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[2022-04-28]
FALL OF SERAPHS (France) 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: FALL OF SERAPHS, from France.

FALL OF SERAPHS was summoned in the Bordeaux area, back in 2014, and is comprised of a bunch of active musicians who also play or played in underground acts such as ADX, Manzer, Ossuaire, Simulacre, Ad Patres, Reverence and Quintessence, among many others. So far, the band´s discography consists on the debut EP, "Destroyer of World", released in 2017, and a split with their old pals in Trepanator, titled "Incarnation of Torture", released the following year.

FALL OF SERAPHS´ brand of Death Metal is anchored in the tradition of yore, relying on heaviness, malignancy and non-excessive technicality, shrouded in total and almost palpable blackness, and displaying a remarkable sense of vitality and dynamism that always keeps the listener busy and wondering what´s coming next in their -apparently- everlasting feast of headbang-inducing riffs and sharp -yet beautifully- executed leads.

FFO: Morbid Angel, Deicide, Vader, Immolation, Krabathor, Angelcorpse...

Memento Mori will unleash the CD version of their debut full-length in late 2022 / early 2023. Further details to follow in the coming months. Meanwhile, make sure to give them a like on Facebook and listen to their previous output (links below).

Discography:
"Destroyer of Worlds" EP (2017)
"Incarnation of Torture" split w/ Trepanator (2018)

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/fallofseraphsofficial
https://fallofseraphs.bandcamp.com

[2022-04-25]
OUT NOW AND SHIPPING!!!
INANNA - Void of Unending Depths CD [MEMENTO-CXIV]
The highly anticipated 3rd full-length by this Chilean band. In a weird and horrific hallucination, guitarist/songwriter Diego Ilabaca received the revelation to create new music. Still in his teen years, he came up with the idea of fusing his favorite albums, Sepultura´s Morbid Visions and Morbid Angel´s Altars of Madness, with the mysticism and transcendence of the long and amazingly structured compositions of his 70´s Prog-Rock heroes. It took a long time to find the right musicians to realize that vision. Once he did, and like the powerful gods of the Sumerian pantheon, Inanna came to life from the netherworld in 2000, obsessed with the early technical Death Metal acts such as Atheist, Cynic, Death and Pestilence, and plagued with the evil brutality of Suffocation, Deicide, Morbid Angel, Immolation and Gorguts. Even though inspired by those acts, this four-piece entity walk a path of uniqueness through their own spheres and interdimensional portals. Unlike other ridiculously over-the-top, ultra-complex, soulless bands, Inanna seek inspiration in the outer worlds and the obscure abysses of the unknown, via demented growls, the nightmarish writings of H.P. Lovecraft, mythology and ancient lore. Malice, death and insanity, the human mind and Cthulhu spells also lurk deep within the band´s concept, like eerie sea tales from a distant century that one can only whisper in fear. After two albums and many a stage hit by Diego Ilabaca (guitars), Max Neira (bass/vocals), Carlos Fuentes (drums/guitars), and Cristobal Gonzalez (guitars) over the band´s years of existence, Inanna are now ready to unleash their 3rd full-length opus, Void of Unending Depths. Immediately upon pressing "play", it is crystal clear: Inanna have delivered a masterwork in Void of Unending Depths. While not betraying their core sound they´ve patiently perfected all these years -a swirling maelstrom of bent riff logic, angular speed, world-eating vocal dementia and otherworldly atmosphere- on this 3rd album do the Chileans convey a confidence of vision and execution that puts them in the upper echelons of Death Metal´s elite. Indeed, it is still proudly Death Metal in name and deed -and same goes for the album´s production and mix/mastering, all courtesy of Fuentes- but Inanna imaginatively weave wonderous, horrifying sensations into the nearly hour-long work that verily transport the listener to dread landscapes on the very thresholds of the imagination, or, at its very depths, a certain "lunar ocean" if you will. For these waves are wayward and turbulent, twisting with a madness only known to their creators; we are simply helpless to fight against that terrible tide. Respite comes, albeit briefly (and beautifully), in spiraling clean-toned fusion breaks, painting yet more rich hues onto that Death Metal titan... Hearing is believing, but Void of Unending Depths is guaranteed to be one of Death Metal´s mightiest records this year. Perhaps one need only to peer deeply into the vivid cover artwork courtesy of Daniel Hermosilla to get a visual clue into Void of Unending Depths´ madness/mastery. No other words necessary: Inanna have delivered a modern classic!

