MORTUOUS To Release Upon Desolation Full-Length September 16th Via Carbonized Records; “Graveyard Rain” Single Now Streaming + Preorders Available

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San Jose death metallers MORTUOUS will release their second full-length, Upon Desolation, September 16th via Carbonized in the United States and Extremely Rotten Productions in Europe.

Four years after their critically acclaimed debut, Through Wilderness, MORTUOUS returns with eight new tracks of sheer, twisting brutality. Upon Desolation was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California in December 2021. The offering features violin performances on “Nothing” and “Defiled By Fire” by Andrea Morgan (Exulansis) and album artwork by Marald Van Haasteren (Necrot, After the Bombs, Baroness).

The record’s first single, “Graveyard Rain,” is currently streaming now on all platforms. Comments the band, “‘Graveyard Rain’ brings forth a dark and doomy atmosphere that intertwines to take you on a journey to your grave!”

Stream MORTUOUS’ “Graveyard Rain” at THIS LOCATION.

Upon Desolation will be released on CD, LP, cassette, and digital formats. Find preorders at the Carbonized webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE. Extremely Rotten will have all formats available for sale on release date. An exclusive Ultra-Clear Splatter vinyl variant of the record is available through Tankcrimes HERE.

Upon Desolation Track Listing:

  1. Carve
  2. Nothing
  3. Metamorphosis
  4. Days of Grey
  5. Defiled by Fire
  6. Burning Still…
  7. Ash and Dismay
  8. Graveyard Rain

Coinciding with the release of Upon Desolation, MORTUOUS will join Full Of Hell and Blood Incantation for a US tour. The tour begins on September 13th in Denver, Colorado and runs through October 7th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Additional support will be provided by Vermin Womb and God Is War. See all confirmed dates below. MORTUOUS will have copies of Upon Desolation on all formats as well as new merch throughout the tour.

MORTUOUS w/ Full Of Hell, Blood Incantation, Vermin Womb, God Is War:
9/13/2022 Gothic Theater – Denver, CO
9/14/2022 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
9/15/2022 The Olympic – Boise, ID
9/16/2022 Dante’s – Portland, OR
9/17/2022 Substation – Seattle, WA
9/20/2022 Starline Social Club – Oakland, CA
9/21/2022 1720 – Los Angeles, CA
9/22/2022 The Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
9/23/2022 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
9/24/2022 Nile Underground – Mesa, AZ
9/25/2022 Sister Bar – Albuquerque, NM
9/26/2022 89th Street – Oklahoma City, OK
9/28/2022 Raccoon Motel – Davenport, IA
9/29/2022 Turf Club – St Paul, MN
9/30/2022 Reggies – Chicago, IL
10/01/2022 Legends – Cincinnati, OH
10/02/2022 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
10/03/2022 Mohawk – Buffalo, NY
10/04/2022 State House – New Haven, CT
10/05/2022 The Middle East – Cambridge, MA
10/06/2022 Monarch – Brooklyn, NY
10/07/2022 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA

MORTUOUS formed in 2009 from the ashes of Colin Tarvin’s previous project Funerealm in the hope of creating a new death metal band. He started writing music in the vein of Incantation, Autopsy, and Viogression with lyrics emphasizing heavily on philosophical views on death and anti-technological themes. Later that year he released the Demo, Mors Immortalis, on Skeleton Plague Records which received praise and recognition throughout the underground death metal community. By 2010, MORTUOUS had a full lineup which included Col Jones and Mike Beams, previously of Exhumed as well as Al Tarvin-Kibler, and Nick Scarboro. In 2013, MORTUOUS parted ways with Tarvin-Kibler and Scarboro and recruited Clint Roach on bass. By 2014, MORTUOUS saw the current lineup formation with the addition of Chad Gailey from Necrot on drums.

MORTUOUS released their critically lauded Through Wilderness debut in 2018 through a joint partnership between Carbonized Records and Tankcrimes Records in North America and Dawnbreed and Extremely Rotten Productions in Europe. The record boasted eight 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 which made its debut at Kill-Town Death Fest VI: The Resurrection. In 2019, MORTUOUS released Lamenting Reflections, a split EP featuring now-defunct New Jersey death metalists Deform, on limited edition vinyl. The EP was dedicated to former Deform guitarist/vocalist Tim Ninerell, who took his own life in 2016. The release was followed by performances at a variety of festivals including Eternal Warfare, California Deathfest, Kill-Town Death Fest VII, and Decibel Metal And Beer Fest: Los Angeles. In 2020, the band release their long out-of-print Among The Lost and Mors Immortalis demos on CD via a joint partnership between Carbonized Records in the United States and Triumvirate Of Evil in Colombia. That same year saw the band make their first ever appearance in Mexico at Total Death Over Mexico III in Mexico City. In December 2021, MORTUOUS recorded their upcoming new full-length Upon Desolation.


Colin Tarvin – guitar, vocals
Michael Beams – guitar, vocals, piano
Clint Roach – bass
Chad Gailey – drums
Guest Performances:
Andrea Morgan – violin