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Formed: 1989
From: NY, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Mortician News

Below is our complete Mortician 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.

Heavy Metal Black Friday Deals Revealed

All that Black Friday / Cyber Monday nonsense is upon us again, and for those of a metal persuasion who are so inclined, you too can get some great deals on music.

But luckily you don't have to get trampled at Walmart to get killer metal at reduced prices, because many labels and distros are offering their deals online. Check out the latest sales below, and check back in as we'll be updating this article over the weekend as more deals are announced.

Through Monday, SELFMADEGOD RECORDS is giving metal lovers a chance to buy any 3 albums and get an extra album free.

RAZORBACK RECORDS has a deal running through December 2nd where select albums from Abscess, Mortician, Wooden Stake, and more are only $5.

Until Monday the 2nd, RELAPSE RECORDS is offering 20% off the entire mailorder webstore.

DEEPSEND RECORDS has a buy 3, get 1 free deal running on all CDs.

THE OMEGA ORDER is offering 25% off all vinyl using the promo code “Fire.”

COMATOSE MUSIC is offering a buy 3 get 1 free sale on all CDs that builds up (buy 6 get 2 or buy 9 get 3).

ROXX RECORDS is offering 25% off everything in the webstore Friday, Saturday, and Sunday using the “XMASROXX2013” coupon code.

METAL BLADE RECORDS is hosting a holiday sale giving up to 40% off select vinyl releases.

BLOOD AND INK RECORDS has a deal giving 20% off any item with the code “TY2013” that runs through December 6th, 2013.

The FACEDOWN RECORDS Thanksgiving sale features a variety of albums for $1 - $5 each along with reduced price merch.

CENTURY MEDIA has a variety of delightfully evil winter sweaters and Christmas ornaments for freaking out your family this holidy season.

VICTORY RECORDS will be offering 25% off the entire webstore Black Friday through Cyber Monday, and the label has also released a line of ridiculous holiday band sweaters.

THINK FAST RECORDS has several holiday bundles available with reduced price vinyl and merch bundles.

WE ARE TRIUMPHANT RECORDS is offering 25% off the entire webstore through December 2nd.

PROSTHETIC RECORDS is providing 25% off your entire order using code "PRST66613" at checkout through December 2nd.

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Mortician Releasing Album In Double LP Edition

Hells Headbangers is now releasing a 12" gatefold double LP edition of the 1999 album "Chainsaw Dismemberment" from New York brutal death metal outfit Mortician.

This version comes with an Obi Strip and a large A2 poster of the cover artwork and it was pressed on colored vinyl only with silkscreened artwork on side D.

You can stream the full album at the Hells Headbangers website or in the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Stab
2. Fleshripper
3. Drowned in Your Own Blood
4. Mass Mutilation
5. Mauled Beyond Recognition
6. Rabid
7. Bloodshed
8. Decayed
9. Final Bloodbath
10. Island of the Dead
11. Brutalized
12. Slaughtered
13. The Crazies
14. Silent Night, Bloody Night
15. Chainsaw Dismemberment
16. Psychotic Rage
17. Funeral Feast
18. Wolfen
19. Dark Sanity
20. Camp Blood
21. Tormented
22. Slaughterhouse (Part II)
23. Barbarian
24. Rats
25. Mater Tenebrarum
26. Splattered
27. Obliteration
28. Lord of the Dead (Mortician Part II) More...

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Pit Stories: A Pit By The Wrecking Yard

The mid-nineties saw Mortician getting heavy airplay for their "House By the Cemetery" EP, so by the time their classic full-length "Hacked Up for Barbecue" was released, there was keen interest in them coming and doing a live gig in Vegas. These Yonkers, NY natives had a reputation as brutal as the Son of Sam infested streets they were from and certainly were about to live up to it with the twisted free for all that was about to follow.