INTOLERANCE - Dark Paths of Humanity CD [MEMENTO-CXV]
The terrific debut full-length by this Spanish band. The Death Metal mongrels collectively known as Intolerance hail from Zaragoza, the same city that Ataraxy are natives of. Spawned back in 2015, this quartet´s intent is to pay homage to timeless Death Metal and the fetid stench that exuded from the malicious tones of the bands that populated the scene and helped define the genre back in the late 80´s and the early 90´s. Nothing fancy or wimpy here: only demise and putrefaction to be found when you creep in Intolerance´s mortuary. After a demo in 2016 and an EP in 2020, now you can creep deepest into Intolerance´s mortuary with their debut full-length, Dark Paths of Humanity. Just as they did on their preceding records, with Dark Paths of Humanity do Intolerance honor the old ways of Death Metal, and proceed to add their own gutted and grimy personality to it. No more but definitely no less, Dark Paths of Humanity is a Death Metal record for Death Metal maniacs, by Death Metal maniacs. But Intolerance´s subtly nuanced and surprisingly dynamic blend of such synthesizes the best elements of classic Bolt Thrower, Grave, Asphyx, Morgoth, Entombed, Convulse, Obituary and Unleashed. Think 1991 and you´re in their wheelhouse, but then you´ll be utterly crushed by their tank-tread of a sound, world-eating and wondrously so. Again, nothing fancy or wimpy here! Completed by cover art courtesy of CL Artworks and featuring devastatingly era-authentic production, with mastering by Javier Felez at Moontower Studios, Intolerance dredges up the oldest, richest dirt with their Dark Paths of Humanity!

ACID BIRTH - Pleasures of Flesh / The Divine Grotesque CD [MEMENTO-CXVI]
A CD that compiles the two EP´s spawned by this up and coming, promising U.S. band so far, previously only available on digital since their late November 2021 release. Acid Birth is an enigmatic two-piece act composed of Morg (guitars, bass, vocals) and Tomb (drums, vocals) that hails from the boggy swamps of New Orleans. Accordingly, their strain of Death/Doom Metal is drenched in miasmatic heaviness, wallowing in slime and emitting a moldy odor that shall delight the most demanding palates. Death and decay finds us all. Iniquitous indulgence taunts our minds. Revel in this savage world of ours amongst the rot and filth that Acid Birth provides. Totally recommended to fans of Mortiferum, Spectral Voice, Gatecreeper, Cerebral Rot, Apparition, Wharflurch...

[2022-04-01]
DISTRO UPDATE!!!
This is the list of new items and restocks that arrived at the store over the course of the last month:

