The war rages on! Old school metal veterans Memoriam are set to unleash their second album, The Silent Vigil, on March 23rd, 2018 via Nuclear Blast Records. Just a year after the release of their debut album For The Fallen, the band returns with an authentic, raw offering of old school death metal destruction.
The band have revealed the video clip of the second digital single “Nothing Remains”. Watch the clip, here.
Live footage shot at Dark Easter Metal Meeting München and Asylum, Birmingham.
All other video work, concept and editing by Timm Sonnenschein.
The band states:
“‘Nothing Remains’ is about dementia and in particular about Karl’s mother’s struggle with this condition. The video is showing the experience of loss and dissolution brought about by the disease in the burning of old family portraits of Karl’s mother and family, parents of Memoriam members and of friends as well as random strangers. Similar to us all being of the same blood as expressed in the previously released ‘Bleed the Same’ we also all die and decay the same. ”
The lyric video for the first single, titled “Bleed The Same”, can be seen here:
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The album’s formidable artwork was created once again by Dan Seagrave (Benediction, Dismember, Hyprocrisy, Suffocation).
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 expressed interest in forming a band for some time. Memoriam are an old school death metal band, maintaining the high standards set by their previous bands, focusing on the themes of death, loss and war. Initially the band members 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.