MORTIIS has begun writing material for the follow-up to last year’s The Grudge in which he plans to hook up with producer Rhys Fulber (FEAR FACTORY, DELERIUM, FRONTLINE ASSEMBLY, PARADISE LOST).
“On the new songs, we are focusing more on what I think got a bit lost last time, which is songwriting and continuity,” said Mortiis. “Last time I was trying to make a really angry and abusive record, and I wanted to do everything at the same time because I wanted all this noisy stuff to happen. The distorted noise, electronics, and samples are still there, but these songs are more focused and have a more coherent interaction between the programmed and the organic. They are definitely a lot more organic, and I am putting a lot of weight on guitars this time.”
Some working song titles include “The Ugly Truth”, “Doppelganger”, “Hard to Believe”, “Zeitgeist”, “Scolding the Burnt” and “Great Deceiver”.
In other news, guitarist Åge Troite has replaced Åsmund Sveinunggard for live duties with MORTIIS. European and North American dates are currently being put together.
For instant songs and remixes: www.mortiis.com/downloads.