ACHERON - Rites of the Black Mass CD
ACHERON - Satanic Victory / Alla Xul CD
ACHERON - Lex Talionis CD (digipak)
ACHERON - Hail Victory CD (digipak)
ACHERON - Those Who Have Risen CD (digipak)
ASPHYX - Death... The Brutal Way CD + DVD (slipcase)
ASPHYX - Abomination Echoes 2CD (digibook)
ASPHYX - Necroceros CD
ASSUMPTION - Mosaic of the Distant Dominion MCD (digisleeve)
AZARATH - Saint Desecration CD
BLACKTHORN - The Rotten Ways of Human Misery + Bonus CD
BLAMES GOD - Alteration of the Hallow Remains MCD
BLOODSOAKED - Frost Image + The Omen CD
BLOODSOAKED NECROVOID - The Apocryphal Paths of the Ancient 8th Vitriolic Transcendence CD
BLOODSOAKED NECROVOID - Expelled into the Unknown Depths of the Unfathomable CD
CADAVERIC FUMES - Echoing Chambers of Soul CD
CHARNEL ALTAR - Abatement of the Sun CD
CONGENITAL DEFORMITY - Progenies of the Cemetery MCD
CONGENITAL DEFORMITY - Sacrifice MCD
CREMATORY STENCH - Grotesque Deformities MCD
DAGTUM - Revered Decadence CD
DARK GOD - Cremation of the Saint CD
DEAD CHASM - Dead Chasm MCD
DEMONICAL - World Domination CD (digipak)
DEMOTED - Away from the Living CD
DERANGED - Deeds of Ruthless Violence CD (digipak)
DRAWN AND QUARTERED - To Kill Is Human CD
DRAWN AND QUARTERED - Extermination Revelry CD
DRAWN AND QUARTERED - Return of the Black Death CD
DRAWN AND QUARTERED - Proliferation of Disease CD
DRAWN AND QUARTERED - The One Who Lurks CD
DRAWN AND QUARTERED - Congregation Pestilence CD
DRUID LORD - Grotesque Offerings CD (digipak)
DRUID LORD - Relics of the Dead CD
ECTOPLASMA - Spitting Coffins CD
EUTANASIA - Exterminio CD
EVIL DAMN - Necronomicon CD
EXANIMATVM - Sollvm Ipsa Mor CD
EXPUNGED - Expunged MCD
EXPUNGED - Into Never Shall CD
FACELESS BURIAL - Multiversal Abattoir MCD
FEACES CHRIST - Eat Shit and Die! MCD
FEACES CHRIST - Gimme Morgue! CD
GHOST SPAWN - Everflowing Absence of Light CD
GOLD SPIRE - Gold Spire CD (digipak)
GUTVOID - Astral Bestiary MCD
HOUR OF PENANCE - Misotheism CD
HUMAN HARVEST - Flesh Sermons CD
INCANTATION - Blasphemy CD (slipcase)
INCANTATION - Decimate Christendom CD
INCANTATION - Primordial Domination CD
INSINERATEHYMN - Disembodied CD
KROMORTH - Geodesic Beast CD (digipak)
KROMORTH - Opposition MCD
MALEFIC THRONE - Malefic Throne MCD
MALEVOLENT CREATION - The Demos 2CD
MALEVOLENT CREATION - Dead Man´s Path CD (digipak)
MORBID MESSIAH - Disgorged in the Coffin MCD
MYCELIUM - Scream Bloody Spore CD
NAR MATTARU - The Underground Chapel of Deformation CD
NAR MATTARU - Proclamation of the Veils of Negative Existence (The Ascension) CD (digipak)
NECROT - The Labyrinth CD
NECROT - Blood Offerings CD (digipak)
NECROT - Mortal CD (digipak)
NIGHT HAG - Insemination Rites of the Succubus CD
NIGHT HAG / CRYPTIC BROOD - Swollen with Rancid Phlegm CD
NUNSLAUGHTER - Red is the Color of Ripping Death CD (red disc)
OBSIDIAN HOOVES - Morbidity CD
ORBITAL ELEMENT - Celestials Damage CD
PESTILENCE - The Dysentery Penance CD
PESTILENCE - Reflections of the Mind CD
PESTILENCE - Consuming Impulse 2CD (slipcase)
PESTILENCE - Exitivm CD
PHANTASMAGORE - Insurrection or Submission MCD
PHENOCRYST - Explosions MCD
PHOBOPHILIC - Undimensioned Identities MCD
REEK - Porn for Satan CD (digipak)
ROKKR - Rökkr CD (digipak)
SKELETHAL - Unveiling the Threshold CD
SNET - Mokvání v Okovech CD
SOLARCRYPT - Rot in the Multidimensional Sewer MCD
SUFFERING HOUR - Dwell MCD
TEMPLE OF VOID - Lords of Death CD
TEMPLE OF VOID - The World That Was CD
TIDELESS - Adrift in Grief CD
USURPRESS - Interregnum CD (digipak)
VASTUM - Carnal Law CD (digipak)
VOIDCEREMONY - Foul Origins of Humanity MCD (digipak)
WHARFLURCH - Lurking Doom + Demo 2019 CD
WHARFLURCH - Psychedelic Realms ov Hell CD
ACHERONTAS - Psychic Death - The Shattering of Perceptions CD (digipak)
BLAZE OF PERDITION - Conscious Darkness CD (digipak)
DEVOURER - Dawn of Extinction CD (digipak)
DEVOURER - Raptus CD (digipak)
FORBIDDEN TOMB - Templum Impiorum CD
HUNTERS MOON - The Great Pandemonium CD
IMPIOUS COMMUNION - Prophecies of Catholic Extermination CD (digipak)
MEDIEVAL DEMON - Arcadian Witchcraft CD
MORBID WINDS - The Black Corridors of the Abyssal Depths of Existence Opened Their Gates CD
NEXWOMB - Exegesis of Nihility CD
PERDITION TEMPLE - Sacraments of Descension CD
PLAGUE PIT - I - MMXVIII CD
PLAGUE PIT - Labyrinthine MCD
SLAUGHTERCOFFIN - Unholy Soldiers of Satan CD (digipak)
VARATHRON - Crowsreign CD (digipak)
VARATHRON - Genesis of the Unaltered Evil CD
VARATHRON - Patriarchs of Evil CD (digipak)
WARSLAUGHTER - Prácticas Antropofágicas MCD
BONEHUNTER - Rabid Sonic Fire CD
BONEHUNTER - Dark Blood Reincarnation System CD
BULLDOZER - Neurodeliri CD
DECEASED - As the Weird Travel On CD
DECEASED - Ghostly White CD
KROSSFYRE - Rites of Extermination CD
MENTAL DEVASTATION - The Delusional Mystery of the Self (Part I) CD
PROSCRIPTOR McGOVERN´S APSU - Proscriptor McGovern´s Apsû CD
SACRED CRUCIFIX - Realms of the North Vol. 1 (1987-1989) CD
SVPREMACIST - Meaningless Death CD (digipak)
FUNERALIUM - Of Throes and Blight 2CD
FUNERALIUM - Decrepit CD (digisleeve)
HOUR OF 13 - Salt the Dead: The Rare and Unreleased 2CD (digipak)
HOUR OF 13 - Black Magick Rites CD
PROFETUS - Coronation of the Black Sun / Saturnine 2CD
PROFETUS - The Sadness of Time Passing CD (digipak)
WORSHIP - Terranean Wake CD
YAWNING VOID - Streams Within CD (digisleeve)

