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Memory Garden - Biography





Memory Garden was formed in December 1992 in Kumla, Sweden. They began their carrier with some demo and EP releases which gained the interest of the small Swedish label Heathendoom Music. They then got the chance to release a MCD called "Forever" in 1995 and their first full-length album entitled "Tides" in 1996.

Both CD´s were very well received among the buying public and Memory Garden got excellent reviews in magazines all over Europe. Excellent guitar harmonies and the classic clean vocals of Stefan Berglund are the outstanding trademarks of this highly talented outfit. Soon after the release of "Tides" Memory Garden were contacted & signed by Metal Blade Records making way for Memory Garden to have their music exposed to a wider audience.

Their next effort, the full-length album "Verdict of Posterity", was released in 1998. Leaving the famous Studio Fredman behind Memory Garden decided to record "Verdict of Posterity" at XTC Studios together with producer Mike Wead (King Diamond/Mercyful Fate etc.) handling the production duties. Memory Garden followed up their first Metal Blade release with shows around Scandinavia and summer festivals including the mighty "Wacken Open Air" in Germany during the summer of 1999. Having spent the fall of 1999 and the beginning of 2000 writing new material for their upcoming release, Memory Garden entered their own studio "Annoying Sound Factory" in February 2000 with Mike Wead once again in the producer chair. Some of the recording was also done in Mike's own studio, Miseria Recording.

The result of their work was the ten song masterpiece called "Mirage". Memory Garden took their music back to their roots and made an even heavier and darker album than "Verdict of Posterity". Combining both bone crushing riffs with catchy melodies and layered with beautiful harmonies, the guys have once again made the Memory Garden spirit come alive. The band supported the release of "Mirage" by playing shows and festivals all over europe and by doing tons of interviews in magazines and radio all over the world.

They also participated on tribute albums for bands like "Black Sabbath", "Mercyful Fate" & "Queensryche". After the split with Metal Blade Records Memory Garden have been working hard on writing new material for the upcoming release as well as doing shows around Sweden. They have also recorded 2 new songs for a 7" vinyl single called "Marion", released through their old label Heathendoom Music in may 2004.

In the summer of 2004 they also did an awesome gig at the great "Sweden Rock Festival". Memory Garden has just finished of the recording of their next full-lenght album "Carnage Carnival" together with Mike Wead, using Mike & Simon's studio "Solnasound Recording" and their own studio "Annoying Sound Factory" for the job. "Carnage Carnival" will be released early 2007 through Vic Records. This album will surely take you even deeper into the dark paths of Memory Garden... Vic Records will also release re-issues of their since long sold out 2 first albums "Forever" & "Tides". Adding tons of bonus material and re-mastering will make those 2 releases a must for every metal fan.