MEMORIAM is the name of a new death/grind metal band from Birmingham, United Kingdom.
The group's current lineup is as follows:
Karl Willets (BOLT THROWER) - Vocals
Frank Healy (BENEDICTION, CEREBRAL FIX) - Bass
Scott Fairfax (CEREBRAL FIX) - Guitar
Andy Whale (BOLT THROWER) - Drums
MEMORIAM is writing and rehearsing material for its debut release, tentatively due later in the year. Songtitles set to appear on the effort include "Memoriam", "War Rages On", "Surrounded (By Death)" and "Resistance".
Says MEMORIAM in a statement: "MEMORIAM are an old-school death metal band and maintain the standards set by previous bands that the members have played with, focusing on the themes of death, loss and war.
"Initially, MEMORIAM got together to play covers of songs that had influenced them throughout their careers within the death metal scene. However, it soon became apparent that the new songs that they created were of a superior standard."
BOLT THROWER drummer Martin "Kiddie" Kearns died last September at the age of 38. He died peacefully in his sleep after feeling sick at rehearsal.
The last three albums from BOLT THROWER — "Mercenary" (1998), "Honour Valour Pride" (2001) and "Those Once Loyal" (2005) — were reissued on vinyl on October 24, 2011 via Metal Blade Records. All three albums were released as gatefold LPs in colored vinyl, limited to 1,000 units each.
BENEDICTION's latest album, "Killing Music", was released in North America in September 2008 via Locomotive Records. The follow-up to 2001's "Organized Chaos" was produced by ANAAL NATHRAKH mastermind Mick Kenney and features several guest musicians, including Karl Willets (BOLT THROWER), Kelly Shaefer (ATHEIST), Billy Gould (ex-FAITH NO MORE), The Fog (FROST), Markus Staiger (Nuclear Blast Records owner) and Thorsten Zahn from Metal Hammer Germany. A limited-edition version of the album includes two bonus tracks and a DVD.
Posted by Memoriam on Thursday, February 25, 2016