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[2018-08-11]
INFESTICIDE (Mexico) signed to Memento Mori!!!
In our endless quest to push and support current underground acts that perpetuate the odor of vintage Death Metal, we´re extremely thrilled to announce a new signing: INFESTICIDE, from Mexico.

Dwelling in the festering depths of the state of Morelos since 2013, INFESTICIDE exemplify the ilk of primeval Death Metal that drew its influences from the rawest, most rabid, most uncompromising Thrash Metal, and relentlessly took the underground scene by the storm back in the mid and late 80´s. Devoid of sterile and polished muscle, and abounding in unbridled fierceness in all departments -from the riffing to the lyrics, and through the vocal delivery- INFESTICIDE fully embody the vision of Death Metal being ultimately dark, abhorrent, invidious, yelling, filthy, violent, sinister... A total celebration of Death.

FFO: Morbid Angel, Necrovore, Possessed, Necrosanct, Mortem, Sadistic Intent, Mantas/Death, Blood Spill, Incubus, Desexult, Insanity...

Memento Mori will unleash the CD version of their debut full-length album by late 2019. Further details to follow in the coming months. Meanwhile, make sure to listen to their previous output (links below).

Discography:
"Scream Out in Fright" demo (2014)
"Skills to Eviscerate" EP (2014)
"Death´s Formulas Fatal" album (2016)

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/infesticide.death
https://infesticide-death.bandcamp.com

[2018-08-01]
STORE UPDATE!!!
This is the list of stuff (new items and restocks) that arrived at the store over the course of the last month:

AMON - Sacrificial CD
AMON - Liar in Wait CD
ASHCLOUD - Kingdom of the Damned CD
ATAVISMA - The Chthonic Rituals CD
AVULSED - Carnivoracity CD
AVULSED - Eminence in Putrescence CD
AVULSED - Stabwound Orgasm CD
AVULSED - Ritual Zombi CD
BARBARITY - Keeper of Oblivion CD
BLOODLAND - Chronicles of Death CD
CANKER - Physical 2CD
CANKER - Earthquake CD
CARBONIZED - For the Security CD
CARNIFEX - Pathological Rites CD
CENOTAPH / DAMNED CROSS - Reek from the Grave CD
CEREMONY - Tyranny from Above CD
COITUS INTERRUPTUS - Coitus Interruptus CD
CORROSIVE CARCASS - Forsaken Lands CD
DAMNATORY - The Complete Disgoregraphy 1991-2003 CD
DEPRESSION - Die Dunkle Dimension CD
DESECRESY - Stoic Death CD
DESECRESY - The Mortal Horizon CD
ETERNAL SOLSTICE / MOURNING - At the Dawn of... CD
ETERNAL SOLSTICE - The Wish Is the Father to the Thought CD
ETERNAL SOLSTICE - Remnants of Immortality CD
EXCRUCIATING PAIN - Thou Shall Choose CD
EXPULSION - Certain Corpses Never Decay CD
GARCHAROT - Core of Despair CD
GLUTTONY - Cult of the Unborn CD
GOD DETHRONED - The Ancient Ones CD
GOD DETHRONED - The Christhunt CD
HAUNTED - Sinister Spawnings CD
HYBERNOID - The Last Day Begins? 2CD
JUMPIN´ JESUS - The Art of Crucifying CD
MORBICUS - Forsaken in Sadistic Torment from Hell CD
NASTY SURGEONS - Exhumation Requiem CD
NASTY SURGEONS - Infectious Stench CD
NECROPSY - Buried in the Woods CD
NOCTAMBULISM - Resurrection of the Dead CD
OBSCURE - Back to Skull CD
REINCARNATION - Void CD
REINCARNATION - The Beginning of the End CD
RIBSPREADER - The Van Murders - Part 2 CD
SACROPHOBIA - Dark Requiems CD
THE GROTESQUERY - The Lupine Anathema CD
TORCHURE - Beyond the Veil CD
TORCHURE - The Essence CD
GRAVEWURM - Infernal Minions CD
INSATANITY - Upon the Ivory Throne MCD
AGGRESSION - The Full Treatment CD
AGGRESSION - Fragmented Spirit Devils CD
CENTRIPETAL FORCE - Eidetic MCD
DEATH STRIKE - Fuckin´ Death CD (digipak)
GOAT WORSHIP - Blood and Steel CD
GOAT WORSHIP - Shore of the Dead CD
MEFISTO - The Megalomania Puzzle CD
MISSING LINK - Lobotomized CD
NADIMAC - Besnilo CD
NO AMNESTY - Psychopathy CD
A DREAM OF POE - An Infinity Emerged CD
A DREAM OF POE - The Mirror of Deliverance CD (digipak)
A DREAM OF POE - A Waltz for Apophenia CD
APOTELESMA - Timewrought Kings CD
AUTUMNIA - Two Faces of Autumn 2CD (digipak)
AUTUMNIA - O´Funeralia CD
CALLIOPHIS - Cor Serpentis CD
FUNERAL - In Fields of Pestilent Grief CD (digipak)
FUNERAL - To Mourn Is a Virtue CD (digibook)
FUOCO FATUO - The Viper Slithers in the Ashes of What Remains CD
HELLLIGHT - Journey Through Endless Storms CD
LORDS OF THE STONE - Roses for the Dead CD
LUNA - Ashes to Ashes CD
LUNA - Swallow Me Leaden Sky CD
MESMUR - S CD
SADNESS - Ames de Marbre CD
SOIJL - As the Sun Sets on Life CD
WOE UNTO ME - Among the Lightened Skies the Voidness Flashed 2CD

