Feb 082018

Mick Jelinic (Terraphobia, ex Mortification) checked in with the following sad news:

Yesterday I received some very sad news that former Terraphobia and Mortification drummer Damien Percy had lost his battle from a long illness.

Damien was the drummer on the Mortification “Erasing the Goblin” album and the “Live Humanitarian” DVD he was also the drummer on the 2007 “Live Humanitarian” European tour. Damien was not only an exceptional drummer but an even better person, he was one of my best friends and will be sadly missed but not forgotten. Continue reading »

May 092017

Soundmass (Australia) recently announced two upcoming Mortification vinyl releases:

“Post Momentary Affliction”

Continuing with our chronological release of Mortification albums on vinyl, Soundmass are happy to announce the upcoming LP release of their 1993 album “Post Momentary Affliction”. After the pounding death/grind of 1992’s “Scrolls of the Megilloth”, this album seems Mortification returning to their thrash roots, but with a refinement and creativity which would see this recording considered a classic. With the influences of Manowar and Iron Maiden on display, we’re treated to a feast of incredible thrash and speed metal that is laced with death metal. Complex songwriting, precise riffing, masterful bass playing, phenomenal drumming, intelligent lyrics delivered in a fresh death growl/thrash shout style, all captured with clear and clean production. Recognised by many critics as an innovative album, and arguably seeing this trio crafting songs at their artistic peak, “Post Momentary Affliction” is distinctly Mortification and showcases everything fans love about this band. Continue reading »

Jul 112015

Terraphobia - Terrafication The Mort Years (2015) For those of you scratching your heads in puzzlement, Terraphobia is a Michael Jelinic project. He spent time in Mortification as their guitarist, but that is getting ahead of us. So let’s go back to 1985 when he formed an original heavy metal band called Lethal Dose. The band released several demos between 1985 & 1993, and after several line up changes and a natural progression to a heavier style of metal, changed the name to Terraphobia. Late 1993 saw the first Terraphobia release ‘Product of Your Mind’ EP. Due to musical differences the singer and bass guitarist left to form a grunge band, leaving behind guitarist Michael Jelinic and drummer Damien Percy.

The next releases, ‘Natural Born Killer’ (1996) and ‘An Eye For An Eye’ (1997) saw Jelinic taking over the vocals with both release’s written, performed and produced by Jelinic. By late 1998 bass guitarist Suzi Reid and drummer Joe Plozza had joined the band, and soon Terraphobia were playing regularly in and around Melbourne, with a highlight playing at the Melbourne Metal Festival in October 1999. Continue reading »

May 142015

Mort_realm of the skeletor It is not often that you can say ‘Back in the day’ and be transported to 1990 (when Mortification first hit the scene). They unleashed the first Christian death metal album ‘Mortification’ in 1991. It was far more brutal than any other christian release at the time. They signed a deal with Nuclear Blast Records who specialised in death metal and released their 1992 follow-up ‘Scrolls Of The Megilloth’ which was a masterpiece of fast death metal with some doom influences. The following years saw their style change to modern groove, thrash metal and hardcore punk with shouted vocals. They would later return to thrash and death metal. Their 16th studio album, ‘Realm of the Skelataur’ sees Steve Rowe (vocals & bass), Lincoln Bowen (lead & rhythm guitars) and Andrew Esnouf (drums) return to Mort’s nineties form of thrashing death metal with unexpected chord changes and off kilter time signatures.

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Apr 272015

Mort. 2012The 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. Continue reading »