MORTA SKULD ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

‘CREATION UNDONE’ OUT FEB 23 ON PEACEVILLE RECORDS

UNLEASH NEW SINGLE ‘WE RISE WE FALL’

Legendary Death Metal outfit Morta Skuld unleash their new album on the masses this February 23rd 2024.

Scaling new heights of brutality for the longstanding US death metal veterans, ‘Creation Undone’ is the latest work of inspired extremity from frontman and mastermind Dave Gregor and co. In a time when the band’s iconic and celebrated debut ‘Dying Remains’ reaches its thirty year milestone, and with recent live activity on both sides of the Atlantic seeing the quartet performing to a ravenous fanbase of metalheads both old and new, Morta Skuld now returns with a ten track opus of pure death metal in their unrelenting and unwavering pursuit of heaviness, still going strong after three decades, as the band unleashes their successor to 2020’s ‘Suffer For Nothing’.

With themes exploring an increasingly savage, corrupt and destructive state of the world in present times, and executed with a razor-sharp precision, with ferocious and hook-laden compositions to match and even exceed any of their highly-regarded early output.

Following the devastating impact of COVID and the world at large falling into disrepair and dismay, Morta Skuld were inspired to write their new album about the state of world and what it had become in the wake of this new era.

Opting for a different writing strategy this time around rather than writing a song and performing it at rehearsals the band instead took their practice sessions as writing sessions. Focusing on a single song and honing it until it was completed before moving onto the next song. It was a fantastic way to keep the album feeling focused and fresh

Dave Gregor states:

We Rise We Fall” is the debut single to be released from our forthcoming record entitled “Creation Undone”. Fresh but rooted in the vein of old school death metal, it is sure to have something for everyone. We worked harder than ever on this record and took a different approach writing and recording it. We look forward to seeing all of you on the road next year when this album drops.

‘Creation Undone’ was recorded and mixed at Belle City Sound Studios by Chris Djuricic, with mastering work conducted at Flatline Audio with Dave Otero.

  1. We Rise We Fall                   [04:56]
  2. The End Of Reason              [03:57]
  3. Painful Conflict                     [04:22]
  4. Unforeseen Obstacles          [04:25]
  5. Perfect Prey                            [03:25]
  6. Soul Piercing Sorrow            [04:59]
  7. Into Temptation                    [04:09]
  8. Self Destructive Emotions   [04:49]
  9. Oblivion                                   [04:55]
  10. By Design                                [04:42]

 

The album will be released on LP, Limited edition Green LP, CD and digital.  Pre-order copies right here: https://mortaskuld.lnk.to/Creation_Undone

 

Morta Skuld will be touring in 2024 with further details to come.

Morta Skuld formed in Milwaukee in 1990, quickly producing two demos before going on to release three albums on Peaceville Records (initially via legendary sub-label Deaf Records) in the early-mid 90’s. Many years later, and with a new line-up, founder and main-man David Gregor then reunited with Peaceville for the opuses ‘Wounds Deeper Than Time’, and ‘Suffer For Nothing’, showing that none of the brutal & inspired magic of the band’s former years had been lost.

MORTA SKULD – ANNOUNCE 30 ANNIVERSARY OF ‘DYING REMAINS’

OUT NOW VIA PEACEVILLE RECORDS

Morta Skuld are proud to present a special 2CD and limited edition red vinyl LP edition of their classic 1993 debut. The release marks 30 years since its release and the 2CD features Morta Skuld’s influential early demos ‘Gory Departure’ and ‘Prolong The Agony’ as well as rare rehearsal tracks.

The band had the following to say regarding the landmark anniversary:

“We can’t express how excited we are to celebrate Dying Remains turning 30 years old. We are so thankful for all the support and are honoured that fans have held this album in such high regard over these last 30 years. And so, three decades after entering the studio to record what was our first record, in the coming weeks we will embark again into the studio to record our new studio album. This will be ten tracks of fresh but yet rooted material, staying true to our sound as always, and we can’t wait to share this with you all.”

Morta Skuld formed in Milwaukee in 1990, quickly producing two demos before going on to release three albums on Peaceville Records (initially via legendary sub-label Deaf Records) in the early-mid 90’s. Many years later, and with a new line-up, founder and mainman David Gregor then reunited with Peaceville for the recent opuses ‘Wounds Deeper Than Time’, and ‘Suffer For Nothing’, showing that none of the brutal & inspired magic of the band’s former years had been lost.

