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[2017-06-01]
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:

ANTEDILUVIAN - Through the Cervix of Hawwah CD
APOSTATE VIATICUM - Before the Gates of Gomorrah CD
ASCENDED DEAD - Abhorrent Manifestation CD
BLACKTHORN - The Rotten Ways of Human Misery CD
BLASPHEMER - Blasphemer CD
BLOODSOAKED - Frost Image CD
BOMBS OF HADES - Chambers of Abominations CD
BOMBS OF HADES - Through the Dark Past CD
BOMBS OF HADES - Death Mask Replica CD (slipcase)
CENTINEX - Subconscious Lobotomy (v.II.MCMXCIX) CD
CENTINEX - Redeeming Filth CD (digipak)
CENTINEX - Doomsday Rituals CD (digipak)
CRYPT OF KERBEROS - World of Myths CD (digipak)
DEATHCULT - Deathcult MCD (digipak)
DEATHCULT - Beasts of Faith CD
DEMIGOD - Slumber of Sullen Eyes CD
DEMIGOD - Let Chaos Prevail CD
ENSNARED - Dysangelium CD
ENTRAPMENT - Irreligious Infestation (Demo Sessions 2010-2014) CD
ENTRAPMENT - Lamentations of the Flesh CD (digipak)
ENTRAPMENT - Through Realms Unseen CD
GRAVESTONE - Simphony of Pain + Bonus Track CD
GRAVEYARD GHOUL - Tomb of the Mouldered Corpses CD
GRAVEYARD GHOUL - The Living Cemetery CD
GRAVEYARD GHOUL / CRYPTIC BROOD - The Graveyard Brood MCD
GRAVEYARD GHOUL - Slaughtered - Defiled - Dismembered CD
GRUESOME STUFF RELISH - Sempiternal Death Grind CD
HEREZA - I Become Death CD
INEXORABLE - Sea of Dead Consciousness CD
INTERMENT - Into the Crypts of Blasphemy CD
INTERMENT - Scent of the Buried CD
JUST BEFORE DAWN - On the History of Destruction CD
MAZE OF SOTHOTH - Soul Demise CD
MORBID FLESH - Embedded in the Ossuary MCD
MORBID FLESH - Rites of the Mangled CD
MORBUS CHRON - Sleepers in the Rift CD
MORFIN - Inoculation CD
MORFIN - Consumed by Evil CD
MOSS UPON THE SKULL - The Scourge of Ages / Imperial Summoning MCD
MUTILATED - In Memoriam 2CD (digipak)
OBSCURE INFINITY - Dawn of Winter CD
OBSCURE INFINITY - Perpetual Descending into Nothingness CD
OLD CHAPEL - Symptoms of Possession MCD
OLD CHAPEL - Visions from Beyond CD
PHOBIC - The Holy Deceiver CD
PURGATORY - Blessed with Flames of Hate CD
PURGATORY - Deathkvlt - Grand Ancient Arts CD
PURGATORY - Omega Void Tribunal CD
QUESTION - Gnosis Primordial MCD
RESURGENCY - False Enlightenment CD (digipak)
RESURGENCY - No Worlds... Nor Gods Beyond CD
REVEL IN FLESH - Manifested Darkness CD
REVEL IN FLESH - Emissary of All Plagues CD
RITUALIZATION - Sacraments to the Sons of the Abyss CD
ROTTEN TOMB - Necropolis MCD
RUDE - Soul Recall CD
RUDE - Remnants... CD
SANGUIS IMPEREM - In Glory We March Towards Our Doom CD
SCALPTURE - Panzerdoktrin CD
SEPTICEMIA - The Years of the Unlight CD
SKELETHAL - Morbid Revelations CD
SKELETON OF GOD - Urine Garden MCD (digipak)
SKELETON OF GOD - Primordial Dominion CD (slipcase)
SLAUGHTERDAY - Nightmare Vortex CD
SLAUGHTERDAY - Ravenous MCD
SLAUGHTERDAY - Laws of the Occult CD
TEMISTO - Temisto CD
UERBEROS - Tormented by Faith CD (digipak)
UNDER THE CHURCH - Under the Church MCD
UNDER THE CHURCH - Rabid Armageddon CD
VALGRIND - Speech of the Flame CD
VALGRIND - Seal of Phobos MCD
VANHELGD - Relics of Sulphur Salvation CD
VANHELGD - Temple of Phobos CD
VENEFIXION - Armorican Deathrites / Defixio CD
WOMBBATH - Internal Caustic Torments CD
WOMBBATH - Downfall Rising CD
WOMBBATH / DEPARTED SOULS - Embracing the Cold... MCD (slimcase)
WORSHIP DEATH - Arise from the Cemetery MCD
CONSUMMATION - Ritual Severance MCD
CRURIFRAGIUM - Beasts of the Temple of Satan CD
DISHARMONY - Goddamn the Sun CD
KHTHONIIK CERVIIKS - Serologiikal Scars (Vertex of Dementiia) CD
KHTHONIIK CERVIIKS - Heptaëdrone CD
POSSESSION - His Best Deceit MCD (slimcase)
POSSESSION - 1585-1646 MCD
POSSESSION - Exorkizein CD
ULULATUM TOLLUNT - Quantum Noose of Usurpation MCD
EXCRUCIATION - The Last Judgement + Demos CD
FLAMES - Summon the Dead CD
FLAMES - Last Prophecy CD
FLAMES - In Agony Rise CD (digipak)
INSULTERS - Metal Still Means Danger CD (special packaging)
MANDATOR - Perfect Progeny + Strangled Demo CD
PRIME EVIL - Underground Origins CD
SACRIFICIO - Guerra Eterna CD
LOATHFINDER - The Great Tired Ones MCD
MOURNERS LAMENT - We All Be Given CD
PREDATORY LIGHT - Predatory Light CD
PROCESSION - To Reap Heavens Apart CD
RUINED - Descent into Oblivion CD

