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[2023-02-02]
SADISTIC DRIVE (Finland) 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: SADISTIC DRIVE, from Finland.

SADISTIC DRIVE is a murderous five-headed death fiend from Joensuu, excreting Death Metal with influences ranging from Cannibal Corpse hammering to Autopsy-ish slime gurgling. The band was formed in 2018 by Jusa Janhonen and Niklas Heiskanen as a deranged two-man cellar experiment, recording their first demo "Street Cannibal Gluttony", but grew to four members before the first demo was even out, when Matti Kolehmainen and Jesse Räsänen joined the patrol. In 2020 this lineup released their debut album, titled "Anthopophagy", which was bursting with twisted riffs and perverse song structures. The lineup mutated again in 2021 when Niklas left and two new members, namely Eelis Koivula and Voltti Laakkonen, joined the murder squad. In this current form, SADISTIC DRIVE released their second album, titled "Perpetual Torture", a sonic onslaught full to the brim with rabid hammer blast beats and riffs more contagious than ebola. SADISTIC DRIVE are now more depraved and bloodthirsty than ever and ready to deliver another O.D. of demented violence and total death.

Memento Mori (CD) and Rotted Life (LP, tape and digital) will team up to unleash the band´s 3rd full-length. Further details to follow in the coming months. Meanwhile, make sure to give them a like on Facebook and listen to their previous output (links below).

Band live photo by Emerik Siimessalmi.

Discography:
"Street Cannibal Gluttony" demo (2018)
"Street Cannibal Gluttony / Rehearsal 05/2019" compilation (2019)
"Anthropophagy" album (2020)
"Black Market Mortician" single (2022)
"Suicide Self-Portrait" single (2022)
"Perpetual Torture" album (2022)

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/censoreddrive
https://sadisticdrive.bandcamp.com

[2023-02-01]
DISTRO UPDATE!!!
This is the list of new items and restocks that arrived at the store over the course of the last month:

