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[2017-05-08]
DAMNATORY (Switzerland) compilation CD!!!
We´re extremely thrilled to announce that Memento will put out a compilation CD including the body of work of the old, obscure Swiss Death Metal band DAMNATORY. The CD will be titled "The Complete Disgoregraphy 1991-2003" and it´ll feature the "The Persistence of Archaic Dogma in Contradiction to the Traceable Basis of Subsistence by Church Wanders into Theosophy Veils the Virtual Ulterior Motive of Clergymen" demo (1991), the "In My Darkest Vision..." demo (1991), the "Hybridized Deformity" EP (1992), the "Docta Ignorantia" EP (1993) and the "The Second Side of the Coin..." demo (2003). All songs restored and mastered by Patrick Engel (of Hatespawn fame) at Temple of Disharmony, Germany. Artwork and layout will be handled by Marco Gemmet, the band´s vocalist on the 1992 EP and the 2003 demo. Release date has been scheduled for January 22nd, 2018. Further details to follow in the coming months.

[2017-05-01]
STORE UPDATE!!!
This is the huge list of stuff (new items and restocks) that arrived at the store over the course of the last month:

ABYSME - Strange Rites CD
ABYSSAL - Denouement CD
AGONIC DEATH - Under the Mark of the Devil MCD
AUROCH - From Forgotten Worlds CD
AUROCH - Taman Shud CD
ASSUMPTION - The Three Appearances MCD
BEYOND BELIEF - The Demos 1991-1992 CD (digipak)
CARNAL GARDEN - Where They Are Silent CD
CENTINEX - Redeeming Filth CD (digipak)
CENTINEX - Doomsday Rituals CD (digipak)
DEGIAL - Death´s Striking Wings CD
DEGIAL - Savage Mutiny CD
DERANGED - Cut Carve Rip Serve CD
DERANGED - Morgue Orgy MCD
DERANGED - Struck by a Murderous Siege CD
DESOLATE SHRINE - Tenebrous Towers CD
DESOLATE SHRINE - The Heart of the Netherworld CD
DETEST - Dorval + DeathBreed Demo / Live Tracks 2CD
DISKORD - Doomscapes / Aural Abjection 2CD
DISKORD - Oscillations MCD (digipak)
DISSONANCE - Look to Forget + The Intricacies of Nothingness CD
DROWNED - Idola Specus CD
ECTOVOID - Dark Abstraction CD
ENGRAVE - Embalmed Soul CD (digipak)
ENGULFED - Engulfed in Obscurity CD
ESCARNIUM - Rex Verminorum CD
ESCARNIUM - Excruciating Existence CD
EXCORIATE - On Pestilent Winds... CD (digipak)
MARTYRDOOM - Grievous Psychosis CD
MORGOTH - Odium CD
MORGOTH - Ungod CD
MYTHIC - Anthology CD
NECROS CHRISTOS - Trivne Impurity Rites CD
NECROS CHRISTOS - Doom of the Occult CD
NECROS CHRISTOS - I in Darkness II in Damnation III in Death 2002-2007 2CD
NECROS CHRISTOS - Nine Graves CD
REACTOR - The Tribunal Above CD
RESURGENCY - False Enlightenment CD (digipak)
RITUAL CHAMBER - The Pits of Tentacled Screams CD
RITUAL CHAMBER - Obscurations (To Feast on the Seraphim) CD (digipak)
RUIN - Drown in Blood CD
SHAARIMOTH - Temple of the Adversarial Fire CD
SHUB NIGGURATH - The Ancient Ones Blasphemies CD
SHUB NIGGURATH - The Kinglike Celebration (Final Aeon on Earth) CD
SHUB NIGGURATH - A Deadly Call from the Stars CD
SOULROT - Revelations MCD
SOULROT - Nameless Hideous Manifestations CD
USURPRESS - The Regal Tribe CD (digipak)
VENENUM - Trance of Death CD (digipak)
ZOMBIE ASSAULT - Video Nasty CD
ABHOMINE - Larvae Offal Swine CD
ABHORER - Zygotical Sabbatory Anabapt CD (digipak)
ABOMINATOR - Evil proclaimed CD
BESTIAL WARLUST - Storming Bestial Legions - Live ´96 CD
BODE PRETO - Inverted Blood / Dark Night CD
BODY PRETO - Mystic Massacre CD
DECREPIT SOUL - The Coming of War CD
DEISIDAEMONIA - Khthonian Hymns CD
DEMONCY - Faustian Dawn / Within the Sylvan Realms of Frost 2CD (digipak)
HAXXAN - Loch Ness Rising CD
HENOSIS - Unleash the Ophidian Essence from the Reverse of Creation CD
HIC IACET - The Cosmic Trance into the Void CD (digipak)
ITHAQUA - Initiation to Obscure Mysteries CD
MORTUARY DRAPE - Spiritual Independence CD (digipak)
MORTUARY DRAPE - Tolling 13 Knell CD (slipcase)
REVERIE - Bliss CD
THORNSPAWN - Wrath of War CD
VITRIOL - Vitriol MCD
DISABUSE - Sorrow and Perdition + Bonus Tracks CD
MANDATOR - Initial Velocity CD
MEKONG DELTA - Early Albums + More Pt. I 2CD
MEKONG DELTA - Early Albums + More Pt. II 2CD
TORMENTOR (Mexico) - Beholding the Endless Pestilence CD
TRANSMETAL - El Infierno de Dante CD
ABYSMAL GRIEF - Feretri CD
ABYSMAL GRIEF - Strange Rites of Evil CD
ABYSMAL GRIEF - Reveal Nothing... CD
ARGENTUM - Ars Nigrorum CD
ATARAXIE - Slow Transcending Agony CD (digipak)
BLACK OATH - To Below and Beyond CD (digipak)
BLACK OATH - Litanies in the Dark MCD (digipak)
CRYPT OF SILENCE - Beyond Shades CD
CRYPT OF SILENCE - Awareness Ephemera CD
FUNERALIUM - Deceived Idealism 2CD
FUNERALIUM - Of Throes and Blight 2CD
FUNERAL MOTH - Dense Fog CD (digipak)
FUNERAL MOTH - Transience CD (digipak)
IMINDAIN - And the Living Shall Envy the Dead CD (digipak)
IMINDAIN - The Enemy of Fetters and Dwellers in the Woods CD
PROFETUS - ...To Open the Passages in Dusk CD (digipak)
PROFETUS - As All Seasons Die CD (digipak)
WORSHIP - Last CD Before Doomsday CD
WORSHIP - Terranean Wake CD

