"some music was meant to stay underground..."


Formed: 2006
From: Sundsvall, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Mortalicum News

Below is our complete Mortalicum 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.

Mortalicum Issues Fourth Studio Album

Swedish doom rockers Mortalicum released the fourth studio album "Eyes of the Demon" today via Metal on Metal Records. The new album proves their quality and consistency in the style blending doom, early '80s heavy metal and '70s hard rock.

The album's artwork - shown below - contains a fragment of the "Lucifer" artwork by Francesco Scaramuzza, an Italian artist from the XIX century, known for his illustrations for Dante's "Divine Comedy."

Metal On Metal Records commented on the album: "They definitely have a knack for memorable melodies, groovy riffs and damn fine guitar solos, and they perform with natural ease and finesse. As always with Mortalicum, the production is one of the brightest points - nice organic sound that is like a balm for the ears of those who are fed up with modern plastic production. For these guys it's not the image but only the music that matters, and when you hear it, it's very clear it's coming straight from their hearts. They give a nod musically toward BLACK SABBATH, GRAND MAGUS, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, RAINBOW, TROUBLE, DEEP PURPLE, THIN LIZZY, CANDLEMASS or SAMSON, but at the same time they have the ability to put their own identity to their songs."

A promo clip for "Eyes of the Demon" album (featuring a fragment of "Iron Star") can be viewed below.

The track list is:

1. King of the Sun
2. Eyes of the Demon
3. Iron Star
4. Beneath the Oak
5. Mars
6. Lost Art of Living
7. The Dream Goes Ever On
8. Room of No Light
9. The Distant Brave
10. Onward in Time More...

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Metal On Metal Records Releases New Comp

Old school label Metal On Metal Records just released the 8th compilation CD of the annual series "Compendium of Metal." You can check out 9 out of 14 tracks below, or pick up the full version at this location.

"Compendium of Metal Vol. 8" features 14 songs from 12 bands, clocks in at 74 minutes, and contains a new, exclusive song from Meliah Rage as well as a previously unreleased pre-Meliah Rage rehearsal track from 1986, and more. The track listing is as follows:

1. DARK QUARTERER - Mind Torture 06:46
2. STONEGRIFF - Brother Cain 06:36
3. RISEN PROPHECY - Risen Prophecy 08:30
4. METAL LAW - Lord of Evil 04:52
5. BLOOD ATONEMENT - Speed Metal Militia 02:43
6. OUTRAGE - The Elemental War 05:22
7. MORTALICUM - I Dream of Dying 06:22
8. HI-GH - Till Death and After 03:15
9. ALBERT BELL'S SACRO SANCTUS - At the Horns of Hattin 06:43

"Hidden" tracks on full version:
1. DOOMSHINE "The Alchemist of Snowdonia"
2. MELIAH RAGE "The Lie"
3. pre-MELIAH RAGE "Enter the Darkness"
4. ARKHAM WITCH "Skull Fuel"" (THE LAMP OF THOTH cover - brand new recording)
5. ARKHAM WITCH "I Am Providence" (previously unreleased song - EXCLUSIVE live version) More...

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Mortalicum Posts New Album Teaser

The 3rd album from Mortalicum, titled "Tears from the Grave," will be released via Metal on Metal Records this coming April 25th at the Keep It True festival, which has became a tradition for the Swedish doom rockers (their debut was released at KIT 2010 and the second release came at KIT 2012).

According to the label, "It's their most doomy release with longest and slowest songs, full of soulful melodies, but those who loved their more hard rocking side need not worry, as it's still very much present here - the more upbeat songs have really infectious riffs and just call for headbanging. The album radiates with '70s and '80s warm vibe that will surely please fans of Black Sabbath, Grand Magus, Candlemass, Trouble, Spiritual Beggars, Rainbow, Thin Lizzy, and the like..."

A promo clip for the "Tears from the Grave" album (featuring a fragment of the title track) can be watched seen below, while three full songs, "The Illusion," "The Endless Sacrifice," and "The Winding Stair," are available for streaming at this location. The full track listing is as follows:

1. The Endless Sacrifice
2. I Dream of Dying
3. Tears from the Grave
4. The Illusion
5. I Am Sin
6. Remember the Fallen
7. Spirits of the Dead
8. The Passage
9. The Winding Stair

The album art was handled by Metal On Metal owner Jowita Kaminska-Peruzzi, and pre-orders are available here. More...

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Doommantia Volume 3 Compilation Streaming

The Doommantia Volume 3 compilation has now been posted and is available for streaming and download over on bandcamp. This anthology picks up where its predecessors left off and features twenty bands from the world of doom, drone, stoner, retro and sludge.

This compilation was put together to raise money to benefit Ed Barnard of Doommantia.com. He suffered a heart attack and due to huge medical bills was forced to move back to his native Australia at the end of July. Basically homeless and rebuilding his life from scratch, he has no family to fall back on and cannot work due to severe health issues. A $7 donation gets you these tracks but you can donate more if you have the means to do so.

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Mortalicum Posts Album Teaser

Swedish rock/metal band Mortalicum recently released its second full-length album, "The Endtime Prophecy" on Metal On Metal Records and has posted a teaser for it. Hailing from Sundsvall, Mortalicum released its first album, "Progress of Doom," back in 2010 right when they appeared at the Keep It True festival. Stream two tracks, "Ballad of a Sorrowful Man" and "Dark Night" from the new album over on ReverbNation.

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