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MEMORIAM Issue Third Video Trailer For New Album ‘The Silent Vigil’
February 21st, 2018

Birmingham, England-based death metal band Memoriam issue second full-length studio album The Silent Vigil on March 23rd, 2018 through Nuclear Blast Records.

A third video trailer for the outing has been released and can be viewed below.

Cover artwork duties once again fell to Dan Seagrave.

The band commented: “Following the success of working with Dan Seagrave for our debut album For the Fallen, we decided that we had to get Dan involved for the next album cover.

“Initially we used Dan as we were all very impressed with the art that he has created for bands over the decades and Scott in particular wanted to have an album cover designed by Dan Seagrave, as part of the things he wanted to achieve with Memoriam. Dan really encapsulates the old school death metal feel to the album covers that he creates; they are full of detail and very atmospheric. We gave him a brief for the For the Fallen debut cover and he did a great job.

“We briefed Dan and asked him to create an image which followed on from the first album; the first album features a funeral procession, the coffin of the fallen leader paraded across an ethereal battle scarred landscape. The Silent Vigil represents the next phase of the journey where the coffin is lying in state with the followers standing in silence almost like terracotta soldiers.

“The cover has an overall solemn feel to it, with the ravaged landscape in the background and burnt out wrecks of military hardware in the foreground. The tree in the centre of the album cover is symbolic of life – that continues on.

“We are really pleased with what Dan Seagrave has created for us once again and we are proud to have his artwork on our album cover. We already have an idea for the next album cover and we hope that Dan will be able to do this for us too.”

The track listing is as follows:

01. ‘Soulless Parasite’
02. ‘Nothing Remains’
03. ‘From the Flames’
04. ‘The Silent Vigil’
05. ‘Bleed The Same’
06. ‘As Bridges Burn’
07. ‘The New Dark Ages’
08. ‘No Known Grave’
09. ‘Weaponised Fear’

Memoriam’s line-up is as follows:

Karl Willetts (lead vocals, Bolt Thrower)
Frank Healy (bass, Benediction / Sacrilege / ex-Cerebral Fix)
Scott Fairfax (guitar, ex-Cerebral Fix)
Andy Whale (drums, ex-Bolt Thrower)

An official lyric video was created for the track ‘Bleed The Same’, which can also be viewed below.

Debut studio record For The Fallen was released in March 2017.

Promotional photograph by Anne Swallow.