Deep Memories are a One Man Band from Americana, from the state of São Paulo, founded by musician and producer Douglas Martins in 2016.
Even after leaving Desdominus in 2005, Douglas Martins remained composing his own material for what would become Deep Memories.
In musical terms, the compositions showcase different cadence, weight and nuances, mixing melody and aggressiveness with beautiful guitar duets, an atmosphere that refers to great metal icons worldwide, such as Death Metal, Doom Metal, Gothic Metal and Progressive Metal with and vocals varied from narrations, sung parts, choirs and the most poignant torn and guttural vocal.
The lyrics theme revolves around the very name “Deep Memories – Deep Memories.” DOUGLAS MARTINS talks a little about that. “When we read these words, we are immediately recalled to memories of very significant moments of our existence such as illnesses and deaths, disappointments, obsessions, moments of panic and depression and if we talk about psyche, we have totally inaccessible records in our memories, which store few lapses exploited by the human race ”.
This is the lyrical theme of Deep Memories: Exposing what these memories have produced, produce and can still influence in the direction of the intellectual, social and spiritual character of the human race.
His first album was recorded, produced and mixed by Douglas Martins during excerpts from 2016 and 2018 at AJM studio in Americana / SP.
On June 21st, 2018, the first Music Video of the song “The Bitter Taste of Illusion” was released on all social media. The reception was very good among the headbangers and the specialized media.
On July 3rd, a promotional EP containing 2 songs from the upcoming album was released by Heavy Metal Rock Records and Misanthropic Records. “When the Time For My Last Breath Comes” and “The Bitter Taste of Illusion” were the selected tracks. The EP was entitled “IN TOO DEEP…”.
On September 14th, 2018, a Lyric Video of the first track of the album “REBUILDING THE FUTURE” – “When the Time For My Last Breath Comes” produced by Razia Videos was released.
On September 21st, 2018, the album “REBUILDING THE FUTURE” was released worldwide via Heavy Metal Rock Records and Misanthropic Records for Brazil, Invasion of Solitude Records for Japan and GS Productions for Russia. The graphic art of the Brazilian and Russian versions was created by Douglas Martins, while the cover of the Japanese version was created by Caio Caldas of CadiesArt (DragonForce, Doro Pesch). The album had a very good acceptance by the specialized media and by metal fans all over the world.
November 6, 2018 marked the release date of the second lyric video for the song “Suffocating Grayish Darkness.” This video was produced by Igor Sacilloto, who worked on the video “Lying in State” by Megadeth.
“REBUILDING THE FUTURE” was indicated by the Brazilian specialized media as one of the best releases of 2018, sites such as METAL NA LATA, HEAVY METAL THUNDER, ROADIE CREW MAG, BLOG ARTE METAL and CANGAÇO RÁDIO ROCK highlighted the importance of work for Brazilian extreme metal.
In March 2019 Deep Memories participated in the DVD collection of Imperative Music Volume XVI with the video of the song “Suffocating Grayish Darkness.” This collection had wide international distribution and bands like VADER (Poland), BELPHEGOR (Austria), SUFFOCATION (USA) and HANGAR (Brazil) were also part of this compilation.
After this important repercussion, “REBUILDING THE FUTURE” will be re-released on vinyl in March 2020. NEVES RECORDS and HEAVY METAL ROCK RECORDS labels produced an unpublished version, with an exclusive cover and a circulation of 330 copies, 100 LPs in color blue and 230 LPs in black. Pre-sales have started and can be done through the official website.
In September 2022 Deep Memories released on CD and on all digital platforms their second album entitled “Why Do We Suffer?”. With an above average heaviness and even more atmospheric incursions, this new album embodies the traditional styles of Doom and Death Metal but with a melodic and absolutely contemporary characteristics. The blackened air of Black Metal highlighted the songs, which also have gothic nuances, sometimes sounding like extreme progressive metal. In all, there are 7 songs totaling 41 minutes of recording.
The album artwork was created by Iranian graphic artist Agreen Paymazd and Douglas Martins. The cover illustrates the emotional charge generated by human suffering. This approach guided the entire theme of the lyrics surrounded by a high degree of introspection, leading us to reflect on the fragility of human existence when facing the challenges of life on planet earth.
For “Why Do We Suffer?” release, a lyric video was prepared for the song “Please, do not close the Coffin!” which was created by Wanderley Perna from W Design. For the CD version release, Douglas Martins signed an exclusive contract with the Brazilian label Heavy Metal Rock, which had previously released “Rebuilding the Future” on CD and Vinyl.
Douglas Martins – All instruments
Official website: www.deepmemories.com.br
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