Portugal’s INNARDS sign with MEMENTO MORI, prepare debut album


In their endless quest to push and support current underground acts that perpetuate the odor of vintage death metal, Memento Mori are extremely thrilled to announce a new signing: Innards, from Portugal.

Innards was brought forth by Hugo Andremon, former member of several acts (Grog, The Sorcerer, Filii Nigrantium Infernalium, Hellfuck, Di.Soul.Ved, Simbiose), in March 2017. After the release of the debut CD with his solo project, The Sorcerer, in 2014, Andremon felt the need to return to his origins: pure death metal with grindcore and gore elements, and Innards  was the best name he could have come up with, since it truly represents the band’s musical approach: viscerality. While searching for band members to achieve a strong lineup and play live, Andremon wrote and recorded four songs that were sent to a handful of labels in order to get a record deal, and it was Transcending Obscurity Records that signed the band. The resulting EP, Back from the Grave, Straight in Your Face!!, was released to critical acclaim in early 2020, and it already featured two well-known local scenesters, namely Rui Gil (ex-Necrose) on bass, who became a full-time band member ever since, and Rolando Barros (Grog, ex-Sacred Sin.) as session drummer.

It’s fairly easy to describe the variety of death metal that Innards present: it’s gnarly, savage, rotten-to-the-core, and horror-themed Metal of Death of the so-called old-school kind, deeply rooted in the late ’80s / early ’90s Floridian style and fleshed out with the abrasive fury of grindcore elements that translates into the sort of old-timey, quintessential brutality that’s hard to come across in modern times. Innards are thus recommended for fans of early Death, Repulsion, Massacre, early Carcass, early Obituary, Impetigo, and early Grave.

Memento Mori will unleash the CD version of their debut full-length in 2023. Further details to follow in the coming months. For more info, consult the links below.


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