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Below is our complete Memoriam news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Memoriam Premiere New Music Video

A new music video for Memoriam‘s (ex-Bolt Thrower) song “Nothing Remains” has been premiered and is streaming for you below. March 23rd has been announced as the release date for the group’s sophomore album, “The Silent Vigil“, out via Nuclear Blast Records.

The band commented of the track: More...

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Memoriam (Ex-Bolt Thrower, Etc.) Premiere New Song

Memoriam (ex-Bolt Thrower, etc.) debut their new song “Bleed The Same” from the band’s sophomore album “The Silent Vigil” which is slated for a March 23rd release through Nuclear Blast.

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At The Gates Confirmed For Bloodstock 2018

The organisers of the Bloodstock Open Air festival has announced some more names, including Swedish melodic death metal pioneers, At The Gates, as well as groove metal originators Exhorder, who will play the Ronnie James Dio stage and Sophie Lancaster stage respectively, while joining Exhorder on the Sophie stage will be sludge metal outfit Weight Of The Tide and death metal group Sangre. The festival will take place at Catton Park, Derbyshire and will be held from August 9th - 12th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Ronnie James Dio Stage:
Judas Priest (Headliner)
Gojira (Headliner)
Nightwish (Headliner)
Emperor
At The Gates
Suicidal Tendencies
Devildriver
Kamelot
Combichrist
Mr. Big
Jasta
Bloodbath
Venom Inc.
Septicflesh
Wednesday 13
Fozzy
Orden Ogan
Memoriam More...

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Memoriam Reveals New Album Details

Old school death metallers, Memoriam, are set to unleash their second album, The Silent Vigil, on March 23rd through Nuclear Blast Records. Just one year after the release of debut album For The Fallen, the band returns with an authentic, raw flood of old school death metal destruction!

The album's impressive artwork was created again by Dan Seagrave (Benediction, Dismember, Hypocrisy, Suffocation). Speaking about the album art, the band stated: More...

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Bloodstock Open Air Adds Four More Bands To Lineup

The organisers of Britain's Bloodstock Open Air festival has confirmed a further four bands to perform at next year's edition of the festival, including German heavy metal legend Doro, who will be headlining the Sophie Lancaster stage on the Friday night. Also added to the event are death metal supergroup Bloodbath, who will also perform on Friday, but on the Ronnie James Dio stage, while Greek symphonic death metal veterans Septicflesh and the Chris Jericho fronted heavy metal group Fozzy will also play the RJD stage, on Saturday and Sunday respectively. The festival will take place in Catton Hall, Derbyshire from August 10th to 12th. More bands will be confirmed over the coming year, including plenty of unsigned talent.

The current lineup is as follows:

Friday: Ronnie James Dio Stage
Judas Priest
Emperor
Bloodbath
Memoriam

Friday: Sophie Lancaster Stage
Doro

Saturday: Ronnie James Dio Stage
Gojira
Combichrist
Septicflesh
Orden Ogan

Sunday: Ronnie James Dio Stage
Nightwish
Devildriver
Fozzy

Sunday: Sophie Lancaster Stage
Watain

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Memoriam Posts "Resistance"

Old school death metal band Memoriam is set to unleash debut album, "For The Fallen," on March 24th, 2017 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Today, the band reveals a lyric video for the song "Resistance," and Karl Willetts states: "Memoriam are preparing for battle. As the War Rages On... As the forces strengthen...on the 24th March 2017 let the 'Resistance' begin."

01. Memoriam
02. War Rages On
03. Reduced To Zero
04. Corrupted System
05. Flatline
06. Surrounded (By Death)
07. Resistance
08. Last Words More...

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Sunday Bloody Sunday - Bolt Thrower

Bolt Thrower’s name does not refer to the Greek god of thunder, Zeus. It is in fact a large crossbow, a medieval batiste. It is the perfect moniker for a band who writes exclusively on the topic of war, or at least most of the time they’re writing on that sordid topic. War is something grand, whether you support it or not, it changes the fabric of our society.

A bolt thrower could change the fabric of society, too, ripping and impaling ranks of soldiers. How do you defend against the bolt thrower? How do you defend against the band Bolt Thrower? You can’t, their music will pound you, ground you, and light you on fire. It is melodic guitars. It has groove. The vocals are growly, but you can understand every word Karl Willetts speaks of, every bloody-muddy scene. Sometimes it’s pure fast hardcore, but it’s always on the topic of martial ways—battles won, battles lost, lives lost, lives survived, loss, pain, grief.

Karl knows grief all too well when his band mate Martin "Kiddie" Kearns passed and decided to pursue his loss combined with Benediction regulars, Frank Healy and Scott Fairfax and former Bolt Thrower drummer Andrew Whale joined the group as a way to fuel their bereavement into the ultimate English death record, Memoriam, which will come out on the 24th of March, 2017.

This interview, however, isn’t about Memoriam. There is a great video of Memoriam posted below, but this interview focuses exclusively on Karl Willett’s influences on how he shapes Bolt Thrower. Sit back and read the following interview concerning BOLT THROWER and don’t let the tunnel rats pongee your ankles.

