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Lots of people has been writing to us asking what's happening with
the band and our 6th album. Unfortunately we haven't been able to release it yet,
nor give you much information. Why? Since the late fall of 2014 Madder Mortem
and Peaceville have parted ways and we're looking for a label to release it.

As of right now, we're still searching, but hope to bring you some good news pretty soon.

On a brighter note, the album is all recorded and done with except for
mastering and cover-art. The best part, it sounds pretty f***ing amazing
and we as a band sound better than ever before!

Can't wait for you all to hear it!

22 January 2015

Live In Oslo!

We're playing at Gamla, Oslo on saturday February 7th.
This will be our first gig in Oslo with our new guitarist Richard. We'll be airing some material from
our still unreleased 6th album, plus material never played live before.

Support: I Lit The Sun
Doors open 21.00

Be there!

5 January 2015

New guitarist Richard Wikstrand!

We are proud to announce that we have finally found a new guitar player! His name is Richard Wikstrand, and some of you might know him from his time with Crome Division. He played with us at Livestock at Alvdal a couple of weeks ago, and has been working with us for a while before that.

Give him a great welcome, and stay tuned for news on the upcoming album!

21 July 2014

A sign of life!

We've received a lot of worried messages lately, asking if we're still active?
Just a quick message to let you all know we're still very much alive.
More than that. Our next album is all recorded and done with, except
for mixing and mastering and we're also rehearsing with a new guitarist.
So things are shaping up for the fall of 2014 and for the future.

On friday July 11th we're playing at the festival Livestock at Alvdal in rural Norway.

6 June 2014

Looking for new guitar player

Madder Mortem looking for new guitar player.

We're looking for a new, permanent guitar player with broad musical tastes, but with roots in rock/metal. We're finishing our 6th album now, but we'd love to have a guitarist that wants to contribute creatively on the next album. You should be ok with playing a 7-string guitar and learning our back catalogue. We rehearse in Odalen, approx. 1,5 hours north of Oslo.

If you're interested, get in touch for a chat and an audition. We'd like you to select a couple of songs from our albums and learn them for the audition.

Please send an e-mail to

22 January 2013

Gigs in Oslo and Elverum coming up!

Heading out for some gigs again, this time here in Norway.

We're playing at Gamla, Oslo on June 11th.
On June 25th we're playing at Volumfestivalen, Elverum.

May 12th we're returning to headline at Hjørnet, Kristiansand.

On May 13th we'll be teaming up with our good friends and previous
touring-partners Tristania for a night at Tribute in Sandnes.

We're also currently working hard on the material for our next
album. Most of the songs are written and are being put through the Madders final arrangement/scrutinizer-grinder

It'll kick some serious ass, for sure!

4 May 2011

Good News - Patrick joins Madder Mortem

We've been aware that Odd was thinking about leaving the band since winter 2010, and have been looking for a possible replacement.

After much consideration regarding who could fill his shoes, fit in with the rest of us socially and be a creative, fifth input to the band, we only came up with one name. Luckily for us, he has now entered our ranks full-time. Patrick Scantlebury is our new permanent guitarist. He has already made one live appearance with us in our hometown at the NORF-festival.

Some might know him as one of the founders of Frantic Bleep. He was our guitar-tech and merchandiser on the Opeth tour in 2003, and he also filled in for Odd on a couple of gigs in 2005. We all went to school with him at Tynset, and BP and Pat has played together in various constellations. We're already busy writing more new material with Patrick, and it feels like we've got a true chemistry.

We welcome him to the Madder family and hope you'll do the same.

Again it's a fresh start for us.

13 August 2010

Bad News - Odd leaves Madder Mortem

Odd has, after much pondering, left Madder Mortem, and it was a very tough decision. We sincerely thank him for all the music, magic, great times, blood, sweat and tears we've shared since he joined the band in 2003.

It's always hard to see people go, but times do change for all of us. Neither Desiderata or especially Eight Ways would've sounded the same without his characteristic style of playing and musical sensibility. We wish him all the best and will still remain close friends.

Agnete, BP, Mads & Tormod.

13 August 2010


We're playing at this years NORF-festival taking place in our hometown Nord-Odal, Norway on friday, june 25th. Website in norwegian

15 June 2010

Where Dream & Day Collide EP out today!

Our new EP featuring 3 new & exclusive tracks of gloriously indefinable magic (as well as one of the highlight tracks from last year's much praised EIGHT WAYS album) is out now & available from this location

Artwork appears courtesy of Christian Ruud, who, along with Kim Holm & the people at Toxic, is also responsible for the stunning video to the title track which can also be viewed HERE.

1. Where Dream & Day Collide
(single edit version)
2. Jitterheart
3. The Purest Strain
4. Quietude
5. Where Dream & Day Collide (album version)
Video - Where Dream & Day Collide

10 May 2010