This would be the first ever tour for this two-piece combo of Will Rahmer and Roger Beaujard and whoever would sit in as their session drummer. (They had never bothered recruiting anyone new after their original drummer Matt lost his battle with demonizing luxuries) They figured they could get a gig lined up in our city, but someone had forgotten to tell them that the roof had collapsed on the main concert venue. Most bands would have been deterred, but not Mortician. They had just gotten on the road to tour, hooking up with fans in different cities and improvising where to play. Nothing was stopping them, and they even had t-shirts printed up with all the "tour dates" and cities on them.

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Generation Kill Announces First Live Show

Generation Kill, the new crossover thrash outfit from Exodus vocalist Rob Dukes, has announced that they will perform their first ever show on August 29th at Olives in Nyack, New York. The band are currently working on their debut album which should be released by the end of the year. The group also features Mortician drummer Sam Inzerra and former Pro-Pain and M.O.D. bass player Rob Moschetti.

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Mortician Planning Live DVD

New York horror death metal band Mortician are working on their first DVD.

The band stated that "2008 will see Mortician's first ever DVD release! Concert footage from various shows in the U.S and out of the country will be featured, some in raw form, others in Professional multi-angle camera shots. Total time should be anwhere from 1 - 1 1/2 HRS total!"

No specific release date was set, but the band did state that it should be out some time in the summer of 2008.

Mortician also said that the previously announced split CD with polish grindcore band Dead Infection would be delayed due to Dead Infection's contractual obligation to provide a new album for their label.

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Incantation and Funerus To Tour Mexico In May

INCANTATION and FUNERUS will embark on a string of dates in Mexico this May, including appearances at the "Guadalajara Mortal Fest" on May 4 and the "Gore and Sickness Death Fest IV" in Mexico City on May 2. These shows will NOT be a part of the "Forsaken Throne of Golgotha" tour and WILL include songs from INCANTATION's full discography.

INCANTATION/FUNERUS guitarist John McEntee comments: "It will be great to return to Mexico and play for our die hard supporters. We are really looking forward to kicking some ass with this killer lineup. We are ready to make this tour our most crushing and aggressive visit to Mexico ever."

The "Death Metal Domination" Mexican tour 2008 dates are.

May 01 - La Ciricua Bar - Puebla
May 02 - Gore and Sickness Death Fest IV - Subterranea Bar - Mexico City
May 03 - [to be announced] - Queretaro
May 04 - Guadalajara Mortal Fest - Guadalajara More...

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Dead Infection Post New Song Online

Polish goregrinders DEAD INFECTION have posted a new song from their upcoming split album with MORTICIAN on the band’s official MySpace page. The split will be released early next year via Haunted Hotel Records.

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Rumpelstiltskin Grinder Reveal Upcoming Shows

Relapse Records‘ RUMPELSTILTSKIN GRINDER have lined up the following upcoming shows:

July 14 - Virginia Beach, VA @ The Halfshell
July 28 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Khyber w/ Piledriver, Sacrificial Blood
August 15 - Reading, PA @ Silo Nightclub w/ Into Eternity, Daath, Chthonic
August 17 - Allentown, PA @ Sterling Hotel w/ Mortician
Octobe 27 - Danville, VA @ Plan B

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Mortician's Will Rahmer Is Back and Posts Update

MORTICIAN vocalist/bassist Will Rahmer has issued a lengthy bulletin via his MySpace.com account regarding an incident in Poland where he was arrested by the police after allegedly threatening a taxi driver with a knife and stealing a taxi cab following the group's performance in the city of Zielona Gora on Nov. 13, 2005. His statement reads as follows:

"OK, here's the story... I'm only going to write this once so do not ask me any more about it. Those of you who I know personally, I will give you the full story when I see you....

"I feel it's time to let all my friends know a little about what happened over in Poland...

