Profound Lore Records has announced a collaboration with new US death metal band MORTIFERUM, hailing from Olympia, Washington. The label will begin the conspiracy with the release the band’s 2017 Altar Of Decay demo, one of the most praised death metal demos of the year, on limited edition vinyl on January 12th, in conjunction with a West Coast tour with their cohorts in Seattle-based Fetid.
Stream MORTIFERUM’s Altar Of Decay at Bandcamp HERE.
MORTIFERUM West Coast Tour w/ Fetid:
1/17/2018 Cryptatropa – Olympia, WA w/ Acephalix, Scolex
1/18/2018 Highline – Seattle, WA w/ Acephalix, Scolex
1/19/2018 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR w/ Acephalix, Scolex
1/20/2018 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA w/ Acephalix, Scolex
1/22/2018 The Garth – Las Vegas, NV
1/23/2018 Cottage House – Flagstaff, AZ
1/24/2018 The Cave – Santa Fe, NM
1/25/2018 Reno’s Chop Shop – Dallas, TX
1/26/2018 White Swan – Houston, TX
1/27/2018 Lost Well – Austin, TX
1/28/2018 Apt. 512 – El Paso, TX
1/29/2018 Master’s Chambers – Phoenix, AZ
1/30/2018 Til-Two Club – San Diego, CA
1/31/2018 Que Sera – Long Beach, CA
2/01/2018 Resident – Los Angeles, CA
2/02/2018 Blue Lagoon – Santa Cruz, CA
2/03/2018 First Church Of The Buzzard – Oakland, CA
Sharing members of Bone Sickness, Ēōs, and more, MORTIFERUM was formed by Max Bowman (guitars, vocals), Chase Slaker (guitars), and Alex Mody (drums, vocals). Their various bands had played shows together regularly in the local scene as the members shared a mutual interest in Finnish and American death metal, and had a similar vision for the music they wanted to play. In 2016, after several failed attempts to get a band going, the members got together and wrote the songs that became the first demo, Altar Of Decay. Enlisting the help of Dan Fried (Triumvir Foul, Anhedonist) to fill in on bass, they recorded Altar Of Decay in Mody’s garage. Tracking guitars and drums live in their own space, with part-time keyboard player Ethan Camp as the engineer, MORTIFERUM was able to capture the songs in their most visceral form.
In the band’s short existence, MORTIFERUM has already had the privilege of playing with such luminaries as Asphyx, Phrenelith, Innumerable Forms, Blood Incantation, Qrixkuor, Triumvir Foul, and many more. The band has recently announced the addition of full-time bassist, Tony Wolfe, and is currently writing their debut full-length, to be released on Profound Lore in late 2018.
Stand by for more on MORTIFERUM’s impending debut LP in the months ahead.