ABOMINANT - Where Demos Dwell CD
APPARITION (U.S.A.) - Granular Transformation MCD
ASHEN TOMB - Ashen Tomb MCD (clear disc)
ASHES - In the Abyss of Darkness CD
ATHEIST - Jupiter CD
AZARATH - Demon Seed CD
AZARATH - Infernal Blasting CD
AZARATH - Diabolic Impious Evil CD
BIZARRE - Invocation Codex CD (digipak)
BLACKTHORN - Blackthorn / Final Dawn of Immortality CD (digipak)
BLACKTHORN - The Rotten Ways of Human Misery + Bonus CD
BLASPHEMATORY - Depths of the Obscurity CD
BLASPHEMATORY - The Lower Catacombs CD
CADAVEROUS QUARTET - The Complete Agenda 2CD
CIMMERIAN POSSESSION - Sadistic Storm MCD
CONJURETH - The Parasitic Chambers CD
DECONSECRATION - Demo MCD (digisleeve)
DECONSECRATION / RE-BURIED - Deconsecration / Re-Buried CD
DECONSECRATION - Crypt Lurker CD
DELIRIUM - Zzooouhh + Demos/Live 2CD
DEMONIC RAGE - Omen of Doom CD
DEMONIC RAGE / BARBARIKULT - Cadaver Christ´s Desecration / I Kill from Dark Legions CD
DESECRATE THE FAITH - III CD
DISINCARNATED - Disincarnated / Their Debris Mortals CD
DISINTER - Demolition CD
DISINTER - Breaker of Bones CD
DISINTER / DISINTER (Peru) - Alliance of Death CD
EKRON CULT - Queen of the Luxury / Ekron Cult CD
FLESHGRIND - Demo Days CD (digisleeve)
HATRED (The Netherlands) - Blasphemous Deliverance CD
HEKATOXEN - Utter Darkness MCD
HIDDEN PRIDE - Brutal Advice CD (digisleeve)
IMPERIAL EXECRATION - Commanding Satan´s Crusades CD
INNER DECAY - Enter the Void CD
MASS INFECTION - For I Am Genocide CD
MASS INFECTION - Shadows Became Flesh CD
MENTALLY MURDERED - Sick and Twisted CD (digisleeve)
MORBUS GRAVE - Lurking into Absurdity CD
MORGOTH - Pits of Utumno + Live Tilburg 1990 CD
MORTAL DECAY - A Gathering of Human Artifacts CD
MORTICIOUS - Morticious CD
MYSTIC CHARM - Hell Did Freeze Over CD
NECROVATION - Necrovation CD
NERVOCHAOS - To the Death CD
NERVOCHAOS - Ablaze CD (slipcase)
PALE KING - We Are but Memories CD
PHOBOS MONOLITH - When the Light Will Fade MCD
PLASMODULATED - Plasmodulated MCD (clear disc)
POSTHUMAN ABOMINATION - Mankind Recall CD
PRION - Uncertain Process CD + DVD
PRION - Aberrant Calamity CD
PUTRIDARIUM - An Exploration of Burial Perversion CD
PYPHOMGERTUM - Anacreon + Promo ´94 CD
RANCORUM - The Vermin Shrine CD
ROGGA JOHANSSON - Inside the Otherwhere CD
SARCOMA - At One with the Dead CD
SEPULCHRAL CURSE - Deathbed Sessions MCD
SIJJEEL - Salvation Within Insanity CD
SKINLESS - Gut Pumping Hits - The Demos CD (digisleeve)
STABBING - Extirpated Mortal Process CD
STENCH - In Putrescence CD
STENCH - Venture CD (digipak)
TORTURE RACK - Pit of Mutilation MCD
TYPHONIAN - Beneath the Streams of Life CD (digipak)
TYPHONIAN - The Cosmic Pendulum of Time CD (digipak)
UNGODLY REST - Delusions of an Indoctrinated Void CD (slipcase)
VACUOUS DEPTHS - Corporal Humiliation CD
VIOLENT DIRGE - Elapse CD
VOID COLUMN - The Chasmic Death / Quiescence MCD
WHARFLURCH - Shitslime MCD
WHARFLURCH - Psychedelic Realms ov Hell CD
WICKED INNOCENCE - Anthropological Infestation CD (digisleeve)
WICKED INNOCENCE - Omnipotence CD (digisleeve)
WICKED INNOCENCE - Opium Empire CD (digisleeve)
APPALLING - Sacrilege CD
IMPIETY - Formidonis Nex Cultus CD (slipcase)
IN AETERNUM - Dawn of a New Aeon CD
KAWIR - To Cavirs CD (digipak)
KAWIR - Epoptia CD (digipak)
KAWIR - Arai CD (digipak)
KAWIR - Ophiolatreia CD (digipak)
KAWIR - Isotheos CD (digipak)
MORMANT DE SNAGOV - Exquisite Aspects of Wrath CD
PREHISTORIC WAR CULT - Under the Sign of the Red Moon MCD
YOTH IRIA - As the Flame Withers CD
ANTHARES - No Limite da Forca + Bonus CD
DORSAL ATLANTICA - Antes do Fim + Bonus CD
DORSAL ATLANTICA - Dividir & Conquistar + Bonus CD
GUERRA TOTAL - CCX CD
HELLBLOOD - The Angel of Destruction CD
MX - Simoniacal CD
MX - Mental Slavery CD
SLAUGHTER - Strappado CD
SUCCUBUS - The Misantropic Manifesto CD
AEONIAN SORROW - Into the Eternity a Moment We Are CD (digipak)
AEONIAN SORROW - A Life Without CD (digipak)
APHONIC THRENODY - The All Consuming Void CD
CLOUDS - Doliu CD (digipak)
CLOUDS - Departe CD (digipak)
CLOUDS - Destin CD (digipak)
CLOUDS - Dor II CD (digipak)
CLOUDS - Despărțire CD (digipak)
EYE OF SOLITUDE - Cenotaph CD (digipak)
EYE OF SOLITUDE - Slaves to Solitude CD (digipak)
EYE OF SOLITUDE - The Ghost CD (digipak)
EYE OF SOLITUDE - Godless CD (digipak)
OCEAN OF GRIEF - Nightfall´s Lament CD
RIGOR SARDONICOUS - Ridenti Mortuus CD
RIGOR SARDONICOUS - Praeparet Bellum CD
SLOW - III - Gaïa CD
SLOW - IV - Mythologiæ CD
SLOW - V - Oceans CD (digipak)
SOLEMN ECHOES - Into the Depths of Sorrow CD
THE SOMBRE - Monuments of Grief CD
TRISTITIA - Lamentations from the Beginning CD
TRISTITIA - Burial of the Sad CD
TRISTITIA - Doomystic CD (digipak)

