Mortal Fear

by MORTICIA

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    • First official CD release
    • Fully remastered
    • All 9 original ‘Mortal Fear’ tracks
    • Plus 2 additional bonus tracks
    (Zombie Love / You Scare Me to Death)
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    • 12-page booklet
    • Original cover artwork
    • Complete lyrics & photos
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    FOR FANS OF: 45 Grave, Skeletal Family, Super Heroines & The Damned

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    CD FEATURES:
    • First official CD release
    • Fully remastered
    • All 9 original ‘Mortal Fear’ tracks
    • Plus 2 additional bonus tracks
    (Zombie Love / You Scare Me to Death)
    available ONLY on CD
    • 12-page booklet
    • Original cover artwork
    • Complete lyrics & photos
    • Limited to 500 worldwide

    Includes unlimited streaming of Mortal Fear via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days
    edition of 350 

      $12.99 USD

     

1.
Mortal Fear 02:41
Mortal Fear Into the fire, there’s no return They call you Witch, they see you burn It’s just your mortal fear It’s just your mortal fear And now the lust becomes obsession First for murder then religion Never look into the eyes of Politician’s telling lies It’s just your mortal fear It’s just your mortal fear You’re so alone in the unknown Nowhere to run or hide Then you begin to __________ Coming from inside Into the fire there’s no return They call you Witch, they see you burn It’s just your mortal fear It’s just your mortal fear Fear It’s just your mortal fear
2.
Telltale Heart You fill me with euphoric love and decadent desire Gregorian chant within your soul is played by gothic choir I can sense when you are near I want you now forever here Telltale heart beating, beating for you Telltale heart beating, beating for you I give you a black rose, a kiss and then a last embrace A thorn draws blood look in my eyes, I only want a taste I can sense when you are near I want you now forever here Telltale heart beating, beating for you Telltale heart beating, beating for you Noone hears your silent scream then you wake up from the dream You cast no reflection in the mirror Telltale heart beating, beating for you Telltale heart beating, beating for you
3.
The Devil’s Road Your body is draining its last ounce of mortal life You see your last dawn now you belong to the night In eternal life there’s no heaven or hell Wear this crucifix it will guard you well Pull out of the victim before their final time Most of all let the flesh control the mind And ride the devil’s road Ride the devil’s road Ride the devil’s road Be on your way The ancient ones they don’t want you hear You work the dark trick without even knowing fear Tread on the path of the savage garden of life Children of darkness you belong to the night And ride the devil’s road Ride the devil’s road Ride the devil’s road Be on your way, on your way On your way Drink the blood except the dark gift Your body is draining its last ounce of mortal life Children of darkness you belong to the night To the night To the night Ohh to the night And ride the devil’s road Ride the devil’s road Ride the devil’s road Be on your way…tonight
4.
I’m Your Trash (Throw Me Away) Late Friday night and you haven’t called yet and I’m left hanging on a line I tell myself I’m gonna forget but you keep on wasting my time I can’t really help it got a thing for you but you don’t really care at all I keep coming back for more abuse and get pushed up against a wall I’m your trash throw me away I’m your trash throw me away Take me out to party with all your friends then you act like I’m not even there You always put me down with your little games no know it isn’t fair I can’t really help it got a thing for you but you don’t really care at all I keep coming back for more abuse and get pushed up against a wall I’m your trash throw me away I’m your trash throw me away Flirt with all the girls right in front of my face just to see how I react I don’t give a damn about your ego trip you know it is a fact It’s not like I can’t get another guy I don’t like playing games Give me your attention over this direction before I go insane I’m your trash throw me away I’m your trash throw me away
5.
Darksider 04:25
Darksider Necromancer ghostly dancer I feel your presence here You roam the earth measuring the worth chosen ones to appear Ashes to ashes dust to dust ________ the passion within the lust Oh Darksider Oh Darksider Though I walk through the valley of death I fear no evil at all Let the flesh Control the mind
6.
Deadlier Than the Male She’s a viper assassin sniper She’ll attack from the back like a black widow spider Leave you on your knees begging for more She’s a kitten with a whip If you’re having second thoughts then you better think quick She’ll use and abuse then throw you out the door She thrives on the lust that you have within To fall in love will be your final sin She is deadlier—deadlier than the male Deadlier—deadlier than the male She is deadlier—deadlier than the male Deadlier—deadlier than the male She’s a priestess from the dark She’s a killer lover baby and she’ll leave her mark You better say your prayers while you can She thrives on the lust that you have within To fall in love will be your final sin She is deadlier—deadlier than the male Deadlier—deadlier than the male She is deadlier—deadlier than the male Deadlier—deadlier than the male She’s a viper assassin sniper She’ll attack from the back like a black widow spider You better say your prayers while you can She thrives on the lust that you have within To fall in love will be your final sin She is deadlier—deadlier than the male Deadlier—deadlier than the male She is deadlier—deadlier than the male Deadlier—deadlier than the male
7.
And Now the Screaming Starts We drove up to the house that we’re moving in today The last owner that it had in the bedroom passed away No one knows just how he had died You still could see the terror in his eyes You hear the voices coming down the hall Stains of blood on the bedroom wall Sounds of horror moans and crying You feel the changes and the leather binding You know you better escape or the hand of doom Will seal your fate And now the screaming starts And now the screaming starts And now the screaming starts Do you want to stay alive Frozen image in the mirror Once a house now a funeral pyre Possession enters from beyond the grave You’re in the middle with your soul to save You know you better escape or the hand of doom Will seal your fate And now the screaming starts And now the screaming starts And now the screaming starts Do you want to stay alive
8.
Christian Vices Bless you one and all for coming here today Do as you are told and never go astray We have the answers you’ve got the need We have the power you’ve got the money We need it now For our Christian vices make you pure Christian vices mind the cure Christian vices donate now You’ll get blessed somehow The check is in the hand we still need even more Give up your life’s saving to spend at heaven’s door We’ve got the answer you’ve got the need We have the power you’ve got the money We need it now For our Christian vices make you pure Christian vices mind the cure Christian vices donate now You’ll get blessed So give up your money for the word of god Evangelist swine Take away your sins We’ll take away your mind Don’t ask any questions Pray and you shall find We have the answers you’ve got the need We have the power you’ve got the money We need it now For our Christian vices make you pure Christian vices mind the cure Christian vices donate now You’ll get blessed We’ve got the answers Give up all your money On Christian vices
9.
Graverockers 03:30
Graverocker “The lantern bearer lights the way for those who no more seize the day Blind eyes peer out through every head that crowds the carriage of the dead” Time has come so don’t be late for your meeting with him Satan eyes burning bright and a skeleton grin Death walks behind you Can never get away from the price you’ll have to pay Graverocker He starts to war and spread disease with a sweep of a hand Holocaust terrorism cities crumble like sand Death walks behind you Can never get away from the price you’ll have to pay Graverocker Time has come so don’t be late for your meeting with him Satan eyes burning bright and a skeleton grin Death walks behind you Can never get away from the price you’ll have to pay Graverocker

