||Official Press Release:
Mortiis will return to the touring circuit this winter with a two-month, full European tour supporting evil-electro outfit Combichrist.
"In some fundamental ways, Combichrist and Mortiis are very different, but in other fundamental ways, we are very much the same," explained vocalist and namesake Mortiis. "At the end of the day, both bands have this 'f-you' attitude. It's expressed somewhat differently musically, but energy and attitude-wise we're carrying the same torch, so to speak. I think fans of both bands will pick up on that."
Mortiis took a break from touring while preparing their latest releases, the soon-to-emerge next album, The Great Deceiver and Perfectly Defect are totally free digital download. Unveiled October 10, Perfectly Defect is full-length, downloadable album available at www.mortiis.com. Perfectly Defect is the quintessential prelude to the world of The Great Deceiver - while the latter is heavier and darker, the former is varied, experimental, and largely instrumental. The bottom line is that Perfectly Defect leads into The Great Deceiver acting as a crucial stage in the evolution of Mortiis' music.
The group is anxious to get back on stage and is ready to unleash months of pent-up aggression during their live show. Fans can expect to hear tracks from Perfectly Defect and The Great Deceiver as well as some older songs with a different twist.
"We've seriously pimped up a selection of older songs that we'll be performing," Mortiis said. "So, across the board, it will be a new, and for lack of a better expression, very 'pimped up' bunch of songs!"
A tour with Combichrist was imminent. Aside from having a long acquaintance with Combichrist's founder and Norwegian-native Andy LaPlegua, drummer Joe Letz is an extended member of the Mortiis family. After connecting with Letz during Mortiis' US tour with the Genitorturers - Letz's former band - the drummer got involved with Mortiis on some of the recording of The Great Deceiver
"It was just a question of time until we'd go out on tour together again," Mortiis said. "Joe is still a part of this band, the way we all see it. We always have a great time when we're together and I think this is something everyone's been wanting to happen for a while now. So when the opportunity came about, we pretty much did what had to be done to make it happen."
20.01.2011 - Sao Mamede, Guimarães, Portugal
21.01.2011 - Caracol, Madrid, Spain
22.01.2011 - Salamandra 1, Barcelona, Spain
23.01.2011 - Totem, Pamplona, Spain
25.01.2011 - Ninkasi Kao, Lyon, France
26.01.2011 - X-Tra Limmathaus, Zürich, Switzerland
27.01.2011 - Tunnels, Milan, Italy
28.01.2011 - Alpheus, Rome, Italy
29.01.2011 - Velvet, Rimini, Italy
01.02.2011 - Le Ferrailleur, Nantes, France
02.02.2011 - Le Divan du Monde, Paris, France
03.02.2011 - Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
04.02.2011 - Tivoli, Utrecht, Netherlands
05.02.2011 - Essigfabrik - Pluswelt Festival, Köln, Germany
06.02.2011 - Tivoli, Bremen, Germany
08.02.2011 - Posten, Odense, Denmark
09.02.2011 - Forbrændingen, Albertslund, Denmark
11.02.2011 - Sticky Fingers, Göteborg, Sweden
12.02.2011 - Chateau Neuf, Oslo, Norway
13.02.2011 - Kägelbanan, Stockholm, Sweden
15.02.2011 - Yo-Talo, Tampere, Finland
16.02.2011 - On the Rocks, Helsinki, Finland
18.02.2011 - Kosmonaut, St. Petersburg, Russia
19.02.2011 - Tochka, Moscow, Russia
20.02.2011 - Tele Club, Ekaterinburg, Russia
22.02.2011 - Riga Melna Piektdina, Riga, Latvia
24.02.2011 - Ucho, Gdynia, Poland
25.02.2011 - Berlin Columbia Club, Berlin, Germany
26.02.2011 - Bunker/Strasse E, Dresden, Germany
01.03.2011 - Silver Church Club, Bukarest, Romania
02.03.2011 - RBF, Sofia, Bulgaria
03.03.2011 - Mylos Club, Salonica, Greece
04.03.2011 - SKC, Belgrade, Serbia
05.03.2011 - Boogaloo, Zagreb, Croatia
06.03.2011 - Szene Wien, Wien, Austria
07.03.2011 - A38, Budapest, Hungary
09.03.2011 - Backstage, München, Germany
10.03.2011 - Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany
11.03.2011 - Meier Music Hall - Festival of Darkness, Braunschweig, Germany
12.03.2011 - Universal Dog - Dark Dance Treffen, Lahr, Germany