History Music / Mortiis

5th Apr '18 2:01:26 PM MorgenReiter
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* EpicRocking: None of the songs on their first four albums are under 18 minutes in length, with "The Song of a Long Forgotten Ghost being the longest at over 53 minutes.



* GenreShift: Mortiis is a fairly drastic example of this, having gone through at least three different genres.
* GriefSong: "Everyone Leaves"

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* GenreShift: Mortiis is a fairly drastic example of this, having gone through at least three different genres.genres (Dark Ambient[=/=]Dungeon Synth for Era I, Music/{{Darkwave}} for Era II, Industrial Rock for Era III).
* GriefSong: "Everyone Leaves"Leaves."
* HollywoodVoodoo: The lyrics to "You Put a Hex on Me."



* ReligionRantSong: "Underdog"

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* ReligionRantSong: "Underdog""Underdog" and "Parasite God."



* WickedWitch: Subject of the song "Smell the Witch"

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* WickedWitch: Subject of the song "Smell the Witch"Witch."
1st Feb '18 4:43:48 PM Surenity
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Mortiis is a band from Notodden, Norway fronted by Håvard Ellefsen (former member of the BlackMetal band {{Music/Emperor}}), who is also known as the namesake of the band. The name is a misspelling of the word 'mortis', [[ItIsPronouncedTroPay which is the pronunciation used by the band]]. However, Mortiis started as the solo project of Ellefsen as a means to convey a story. This aspect was lost over time and Mortiis slowly formed into a band. Between 1993 and 1999 the solo project focused on dark {{ambient}} music, which around two decades later was the [[TropeMaker main inspiration]] for the Dungeon Synth genre. He abruptly changed genres in 2001's electronic influenced ''The Smell of Rain'', which featured more lyrics and style-wise ranged from {{Industrial}} to SynthPop. With the release of ''The Grudge'' Mortiis became an official band rather than a solo project, and the music shifted toward IndustrialMetal.

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Mortiis is a band from Notodden, Norway fronted by Håvard Ellefsen (former member of the BlackMetal band {{Music/Emperor}}), who is also known as the namesake of the band. The name is a misspelling of the word 'mortis', [[ItIsPronouncedTroPay which is the pronunciation used by the band]]. However, Mortiis started as the solo project of Ellefsen as a means to convey a story. This aspect was lost over time and Mortiis slowly formed into a band. Between 1993 and 1999 the solo project focused on dark {{ambient}} music, which around two decades later was one of the [[TropeMaker main inspiration]] inspirations for the Dungeon Synth genre. He abruptly changed genres in 2001's electronic influenced ''The Smell of Rain'', which featured more lyrics and style-wise ranged from {{Industrial}} to SynthPop. With the release of ''The Grudge'' Mortiis became an official band rather than a solo project, and the music shifted toward IndustrialMetal.



* TropeMaker: For Dungeon Synth, actually. Mortiis [[https://www.decibelmagazine.com/2017/10/16/mortiis-black-metal-dungeon-synth-beyond/ expressed his surprise and disbelief in an interview]] that the experimental dark ambient music he did early in his career, fairly unique at the time, has since spawned an entire genre.

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* TropeMaker: UrExample: For Dungeon Synth, actually. Mortiis [[https://www.decibelmagazine.com/2017/10/16/mortiis-black-metal-dungeon-synth-beyond/ expressed his surprise and disbelief in an interview]] that the experimental dark ambient music he did early in his career, fairly unique at the time, has since spawned inspired an entire genre.genre, but stops short of taking credit for being a TropeMaker.
1st Feb '18 4:26:12 PM Surenity
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* OldShame: Era I seems to have been this to Ellefsen for a time, although he has come around since the start of "Era 0", having re-released some of his old albums and even performed special Era I Dungeon Synth concerts. This coming after a renewed interest in his early works among fans of Dungeon Synth developed in the 2010's.
1st Feb '18 4:24:51 PM Surenity
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* OldShame: Era I seems to have been this to Ellefsen for a time, although he has come around since the start of "Era 0", having re-released some of his old albums and even performed special Era I Dungeon Synth concerts.

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* OldShame: Era I seems to have been this to Ellefsen for a time, although he has come around since the start of "Era 0", having re-released some of his old albums and even performed special Era I Dungeon Synth concerts. This coming after a renewed interest in his early works among fans of Dungeon Synth developed in the 2010's.
1st Feb '18 4:17:19 PM Surenity
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Mortiis is a band from Notodden, Norway fronted by Håvard Ellefsen (former member of the BlackMetal band {{Music/Emperor}}), who is also known as the namesake of the band. The name is a misspelling of the word 'mortis', [[ItIsPronouncedTroPay which is the pronunciation used by the band]]. However, Mortiis started as the solo project of Ellefsen as a means to convey a story. This aspect was lost over time and Mortiis slowly formed into a band. Between 1993 and 1999 the solo project focused on dark {{ambient}} music, until 2001's electronic influenced ''The Smell of Rain'', which featured more lyrics and style-wise ranged from {{Industrial}} to SynthPop. With the release of ''The Grudge'' Mortiis became an official band rather than a solo project, and the music shifted toward IndustrialMetal.

