Band Line Up 2018
Playing: Friday, 10th August 2018
Stage: Ronnie James Dio Stage
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5. Would you call Memoriam’s music death metal?
(Karl)- Totally, Old School Death Metal with some twists to it! It’s what we do best and the only style we know! We have total creative freedom within the parameters of the style of music that we play so we have embraced aspects of technology by using samples to link the songs together, as we are a four piece this also adds another layer to the sound we create. Often in the past we have seen bands we know and love change style and musical direction and totally lose the focus of what the band was about in the first place. We have no intention of doing that. We just want to create music that excites us as individuals- if other people like it, well then that’s a bonus!
6. What was the song writing sessions like for the new album? From the sounds of it Memoriam write quickly. The band was formed not even a year ago, and For the Fallen is a reality.
(Frank)- Fast! We tend not to dwell on a song for too long as we like the immediacy of an idea, sometimes when you mess with a song for too long you can dilute it and it loses its power and feel. We get bored quite quickly as a band and we are always pushing forward onto something new all the time, it suits us.
(Karl)- The songs kind of develop organically; we are all quite experienced at song writing so I think that this helps speed up the process. We are already in the process of putting some ideas together for the next album! We definitely have the fire back and the creative juices are flowing amongst us all!
7. Did you write as a band at rehearsal or were the songs conceived in isolation?
(Frank)- Both really, the nucleus of a song tends to start with Scott who nearly always comes up with the main riffing, then we all chop and change it putting in and taking out bits until we are reasonably happy with it. Then it's just added to the list of songs we rehearse and it tends to find its own groove in the end.
8. How careful were you to not replicate the musical motifs of Benediction and Bolt Thrower, knowing that both bands were (and maybe still are) an important part of your history, musically and personally speaking?
(Frank)- We are not careful at all! If a song we write is good but it sounds a bit like our other bands that is not going to stop us using it. Part of our sound is an amalgamation of those bands anyway as that is part of us, it cannot be avoided due to whom is in Memoriam.