San Jose brutal death/doom practitioners, MORTUOUS — featuring past and present members of Exhumed, Repulsion, Necrot, Atrament, and others — will unleash the bestial fruits of its Through Wilderness debut in North America this June via a joint partnership between Tankcrimes Records and the newly-launched Carbonized Records spearheaded by drummer Chad Gailey (Necrot).
MORTUOUS’ Through Wilderness was captured at Earhammer Studios with Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Vastum, Necrot, etc.) and boasts eight punishing tracks that pay their respects to the likes of My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost, Rottrevore, and Disembowelment. The album includes guest appearances by Chris Reifert and Danny Coralles of Autopsy, Derrel Houdashelt, formerly of Exhumed, and Teresa Wallace of Dreaming Dead and comes swathed in the cover art of Marald Van Haasteren (Bolt Thrower, Baroness, Necrot).
Through Wilderness will see release in North America on June 22nd on CD, limited LP (housed in a gold foil stamped gatefold jacket), cassette, and digitally via Tankcrimes and Carbonized with Dawnbreed Records handling the CD and LP release in Europe and Extremely Rotten handling the European cassette edition.
Sample second album track, “Bitterness,” below.
Through Wilderness Track Listing:
1. Beyond Flesh
3. Chrysalis Of Sorrow
4. The Dead Yet Dream
5. Anguish And Insanity
6. Through Wilderness
7. Prisoner Unto Past
8. Screaming Headless
MORTUOUS will play a special record release this June with additional performances to be announced in the weeks to come.
6/09/2018 The Golden Bull – Oakland, CA * Record Release Show w/ Petrification, Abstracter, Dipygus
MORTUOUS was forged in San Jose, California in 2009 from the ashes of Colin Tarvin’s previous project Funerealm. Tarvin began writing music in the vein of Incantation, Autopsy, and Viogression with lyrics centered heavily on philosophical views on death and anti-technological themes. Later that year he released the Mors Immortalis demo on Skeleton Plague Records which received praise and recognition throughout the underground death metal community. By 2010, MORTUOUS had a full lineup which included former Exhumed members Col Jones and Mike Beams as well as Al Tarvin-Kibler, and Nick Scarboro. In 2013, the band parted ways with Tarvin-Kibler, and Scarboro and recruited bassist Clint Roach. Drummer Chad Gailey of Necrot joined the fold that following year completing the band’s current incarnation.
Colin Tarvin – guitar
Mike Beams – vocals, guitar
Clint Roach – bass
Chad Gailey – drums
Chris Reifert (guest vocals on “The Dead Yet Dream” and “Anguish And Insanity”)
Danny Coralles (solo on “The Dead Yet Dream”)
Derrel Houdashelt (solo on “Through Wilderness”)
Teresa Wallace (flute on “Screaming Headless”)