[2022-03-12]
ANCESTRAL (Canada) demos compilation CD!!!
We´re beyond stoked to announce the release of a CD that will compile the two demos of the old, obscure Canadian band ANCESTRAL.

ANCESTRAL was formed in the summer of 1991 in Montreal, QC, by two friends from high school, namely Marc-Antoine Papineau (drums) and Frédéric St-Marseille (guitar). At first, the two friends were just having fun jamming together, but the more time passed, the more their musical passion grew. They wanted to turn the band into a more serious project, therefore two other school friends joined the band, namely Martin Jetté (bass guitar) and Christian Pocetti (guitar). Shortly after, the lineup was completed with the addition of Daniel Collin (vocals).

The band began to rehearse a few songs from other bands, and at the same time they started writing their own material. Being already greatly influenced by European acts such as Entombed, Pestilence and Dismember, but also keeping an eye out on certain U.S. influences (Suffocation among others), and already applying a rather technically sophisticated touch for young rookie musicians, they entered the studio to record their debut, eponymous demo, only a year after the band´s inception. From that moment on, the band gradually began to break into the local Death Metal scene, and shared the stage with acts such as Cryptopsy and Kataklysm, as well as some foreign bands such as Suffocation, Incantation and Macabre. A great friendship between the band members and those of Cryptopsy and Suffocation resulted from those shows, allowing ANCESTRAL to find themselves performing alongside Cryptopsy and Suffocation very often.

Keeping a lot of the same influences they displayed on their first demo, but adding the new touch of bands like Dark Tranquility and At The Gates, the band returned to the studio by the end of 1994 and recorded their second and last demo, titled "Forgotten Survivor". ANCESTRAL split up in 1995 following the departure of Daniel Collin.

