British death metal unit MEMORIAM has released the second single from their upcoming new album, To The End. The album will drop on March 26th via Reaper Entertainment. Check out the lyric video for the new single “Failure To Comply” and get more info on the band and their new album below.
From The Press Release
Onwards into battle, one more time…In the two years since MEMORIAM released ‘Requiem For Mankind’, the band hasn’t rested on their laurels. Their fourth studio album, titled ‘To The End’, is due for release on March 26th via Reaper Entertainment.
Today, the band presents the second digital single from the album, titled “Failure To Comply”. The song is available now on every major streaming platform.
Check out the official lyric video here:
Karl Willetts (vocals) states:
“This is one of the first songs that came together for the new album. It’s got a serious political theme to it, written in the same time span of the ‘Black Lives Matter’ demonstrations. So this song is inspired by these events and it is inspired by a friend of mine, who was involved in one of these demonstrations in the USA. She was there to video the event. And in the process of this, she managed to get arrested and received 80 hours of community service for her work on the demonstration. But she managed to get very good video footage of the police, warning the crowd and threatening to use chemical weapons to get them off the streets. It was frightening to see these scenes and it inspired me to write the lyrics of the song. So the lyrics fit very well with the music, which is very hard and hitting. This song is a tribute to all people who were part of the Black Lives Matter demonstrations and of course to my friend.”
You can pre-order “To The End” here: http://www.reapermusic.de/memoriam-end
Marking the beginning of a second trilogy of albums, ‘To The End’ serves as something of a prologue to the first three MEMORIAM albums. Working backwards and narrating the life story of the leader whose demise was depicted in the first trilogy, the lyrics on the album may play out in a fictional realm, but they incorporate inspiration from real life. A central theme of war is colored with political fulminations and everyday experiences that combine to create a cohesive and enthralling chronicle.
The four-piece returned to producer, Russ Russell, for the recording of ‘To The End’. For the first time, the band demoed the songs and entered the studio with a new level of preparedness. Coupled with their close relationship with Russell, this created an environment that allowed for greater experimentation, as demonstrated by the diverse array of textures and sounds present on the nine tracks on the album.
From the earliest days of the band, they had their eye on the art of Dan Seagrave (Benediction, Dismember, Hypocrisy, Suffocation, etc) as an accompaniment to their music. Having created the artwork for the first three MEMORIAM albums, he has also created the cover for ‘To The End’.
Karl Willetts – ex-BOLT THROWER | vocals
Frank Healy – ex-BENEDICTION | bass
Andy Whale – ex-BOLT THROWER | drums
Scott Fairfax – ex-LIFE DENIED | guitars