[2018-08-01]
BARÚS (France) signed to Memento Mori!!!
In our endless quest to push and support underground acts that deliver the goods unaware of trends and hypes, we´re extremely excited to announce a new signing: BARÚS, from France.

This Grenoble-based band was formed in 2015, releasing a first EP through Emanations (a division of Les Acteurs de l´Ombre Productions). Since mid-2016, work has been focused on their debut full-length album.

The term Barús evokes a weight, an overbearing burden. This takes musical form through a complex and utterly atmospherical, yet visceral, approach to Death Metal. A monolithic, churning sound merged with progressive structures, frequently delving into Black or Doom territories, completed by deep vociferations and vocalisations spanning from semi-clean moans to spoken word and chants, and everything in between.

Being described as "Autopsy reinterpreted by Meshuggah" or "Gojira and Gorguts jamming out to an old Demilich tune with Ulcerate´s instruments", BARÚS should definitely appeal to fans of daring bands such as Gorguts, Triptykon, Ulcerate, Emptiness, Meshuggah, Portal, Diskord, Akercocke, Gojira, Sumac, Deathspell Omega, Altars and Chaos Echoes. "Drowned", the band´s debut full-length album, features 9 songs in 56 minutes, and was recorded between 2016 and 2017 at Plastic Lobster Studios & Eptagon, with drum recording & additional reamping done at Octavox Studio. Mixed and Mastered by James Leonard at Plastic Lobster Studios. Cover art by Timo Ketola. Inner artwork by Stephen Wilson.

Memento Mori will unleash the CD version of "Drowned" on October 22nd, 2018. Further details to follow in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, make sure to listen to their previous output (links below).

Discography:
"Barús" EP (Emanations, 2016)

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/barusband
https://barus.bandcamp.com/releases

