Origin: Australia
Genres: Christian Metal, Death Metal
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Mortification  


Mortification is one of the more prolific Christian thrash/death bands in existance. Most of their work (particularly the earlier material) is straight-on death metal, but at various times the band has taken more of a traditional thrash approach (for example, Primitive Rhythm Machine), at other times a slower power/thrash feel (notably on Envision Evangeline) and there have been slight hardcore elements scattered throughout as well. Founder Steve Rowe's much-publicized bout with cancer (diagnosed in '96, treated in '97 while the band was on hold) appears to be behind him, as the band continues to prosper in the Christian metal world.

Current Members

Steve Rowe

bass/vocals

Lincoln Bowen

guitars

Andrew Esnouf

drums

Former Members/Guests

Cameron Hall

guitars

Michael Carlisle

guitars

George Ochoa

guitars (Deliverance)

Jeff Lewis

guitars

Mick Jelinic

guitars

Jayson Sherlock

drums (Deliverance, Horde, Paramaecium)

Phil Gibson

drums

Bill Rice

drums

Keith Bannister

drums

Adam Zaffarese

drums

Mike Forsberg

drums

Damien Percy

drums


Discography



Break The Curse 
1990 independent
  1. Blood Sacrifice
  2. Brutal Warfare
  3. Impulsation
  4. Turn
  5. New Beginnings
  6. Break The Curse
  7. Illusion Of Life
  8. Your Last Breath
  9. Journey Of Reconciliation
  10. The Majestic Infiltration Of Order
  11. Butchered Mutilation (bonus)
  • Steve Rowe
  • Cameron Hall
  • Jayson Sherlock




Mortification 
1991 Intense
  1. Until The End
  2. Brutal Warfare
  3. Bathed In Blood
  4. Satan's Doom
  5. Turn
  6. No Return
  7. Break The Curse
  8. New Awakening
  9. The Destroyer Beholds
  10. Journey Of Reconciliation
  11. The Majestic Infiltration Of Order
  • Steve Rowe
  • Michael Carlisle
  • Jayson Sherlock




Scrolls Of The Megilloth 
1992 Intense
  1. Nocturnal
  2. Terminate Damnation
  3. Eternal Lamentation
  4. Raise The Chalice
  5. Lymphosarcoma
  6. Scrolls Of The Megilloth
  7. Death Requiem
  8. Necromanicide
  9. Inflamed
  10. Ancient Prophesy
  • Steve Rowe
  • Michael Carlisle
  • Jayson Sherlock

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Post Momentary Affliction 
1993 Intense
  1. Illusions From The Valley Of Darkness
  2. From The Valley Of Shadows
  3. Human Condition
  4. Distarnish Priest
  5. Black Lion Of The Wind
  6. Grind Planetarium
  7. Pride Planetarium (Reprise)
  8. Overseer
  9. This Momentary Affliction
  10. Flight Of Victory (Bass Inst.)
  11. Impulsation
  12. Liquid Assets
  13. Vital Fluids
  14. The Sea Of Forgetfulness
  • Steve Rowe
  • Michael Carlisle
  • Jayson Sherlock




Live Planetarium 
1993 Intense
  1. Grind Planetarium
  2. Distarnish Priest
  3. Brutal Warfare
  4. Destroyer Beholds
  5. Inflamed
  6. Scrolls Of The Megilloth
  7. Symbiosis (new)
  8. Time Crusaders (new)
  9. Black Snake (Bloodgood cover)
  10. From The Valley Of Shadows
  11. Human Condition
  12. The Majestic Infiltration Of Order
  13. This Momentary Affliction
  • Steve Rowe
  • Michael Carlisle
  • Jayson Sherlock




Blood World 
1994 Intense
  1. Clan Of The Light
  2. Blood World
  3. Starlight
  4. Your Life
  5. Monks Of The High Lord
  6. Symbiosis
  7. Love Song
  8. Live By The Sword
  9. J.G.S.H.
  10. Dark Allusions
  • Steve Rowe
  • Michael Carlisle
  • Phil Gibson




