Memoir Of A Massacre Releases New EP "Images"
Back after a recent hiatus, Memoir of a Massacre returns with label debut, "Images," released via Project: Records on March 5th, 2013. The EP is now available for streaming through the SoundCloud player below or over at the band's Reverbnation page here, and the following press release was also issued:
"Taking a huge leap forward since their initial untitled EP, Memoir of a Massacre delivers an atmosphere of relentless metal greatness. Achieving a fuller, grittier sound, while maintaining their signature melodies, ‘Images’ marks the first official album recorded with new guitarist Ryan Baggett. With the addition of fulfilling harmonies and adding a new dimension to the heavier sound on the album, Memoir of a Massacre is constantly explores ways to create something brutal for everyone.
"With several live podcast, e-station features, album reviews and interviews under their belt, Memoir of a Massacre has been building the hype for ‘Images’ since September. The journey for an un-named album had begun almost immediately after the release of their first untitled EP in 2009. After extensive auditioning and an onslaught of studio mishaps, MOAM fans believed there would never be another CD released. Originally a last minute addition for a show, Ryan Baggett just seemed to fit right in with the band and was offered a full-time position in the band, bringing to life the first of many intensely melodic and vicious songs – ‘Nothing Left’. Since then, the band has made its leap from nu-metal to a combination of the heartfelt melodies, intense chugging guitars, and overall fast-paced beatings familiar with metalcore.
"In August of 2012, continuing on with its paranormal theme, the band announced its first single and recent crowd favorite, ‘Possession’. At the end of August, the band found itself once again missing a bass player and now on hiatus.
"Fast-forward to Halloween of 2013, Jordan Swickard of Project: Records became interested in Memoir of a Massacre and contacted drummer/manager Brittany Yarnell in regards to a contract interest, and so began the final stages of ‘Images’. Returning to Anthem Studio’s Will Beasley, MOAM began putting together a song line-up for ‘Images’ with the aim to offer something for every metalhead out there.
"According to The Pit Unsigned’s Brian Hatchell, ‘Images’ has easily 'SIX of some of the best METALCORE tracks that you could ever feed a brain that is starving for superior metal,' giving the the album his highest rating to date at a 4.5 out 5 stars."
Drummer Brittany Yarnell also adds, “When we were constructing the songs, someone would have a guitar riff that sounded cool and we’d start from there. Usually, the instrumentals would come into play first, then Andrew and I would go over some lyrics, touch ‘em up, and go from there. Andrew likes to put himself in the shoes of the 'character in the song,' which is really good. A while back, I suggested to him to get into character since it would probably show through emotion-wise and it’s been a very powerful tool for him! While Ryan has always done back-ups, we were pretty shocked when Rachel stepped up to help take over some of the former bass player’s screaming parts (Jack Sakrals). Will was also a great help to us. Despite being so young, he has a wealth of knowledge and even acted as a producer for us. We re-wrote some parts and he even recorded with us! MOAM definitely plans to continue working with him on future projects.”
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