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[2018-10-22]
OUT NOW AND SHIPPING!!!
MORBID MESSIAH - Demoniac Paroxysm CD [MEMENTO-LXXV]
The highly anticipated debut album by this upcoming Mexican band. Morbid Messiah was formed in 2015 after Anubis Sandoval (drums) moved from Cancun to Guadalajara, and teamed up with Roberto Trejo (guitar) and Jose Rivas (vocals). All three young musicians shared a burning passion for the authentic sound of underground death metal that blossomed during the late 80´s and early 90´s, and felt compelled to give shape to a brand-new, iniquitous entity that would follow in the gods of yore´s footsteps. Morbid Messiah played their first live show a few months later and then proceeded to record their debut EP, suitably titled "In the Name of True Death Metal", which was self-released in October 2016 on CD format. Guillermo Lopez (bass) had already joined their ranks by then, solidifying the lineup for depraved endeavors yet to come. Fast forward to April 2017 and the Polish label Godz ov War Productions gave the EP the tape treatment, and all 100 copies sold out shortly after. To depict Morbid Messiah´s approach to the Metal of Death is no laborious chore, for it is nothing more -but certainly nothing less- than a dank, impenetrable, lightless, decimating and unadorned concoction of the finest, heaviest and vilest elements of bands such as Sadistic Intent, Possessed, Incantation, Grotesque, Mortem, Death and Imprecation, as well as those prevalent in the early works of their countrymates Cenotaph and Shub Niggurath. Thus girded with such proud and powerful influences, "Demoniac Paroxysm" thus invokes its very title, whipping the listener into a fury of rotten, sewer-dwelling possession. Rubbed raw and blasted about like a boombox from the bowels of Hell, this is DEATH METAL in all caps, and forever be it so: Morbid Messiah are not recommended for trendy ears nor those with weak stomachs. But if the flame burns true within you, by all means, take this torch now! Naturally, for a record so foul and filthy, it´s only fitting that "Demoniac Paroxysm" is gracelessly graced with classic cover artwork courtesy of the esteemed Mark Riddick. Bow down and pray to Morbid Messiah!

RUIN - Human Annihilation CD [MEMENTO-LXXVI]
The long-awaited second album of America´s Ruin. Not much is known about the anonymous aural torturers known as Ruin. At least, that was the case a couple years ago, before the band´s rebirth. The small amount of information that we did know was that the band was formed back in 1991, somewhere in the United States. Due to various members of the band being incarcerated and institutionalized, Ruin was disbanded at some point later that year. Rumors have also swirled that the band members were/are part of some sort of cult. Now free from any obstacles, the Ruin Death Metal machine was re-started again in 2015, and work began in earnest for what was to become their debut album, "Drown in Blood". Released last year by us to worldwide critical acclaim, Ruin´s "Drown in Blood" was everything that everyone had been waiting for, and then some: mean, vicious, spiteful, raucous and sickening Death Metal. Sonic debauchery is what you wanted? Sonic debauchery is what you got! Alas, Ruin strike while the iron´s red-hot and deliver another foul cauldron of filth with "Human Annihilation". Shit-heavy and strewn with shit, "Human Annihilation" picks up exactly where their "Drown in Blood" ended, and delivers pure and utter ugliness enriched with doomed-out passages, crusty tempos and sudden blasts that are meant to turn your stomach without care. And yet, compared to its predecessor, "Human Annihilation" goes even deeper into the creepiness; its soundfield is still vile and viscous, but there´s an even-more-pronounced lurking dread haunting their no-less-heavy ruminations. If "Drown in Blood" was some sort of bastard child spawned from Hellhammer covers being slammed out by "Realm of Chaos"-era Bolt Thrower taking place in the jam room of Finnish sickos Abhorrence in 1989, then "Human Annihilation" is the beyond-drunk and drugged-out aftermath, where there´s simply no escape from the disease-ridden basement. They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. Well, this time, Ruin weren´t gone very long for us to feel any warm feelings for them, and so they deliver the more sickening and hateful "Human Annihilation". Cover art by Caleb Dickenson (Cosmic Void Dark Art) and mastering by Ted Tringo, so you know this one´s gonna rot your soul with Ruin!

