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Slow Death

Artist:
Format:
12" Vinyl
No of Discs:
2
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
15-07-2022
Label:
Barcode:
801056881717
Packaging:
Slip Sleeve (CD or Vinyl)
Catalog Number:
VILELP817
VILELP817
VILELP817

Description

SPECIAL LP/7" VINYL EDITION OF THE LEGENDARY MORTEM 'SLOW DEATH' RECORDINGS, FULLY RERECORDED & REWORKED INCLUDING EXTRA TRACKS, PLUS THE ORIGINAL 1989 DEMO ITSELF - INCLUDES BOOKLET WITH EXTENDED BAND HISTORY & RARE IMAGES. Before Arcturus, there was Mortem. Originally comprised of members now known from such classic bands as Arcturus, Mayhem & Thorns, Mortem was a leading act of the early Norwegian underground metal scene; their 'Slow Death' demo a highly inspirational work of early Norwegian extreme metal.

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.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Mutilated Corpse ( 03:36 )
  3. Milena ( 02:33 )
  4. Slow Death ( 03:42 )
  5. Agonized To Suicide ( 03:37 )
  6. Nightmare ( 04:06 )
  7. Satanas ( 05:53 )
  8. Likferd ( 05:48 )
  9. Intro ( Demo 1989 ) ( 01:28 )
  10. Mutilated Corpse ( Demo 1989 ) ( 03:33 )
  11. Milena ( Demo 1989 ) ( 02:06 )
  12. Slow Death ( Demo 1989 ) ( 02:07 )
  13. Agonized To Suicide ( Demo 1989 ) ( 02:25 )
  14. Nightmare ( Demo 1989 ) ( 02:17 )
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