[2023-01-23]
OUT NOW AND SHIPPING!!!
CONJURETH - The Parasitic Chambers CD [MEMENTO-CXXIII]
The highly anticipated 2nd full-length by this U.S. band. Although they formed in 2018, Conjureth went on a tear starting in 2020, unleashing two demos, "Foul Formations" and "The Levitation Manifest", which all culminated in their debut album for Memento Mori. Ominously titled "Majestic Dissolve", Conjureth´s first full-length achieved its goal: continuing the traditions forged by the originators of Death Metal, and then some. That they achieved that goal so swiftly and effortlessly was perhaps unsurprising -after all, this lineup of Conjureth do have or have done time in such bands as Encoffination, VoidCeremony and Ghoulgotha, among many others- but the power-trio slayed their way through late 80´s-inspired filth like a well-oiled/slimed machine. Now, Conjureth return with an album that arguably eclipses that all-too-considerable predecessor: "The Parasitic Chambers". Keenly understanding that Death Metal doesn´t need to change -or rather, the wheel doesn´t need reinvention- Conjureth turn that wheel with even more power and poise than before whilst keeping their core sound intact. Like that predecessor, "The Parasitic Chambers" locates that all-too-short time when Death Metal wasn´t primarily full of blastbeats, caveman riffs, ultra-low-tuned guitars and super-guttural vocals, slotting into that bygone age of 1986-to-1989-style Death Metal with a heaping portion of Thrash Metal riffing and a dash of the technical side of things that would be unearthed a few years later. If anything, Conjureth make their deathrashing musings even more manic and muscular here: while more ripping than ever, the riffing takes tons of wild and weird detours, often literally blowing the mind, as the rhythms take the "by the books" approach and bend the cover backwards; meanwhile, the trio´s multi-tentacled attack retains a full-bodied sense of heft that´s sharpened to an enviable degree by the clear-yet-crushing production. Or, simply imagine late 80´s Tampa receiving strange and unsettling transmissions from Finland a few years ahead. If "Majestic Dissolve" celebrated the past giving birth to the future, then "The Parasitic Chambers" is the sound of that future beginning to beautifully rot. Graced with yet another mesmerizing cover courtesy of Erskine Designs, "The Parasitic Chambers" continues Conjureth´s ascent as one of the most time-warping bands around!

RIGOR SARDONICOUS - Praeparet Bellum CD [MEMENTO-CXXIV]
The long-awaited 7th full-length by this U.S. band. True purveyors of aural torment, Rigor Sardonicous are one of the cultest bands of the American extreme Metal underground. Formed in 1988, the long-standing duo of bassist Glenn Hampton and vocalist/guitarist Joseph Fogarazzo remain one of the darkest and creepiest bands calling "Death Metal" home. Aided by their ever-trustworthy drum machine, Rigor Sardonicous are utterly lifeless and excruciatingly slow, almost daring the listener to find any "fun" in their all-devouring void of inertia. You could almost qualify their music(k) as Doom/Death Metal, but not in the traditional sense; existing for as long as (and even longer) than aesthetic forebears like Unholy and Evoken, Rigor Sardonicous´ slo-mo sizzle equally bears a future-primitive texture not unlike earliest Godflesh or especially the cult Skin Chamber. And so it goes with "Praeparet Bellum", the band´s first full-length recording in over a decade. Immediately and ruinously recognizable as Rigor Sardonicous, "Praeparet Bellum" thankfully features all the duo´s signature elements: crushing heaviness, beyond-guttural vocals and the very slowest of songwriting movement, but devolves them to a frightening degree. Perhaps because of their eerie absence since 2012´s Memento Mori-released "Ego Diligio Vos", Rigor Sardonicous sound more unique than ever on "Praeparet Bellum": the sub-genres of Doom/Death Metal and Funeral Doom are definitely in full swing, but there´s little to nothing around as unremittingly empty and hopeless as this. You don´t "listen" to this album, and you most definitely don´t "endure" it, for its ominous corpulence is only experienced. Bleak? That´s simply too fun. Here stands the End of all Ends. Be warned: you will not return from "Praeparet Bellum"!

