“…filthy death metal of the highest order…” — Decibel
San Jose-based death/doom legion MORTUOUS will take to the streets on an eight-date mini-tour set to commence August 2nd. The band will ravage stages through Oakland, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Santa Fe, Colorado Springs, Seattle, and Olympia, the tour coming to a close on August 11th in Portland. See all confirmed dates below.
MORTUOUS — featuring within its ranks past and present members of Exhumed, Repulsion, Necrot, and Atrament, among others — released their Through Wilderness debut earlier this summer via Tankcrimes. Captured at Earhammer Studios with Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Vastum, Necrot, etc.), the record 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 is out now in North America on CD, limited LP, cassette, and digitally via Tankcrimes and newly-launched Carbonized Records spearheaded by drummer Chad Gailey. For digital orders visit THIS LOCATION where the record can be streamed in its devastating entirety. Find physical orders HERE and HERE.
Additionally, check out MORTUOUS’ twenty-minute documentary below.
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 Triple Nickel – Colorado Springs, 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.
“…pure pulverizing death…” — Revolver
“…a fucking great death metal album.” — Ghost Cult
“…dynamically paced, vocally monstrous, melodically memorable, and both gruesome and fiery in its execution (the soloing alone should heat your blood to the boiling point).” — No Clean Singing on “Bitterness”
“…a superb first album by a band that has only released a few demos at this point. The guitar work is heavy and unrelenting, the leads and solos are blistering, the drumming is tight and hard-hitting, and the vocals are in the classic, guttural death metal growl.” — No Echo
“…rotting death metal done by rotters who understand how important it is to have rotten things in your life.” — Last Rites
“…a fantastic dose of muddy and ugly death metal.” — New Noise