MORTOR FACEBOOK
MORTOR YOUTUBE
MORTOR BAND CAMP
Home Show Biography Discography Media Merchandise Contact
MORTOR  

Biography

Band Biography

Born from the creative mind of rhythm guitarist David Paquette, Mortor began as a solo project that soon turned into a full-fledged band following Paquettes move from Montreal to Ottawa.

Founded in 2008, Mortor began sculpting and fine-tuning their metal sound while writing and playing live shows with one goal in mind: to bombard the world of extreme metal with their fresh, raw sound.

Heading into the studio, the bands fervor while recording was only matched by the viciousness of their attack on the local thrash scene. The resulting album, Metal Ride, was unleashed onto a rowdy crowd during Rockfest 2010. Following several blows, including the departure of two band members, Mortor have finally picked up where they left off with the most technical and powerful lineup to date.

The result of this re-emergence is the soon to be released Shoot 'Em Up, a record that sees the band pushing the limits they set for themselves on their debut album with the introduction of blistering drum work, catchy guitar hooks and thundering bass lines on top of their punishing brand of death metal and thrash.








Current Line-up


Yolin Lafrenière - Lead Singer


David Paquette - Rythm Guitar & Song writer

 

Jonathan Boulay - Bass Guitar / Back Vocal


Antonin Perras Foisy - Lead Guitar


Jay Cross - Drums






Album Reviews

TrueCultHeavyMetal.com
'Metal Ride'
Looking west is Canada's (err-hem Quebec's) new coming Death/Thrash quartet (photo is out of date) Mortor. Sticking to the basics of Death/Thrash Metal they make the music more ferocious and destructive, by making the bass more audible, combining and mixing crazy solo's and inserting very deep vocals with perfectly timed percussion beats. This is not your average Death/Thrash musician collection but rather an army on it's own ready to unleash brutality over Planet Metal and take it on the 'Metal Ride', hold on folks its going to be a bumpy ride and remember to keep your hands and feet inside the 666 zone at all times.

[10] RHYS STEVENSON


TheOttawaEpitaph.uphero.com
Need a fix of 90's thrash with a dash of the modern metal that is well executed? Then look no further. Mortor are a 5 piece from the Ottawa-Gatineau region, that bring a sexy mixture of thrash with modern metal elements to the scene. They have released their CD Metal Ride to the world and it is going to be like a chopper screaming down the highway, taking out anything that is in its way, and leaving a blood trail in its wake.

Having discovered this band during the night of their CD release, I must say it was a delight to the ear. They shared the stage with Accursed Spawn, System Divine, Augury and Aborted.

The album was engineered and mixed by Chris Bonavia and mastered by Matt Connell, who has worked with other bands such as: Deamon, Fuck The Facts, Exhumed and Remnants of a Deity among many other talented artists. Their knowledge and experience at the helm proves its worth on this fantastically produced recording, as all parts are clear and well defined without any compromise between the different instruments.

This 9 track full-length release is unrelenting right from the gripping opener Swallow My Hate that propels its listener into a head banging frenzy with its catchy riffs and tight drum grooves. If you enjoy classic thrash metal in the vein of Obituary, Sepultura and Slayer then I?d bet my first born child that this album will interest you!

-CG

metalstorm.net
People keep complaining about the metal scene nowadays, and why shouldn't they, I'm actually one of them. The thing is, I think we're just not looking in the right places; there's tons of good metal waiting to be discovered out there, you just have to stop digging in the trendy pile with the big labels and huge middle names. Today I'm trying to guide you towards the fucked up side once again, today it's Mortor who will knock your teeth out&

So well, before raising the name of Mortor, let me first say this is a "brand new" band (so to speak). It's just a bunch of crazy heads that thought it would be cool to play as loud and as fast as they possibly can, yeah, just like in the old metal days. Of course, they sound heavily influenced by bands like Sodom and the likes, and they do show it relentlessly (there's even that "I love the smell of napalm in the morning" audio clip from the movie "Apocalypse Now"), but at least these Canadian sickos play their guts out no strings attached.

