MORTIIS will issue a fourth free download single, Geisteskrank', in support of 'The Great Deceiver' on August 26.
The song, which is actually a non-album track, began as a remix of 'The Great Deceiver's 'The Shining Lamp of God' before eventually mutating into its own song.
'Geisteskrank' made its debut earlier this year as the soundtrack for Norwegian Grindhouse filmmaker Reinert Kiil's short film, Vardøger. The track has never been available for download until now. Kiil's film will also be included in the free download.
"The original title of 'The Shining Lamp of God' was 'Zeitgeist' in its embryonic stages, and we eventually changed it," Mortiis said. "When 'Geisteskrank' took form, it sort became this nod towards those early stages of that song, title wise if nothing else. Eventually Reinert Kiil began his mini film trilogy, and wanted to use 'Geisteskrank' as the soundtrack for the first part, and that's how it made its debut, so to speak."
'The Great Deceiver', Mortiis' ninth full-length album, was released earlier this year via Omnipresence. Musically, 'The Great Deceiver' continues along the winding path that Mortiis' two-decade career has taken, mixing together aggressive guitar-driven crossover metal with industrial-type electronics, for a record that could easily be considered the most accessible in Mortiis' catalog.
Oct 21: Phantoms of Pilsen Festival, Pilsen, Czech Republic
Oct 22: Erfurt, Germany, Club from Hell
Oct 23: Dublin, Ireland, Voodoo Lounge
Available August 26th - 'Geisteskrank/Vardøger free single/video download: