Madder Mortem

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Madder Mortem
Origin Nord-Odal, Hedmark, Norway
Genres Progressive metal
Avant-garde metal
doom metal
Years active 1993–present
Labels Peaceville
Associated acts Soulswarm
Website www.maddermortem.com
Members Agnete M. Kirkevaag
BP M. Kirkevaag
Patrick Scantlebury
Tormod Langøien Moseng
Mads Solås
Past members Odd Eivind Ebbesen
Christian Ruud
Boye Nyberg
Sigurd Nilsen
Eirik Ulvo Langnes
Paul Mozart Bjørke

Madder Mortem is a Norwegian progressive metal band.[1] They were formed in 1993 as Mystery Tribe,[2] but changed the name to Madder Mortem in 1997.[3] The group released a full-length album, Mercury, in 1999, but the band's label folded soon after its release, and all but two members (Agnete and BP Kirkevaag) left the group.[3] A new lineup recorded the All Flesh Is Grass album for a new label, Century Media, in 2001, and Deadlands followed on The End Records in 2002, after which further lineup changes ensued. The band's most recent records were released via Peaceville Records.

On July 21, 2014, the band announced the addition of a new guitar player, Richard Wikstrand, formerly of Crome Division. [4]

Members[edit]

Current lineup[edit]

  • Agnete M. Kirkevaag − Vocals (formerly also bass) (1993–present)
  • BP M. Kirkevaag − Guitars, backing vocals (1993–present)
  • Patrick Scantlebury − Guitars (2010–present)
  • Tormod Langøien Moseng − Bass guitar (2003–present)
  • Mads Solås − Drums (1999–present)

Former members[edit]

  • Odd Eivind Ebbesen − Guitar (2003–2010)
  • Christian Ruud − Guitar (1993–1999)
  • Boye Nyberg − Bass Guitar (1993–1999)
  • Sigurd Nilsen − Drums (1996–1999)
  • Eirik Ulvo Langnes − Guitar (2000–2003)
  • Paul Mozart Bjørke − Bass Guitar, backing vocals (2000–2003)

Live performances[edit]

In September/October 2001, Madder Mortem supported Tristania, Rotting Christ, and Vintersorg on a 23-date European tour. During February and March 2003 Madder Mortem supported Opeth on the European leg of their "Deliverance" tour.[5] In addition to various cities across Western Europe, the Opeth tour also brought them to the UK for the first time, with a total of 33 gigs.

They have played festivals including Brutal Assault in the Czech Republic, Popkomm in Germany, Yuletide Metal Meeting in Northern Ireland,[6] and Conmusic in Mexico; as well as the Norwegian festivals Southern Discomfort, Inferno Metal Festival, and Quart Festival.

With new guitarist Richard Wilkstrand, Madder Mortem performed at the festival Livestock at Alvdal in rural Norway on July 11th, 2014.[7]

Discography[edit]

Demos[edit]

  • Misty Sleep (1997)
  • Demo 98 (1998)
  • Demo 2000 (2000)

Full-Lengths[edit]

Singles & EPs[edit]

References[edit]

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