Metal Ride it's a bludgeoning attack that caught me off guard; yes, it's an independent debut, but damn those guys can really fucking play. The vocal assault ripped me to pieces to be honest, and the music barely gives you air to breathe; my complain would be in the songwriting though, as showcasing your capabilities by sounding just like that famous band you love, it's just not really a smart move. This band has huge potential; I just hope they stop listening to their dusty vinyl collection and start writing material to fuck newcomers minds, I don't want to sound cocky at all, but to me it just sounds like they are trying hard to please the audience before pleasing themselves&but that's just me thinking&

I barely listen to metal nowadays, not because I don't have what it takes anymore, but it was hard enough to see bands like Cryptopsy and Aborted sellout while discovering that even bands like Gorgoroth and Marduk were 100% money driven. I just discovered that I prefer listening to independent bands like Mortor, which are still doing this for fun rather than gold, and that I just can't bear the fact that Metal became the nicest trend for the whole family.

Highlights: "Metal Ride", "Death From Above"

-metalstorm.net





Where we went so far






MORTOR shared the stage with

Band Name Date Venue City
... From the Deep
  2012-09-09 Mavericks Ottawa
  2010-10-29 Cafe Dekcuf Ottawa, ON
Aborted
  2010-08-22 Mavericks Ottawa, ON
Accursed Spawn
  2011-10-29 HELLAWEENFEST Val-des-monts, QC
  2011-02-05 Maverick's Bar Ottawa, ON
  2010-10-29 Cafe Dekcuf Ottawa, ON
  2010-08-22 Mavericks Ottawa, ON
Aggressor
  2012-02-04 Mavericks Ottawa, ON
Apology of Demence
  2011-01-29 Salle McLaren Mont-Laurier
Ashes to Faces
  2010-03-20 Flixx Alymer, QC
Augury
  2010-08-22 Mavericks Ottawa, ON
Blackwild
  2010-05-15 Lagitée Quebec, QC
Chaoscatharsis
  2010-01-09 Lagitée Quebec, QC
Chariots of the gods
  2011-10-29 HELLAWEENFEST Val-des-monts, QC
  2010-08-28 Val-démon Fest 2010 Val-des-monts, QC
Dark Century
  2010-03-20 Flixx Alymer, QC
  2009-10-24 Hémisphère gauche Montreal, QC
  2009-09-13 Centre st-gérard Gatineau, QC
  2009-03-14 Café chaos Montreal, QC
Dead 3 days
  2012-09-08 The Diezel Room Ohsawa
Deamon
  2011-02-05 Maverick's Bar Ottawa, ON
Death Theory
  2011-01-08 Accro-Bar Trois-Rivieres
Defined
  2012-06-16 The Brass Monkey Ottawa
Deformatory
  2011-10-09 Mavericks Ottawa, ON
Did you just hex me
  2010-12-26 Rainbow Bistro Ottawa, ON
  2009-03-28 Centre st-gérard Gatineau, QC
Dissentient
  2011-10-29 HELLAWEENFEST Val-des-monts, QC
Doll
  2011-10-29 HELLAWEENFEST Val-des-monts, QC
  2011-06-19 Bar Chez MO Papineauville
Eternal burden
  2009-06-13 Hémisphère gauche Montreal, QC
Eternal Judgment
  2010-10-29 Cafe Dekcuf Ottawa, ON
Far from reality