"First off, I was sick before I even went on tour, and [on] the plane ride over, I started feeling worse. Then the ferry ride to England I got sick on. Then being on the bus with around 20 people didn't help me get any sleep — lots of partying, etc. going on, but I didn't do too much of that — mainly just drank a little and watched movies... There were no days off to get any rest and I was getting sicker everyday with no medicine until 12 days into the tour. Upon getting to Poland, I was in the worst condition yet, and my throat was really fucked up, so I didn't want to continue playing... There was some other bullshit going on, among other things, with some certain two-faced pieces of shit involved with the tour, so to make a long story short I decided to leave and go home because otherwise I was going to check into a hospital. Either way, I would have had to cancel shows and to avoid all the hassle I thought it was best to get back home...

"Now, I had a situation with a taxi driver over there, which I'm not going to get into on here. My close brothers and sisters that I love and trust with my life are getting the real story, but let's just say that i was faced with a life-or-death situation, and I had to react the only way I can. More...

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Mortician, Incantation To Appease The Beast

Mortician, Incantation, Sadistic Intent Confirmed For To Appease The Beast Festival

MORTICIAN, INCANTATION and SADISTIC INTENT have been confirmed for the To Appease The Beast festival, set to take place on December 3 at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, California. According to the event organizers, "There will be not a Gathering of the Bestial Legion Fest in 2005. (Los Angeles' only true extreme metal fest). We could not lock down the lineup we wanted, so we will have Bestial Fest in 2006. In the meantime the beast must be appeased, so we bring you To Appease The Beast." The festival billing is shaping up as follows:


Bands will perform on two stages. Tickets are $25 day of show, $20 pre-sale. For more information, visit www.ironroom.cjb.net.

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Headline News

Mortician Vocalist Arrested In Poland

According to an article in the Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza, MORTICIAN vocalist/bassist Will Rahmer was arrested by the Polish police after threatening a taxi driver with a knife and stealing a taxi cab following the group's performance in the Polish city of Zielona Gora on Sunday (Nov. 13).

Rahmer reportedly called a cab after MORTICIAN's concert in Zielona Gora (which the other MORTICIAN members performed without Rahmer) and requested to be taken to the Berlin airport so that he could fly back to the United States. He allegedly went berserk in the car and threatened to stab the driver of the cab with a small knife. The taxi driver escaped and called the police. In the meantime, Will stole the car and drove himself to the Polish/German border crossing in Swiecko where he was subsequently picked up by the authorities.

According to the report, Rahmer was placed under arrest and is being held on several charges which carry a maximum penalty of 3 to 15 years.

To view the original Gazeta Wyborcza article (in Polish), click here.

MORTICIAN were in the middle of a European tour with BLOOD RED THRONE and AKERCOCKE when the incident took place. The group are said to be continuing the trek, with members of BLOOD RED THRONE and AKERCOCKE assisting with bass and vocal duties.

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Womb Raiders Plan Short Tour, New Material

Womb Raiders have announced a tour of NY/NJ for Feb 17th-24th 2006 which will see them playing shows with Mortician and other great bands from the east coast. The band is also going to be recording new material for several splits they're doing, and even releasing material off their first demo along with new material on an upcoming split with Canadian goregrind band Canker that will be out on Fecal Matter Discorp.

Womb Raiders will also be recording new material for an album that will be out summer of 2006 on Symphonic Blast Production, and going on the extreme assult tour which ends with Womb Raiders headlining the Extreme Assult Fest in Malaysa!

In other news, Womb Raiders have also entered the sick idiots contest that will put them in a contest/battle of the bands judged by Lemmy Of Motorhead and guys from Dokken! The winner gets a national tour, slot on a metal fest in the US, and other prizes.

You can listen to the new versions of the songs wombraiders.us.

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Primer Black Formed, Plan To Record Full Length

Ron Kachnic (guitarist for MALIGNANCY, MORTICIAN), Desmond Tolhurst (guitarist for MALIGNANCY, MORTICIAN, HEAD TRAUMA), Shane Tierney (vocalist for LEVIATHAN), have joined with bassist ART MICEWICZ and drummer JIM HORAN, both formerly of DIRTY BROWN EYE, to form PRIMER BLACK.

