Mortiis

Mortiis

Real Name:
Håvard Ellefsen
Profile:
Starting his career as bass player in Norwegian black metal band Emperor, Mortiis eventually left over to pursue his solo career. Abandoning heavy metal music, he dedicated himself to compose eerie and melancholic dark ambient soundtracks. After a demo cassette released on his own label Dark Dungeon Music, he had his first LP issued by German label Malicious Records, then he entered the pantheon of notorious Swedish company Cold Meat Industry, boosting his career. Meanwhile, Mortiis also released a bunch of records through his own self-produced Dark Dungeon Music, particularly by his various side-projects Vond, Fata Morgana and Cintecele Diavolui (see the relative Discogs entries). In 1999 Mortiis surprisingly left Cold Meat Industry and signed a contract with British label Earache, which released "The Stargate", his final ambient orchestral opus. With "The Smell Of Rain" (2001) Mortiis has definitively abandoned ambient music to go back to a song-oriented approach, mixing electro, synth pop and heavy guitars. He has become a sort of gothic icon due to his bizarre dark elf make up, which he has always used since his very early days.
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Mortiis Discography

Albums

none Mortiis The Song Of A Long Forgotten Ghost Not On Label (Mortiis Self-released) none Sweden 1993 Sell This Version
MA003CD, MA 003 CD Mortiis Født Til Å Herske (Album) Malicious Records, Malicious Records MA003CD, MA 003 CD Germany 1994 Sell This Version
CMI.37 Mortiis Keiser Av En Dimensjon Ukjent (Album) Cold Meat Industry CMI.37 Sweden 1995 Sell This Version
none Mortiis Ånden Som Gjorde Opprør (Album) Cold Meat Industry none Sweden 1994 Sell This Version
MOSH 223 CD Mortiis The Stargate (Album) Earache MOSH 223 CD UK 1999 Sell This Version
MOSH 248 CDG, Morpheus one Mortiis The Smell Of Rain (Album) Earache MOSH 248 CDG, Morpheus one UK 2001 Sell This Version
MOSH 280 Mortiis The Grudge (Album) Earache, Omnipresence MOSH 280 UK 2004 Sell This Version
MOSH329CD, MR 2598-2 Mortiis Some Kind Of Heroin (The Grudge Remixes) (Album) Earache, Omnipresence MOSH329CD, MR 2598-2 Ukraine 2007 Sell This Version
MORPHEUS NINE (D/L) Mortiis Perfectly Defect (Album) Omnipresence MORPHEUS NINE (D/L) 2010 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TOWER EP 02 Mortiis En Sirkel Av Kosmisk Kaos Dark Dungeon Music TOWER EP 02 Sweden 1996 Sell This Version
none Mortiis Blood And Thunder Primitive Art Records none Sweden 1996 Sell This Version
TOWER EP 01 Mortiis Ferden Og Kallet Dark Dungeon Music TOWER EP 01 Sweden 1996 Sell This Version
TOWER EP 05 Mortiis I Mørket Drømmende Dark Dungeon Music TOWER EP 05 Sweden 1997 Sell This Version
TOWER EP 03 Mortiis Vandreren's Sang Dark Dungeon Music TOWER EP 03 Sweden 1997 Sell This Version
TOWER EP 04 Mortiis Stjernefødt Dark Dungeon Music TOWER EP 04 Sweden 1997 Sell This Version
MOSH 284 CD Mortiis The Grudge (Maxi) Earache MOSH 284 CD UK 2004 Sell This Version
none Mortiis Gibber / The Grudge(CDr, Single, Promo) Earache none Germany 2004 Sell This Version
MOSH 306 S Mortiis Decadent & Desperate (Maxi, Single) Earache, Omnipresence MOSH 306 S UK 2005 Sell This Version
none Mortiis Doppelganger(2xFile, FLAC, Single + File, MPEG-4 Video) Omnipresence none 2015
none Mortiis The Shining Lamp Of God(2xFile, FLAC, Single + File, MPEG-4 Video) Omnipresence none 2016
none Mortiis Some Kind Of Heroin EP(CDr, EP, Promo) Not On Label none Germany Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

083 Mortiis Crypt Of The Wizard (Comp, Album) Dark Dungeon Music 083 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
MOSH412CD Mortiis Eras(2xCD, Album, RE, RM + CD, Comp, RE, RM + Box, Comp) Earache MOSH412CD UK 2011 Sell This Version

Videos

CMI.48 Mortiis Reisene Til Grotter Og Ødemarker Cold Meat Industry CMI.48 Sweden 1997 Sell This Version
MOSH298DVD, morpheus six Mortiis Soul In A Hole Earache, Omnipresence MOSH298DVD, morpheus six Germany 2005 Sell This Version