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Lingua Mortis Orchestra

Formed: 1996
From: Herne, Germany
Last Known Status: Active

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Lingua Mortis Orchestra Posts Tour Trailer

Rage's classical outlet Lingua Mortis Orchestra posted a trailer clip for the upcoming December tour dates with Majesty. The band recently released the new music video for "Cleansed By Fire," the opening track off the current "LMO" release (see review here.

The tour dates are as follows:

18.12. D Stuttgart - LKA Lohnhorn
19.12. D Memmingen - Stadthalle Memmingen
20.12. D Nürnberg - Hirsch
21.12. D Köln - Essigfabrik
22.12. D Langen - Neue Stadthalle

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Lingua Mortis Orchestra Releases New Music Video

Rage's classical outlet Lingua Mortis Orchestra posted a new music video for the track "Cleansed By Fire." The song appears on the latest album "LMO," which is out now via Nuclear Blast Records. (see review here). The band premiered the video with all actors, extras and anyone else involved in the making of this past Friday at the townhall in Gelnhausen, Germany.

"LMO" follows the concept on the burning of witches in Gelnhausen in 1599 and is based on a true story. The video for 'Cleansed By Fire' was shot on location in Gelnhausen in late September with about 300 participants.

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Lingua Mortis Orchestra To Release New Video

For their highly acclaimed debut record "LMO," RAGE’s classical outlet, the Lingua Mortis Orchestra has produced a most extravagant video for the opening track "Cleansed By Fire." "LMO" follows an exciting concept on the burning of witches in Gelnhausen in 1599 and is based on a true story. The video for ‘Cleansed By Fire’ was shot on location in Gelnhausen in late September with about 300 participants. The album is available now via Nuclear Blast Records (see review here).

To celebrate the video release, the band will have a get-together with all actors, extras and anyone else involved in the making of the video, the festivities of which will take place on Friday, November 22 at 9pm CET at Gelnhausen townhall. Further guests of the event will the Haggard, who will play alongside Lingua Mortis Orchestra at Gelnhäuser Müllerwiese on July 5, 2014. After the premiere itself, the video will be shown on the towns’ homepage, starting at 11pm CET at www.gelnhausen.de.

The band also posted updated tour dates, with Majesty in support:

18.12. D Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn
19.12. D Memmingen - Stadthalle Memmingen
20.12. D Nürnberg - Löwensaal
21.12. D Köln - Essigfabrik
22.12. D Langen - Neue Stadthalle More...

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Lingua Mortis Orchestra To Drive Fan In Race Car

For the upcoming Lingua Mortis Orchestra shows on September 13th at Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen and the Hamburg Metal Dayz on September 28th, Victor Smolski, creative mind of the formation, has come up with something very special: Victor will bring his race car of Rallye-Team “Quer” (German for “Crossways”) and park it upfront the venue. One brave fan will be invited to a ride through the town – slow, but loud and crossways.

Those who are willing to take part in this exclusive ride should be at the Turbinenhalle at 6pm CET and register with Victors racing team. Furthermore a co-driver slot for the German Rally Mastership leg at Saarland will be raffled.

For the Hamburg Metal Dayz please send a mail with "Rallye" in the subject line to contact@hamburg-metal-dayz.de. The deadline is September 20th. You can catch the band live:

12.09. CH Pratteln - Z7
13.09. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
14.09. AT Oberwaltersorf - Heavy Nights - Festival More...

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Wacken Open Air 2013 Live Stream Details Revealed

The 2013 installment of the Wacken Open Air Festival kicks off today, but you don't have to be there to catch some of the action over the course of the weekend. Select bands from the festival will be shown via live stream at this location. There is no guarantee that the broadcast will be available in every country.

