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Founded in Scotland, in 2008 by Iranian vocalist Somi Arian, 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 Summer 2010 Somi relocated the project to London and joined forces with Jon ‘Thrash’ Hughes, a metal

guitarist capable of writing riffs so sharp you leave your stereo with scars. Joe Perumal soon stepped in to take responsibility for the brutally deep bass vibrations and with the addition of
Szymek Lawik for the crushing drive and pounding drum duties Mortad was finally complete.

Taking influences from Carcass/SYL/LoG, together Mortad have honed a sound built on an extreme metal
foundation, while pushing the boundaries of the genre to create the most thought-provoking, brutal music to date.

Despite such little time passing Mortad have gone from strength to strength. In August the band entered the studio to record two tracks, which garnered the attention of many, labelling them as an act to pay attention to.

October saw them reach the position of number one metal band in the London charts on Reverbnation, only to reach the heights of number one in the UK in November, which they maintained for 7 consecutive weeks.


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  • rOnieAirhead

    The question is, why fucking melo death?

    27 Jan 10:34pm Reply
  • muraduma

    the voice song is so gr8!

    19 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Slamic4

    Iranian vocalist and there is new guitarist Sam (17) .... He is Iranian too! :-)

    16 Jun 2013 Reply
  • crownanchor

    kute baby up there....

    29 Mar 2013 Reply
  • BME1982

    Iran Empire \m/

    16 Feb 2013 Reply
  • ThisDominon

    They defiantly have a lot going for them!

    20 Aug 2012 Reply
  • shervinx2x

    This Band Is way more Awesome than Arch enemy \m/ \m/

    13 Aug 2012 Reply
  • erico71

    kicks Arch Enemy in the face! fucking awesome! [2]

    7 Jul 2012 Reply
  • ThisDominon

    I much prefer these guys to AA, I discovered them when i heard about them playing a local show to me with Romeo Must Die, whom I found out about years ago.

    5 Jun 2012 Reply
  • joecubbie

    Cool band. Just as good if not better than AA. How many peeps discovered them frm Metal Hammer???

    8 May 2012 Reply
  • spikedylacid

    Interesting indeed!

    21 Apr 2012 Reply
  • adg211288

    Heavy Metal Haven review for The Myth of Purity:

    5 Apr 2012 Reply
  • arashkh

    kicks Arch Enemy in the face! fucking awesome!

    10 Mar 2012 Reply
  • 1337Chris

    Arch Enemy wannabes, promising but nothing special

    20 Feb 2012 Reply
  • MelancholyRage

    Blackened Thrash.. I like it.

    19 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Stern_J

    very good Debut album, i feel its a grower, and i guess its hard to describe a sub genre for Mortad so il just go ahead and call them Metal which is damn fine with me :)

    15 Feb 2012 Reply
  • nathmetal

    Amazing hot singer 2

    12 Feb 2012 Reply
  • adamf9898

    I Love You lol :)

    10 Feb 2012 Reply
  • luciferosx

    Very "Arch Enemy" however, I do love Mortad.

    6 Feb 2012 Reply
  • Sanguine_Sky

    Not bad at all ! Still some points to improve, the influence of Arch Enemy is too clear, and they have a lack of personnality. But there is potential, and a real one. They don't do "instrumental show-off", the singer sounds great (saw some live videos) (but on CD they could add less effects, it would sounds better), and the songs are catchy. Let's see in the future !

    1 Nov 2011 Reply
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