Published on August 10th, 2016 | by Justin G.
Brainstorm to release “Memorial Roots (Re-Rooted)” on September 16th!
In the past few months, German power metallers BRAINSTORM have extensively “reworked” their 2009 album Memorial Roots. The band’s longtime engineer Achim Köhler was hired to do a complete “remix” of the album and for the first time ever now all tracks of the Memorial Roots sessions (besides the regular album songs there were different bonus tracks on the digipak, vinyl and Japanese pressing back then) are featured on this brand new release. Memorial Roots (Re-Rooted) comes as digipak, out September 16th.
The band states: “Seven years after the original release of Memorial Roots, we are incredibly proud to finally heed the call of our fans and give one of our most important albums a total “makeover”. This album holds many memories, we love these songs and are confident that the “polishing” (completely new mix) makes this new edition of Memorial Roots a great experience for every BRAINSTORM fan. Many Memorial Roots songs are part of our Live setlist ever since. Over the years we received a lot of fan feedback regarding this release especially. Many of you told us that you like the songs but overall wish the album to sound more powerful and aggressive. For all BRAINSTORM members, being close to our fans is an integral part of what the band is about since day one. And so we are more than happy to give you what you asked for.
In collaboration with our longtime-engineer Achim Köhler and our label AFM Records we took on this exciting project – to make the album sound like it deserves! Memorial Roots was a very important time for us; not only because it was the first release for the current line-up. We’ve toured Mexico for the first time back then, as well as many festivals in Europe and the US.
We love what we do and we do what we love. That’s why we are so proud today to give you Memorial Roots (Re-Rooted). This one’s for YOU… (and your neighbors)… SO PLAY IT LOUD!”
Andy & Todde