DELIRIUM - Zzooouhh + Demos/Live 2CD [MEMENTO-XLVII]
Repress of one of the OOP and most sought-after Memento Mori reissues: none other than DELIRIUM´s "Zzooouhh". Aptly titled "Zzooouhh + Demos/Live", this 2CD set features the "Zzooouhh" album (1990), the "Delirium" demo (1988), the "Amputation" demo (1989) and a full live show recorded straight from the soundboard @ Network (Aalst, Belgium) back in March 31st, 1991. Over 130 minutes of rancid, primitive and odorous Death/Doom Metal like some sort of Celtic Frost / Dream Death meets early Asphyx, Obituary, early Death and Necro Schizma, with one of the most putrid voices ever. All songs were subtly remastered by Ted Tringo at The Ancient Way Mastering (U.S.A.). Expanded / upgraded layout by Ted Tringo as well, including liner notes by Mark Honout (Delirium´s guitar/vox), Ricard García (Morbid Visions ´zine), Wannes Gubbels (Pentacle, Asphyx), Costa Stoios (Tales Of The Macabre Mag, Iron Pegasus Records), Stephan Gebédi (Hail Of Bullets, Thanatos) and Olivier "Zoltar" Badin (Terrorizer Mag), as well as rare old pics and flyers.

[2023-01-01]
DISTRO UPDATE!!!
This is the list of new items and restocks that arrived at the store over the course of the last month:

