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Formed: 1989
From: Moscow, Russia
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Mortem News

Below is our complete Mortem news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Bloody Sign Providing Track For Mortem Tribute

French act Bloody Sign has issued the following update about contributing a track to a Mortem tribute album:

"Peruvian label Heavier Records will soon release a tribute album dedicated to the absolute cult death metal entity Mortem. Bloody Sign is covering the song Death Rules Supreme, among other bands like Headhunter D.C, Karnarium, Kratornas, Mantak, Evildamn, Psicorragia... The tribute album should be released in end of November.

"The covered song has been recorded and mixed at Le Bon Home Studio by Sebastien Eidenschenck during December 2008 and mastered by Patrick Engel at Temple Of Disharmony studio in June 2010."

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Bloody Sign Begins Production On New Album

French dark death metalheads BLOODY SIGN will begin the pre-production for their third album during this week at le Bonhome studio. This album will contain 9 tracks, 3 instrumental interludes, a MORTEM (Peru) cover to appear on a tribute album, and should be entitled "Chaos Echoes." Recording the album will occur in spring 2009.

The band's last album, 2007's "Explosion of Elements," took BLOODY SIGN's blackened-death sound to sickening new heights, always using haunting melodies to convey an unparalleled thirst for blood and brutality. You can check out some of this past material on their MySpace page.

The "Chaos Echoes" track listing is as follows:

1. Serpent's Sky Secrets
2. Ghost Riders
3. Creation's Trilogy: Alone and Bored
4. Creation's Trilogy: Crushing the Master Tree
5. Creation's Trilogy: Iron Genesis
6. Wind of Vengeance
7. Wrath Omen
8. Apocalyptic Warriors
9. Uncontrolled (And Free of Will)

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Cannibal Corpse Checks In From The Road

Cannibal Corpse checks after completing the first two weeks of their European tour:

“Hey everybody, I just wanted to let you all know how our European tour is going so far. Today we're playing in Slovenia, which will be the 14th show of the tour, so this show marks the halfway point. So far all of the shows have gone really well, the audiences have been excellent night after night. We also were very happy to finally play in Romania and Bulgaria. It was our first time playing in either of those countries, but it certainly won't be the last. Both countries have great death metal scenes, and we hope to return there when we tour for our next album. The other countries we've been through so far have been: France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Greece, and Serbia, which was last night. We've met a ton of cool people at every show, so I'd like to say hello and thanks to any of you who might be reading this. OK, sound check is going to start in a few minutes, so I'd better get going. Thanks again to all the fans who have come to the shows so far, see the rest of you soon!"

Cannibal Corpse just embarked on the second leg of their tour. Joining them are Disavowed and Mortem.

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Cannibal Corpse To Tour Mexico And Guatemala

Cannibal Corpse are heading back towards Mexico and Guatemala in May for a series of shows. Here are the tour dates:

May 17 Monterrey , Mexico - TBC
May 18 Guadalajara, Mexico - TBC
May 19 Mexico City, Mexico - TBC
May 20 Guatemala City, Guatemala - TBC

Cannibal Corpse are gearing up for their European tour, which begins on February 22 in Rennes, France. Tour dates are as follows: More...

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Possessed European Tour Is Not Confirmed

Long-running California-based extreme metallers SADISTIC INTENT have commented on the reports that they will be touring Europe in July/August with a revamped version of San Francisco Bay Area metal legends POSSESSED - consisting of original frontman Jeff Becerra backed by members of SADISTIC INTENT. The following statement from SADISTIC INTENT was sent to blabbermouth.net:

"Apparently some one decided to make a flyer of the possible tour with POSSESSED (featuring original frontman Jeff Becerra backed by SADISTIC INTENT), SADISTIC INTENT, MORTEM, and PENTACLE. Although the tour is currently in a preliminary phase, we have not confirmed. After the word got out, we have received much e-mail from people in different countries with very positive feedback and we are grateful. However, we are not responsible for the premature tour announcement and if things don't go as planned, it is possible we will not be able to do this tour. As soon as we find out more information, we will make an official announcement. Nevertheless, thanks to all of you who have shown your support, it certainly is appreciated."

A limited-edition POSSESSED seven-inch single on multi-colored vinyl was released last year on Boneless Records in association with B.A.D.M./N.Y.D.M. Entitled "Ashes from Hell", the first 100 copies of the single came with a collector's pick.

Formed in the early '80s, POSSESSED released "Seven Churches" via Combat Records in 1985. They would follow with "Beyond the Gates" and the five-song EP "The Eyes of Horror" before disbanding several years later. A best of was released, "Victims of Death", in 1993.

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Pungent Stench Confirmed For Metal Heads Mission

Reunited Austrian extreme metallers PUNGENT STENCH and DARZAMAT are among the bands confirmed for the fifth edition of the Metal Heads Mission festival, a two-day event set to take place August 7-8 in Eupatoria, Ukraine. The tentative lineup for the festival is as follows:

EPITOME (Poland)
ABYSAL (Poland)
SURROGAT (Ukraine)
UNERASE (Ukraine)
CASTRUM (Ukraine)
BEZDNA (Ukraine)
EPICRISE (Ukraine)
MORTEM (Russia)

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