San Jose-based death/doom dealers MORTUOUS will take to the stage again this weekend as part of Decibel Magazine’s second annual Metal And Beer Fest Los Angeles. The band will kick off Saturday’s celebration performing alongside Carcass, Vio-lence, Schammasch, and more! In January, the band will play a special show at Elbo Room Jack London in Oakland where they’ll be celebrating the return of Despondency, their hazy pale ale developed by Oakland’s own Ghost Town Brewing. Despondency will be available all night long during the show and will be available soon at Ghost Town. In April, MORTUOUS will bring their sonic brutality overseas for a two-plus week European takeover with Copenhagen death metallers, Hyperdontia. The Eternal Evisceration Over Europe 2020 trek commences April 25th in Denmark and comes to a close May 9th at Graveland Fest in the Netherlands. See all confirmed dates below.
12/14/2019 Decibel Metal & Beer Fest @ The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
1/31/2020 Elbo Room Jack London – Oakland, CA
Eternal Evisceration Over Europe 2020 w/ Hyperdontia:
4/25/2020 Mayhem – Copenhagen, DK
4/27/2020 Drizzly Grizzly – Gdansk, PL
4/28/2020 Chmury – Warsaw, PL
4/29/2020 D.K. Luksus – Wroclaw, PL
4/30/2020 Chemiefabrik – Dresden, DE
5/01/2020 07 Strahov – Prague, CZ
5/02/2020 Kafe Piksla – Breclav, CZ
5/03/2020 Kulturak Klub – Bratislava, SK
5/04/2020 Durer Kert – Budapest, HU
5/06/2020 Circolo Svolta – Milano, IT
5/08/2020 Goldgrube – Kassel, DE
5/09/2020 Graveland Fest – Hollandscheveld, NL
MORTUOUS was forged in San Jose, California in 2009 from the ashes of guitarist 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 drummer Col Jones and guitarist/vocalist Mike Beams as well as vocalist Al Tarvin-Kibler, and bassist 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.
MORTUOUS released their critically lauded Through Wilderness debut in 2018 via a joint partnership between Carbonized and Tankcrimes Records in North America and Dawnbreed and Extremely Rotten Productions in Europe. The record boasted eight new tracks of relentless doom and death with nods to My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost, Rottrevore, and Disembowelment. Later that year, the band unveiled a split 7” with Oakland’s Scolex. Earlier this year, MORTUOUS released Lamenting Reflections, a split EP featuring now-defunct New Jersey death metalists Deform. Dedicated to former Deform guitarist/vocalist Tim Ninerell, who took his own life in 2016, Lamenting Reflections is available digitally and on limited edition vinyl in two variants: 250 black and 250 bone (double-sided insert and download card included) via Carbonized and Dawnbreed Records with an additional cassette release through Unholy Domain Records. For orders visit the Carbonized Bandcamp page HERE or Dawnbreed Records HERE.
“…pure pulverizing death…” — Revolver
“…a fantastic dose of muddy and ugly death metal.” — New Noise Magazine
“…rotting death metal done by rotters who understand how important it is to have rotten things in your life.” — Last Rites