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Mortum

Formed: 2006
From: NJ, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Mortum News

Below is our complete Mortum 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.

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Swordbearer Posts New Song Online

New Jersey solo folk metal solo project Swordbearer has posted a new song, "Where Mountains Meet the Sky," online. The song comes off of Swordbearer's upcoming second album, "Honor," which will be released on December 22nd through Itunes. Listen to the track below:

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Mortum Posts New Song Online

New Jersey black metal band Mortum has posted a new song online entitled "Ritual Tribulation." The track comes off of their upcoming debut full length album, "The Rites of Depopulation."

Check out the song below:

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Mortum Parts Ways With Vocalist

Mortum has announced that the band has parted ways with vocalist Rhode "Revenge" Rachel due to personal and musical differences. Guitarist Adam "Ominous" Kerman commented:

"I would personally like to thank Rhode for his 3 years of service which brought many memorable shows, an EP, and overall confidence instilled in the band. He will be missed, but it is time to move on. All shows/releases are to go as planned as I will be doing vocal duties for the time being. We all wish Rhode the best in his musical endeavors."

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Mortum Completes New EP

New Jersey black metal band Mortum has issued the following update regarding the completion of their new album "Beyond Which Darkness Holds Secret:"

"FINALLY! Our upcoming EP 'Beyond Which Darkness Holds Secret' is now complete! You can stream the entire thing on our myspace page! We hope to have the EP out by or in June if all things run smoothly, hopefully we'll be able to run a string of shows from now into the summer in support of the EP. LISTEN TO THE EP NOW!"

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Mortum Reveals Nearing Completion of New EP

New Jersey black metal band Mortum has issued the following update on their upcoming EP:

"As of now we are about done with the completion of our next anticipated release 'Beyond Which Darkness Holds Secret' EP. It has been over TWO years since we actually released material but the wait will be over soon. There are 3 tracks from the EP up on our page for streaming and more to come soon. We are hoping to get the EP out by June or possibly earlier."

"Our next show isn't for another month or so but it is on March 25th at Dingbatz in Clifton, NJ. Bands and other info TBA. Hopefully we'll schedule some more in the upcoming future."

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Folkodia Posts New Album Teaser Online

International folk metal band Folkodia has posted a teaser track on their MySpace page for their new album, "Battlecry." Rhode "Revenge" Rachel, of the New Jersey black metal band Mortum, is featured as a guest musician on the album and can be heard performing bass on the third song of the sample, and vocals on the fourth song.

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Mortum Posts Live Video Footage Online

New Jersey black metal band Mortum has posted 4 new live videos from their show on January 9th at The Backstage in Edison, NJ. watch the videos here.

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Mortum Reveals EP Cover Art

New Jersey black metal band Mortum has revealed the cover art for their upcoming EP, entitled "Beyond Which Darkness Holds Secret." The artwork was created by vocalist Rhode "Revenge" Rachel and can be seen here.

The band has recently released two songs, "Lost and Empty" and "Prophesizing the Fall of Mankind," from the EP on their MySpace page.

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Mortum Posts New Music Online

New Jersey black metal band Mortum has issued the following update on their MySpace page regarding their upcoming EP, album, and new songs:

"We just uploaded two new tracks, 'Lost and Empty' and 'Prophesizing the Fall of Mankind.' These songs have been on the page before but these are newly-recorded versions that will be on our upcoming EP 'Beyond Which Darkness Holds Secret... Hopefully to be released in early 2010."

"We decided to re-record our EP from last year due to some errors in the recordings themselves. Originally we planned on recording our full length album 'Awakening of the Primordial Spirit' but decided to go for an EP instead. However the Awakening title will be used for our debut full length." More...

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Metalunderground.com Announces Hsu-Nami Show

2510 Entertainment in association with Metal Underground.com has announced their first metal show. The show will take place in Bogota, New Jersey at the Bogota VFW on November 7th. The all ages show starts at 6pm and tickets are $10 at the door and 8 dollars with the flyer below. The line up is as follows:

Hsu-nami
The Doomsday Prophecy
Mortum
Severed
Shoshanna the Waitress More...