Primitive Rhythm Machine 
1995 Intense
  1. Primitive Rhythm Machine
  2. Mephibosheth
  3. Seen It All
  4. The True Essence Of Power
  5. Toxic Shock

  6. Gut Wrench
  7. Confused Belief
  8. Providence
  9. Killing Evil
  • Steve Rowe
  • George Ochoa
  • Bill Rice

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 



The Best Of Five Years  COMPILATION
1995
  1. Blood Sacrifice
  2. New Beginnings
  3. The Destroyer Beholds
  4. The Majestic Infiltration Of Order
  5. Nocturnal
  6. Scrolls Of The Megilloth
  7. Grind Planetarium
  8. Distarnished Priest
  9. Brutal Warfare (live)
  10. Time Crusader (liove)
  11. Blood World
  12. Your Life
  13. Primitive Rhythm Machine
  14. Mephibosheth




Envision Evangeline 
1996 Rowe Prod.
  1. Prelude 1-Emaculate Conception
  2. II. Musical Prelude 2-The Imminent Messiah
  3. III. Persecuted Quest
  4. IV. The Words At The Supper
  5. V. Angelic Sufference
  6. VI. Angelic Resurgence
  7. VII. Frustrated Vision
  8. VIII. Please Tarry
  9. Northern Storm
  10. Peace In The Galaxy
  11. Jehovah Nissi
  12. Buried Into Obscurity
  13. Chapel Of Hope
  14. Noah Was A Knower
  15. Crusade For The King
  • Steve Rowe
  • Lincoln Bowen
  • Keith Bannister




(EP) Live Without Fear 
1996 Rowe Prod.
  1. Mephibosheth
  2. Northern Storm
  3. Primitive Rhythm Machine
  4. New Beginnings
  5. Grind Planetarium
  6. Bloodworld
  7. Steve Talks
  8. The Majestic Infiltration Of Order
  9. Jesus Grind Satan's Head
  10. Killing Evil
  • Steve Rowe
  • Lincoln Bowen
  • Keith Bannister




(EP) Noah Sat Down ... 
1996 Rowe Prod.
  1. Envision A Beginning
  2. Buried Into Obscurity
  3. Steve Talks
  4. Noah Was A Knower
  5. Interview With Steve
  • Steve Rowe
  • Lincoln Bowen
  • Keith Bannister




Triumph Of Mercy 
1998 Rowe Prod.
  1. At War With War
  2. Triumph Of Mercy
  3. Welcome To The Palodrome
  4. From Your Side
  5. Influence
  6. Drain Dweller
  7. Raw Is The Stonewood Temple
  8. Unified Truth
  9. Visited By An Angel
  • Steve Rowe
  • Lincoln Bowen
  • Keith Bannister




Hammer Of God 
1999 Nuclear Blast
  1. Metal Crusade
  2. Martyrs
  3. Lock Up The Night
  4. In The Woods
  5. A Pearl
  6. Hammer Of God
  7. Liberal Mediocrity
  8. Extreme Conditions
  9. Ride The Light
  10. D.W.A.M
  • Steve Rowe
  • Lincoln Bowen
  • Keith Bannister

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 



10 Years Live Not Dead 
2000 Rowe Prod.
  1. Dead Man Walking
  2. Buried Into Obscurity
  3. Medley
  4. Martyrs
  5. Peace In The Galaxy
  6. Hammer Of God
  7. Influence
  8. Steve Thanks
  9. Mephiboseth
  10. Chapel Of Hope
  11. Liberal Mediocrity
  12. God Rulz
  13. King Of Kings
  • Steve Rowe
  • Lincoln Bowen
  • Keith Bannister

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 



The Silver Cord Is Severed 
2001 Nuclear Blast
  1. Metal Blessing
  2. Access Denied
  3. Hardware
  4. Bring The Joy
  5. Standing At The Door Of Death
  6. Whom They Would Kill
  7. I Am A Revolutionary
  8. Forsake The Flesh
  9. Sensitive Nerve Endings
  10. The Silver Cord Is Severed
  • Steve Rowe
  • Lincoln Bowen
  • Adam Zaffarese

