The 16th & FINAL Mortification album –“Realm Of The Skelataur” is a return to Mort’s old skool form of total thrashing death.
Mort mainman Rowe says: ‘I worked very hard for 2 years with Lincoln structuring an album that brings back a mix of THE BEST OF OUR EARLY ALBUMS! “Self Titled” (1991), “Scrolls” (1992), “Post Momentary Affliction” (1993) & “EnVision” (1996). This Album is extremely fast, extremely slow, extremely complex & extremely interesting! It takes you on a journey of extreme christian art that will hammer in every emotion, if, you play it LOUD!!! This work is a tremendous full stop on 25 years of World wide Jesus metal art missions attack to slaughter all demon headz.’
The new Mort grind classic ‘Slaughter Demon Headz’ can be streamed in the sounndcloud player below.
“Metal Missionary: The Steve Rowe Story” is available now for download. Rowe recently said: ‘We are working towards producing a hard copy printed version of ‘Metal Missionary—The Steve Rowe Story’ in the next few months. Meanwhile, check out the iPad version’.
“Metal Missionary: The Steve Rowe Story” chronicles the life of Australian metal musician Steve Rowe. As well as over 65,000 words of text, it contains 275 photos (most of them in full colour), archival video footage and audio segments. As a teenager growing up in 1970s Melbourne, Australia, Steve Rowe participated in athletic activities with unbridled enthusiasm. He also enjoyed listening to heavy rock music, collecting records and souvenirs from his musical heroes. In the early 1990s, Steve was still full of energy, delivering gritty vocals and thumping bass guitar as the founder of Australian extreme Christian metal band Mortification. The controversial group gained thousands of fans around the world through album sales and concert tours in the USA and Europe. In 1996, Steve Rowe, aged 31, was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. After surviving a bone marrow transplant and intensive chemotherapy, he contracted cancer of the spinal fluid. In 1997, his doctor declared that he had only ‘two hours left to live’. But Steve defied the doctor’s expectations and fought through unspeakable pain only to be declared an L1 paraplegic. Strengthened by his faith in God, Steve rebuilt his life to, once again, record and tour with his band. US, European and South American tours enhanced his reputation as a determined ‘metal missionary’ with a survival story of miraculous proportions.
Steve Rowe’s story is one of an ‘ordinary Aussie’ doing extraordinary things. His passion for people and his unshakeable Christian faith are undeniable. His reflections on his health issues and his disability are insightful and poignant. Steve’s enthusiasm for life, embedded throughout his story, is infectious and inspiring. Get it now at iTunes.
01. The Cost
02. Feed Your Hungry Ears
03. Extrinsick Forces
04. Realm Of The Skelataur
05. Slaughter Demon Headz
06. Our Anthem
07. 40 Day Fast
08. Total Thrashing Death
10. Grave Sucking
11. Pushing Weird Buttons
Video below: ‘Realm Of The Skelataur’ (live)
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