Formed by Marius Vold & Steinar Sverd Johnsen in 1989, Mortem was one of the first black metal bands to crawl out of the woodwork in Norway, releasing the highly coveted & brutal 'Slow Death' demo, with Euronymous & Dead of Mayhem acting as producer & cover artist respectively. After the release of 'Slow Death', the band was laid to rest with members going on to form & feature in acclaimed titans such as Arcturus & Thorns, both of which would become mainstays in the black metal scene & beyond.
This special release of 'Slow Death' contains the tracks newly recorded & reworked in a style more akin to the recent 'Ravnsvart' album material, plus also includes the legendary pioneering 1989 demo itself, with a fresh transfer from a new tape source. The new recordings also include a rendition of the old Mortem track 'Satanas', plus a cover of 'Likferd' (Funeral Fog) by Mayhem, this time sung in Norwegian. Joining the original line-up of Marius, Steinar & Hellhammer is Tor Seidemann of 1349 on bass guitar.
Presented as a special LP/7" package, with the demo presented on 7" vinyl format as it appeared originally. The package also includes a four-page booklet with an extended biography on the history of the band, plus rare & unseen images.
- Mutilated Corpse ( 03:36 )
- Milena ( 02:33 )
- Slow Death ( 03:42 )
- Agonized To Suicide ( 03:37 )
- Nightmare ( 04:06 )
- Satanas ( 05:53 )
- Likferd ( 05:48 )
- Intro ( Demo 1989 ) ( 01:28 )
- Mutilated Corpse ( Demo 1989 ) ( 03:33 )
- Milena ( Demo 1989 ) ( 02:06 )
- Slow Death ( Demo 1989 ) ( 02:07 )
- Agonized To Suicide ( Demo 1989 ) ( 02:25 )
- Nightmare ( Demo 1989 ) ( 02:17 )
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