Death metal war machine MEMORIAM have released a brand new track!
The track, titled Reduced To Zero, is taken from the band’s hotly anticipated debut full-length record titled For The Fallen which is set for release in March this year! The album will contain eight tracks and will feature War Rages On, Resistance (both featured on The Hellfire Demos I) and Surrounded (By Death) (featured on The Hellfire Demos II). Speaking about the new single, vocalist Karl Willetts says “Reduced To Zero is a comment on the times that we live in. In a world that is dominated by fear, hatred and intolerance, the song is a direct result of Brexit and Trump and the general rise of right wing nationalistic xenophobia.”
Listen to Reduced To Zero here:
Alongside the release of the new track, the band (which features members of BOLT THROWER and BENEDICTION) have also released the track list and album artwork for the upcoming record. The artwork was created by Dan Seagrave who comments, “starting from the bands thoughts on visualising a kind of funeral procession with a theme of combat, war and in conjunction with the title For the Fallen. As with all my works, I then attempt to make the information evolve in my minds’ eye, and allow imagination to take over those elements. But retaining the core concept. The painting thus depicts. A funeral procession moving through a long war torn cityscape. Twisted shards of towers & buildings. A cathedral facade stands defiantly, yet riddled with destruction and decay. At closer inspection the structures all seem to be infected with an element of natural decomposition, as if organically inclined to fade with the demise of the season. The season itself lost in a timeless void. The figures appear as remnants of once soldiers, now strange in their gathered mass. Drawn forwards by the drifting momentum of the procession. Unaware of their emaciated state they follow the commander. The Commander’s elongated appearance is tattered and almost creature like, with the combat style elements and gas mask falsely presenting as a costume. The procession appears almost ghost like, ancient and serene, slowly moving through this eerie place as if forever. Far in the background there might still be a war happening, but perhaps in another time. As we view a sub level of reality. Lost in the present. Captured in light, where the war had passed through and we are left in a ghost biology. Where chemicals and history meet to create an inescapable surrealism.”
02. War Rages On
03. Reduced To Zero
04. Corrupted System
06. Surrounded (By Death)
08. Last Words
For The Fallen is set for release on March 24th via Nuclear Blast Records.
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