Norwegian eccentric artist MORTIIS has issued the following update:
"[I] just finished another ambient/atmos piece. It was the last piece that didn't make the deadline for the 'Broken' film [Adam Mason's ultra-violent horror film whose soundtrack Mortiis contributed to], so it's in that vein sonically and atmospherically. I called it 'Thrall', in the spirit of 'Broken'. If Adam ever gets the DVD version he's been talking about out (which should have a lot more of my music in it that the cinematic version) maybe we'll put it in there, or maybe we'll put it on the soundtrack album I'd like to put out some day. Somehow it'll see the light of day though. I had to finish it, because it really pissed me off seeing it laying around sort of half-done."
Mortiis and Adam Mason worked together for the first time when Mason directed the "Decadent & Desperate" video for the single of the same name.
MORTIIS has been busy writing and recording new material for a new album, to be released 2007 through an as-yet-undetermined label (the band is no longer signed to Earache Records).
"The music so far is pretty varied," said Mortiis. "There's a bunch of really heavy stuff in there, probably the hardest stuff we've done so far, really guitar-driven shit. Then there's some really ambient sounding stuff, very drone-y and atmospheric, as well as some more electronic sounding songs too."
Mortiis noted that the songs are still in various stages of completion, leaving them open to many shifts and changes before the follow-up to "The Grudge" is recorded.
"It sounds really interesting right now," Mortiis said. "Some old vibes came back to us on some of the songs, some 'Smell of Rain' vibes and some 'Grudge' vibes and some new vibes. It's all totally dysfunctional and fucked up in one way or another. Diseased or hurt minds never really heal up, I guess, and because of that, all in all it's going to be a really hard, attacking kind of album with the moody stuff in between."
Some of the working titles are: "Zeitgeist", "Great Deceiver", "The Ugly Truth", "Looking Glass", "Doppelganger", "Sins of Mine", "Scolding the Burnt", "Live Forever" and "Road to Ruin".
Mortiis also recently completed remixes for ZOMBIE GIRL and DOPE STARS INC.'s upcoming releases.