||Mortiis will be unleashing their collective demons on The Netherlands and Belgium during a four-show jaunt to continental Europe.
"We're all looking forward to going back to Holland," said band namesake Mortiis. "We haven't played there in a long time and we always had a great time there. We're also doing a couple of towns there we haven't played before, so that will be interesting as well."
Following the three Dutch shows, the band will head to Belgium for the Hermes Project Event, where they will play with Clan Of Xymox.
Mortiis has been putting the finishing touches on The Great Deceiver, the group's long-awaited follow-up to 2005's The Grudge. Tracks from the record can be heard - and seen - via the videos for "Doppelganger" and "Zeitgeist" on Mortiis's YouTube channel. Mortiis also promises to preview several new songs during the live shows.
"We're gearing up to release The Great Deceiver at long last, and it felt like it would make sense to do a few shows before 2009 comes to an end," Mortiis said. "Shake the dust off and get back into the "live mode", so to speak. We obviously plan on coming back to The Netherlands/Belgium and as many other countries as possible during 2010."
Live dates are as follows:
12/16/09 - Zaandam, Kade
12/17/09 - Rotterdam, Watt Basement
12/18/09 - Leeuwarden, Gloppe
12/19/09 - Heule, OC De Vonke