“Life and death are ephemeral. What remains is change”
After a hiatus of almost 12 years, the Doom Metal Philosophy of IMAGO MORTIS return with another fantastic work, “LSD”, album acclaimed as one of the best of the year of 2018 by various websites and publications. The album offers an epistemological view on the myth of romantic love. A conceptual work drawn from the studies of anthropologist Helen E. Fisher as well as classical philosophy (Schopenhauer, Plato, Nietzsche), culture and poetry, as well as our own existential inquiries and personal experiences. It’s all loaded with the characteristic dense and dramatic style of Doom Metal, adding diverse elements like erudite music, world music, progressive rock, modern metal, among others.
LSD in the context of the album means “Love, Sex and Death”, alluding to the chemicals that provoke “passion.”
IMAGO MORTIS carries the status of being one of the most important names of the genre “Heavy Metal” in Brazil and Latin America. It has performed for two decades throughout the national territory several times, alongside large national and international bands. He has released three albums with international repercussions (“Images From The Shady Gallery”, 1998, “Life – The Play of Change, 2002” and “Transcendental”, 2006) as well as “William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, 2001” among them the “Doomed Serenades”, 2012.
The band was born in February 1995. IMAGO MORTIS, means ‘image of death’, in Latin. The band logo uses the symbol of Pluto, the Lord of Oblivion in Greco-Roman mythology and the planet that represents death and destruction in astrology.
The band’s work is clearly inspired by death. This posture stems from the realization that a true understanding of the finitude of man is fundamental to a life full of meaning. In music, this theme is investigated both from a strictly personal view of death, and from elements of philosophy, mythology, art, and religion.
The album of greatest repercussion of Imago Mortis is the acclaimed internationally “Life – The Play of Change”, released in the year of 2002. The disc tells the story of a person who discovers to be suffering from VIDA, a terminal illness and incurable. The listener is invited, along the twelve tracks that compose the album, to experience this person’s encounter with death. VIDA was based on studies and testimonies performed with the terminally ill, as well as on various philosophical and artistic works on the subject. The CD also includes a multimedia track, The Play of Change, a game of oracles based on the I Ching, the millennial Book of Change. This work obtained great repercussion and became a great classic of National Metal, according to the magazine Roadie Crew, among others.
“Vida” was also released throughout Europe, via Mausoleum Records and obtained excellent repercussion.
“Transcendental” albums as well as “Images from the Shady Gallery” – which has been 20 years since its release, both sold out, are also being sought for licensing and will soon be announced.
With their new album acclaimed with one of the best releases of 2018 in Brazil, the band now focuses on an extensive national tour as well as licensing their albums abroad. Listen to the album on digital plataforms and see the lyric vídeos, and feel the deep and powerful musico f “LSD” in masterpieces like “Two Headed Chimaera”, “Black Widow” and “LSD Theorem”.
Also launched a kind of club where fans can follow the news of the band and support the same for both shows and launch of new videos, exclusive material, by the website Supports. The band’s current lineup includes Alex Voorhees (vocals), Felipe Cassino (drums), Paulo Ricardo Silva (bass), Charles Soulz (keyboard), Rafael Rassan and Daemon Ross (guitars).
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