Mortiis – The Shining Lamp Of God: A Video Breakdown

I’m gonna let it shine, I’m gonna let it shine
Heaven send a light, let it shine on me
Hey yeah, Hey yeah

In my earliest days of speaking to people on the internet about metal, Mortiis was spoken of in less than kind terms. Some didn’t like the music, but I think most of it was because of their “look”. Also, because meal fans + the internet = argle bargle. These were the days before you could easily find and listen to songs (yay dial-up!), so I never really knew what Mortiis sounded like. I just had the strange pictures of Mr. Mortiis himself to form an opinion. I like this one because it looks like it belongs in a Sexy Mortiis Of The Month calendar. It’s like a D & D character mated with Gary from the video store that’s still somehow in business.

Formed in 1993, Mortiis went on hiatus back in 2011, but lucky us, they are back and have provided us with a shiny new video. Now we’ll know if the musical curtains match the prosthetic makeup drapes, if you know what I mean.

0:02: Yes, it’s literally a one-eyed snake.
0:06: The Slipknot fans are here.
0:10: And the Dream Theater fans.
0:17: Mortiis has really spruced up his meth lab.
0:23: Everyone please give a round of applause for Ms. Helena Bonham Carter.
0:30: Video shot at Tetanusland. Come to Tetanusland for all your tetanus needs.
0:36: Without the makeup, he looks a bit like Dani Filth’s younger brother Morti Filth.
0:42: “Morti Q. Filth! Clean your room this instant or no spotted dick for you!”
0:48: You might want to get those open sores looked at.
0:54: The things he’s done to that poor skull…
0:59: Ah, yes. “The Big Book Of Lolbuttz”
1:02: Come on, Morti. Use a napkin to clean up your jelly!
1:10: Well this turned into a Japanese body horror movie quickly.
1:17: Now Donald Trump’s spokewoman has a new necklace.
1:19: Of course I didn’t just make that up.
1:25: It’s the newest dance craze. Everyone do the “Death Twitch”!
1:31: Mortiis: The Dr. Nick Riviera of the music world.
1:39: It’s the She-Bitch from Army of Darkness!
1:45: And she’s got dance moves up the wazoo.
1:52: Shaky cam provided by every second-rate action movie of the past 10 years.
1:59: This is what happens if you keep picking at it.
2:03: Looks like Mortiis is whipping up a batch of homemade Guacamole Jim.
2:08: The service at Applebees has really gone downhill.
2:13: The effects of the food are still the same.
2:22: I’m beginning to question Dr. Mortiis’s medical expertise.
2:26: Who did he study under? Dr. Love? Dr. Feelgood? Dr. Demento?
2:31: This song really makes me want to watch the Spawn live-action movie.
2:37: “Dear diary, today I fed a grimy corpse-person some slop. #Adulting.”
2:43: Looks like someone is due for a trip to Yankee Candle.
2:56: When does Christina Aguilera come out to sing “Beautiful”?
3:02: Open this pit up!
3:08: Porno mags are weird in Norway.
3:18: Sooooo many jars of urine.
3:26: A spinkick that would make any fan of Throwdown smile.
3:35: “Don’t forget to feed the people hanging on your wall! You have responsibilities now, Morti!”
3:41: “I’m not cleaning that up, Morti Filth.”
3:45: Well, what will Donald Trump’s spokewoman wear now?

Well that was a nice bit of industrial rock/metal. Maybe getting rid of the dark elf cellar synth master makeup was the right move. Don’t you think?

Mortiis’s album The Great Deceiver will be out on March 4th, 2016. The first single (and remix by Wumpscut) is available for free here.

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Published on: January 11, 2016

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  • Maik Beninton™

    Truth be told, meal fans are the worst.

    • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

      Breatharians unite!

    • Hardcore Tool fans are by far the worst though.

      • Dubs

        Undisputed. And they’re always dudes who love Dave Matthews too.

        • Sir Tapir The Based

          There are people that love Dave Matthews?

          • Dubs

            Swarms of them.

          • Sir Tapir The Based

            I have never met a single one. I thought McNulty was the only lover of him.

          • first three albums are great, flush the rest
            …and rarely will you hear somebody admit that, most are fools who eat up everything he does

          • “‘2 Step’ is a good song.”

            -Someone who is Totally Not Richter

          • Carter Beauford is such an amazing drummer. Sucks he is using his talent for TDMB.

      • more beer

        Without a doubt!

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Tool, Pantera, Grateful Dead, it goes on…..

        • more beer

          At least the Dead heads have good drugs. If you take enough acid it doesn’t matter what they say.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Wow, that really sounds like an even worse time.

          • more beer

            It helps to be so high you don’t understand what they are saying.

          • I had a really awful experience talking to a dead head once at a bar. I just can’t not hate that band and the fans.

