The war rages on! Old school metal veterans MEMORIAM are set to unleash their third album, »Requiem For Mankind«, on June 21st, 2019 via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band present the first album trailer, in which Frank and Karl discuss recording Requiem For Mankind with Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR, AT THE GATES etc) at Parlour Studios. Check it out here:
The band recently released the first digital single “Shell Shock” in the form of a lyric video. Watch and listen here:
The band states:
“A new Memoriam song, a new approach, and as with all our albums a new sound for us to use. “Shell Shock ” is the first track we recorded for the “Requiem For Mankind” album. It is a bit of a Death Metal headbanger of a track! Subject wise it deals with the effects of being on the frontline amongst all the noise and chaos of a horrific war situation from an individual standpoint, and also that the soldier does not die from an enemy bullet! Sound wise it needed to sound a bit epic, we think we have achieved this on “Shellshock” and have used this as the blueprint sound throughout the album.”
The tracklisting of »Requiem For Mankind«
01. Shell Shock
03. Never The Victim
04. Austerity Kills
05. In The Midst Of Desolation
06. Refuse To Be Led
07. The Veteran
08. Requiem For Mankind
09. Fixed Bayonets
The album’s impressive artwork was created again by Dan Seagrave (BENEDICTION, DISMEMBER, HYPOCRISY, SUFFOCATION,…).
The colossal songwriting and the first-class recordings have been immortalised through the sublime production work of Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, DIMMU BORGIR, AT THE GATES, AMORPHIS, etc.) at Parlour Studios, giving the record raw production values, whilst providing the perfect scenario to showcase the musicianship so beautifully displayed on the album.
Memoriam were also pleased to announce their debut London show last week – which will also be the release show for their upcoming studio album. The gig will be taking place at The Underworld, Camden on June 22nd this summer. Supports to be announced in due course.