The Stargate

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The Stargate
The Stargate.jpg
Studio album by Mortiis
Released August 23, 1999
Recorded 1998-1999 in Norway
Genre Dark ambient
Length 59:50
Label Earache Records
Producer Håvard Ellefsen, Niklas Trane, Conny Larsson
Mortiis chronology
Crypt of the Wizard
(1996)
The Stargate
(1999)
The Smell of Rain
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Discogs4.7/5 stars[2]

The Stargate is an album by Norwegian solo artist Mortiis that was scheduled for release with the book Secrets of My Kingdom, alongside a limited gold press version of the CD, which was for unknown reasons later released in 2001, prior to The Smell of Rain. The LP was a 3-sided gatefold with a 12" fold-out lyric sheet. The fourth side was etched. Initially there was to be a large poster, however this was dropped by the record label. There was going to be a reprint of this CD, but it never happened.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Child of Curiosity & the Old Man of Knowledge" - 5:33 (Mortiis)
  2. "I am the World" - 6:18 (Mortiis)
  3. "World Essence" - 5:58 (Trane)
  4. "Across the World of Wonders" - 6:42 (Mortiis)
  5. "(Passing by) an Old and Raped Village" - 5:09 (Trane)
  6. "Towards the Gate of Stars" - 7:45 (Mortiis)
  7. "Spirit of Conquest/the Warfare" - 9:16 (Mortiis)
  8. "Army of Conquest/the Warfare (Ever Onwards)" - 13:04 (Trane)

Personnel[edit]

  • Sarah Jezebel Deva: Female Lead Vocal
  • Kalle Metz: Male Lead Vocal, Additional Backing Vocal
  • Mortiis: Keyboards, Synthesizers, Backing Vocal
  • Niklas Trane: Acoustic Guitars

Production[edit]

  • Arranged By Mortiis
  • Produced, Recorded, Engineered & Mixed By Mortiis, Niklas Trane & Conny Larsson
  • Mastered By Mortiis

Reissue[edit]

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