Memento Mori will unleash this compilation CD, titled "The Unforgotten Years 1993-1994", on July 25th, 2022. Further details to follow in the coming months. Meanwhile, you can listen to their first demo here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSmcwGya8ac

Discography:
"Ancestral" demo (1993)
"Forgotten Survivor" demo (1994)

[2022-03-01]
DISTRO UPDATE!!!
This is the list of new items and restocks that arrived at the store over the course of the last month:

Холостой Выстрел - Тотальный Исход CD
APOPLEXY - Tears of the Unborn / Dysmorphophobia CD
APOPLEXY - Monarchy of Damned CD
BETRAYER - Necronomical Exmortis / Forbidden Personality CD
BETRAYER - Calamity CD
BITTER LOSS - Oblivion in Ceremonial Void MCD
BLASPHEMATORY - Depths of the Obscurity CD
BLOODSOAKED NECROVOID - Expelled into the Unknown Depths of the Unfathomable CD
BOWELS - We Don´t Go the God´s Way! MCD
BUTCHER ABC - Butchery Workshop 2002-2009 CD
BUTCHER ABC - North of Hell CD
CANCERFAUST - Let the Earth Tremble CD
CENOTAPH - The Gloomy Reflection of Our Hidden Sorrows + EP´s / Demo 2CD
CORRUPTER - Descent into Madness CD
CRYPTIC BROOD - Outcome of Obnoxious Science CD
DEATH SQUAD - Into the Crypt / Dying Alone CD
DEPRIVED OF SALVATION - Destination : Decay CD
DISGORGE - Vomica Convultions (The Splits) MCD
DUNGEON SERPENT - World of Sorrows CD
EPITAPH - The Fleshcrawl tapes ´91/´92 + Dark Abbey - Blasphemy CD
EPITAPH - Seeming Salvation (Original 1992 Sound Version) CD
EPITAPH - Sinner Waketh CD
ETERNAL ROT - Cadaverine CD
ETERNAL ROT - Putridarium CD
EXCARNATED ENTITY - Stillborn in Ash MCD
FUNEREALITY - Heading for Beheading CD
GOD ENSLAVEMENT - Consuming the Divine CD (digipak)
GOLGOTHAN REMAINS - Perverse Offerings to the Void CD
GRAVEYARD - One with the Dead CD
GRAVEYARD - The Coffin Years CD
GRAVEYARD - ...for Thine Is the Darkness CD (slipcase)
GRAVEYARD - Back to the Mausoleum MCD
GRAVEYARD - Hold Back the Dawn CD
GRAVEYARD / KORGULL THE EXTERMINATOR - La Germandat de la Nit Profunda CD
GRUESOME STUFF RELISH - Horror Rises from the Tomb CD
GRUESOME STUFF RELISH - Grotesque Scenario CD
HETSHEADS - ...We Hail the Possessed CD (slipcase)
IMPETIGO - All We Need Is Cheez CD
INTERMENT - Into the Crypts of Blasphemy CD
INTERMENT - Scent of the Buried CD
INTESTINAL HEX - The Exalted Chambers of Abhorrence CD (digipak)
KADAVEREICH - Radiance of Doom MCD
LIVIDITY - To Desecrate and Defile CD + DVD
MEMORIAM - To the End CD (slipcase)
MIASMIC OOZE - Terrain of Inflamed Pustules MCD
MISCARRIAGE / DIRGE - Your Child Will Be Dead / Journey to Dark Subconsciousness CD
MISERY - Revel in Blasphemy CD
MISERY - Curses CD
MISERY - On Demon Wings CD
MOLIS SEPULCRUM - Left for the Worms MCD
MORBIFIC - Ominous Seed of Putridity CD
MORTAL SLAUGHTER - Destiny / Roots of Evil CD
MORTAL SLAUGHTER - Lepers CD
NECROPHILE - From Obscurity CD
NECROPHILE - Awakening Those Oppressed CD
NULLIFICATION - Kingdoms to Hovel CD
OS - Stationes Viae Mortis CD
PAINGIVER / OS - Deorum Mortis / Prehuman Death Magic CD
PAN.THY.MONIUM - Dawn of Dreams CD
PAN.THY.MONIUM - Khaooohs CD
PHARMACIST - Forensic Pathology Jurisprudence [Extended Jurisdiction] CD
PHARMACIST - Medical Renditions of Grinding Decomposition CD
