Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Mortiis: New Free d/l single+video "Geisteskrank" + Live Dates

OSLO - Mortiis will issue the fourth free download single, "Geisteskrank," in support of The Great Deceiver on August 26. The song, which is actually a non-album track, began as a remix of The Great Deceiver's "The Shining Lamp of God" before eventually mutating into its own song.

Download the single + video here.

"Geisteskrank" made its debut earlier this year as the soundtrack for Norwegian Grindhouse filmmaker Reinert Kiil's short film Vard√łger. The track has never been available for download until now.

"The original title of 'The Shining Lamp of God' was 'Zeitgeist' in its embryonic stages, and we eventually changed it," Mortiis said. "When 'Geisteskrank' took form, it sort became this nod towards those early stages of that song, title wise if nothing else. Eventually Reinert Kiil began his mini film trilogy, and wanted to use 'Geisteskrank' as the soundtrack for the first part, and that´s how it made its debut, so to speak." Kiil's Vard√łger film will also be included in the free download.

The Great Deceiver, Mortiis' ninth full-length album, was released earlier this year via Omnipresence. Musically, The Great Deceivercontinues along the winding path that Mortiis' two-decade career has taken, mixing together aggressive guitar-driven crossover metal with industrial-type electronics, for a record that could easily be considered the most accessible in Mortiis' catalog.

Mortiis Live in October:

21.10 Phantoms of Pilsen Festival, Pilsen, Czech Republic
22.10 Club From Hell, Erfurt, Germany
23.10 Voodoo Lounge, Dublin, Ireland

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