Luna Mortis - Biography


Originally under the moniker of The Ottoman Empire, Luna Mortis hail from the valleys of Southern Wisconsin. At once melodic and abrasive, technical and engaging, the female-fronted quintet blurs genre lines and transcends convention, carving a niche all their own, providing a new and powerful voice in metal. Begun in 2002 and since the solidification of their lineup in 2006, the band has consistently set a very high standard for live performance in their native Midwest, delivering precise renderings of their recorded material with unbridled intensity. The strength of the band's live show has allowed them opening spots for such acts as Megadeth, Nevermore, Dream Theater, Children of Bodom, and many more. This, combined with the international acclaim garnered by the 2006 release of their self-produced LP, "Way of the Blade", established the band as the region's premier metal act. By mid-2007, the band had gained sufficient momentum & notoriety to generate significant label interest. They began a period of intensive demo production and showcasing, beginning with the recording of their EP, "The Answer: Does Not Exist" and culminating with the opportunity to cut four tracks with producer Jason Suecof (Trivium, Chimaira, All That Remains). These efforts ultimately found them a home at Century Media amongst a literal pantheon of some of the band's most respected and admired influences, and coincides with when the band officially became known as Luna Mortis. This end result of years of dedicated work is only the beginning for the band. With the backing of one of metal's largest and most enduring labels, the band looks outward, prepared to deliver their music to the world. Luna Mortis's Century Media debut, entitled "The Absence", was released February 10th, 2009. The band disbanded in 2010.

In February 2013, Luna Mortis announced plans to reunite for festival appearances and the release of new music, tentatively due in late spring/early summer of 2013. The band states: "Details are still forthcoming, and all five members from [LUNA MORTIS' debut album] 'The Absence' are discussing the possibilities."