Morticia is a unique theatrical four-piece gothic metal band from Minneapolis whose musical inspiration comes from such infamous notables as early Alice Cooper and Black Sabbath ranging to more heavy-edge European acts including The Damned and Sisters of Mercy. The music of Morticia features an intriguing 90's blend of gothic drone to technical metal guitar riffs, empassioned vocals as well as powerful rhythms. It is all done with their distinctive style of humorously twisted, electronically laced, hook laden, power driven rock. All of these ingredients make up the formula for their latest, greatest release; a CD/cassette project entitled Thirteen Nightmares. This album will satisfy the cravings of all you darksiders and gothic metal fans.
Matt Batchelor (lower center of top picture) is also the founder of an industrial band called Static Gray. They've been making ears bleed all over Minneapolis and St. Paul. Other parts of you might bleed as well if you check out the videos for the songs Voyeur and Cigarette Burn being played regularly on the monitors at Sex World in downtown Minneapolis. Check 'em out if you have the intestinal fortitude.
(Tim Kletti, Matt Batchelor, Cam Dvoracek)
If you are using Netscape 3.0 or a browser that has a configured audio player, you can simply click on a song below for a 30 second sample from Morticia. The aifc samples transfers 3 times faster than the wav sample.
Crimson Tears in aifc format Crimson Tears in wav format
Mausoleum in aifc format Mausoleum in wav format
The Blood Club in aifc format The Blood Club in wav format
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