ASPHYX - Asphyx CD
ASPHYX - God Cries CD
ASPHYX - Embrace the Death CD
ASPHYX - On the Wings of Inferno CD
ASTRAL TOMB - Soulgazer CD
ATROCIA - Contamination CD (digipak)
AUTOPHAGY - Bacteriophage CD
BARBARIAN PROPHECIES - Horizon CD (digipak)
BOCC - A la Forca MCD
CENTINEX - Malleus Maleficarum CD (slipcase)
CENTINEX - Reborn Through Flames CD
CLAIRVOYANCE - Threshold of Nothingness MCD
COFFIN ROT - A Monument to the Dead CD
CRYPTIC BROOD - Outcome of Obnoxious Science CD
CRYPTIC SHIFT - Visitations from Enceladus CD
DARK OPERA - The Journey to the Both Paths of Life, Sins and Resurrection CD
DEATH FROM ABOVE - Altered Dimension CD (digipak)
DEPRAVITY - Reign of the Depraved MCD
DISGORGE - Chronic Corpora Infest CD (digipak)
DISMA - Towards the Megalith CD (slipcase)
EXPULSION - Certain Corpses Never Decay CD
GOREBRINGER - Terrified Beyond Measure CD (digipak)
GRAVEYARD WINDS - Assault to the Coffin MCD
GROG - Macabre Requiems CD
GUTVOID - Durance of Lightless Horizons CD
HEX - Behold the Unlighted MCD (digipak)
HIBERNUS MORTIS - The Monoliths of Cursed Slumber CD
IN SLUMBER - While We Sleep CD
IRON FLESH - Limb after Limb CD (digipak)
LIVIDITY - Rejoice in Morbidity MCD
MORBIFIC - Ominous Seed of Putridity CD
MUCUPURULENT - Sicko Baby and More Babes CD
MUCUPURULENT - Bloodstained Blues CD
MYCELIUM - Mycoticism: Disseminating the Propagules CD
NECRO CHAOS - Spiral of Obscurity MCD
NUNSLAUGHTER - Hells Unholy Fire 2CD
NUNSLAUGHTER - Red Is the Color of Ripping Death CD (red disc)
OBSCENE - ...from Dead Horizon to Dead Horizon CD
OPEN CASKET - Annihilation Summoning CD
PATHOGEN - Moribund Manifesto CD
PNEUMA HAGION - Demiurge CD
POST-MORTEM - Monumental Pandemonium CD (digipak)
PURGATORY - Apotheosis of Anti Light CD
SADISTIC DRIVE - Anthropophagy CD (digipak)
SADISTIC DRIVE - Perpetual Torture CD
SOULSLICER - Pandemic CD (digipak)
SPIRAL WOUNDS - Shadows CD (digipak)
STORMGREY - DNA of Chaos CD (digipak)
SUBORBITAL - Planetary Disruption CD
TEMPLE OF WORMS - Liber de Morbis CD (digipak)
THE CHASM - The Scars of a Lost Reflective Shadow CD
UNIVERSALLY ESTRANGED - Dimension of Deviant Clusters CD
VASTUM - Patricidal Lust CD (slipcase)
ARKONA - An Eternal Curse of the Pagan Godz CD
HOLY DEATH - Abraxas 2CD
HUORIPUKKI - Ikuinen Kamppailu CD
INVULTATION - Wolfstrap CD
MORDHELL - Satanic Wombs CD
VENERATION - The Core of Revelation (Triumphant Resistance) CD
VINTERLAND - Welcome My Last Chapter CD (slipcase)
VONULFSREICH - Ragnarök Rising CD
WAN - Antichristian Douchebags CD
WATAIN - Rabid Death´s Curse CD (slipcase)
WATAIN - Sworn to the Dark CD (digipak)
WATAIN - Trident Wolf Eclipse CD
DISEMBODY - Reigniting Hellfire CD
MASTER - Unknown Soldier (Unreleased 1985 Album) CD
MASTER - Faith Is in Season CD
SCORN - Winds of Torment CD (digipak)
SPEEDKILLER - Midnight Vampire MCD
THRASHERA - Bastardos da Noite CD
TYRANNO - March of Death CD
VECTIS - No Mercy for the Weak MCD
ACOLYTES OF MOROS - The Wellspring CD
BALATE - El Quemadero CD
BURIAL CHOIR - The Eucharist of Martyrs CD (digipak)
BURIAL CHOIR - Descension of Firmament CD (digipak)
CRUZEIRO - Cruzeiro CD (digipak)
DRACONIAN - Arcane Rain Fell CD (slipcase)
EVANGELIST - Ad Mortem Festinamus CD
JOHN THE BAPTIST - John the Baptist CD
LUCIFER´S FALL - Fuck You, We´re Lucifer´s Fall CD
MAGEC - Ethereal Link MCD (digipak)
MONASTERIUM - Church of Bones CD
MONASTERIUM - Cold Are the Graves CD
ORNAMENTOS DEL MIEDO - Yo, No Soy Yo CD
ROSARY - Telestai MCD
SERPENT WARNING - Pagan Fire CD
SOLEMN CEREMONY - Demise CD

[2022-12-30]
OBSCURIAL (Malaysia) 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: OBSCURIAL, from Malaysia.

OBSCURIAL is one of the most promising, up and coming Death Metal bands from Asia, being spawned in the sewers of K-Hell (Kuala Lumpur) back in 2019 and breaking into the local underground scene with "Exaltation", their debut 2020 demo. "Funeral, Burial and Rites", the band´s opera prima in full-length format, was self-released in December 2021, helping them obtain more recognition and following in the underground Death Metal community. OBSCURIAL´s approach to timeless Death Metal includes gut-wrenching riffs, somber melodies and a dismal atmosphere influenced by the likes of Brain Dead, Grave Miasma, Morbid Angel, Bloodbath, Incantation, Dismember, Deicide, Grave and Darkthrone ("Soulside Journey" era).

Memento Mori will unleash the CD version of their 2nd full-length in the first half of 2024. Further details to follow in the coming months. Meanwhile, make sure to give them a like on Facebook and listen to their previous output (links below).

Discography:
"Exaltation" demo (2020)
"Gravedigger" single (2021)
"Funeral, Burial and Rites" album (2021)

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/obscurialmusic
https://obscurialmusic.bandcamp.com

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