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Below is our complete Mortification 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.

Mortification Celebrating 25 Years With Vinyl

Roxx Records has checked in with the following update about releasing limited edition Mortification vinyls:

"Mortification fans are you ready to celebrate 25 years of this premiere Jesus metal band this Summer?

"We are working on not one, but two special limited edition vinyl releases for you! One release that started it all and one release that fast forwards us all the way to where Steve Rowe is at today in his 25 year journey on this earth providing us with his excellent Jesus metal as only he can!

"Already at the pressing plant as you read this is a limited edition 'silver' 25th anniversary pressing of 'Break The Curse 1990-2015' 100 copies will be on silver vinyl and 200 copies will be on black vinyl and there will only be 300 available! Not to mention this is the FIRST time this has ever even been pressed on vinyl!" More...

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Black Friday Heavy Metal Deals Revealed

Looking for some quality metal for yourself or as a gift this holiday season? Many bands, labels, and music retailers currently have Black Friday and holiday sales going online for a variety of metal bands. Here's this year's roundup of Black Friday heavy metal and hard rock deals:

Instrumental metal act Odyssey is offering the "Schematics" EP as a free download Wednesday and Thursday only. Snag the digital download of the EP via the Odyssey Bandcamp page.

Savage Messiah has made the new album "Plague of Conscience" available online for free download. Download the album through Earache Records.

Mudvayne is offering a deal on merch through this location that lets fans order any three t-shirts for $40.

From today through this coming Sunday (11/20), Crucial Blast is offering a 10% off discount for any order placed through here or here over $25.00 by using discount code NOVCOMINGFIRE.

Hells Headbangers has a variety of special offers running, such as 10 CDs for $50 or three CDs for $15 on select titles. Check out the deals running right now at this location.

Throughout the month of November, Amazon is offering select MP3 albums for $5. While most of the titles aren't from metal bands, there are a handful of releases that may be of interest for metal fans, such as albums from In Flames, Volbeat, Suicide Silence, and more. See what's available by clicking here.

Xtreem Music has a deal running through the end of the month where all black metal cassette and CD titles available are 20% off. Check out the list of available titles here.

Every weekday until December 2nd, Relapse Records is offering one album for a mere .21 cents (with the purchase of an additional regular priced album). The album changes each day, and the offer today (Wednesday) is for Mastadon's "Leviathan." Head over to Relapse.com to check out each day's offer. More...

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Mortification Issues 20th Anniversary Album Update

Steve Rowe of Christian metal band Mortification has issued the following update about releasing a 20th anniversary album:

"I have had the opportunity this month to work with Warren Hammond at Penny Drop Studio mixing the Re-Recorded Mortification Classics for our upcoming 20th Anniversary CD 'Twenty Years In The Underground'. The result is very pleasing. We referenced some more modern Death Metal like Amon Amarth to find an up-to-date approach to our Old School Death Metal songs, especially Nocturnal, Grind Planetarium and Impulsation. Hammer Of God and The Majestic Infiltration Of Order (God Rulz) have also been Re-Recorded. Initially I was hesitant to Re-Record what was not broken but the end result sounds killer! The early songs obviously lend themselves well to the the more Brutal Death Metal vocal and Production. I think the Old School Mort fans will be stoked. But you will all need to wait until early next year. The 15 rare Live Tracks are yet to be added to the mix.

"The 20th Anniversary Album will initially be available for pay download in early February next year, hopefully along with The Jesus Rock Band. December/January is make or break time for Rowe Productions. Not only with the 2 planned releases but it is also the time in which I have to pay very high fees to my Accountant. At this stage we do not even have the finances to pay for The Mortification 20th Anniversary mix. But I am hoping we can cover that soon and move on to the next process with these projects."

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Mortification Completes Recording New Album

Australian Christian death metal band Mortification has issued the following update about completing work on their new album:

"Firstly, thank you to all our supporters who sent mails and were praying for our State of Victoria here in Australia during the recent wave of bushfires. The fires are now under control. We are safe here in the city but the fires came close. Currently 5000 Victorians who have either lost their homes or were evacuated are in camps around the state. So far the death toll looks as high as 300 and thousands have lost their homes. It is the worst disaster in this State's history. So far within Australia over 100 Million Dollars has been raised from donations to help those directly affected by the fires that raged through the hottest week in Victorian State History. Please keep praying for those who have lost everything including entire families dead.

"Onto brighter news… This month we finalise the Mortification Recording of the new Studio Album "the evil addiction destroying machine". The Album is sounding Intense and Ripping! Well pleased with three years of hard work now coming to completion with "the evil addiction destroying machine.' More...

