Origin: Sweden  
Genres: Doom Metal
Last update/review: May 4, 2004

Memento Mori

With ex-Candlemass frontman Messiah Marcolin supplying the vocals, one would expect Memento Mori to have at least a passing resemblance to Candlemass, and sure enough they do, though in general Mememto Mori is somewhat more power metal and less doom. Also not surprisingly, the one non-Messiah album, La Danse Macabre, is the least doomy of their albums. As shown below, the band had many ties to other Swedish power/doom metal bands of the day.

Last Lineup

Messiah Marcolin

vocals (ex-Candlemass, ex-Mercy)

Mike Wead (Mikael Wikström)

guitars (ex-Abstrakt Algebra, Hexenhaus, King Diamond, ex-Maninnya Blade, Mercyful Fate)

Nikkey Argento


Marty Marteen

bass (ex-Fifth Reason, ex-Hexenhaus)

Tom Björn (Tom Johansson)

drums (Memory Garden, Nightingale)

Former Members/Guests

Kristian Andren

vocals (ex-Fifth Reason, ex-Tad Morose)

Miguel Robaina


Snowy Shaw

drums (ex-Denner/Shermann, guest for Dimmu Borgir, ex-Dream Evil, ex-Illwill, ex-King Diamond, ex-Mercyful Fate, ex-Notre Dame, guest for Opera Diabolicus)

Johan Billerhag

drums (Hexenhaus)


Rhymes Of Lunacy  
1993 Black Mark
  1. The rhyme
  2. The seeds of hatred
  3. Morbid fear
  4. The caravan of souls
  5. Lost horizons
  6. When nothing remains
  7. Forbidden dreams
  8. Little Anne's not an angel
  9. Fear of god
  10. The riddle
  11. The monolith
  • Messiah Marcolin
  • Mike Wead
  • Nikkey Argento
  • Marty Marteen
  • Snowy Shaw
1993 Readers' Album #51

Life, Death, And Other Morbid Tales  
1994 Black Mark
  1. To Travel Within
  2. The Passage...
  3. A Passenger on Psycho's Path
  4. I am
  5. Misery Song
  6. Just Another Morbid Tune
  7. My Secret Garden
  8. Crown of Thorns
  9. Heathendom
  • Messiah Marcolin
  • Mike Wead
  • Nikkey Argento
  • Marty Marteen
  • Miguel Robaina
  • Snowy Shaw
1994 Readers' Album #42

La Danse Macabre  
1996 Black Mark
  1. Endlessly
  2. Lost Words
  3. Crown Of Thorns (Part II,III and IV)
  4. La Dance Macabre
  5. Morpheus (My Deadly Friend)
  6. The Loser's Trail
  7. Prelude
  8. The Beggar's Waltz
  • Kristian Andren
  • Mike Wead
  • Nikkey Argento
  • Marty Marteen
  • Miguel Robaina
  • Johan Billerhag
1996 Readers' Album #84

Songs For The Apocalypse, Vol. 4  
1997 Black Mark
  1. The Things You See (and the Things You Don't)
  2. Under My Blackened Sky
  3. One Sign Too Many
  4. Burned by Light
  5. Memento Mori
  6. I Prayed
  7. Out of Darkness
  • Messiah Marcolin
  • Mike Wead
  • Nikkey Argento
  • Marty Marteen
  • Tom Bj√∂rn
1997 Readers' Album #79

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