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility 



Conquer The World 
2001 Nuclear Blast

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Power, Pain & Passion 1990-2000  COMPILATION
2002




Relentless 
2002 Rowe Prod.
  • Steve Rowe
  • Jeff Lewis
  • Adam Zaffarese




Brain Cleaner 
2004 Rowe Prod.
  • Steve Rowe
  • Mick Jelinic
  • Mike Forsberg




Grind Planets 
2005 Soundmass




Live Planetarium 
2006 Rowe Prod.




Erasing The Goblin 
2006 Rowe Prod.
  1. Razorback
  2. Erasing The Goblin
  3. The Dead Shall Be Judged
  4. Escape The Blasphemous Tabernacle
  5. Your Time
  6. Forged In Stone
  7. Way Truth Life
  8. Humanitarian
  9. Short Circuit
  10. Dead Man Walking
  • Steve Rowe
  • Mick Jelinic
  • Damien Percy

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Live Humanitarian 
2007 Soundmass
  1. Erasing the Goblin
  2. I'm Not Your Commodity
  3. Hammer of God
  4. Purest Intent
  5. Medley: Lymphosarcoma/The Destroyer Beholds/Distarnish Priest/Love Song
  6. Priests of the Underground
  7. The Dead Shall Be Judged
  8. Spoken Word I
  9. Humanitarian
  10. Spoken Word II
  11. Dead Man Walking
  12. Standing at the Door of Death
  13. Spoken Word III
  14. Escape the Blasphemous Tabernacle
  15. Spoken Word IV
  16. Chapel of Hope
  • Steve Rowe
  • Mick Jelinic
  • Damien Percy

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



The Evil Addiction Destroying Machine 
2009 Rowe Prod.
  1. The Evil Addiction Destroying Machine
  2. A Sense Of Eternity
  3. Elasticised Outrage
  4. Pushing The Envelope Of The Red Sonrise
  5. I'm Not Confused
  6. The Master Of Reinvention
  7. Pilots Hanging From Shoulder Dust
  8. One Man With Courage Makes A Majority
  9. Alexander The Metalworker
  10. Resurrection Band (A Tribute To Rez)
  • Steve Rowe
  • Mick Jelinic
  • Adam Zaffarese

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Twenty Years In The Underground  COMPILATION
2010 Nuclear Blast
  1. Nocturnal
  2. Grind Planetarium
  3. Impulsation
  4. Hammer of God
  5. The Majestic
  6. Eyes of Destruction (live)
  7. Searching (live)
  8. City Streets (live)
  9. Bloodworld (live)
  10. Scrolls Of The Megilloth (live)
  11. Spoken Word Part I (live)
  12. New Beginnings (live)
  13. Spoken Word Part II (live)
  14. Chapel Of Hope (live)
  15. Spoken Word Part III (live)
  16. Spoken Word Part III (live)
  17. Spoken Word Part IV (live)
  18. 12 Men (live)
  19. Iím Not Your Commodity (live)
  20. Priests Of The Underground (live)
  21. Grind Planetarium (live)
  22. Distarnish Priest (live)
  23. Brutal Warfare (live)
  24. The Destroyer Beholds (live)
  25. Inflamed (live)
  26. Scrolls Of The Megilloth (live)
  27. Symbiosis (live)
  28. Time Crusaders (live)
  29. From The Valley Of The Shadows (live)
  30. Human Condition (live)
  31. The Majestic Infiltration Of Order (live)
  32. This Momentary Affliction (live)
  33. Metal Blessing (accoustic live)
  34. Standing At The Door Of Death (accoustic live)
  35. Your Life (accoustic live)
  36. Grind Planetarium (accoustic live)




(EP) Scribe Of tghe Pentateuch 
2012 Rowe Prod.
  • Steve Rowe
  • Lincoln Bowen
  • Andrew Esnouf


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