Norway's legendary eccentric artist MORTIIS has been confirmed for the Wave Gotik Treffen festival, set to take place May 13-16 in Leipzig, Germany. Other bands scheduled to perform at the festival include TIAMAT, ATROCITY, TRISTANIA, BESEECH, DIE KRUPPS, DARKWELL, MORTIIS, ZEROMANCER, FLOWING TEARS, APOPTYGMA BERZERK, MIDNATTSOL, TANZWUT, DARZAMAT, SUBWAY TO SALLY and VISIONS OF ATLANTIS.
MORTIIS are set to release their new single, "Decadent & Desperate", in the U.K. on April 25. The single will be released in two seven-inch vinyl and one CD digipack format, which will contain various exclusive bonus tracks and remixes. The CD will feature "Decadent & Desperate" along with a new previously unreleased song entitled "Underdog" and "Gibber" (Gibbering Idiot Mix). The vinyl formats will come in different poster bags. Vinyl 1 will contain "Decadent & Desperate" and a live version of "Parasite God". The poster features artwork from the limited edition of "The Grudge" album. Vinyl 2 contains "Decadent & Desperate" and "Way Too Wicked" (Absinthium Mix) and comes with an exclusive band poster. The release follows last year's debut single, "The Grudge", which saw the band make their first-ever entry in the official U.K. singles chart.
MORTIIS kick off the "Decadent & Desperate U.K. Tour" at Cardiff Barfly on April 19. Support on all dates comes from NFD (ex-FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM) and PANIC DHH. A video for "Decadent & Desperate" was recently completed in the U.K. with film and video director Adam Mason (MILLION DEAD, SIKTH, WINNEBAGO DEAL). The video is based on a dream sequence where Mortiis becomes a split personality and finds himself in a Victorian nightmare with members of the band, who portray his tormentors. Filming took place at the end of February over two nights in subzero temperatures at a disused RAF base. The shoot went off without a hitch, apart from the local constabulary despatching a helicopter and patrol cars to see what all the commotion was about. With their curiosity satisfied the police withdrew leaving the bemused band and crew to complete the shoot.
Meanwhile, work is still continuing on "Soul In A Hole", the forthcoming live DVD which was recorded at the London show on last years "Unlimited Grudge" European tour and is set for release in May.