According to the schedule, highlights of the Wacken Metal Battle with Annihilator will be shown today at 18:30 (CET), 12:30pm (EST), 9:30am (PST). In addition, for Friday and Saturday, bands broadcast will be:

Friday, 2 August 2013 - Start: 18.30 CET (12:30pm EST)

Agnostic Front @ Black Stage
Ugly Kid Joe @ Party Stage
Corvus Corax @ Party Stage
Pretty Maids @ True Metal Stage
Amorphis @ Party Stage

Saturday, 3 August 2013 - Start: 16.45 CET (10:45am EST)

Black Messiah @ Headbangers Stage
Legion Of The Damned @ Headbangers Stage
Ihsahn @ Black Stage
Candlemass @ Party Stage
Sonata Arctica @ Party Stage
DevilDriver @ Party Stage
Lingua Mortis feat. Rage @ Black Stage

In addition, on August 3, 2013 beginning at 8pm CET (2:00pm EST), Wacken will be broadcast live at this location. At this point, the following artists will be streamed live:

Trivium
Alice Cooper
Deep Purple
Doro More...

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Victor Smolski Posts Guitar Video Clip

In the course of the current Lingua Mortis Orchestra promotion trip through Germany, guitarist Victor Smolski handed over his guitar that had been in use for many years - both in the studio and live on stage with Rage – to the Hard Rock Café in Cologne, who will forward it to the Hard Rock Café headquarters in Orlando, Florida.

It’ll be placed in a special glass frame there and subsequently be sent from country to country to be exhibited in various Hard Rock Cafés around the world.

Victor Smolski has also posted a new guitar instructional video clip online. Check out this new video below.

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Lingua Mortis Orchestra Posts Track By Track Video

Lingua Mortis Orchestra, featuring German power pioneers Rage and guests, posted the first two track-by-track videos for the new release "LMO." The album drops via Nuclear Blast on August 2, 2013.

The tracklisting for "LMO" is as follows:

1. Cleansed By Fire (a) Convert The Pagans, Pt. I; b) The Inquisition (instrumental); c) Convert The Pagans, Pt. II) (see lyric video)
2. Scapegoat
3. The Devil´s Bride
4. Lament
5. Oremus (instrumental)
6. Witches` Judge
7. Eye For An Eye
8. Afterglow

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Atrocity Posts "Okkult" Webisode, Pt. III

Germany's Atrocity posted the third part in a webisode series on the making of the new LP "Okkult" (see review here), the first part in an album trilogy. The latest episode contains the making of the music video for the track "Pandæmonium" (see music video) and the recording of the orchestral parts for the album by Victor Smolski and the Lingua Mortis Orchestra.

The first two parts can be seen here and over here. Check out the latest: More...

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Lingua Mortis Orchestra Posts Fourth Trailer

Lingua Mortis Orchestra, the side project of German power pioneers Rage, posted the fourth in a series of trailers for the upcoming debut LP "LMO." In this trailer, bassist/vocalist Peavy Wagner discusses the vocalists. "LMO" is due for release on August 2, 2013 via Nuclear Blast.

"LMO" is a conceptual release based on the true story of the burning of witches in Gelnhausen in 1599. Check out trailers here, over here and at this location.

The tracklisting for "LMO" is as follows:

1. Cleansed By Fire (a) Convert The Pagans, Pt. I; b) The Inquisition (instrumental); c) Convert The Pagans, Pt. II) (see lyric video)
2. Scapegoat
3. The Devil´s Bride
4. Lament
5. Oremus (instrumental)
6. Witches` Judge
7. Eye For An Eye
8. Afterglow

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Lingua Mortis Orchestra Posts Lyric Video

Lingua Mortis Orchestra, the side project of German power pioneers Rage and the first band to mix orchestra with metal, posted a lyric video for the new track "Cleansed By Fire." The track is to appear on the new LP "LMO," which is due for release on August 2, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. The album is a conceptual release written by vocalist/bassist Peavy Wagner and is based on the true story of the burning of witches in Gelnhausen in 1599.

Trailers for the album can be seen: here, here and at this location.

The tracklisting for "LMO" is as follows:

1. Cleansed By Fire: a) Convert The Pagans, Pt. I; b) The Inquisition (instrumental); c) Convert The Pagans, Pt. II
2. Scapegoat
3. The Devil´s Bride
4. Lament
5. Oremus (instrumental)
6. Witches` Judge
7. Eye For An Eye
8. Afterglow

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Lingua Mortis Orchestra Posts Third Trailer

Lingua Mortis Orchestra, the side project of German power pioneers Rage and the first band to mix orchestra with metal, posted another trailer for the upcoming debut LP "LMO." In this trailer, guitarist/composer Victor Smolski discusses the coordination of two orchestras for the release. "LMO" is due for release on August 2, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. The album is a conceptual release written by vocalist/bassist Peavy Wagner and is based on the true story of the burning of witches in Gelnhausen in 1599.