          • more beer

            I understand. I have spoken here about the one Dead show I saw. It was a fucking nightmare. The shit that was going on there. A dude got killed by security. While all of the hippies watched and didn’t help their friend. They just walked around saying “wow man did you see the violence”.

          • Maik Beninton™

            That’s really fucked up.

          • more beer

            It was probably the most fucked up show I have ever been to.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            My dad was there.

          • more beer

            So was I it was a fucked up show to say the least.

          • plot twist: JJD is your son

          • more beer

            Do you think he would be straight edged if he was my son? I highly doubt that. But then again the 80’s are kind of a blur.

          • Nah man. Kids rebel against their parents beliefs. That’s why I’m going to raise my kids like a total hippie douche so they become normal.

          • more beer

            That doesn’t work you just end up smoking herb with your kids.

        • Black Metal fans are the best though. So kind and loving.

        • Óðinn

          Yeah, Pantera fans are the worst. Tool fans can be annoying, but the Pantera Southern faux tough guy schtick is intolerable.

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      Damn those meal fans.

    • Toby the Pug Eating Broccoli: A Video Breakdown
      0:00 D’AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    Oh, it’s 2016 and videos still exist. How quaint.

  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
    • Such killer artwork. I believe someone here has this as their battle jacket backpatch. Wait and see what nerd it is.

      • Dave Vincent’s Perm

        Best backprint on a shirt I have, Emperor m/

        • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

          I’ve got the longsleeve.

          • Dave Vincent’s Perm

            Shiiiieeeet.

            Don’t you hate it when people use pictures from your parties on shirts?

          • Dave Vincent’s Perm

            I once thought it would be metal to stand on a log in the middle of a campfire. That was rather hot.

  • 365ChaosRiddenDays

    Some thoughts I need to share about this video:

    • upvoted ’cause would marry

      • would ignore while checking my phone messages

        • KJM plz, she’s very pretty

          • I would buy her a Ferrari, a Porsche, and a Cadillac.

          • more beer

            Damn it JJD what did you do with KJM?

          • more beer

            You would also take her to eat at a certain fast food place that specializes in bad Mexican food.

          • more beer plz!

          • more beer

            Hahaha!!

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            No I wouldnt. I’m not a human monster. I’d pick the Brazilian BBQ place I like near Times Square.

          • more beer

            Dude you are from New York. Why would you take her to a tourist trap. Which is all anything in and around times square is. It isn’t like it was when I was young. Where you could have taken her to a live sex show and bought her a hooker.

          • XXXX Atomic Tongue Hair

            I’d buy her a Pinto.

          • AMC Gremlin

          • Waynecro

            I don’t know who this lady is.

          • Dubs

            J-Law.

          • Waynecro

            Oh.

          • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

            J-Lo?
            How will thee separate them in speech?
            What’s with these shorteningses?

      • 365ChaosRiddenDays

        Oh, you’re lucky even if she’s your future ex!

  • Waynecro

    The only Mortiis song I ever liked was “World Essence” off The Stargate. The cover of that album is one of the goofiest things ever. It’s like a little troll is portraying Peter Pan in a school play that the school’s drama teacher just gave up on.

    • more beer

      Welcome back!

      • Waynecro

        Thanks, dude!

        • Boss the Stoutdrinker Ross

          How have you been?

          • Waynecro

            Hanging in there mostly. My annual vacation gave me time for some necessary end-of-the-year introspection. Also, I’m one-third of the way through Prestige Level 1 in Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. So, you know, that’s something.

          • Boss the Stoutdrinker Ross

            Ha, right on.

          • Waynecro

            Also, I started a new workout program, and I think it may actually kill me. Three days into week one, I couldn’t even walk up the stairs.

          • more beer

            You didn’t let alcohol kill you. Exercise shouldn’t be the thing to do you in.

          • Waynecro

            Very good point, man. Thanks! This routine is really fucking brutal, but I tend to adapt pretty quickly. I can’t fuck around if I want to hit my goal of a 300-pound bench press by the end of 2016.

          • Boss the Stoutdrinker Ross

            Damn, thats good man. You’ll work your way through it.

          • Waynecro

            Thanks, dude. It’s a miserable experience, but it builds character.

          • more beer

            Do your thing just don’t kill yourself trying.

          • Waynecro

            I can’t die yet, anyway: I’m seeing Fleshgod Apocalypse in February.

          • more beer

            Exactly. I will be seeing them here when they come thru on this tour.

          • Waynecro

            Nice. Fleshgod’s new album is really good–especially “The Fool.” Man, that song rips it up and burns it down.

          • more beer

            I have a few shows coming up to go to. Cephalic Carnage with Vimana for one. Plus a couple of different friends bands are playing with Defeated Sanity a couple of days before that show.

          • Waynecro

            That’s awesome. I’ve seen Cephalic Carnage three or four times, and I’d like to see Vimana. Everyone keeps telling me I need to get out of the house more, so I may attempt to go to more shows. I might see Pissing Razors on the 22nd. I haven’t decided yet.

