Exclusive Mortiis video premiere – a return to “dungeon synth”
Dec 2019 13

Release hosts the premiere of the new Mortiis video “A Dark Horizon” (for Scandinavia except Norway). The clip will be unlisted until Sunday. The track is taken from his upcoming album, which marks an expansion of the “dungeon synth” (as he calls it) and ambient industrial sound of his early Cold Meat Industry days.

Watch the video and read his comments below.

- When I was working on re-interpreting my old music for the Cold Meat Industry festival in Stockholm almost two years ago, I had no idea that I’d eventually create an (almost) new record, nor that sections of it would be used for my first two dungeon synth videos since 1996. But here we are, Mortiis says.

- For the “A Dark Horizon” video I decided to team up again with director Ari Savonen in order to create a similar dark and mysterious mood we previously captured with the “Visions of an Ancient Future” video. That first video symbolised the re-awakening of Mortiis (era I) which is continued by the new video so to speak, Mortiis says.

Shooting conditions were intense.

- I had just come off a flight from Poland where I played a couple of shows and went straight to the set in Finland were winter had clearly arrived. Since we were shooting in an abandoned old factory and my new outfit basically consists of pieces of latex on my upper body, spending hours filming in a chilly factory environment basically meant I was freezing my butt off pacing around half-naked trying not do die. The things I do in the name of art…

The new album “Spirits of Rebellion” will be released on January 24 by Omnipresence Productions / Dead Seed Productions.

Photo by: Soile Siirtola