Out Now! Venice’s MEMBRANCE ‘s New Album “Undead Island”

Extreme Metal Music – Out Now! Venice’s MEMBRANCE New Album “Undead Island”

Italian death metallers Membrance‘s new album “Undead Island” is now out via Extreme Metal Music, a subsidiary of Rockshots Records.

“Undead Island” is a collection of songs composed with the aim of fully pleasing whoever is playing them, with cues from groups of any sub-genre as long as they are in the extreme metal sphere. The album has harmonies like Immortal and Belphegor, outbursts like Testament and Sepultura, melodies like Kreator, but above all great “buzzing” and “skank beat” as the masters Entombed and Dismember taught us, even if everything in a more personalized key. The record has grindcore fringes a la Dying Fetus or early Carcass style snaps and even vocal inhales. Membrance has unwittingly experimented with breakdowns with black-ish backing lines, sung in dialects known by few as the Finntrolls have already done and pushed to the maximum of their accelerator as the Morbid Angels have tried at the time. In short, this record contains everything Membrance members like to hear from the first to the last note. And with Luca Cocconi’s technical assistance in picking out the best sounds the band liked, this is the record that makes them the proudest of and satisfied with so far.

The band adds:

“Undead Island is a flurry of punches in the stomach. No clean vocals or clean guitars. Without slow songs and without half measures. A death metal record that draws its inspiration mainly from extreme old school genres proposed to listeners not necessarily linked only to those genres and with the intention of hitting repeatedly without respite from the first to the last song. It’s not a disc that disdains melodic moments or deeper introspections for those who intend to look beyond its violent trait, but its task remains to terrify the listener and take him with us into an open lagoon storm.”

“Undead Island” is now available as of June 23, 2023.

Album order – https://bit.ly/Membrance_CD
Digital – https://bit.ly/3Pv1Ut2

Music Video – “Riva de Biasio” – https://youtu.be/F0njCYNC8eM
Music Video – “Marubio” – https://youtu.be/6MZKU4PI5Dg

Track Listing: 
1. Zombie Massacre – 3:33
2. Spirar nel Caigo – 3:44
3. Spetro Malcontenta – 3:00
4. 1348 – 3:51
5. Marubio – 3:07
6. Armor of Hate – 4:02
7. Riva de Biasio – 3:50
8. Sepolto in Velma – 3:40
9. Stench of Rot – 4:21
10. The Shores Crumble – 3:50
Album Length: 37:03

Membrance is:
Davide Lazzarini – Singer, Bass guitar and Keys
Gregorio Di Angilla – Rhythm and Solo Guitar
Giacomo Rusconi – Rhythm and Solo Guitar
Giovanni De Fraja – Drum and Percussions

Album Credits:
Instruments Recorded at Mestre and Campalto (Venezia) during Spring 2022.
Recording of the vocals, Mixed and Mastered at AudioCore Studio in Parma during the Summer of 2022 by Luca “Cocco” Cocconi and Simone “Sygo” Sighinolfi.
Cover Art painted by Francesco Cagali (China on wood)
“Zombie Massacre” Solo by Jack Draven from Ulvedharr
Sample on “Zombie Massacre” from “Zombie 2” (Lucio Fulci, 1979)
Sample on “1348” from “Morte a Venezia” (Luchino Visconti, 1971)


Membrance was born in Venice in 2012 from the mind of founding member Davide Lazzarini as a Death Metal and Black Metal crossover project, it wasn’t until 2014 and onwards, after several line-up changes, that the group stabilized in old-school Death Metal with blues/rock n’ roll influences, which was reinforced by the entry of lead guitarist Pietro Battiston.

After an intense period of live activity in the underground and various demo recordings, in 2017 Giovanni De Fraja joined as the drummer and Membrance decided to work more seriously on their own music. They immediately recorded and produced their own debut album “Abyss”, initially released independently it was quickly picked up by the Ukrainian label Envenomed Music.

Thanks to this first release, the group received a fair amount of approval in the Italian and European underground scene, and we’re contacted to play at Metaldays of Tolmin 2018 in Slovenia, along with the Winterdays of Metal of the same year, plus asked to be opening support for various international bands on tour in Italy such as Marduk, Brujeria, and Necrodeath.

These successes pushed the group to collaborate again with Envenomed Music and with the support of Narcoleptica Productions, Membrance produced their second studio album “Morality’s Collapse”, which was released at the beginning of 2019 with the sound evolution of 16th Cellar Studio in Rome (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hideous Divinity, Hour of Penance), starting a path towards the Swedish old school Death sound “HM2 style”.

However, with the arrival of the Covid pandemic, despite growing approval and greater support for the international live scene such as Entombed A.D., Cripple Bastards, and Benediction, after 5 years of activity, Pietro decided to abandon the group leaving to Gregorio, the rhythmic player who just recently entered the group, the task of replacing him.

Giacomo Rusconi also entered the band as the second guitarist, the group embarked on a path of musical evolution in the following years in which it abandoned the blues influences to embrace a more black metal style and worked on texts in Venetian dialect along with lyrical influences inspired by the lagoon folklore.

During the summer of 2022, the recordings of the third studio work “Undead Island” were concluded with the support of the AudioCore Studio, which further develops the sound path started on the basis of the Swedish HM2 sound.

For more info: Extremetalmusic.com | Facebook.com/membranceband