With seven full-length albums under their belts, Alternative Metallers MADDER MORTEM intend to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of their 1999 debut full-length album “Mercury” in style. Not only will there be a show at the Parkteateret in Oslo, Norway on the 7th September, but, Dark Essence Records are also planning to re-release “Mercury” with some bonus material – more info on which will be coming soon.
The show will be extra special and include visual effects by the multi-media artist and long-time collaborator, and Dark Essence label-mate, COSTIN CHIORIEANU. And, In true MADDER MORTEM style, the band very much want their legion of friends, fans, family and past members to be very much a part of the fun.
As the Madders themselves explain:
In 1999, we released our first album «Mercury» on Misanthropy Records. We were kids given the opportunity to fulfil our dreams, and getting to do it on such an outstanding label was awe-inspiring. This record kicked off the journey we’re still on, and we’re still immensely proud of it. We’ve evolved and changed through the years, band members have come and gone, and the Madder family has been growing, but the Madder marrow has remained intact. Through our crowdfunding campaign last year, we got to feel the full strength of our community, and now we’d like to celebrate the anniversary and re-release of «Mercury» together with you all.
We’ve planned a very special night for you. We are bringing the former members of Madder Mortem back to the stage, to share the different eras with you all, as well as some surprise guests. We’ve chosen a set list that includes some fan favourites and some very rarely heard songs, as well as some of the bonus tracks from the re-release. The outstanding Costin Chioreanu is creating original paintings for songs from the set, and the filmed creation of those paintings will add a stunning visual element to the show. Costin will also exhibit his original paintings at the show, to give you a close look at his visual interpretation of the Madder music, and there might be more surprises along the way.
But even with all these amazing elements, what we are looking forward to the most, is to celebrate our long history together with you. We’re still going strong, 20 years in, without compromise and without losing our passion. We know who we are and where we belong, and even though what we make is often dark, this will be a joyful night, a gathering of family and friends to share our love for the music. Come and join us for the celebration!
Tickets for the Anniversary show are available from https://www.ticketmaster.no/event/612291 and further information can be found on the Facebook Event at https://business.facebook.com/events/388578165086331/
A video by Costin Chioreanu for the track “Far From Home”, from MADDER MORTEM’s 2019 album “Marrow”, can be seen below and at https://youtu.be/8DIDksyQJUk