Swedish Power Doom Metallers MEMORY GARDEN have revealed a video clip for the title track of their upcoming new album “1349”!
The band’s sixth studio full-length will be released on December 17th, 2021 via No Remorse Records. It was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö and features guest apearances of artists such as Niklas Stålvind (Wolf), Josefin Bäck (the original voice of “Marion” from the first demo in 1993!) and Göran “Freddy” Fredrikson (medieval instruments). The artwork was created by Hjules Illustration and Design (Destruction, Grave Digger, Annihilator, Stratovarius).
“1349” is a conceptual album and the storyline covers both fact and fiction, taking place during the pandemic years of the black plague. “Stefan and I were talking about how the new songs were coming together nicely, and he told me he really wanted the album to carry a concept”, states drummer Tom Björn. “We started contemplating different themes that could fit our music, and we both got hooked on the black plague. A very dark and tragic period of history… We drew some guidelines, or a few key words for the concept, and after that I developed the story incorporating a few facts with the fictive elements. It’s not a linear timeline throughout the album, but a few songs are connected by the same character and happen in the correct order. Some things have to be read between the lines though.”
- Shallow Waters
- Rivers Run Black
- The Flagellants
- The Messenger
- The Empiric
- Blood Moon
Available formats will be CD, CD limited digipak, Double LP and Double LP limited coloured. The vinyl records and digipak will also include the following bonus tracks:
2.Heart Of The Dark (Demo 1993)
3.Legions Of The Lost (Demo 1993)
4.Up From The Ashes (Demo 1993)