Last year Mortiis released his first new full length in six years, ‘The Great Deceiver’. Since 2004’s ‘The Grudge’ Mortiis and his backing band have been creating industrial rock, comparable to groups like Ministry, Combichrist, and Nine Inch Nails as well as some of the longer running industrial classics. One of the cool elements of a lot of industrial music is it lends itself well to remixes, and that’s exactly what is in the works for 2017. On April 21st Mortiis will be releasing ‘The Great Corrupter’, featuring remixes from artists like Die Krupps, Godflesh, Merzbow, and more. There will also be some unreleased material from ‘The Great Deceiver’ recording sessions, which promise to head in a slew of different directions. While April is a few months away, today Mortiis is premiering the Die Krupps remix of Doppelganger, and we’re excited to be one of the sites streaming the track first. The song will be available for free download through the band’s website early next week week, and as an added bonus the playlist also includes a remix of The Shining Lamp of God by Leæther Strip!
The Die Krupps mix of Doppelganger stretches the original song out from three and a half minutes to almost six minutes in length. To my ears it sounds like the remix has further isolated Mortiis’ vocals and made the guitars even more aggressive dynamic, which keeps the spirit of the original track while pushing it into different territory. It’s always interesting to hear how each act emphasizes their own strengths and morphs the original song around it, and I’ve spent just as much time listening to it as the original version of Doppelganger. ‘The Great Corrupter’ releases April 21st on CD, vinyl, and digital formats.
In March Mortiis will be doing a nine day run in the UK with PIG, dubbed the Swine & Punishment Tour. Dates are below, and tickets are on sale now.
MORTIIS/PIG ‘Swine & Punishment’ UK TOUR:
10 March Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
11 March Glasgow – Ivory Blacks
12 March Newcastle – Think Tank
13 March York – Fibbers
14 March Sheffield – Plug
15 March Manchester – Ruby Lounge
16 March Bristol – Fleece
17 March Norwich – Epic Studios
18 March London – Garage
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