[2017-04-24]
OUT NOW AND SHIPPING!!!
RUIN - Drown in Blood CD
[MEMENTO-LX]
The long-awaited debut full-length of this U.S. band. Not much is known about the anonymous aural torturers known as Ruin. The small amount of information that we do know is 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 (at last!), "Drown in Blood". With roots firmly planted in utter and complete musical devastation, Ruin´s sonic debauchery is mean, vicious, spiteful, raucous, and sickening Death Metal. Shit-heavy and strewn with shit, their long-brewing "Drown in Blood" is pure and utter ugliness enriched with doomed-out passages, crusty tempos, and sudden blasts that are meant to turn your stomach without care. Vile and viscous, filthy and foul, the influences seem to come from 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: that´s how heavy and crushing their stuff is, offering no remorse and no escape for the helpless/hapless listener. That´s how you Drown in Blood, y´know? If you´re a fan of putrid old school Death Metal and the aforementioned bands as well as Sweden´s Crematory, Rottrevore, Undergang, Demigod, Rippikoulu, Autopsy and Cianide, then you will put Ruin in the same puke-infested bucket. Memento Mori unleashes "Drown in Blood" on CD format, and toilets the world over will cower in fear!
Mastered by Ted Tringo at The Ancient Way Mastering (U.S.A.). Cover art and layout by César Valladares.