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Mortification Reveals New Album Title

Steve Rowe of Australian metal act Mortification has checked in with the following update:

"Hi everyone out there.

"I guess most of you are in winter right now, but here in Australia we are in the middle of a summer heat wave. It is currently the hotest week in 100 years here in Melbourne, so we are struggling with all the bushfire problems once again. I am glad that we live in the suburbs but even a house 2 minutes from here was burned down from out of control grass fires last week. Scary!

"In Mortification recording news, all the bass and vocal parts have been completed. Drums, guitars and mix will be completed next month. The new Mortification album will be called The Evil Addiction Destroying Machine. Look out for an initial release through us here at Rowe Productions in June. CDs will be available from Rowe Productions through the soundmass.com webstore. More...

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Metal Mind Prod. Signs Deal with Nuclear Blast

Metal Mind Productions has announced a multi licensing deal signed with Nuclear Blast Records for their interesting, valuable back-catalogue.

In the first half of 2008 Metal Mind Productions will re-issue nearly 70 albums from their deep archives. The selection of bands includes Brutallity, Control Denied, Darkseed, Disharmonic Orchestra, Gardenian, Horde, Hypocrisy, Impulse Manslaughter, Macabre, Mortification, Night In Gales, Slaughter, Warhammer or Winter to name a few. This is a must-have offer for fans of good music - re-issues of classic material in new digipak editions, each title limited to 2000 copies, digitally remastered using 24-Bit process. The albums will include additional features like bonus audio or video material, biography, liner notes from Artists etc.

Tomasz Dziubinski, the President of Metal Mind Productions: "We are very proud to have finalized the deal with Nuclear Blast. It is a huge distinction for Metal Mind Productions that such a fantastic label wanted to start co-operating with us. We expect that we will achieve great sales results as we want to make re-releases of the highest quality: classic albums in new, improved editions. We want to achieve the best results possible. We do hope that our cooperation with Nuclear Blast will develop very well and fans can expect more and more interesting albums to be re-released."

Among first titles to be re-issued as part of this deal are eight Mortification albums, Control Denied and Macabre.

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Mortification Announce Australian Shows

Australia-based Christian death metallers MORTIFICATION have scheduled two shows in their home country prior to the band's European tour:

Sep. 29 - Black Stump Festival - Appin, NSW
Oct. 05 - Pelly Bar/Pier Hotel - Frankston, VIC (with SCOURGED FLESH, FEARSCAPE, GRAVE FORSAKEN)

MORTIFICATION recently announced the track listing for its upcoming CD, "Live Humanitarian", which is now available from the Soundmass.com store. According to the band, "This CD will satisfy your hungry ears until the DVD of the same show is released late 2007/early 2008." More...

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Mortification To Tour U.S. and Europe In The Fall

Vocalist/bassist Steve Rowe of the Australian Christian death metallers MORTIFICATION has posted the following message on the band's official web site:

"As it stands today, it looks quite definite that we will tour in the U.S. and Europe in October and November. However, nothing is 100% just yet. Tour costs may push the release of [the] 'Live Humanitarian' [DVD] into early next year. This is why we are presenting the special half-price offer on the reissue DVD.

"The Soundmass digipak re-issue of the '91 self-titled album has now been put forward to early July. However, their re-print of the classic 'gory' cover MORTIFICATION t-shirt is now available at the Soundmass.com store."

Rowe previously stated about the upcoming "Live Humanitarian" DVD. "The audio sounds MASSIVE! It was recorded live at the deluxe but intimate Imax Theatre in Perth, Australia late last year. It is a MORTIFICATION 17-year celebration featuring 24-track digital live recording and a seven-digital-camera shoot. It will be coming out in Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound. This is the first full-length MORTIFICATION show ever to be done this well. 'Live Planetarium' (1993) had only half the show on video (now re-issued and available on DVD) and the full show was only on the CD. This is a huge undertaking but with seven cameras and Surround Sound, it will surpass any past official MORTIFICATION releases."

MORTIFICATION's twelfth studio album, "Brain Cleaner" was released in 2004 through the Rowe Productions label. The follow-up to 2002's "Relentless" was described at the time as "the heaviest project the band has recorded in 10 years" and was said to be "a lot more of a death metal/grind-orientated album but with plenty of power and thrash metal mixed in to keep it interesting and multi-dimensional."

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Narnia Confirmed For Revolution Metal Fest

NARNIA have issued the following update through their website (www.narniaworld.com):

“We are very happy to announce that Narnia are going to perform on 20th of November at Revolution Metal Fest 2004, in Mexico City together with MORTIFICATION, SAVIOUR MACHINE and more."

For more information www.revolutionmetalfest.com

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