Wednesday 14 March 2012 at 7:00pm
596 Holloway Road, London, N7 6DL, United Kingdom
Mortad are a metal band based in London, UK, founded by Iranian vocalist, Somi Arian. In June 2010, Mortad began carving its path with venom fuelled lyrics, taking aim at the hypocrisy of religion and the government as well as seeking inner truth and strength in the face of such oppression. In February 2011, Mortad released a four song EP, entitled Pandemic Paranoia, which gained extreme popularity, placing them as the number one metal band on the Reverbnation London metal charts.
Success for Mortad continued in 2011 when in August they appeared on the second stage of Bloodstock Festival, a show that was extremely well received, and was reviewed by metal hammer magazine among others. Following their Bloodstock Festival appearance Mortad are now confirmed for HammerFest 2012 and Metal Female Voices Fest 2012. Towards the end of the year, after getting sponsored by Alchemy England clothing brand, Mortad entered the studio with producer Russ Russell (Napalm Death, Dimmu Borgir, Evile…) where they recorded their full length debut album “The Myth of Purity” released in February 2012 through Metal Hammer magazine in the UK, as a cover-mount CD.