Mortiis

Mortiis

Real Name:
Håvard Ellefsen
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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 self- releasing a demo cassette, 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

Mortiis The Song Of A Long Forgotten Ghost Not On Label (Mortiis Self-released) Sweden 1993 Sell This Version
Mortiis Født Til Å Herske (Album) Malicious Records, Malicious Records Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Mortiis Keiser Av En Dimensjon Ukjent (Album) Cold Meat Industry Sweden 1995 Sell This Version
Mortiis Ånden Som Gjorde Opprør (Album) Cold Meat Industry Sweden 1994 Sell This Version
Mortiis The Stargate (Album) Earache UK 1999 Sell This Version
Mortiis The Smell Of Rain (Album) Earache UK 2001 Sell This Version
Mortiis The Grudge (Album) Earache, Omnipresence UK 2004 Sell This Version
Mortiis Some Kind Of Heroin (The Grudge Remixes) (Album) Earache, Omnipresence Ukraine 2007 Sell This Version
Mortiis Perfectly Defect (Album) Omnipresence 2010 Sell This Version
Mortiis The Great Deceiver (Album) Omnipresence UK, Europe & US 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Mortiis En Sirkel Av Kosmisk Kaos Dark Dungeon Music Sweden 1996 Sell This Version
Mortiis Blood And Thunder Primitive Art Records Sweden 1996 Sell This Version
Mortiis Ferden Og Kallet Dark Dungeon Music Sweden 1996 Sell This Version
Mortiis I Mørket Drømmende Dark Dungeon Music Sweden 1997 Sell This Version
Mortiis Vandreren's Sang Dark Dungeon Music Sweden 1997 Sell This Version
Mortiis Stjernefødt Dark Dungeon Music Sweden 1997 Sell This Version
Mortiis The Grudge (Maxi) Earache UK 2004 Sell This Version
none Mortiis Gibber / The Grudge(CDr, Single, Promo) Earache none Germany 2004 Sell This Version
Mortiis Decadent & Desperate (Maxi, Single) Earache, Omnipresence UK 2005 Sell This Version
morpheus fourteen d/l Mortiis Doppelganger(2xFile, FLAC, Single + File, MPEG-4 Video) Omnipresence morpheus fourteen d/l 2015
none Mortiis Throe(8xFile, MP3, EP, 320) Omnipresence none 2016
morpheus eleven d/l Mortiis Demons Are Back(2xFile, MP3, Single, 320 + File, MPEG-4 Video) Omnipresence morpheus eleven d/l 2016
morpheus twelve d/l Mortiis The Shining Lamp Of God(2xFile, FLAC, Single + File, MPEG-4 Video) Omnipresence morpheus twelve d/l 2016
none Mortiis Some Kind Of Heroin EP(CDr, EP, Promo) Not On Label none Germany Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

Mortiis Crypt Of The Wizard (Comp, Album) Dark Dungeon Music Poland 1997 Sell This Version

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dalakouras

July 1, 2016
Mortiis after 1999 is not my cup pf tea (painfully boring, really). Yet, his first era albums (Fodt..., Keiser..., Anden...) are simply gorgeous, low fi and flat they may be, but full of imperial darkness and majestic introversion.

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