Originally comprised of members now known from such classic bands as Arcturus, Mayhem & Thorns, Mortem was a leading act of the early Norwegian underground metal scene; their 'Slow Death' demo a highly inspirational work of early Norwegian extreme metal. Formed by Marius Vold & Steinar Sverd Johnsen in 1989, Mortem was one of the frst black metal bands to crawl out of the woodwork in Norway, releasing the highly coveted & brutal 'Slow Death' demo, with Euronymous & Dead of Mayhem acting as producer & cover artist respectively. After the release of 'Slow Death', the band was laid to rest with members going on to form & feature in acclaimed titans such as Arcturus & Thorns, both of which would become mainstays in the black metal scene & beyond.
This special release of 'Slow Death' contains the tracks newly recorded & reworked in a style more akin to the recent 'Ravnsvart' album material, plus also includes the legendary pioneering 1989 demo itself, with a fresh transfer from a new tape source. The new recordings also include a rendition of the old Mortem track 'Satanas', plus a cover of 'Likferd' (Funeral Fog) by Mayhem, this time sung in Norwegian. Joining the original line-up of Marius, Steinar & Hellhammer is Tor Seidemann of 1349 on bass guitar.
Mutilated Corpse ( 03:36 )
Milena ( 02:33 )
Slow Death ( 03:42 )
Agonized To Suicide ( 03:37 )
Nightmare ( 04:06 )
Satanas ( 05:53 )
Likferd ( 05:48 )
Intro ( Demo 1989 ) ( 01:28 )
Mutilated Corpse ( Demo 1989 ) ( 03:33 )
Milena ( Demo 1989 ) ( 02:06 )
Slow Death ( Demo 1989 ) ( 02:07 )
Agonized To Suicide ( Demo 1989 ) ( 02:25 )
Nightmare ( Demo 1989 ) ( 02:17 )