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[2018-11-08]
FUNERALOPOLIS (Switzerland) 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: FUNERALOPOLIS, from Switzerland.

FUNERALOPOLIS was awoken under the name Human Waste in 2006. With vocalist Void joining the band in 2009, they changed the name to FUNERALOPOLIS. Void left the band shortly after, but the name stayed. They started recording the first demo, titled "...of Death", with a slightly different lineup (guitar-desecrator Thuri also took on vocals) under horrible circumstances in only 48 hours (including mixing and mastering). The tape was released as a co-release between Dark Descent Records and Skeleton Plague. Several years and beers later, the recording of the "...of Prevailing Chaos" EP took place at Hidden Stash Studios, with a slightly different lineup. It was summoned in 2013. FUNERALOPOLIS didn´t have any lineup changes since 2011, and have been around since a decade now. Over the years, they´ve shared the stage with bands like Mystifier, Dead Congregation, Excruciation, Diocletian, Bölzer, Sadistic Intent and many more. The band´s main influences can be tracked back to the late 80´s and early 90´s Death Metal of bands such as Autopsy, Darkthrone, Asphyx, Sadistic Intent, Nihilist, Necrovore, Obituary, Incantation and Blasphemy. Besides that, other bands like Sodom, Cianide, Sarcofago, Winter, Candlemass, Doom, Carnivore and many many more also had a big impact on FUNERALOPOLIS.

Memento Mori will unleash two FUNERALOPOLIS CD´s: the first one will compile the band´s 2010 demo and 2013 EP, and will be out by mid 2019; the second one will be the band´s debut full-length album, with a release date at some point in the 1st half of 2020. Further details to follow in the coming months. Meanwhile, make sure to listen to their previous output (links below).

Discography:
"...of Death" demo (2010)
"...of Prevailing Chaos" EP (2013)

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/Funeralopolisofdeath
https://funeralopolis.bandcamp.com

[2018-11-01]
STORE UPDATE!!!
This is the list of stuff (new items and restocks) that arrived at the store over the course of the last month:

AKELARRE - Decade of Desecration CD
ALTARS - Paramnesia CD
BARUS - Drowned CD
BUTCHER ABC - North of Hell CD
CALM HATCHERY - El-Alamein CD (digipak)
CALM HATCHERY - Sacrilege of Humanity CD
CALM HATCHERY - Fading Reliefs CD
CRAWL - Rituals CD
CREEPING FLESH - In Times of War CD
CRUZ - Culto Abismal CD
DEAD CONGREGATION - Purifying Consecrated Ground MCD
DEAD CONGREGATION - Graves of the Archangels CD
DEAD CONGREGATION - Promulgation of the Fall CD
DEAD CONGREGATION - Sombre Doom MCD (digisleeve)
DECREPITAPH - Forgotten Scriptures - The Collection CD
DESECRATION (Italy) - Reincarnation of Eternal Suffering (1991-1995) CD
DRAWN AND QUARTERED - To Kill Is Human CD
DRAWN AND QUARTERED - Feeding Hell´s Furnace CD
DRAWN AND QUARTERED - Proliferation of Disease CD
DRAWN AND QUARTERED - The One Who Lurks CD
DUSK - Withdraw MCD
EMBALMED SOULS - Journey Through Bizarre CD
EMBALMED SOULS - Fire and Sulfur Salute You CD (digipak)
EMBRACE OF THORNS - ...For I See Death in Their Eyes... CD
EMBRACE OF THORNS - Prevalence: A Decade of Atomic Genocide CD
EMBRACE OF THORNS - Darkness Impenetrable CD
EMBRACE OF THORNS - Scorn Aesthetics CD
ENCOFFINATION - Ritual Ascension Beyond Flesh CD
ENCOFFINATION - O´ Hell, Shine in Thy Whited Sepulchres CD
ENCOFFINATION - III - Hear Me, O´ Death CD
ENCOFFINATION - Necros Obscuritas CD
ERODED - Necropath CD
ETERNAL ROT - Cadaverine CD
EXCIDIUM - Infecting the Graves - Vol. 1 CD
EXCIDIUM - Infecting the Graves - Vol. 2 CD
GRAVE MIASMA - Realm of Evoked Doom MCD
GRAVE MIASMA - Endless Pilgrimage CD (digipak)
GRUESOME STUFF RELISH - Teenage Giallo Grind CD
GRUESOME STUFF RELISH - Grotesque Scenario CD
GUTWRENCH - The Art of Mutilation CD
INFESTER - To the Depths, in Degradation CD
JUDGEMENT DAY - Circumcision of the Martyr 1994 / 2000 2CD
KORSAKOV - Unique Remains CD
MAELSTROM - Slaughter of the Dead CD
MEGASCAVENGER - As Dystopia Beckons CD
MORBID MESSIAH - Demoniac Paroxysm CD
MORTUOUS - Through Wilderness CD
MUTILATE - Tormentium CD
PULVERIZED - Monuments of Misanthropy CD
REPLICANT - Negative Life CD
RUDE - Soul Recall CD
RUDE - Remnants... CD
RUIN - Human Annihilation CD
RUIN - Drown in Blood + Human Annihilation 2xCD (especial bundle)
SICKNESS - Plague: Ornaments of Mutilation and More CD
SKELETAL REMAINS - Beyond the Flesh CD
SKELETAL REMAINS - Condemned to Misery CD
SKELETAL REMAINS - Devouring Mortality CD
SPIRIT OF REBELLION - The Enslavement Process CD
SPIRIT OF REBELLION - The Reign of Denial CD
TORTURER - Die in Pain CD
WEAK ASIDE - The Next Offensive CD
WEAK ASIDE - Forward into Darkness CD
WITCH VOMIT - Poisoned Blood MCD (digisleeve)
DALKHU - Lamentation and Ardent Fire CD (digipak)
TEMPLE DESECRATION - Whirlwinds of Fathomless Chaos CD
BETRAYER - Grandma / Older than God 2CD
BONEHUNTER - Rabid Sonic Fire CD
DECEASED - Fearless Undead Machines CD
DECEASED - Supernatural Addiction CD
DESTRUCTION - Bestial Invasion of Hell MCD
DISCIPLES OF POWER - Powertrap CD
DISCIPLES OF POWER - Ominous Prophecy CD
DISCIPLES OF POWER - Invincible Enemy CD (digipak)
EVIL ARMY - Command, Attack and Destroy CD
EXCIDIUM - Decimation CD
INFECTED - Dark Century CD
KATACOMB - Unrelenting Power CD
NOIA - Iron Death CD
OUTRAGE - 1985 Demo(n)s CD
SAVAGE STREETS - Filth / Rot / War / Attrition CD
THRONE - The Full Moon Sessions CD
TYRANNO - Skulls, Horns & Lust CD
ANTICHRIST - Pax Moriendi CD
BADR VOGU - Wroth CD
DRUJ - Chants to Irkalla CD

[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.

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