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Mortiis

Usually dressed in an elf, troll, or goblin costume (sometimes complete with bat wings and skull codpiece), the mysterious Mortiis was an indispensable force in the genesis of Norway's epic Viking metal sound. As the original bassist of Norwegian black metal pioneers Emperor, Mortiis was credited with stimulating the group's interest in blending furiously chaotic black metal with haunting synthesizer melodies often based loosely on Norwegian folk, thus laying the groundwork for a sound that would dominate underground metal over the next decade. However, for all his impact, Mortiis was only with the group for a very short time; he played on their 1992 Wrath of the Tyrant demo, a split release with Enslaved titled Hordanes Land, and a 7" single, "As the Shadows Rise," but never an official full-length album. Mortiis left Emperor rather abruptly in 1993 to pursue a solo career; still only 18 years old, he moved to Halmstad, Sweden, where he formed his own Dark Dungeon label. His 1993 solo debut, Født Til Å Herske, was a surprising departure from Emperor's relentless intensity, and in fact from guitar-oriented music altogether; instead, Mortiis worked primarily with electronic instruments, creating a sorrowful, sinister ambience with more than a hint of goth rock. Ånden Som Gjorde Opprör followed in 1994, as did the first of several side projects: a more industrial-tinged group called Vond, who issued an album titled Selvmord (later released in the U.S. as Slipp Sorgen Los). 1995 brought another new Mortiis album (Keiser av en Dimensjon Ukjent, or Emperor of a Dimension Unknown) and another side project, this one called Fata Morgana, who issued a self-titled debut. In 1996, Mortiis recorded a limited-edition series of five 12" EPs, whose material was subsequently collected as Crypt of the Wizard; 1997 brought yet another side project, the somewhat lighter Cinticele Diavolui.

No new Mortiis recordings appeared for a while, mostly due to negotiations with record companies. In 1999, Mortiis put an end to his side projects and signed to Earache, who promptly released his new project, the ambitious The Stargate, which featured heavy female vocals courtesy of Cradle of Filth's Sarah Jezebel Deva. Earache also reissued Født Til Å Herske and Crypt of the Wizard a short time later, and the proper international distribution of those records elevated Mortiis' profile and began to build a cult following for his music. 2001's The Smell of Rain signaled a sonic departure for Mortiis, who added in elements of electropop and took on lead vocals for the first time. 2004's The Grudge also tinkered with the recipe by introducing a heavy industrial rock emphasis to the proceedings. The album spawned a collection of remixes, Some Kind of Heroin, which dropped in 2007, and in 2010 Mortiis issued Perfectly Defect as a free, internet only download. Mortiis spent the ensuing years on hiatus, reemerging in early 2016 with the all new Great Deceiver. ~ Steve Huey
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Some Kind Of Heroin

1. Underdog (Zombie Girl Remix)

2. The Grudge (Gothminister Mix)

3. Twist The Knife (The Gibbering Mix By Implant)

4. Broken Skin Feat. Stephan Groth (Septic Wound Mix By Xp8)

5. The Grudge (Mental Siege Mix)

6. Gibber (Pig Remix)

7. Way Too Wicked (Psycotic Comatose Mix By The Kovenant)

8. Gibber (Lysergic Club Mix By Velvet Acid Christ)

9. The Worst In Me (Girls Under Glass Mix)

10. The Grudge (David Wallace Remix)

11. Broken Skin

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)

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Track List: The Grudge

1. Broken Skin

2. Way Too Wicked

3. The Grudge

4. Decadent & Desperate

5. The Worst In Me

6. Gibber

7. Twist The Knife

8. The Lonliest Thing

9. Le Petit Cochon Sordide

10. Asthma

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Track List: Crypt Of The Wizard

1. Freden Og Kallet (The Journey & The Caall)

2. Da Vi Bygde Tarnet (When We Raised The Tower)

3. Under Tarnet's Skygge (Underneath The Shadow Of The Tower)

4. En Sirkel Av Kosmisk Kaos (A Circle Of Cosmic Kaos)

5. Vanderen's Sang (The Song Of The Wanderer)

6. Den Bortdrevne Regnbuen (The Banished Rainbow)

7. Trollmannen Krypt (The Crypt Of The Wizard)

8. Stjernefodt (Starborn)

9. I Morkret Drommende (In The Darkness Dreaming)

10. Fanget I Krystal (Captured In Crystal)

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Track List: The Stargate

1. Child Of Curiosity And The Old Man Of Knowledge

2. I Am The World

3. World Essence

4. Across The World Of Wonders

5. (Passing By) An Old And Raped Village

6. Towards The Gate Of Stars

7. Spirit Of Conquest - The Warfare

8. Army Of Conquest - The Warfare (Ever Onwards)

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Love them. ..I meant. .. him
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Deliscous
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Makes me want to kill the innocent and eat their decomposing flesh. But in a good way.
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I received smell the rain as a gift years ago. Been hooked ever since.
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Holy crap a gothminister mix of mortiis I will implode! :_ )
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I prefer his older stuff like crypt of the wizard.
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Saw him live at the Roxy (2006) in North Hollywood. By far the best show I've attended!
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He has the best voice for this type of music! :')
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Pandora really needs to update his Bio... There is no mention of the incredible music he made since signing with Earache, not to mention everything ELSE that came after that. He is like two totally different artists now.
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it's a shame pandora doesn't carry more of his dark ambient stuff, but i guess letting a 25 minute track play is in bad taste :) he's a really cool guy, too.
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Finally, a REAL rocker....No t some p**sy wanna be! WOW, this guy is a TRIP!
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As a self viewed artist,...I search out different points of view in what I see or hear....hm-m - m . I like this that I hear...
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sbholl84
Mortiis is an odd fellow.
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The translations are sometimes funny; however, it is obvious that he knows how to rock. ;)
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He looks like my next Halloween costume.
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When I heard this just a few seconds ago, I was reminded of the first time I heard KMFDM, the impression is RAPT Attention! Me LIKES A TON LOAD!!!
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not really more a trent rezner
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Good find. thanks P.
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kiethwells
SMOOOKKIN Hot s**t all!
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fuckkin hott man very interesting and different i likes mmmmmmmmmmmm m m m m ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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I love this sh*t! They are my new "it" band! Underdog (Zombie Girl Remix) is the bomb!
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erno8
Legend
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Makes me feel way better to listen to it
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Compelling, intriguing, verrrrrrry interesting! ! !
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wow 2 cool !!

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