Mortiis
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Album Releases

Some Kind of Heroin
4/16/2007

The Grudge
10/19/2004

The Smell of Rain
10/17/2001
 
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The Grudge CD

Soul In A Hole (Live In London) DVD

The Stargate CD

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Some Kind Of Heroin CD

The Smell Of Rain CD
 
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Mortiis To Release Remix Album 'Some Kind Of Heroin'
February 20, 2007
Industrial Goth enigma Mortiis is set to release a remix album titled 'Some Kind of Heroin', reworking material from 'The Grudge', on April 16, via Earache Records.

For much of Mortiis' career, the striking visual aspect combined with his rapid musical evolution has become a subject of much urban legend over the years. And yet over a series of progressively more ambitious albums, Mortiis has morphed into a band unit that has become known for aggressive live shows and ambitious records, and has spawned two Top 50 UK singles.

In keeping with the rapidly developing nature of the music and the direction of the band, 'Some Kind of Heroin' offers diverse remix material including interpretations by a wide range of contemporaries, such as Zombie Girl, Gothminister, Implant, XP8, Mental Siege, PIG, The Kovenant, Velvet Acid Christ, Girls Under Glass, David Wallace, Kubrick, Funker Vogt, Flesh Field, Dope Stars and In The Nursery.

Mortiis states: "I´m really stoked we finally got to do a remix album and since it's been in process for quite some time now I'm happy to be able to finally release it.
I've always been fascinated with taking songs and twisting them into something different, the ability to grab the elements you like and put them into a totally different environment. The flexibility of that really appeals to me.

I think the mixes all those guys did came out really cool, many of them vastly different from what would have come out of the studio if I had done them. It's cool to see what happens when you let other people inside your head, so to speak. I think the variety of mixers and sonic realms created here will appeal to a large variety of people."

Track listing for 'Some Kind of Heroin' is as follows:

01. Underdog (Zombie Girl Remix)
02. The Grudge (Gothminister mix)
03. Twist The Knife (The Gibbering mix by Implant)
04. Broken Skin [feat. Stephan Groth] (Septic Wound mix by XP8 )
05. The Grudge (Mental Siege Mix)
06. Gibber (PIG Remix)
07. Way too Wicked (Rape, Dope and the American Way mix by The Kovenant)
08. Gibber (Lysergic Club Mix by Velvet Acid Christ)
09. The Worst in Me (Girls Under Glass Mix)
10. The Grudge (David Wallace Remix)
11. Broken Skin [feat. Stephan Groth] (Funker Vogt Remix)
12. The Grudge (Emotional Heresy by Kubrick)
13. Decadent & Desperate (Therafuck remix by Dope Stars)
14. Gibber (Gibbering Idiot)
15. Way too Wicked (Absinthium mix)
16. The Worst in Me (Extraction mix by In the Nursery)

Mortiis will undertake a European tour with Deathstars in April in support of 'Some Kind of Heroin'.

Dates are as follows:

Mortiis w/Deathstars European Tour:

Apr. 02 - La Locomotive - Paris, FRA
Apr. 03 - Academy 2 - Birmingham, UK
Apr. 04 - Islington Academy - London, UK
Apr. 05 - Rock City - Nottingham, UK
Apr. 06 - The Intake Club - Mansfield, UK
Apr. 07 - Rios - Bradford, UK
Apr. 08 - Cathouse - Glasgow, UK
Apr. 09 - Academy 2 - Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Apr. 10 - Corporation - Sheffield, UK
Apr. 11 - Voodoo Lounge - Dublin, IRE
Apr. 12 - Zodiac - Oxford, UK
Apr. 13 - Academy 2 - Liverpool, UK
Apr. 14 - The Sugarmill - Stoke On Trent, UK
Apr. 15 - Teesside University - Middlesbrough, UK
Apr. 17 - Rockhal - Esch/Alzette, LUX
Apr. 18 - Z7 - Pratteln, SWI
Apr. 19 - Katakombe - Karlsrume, DE
Apr. 20 - Matrix - Bochum, GER
Apr. 21 - Oktoberhallen - Wieze, BE
Apr. 22 - Baroeg - Rotterdam, NETH
Apr. 23 - Muzikzentrum - Hannover, DE
Apr. 25 - Train - Arhus, DK
Apr. 26 - Markthallle - Hamburg, DE
Apr. 27 - Hellraiser - Leipzig, DE
Apr. 29 - Futurum Music Club - Prague, CZ
Apr. 30 - Petofi Hall - Budapest, HUN
May 01 - Backstage - Munich, DE
May 02 - Steinbruchtheater - Darmstadt, DE
 
