Thursday, 5 May 2016
MORTIIS first video of short film trilogy by Reinert Kiil launched / UK Tour starting at the end of May
Mortiis has launched a new video for the track ‘Geisteskrank’ (Vardøger). The video is the first of three short films by noted Norwegian shock filmmaker Reinert Kiil for which Mortiis contributed the soundtrack. It officially debuted on Metal Hammer's website.
The song ‘Geisteskrank’ is accompanied by Kiil's mind-blowing visuals accompany and was recorded during the same sessions that yielded Mortiis' latest work, ‘The Great Deceiver’ album which is out now via Omnipresence.
Kiil who has made a name as Norway's only Grindhouse filmmaker, decided to collaborate with Mortiis as both parties were intrigued by the idea of delving into the other's art form, but both were waiting to find that kindred soul to capture a shared essence which they found in each other.
"The video unpleasantness continues - a while back Norwegian horror director Reinert Kiil started his short film trilogy based on his own ugly descent into depravity and violence. Never ones to turn our backs to a good cause, we leaped at the opportunity to provide the soundtrack to what is essentially a good old bashing. ‘Vardøger’ is the first part. I've seen the next one, and it just keeps getting worse” says Mortiis.
He continues: ”The music is sonically fused with a glimpse of his soul - or crazed mind or whatever it might be - and it is complete, a sordid success. The result is sleazy, strange, disturbing, and extremely violent."
The band will return to the UK later this month for a 7 date strong headline run to debut songs from their latest release ’The Great Deceiver’ - dates below.
MORTIIS 'demons are back' UK TOUR
May 23rd NEWCASTLE Cluny May 24th GLASGOW Audio May 25th MANCHESTER Ruby May 26th BIRMINGHAM O2 Institute May 27th BRIGHTON Haunt May 28th LONDON Garage May 29th BRISTOL Fleece