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Memoriam Posts Track-By-Track Video

Old school death metal group Memoriam is set to unleash debut album, "For The Fallen," on March 24th, 2017 through Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band reveals a first track-by-track video discussing the first two tracks off the album. The full "For The Fallen" track listing is as follows:

1. Memoriam
2. War Rages On
3. Reduced to Zero
4. Corrupted System
5. Flatline
6. Surrounded (By Death)
7. Resistance
8. Last Words

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Memoriam Debuts New Song & Lyric Video

Memoriam - featuring ex-Bolt Thrower vocalist Karl Willetts and drummer Andrew Whale alongside Benediction guitarist Scott Fairfax and bassist Frank Healy - debuts a new song and lyric video entitled "Surrounded By Death". The track is taken from the upcoming new album "For The Fallen", which will be released March 24th throuch Nuclear Blast.

Check out now "Surrounded By Death" below.

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Memoriam Headlining Annihilation Fest

Birmingham's old school death metal crew Memoriam will be headlining Annihilation Fest 2017. The fourth edition of this one day festival is scheduled for the 20th of May and situated at Southampton’s Talking Heads venue.

Also playing will be Dutch heavy instrumentalists Tank86, U.K. based Snuff Grind troupe Basement Torture Killings, and London's heavy metal four piece Kill For Company. Many more acts are due to be announced in due course.

Memoriam is also currently gearing up for the release of new full-length record "For The Fallen" on March 24th, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. The album's artwork was created by Dan Seagrave and a teaser trailer is available here. More...

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Memoriam Posts "For The Fallen" Trailer

Old school death metal group Memoriam will unleash debut album, "For The Fallen," on March 24th, 2017 through Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band reveals a second video trailer discussing the Memoriam name.

"For The Fallen" is also available for pre-order in various formats over here. The album's artwork was created by Dan Seagrave and the track listing is as follows:

1. Memoriam
2. War Rages On
3. Reduced to Zero
4. Corrupted System
5. Flatline
6. Surrounded (By Death)
7. Resistance
8. Last Words More...

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Memoriam Streams "Reduced To Zero" Single

U.K. death metal act Memoriam - featuring members of Benediction and Bolt Thrower - is streaming the new single "Reduced to Zero." The song will appear on the upcoming debut full length album "For the Fallen," which is due to drop on March 24th via Nuclear Blast Records. Pre-orders are available at this location.

Memoriam was formed as a tribute to the late Martin Kearns (ex-Bolt Thrower). The track list for "For the Fallen" is:

1. Memoriam
2. War Rages On
3. Reduced to Zero
4. Corrupted System
5. Flatline
6. Surrounded (By Death)
7. Resistance
8. Last Words More...

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Memoriam (Ex-Bolt Thrower) Releasing New EP

A few months ago, Memoriam signed a record deal with Nuclear Blast and before new album "For The Fallen" is released, a brand-new EP will make the wait more bearable for all death metal fans.

This EP titled "The Hellfire Demos II" is coming out on January 20th and will contain two demo versions of new tracks from this old school death metal machine. Pre-orders are online at this location.

Side A
01. Dronestrik
Side B
02. Surrounded (By Death)

Memoriam was primarily developed to fill the void that was left following the tragic death of Martin ‘Kiddie’ Kearns, the drummer from Bolt Thrower, back in September 2015. Bolt Thrower subsequently placed all activity on hold for the foreseeable future, which gave Karl Willetts an opportunity to develop a new project with friends that had been expressing interest in forming a band for some time. The band consists of:

Karl Willetts – ex Bolt Thrower | Vocals
Frank Healy - Benediction, Sacrilege | Bass
Andy Whale - ex Bolt Thrower | Drums
Scott Fairfax – ex Life Denied, Benediction (live) | Guitars More...

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Memoriam Signs With Nuclear Blast

Nuclear Blast proudly announces the signing of death metal band Memoriam. Founded in January 2016 by Karl Willetts (Bolt Thrower) and Frank Healy (Benediction), the band will release a debut album in 2017 via Nuclear Blast Records. Memoriam comments:

"The war rages on... It is with great pleasure that Memoriam announces that we have signed a recording contract with Nuclear Blast Records. Throughout our long careers, 30 years to be precise, within the music industry and specifically within the death metal scene we have witnessed the growth of Nuclear Blast records to become the number one record company within our genre.

"When we started Memoriam back in January 2016 we intended just to form a band to go into the rehearsal rooms to jam out some cover versions of old classic songs that had influenced us in the past along with some cover versions from the bands we had played with over the years, and maybe eventually do a few low key gigs.

"With the introduction of Scott Fairfax into the line up all this changed, Scott has brought with him a wealth of killer riffs and new ideas which has totally changed things around from our original intentions. Very soon we decided to scrap the idea of being a covers band and to formulate our own songs using these riffs and ideas that Scott introduced to us, and from this we developed a whole load of new crushing brutal old school death metal songs which we are very proud of and can’t wait to unleash upon the world!

"When we started developing the songs we talked about the possibility of signing to a label and releasing an album, at that point we all decided that if Nuclear Blast approached us we would sign to them. This is because amongst all the labels out there none have a better relationship with the bands on their roster, none communicate better with both the bands and the fans of the music. None care as much about the music and the scene as Nuclear Blast Records. Nuclear Blast currently boasts the best artist roster of all the labels within the death metal genre, we are proud and honoured amongst this list! 2016 is the year of MEMORIAM. Let the resistance begin..." More...

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