RAVENOUS DEATH - Chapters of an Evil Transition CD [MEMENTO-LXXVIII]
The striking debut full-length by this Mexican band. Hailing from the vast Death Metal hotbed of Mexico, Ravenous Death feature current members of such other bands as Remains, Demonic Manifestation and Death´s Forsaken. The band´s embryo was brought forth in 2016 during the recording of Remains´ third album in Mexico City, when vocalist/guitar player Miguel Angel and drummer Esteban Salcedo toyed with the idea of creating a Death Metal band influenced by Vomitory, Torture Division and the likes. Later on, both musicians shared their vision with lead guitarist Enrique Fray, and the three of them agreed to push the idea forward and carry it out as a side-project due to the commitments they all had with their main bands. Soon after, Enrique and Miguel Angel began writing songs for the newborn abomination, and the three members decided to name the band after a Vomitory song titled "The Ravenous Dead". Fast forward to October 2016, and the recording of Ravenous Death´s debut demo/EP, "Ominous Deathcult", is finalized (although not released as a Bandcamp download until March 2017), including 5 songs chock full of rotting maliciousness that show great poise in combining blasting brutality, crushing heaviness, somber ambience and fierce intensity, with the lyrical themes revolving about death, occultism, blasphemy and other classic topics of the olden Metal of Death. On May 13th, 2017, the band make their first live performance in the city of Guadalajara. For this occasion two new members were recruited -namely, bass player Alejandro Mendez and guitarist Diego Gomez- leaving Miguel Angel on vocal duties alone. After the excellent crowd response, both Alejandro and Diego join the band as official members. Emboldened by this patient momentum, at last arrives Ravenous Death´s full-length debut, aptly titled "Chapters of an Evil Transition". Indeed displaying the band´s transition into an evil Death Metal juggernaut, the album absolutely bleeds the molten-yet-mildewed essence of 90´s Metal of Death. Fucking fashion and trends and especially fickle tastes, "Chapters of an Evil Transition" is a gutsfucking time-warp to the days when Death Metal was supposedly "dead", lost in favor of Black Metal, Power Metal or (worse) ill-fated sellout fantasies. In this landscape did many a raw and righteous mini-classic get birthed, and suitably do Ravenous Death continue the proud legacy of Vomitory and Mexican forebears Shub Niggurath, but also especially Sadistic Intent, Seance, old Grave, 90´s Immolation, 90´s Vader and Finland´s Demigod. No more but definitely no less, this is Death Metal by and for Death Metal maniacs: no bullshit and no sellout! Completed by stark artwork courtesy of Mörtuus and mastering by the esteemed Javier Felez at Moontower Studios, allow Ravenous Death to read you "Chapters of an Evil Transition"!

The staggering debut full-length by this Australian band. Oozing out of Melbourne, Vile Apparition is a new project of Oliver Ballantyne (drums) and Jamie Colic (guitar, bass, vocals), both ex-members of the mighty Sewercide that left shortly after the recording of that band´s debut album, "Immortalized in Suffering", in order to pursue other endeavors. Vile Apparition´s self-released debut 4-song demo, "Atrocious Captivity", was picked up for a cassette release in early 2018 on Transylvanian Tapes, just in time for the band to fill their live lineup for their first run of shows starting January 2018. Alas, "Atrocious Captivity" was but a brief taste of the nastiness to come, now in the form of Vile Apparition´s full-length debut, "Depravity Ordained". No lies in that title: this is fetid and filthy Death Metal that puts a premium on the bludgeon! Old school as it comes, of course, Vile Apparition´s no-frills approach hearkens to the likes of Morpheus Descends, Ripping Corpse and Deteriorot, as well as the early works of Suffocation, Deeds of Flesh and Cryptopsy. An astounding exhibition of ridiculous, malignant heaviness that´ll drill a hole in your skull and blow your brain cells to smithereens, the album also includes the preceding demo as bonus tracks. With suitably classic cover art courtesy of Chaostouched and mastering by Dan Lowndes at Resonance Sound Studio, Vile Apparition bring you blunt-force trauma with "Depravity Ordained"!