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Mortum Posts Rehearsal Footage Online

New Jersey black metal band MORTUM has posted a video of rehearsal footage of their song, "Awakening of the Primordial Spirit," at this location and below. The song comes off their EP, "Awakening of the Primordial Spirit EP." More...

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Unearthing the Metal Underground: The Jersey Scene

In our newest weekly column, "Unearthing the Metal Underground," we'll be putting a few quality underground bands each week in the spotlight in an attempt to get the word out about them. This week I’m taking three local and unsigned talented New Jersey metal bands of different sub-genres that will wet your appetite for new music. More...

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Mortum Issues Studio Update

NJ black metal band, Mortum, has issued the following update from the studio:

"Today was the 2nd day of re-recording our full length, first day consisted of setting up the kit basically and re-recording the song Lost and Empty. Some pictures are up from day 1's recording session."

"Also today we began hammering down guitar tracks, so far there sounding great. Tommrow all 27 guitar tracks should be done.(there are 9 songs on the album, the 10th is going to composed by MysticYautja and Alastor). After that MysticYautja will be taking down drum tracks(were doing things opposite for a reason), then bass, vocals, and keys will be followed after."

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Mortum Posts Live Video Online

NJ black metal band, Mortum, has issued the following update regarding their upcoming album and their performance at Dingbatz:

"So we just played a very succesful gig in Clifton last Sunday and here is a video of one of our songs "Awakening of the Primordial Spirit'"

"In other news, this weekend we will be recording demo versions of 2 or 3 brand new tracks. They should be up late this weekend, or sometime during the week. Nonetheless, check back for updates!" More...

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Mortum Posts Video of Drummer Playing New Song

NJ black metal band, Mortum has posted a video of their drummer, "MysticYautja," performing a yet to released track on youtube.

The band comments on the song and album status, "Note this song will not be on the upcoming EP 'Prophecizing The Fall of Mankind' that is expected to be out this summer sometime. This new song will be featured on the debut full length 'Awakening of the Primordial Spirit,' which will be re-recorded and will include a few brand new songs including this one, it should be out sometime in late 2009 or 2010." More...

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Mortum Announces EP Details

NJ black metal band, Mortum, has issued the following update regarding their upcoming album and EP:

“Revenge is just about done completing the front cover artwork for our new EP that is going to be titled ‘Prophecizing The Fall of Mankind.’ All that there is left is to edit the front cover and complete a back cover and the artwork total will be complete.”

”As of now were hoping to have this out and released by early July. We have a little ways to go financing for the album but it will get done shortly. We hope to get about 1,000 copies of the EP out, we'll most likely crate pay-pal for worldwide purchasing for those intrested.” More...

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Mortum Postpones Release of Debut Album

NJ black metal band, Mortum, has announced that they will be delaying the release of their debut album, "Awakening of the Primordial Spirit." The band issues the following statement regarding the reasons behind the delay:

"We have decided that we are going to postpone our debut full length 'Awakening of the Primordial Spirit' for several reasons."

"First, Mystic Yautja was not so pleased the way his drum tracks came out on the recording itself and would like to re-do them all over again." More...

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Mortum Posts Rehearsal Footage Online

NJ black metallers, Mortum, have posted rehearsal videos of the band performing some of the songs off their upcoming debut album, "Awakening of the Primordial Spirit." The videos can be seen on their MySpace page

The band is currently seeking a label to release their album on. More...

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Swordbearer Posts New Song Online

Swordbearer, a solo project of Rhode "Revenge" Rachel, the singer of the NJ black metal band, Mortum, has posted a new song on his MySpace page entitled "We Await the Spring."

Rhode "Revenge" Rachel comments on the new song, "It has been something that was in the works for quite some time, and I finally got around to finishing it... This song will be featured on my second album 'Honor' which, as of now, has no known release date. In fact, I am still trying to put out my debut, 'Inspired by the Trees,' but money and labels are the issue."

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Mortum Posts New Song Online

New Jersey black metal band, Mortum, have just uploaded another new song, "We Came From Below," on their MySpace page. The song, previously posted in demo form, is one of 8 that comes off their debut album, "Awakening of the Primordial Spirit" [cover]. The album was recorded at AI Recording Studios in Waldwick, New Jersey.

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