Previous trailers can be seen at this location and over here.

Guest stars to appear on the album include: Jeannette Marchewka and soprano singer Dana Harnge, as well as, Henning Basse (MaYaN/Epysode/Ex-Sons of Seasons/Ex-Metallium), among others.

The tracklisting for "LMO" is as follows:

1. Cleansed By Fire: a) Convert The Pagans, Pt. I; b) The Inquisition (instrumental); c) Convert The Pagans, Pt. II
2. Scapegoat
3. The Devil´s Bride
4. Lament
5. Oremus (instrumental)
6. Witches` Judge
7. Eye For An Eye
8. Afterglow

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Lingua Mortis Orchestra Posts Second Trailer

Lingua Mortis Orchestra, the side project of German power pioneers Rage and the first band to mix orchestra with metal, posted a second trailer for the upcoming debut LP "LMO," which is due out for release on August 2, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. "LMO" a conceptual album about the burning of witches in Gelnhausen in 1599, which was written by vocalist Peavy Wagner, and based on a true story. The story is explained in the trailer below.

Apart from the three Rage musicians, two female vocalists belong to Lingua Mortis Orchestra's regular cast: Jeannette Marchewka and soprano singer Dana Harnge. Guest vocals were contributed by Henning Basse (MaYaN/Epysode/Ex-Sons of Seasons/Ex-Metallium), among others.

The tracklisting for "LMO" is as follows:

1. Cleansed By Fire: a) Convert The Pagans, Pt. I; b) The Inquisition (instrumental); c) Convert The Pagans, Pt. II
2. Scapegoat
3. The Devil´s Bride
4. Lament
5. Oremus (instrumental)
6. Witches` Judge
7. Eye For An Eye
8. Afterglow More...

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Lingua Mortis Orchestra Posts Trailer For New LP

Lingua Mortis Orchestra, the side project of German power pioneers Rage and the first band to mix orchestra with metal, posted a trailer for the upcoming self-titled LP, which is due out for release on August 2, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. The album continues where the 1996 Rage album "Lingua Mortis" left off, but with a much larger production. Now a full band in of itself, Lingua Mortis Orchestra (or L.M.O.) presents a conceptual album, which is explained by bassist vocalist Peavy Wagner in the video.

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Lingua Mortis Orchestra Posts Video Studio Report

Lingua Mortis Orchestra, full side band of Germany's Rage, posted the first studio report for the band's upcoming album "LMO." The album is now set for release on August 2, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records. The video features guitarist Victor Smolski, and though the interview portions are in German only, there is is also footage of the band recording at Twilight Halls Studio and music snippets are heard throughout.

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Lingua Mortis Orchestra To Record Debut Album

Last month the Lingua Mortis Orchestra – founded by German heavy metallers Rage as an orchestral side project – made its live debut over the course of 2013’s 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise.

On the high seas in the Caribbean, the 15-member band played two gigs in the packed Chorus Line Theater on board of the Majesty Of The Seas cruise ship. Enthusiastic feedback by both fans and the press provided the combo with another boost of motivation for the upcoming recordings of a debut album. The recording is due in April under the musical direction of Victor Smolski. Right in time for several booked festival shows (on this year’s Wacken Open Air, among others), Lingua Mortis Orchestra’s debut record is set for an early August release.

Victor Smolski – guitarist and head of the project – comments on the work progress: “Back from Florida’s heat to Germany’s iciness, but there can be no talk of feeling chilly – we’re boiling over with work in our studio! I’m already back in arranging and composing mode, while mountains of scores are piling up on my desk. I’m already fascinated by the new Lingua Mortis Orchestra songs due to their multifacetedness: Rock-hard tracks, some of them even heavier than those of our latest Rage record '21,' are contrasted with balladic melodies of sheer beauty.

"The first official Lingua Mortis Orchestra album will be something very special for us, as we’ve never created anything like this before. You can look forward to a concept album with long tracks, sung by Peavy and enriched with female vocals as well as with exotic orchestra instruments. I’ll keep you posted!"

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