Drummer Andy Whale Exits Memoriam

Memoriam (ex-Bolt Thrower, Benediction, etc.) have announced the departure of drummer Andy Whale. He decided to exit the group so he can spend more time with his family.

The band commented:

“We have some news.

Our bandmate and wonderful friend Andy Whale is going to be moving on from Memoriam.

Those who know Andy will know he is a fiercely proud family man and father.

He wants to be with the first love of his life which is his partner and children more and we can not see a better and more admirable reason for a band departure.

We are sure that Andy will continue playing in the future but we think he may well follow his more punk routes than Death Metal.

This is not an acrimonious departure and we are sure that in the future he will jump behind the kit again with Memoriam on stage for a bit of a bash !

So, on the 28th and 29th of September in Germany (Erfurt and Oberhausen) Andy will be doing his last live shows with Memoriam.

So those that can, please come along and enjoy the events, join our party,have fun and give Andy a right good send off.

All other shows will still go ahead but for now let’s all wish Andy well in whatever endeavour he chooses to move on with.

We have achieved so much in such a short time together as a band and our love for you will never diminish.

Our love and respect always,

Karl,Scott,Frank and Kieren.”

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Memoriam (Ex-Bolt Thrower, Etc.) Premiere “As Bridges Burn” Lyric Video

Memoriam (ex-Bolt Thrower, Benediction, etc.) have premiered a lyric video for their new song “As Bridges Burn.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Silent Vigil,” which was released today (March 23).

Memoriam (Ex-Bolt Thrower, Etc.) Premiere “Nothing Remains” Video

Memoriam (ex-Bolt Thrower, Benediction, etc.) have premiered a new video for their new song “Nothing Remains.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Silent Vigil,” which will be released on March 23.

The group commented:

“‘Nothing Remains‘ is about dementia and in particular about Karl‘s mother‘s struggle with this condition. The video is showing the experience of loss and dissolution brought about by the disease in the burning of old family portraits of Karl‘s mother and family, parents of Memoriam members and of friends as well as random strangers. Similar to us all being of the same blood as expressed in the previously released ‘Bleed the Same‘ we also all die and decay the same.”

Memoriam (Ex-Bolt Thrower, Etc.) Premiere “Bleed The Same” Lyric Video

Memoriam (ex-Bolt Thrower, Benediction, etc.) have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Bleed The Same.” This track is from the band’s new album “The Silent Vigil,” which will be released on March 23.

The group commented:

“‘Bleed The Same‘ is a response to the fear and hatred that exists in the world that we live in today. The lyrics are predominately about freedom, equality and justice. This is a theme that is explored throughout the new album The Silent Vigil. The lyrical content of the song is a comment on the rise of nationalistic xenophobic ideologies that proliferate on a global scale right now. The song was ironically inspired by a speech given by Donald Trump in his inauguration ceremony in 2017.”