“…filthy death metal of the highest order…” – Decibel
Through Wilderness is the debut full-length from San Jose-based death/doom unit, MORTUOUS, featuring within its maniacal ranks past and present members of Exhumed, Repulsion, Necrot, Atrament, and others. In advance of its release next month, today Decibel is offering up “The Dead Yet Dream” for public consumption.
Offers drummer Chad Gailey of the track, “‘The Dead Yet Dream’ is one of our favorite tracks from Through Wilderness, because we got to work with three very influential people to make this song come to fruition. Chris Reifert and Danny Coralles from Autopsy and Matt Harvey of Exhumed. Each one of them brought their own personality onto the track which lead to extremely killer results. Between Matt’s lyrical imagery, Danny’s haunting solo, and Chris’ iconic screams, we feel like this song has a bit of everything to offer any true fan of death metal.”
Hear “The Dead Yet Dream,” courtesy of Decibel, at THIS LOCATION.
If you missed it, sample second album track, “Bitterness,” below
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 newly-launched Carbonized Records spearheaded by Gailey. Dawnbreed Records will handle the CD and LP release in Europe while Extremely Rotten will handle the European cassette edition.
MORTUOUS will play a special record release show this June before taking on a short West Coast tour in August. See all confirmed dates below.
6/09/2018 The Golden Bull – Oakland, CA * Record Release Show w/ Petrification, Abstracter, Dipygus
8/02/2018 Elbo Room Jack London – Oakland, CA
8/03/2018 Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA
8/04/2018 Master’s Chambers – Phoenix, AZ
8/05/2018 The Cave – Santa Fe, NM
8/06/2018 TBA – Denver, CO
8/09/2018 Highline – Seattle, WA
8/10/2018 McCoy’s – Olympia, WA
8/11/2018 Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
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.