‘Dying Remains’ was Morta Skuld’s debut, released in 1993 and recorded at Cornerstone Studios. Morta Skuld brought a refreshing blend of heavy and brutal death and doom along with occasionally more atmospheric and melodic elements instead of many straight forward high-octane death metal releases prevalent in the US scene at the time. This was an element which helped to distinguish them from many of their peers, establishing the band and leading to shows with such classic acts as Obituary, Death, Deicide, Napalm Death, Fear Factory, and Cannibal Corpse.

Tracklisting

CD/LP

  1. Lifeless [00:34]
  2. Without Sin [04:02]
  3. Devoured Fears [06:11]
  4. Dying Remains [05:13]
  5. Useless To Mankind [05:13]
  6. Rotting Ways [04:04]
  7. Withering Seclusion [06:00]
  8. Hatred Creation [04:10]
  9. Scarred [03:57]
  10. Consuming Existence [03:50]
  11. Presumed Dead [04:37]

BONUS CD DISC 2

  1. Intro (Gory Depature Demo 1990) [00:31]
  2. Sacrificial Rite (Gory Depature Demo 1990) [03:24]
  3. Gory Departure (Gory Depature Demo 1990) [03:44]
  4. Preacher of Lies (Gory Depature Demo 1990) [03:22]
  5. Senseless Killing (Gory Depature Demo 1990) [02:19]
  6. Through eyes of Death (Prolong The Agony Demo 1990) [01:03]
  7. Feast from Within (Prolong The Agony Demo 1990) [04:15]
  8. Prolong the Agony (Crucifix) (Prolong The Agony Demo 1990) [04:14]
  9. Of Evil (Prolong The Agony Demo 1990) [04:04]
  10. Devoured Fears (Rehearsal Recording 1991) [06:16]
  11. Eternal Suffering (Rehearsal Recording 1991) [04:01]
  12. Prolong the Agony (Rehearsal Recording 1991) [04:04]
  13. Untitled (Rehearsal Recording 1991) [05:13]

Formed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1990, Morta Skuld has been in the American Death Metal scene for 25 years, and has played with such bands as Death, Obituary, Slayer, and Napalm Death. Morta Skuld went on to sign with England’s Peaceville Records. After breaking up for number of years, the band reformed with a new breed and take on their genre. The current line up consists of founding member Dave Gregor (vocals and guitar), plus Scott Willecke (guitar), AJ Lewandowski (bass), and former Jungle Rot drummer Eric House.

Among the earlier breed of acts to arise from the iconic & seminal US death metal scene, Morta Skuld formed in Milwaukee in 1990, going on to release three albums with Peaceville Records in the early-mid 1990’s, commencing with 1993’s now cult classic Dying Remains. In 2017, the band – led by founder & guitarist/vocalist David Gregor – returned to Peaceville for their first studio album in 20 years, the brutal opus Wounds Deeper Than Time, further cementing Morta Skuld’s legacy among the pantheon of American genre greats.

Suffer For Nothing, the band’s sixth studio opus to date, twists the carnage up to whole new levels with a fresh serving of pulverising death metal excellence. With flawless execution & crushing production from Belle City Sound, the quartet brutalise the senses with razorsharp riffing and insane solos. This is no-nonsense high calibre death metal, showing that the old guard are still among the strongest, coinciding with the band’s 30th anniversary, as the band also aims to play shows in Europe and the US in support of the release, when possible.

The first single to be released from Suffer For Nothing will be the opener “Extreme Tolerance”, David Gregor explains “The idea for behind this track was that we are living in a different world these days, and a lot of things that we used to embrace are no longer around. Compassion for others is getting harder to come by in every area of our lives And the fact that many of us are bullied in every area of our lives, whether it be work or online or in person we must be more sensitive than we ever have had to be before“.

The cover painting appears courtesy of renowned artist SV Bell (Rotting Christ, Amorphis), with the CD and LP having different versions of the artwork.

Suffer For Nothing will be released on Peaceville on September 25 on CD, LP in a gatefold sleeve on 180g black vinyl and digitally and is available to pre-order now.

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Line up:

David Gregor – Guitar/vocals
Scott Willecke – Guitar
John Hill – Bass
Eric House – Drums

 

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