Rio de Janeiro, fall of 2008. Tainá Domingues, Ana Paula Rodrigues and Juliane Sousa joined their forces to start a Doom Metal project to fill the absence of bands with a darker proposal. In 2010, Natáliah Rodrigues takes the vocals duties, contributing to the band’s characterization and identity. That same year, Mortarium made their first live performances, receiving an excellent feedback from the crowd. In 2011, Natáliah and Ana Paula Rodrigues were no longer part of Mortarium. Thus, the current lineup remains as Juliane Sousa, Tainá Domingues, Vivi Alves and Laiane Gaião.
Under positive and supportive comments, the first song “Celebrate Eternity” is launched in 2010, marking the official start of Mortarium’s trajectory, which gradually have been gaining space in the Doom/Dark Metal scene of Rio and Brazil.
After lineup changes, in 2012, Mortarium releases the single “The Awakening of the Spirit,” thus marking the departure of former members.
Currently, the band has solidified their lineup as a trio joined by Vivi Alves (bass and vocals), Julie Sousa (Drums) and Tainá Domingues (Guitar and guttural vocals). The trio keep on composing and performing in Rio de Janeiro and in some cities, thus aiming to launch their first demo.
Lineup: Tainá Domingues – Guitar and guttural vocals Vivi Alves – Bass, vocals Julie Sousa – Drums
O Eclipse Doom Festival é o principal evento nacional voltado ao estilo Doom Metal. Com data marcada para este ano 2012, em 15 de julho, contará com umas das mais antigas e conceituadas bandas de Doom Metal do país, a Hell Light (SP) orquestrando todo seu Funeral Doom. Ao seu lado, Motarium (RJ),um trio de mulheres, que fazem um Doom Metal agressivo e repleto de sentimentos. Juntamente, a Les Mémoires Fall (SP), com belas melodias, sempre arrastadas e densas, e finalmente a excêntrica O Mito da Caverna (SP) propagando o “Grindcore Morto”. Nesta edição do Eclipse Doom Festival, acontecerá o lançamento da 1° coletânea da União Doom Metal Brasil, a Doomed Serenades. Indubitavelmente, será uma noite repleta de atmosfera entre as luzes difusas do Manifesto Bar situado na Rua Iguatemi, 36 – Itaim Bibi, tornando São Paulo um pouco mais fria e cinzenta.
Mortarium is confirmed in the "Women of Metal: A Female voices Night", with Revengin (Symphonic Metal), Algoz (Rock/New Metal), Vórtice (Metalcore) and InKaos (GrindCore/HC). Women of Metal: April, 21, 9:00pm, Duque de Caxias- Rio de Janeiro.
Friends, That our friend Laiane, is no longer part of the line-up of Mortarium. We want to leave our sincere thanks for the contribution of Laiane during his tenure as lead singer. The Mortarium from March 2012 will be formed by Taina Domingues [guitar and growling vocals], Julie Sousa [drums], Alves and Vivi [Bass, vocals]. The first performance with the new lineup will be on 21/04 at "Women of Metal - A Female voices night, Duque de Caxias - RJ. We rely on the presence of you all! Laiane, you marked the history of Mortarium, and never forget you! Thank you for friendship! Cheers, Mortarium
March, 2012. Mortarium with new line Up. The Female Doom Metal band is now formed for Tainá Domingues [Guitar e guttural vocal], Vivi Alves [bass] and Julie Sousa [Drums]. First show with new line up: March, 11, at Clube Belém, Rio de Janeiro- RJ. Stay Doomed!
February, 14. Mortarium share a new song, called "The Awakening of The Spirit" in ReverbNation. Check Out! Mortarium Demo CD coming soon... Stay doomed!