PHARMACIST / OOZING - Forbidden Exhumation / Thanatological Reflections on Necroticism CD
PHARMACIST / EGGGORE - Paranoid Personality Disorder / Surgical Intervention CD
PHRENELITH - Chimaera CD
PHTHISIS - Embodiment of Decay MCD (digipak)
PURGATORY - Necromantaeon CD (digipak)
PURGATORY - Deathkvlt - Grand Ancient Arts CD (digipak)
PURGATORY - Ωmega Void Tribvnal CD
REVEL IN FLESH - Relics of the Deathkult CD (slipcase)
REVEL IN FLESH - The Hour of the Avenger CD (digipak)
ROTHADAS - Kopár Hant... Az Alvilág Felé CD
SANCTORUM - Crystal Tears of Silence CD
SCHISMATIC - Circle of Evolution CD
SCHISMATIC - Egregor CD
SEEP - Souvenirs of a Necrosadist MCD (digipak)
SERMON - Through Eternity CD
SICK SINUS SYNDROME - Rotten to the Core CD
SICKENING GORE - Destructive Reality CD (digipak)
SOULCARRION - Infernal Agony CD
SOVS - Ascending Among the Smoke MCD (digisleeve)
SWOLLEN - The Breathless Waiting / Promo ´98 CD
TRIBULATION - The Horror CD
TRIMEGISTO - Subterranean Streams CD
TVMVLO - The Well of the Lost Children CD
UNDER THE CHURCH - Supernatural Punishment CD
UNDER THE CHURCH - Total Burial MCD
VENEFIXION - A Sigh from Below CD
VENOMOUS BREATH - Et Viscera Sanguis CD
VENOMOUS BREATH - Svb Vmbra Occvltorvm CD
VERBUM - Exhortation to the Impure CD
VEXILLA REGIS PRODEUNT INFERNI - The True Path CD
VOMITROT - Demo Revomited MCD (digipak)
WHARFLURCH - Psychedelic Realms ov Hell CD
WOMBBATH - Internal Caustic Torments CD
WOMBBATH - Downfall Rising CD
ALTAR OF GORE - Obscure & Obscene Gods CD
AXIS OF ADVANCE - The List CD
AXIS OF ADVANCE - Obey CD
BALMOG - Vacvvm CD
BALMOG - Pillars of Salt MCD
BALMOG - Eve CD (digipak)
CHAOS PERVERSION - Petrified Against the Emanation MCD (digipak)
CIEN - Redemption CD
DARKENED NOCTURN SLAUGHTERCULT - Saldorian Spell CD
DARKENED NOCTURN SLAUGHTERCULT - Necrovision CD
DARKENED NOCTURN SLAUGHTERCULT - Mardom CD
DEATH EPIPHANY - Traversing the Blood Mist MCD
GNOSIS - Omens from the Dead Realm CD
HERALD - Herald CD (digipak)
MACABRO GENOCIDIO - La Senda del Dominio CD
MOLUCHTAS - Telos Terminus CD
PERDITION TEMPLE - Edict of the Antichrist Elect CD
PESTIFERATION - Sempiternal Martyrdoom CD
SAMAEL - Worship Him CD
SAMAEL - Blood Ritual CD
SARINVOMIT - Awaken Ye Impious Hordes of Shaitan CD
UNCTORIS - Shout Demise CD (digipak)
VASSAGO - Storm of Satan CD
VOMIT RITUAL - Callous CD
ZMARLYM - Druga Fala CD
AFFLICTION - The Damnation of Humanization + Peace Through Violence CD
ASPID - Extravasation CD
BIOLENCE - Enslave, Deplete, Destroy! MCD
DEMONIZED PRIEST - Necromantic Rituals CD
ESTERTOR - Tales from the Ancient Grave CD
EXORCIST - Voices from the Graves / After the North Winds CD
HATRED - Hateful Extermination CD
MYSTO DYSTO - The Rules Have Been Disturbed + No AIDS in Hell CD
NASTY SAVAGE - Wage of Mayhem + Rarities (1983​​-​​1985) CD
NECROPHOBIC - No More Life / Feeling of Agony CD
NECROPHOBIC - Fears / When You Die CD
THY RITES - Invoker of the Venomous Unlight CD
THY RITES - Nekrolatreia CD
TORMENTOR - Anno Domini CD
TORR - Armageddon + 2 CD
TORR - Institut Klinické Smrti CD
OCCLITH - Gates, Doorways and Endings CD (digipak)
SIGNS OF THE DYING SUMMER - Oto Jest Pustka CD
SPAWN OF FLESH #2 ZINE

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