 
 
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Mortiis' Grudge
August 6, 2004
Rumplestiltskin looking dude Mortiis has set September 21st as the release date for his new album The Grudge through Earache Records. You can listen to the title track from the album, which is also the first single, here. A video for the track was shot recently in New York with director Charlie Deaux (System Of A Down).
 
 
 
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Biography
HOME TOWN: Norway
MEMBERS:
Mortiis (vocals)
Levi Gawron (guitar)
Asmund Sveinunggard (guitar)
Leo Troy (drums)

At the heart of great music lies creativity, eccentricity, music is, after all an art form, an expression of oneself. Art is often misinterpreted, ridiculed and misunderstood to the point where critics often fail to realise the creative forces that make art so unique, so unusual and yet so interesting. Mortiis is an artistic creation and yet Mortiis is a person so massively misunderstood it beggars belief. Just check out the Norwegian’s website (mortiis.com) to witness the unfounded and totally ludicrous fables that have been written about him by artistic heathens throughout the world! Yes, Mortiis has lived in the Norwegian mountainsides, surrounded by forests, yes, Mortiis is an unusual character shrouded in mystery, but Mortiis is also a distinct character producing some of the most enigmatic, dark and haunting melodies ever. Mortiis is one of music's last bastions of real creative genius and unique artistic expression left in a world overthrown by boy bands and false metal angst, offering instead both the visual and musical breath of fresh air that is so redundant in present MTV-dominated musical climates. The concept of Mortiis is one that is never stagnant; it is continually evolving. It is a concept equal parts, image and music that is influenced by the surroundings, society and feelings, that everyone of us will probably have experience of in our lifetimes. Often misconstrued as a madcap Norwegian Troll, Mortiis isn't an alter ego per se, Mortiis is a character that questions society and the world we live in and how perceptions should be cast aside to enable art to be expressed freely. Obviously, not everyone has the broad mind to do this however, as Mortiis explains: "People make presumptuous comments and conclusions about me, when they've never even talked to me, see I'm really strong against prejudice and I don't see how people can judge people they don't know". Mortiis has, in the same way that his image has evolved, continued to push back the musical boundaries that some artists can never hope to achieve. Refusing to embrace the norm or current trends, Mortiis is an accomplished artist who stands on his own in a dark, surreal, mystical but yet utopian universe. This is reflected in his most encompassing album to date — 'The Smell of Rain’. 'The Smell Of Rain' sees Mortiis bring to the forefront, his long-time love for legendary pioneers in the electronic darkwave movement, while using his ambient-esque soundscapes as the building blocks of his new contemporary sound. Taking in influences from artists such as Enigma through to Skinny Puppy and Nine Inch Nails. It’s also the first album that sees Mortiis take full control over the vocal duties as well as creating the music. Consequently 'The Smell of Rain' is an album which sees Mortiis simply let out all aspects of his personality, to create his most prolific, personal album to date. "The Smell Of Rain is a new beginning, a new era and the past should be left alone. This album is about honesty, mental decay and coping with it, not past glories. It is basically about falling into a sort of depression and symbolically wanting something so badly that you can smell it" explains Mortiis. Not only has Mortiis' music evolved so has the character of Mortiis' himself. The album's photo shoot was shot in the 120 degree searing heat of Death Valley and is also part of the video shoot for opening track 'Parasite God'. It's an image that represents both desolation and bleakness, both physically and mentally and is consequently portrayed in the musical ambience of 'The Smell of Rain'.' Mortiis isn't a freak of nature; he is the embodiment of greatness and exploration most are too scared to discover. But it’s never too late to unearth the truth for yourself, but if you’re still confused then "think of me as a human being with seven thousand issues!" As Mortiis states himself!