BARÚS - Drowned CD [MEMENTO-LXXVII]
The striking debut album by this French band. Hailing from Grenoble, Barús formed in 2015 and soon released their self-titled debut EP through Emanations (a division of Les Acteurs de l´Ombre Productions). Since mid-2016, work has been focused on their debut full-length album. Bearing the ominous title "Drowned", this is a bolt-from-the-blue work of unimaginable vision and towering might. Indeed, the term "βαρύς" evokes a weight, an overbearing burden. Through Barús, this takes musical form through a complex and utterly atmospheric -but, above all, completely and totally visceral- approach to Death Metal. Call it an alchemy of sorts, but "Drowned" presents a moltenly monolithic, ceaselessly churning sound merged with palpably progressive structures, frequently stretching into Black and Doom Metal territories -and effortlessly, at that- all compellingly completed by bowels-of-Hell deep vociferations and vocalizations spanning semi-clean moans, spoken word, chants and everything in between. Truly, it´s a nightmare made flesh, its dissonance instilling an unshakable tension and terror, and yet Barús manage to make it sound so alluring, so tempting, to literally drown in the enormity they lay bare for the helpless listener. Drowned indeed! We don´t usually dip our toes into "progressive" or "post" waters, favoring the musty odor of vintage Death Metal. However, when presented with Barús´ "Drowned", we couldn´t help but submit to their visionary onslaught on the senses. So, while we could describe them as "Autopsy reinterpreted by Meshuggah" or "Gojira and Gorguts jamming out to an old Demilich tune with Ulcerate´s instruments," we´re confident Barús should definitely appeal to fans of such daring bands as Gorguts, Triptykon, Ulcerate, Emptiness, Meshuggah, Portal, Diskord, Akercocke, Gojira, Sumac, Deathspell Omega, Altars and Chaos Echoes. Featuring 9 songs in a vast yet time-evaporating 56 minutes, the production on "Drowned" is absolutely stellar. It was recorded between 2016 and 2017 at Plastic Lobster Studios & Eptagon, with drum recording and additional reamping done at Octavox Studio, while mixing and mastering were done by James Leonard at Plastic Lobster Studios. Completed by cover art courtesy of the masterful Timo Ketola, with inner artwork by Stephen Wilson, Barús´ "Drowned" is this year´s dark-horse classic in the making!

[2018-10-01]
STORE UPDATE!!!
This is the list of stuff (new items and restocks) that arrived at the store over the course of the last month:

ASPHYX - Death...The Brutal Way CD + DVD (slipcase)
BLACKTHORN - The Rotten Ways of Human Misery CD
BLOODSOAKED - Frost Image CD
BURIAL INVOCATION - Abiogenesis CD
CHURCH OF DISGUST - Unworldly Summoning + Veneration of Filth 2xCD (especial bundle)
CINERATOR - Centuries of Silence + Demos 2CD
COITUS INTERRUPTUS - Coitus Interruptus CD
CONSTRUCT OF LETHE - Exiler CD
CRIMSON RELIC - Purgatory´s Reign CD
DEIQUISITOR - Downfall of the Apostates CD
DENIAL - Obsequies of the Immemorial CD
DEPRIVE - Into Oblivion + Temple of the Lost Wisdom 2xCD (especial bundle)
DISGUSTED GEIST - Reign of Enthrallment MCD
DOOMORTALIS - Splendor… Then Gloominess CD
ECTOPLASMA - Skeletal Lifeforms MCD
ECTOPLASMA - Cryogenically Revived MCD
EPITAPHE - Demo MMXVII CD
ESKHATON - Nihilgoety CD
ESKHATON - Omegalitheos CD
EXECRATOR - Demos CD
GRIM FATE - Emerging from the Crypt MCD
HERETIC EXECUTION - Chaos Aura CD
IN OBSCURITY REVEALED - Spell of the Seeker MCD
INFURIATE - Infuriate CD
KRYPTS - Descending Era of Putrefaction CD (digipak)
LIE IN RUINS - Demise MCD
MASSACRE - Back from Beyond CD
MORDBRAND - Hymns of the Rotten CD
MORDBRAND - Wilt CD
MORGENGRAU - Blood Oracle CD
MORGOTH - Ungod CD
MURDER WORKER - Where the Scream Becomes Silence CD
PAGANIZER - Deadbanger CD
PODRIDAO - Podridao CD
PYRE - Human Hecatomb CD (digipak)
REINCARNATION - Void CD
REINCARNATION - The Beginning of the End CD
REINCARNATION - Eternal Hymns MCD
RESURRECTION - Embalmed Existence CD
RITUAL NECROMANCY - Disinterred Horror CD
SEVERED LIMBS - In Each Scenario You Die CD
SEVERED LIMBS - Collector of Limbs CD
SEVERED LIMBS - Sores Galore CD
SHAARIMOTH - Current 11 CD
SKELETAL REMAINS - Devouring Mortality CD
THROMBUS - Mental Turmoil MCD
TO KILL - Sick Minds to Macabre CD
TOXODETH - Mysteries About Life and Death CD
TOXODETH - Morbidest Reality (an Observation) CD
UNDERSAVE - Sadistic Iterations… Tales of a Mental Rearrangement CD
VOID ROT - Consumed by Oblivion MCD
ABSOLVTION - Gallow´s Destiny MCD
ALFA ERIDANO ARKHERNAR - Aztec War Metal CD
AVSKY - Mass Destruction CD
DEMONIZED - Demonized CD
GOATSLAVE - Procession of Doom CD
GRA - Väsen CD
IN AETERNUM - And Darkness Came + Behemoth CD
INVEHERTEX - Hacia el Vórtice CD (digipak)
LVX HÆRESIS - Descensŭs Spīrĭtŭs CD (digipak)
OMNIZIDE - Death Metal Holocaust CD
OMNIZIDE - NekroRegime CD
PLAGUE PIT - I - MMXVIII CD
BEWITCHED - Rise of the Antichrist CD
DARKNESS - Death Squad CD
DARKNESS - Defenders of Justice CD
ENFORCER - Evil Power Attack CD
EXECUTER - Psychotic Mind CD
FASTKILL - Bestial Thrashing Bulldozer CD
GRAVEHILL - The Unchaste, the Profane, & the Wicked CD
HELLBRINGER - Dominion of Darkness CD
HELLBRINGER - Awakened from the Abyss CD
HELLISH GRAVE - Worship Macabre CD
LAAZ ROCKIT - City´s Gonna Burn CD
LAAZ ROCKIT - No Stranger to Danger CD
LAAZ ROCKIT - Know Your Enemy CD + DVD
LAAZ ROCKIT - Annihilation Principle CD + DVD
LAAZ ROCKIT - Nothing$ $acred CD
LIVING DEATH - Vengeance of Hell CD
LIVING DEATH - Metal Revolution CD
NECRONOMICON - Necronomicon CD
NECRONOMICON - Apocalyptic Nightmare CD
NOCTURNAL - Storming Evil CD
NOCTURNAL BREED - No Retreat... No Surrender CD
NOCTURNAL BREED - Fields of Rot CD
NOCTURNAL BREED - Napalm Nights CD
ONSLAUGHT - In Search of Sanity 2CD
PROTECTOR - Echoes from the Past CD
PROTECTOR - Ominous Message of Brutality CD
PROTECTOR - Reanimated Homunculus CD
REVENGE - Death Sentence CD
REVENGE - Metal Is: Addiction and Obsession CD
REVENGE - Vendetta CD
REVENGE - Vendetta CD + DVD (digipak)
THE FORCE - Possessed by Metal CD
TYRANT - Mean Machine CD
VIOLATOR - Scenarios of Brutality CD
VOMIT OF DOOM - Southern Black Demon CD
VOMIT OF DOOM - Obey the Darkness CD
VOMIT OF DOOM - Magnus Cruelty MCD
VULTURE - The Guillotine CD
WAN - Enjoy the Filth CD
WAN - Wan Way to Hell CD
WARHAMMER - No Beast So Fierce... CD
WARRANT - Ready to Command CD
WITCHBURNER - Bloodthirsty Eyes CD
SOLSTICE - White Horse Hill CD
SORROWFUL - Grief of the Dying CD
CULTO BLASFEMO #1 ZINE
CULTO BLASFEMO #2 ZINE
DEADHEAD #4 MAG
DEADHEAD #5 MAG
HELLFIRE #3 ZINE MAG
TOUGH RIFFS #6 MAG

[2018-09-21]
ATARAXY - Curse of the Requiem Mass especial repress!!!
We´re extremely pleased to announce the long-awaited repress of the very first release that Memento Mori put out, back in October 2010 : ATARAXY´s "Curse of the Requiem Mass". And in order to make it even more especial, the band and us have agreed to include the "Rotten Shit" demo (2009) as bonus. The CD will have a total running time of 45+ minutes and it will be released at some point over the first half of 2019.

[2018-09-01]
STORE UPDATE!!!
This is the list of stuff (new items and restocks) that arrived at the store over the course of the last month:

ABHORRENT FUNERAL - Ugly Tales CD
ADRAMELECH - Pure Blood Doom CD
ANGEL NEGRO - Sala 8 MCD
APOPLEXY - Monarchy of Damned CD
BLOOD RED THRONE - Brutalitarian Regime CD
CALM HATCHERY - El-Alamein CD (digipak)
CALM HATCHERY - Fading Reliefs CD
DEAD SUN - Soil´s Kingdom CD
DEATH KULT - Under the Sign of Death CD
DORMANTH - Valley of Sadness CD
DORMANTH - Winter Comes CD
DRAGHKAR - The Endless Howling Abyss MCD
DRAWN AND QUARTERED - Feeding Hell´s Furnace CD
DRAWN AND QUARTERED - Proliferation of Disease CD
DRAWN AND QUARTERED - The One Who Lurks CD
DRUID LORD - Grotesque Offerings CD
EMBALMER - Emanations from the Crypt CD
EMBALMER - The Collection of Carnage 2CD
EXHUMATION - Hymn to Your God CD
EXHUMATION - Opus Death CD
FOUL STENCH - Eternal Rot CD
HORRID - Blasphemic Creatures CD
HORRID - Sacrilegious Fornication CD
HORRID - Beyond the Dark Border CD
HUMANITY DELETE - Fuck Forever Off CD
HUMANITY DELETE / CARNAL GARDEN - Anthems of Doom - Lethal Onslaught CD
IMPRECATION - Satanae Tenebris Infinita CD
IMPRECATION - Jehovah Denied MCD
INSISION - The Dead Live on MCD
INSISION - 15 Years of Exaggerated Torment 2CD
INSISION - Terminal Reckoning CD
MORDBRAND - Hymns of the Rotten CD
MORTAL TORMENT - Resuscitation CD
NECRO SCHIZMA - Erupted Evil 2CD (slipcase)
OVERLORD - Overland… Is Everywhere CD
OVERLORD - In the World of Time CD
PROFANAL - Supreme Fire CD
RIPPED TO SHREDS - 埋葬 CD
SEVERED LIMBS - In Each Scenario You Die CD
SEVERED LIMBS - Collector of Limbs CD
SKELETHAL - Of the Depths... CD
SODOMIC BAPTISM - Black Fire Pandemonium CD
THOSE WHO BRING THE TORTURE - Piling Up CD
THOSE WHO BRING THE TORTURE - Necromancer CD
THOSE WHO BRING THE TORTURE - Pain Offerings CD
TUNJUM - Sagrado Tiempo de Caos MCD
TUNJUM - Deidades del Inframundo CD
UNCREATION - The Creation of Uncreation CD
BESTIAL SUMMONING - The Dark War Continues CD
DENIAL OF GOD - The Horrors of Satan CD
GRANDIOSE MALICE - The Eternal Infernal CD
MEDIEVAL DEMON - Medieval Necromancy CD
NACHASH - Phantasmal Triunity CD
PROFANE ORDER - Tightened Noose of Sanctimony CD
RITO PROFANATORIO - Grimorios e Invocaciones Desde el Templo de la Perversion CD
SACROCURSE - Gnostic Holocaust CD
SATANIZE - Black Rotten Witchcraft CD
THY FEEBLE SAVIOUR - And Darkness Fell CD
VAULTWRAITH - Death Is Proof of Satan´s Power CD
AGONIZE - Fall / Promo Demo 1993 CD
APOSTASY - Sunset of the End + Fraud in the Name of God CD (digipak)
APOSTASY - The Sign of Darkness CD
EXPULSER - Fornications on the Bloody Cross CD
HAMMR - Unholy Destruction CD
HOTH - The Black Goddess Return CD
INTO THE CAVE - Sex and Lust CD
INTO THE CAVE - Insulters of Jesus Christ CD
MALICHOR - Nightmares and Abominations CD
MIDNIGHT - Complete and Total Hell CD
MIDNIGHT - Shox of Violence CD
MIDNIGHT - Sweet Eeath and Ecstasy 2CD
MX - Simoniacal CD
MX - Mental Slavery CD
RAGEHAMMER - War Hawks MCD
VOMITOR - Pestilent Death CD
WHIPSTRIKER - Merciless Artillery CD
WHIPSTRIKER - Seven Inches of Hell (Part II) CD
ACID WITCH - Evil Sounding Screamers CD
DOOMSTONE - Those Whom Satan Hath Joined CD
METALEGION #3 MAG + CD

[2018-08-11]
INFESTICIDE (Mexico) signed to Memento Mori!!!
In our endless quest to push and support current underground acts that perpetuate the odor of vintage Death Metal, we´re extremely thrilled to announce a new signing: INFESTICIDE, from Mexico.

Dwelling in the festering depths of the state of Morelos since 2013, INFESTICIDE exemplify the ilk of primeval Death Metal that drew its influences from the rawest, most rabid, most uncompromising Thrash Metal, and relentlessly took the underground scene by the storm back in the mid and late 80´s. Devoid of sterile and polished muscle, and abounding in unbridled fierceness in all departments -from the riffing to the lyrics, and through the vocal delivery- INFESTICIDE fully embody the vision of Death Metal being ultimately dark, abhorrent, invidious, yelling, filthy, violent, sinister... A total celebration of Death.

FFO: Morbid Angel, Necrovore, Possessed, Necrosanct, Mortem, Sadistic Intent, Mantas/Death, Blood Spill, Incubus, Desexult, Insanity...

Memento Mori will unleash the CD version of their debut full-length album by late 2019. Further details to follow in the coming months. Meanwhile, make sure to listen to their previous output (links below).

Discography:
"Scream Out in Fright" demo (2014)
"Skills to Eviscerate" EP (2014)
"Death´s Formulas Fatal" album (2016)

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/infesticide.death
https://infesticide-death.bandcamp.com

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