Mortishead bludgeoned their way onto the metal scene mid 2014 and have since been leaving a trail of smashed stages, ringing ears and the bewildered faces of people wondering what brutality they bore witness to.
They are essentially a 6 piece dark parody of an authoritarian and malevolent totalitarian regime. The overall depiction of the band is an aggressive, condescending militant/dystopian super power within in the world. They wear arm bands emblazoned with their bands insignia, the M logo.
Guitarists, drummer and bassists have the air of enforcers, the violent ones that do the dirty work, clad in black combat trousers and boots, black shirts.
Luke the Bastard, vocalist, by contrast is well dressed in a suit, he is the official, the leader that gives the orders and is the face of the regime. The reality of the world, is that the most evil and ill intentioned of us, in fact, wear suits.
Then there is the samples player. He is something else, almost the hellish representation of all that is dark and ill intentioned in all people. The thing that drives fear and negativity and the desire to do wrong. The dark side of the ying and yang, left unchecked by its light side that has become absent. A blank, lifeless, face (mask) dressed in a black trench coat. He is the infection, a puppet master, like a cordyceps fungus that controls the minds of those around him.
Their sound, including but not limited to elements of industrial, thrash, groove and sludge, combine to recreate the sound of boots stamping on human skulls and is fast becoming one of Bristol's most exciting musical exports.
With teeth cutting riffs and a dominating stage presence, Mortishead are asserting themselves as a powerful movement headed by six brutal bastards.
A LOOK INTO THEIR PAST
MORTISHEAD RELEASE THEIR 2ND MUSIC VIDEO OFF THEIR 'TOTALITY' EP FOR THE TRACK
MORTISHEAD TO HEADLINE
SOPHIE FEST 2018
MORTISHEAD ANNOUNCED TO SUPPORT WE COME FROM ASHES AT THEIR EP LAUNCH
M2TM EVENTS IN LONDON, LEICESTER AND CARDIFF FOR 2018
MORTISHEAD RELEASE 1ST SET OF DATES FOR 2018
MORTISHEAD TAKE ON
M2TM BRISTOL, FOR A 2ND
YEAR, AS HOSTS
50 CAL PROMOTIONS
FESTIVAL III AND
SOPHIE FEST GLOUCESTER
THEIR TOTALITY EP
AND NEW MERCH
MORTISHEAD BOOKED TO HEADLINE 3 DIFFERENT M2TM EVENTS IN 3 DIFFERENT CITIES IN 2017
MORTISHEAD AND CROWBAR JOIN FORCES
After winning M2TM BRISTOL in 2015 MORTISHEAD teamed up with Bloodstock to return the comp to Bristol in 2017. As hosts they ensure Bristol's metal scene will get the recognition it deserves.
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Mortishead smashed The Fleece to pieces alongside Fleshgod Apocalypse & Xerath
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BLOOD DRIVE VIDEO -MORTISHEAD
MORTISHEAD PLAYED BLOODSTOCK 2015
After smashing through Metal to The Masses and rising victorious
Mortishead played on the New Blood Stage on Friday 7TH AUGUST.
Thankyou to everyone at Bloodstock Festival.
:New video coming soon:
Mortishead: The Road to Bloodstock
KNOTSLIP AND MORTISHEAD
LIVE AT THE BIERKELLER, FRI 25TH SEPT
The Mortishead 6 joined the Knotslip 9, Europe's award winning No.1 Slipknot tribute band, for a brutal assult at the Bierkeller in Bristol on September 25th.
MAC SABBATH AND MORTISHEAD
ALLIES ON THEIR RECENT DRIVE THRU OF THE UK
MAC SABBATH AND MORTISHEAD WERE RECENT ALLIES AS THE LOS ANGELES BAND COMPLETED THEIR DRIVE THROUGH OF THE UK.
TOGETHER THEY SHARED THE STAGE AT THE BANDS OFFICIAL DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL WARM UP SHOW, SATIS-FRYING EVERYONE IN ATTENDANCE.
PAGAN HELL REVIEWS
Pagan Hel reviews have paid homage to the office of Mortishead. Their tribute will be considered favourably at the time of judgement.
Metal Addicts Interview
When D-Rock cornered Mortishead in a dark alley and forced them to talk they spoke about their history, line up and current situation within the Hobgoblin Beer Metal 2 The Masses competition.
Read the full interview at Metal Addicts by clicking the image below.. \m/
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Metal addicts show MORTISHEAD
further support to their regime and
METAL HAMMER NAME MORTISHEAD IN THEIR TOP 10 BANDS TO WATCH ON THE NEWBLOOD STAGE OVER BLOODSTOCK FESTIVAL 2015