The stunning debut full-length by this Australian band. Hailing from Sydney, Horrisonous formed in late 2015 and comprise a handful of hardened members of the local underground scene, including past or current members of such acts as Temple Nightside, Backyard Mortuary, The Slow Death, Illimitable Dolor and Pestilential Shadows among others. Not surprisingly, Horrisonous deliver aural slime, decay and misery by means of the ageless brand of Death Metal that´s equally ponderous, crushing and fervent, enhanced with slithering tempos and influenced by the likes of Bolt Thrower, Asphyx, Autopsy, Death, early Paradise Lost, Celtic Frost, Carcass, Dismember and Incantation. They proved it on their debut EP, "The Plague Doctors", in 2016 and they proved it with the Asphyx and Celtic Frost covers comprising the follow-up "The Plague Doctors B-sides" EP two years later, and they fully prove it with their debut full-length, "A Culinary Cacophony". A cursory glance at some of the album´s song titles ("Crispy Chunks of the Obese", "Nourishment Through Excrement", "Number of the Feast"...) and one could potentially assume Horrisonous are a hokey gore band. While their noses are no doubt in tune with life´s foulest recesses, Horrisonous are deadly serious about their juggernauting Death Metal. Requisitely filthy as any Memento Mori release, "A Culinary Cacophony" digs deeply into the doom and serves up serious helpings of up-tempo gallop and blast. It´s a world-eating sound that evokes a creepiness quite at odds with such otherwise tongue-in-cheek titles, but only Horrisonous know the methods to their madness... Brazenly adorned with garishly gruesome cover art courtesy of Rod Scott, Horrisonous offer a symphony of sickness with "A Culinary Cacophony"!

This is the list of stuff (new items and restocks) that arrived at the store over the course of the last month:

ANATOMIA - Cranial Obsession CD
BLOOD MORTIZED - The Demon, the Angel, the Disease CD
BOETHIAH - Celestial Gateway MCD
CARDIAC ARREST - Cadaverous Presence CD
COMECON - Converging Conspiracies CD
DISGORGE - Gorelics CD
DIVINE EVE / VEX - Vengeful and Obstinate / The Circular Ruins CD
ESKHATON - Nihilgoety CD
ESKHATON - Worship Death CD
ESKHATON - Omegalitheos CD
ETERNAL LIES - Burning the Nest CD
KORPSESOTURI - Malus Corpus CD (digipak)
LACERATION - Imitation MCD (cardboard sleeve)
PENTACLE - Ancient Death CD
PENTACLE - Five Candles Burning Red CD
PENTACLE - The Fifth Moon... Beyond and Back 2CD
PSYCHOTOMY - Aphotik CD (digipak)
PUTREFACT - I Shall Die upon This Putrefaction MCD
SEANCE - Levitised Spirit MCD
SELEFICE - Where Is the Heaven CD
SEPTICEMIA - Years of the Unlight CD
SEROCS - The Phobos / Deimos Suite CD
SEVERANCE The Truth in Question CD
SEVERANCE - The Concession Continuum CD
SKYGLOW - Thousand Years of Terror CD
SUMMONING DEATH - The House That Screamed CD
TORN APART - Dissolving in Eternity CD
UNHOLY LUST - Humanity and Its End CD
VITRIOL - Pain Will Define Their Death MCD
DEIPHAGO - Anthology CD
NAGLFAR - Principium CD
EVIL - Rites of Evil CD
FLAMES - Last Prophecy CD
INFERNAL ASSAULT - Spectres of the Night CD
NEKROFILTH - Devil´s Breath + Acid Brain CD
PRIME EVIL - Underground Origins CD
PROFANATOR - Mvtter Vicivm CD
RETCH - Anathema CD
RIPPER - Destroy the World / The Exit CD
SABBAT - Disembody CD
SABBAT - Sabbatical Earlyearslaught 4CD (box set)
STORMBANE - Eldritch Devotion CD
VENOMWOLF - Stormriding Power CD
VENUS TORMENT - The Overdose of Suffering CD
DISROTTED - Divination CD
EVOKEN - Quietus CD (super jewel)
EVOKEN - A Caress of the Void / Omniscient 2CD (digipak)

December 10th - January 10th

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This is the list of stuff (new items and restocks) that arrived at the store over the course of the last month:

ABSU - The Temples of Offal / Return of the Ancients CD
ATARAXY - Where All Hope Fades CD
BINAH - Phobiate CD
BLEMISH - The Forsaken Hope CD
BLOOD - Christbait CD
BLOOD - O Agios Pethane CD (digipak)
BLOOD - Mental Conflicts CD
BLOOD - Depraved Goddess CD
BLOOD - Gas. Flames. Blood CD
BLOOD INCANTATION - Interdimensional Extinction MCD
CIANIDE - A Descent into Hell CD
CIANIDE - Death, Doom and Destruction CD
CRYPT OF KERBEROS - World of Myths CD (digipak)
DAY OF EXECUTION - Inevitable End CD
DEADLY DARK - Rotting in Grave CD
DEMORED - Absolution Through Dissolution MCD
DEMORED - Sickening Dreams CD
ENTRAPMENT - Through Realms Unseen CD
ERODED (Germany) - Darkness Awaits the Dead CD
GATEWAY - Boundless Torture MCD
GOREPHILIA - Severed Monolith CD
GRAVEWARDS - Ruinous Ensoulment CD
GUTTER INSTINCT - Heirs of Sisyphus CD
HAZAEL - Clairvoyance CD
HYPERDONTIA - Nexus of Teeth CD
INOCULATION - Hidden Paths of Death CD
INTERMENT - Into the Crypts of Blasphemy CD
INTERMENT - Scent of the Buried CD
MORBUS CHRON - Sleepers in the Rift CD
OMINOUS CRUCIFIX - The Spell of Damnation CD (digipak)
OMINOUS CRUCIFIX - Retribution After the Last Tribulation CD
OUTRE-TOMBE - Nécrovortex CD
PAGANIZER - Deadbanger CD
PAGANIZER - Promoting Total Death CD
PHRENELITH - Desolate Endscape CD
PLAGUE BEARER - Rise of the Bubonic Death CD
PRECEPTOR - Dogmatismo CD
R´LYEH - Back to the Cult CD
SPECTRAL VOICE - Eroded Corridors of Unbeing CD
TEMISTO - Temisto CD
VANHELGD - Relics of Sulphur Salvation CD
VANHELGD - Temple of Phobos CD
VANHELGD - Deimos Sanktuarium CD
XENOMORPH - Empyreal Regimes CD
ZEALOTRY - The Last Witness CD (slipcase)
ZEALOTRY - At the Nexus of All Stillborn Worlds CD
DIOCLETIAN - Annihilation Rituals CD
DIOCLETIAN - Gesundrian CD
ELLORSITH - Triumphant Nothingness CD
HACAVITZ - Kauitl Palaktik CD
HELLBUTCHER - Hellbutcher CD
INFERNAL EXECRATOR - Obsolete Ordinance CD
KERASPHORUS - Kerasphorus CD
MORTUARY DRAPE - All the Witches Dance / Into the Drape CD
NECROMANTIA - Crossing the Fiery Path CD
NECROMANTIA - Scarlet Evil Witching Black CD
VERBERIS - Vorant Gnosis CD (digipak)
ABSU - The Sun of Tiphareth CD
ABSU - The Third Storm of Cythraul CD
ABSU - Tara CD
HELLISH - The Spectre of Lonely Souls CD
MERCILESS - The Awakening CD
SACROSANCT - Truth Is - What Is CD
SACROSANCT - Recesses for the Depraved CD
TORR - Armageddon + 2 CD
TORR - Institut Klinické Smrti CD
PAGAN ALTAR - The Room of Shadows CD

THANATOS (The Netherlands) special 35th anniversary compilation 2CD!!!
We´re extremely thrilled to announce that Memento will put out a 2CD that will compile all 4 studio demos + rarities of the legendary Dutch Thrash/Death Metal band THANATOS, as a special celebration of the band´s 35th anniversary. This 2CD will feature the next recordings:

- Speed Kills demo (1984)
- Rebirth demo (1986)
- The Day Before Tomorrow... demo (1987)
- Omnicoitor demo (1989)
- Unreleased Live Tape 1985
- Pre-production Tape 1991
- 2 old re-recorded songs (including a guest appearance by some original band members from 1984)

All songs digitalized from the original sources and subtly mastered for an even more pleasurable listening experience. Cover art will be handled by Mörtuus. Release date has been set for April 22nd, 2019.

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