[2017-05-29]
RAPTURE (Greece) signed to Memento Mori!!!
We´re extremely thrilled to announce our first Thrash Metal band signing ever: RAPTURE, from Greece.

Hailing from Athens, the band was formed in 2012 by a bunch of ridiculously young lads that felt an overwhelming urge to return to the sound of the old Thrash Metal and Thrash/Death Metal acts of the late 80´s / early 90´s. After two demos, the band saw their critically acclaimed debut album, "Crimes Against Humanity", released on Witches Brew in 2015, followed up by the self-financed "Total Madness Reigns" EP in 2016. Both releases allowed them to play a good number of shows and festivals all over Greece, sharing the stage with some of the best bands of the Greek underground scene, as well as opening for some international acts such as Sodom and Vektor. Prior to the release of their sophomore album on Memento Mori, they will be featured on the "Preachers of Fallen Fate" split, soon to be released by Hellforced Records and Chainsaw Distro.

We at Memento Mori don´t usually get impressed by current Thrash Metal acts. But the day these young guys sent us two demo songs recorded live at the rehearsal room, we sure as hell knew we wanted RAPTURE aboard at any cost, for they manage to hit all the right spots. No trace of dumb melodies and no sign of compromise: it´s all about aggressive, frantic and organic Thrash/Death Metal with catchy, heavy and headbang-inducing breaks that keep the whole listening process really interesting and dynamic. Heavily influenced by Dark Angel, Demolition Hammer, early Death, Sadus, Slayer, Merciless, Massacra, Sepultura, Num Skull, early Pestilence and Sodom, this is no re-inventing of the wheel. But we don´t really need no forward-thinking crap in our Thrash Metal. We just want it loud, fierce, violent, pounding and clean enough (neither crystal-clear nor lo-fi), and that´s exactly what these maniacs have on offer.

Memento Mori will unleash the CD version of their sophomore album on January 22nd, 2018. Further details to follow in the coming months. Meanwhile, make sure to listen to their previous output (link below).

Discography:
"Gun Metal" demo (self-released, 2013)
"2014 Promo" demo (self-released, 2014)
"Crimes Against Humanity" album (Witches Brew, 2015)
"Total Madness Reigns" EP (self-released, 2016)

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/ThrashRapture
https://rapturegreece.bandcamp.com

[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).

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