[2018-07-23]
OUT NOW AND SHIPPING!!!
ATAVISMA - The Chthonic Rituals CD [MEMENTO-LXXIII]
The highly anticipated debut full-length of this French band. Hailing from the new breed of exquisite French Death Metal darkness, Atavisma formed in late 2013 and promptly set to work perfecting their assiduously doomed-out craft. Founders G. (guitar) and L. (vocals) wanted to create a band devoted to old school Death Metal, and with the addition of C. (drums) and W. (bass) shortly thereafter, the quartet´s compositions progressively shifted towards a Death/Doom Metal approach with a penchant for lyrics that mainly deal with the relationship between man and nature, ancient cultures and spirituality. Wisely prizing quality over quantity, Atavisma´s sparse discography comprises a debut single in 2014 and a four-song demo that same year, a split 7" with Maur in 2015, and a two-song 7" last year. During all this, the band took their craft to the stage alongside such bands as Archgoat, Merrimack, Inferno, Ritualization, Ataraxie, Mercyless and Mourning Dawn, and as recently as February/March 2017, they embarked on their first French tour and supported Blood Incantation and Cruciamentum during their European tour. With their chops finely honed in the studio and on the live front, at last comes the time for Atavisma´s momentous debut album: "The Chthonic Rituals". The album´s title not-so-subtly serves as a clarion call for the quartet´s aesthetic to date, and where that aesthetic can fully go when given a long-form format. Ridiculously filthy and yet exuding a startling sense of clarity, Atavisma here conjure a forever-roiling, fatally-swirling whirlpool of murk and total and utter darkness. Riffs are doled out like sick and slithering creatures that soon overtake their master, devouring both body and soul with salacious delight. Thus armed, compositions take on obscene forms, utilizing both über-heavy hooks and labyrinthine detours, hackle-raising tension and hypnotic quasi-melodicism, winding the listener down caverns most foul, warping any sense of sanity. And although the band´s attack has gotten progressively doomier, there´s never a moment of inertia; all is forward momentum, and it all leads toward an abyss with literally no end. The 11-minute closer says everything in its title: "A Subterranean Life". Totality is reached in both cover art (courtesy of E. Muskie), mixing by Johan Bijaoui at Mannaz Records, and mastering by the elite Javier Felez at Moontower Studios. Maniacs of Incantation, Cianide, Grave, Disma, Winter, Funebre, Encoffination and classic Convulse, hereby meet your new masters: Atavisma. Let The Chthonic Rituals begin...

DAMNATORY - The Complete Disgoregraphy 1991-2003 CD [MEMENTO-LXXIV]
A CD that compiles the body of work of this old, obscure Swiss Death Metal band. "The Complete Disgoregraphy 1991-2003" features the "The Persistence of Archaic Dogma..." demo (1991), the "In My Darkest Vision..." promo (1991), the "Hybridized Deformity" EP (1992), the "Docta Ignorantia" EP (1993) and the "The Second Side of the Coin..." demo (2003). To depict Damnatory´s own brand of Death Metal ain´t no simple task, for it encapsulates a number of different features and influences, namely the grinding brutality of early Pungent Stench, the fondness for intricacy of early Disharmonic Orchestra, the rawness and the filth of early Grave, and the uncanniness of Mangled Torsos, molding a Death Metal mongrel that bounces back and forth from sick tremolo-picked riffs, to thrashy headbanging sections and to slow, doomish passages. The casket has yet again been opened for all zealots of the early 90´s undeground Death Metal to inhale the odor of the lifeless ones! All songs restored and mastered by Patrick Engel (of Hatespawn fame) at Temple of Disharmony, Germany. Artwork and layout by Marco Gemmet, the band´s vocalist on the 1992 EP and the 2003 demo.

[2018-07-01]
STORE UPDATE!!!
This is the list of stuff (new items and restocks) that arrived at the store over the course of the last month:

AT THE GATES - At War with Reality CD (slipcase)
ATHEIST - Unquestionable Presence CD + DVD (digipak)
ATHEIST - Elements CD + DVD (digipak)
AVULSION - Dimensions of Darkness CD
BLOOD - Christbait CD
BLOOD - O Agios Pethane CD (digipak)
BLOOD - Mental Conflicts CD
BOMBS OF HADES - Chambers of Abominations CD
BOMBS OF HADES - Through the Dark Past CD
BOMBS OF HADES - Atomic Temples CD (slipcase)
BOMBS OF HADES - Death Mask Replica CD (slipcase)
CIST - The Frozen Casket MCD
CLERIC - Gratum Inferno CD (digipak)
CRITERION - The Dominant CD
CRYPTIC REALMS - Enraptured by Horror CD
CRYPTIC REALMS / ASTIGARRAGA THROWER - The Rotten Is Alive / Aiako Harria CD
DE PROFUNDIS - The Blinding Light of Faith CD (digipak)
DEPRAVITY (Australia) - Evil Upheaval CD
DESULTORY - Into Eternity CD (super jewel)
DESULTORY - Into Eternity CD (digipak)
DESULTORY - Bitterness CD (digipak)
DESULTORY - Through Aching Aeons CD
DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN Exterminate! Annihilate! Destroy! CD
DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN - ...And You Will Obey Me CD
DRUGGER - Dementia CD
EMBALMED SOULS - Journey Through Bizarre CD
EUTHANASIA - Hideous Memories CD
EXHUMATION - Hymn to Your God CD
EXHUMATION - Opus Death CD
GRAND SUPREME BLOOD COURT - Bow Down Before the Blood Court CD
GRAVEYARD / KORGULL THE EXTERMINATOR - La Germandat de la Nit Profunda CD
GRAVEYARD - ...For Thine Is the Darkness CD (slipcase)
GRAVEYARD - Back to the Mausoleum MCD
GROTESQUE DEITY - At the Blackest Way to Death CD
HATE ETERNAL - Infernus CD
KINGDOM - Sepulchral Psalms from the Abyss of Torment CD
KINGDOM - Putrescent Remains of the Dead Ground CD
LIVIDITY - Fetish for the Sick & Rejoice in Morbidity CD
LIVIDITY - To Desecrate and Defile CD + DVD (digipak)
MAGGOTS - Death Metal Masacre CD
MORBID ART - The Cult of Flesh CD
NUNSLAUGHTER - Goat CD
NUNSLAUGHTER - Hex CD
NUNSLAUGHTER - The Devil´s Congeries Vol. 1 2CD
PYPHOMGERTUM / DAWN - The Dark Light / The Eternal Forest CD
PYPHOMGERTUM - G.O.R.E. MCD
REVEL IN FLESH - Relics of the Deathkult CD
SADISTIK FOREST - Morbid Majesties CD
SEPTIC FLESH - Temple of the Lost Race / Forgotten Path CD
SEPTIC FLESH - Mystic Places of Dawn CD
SEPTIC FLESH - Esoptron CD (digipak)
SEPTIC FLESH - Ophidian Wheel CD
SEPTIC FLESH - A Fallen Temple CD
SHUB NIGGURATH - The Kinglike Celebration (Final Aeon on Earth) CD
SHUB NIGGURATH - The Ancient Ones Blasphemies CD
SHUB NIGGURATH - A Deadly Call from the Stars CD (digipak)
UNLEASHED - Across the Open Sea CD
ARCHGOAT - The Apocalyptic Triumphator CD
BALMOG - Vacvvm CD
EVIL WARRIORS - Fall from Reality CD (digipak)
FOSCOR - Les Irreals Visions CD (digipak)
LABYRINTH ENTRANCE - Monumental Bitterness CD
MISANTHROPIC RAGE - Igne Natura Renovatur CD
REVENGE - Behold.Total.Rejection CD
ROTTING CHRIST - Passage to Arcturo + Non Serviam 2CD
SAMAEL - Ceremony of Opposites + Rebellion CD
STILLBORN - Mirrormaze / Die in Torment 666 CD
STILLBORN - Manifiesto de Blasfemia CD
STILLBORN - Los Asesinos del Sur CD
STILLBORN - Testimonio de Bautismo CD
STILLBORN - Crave for Killing MCD
SURRENDER OF DIVINITY - Oriental Hell Rhythmics CD
SURRENDER OF DIVINITY - Manifest Blasphemy: The Abortion of the Immaculate Conception CD
TOD HUETET UEBEL - Malicia CD (digipak)
WATAIN - Satanic Deathnoise from the Beyond - The First Four Albums 4CD (box set)
DESTROYER 666 - Phoenix Rising CD
DESTROYER 666 - Cold Steel... for an Iron Age CD
DESTROYER 666 - Defiance CD
DESTROYER 666 - Wildfire CD
DIABOLIC FORCE - Praise of Satan CD
HIRAX - Not Dead Yet + 1 CD
LUNACY - Case History. Vol. 1 CD
LUNATICS WITHOUT SKATEBOARDS INC. - Welcome to the Asylum CD
PARANOIA - Месть зла CD (digipak)
TARGET - Mission Executed CD
DOOM:VS - Earthless CD
SAINT VITUS - C.O.D. CD
SAINT VITUS - Die Healing CD
SAINT VITUS - Lillie: F-65 CD

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