  2011-06-19 Bar Chez MO Papineauville
Fatality
  2012-02-04 Mavericks Ottawa, ON
  2010-10-29 Cafe Dekcuf Ottawa, ON
Frontline
  2010-05-15 Lagitée Quebec, QC
  2009-03-28 Centre st-gérard Gatineau, QC
Fuck The Facts
  2011-10-09 Mavericks Ottawa, ON
Grimskunk
  2009-05-23 Salle McLaren Mont-Laurier, QC
Hopeless Nation
  2011-01-08 Accro-Bar Trois-Rivieres
Hostility
  2010-12-26 Rainbow Bistro Ottawa, ON
  2010-03-20 Flixx Alymer, QC
Hymnosis
  2009-03-14 Café chaos Montreal, QC
Immersed
  2011-02-05 Maverick's Bar Ottawa, ON
Inire
  2009-07-25 Val-démon Fest 2009 Val-des-monts, QC
Insides Out
  2010-08-28 Val-démon Fest 2010 Val-des-monts, QC
  2009-09-13 Centre st-gérard Gatineau, QC
  2009-07-25 Val-démon Fest 2009 Val-des-monts, QC
  2009-05-11 Rainbow Ottawa, ON
  2009-03-28 Centre st-gérard Gatineau, QC
Insurrection
  2010-11-29 Ou-Quoi Gatineau, QC
  2010-08-28 Val-démon Fest 2010 Val-des-monts, QC
  2010-05-29 Le Riverain Mont-Laurier, QC
  2010-05-15 Lagitée Quebec, QC
  2009-10-24 Hémisphère gauche Montreal, QC
  2009-09-13 Centre st-gérard Gatineau, QC
  2009-07-25 Val-démon Fest 2009 Val-des-monts, QC
  2009-03-28 Centre st-gérard Gatineau, QC
Jack Lumber
  2009-03-28 Centre st-gérard Gatineau, QC
Joe Thrasher
  2012-06-16 The Brass Monkey Ottawa
Kemistry
  2010-03-20 Flixx Alymer, QC
Killitorous
  2011-02-05 Maverick's Bar Ottawa, ON
  2009-05-11 Rainbow Ottawa, ON
Kreator
  2012-09-09 Mavericks Ottawa
Les Batards Du Nord
  2010-05-29 Le Riverain Mont-Laurier, QC
Les Ékorchés
  2009-05-23 Salle McLaren Mont-Laurier, QC
Metalian
  2012-06-16 The Brass Monkey Ottawa
Misery index
  2009-05-11 Rainbow Ottawa, ON
Mythosis
  2011-02-05 Maverick's Bar Ottawa, ON
Napalm Death
  2011-10-09 Mavericks Ottawa, ON
Overdrunk
  2012-03-03 Lagitée Quebec
Phosphorus
  2012-03-03 Lagitée Quebec
  2011-01-08 Accro-Bar Trois-Rivieres
  2011-01-07 Café Chaos Montreal, QC
  2010-01-09 Lagitée Quebec, QC
Placentophagia
  2012-02-04 Mavericks Ottawa, ON
Salvation
  2009-06-13 Hémisphère gauche Montreal, QC
Shotgun Cure
  2012-02-04 Mavericks Ottawa, ON
Signs of chaos
  2008-12-08 Ou-Quoi Gatineau, QC
Smelly Pedros
  2012-03-03 Lagitée Quebec
Sordid
  2009-09-13 Centre st-gérard Gatineau, QC
Swallow the Sun
  2012-09-09 Mavericks Ottawa
System Divide
  2010-08-22 Mavericks Ottawa, ON
TerrorisT
  2010-05-29 Le Riverain Mont-Laurier, QC
The Agonist
  2011-10-29 HELLAWEENFEST Val-des-monts, QC
The Mechanix
  2012-03-03 Lagitée Quebec
The truckers
  2009-10-24 Hémisphère gauche Montreal, QC
Under Aspect
  2011-10-29 HELLAWEENFEST Val-des-monts, QC
Uriel
  2011-01-07 Café Chaos Montreal, QC
Warcall
  2010-01-09 Lagitée Quebec, QC
We were sharks
  2011-06-19 Bar Chez MO Papineauville
Your last wish
  2009-06-13 Hémisphère gauche Montreal, QC

 
MORTOR
MORTOR
© 2005-2014 MORTOR All rights reserved.