about

MORTICIA came to life in 1985. The band was conceived by founder keyboards/vocalist Jodie Tanaka and drummer/vocalist Matt Bachelor. The duo would set out to create dark, moody and romantic music combined with their sense of camp and tongue-in-cheek humour. The band would be the premier goth/deathrock band in the Twin Cities and be able to walk the realms of punk, alternative and heavy metal being, embraced by a variety of scenes. Sharing the stage with local heavy metal heroes such as Impaler and Slave Raider, opening for punk icons like Wendy O Williams or sharing bills with deathrock giants as Alien Sex Fiend and Sex Gang Children, MORTICIA proved they could hold their own in any arena.
The two would recruit bassist Chrystopher Winter to create a solid trio foundation that would last throughout most of the band’s existence. Along with the addition of guitarist Therese Rita Langevin, the first line-up of MORTICIA would record and self-released a 5-song EP containing covers of The Doors ‘Crystal Ship’ and Lou Reed’s ‘Walk on the Wildside’. The humble release would prove to be a small sample of what was yet to come. In 1986 MORTICIA would record a 2-song 7” single with the song ‘Zombie Love’ and ‘Scare Me to Death’.
In the wake of the departure of Langevin MORTICIA would recruit new guitarist Carmilla Casquette and the following year would release their full-length debut “Mortal Fear” with guest musicians Ross Willmert, , and Brian Bart from the melodic metal band DARE FORCE, providing additional guitar. Additional backing vocals provided by Betsy McComber. Recorded at Logic Studios in Minneapolis and produced by Bart, Tanaka, Batchelor and engineered by Bart. Released by Channel 83 Records on both vinyl and cassette, the 9-song album would come to life as a monster of deathrock that evoked the spirits of the genre’s heavyweights such as 45 Grave, Skeletal Family and Christian Death.

credits

released October 30, 2020

MORTAL FEAR
Mortal Fear (Winter, Batchelor)
Telltale Heart (Batchelor)
The Devil’s Road (Tanaka, Batchelor)
I’m Your Trash (Throw Me Away) (Batchelor)
Darksider (Batchelor)
Deadlier Than the Male (Batchelor)
And Now the Screaming Starts (Tanaka, Batchelor)
Christian Vices (Batchelor)
Graverocker (Batchelor)
Bonus Tracks:
Zombie Love (Batchelor)
You Scare Me to Death (Tanaka, Batchelor)

Jodie Tanaka (keyboards, flute, vocals)
Matt Batchelor (drums, vocals)
Chrystopher Winter (bass, guitar)
Carmilla Casquette (guitar)
Additional Musicians:
Ross Willmert (guitar)
Brian Bart (guitar, programming)
Betsy McComber (background vocals)
Recorded at Logic Studios (Minneapolis, MN)
Engineered by Brian Bart
Produced by M. Batchelor, J. Tanaka, B. Bart
Executive Producer: Max Rand (Channel 83)
2020 Executive Producers: J. Golden &
G. Shaffer
Remastered by Jamie King at King Studios in Winston Salem, NC

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