Over the past seven years, the band has built up its own loyal fan base and developed its own musical identity.
On the 3rd of February 2023, their new studio album RISE TO POWER will be released via Reaper Entertainment.
Second single from the new album, “Total War“, is released NOW.
Vocalist Karl Willetts comments:
“TOTAL WAR. This track features as the second track on the album “Rise To Power”. Lyrically the track draws reference from what is happening in the world right now, specifically relating to the war in Ukraine. It seems that after writing lyrics about “war” for the past 30 years that they seem more relevant now than they have ever been…
Overall the track is a savage attack on the senses in line with the lyrical content. NOW THE WAR MACHINE IS FED…..”
RISE TO POWER Tracklist:
1. Never Forget, Never Again (6 Million Dead)
2. Total War
3. I Am the Enemy
4. The Conflict is Within
5. Annihilation’s Dawn
6. All is Lost
7. Rise to Power
8. This Pain
RISE TO POWER will charge through an open door as, in addition to the essential Death Metal groove, MEMORIAM becomes more variable with each song and keeps adding new dynamics to their sound – from brutal grooves to doomy, melodic parts and aggressive Nordic riffing – RISE TO POWER is an extremely varied album.
The album will be available as a limited deluxe boxset, on colored vinyl, on CD and can be pre-ordered now here: www.reapermusic.de
Once more, the production by Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR, AT THE GATES, AMORPHIS, etc.) at Parlour Studios is rounding out the terrific songwriting and top-notch recording which comes across as charmingly “down to earth” but wonderfully differentiated to give every detail on RISE TO POWER its deserved space.
From the earliest days of the band, Dan Seagrave (Benediction, Dismember, Hypocrisy, Suffocation etc) is a steady accompaniment delivering the visuals to their music. Having created the artwork for the first four MEMORIAM albums, he once again provided his skill and talent to create the cover for RISE TO POWER.