Old school death metallers MEMORIAM have released a brand new song!
The new song, titled Surrounded By Death, is taken from the band’s hotly anticipated debut album, For The Fallen, which is scheduled to be released in March. Speaking about the new song, vocalist Karl Willetts says, “the lyrics to this song work on many levels. initially it relates to the literal interpretation of death all around on the battlefield. The song was written when there was a lot of high profile celebrity deaths e.g. Lemmy Kilmister 28/12/2016, David Bowie 10/01/2017, this was all over the media at the time when I was writing the lyrics to the song and had a major influence in the process. It seems that we all live in a world where we are all surrounded by death. Death itself is a taboo subject that we never really think about or discuss until it actually happens to someone we know and love, in this respect the song is a reference to Martin Kiddie Kearns and also to Frank‘s dad who died not long after Martin. It is in some way a tribute their lives along with all the other people we have known and respected that have now passed on.”
Listen to Surrounded By Death here:
Alongside the release of the new song, you can view the track list and artwork for the upcoming album below:
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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