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Mortalium was formed in spring 2009 as a result of former cooperation of Yaroslav (Knell) - keys, Maria (Manetta) - vocals and Sergey (Navi) - bass. These three started their work on the available draft material and simultaneously launched a search of missing participants for the band. After some unsuccessful auditions the band made a decision to temporarily pass the guitar duties to Maria but went on searching for a guitar player at the same time. Meanwhile, the band realized they were facing a necessity to supplement feminine vocals with a more harsh male timbre, therefore, Yaroslav began to perform extreme vocal parts.
The complete line up was approved in August 2009 and the same year in November the band played their first gigs. Gaining speed the band celebrated their first anniversary with the internet release of EP “On the Broken Wings”, recorded at the Deviant Studio. Official release of the EP took place later, in January 2011 at Siore Immelstorn Records in St. Petersburg.
EP was followed by recordal of the debut long play album. “A Gap between Birth and Death” became an experiment of supplementing the gothic doom foundation with elements of death, folk and progressive metal. Long but productive work on the album was completed in spring 2012. The album went out at Metal Renaissance Records in Moscow on April 3, 2013. Later same year the first official video “Lullaby” was released. Release of “A Gap between Birth and Death” was supported by the tour covering 8 cities of south-east Ukraine and western Russia.
In summer 2013 Vadym (Moonsalvate) – guitars and Daniil (Dani Elle) – drums left the band but after a thorough casting Aleksey (Wiking) was approved for guitars and Aleksey (AlexBlacker) Silenko - for drums. The refreshed band company scheduled recordal of their second long-play album for the beginning of 2014.
The band played more than 60 gigs on the territory of Ukraine, Russia, Belarus in short time including being twice a participant of the Ukrainian National Festival “Shag Navstrechu” and the international festival of metal music “Frames Motion Fest” (Moscow, Russia). Mortalium also performed at the international metal festival “Metal Crowd-2011” (Rechitsa, Belarus) as well as played a series of gigs within the “Spellbound Dark Travel Ukraine Tour” together with such Russian bands as Arcanorum Astrum, Otkroveniya Dozhdya, Grey Heaven Fall and Morbid Violence.