PRIMER BLACK's debut performance will be on 10/28/05 in Hartford, CT with THE MISFITS and BALZAC, then they will be touring the northeast US to support the release of their 2 track single "BLOOD ON THE HEADLIGHTS", available on CD and 7" vinyl. During this small local tour, PRIMER BLACK will be recording a full-length release to be released in Spring 2006, supported by a full US & European tour.

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Mortician to Tour US and Canada

Legendary grindcore/death metallers Mortician will be doing a tour across the US and possibly Canada throughout September. Confirmed dates are as follows:

8/24- Ultimate Combat Area, Salt Lake City, Utah
8/25- The Core/Bogie's, Boise, Idaho
8/26- Studio 7, Seattle Washington
8/27- Sabala's, Portland, Oregon
8/30- Showcase Theatre, Corona, California
9/2-Loraine, Ohio
9/3-Chicago, Illinois
9/4-St. Louis, Missouri
9/6 - The Conservatory, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma w/Rotting Cycle and Gestalt
9/7- The Riglea Theater, Dallas, Texas w/When Life Has Ceased and Scarline
9/8- The Backroom, Austin, Texas
9/9 Cardi's, Houston, Texas w/When Life Has Ceased
9/10- The White Rabbit, San Antonio, Texas w/When Life Has Ceased
9/11- El Dorado Ballroom, Laredo, Texas w/When Life Has Ceased
9/13- Thee Imperial, Jacksonville, Florida
9/14- The Island, Winter Park, Florida
9/16- The Brass Mug, Tampa, Florida
9/17-Atlanta, Georgia
9/18-Fayetteville, North Carolina
9/2- The Middle East, Cambridge, Massachusetts w/Dissector and Goul

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Winter Migration BROOOTALITY '05 Tour

SMNNews.com and Metal Maniacs present the Winter Migration Broootality '05 tour. Bands featured are, Arsis, Mortician, Incantation, the Chasm, and Funerus. Confrimed dates are as follows:

January 11 - Brooklyn, NY @ South Paw w/ ROT IN PAIN, GNOSIS, KEVORKIAN
January 12 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
January 13 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
January 14 - Jacksonville, FL @ The Imperialist w/ MATRIARCH, NEOMORTEM
January 15 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Culture Room w/ MATRIARCH
January 16 - Tampa, FL @ The Masquerade w/ MATRIARCH
January 19 - Cincinnati, OH @ Sudsy Malone's w/ ESTUARY
January 20 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Khyber w/ SET ABLAZE
January 21 - Portland, ME @ The Asylum

One more date will be announced, with more bands to be added to the Long Island show. This will also mark the the first US appearances by the all-female death metal band from Puerto Rico, MATRIARCH.

The flyer for the tour can be seen at this location:


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Vehemence Forced To Skip Toronto Show

Due to circumstances beyond their control, Arizona-based melodic death metallers Vehemence were unable to play their previously announced Toronto show at Club Rockit on Wednesday, October 27. "Big disappointment for us, as this is our second Toronto show we were unable to play," the band said in a statement. "Last time our vocalist Nathan got really sick on tour and we had to cancel our remaining dates. This time is more about the politics, lack of extra fee notice, and how fucking hard Canada makes it to get into their country to just play a show. We are extremely sorry to any fans we might have let down. 'Till next time. We will tour in Canada in due time. This is by far the best tour we have been on. Cheers to all in Mortician, Akercocke, and all the opening acts that we performed with."

Vehemence are touring in support of their third studio album, "Helping The World To See", available now through Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2002's "God Was Created" was produced by Will Solares and Vehemence at Open Primary Productions/DBD Studios in Maricopa, Arizona. Mixing duties were handled by Will Solares. Artwork was conceived by Wes Benscoter.

