Here is a new interview with Canada's
Mortillery who discuss their new cd "Shapeshifter" which will
be released very soon and upcoming tour plans and much more.
Interview with Mortillery done by Patrick
when did you all first meet and was it long before you all
decided to start the band? How did you all choose Mortillery as
the name of the band?
-Hi! Miranda and I
(Alex Gutierrez) met in 2008 and later that year we decided to start a
band, we jammed a couple times and wrote a couple songs and shortly
after we met Cara. She decided to joing the band and became the first
and only singer the band has ever had.
Kevin is our second
drummer and joined in 2010, Kent joined in 2013 and became our third
lead guitarrist in history. We spent some time lookig for a name and
since we wanted a one word name we took the words Mortal Artillery (also
a song on our first album) and turned it to Mortillery.
is the current line-up for the band? Shapeshifter is the bands
third cd how would you say the music has evolved over the years?
Cara McCutchen – Vocals
Alex Gutierrez – Guitars/Vocals
Miranda Wolfe – Bass
Kent Quinlan – Guitars/Vocals
Kevin Gaudet – Drums
We feel like our music is more focused, we have showed growth and better song writing .
Mortillery are getting ready to release the band's third cd "
Shapeshifter" does the whole band take part in the writing
process or does one member usually write everything?
start with guitar and bass riffs, once we have a skeleton we add drums
and finish the structure, after that we add vocals and fix any parts
that need work so I guess we all get pretty involved.
usually writes the lyrics for the band and what are some
subjects the band writes about on the new release?
first i helped a lot with lyrics but for the last two albums Cara has
done majority of the lyrics. We sing about war, biology, cryptids,
natural disasters, chages within us, and all that cool stuff.
5.What have been some of Mortillery's most memorable shows over the years?
-I’d say touring with Sepultura is probably the coolest thing that has ever happened to us.
their any tour plans in support of " Shapeshifter" and if
yes where are some countries the band will be playing?
We will be in Europe from October 19 to October 31 with Suicidal
Angels, Skull Fist, Evil Invaders. This tour will take us through
Germany, Poland, Hugry, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Austria.
Mortillery ever done any video's for the past releases? Are
their any plans to do a video for any songs off the new
-From our second album, „Origen
of Extinction“ we did a video for „F.O.A.D“ and we have recently
released a video for „Torture“ from our brand new album. We hope to
release aother video soon!
8.Mortillery comes out of Canada's thrash metal scene what is your opinion of the thrash scene in Canada?
more of a underground scene than a genre specific one, we hang with
punks and rockabillies just as much. Anything rock n roll goes you know.
Its pretty fun becaus we have a tight community here!
are some of your all-time favorite Canadian bands? And are
their any new bands you feel the readers should watch out
-Razor and Sacrifice are classic
Canadian bands. Recently we’ve been playing with Gatekrashor and Riot
City from Calgary Alberta, you gotta check them out.
10.In your opinion what does Underground metal mean to you?
11.When not working on new music or band business what do you all enjoy doing in your free time?
-We’re all very different, our personal activities range from teaching yoga to gardening, from traveling to tattoing!
12.Thank you for taking the time to fill this interview out do you have any final words for the readers?
-Thanks for this opportunity! See ya on the road!