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Mortiis is a band from Notodden, Norway fronted by Håvard Ellefsen (former member of the BlackMetal band {{Music/Emperor}}), who is also known as the namesake of the band. The name is a misspelling of the word 'mortis', [[ItIsPronouncedTroPay which is the pronunciation used by the band]]. However, Mortiis started as the solo project of Ellefsen as a means to convey a story. This aspect was lost over time and Mortiis slowly formed into a band. Between 1993 and 1999 the solo project focused on dark {{ambient}} music, until which around two decades later was the [[TropeMaker main inspiration]] for the Dungeon Synth genre. He abruptly changed genres in 2001's electronic influenced ''The Smell of Rain'', which featured more lyrics and style-wise ranged from {{Industrial}} to SynthPop. With the release of ''The Grudge'' Mortiis became an official band rather than a solo project, and the music shifted toward IndustrialMetal.


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* OldShame: Era I seems to have been this to Ellefsen for a time, although he has come around since the start of "Era 0", having re-released some of his old albums and even performed special Era I Dungeon Synth concerts.


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* TropeMaker: For Dungeon Synth, actually. Mortiis [[https://www.decibelmagazine.com/2017/10/16/mortiis-black-metal-dungeon-synth-beyond/ expressed his surprise and disbelief in an interview]] that the experimental dark ambient music he did early in his career, fairly unique at the time, has since spawned an entire genre.
28th Jul '17 12:37:56 AM Surenity
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Until 2007, Mortiis was never seen without his mask; a troll-like face with a large nose and pointed ears. The mask changed over time as well; by the release of ''The Grudge'' it began to look like it had been stitched and stapled in place. Finally after 2007's ''Some Kind of Heroin'', Mortiis removed the mask permanently.

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Until 2007, Mortiis was never seen without his mask; a troll-like face with a large nose and pointed ears. The mask changed over time as well; by the release of ''The Grudge'' it began to look like it had been stitched and stapled in place. Finally after 2007's ''Some Kind of Heroin'', Mortiis removed the mask permanently.permanently; or so it seemed, as Ellefsen has been reappearing in the mask since 2016, perhaps due to fans requesting it.
28th Jul '17 12:36:43 AM Surenity
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Mortiis is a band from Notodden, Norway fronted by Håvard Ellefsen (former member of the BlackMetal band {{Music/Emperor}}), who is also known as the namesake of the band. The name is a misspelling of the word 'mortis', [[ItIsPronouncedTroPay which is the pronunciation used by the band]]. However, Mortiis started as the solo project of Ellefsen as a means to convey a story. This aspect was lost over time and Mortiis slowly formed into a band. Between 1993 and 1999 the solo project focused on dark {{ambient}} music, until 2001's ''The Smell of Rain'' in which it became more {{Industrial}} sounding. With the release of ''The Grudge'' Mortiis became an official band rather than a solo project, and the music shifted toward IndustrialMetal.

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Mortiis is a band from Notodden, Norway fronted by Håvard Ellefsen (former member of the BlackMetal band {{Music/Emperor}}), who is also known as the namesake of the band. The name is a misspelling of the word 'mortis', [[ItIsPronouncedTroPay which is the pronunciation used by the band]]. However, Mortiis started as the solo project of Ellefsen as a means to convey a story. This aspect was lost over time and Mortiis slowly formed into a band. Between 1993 and 1999 the solo project focused on dark {{ambient}} music, until 2001's electronic influenced ''The Smell of Rain'' in Rain'', which it became featured more lyrics and style-wise ranged from {{Industrial}} sounding.to SynthPop. With the release of ''The Grudge'' Mortiis became an official band rather than a solo project, and the music shifted toward IndustrialMetal.



* CoolMask

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* CoolMaskCoolMask: Ellefsen's prosthetic rubber mask was loved by fans. Although the mask was dropped after ''The Grudge'' Ellefsen has worn it again since "Era 0" in 2016.



* GenreShift

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* GenreShiftGenreShift: Mortiis is a fairly drastic example of this, having gone through at least three different genres.



* PointyEars

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* PointyEarsPointyEars: Part of the mask Ellefsen wears.
27th May '17 8:19:06 AM Surenity
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* ''The Great Deceiver'' (2012)


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Era 0
* ''The Great Deceiver'' (2012)

(2016)




* WickedWitch: Subject of the song "Smell the Witch"

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* WickedWitch: Subject of the song "Smell the Witch"
25th Feb '13 3:46:11 AM Surenity
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* WickedWitch: Subject of the song "Smell the Witch"
25th Feb '13 3:44:30 AM Surenity
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