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Mortifest Lineup 10/6/2018

Posted: September 28, 2018 in Uncategorized

Mortifest’s 2018 lineup has been (finally) confirmed, and here’s the flyer.
See you on the 6th at the Eagles Club in Bloomington, MN!


New Shirt Alert!

Posted: November 5, 2017 in Uncategorized


Confuse and amaze your friends with the new MortiMotley™ t-shirt! Mens/Womens/Child sizes available, as well as color options!

It has been written
“Those who have the youth
Have the future”
So come now children of the beast
Be strong
And shout at the devil

Purchase here:


Thank you for your support!

We’re In The Studio!!

Posted: June 10, 2017 in Uncategorized

That’s right Mortificators!

We are finally back in the studio! We’ve returned to 14:59 Studios in Minneapolis, MN to record our first full-length studio album!

We will not be revisiting any of the material from our demo CD ‘The 14:59 Sessions’ although some day we may. Until then, we’re planning 10 shiny-new tracks for your earballs.

So far Zeus has completed his drum tracking, and once we’re ready we’ll be moving to the next phase – possibly at the end of the month.

We’ll be posting pictures on our Instagram account so track us down there, and posting updates via Facebook as well.

Stay tuned, and stay heavy!

Fundraiser Show Announcement

Posted: April 8, 2017 in Uncategorized


We’re taking a break from the writing/rehearsing session for our first full-length album to raise some funds for our #1 fan – Marty’s mom, Sue.


On May 6th, we’re returning to Lee’s Liquor Lounge in Minneapolis, MN to the Ritual Madness Podcast’s Metal Night to raise funds to help offset medical expenses for Sue and her family. Won’t you join us?

Sue was recently diagnosed with kidney cancer and will need to be out of work for her treatments.

Lets get out and support this great cause,there will be $300 in tattoos & other raffles to raise funds to help with bills and other things that come up during the fight!!
Also appearing this fine evening will be Cwn Annwn, Hex Vortices, and Pandemic, Inc.

If you are not in the area or otherwise unable to attend and wish to help out, we are taking donations of anything that we can auction off  (email for details) or you can contribute here:




For Immediate Release: 21st July, 2016

Twin Cities-based Metal band Mortificator is proud to announce an endoresement deal between lead singer and guitarist Gene Vogel and Rademacher Custom Guitars of Lakeville, MN!

“I’ve been working with a variety of shapes and brands of guitars, and once I purchased a Jackson Kelly guitar I finally found the body style that fit well with my playing style – at least for Metal’ comments Gene. ‘With my current main guitar – I mean, FORMER main guitar – my Hamer XT Standard, I was closer than I’ve ever been. I have been seeking the perfect guitar for me, and now I have it. The Mercenary blew me away with its tone and its beauty, and I couldn’t be more pleased with the end result. The only thing missing is a beer holder.”

The guitar (nicknamed ‘Angelique’ after Gene’s wife) features the following:
*Alder body with quilted maple top.
*Maple and bubinga neck, 24 frets, with ‘spoke’ truss rod and rosewood fret board.
*Floyd Rose Original tremolo with custom mahogany Floyd blocking unit.
*Seymour Duncan ‘JB’ and ‘Jazz’ pickups with a coil tap on both for more tone options.
*Official EVH D-tuna installed.

Rademacher Guitars offers 3 main guitar styles with many custom options available: The Hero, The Commander and The Veteran, samples of which and ordering information can be found on their website

Mortificator was formed in 2013 and began performing live in May of 2014, with Ryan ‘Zeus’ Smith replacing Bruce Busch on drums in 2015. Mortificator signed with Twin Town Tyrant Records in May of 2016 and are currently writing music to release with the label late 2016 to early 2017.


Inverse   TTTR
Press Release: Mortificator Signs with Twin Town Tyrant Records

For Immediate Release: 13th May, 2016

Twin Cities-based Thrash band Mortificator is proud to announce that they’ve signed with fellow Twin City mavens Twin Town Tyrant records!

“This is a great opportunity for us” commented vocalist/guitarist Gene Vogel. “We’re constantly pushing ourselves to write and perform better. We enjoy what we do and want to share it with as many people as we can reach. Working with Twin Town Tyrant Records will allow us to open more doors, and we’re very interested in helping to grow the hometown label.”

“When Gene approached me about teaming up, it was an instant yes” adds Rob Carlson, President of Twin Town Tyrant Records. “I have watched Gene in some of his previous bands like A Call to Arms,’ ‘Red Gem of Hades,’ and of course Mortificator. Twin Town Tyrant Records is very pleased to work with Mortificator and their brand of thrash metal and we look forward to representing Mortificator well and getting their music heard by as many thrashin metalheads as we can”

Twin Town Tyrant Records will produce a special limited release of Mortificator’s 2014 demo ‘The 14:59 Sesssions’ along with a full length release slated for late 2016/early 2017. The demo release will feature remastered (by Will Maravelous) versions of all of the original tracks. More details on this limited release will be released soon.

Mortificator was formed in 2013 and began performing live in May of 2014 with Mike Ward on bass, Martyn Wilson on Lead Guitar and Gene Vogel on Guitar/Vocals. Ryan ‘Zeus’ Smith from the band Expyre replacing Bruce Busch on drums in 2015.

Twin Town Tyrant Records (TTTR) was started in September of 2013 as a label for the underground community. TTTR represents such artists as Glutton for Punishment, Tempestuous, NoneTheLess, Mastiff, Disabler, Towering Abomination, Slaughtered Remains, Ripsnorter, Acanthostega and many more acts.

We’re BACK!

Posted: March 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

Check out our calendar! We’re back in action at the Minnesota Music Cafe in St. Paul on 3/17/2016 – That’s St. Patrick’s Day! St. Paul is one of THE places to be on St. Pats day! Don’t forget to bring your sober driver!mmcMarch2016

Mortificator at Localpalooza 2015!

Posted: November 15, 2015 in Uncategorized



We’ve been added to Localpalooza at The Pourhouse in Minneapolis! This is an ALL-AGES show and will most likely be our last of the year.

Ticket link will be set up at in the ‘Merch’ section when we have the tickets available.

See you there!

That’s right! We’ve given two tickets to 93X radio (93.7 FM in the Twin Cities/ online) to the Loudness show on October 18th at Pickle Park just north of Minneapolis/St. Paul in Fridley, MN.

Listen to win, or buy tickets through us for the advance price of $20 each.

Let’s pack this place and show Loudness some love!!BANDshotLOGO93x


Announcement time: We’re returning to 14:59 Studios to record a bonus track to be included on an official CD release of our demo ‘The 14:59 Sessions!’ We’ll keep you posted on the progress and let you know when you can get your hands on a CD.

We will be offering the track as a download as well.

If you don’t have ‘The 14:59 Sessions yet, it’s available at for free (or donate what you wish) for the time being.

Thank you all for your support, and we hope to see you at a show in October!!