SOULROT - Nameless Hideous Manifestations CD
[MEMENTO-LXI]
The debut full-length of this Chilean band. Hailing from the city of Valparaíso, the band was formed by guitar player JL Olmos (Betrayed, ex-Micosis, ex-Gangrenous) circa 1993-1994 but was put to rest due to JL being involved in several other projects at the time. It wasn´t until 2013 that JL joined bass player/vocalist JH Wilschrey (Sadistic Murder, Acero Letal) and they both resuscitated Soulrot, manifesting their unquestionable inclination towards the Death Metal of yore. This glorious, gangrenous resurrection resulted in the "Horrors from Beyond" demo in 2014 and the "Revelations" EP two years later. Between the two, Soulrot exhibited a lyrical inclination toward H.P. Lovecraft´s cosmogony and the preternatural, and musically inspired by old acts such as Nihilist/Entombed, Carnage, Autopsy, Grave, Necrony, Demigod, Traumatic, Carcass, Nirvana 2002 and Asphyx among others. Gutsfucked as those two recordings are, the gestating rot of "Nameless Hideous Manifestations" soundly obliterates all that came before. Bolstered by the recent addition of Daniel Fredes (Sadistic Murder) on drums, here Soulrot burl forward with a bulldozing sense of purpose, a crush-at-all-costs momentum that literally sounds teleported from 1992. Granted, this aesthetic is one that´s been well utilized (and abused) for the past decade, but as with anything worth experiencing, authenticity trumps all, and Soulrot bleed the ancient ways deeper than most. Simply witness the dynamic yet dread-draped songcraft across their debut album: these Nameless Hideous Manifestations demand obeisance!
Mastered at Enormous Door Mastering (U.S.A.). Cover art by Juanjo Castellano.

MARTYRDOOM - Grievous Psychosis CD
[MEMENTO-LXII]
In our endless quest to push and support current underground acts that perpetuate the odor of vintage Death Metal, Memento Mori summons yet another ponderous beast from the crypts and unleashes it upon mankind: the debut album of Poland´s Martyrdoom, "Grievous Psychosis". Conceived in Warsaw back in 2010, the band went through some lineup changes until they established a solid formation in 2014, including Sociak (vocals), Marol (guitar), Młynar (guitar / vocals), Artz (bass) and Wasyl (drums). Blending complex, blast-beat driven, darkened Death Metal with slow Doom passages, the band draws its main influences from the likes of Obituary, Immolation, Rippikoulu, Autopsy, Demilich, Triptykon, Cannibal Corpse, Incantation, Hooded Menace, Grave, Disma and Dead Congregation, but they spew all those influences out with renewed vigor. As far as non-musical inspirations go, their lyrics mostly revolve about old school horror/gore movies, personal struggles and the works of H.P. Lovecraft. Bloodthirsty and dripping with menace, these Poles armed with a thorough knowledge of ancient Death Metal create something vile and unearthly. Eschewing all trends, Martyrdoom trudge defiantly, blasting their noxious blend of Death Metal and Doom Metal music, urging cohorts to surrender to them at once. Eight tracks of visceral mayhem are channelled through what sounds like cavernous labyrinths and are as unrelenting as they are haunting. "Grievous Psychosis" is the sound of demons in your head coming back to take control of what was always theirs.
Cover art by Ryszard Wojtyński ("Hell", 1986).

[2017-04-21]
SOULROT - Nameless Hideous Manifestations full album stream!!!
Achtung!!! SOULROT - Nameless Hideous Manifestations album is now streaming in its entirety on Transcending Obscurity, also featuring an interview with the band. This exclusive stream will only be up for 1 week, so I wouldn´t waste no time if I were you!!! Go check this out and remember that the CD version of the album is due out via Memento Mori on April 24th.

[2017-04-17]
RUIN - Drown in Blood full album stream!!!
Achtung!!! RUIN - Drown in Blood album is now streaming in its entirety on Transcending Obscurity, also featuring an interview with the band. This exclusive stream will only be up for 1 week, so I wouldn´t waste no time if I were you!!! Go check this out and remember that the CD version of the album is due out via Memento Mori on April 24th.

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