          • more beer

            Cephalic is a local band for me. I see them pretty often. Man Vimana fucking brings it. Get out more go to shows it keeps you young.

          • Waynecro

            I’d definitely go out on a work night to see Vimana. The Collapse is brutal as shit.

          • more beer

            I go out on work nights. I can always sleep in a little if need be. Having no set times to work is a good thing. They are so good.

          • Waynecro

            I have to start work pretty early, but I can deal with being a little sleepy from time to time.

          • more beer

            Plus I actually start later this time of year. But I will deal with being tired for a god show anytime.

          • Waynecro

            I think I’ll try to be more like that. I just don’t like doing stuff and going places most of the time.

          • more beer

            That is understandable. But it is good to get out too.

          • Waynecro

            That’s what people keep telling me.

          • more beer

            Listen to them and go have some fun.

          • Waynecro

            What is this “fun” you speak of?

          • Count_Breznak

            Do CC still interupt their set until someone tosses em a baggy ?

          • more beer

            Dude it’s Denver herb is everywhere.

          • Waynecro

            Last time I saw them, the joints started flying as soon as they started playing “Kill for Weed.”

          • good to know, i’ll give it a shot!

          • Waynecro
  • Wow, I’m a Grateful Dead fan who likes Tool and dislikes Black Metal. I should probably eat about 5 bullets right now while slashing my wrists, huh?

    • That fact that you hate black metal doesn’t make me want to slash my wrists. Not yet anyways 😉

    • more beer

      Those two options are way to messy. Plus fuck that you like what you like.

      • Feet first in a wood chipper is how I’d like to go. Preferably with Aubrey Plaza by my side, while KJM watches. Him smoking a bong and playing Tool would be a bonus.

        EDIT: I mean, a boner.

        • more beer

          Damn as messy as humanly possible. I would hope if you had Aubrey Plaza at your side. You would be to busy banging her to think about getting run thru a wood chipper.

    • Dubs

      I dislike Tool AND think the fanbase is really obnoxious, so there you have it.

      • You can execute me by firing squad if you like. If it’ll at least get me a blindfold and a last joint, I’ll cop to disliking Pantera.

        • Dubs

          OOPS, I meant that I like Tool. Stupid typo. I’m sorry

          • Ah, then someone else gets to shoot.

          • Dubs

            There are things in this world for which I’d be willing to take a bullet. I don’t think Tool is one of them, though.

      • Better put.

        • Dubs

          You like them too, right?

          • I enjoy most of their stuff. I really respect Danny Carey as a drummer more than anything else though.

          • Dubs

            He’s certainly a better drummer than Adam Jones is a guitarist.

          • Ticks and Leeches is one of the best drum songs I’ve ever heard.

          • Dubs

            Agreed. Such a mesmerizing pattern. I think he’s the reason i find myself drawn to that tribal style of drumming.

          • Dudes a beast (Literally). His arms are the size of my thighs.

          • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

            Tool was some of the first shit i ever learned on guitar. Not hard to play, but i think effective

      • Óðinn

        I like Tool, but clearly not as much as some of their die-hard fans.

    • Boss the Stoutdrinker Ross

      Don’t do that, we haven’t started our DOOM band yet.

    • EsusMoose

      If they aren’t high in iron I can’t see how that’s nutritious at all

    • Eliza

      You like Tool? I like Tool too! We have so much in common.

      • ^_^

        • Eliza

          So, what your favourite album by them? Mine’s Lateralus

          • Boss the Stoutdrinker Ross

            That’s a good one. Probably my favorite, followed closely by Aenima.

          • That’s a tough one, maybe Lateralus.

    • Sir Tapir The Based

      Make a change, kill yourself

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Mortiis used to be so good. Era 1>>>>, ‘cept maybe Stargate.

    • I like how Mortwos used to fuck up on his albums and not re-record it.

  • BLACKBEARD UNFILTERED

    Burbling argle bargle!

  • XXXX Atomic Tongue Hair

    Well, at least he did do one good project after Emperor, but sadly it’s long out of print and was limited to 300 CDs (for each one) back in the day (1999 was the last time I saw anything of Vond). Definitely up Tapir’s alley!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAlA5D9nMqY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKklQt2drtk

  • XXXX Atomic Tongue Hair

    Best version of ‘Heroes’ EVER!

    RIP, Everyone’s Favorite Goblin King, David Bowie.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jhl6qHqFao

  • Salvador Dalí Lama

    You know what they say, lesstiis is mortiis!

    • Sir Tapir The Based

      #stopbreathing

  • Óðinn

    Been listening to this recently. Face-melting.

    http://youtu.be/SjXnESBAMq4

  • Assume the position, Fat Boy!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWRBkAG_iY4