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Mortician, Akercocke, Vehemence Tour Dates

Mortician, Akercocke and Vehemence will be teaming up for a U.S. tour beginning in late September. Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

Sep. 22 - Fayetteville, NC - Jesters Pub
Sep. 23 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade (w/ Dimentianon)
Sep. 26 - Tampa, FL - The Masquerade
Sep. 28 - New Orleans, LA - Dixie Tavern
Oct. 09 - San Francisco, CA - The Pound SF (w/ Impaled)
Oct. 11 - Portland, OR - Conan's
Oct. 12 - Seattle, WA - The Catwalk
Oct. 17 - St. Paul, MN - Station 4 (w/ The Chasm, Anal Blast, Teratism)
Oct. 18 - Chicago, IL - Joe's (w/ The Chasm, Manticore)
Oct. 19 - Cincinnati, OH - Sudsy Malone's (w/ Manticore, Estuary)

More dates will be announced soon.

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Tour Update From Vehemence

Vehemence have issued this band update:

The mini tour we just headlined went extremely well and we thank all the extremely talented bands that we played with for their support. The tour proved to us that we can now do our own headlining tours really at anytime. We now urge bands to contact our booking agency if they think they are suitable for touring or setting up various shows with Vehemence. Playing Mexico was a blast and wasn't really a culture shock, it was more like Hollywood meets Las Vegas in a way. The metal heads are hungry for extreme metal and it was our pleasure to perform for the audience. We will be back in Mexico soon, and thanks to the crew that took us down there. The Houston off date Ozzfest show with Superjoint Ritual went very well, around 600 people attended and Vehemence ended up earning the respect from all the bands on the bill and from comments we have heard backstage. Look forward to our tour with Crematorium, All Shall Perish, and Animosity in September on the west coast. Also look forward to seeing us on month full U.S. tours with Mortician, Akercocke in Sept/Oct and Vital Remains in Oct/Nov. Please check our tours and shows page for more updates! The Thoughts From Which I Hide has officially sold out, so we will not be taking any more orders for it. We urge you to download the album from wherever possible, we have mp3's featured on our website. Thanks to all those that purchased this album from when it was released till its extinction and we might be re-releasing it in the near future.

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Vehemence Announce 2004 Tour Plans

Vehemence is embarking on some upcoming touring in support for their newest album called "Helping The World To See" released April 6, 2004.

Dates are announced below:
Jul. 30 - El Paso, TX - The Key Lounge
Jul. 31 - Juarez, Mexico - Planet Rock
Aug. 02 – Houston, TX- Engine Room
Aug. 03 – TBA
Aug. 04 - TBA
Aug. 05 - Harlingen, TX - Smiley's Ballroom
Aug. 06 - TBA
Aug. 07 - Fort Worth, TX - Ridglea Theater
Aug. 19 – Phoenix, AZ - The Mason Jar
Sept. 10 – Texas – TBA
Sept. 11 – Houston, TX – Texas Murder Fest
Sept. 12 – Dallas, TX – DFW Metal Fest

TBA dates are unconfirmed off-Ozzfest dates with Superjoint Ritual & Devildriver. Vehemence will be on tour with Vital Remains for one week at the end of August. Another upcoming tour in the beginning of September will include a tour with Crematorium, All Shall Perish, and Animosity. Vehemence will be supporting the Mortician and Akercoke full U.S. tour in mid September through October. A European tour is also being arranged by Bruchstein Tours for April 2005 with Abscess. More dates and info will be available on www.vehemence.com.

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Mortician Confirm Live Show

MORTICIAN have announced one live show in August as a warm-up for their upcoming fall North American tour. The brutal New York metallers hit Dingbats in Clifton, NJ on Friday, August 20, 2004.

Mortician will release their new live album, "Zombie Massacre Live", on July 27th via Crash Music. The album is over 60 minutes in length and includes 37 tracks of "pure sonic terror."

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