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Heart Of Hell (work in progress)

by Mortiis

COTBW exclusive


This is a work in progress, and a working mix, which simply means I adjust levels, EQ, reverbs and other FX as I move along, so don't take this mix too seriously. The next step is to start adding some guitars to this, most likely end of the month/early February. I'm also waiting for Sarah Jezebel Deva´s vocal contributions, which I am hoping is going to be happening this week.

The essence of this song has existed for many years, and I've finally gotten around to turning it into a proper song. It must have sounded like 3-4 different songs, as I've dragged it through countless re-arrangements, replacing sounds, re-recording vocals, adding ideas only to kill them off, after realising the ideas were shit, or simply overkill. Its all part of the process though.

The "album art" is simply a placeholder, and is not intended for final release.


released January 19, 2023
All music and Lyrics by Mortiis / Havard Ellefsen

Photo by NecrosHorns.


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Mortiis Oslo, Norway

Joined Emperor 1991.
Fired from Emperor on grounds of a "bad attitude" late 1992.
Formed Mortiis next day.
Planned recordings in Transylvania 1993.
That did not happen.
Released several solo albums in the 90´ies & weirding out the music industry with his prosthetic mask.
Oh those yonder days of media hypocrisy.
Became band. Band died.
Broke ribs, dreams and industry shackles, but remained free.
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