Vocalist Mat Maurer has quit Australian thrash metal veterans MORTAL SIN. He says in a statement, “I have decided to leave the band for personal reasons and irreconcilable differences.” He adds, “Last year was an incredibly difficult year for me personally and I have decided to put my family first. Thank you to everyone who has supported me over the years.”
Quality video footage of MORTAL SIN‘s December 4, 2011 performance in Antwerp, Belgium can be seen below.
MORTAL SIN‘s new album, “Psychology Of Death”, was released in Europe on November 18, 2011 via NoiseArt Records. The effort includes the group’s classic debut LP, “Mayhemic Destruction”, as a bonus disc in the limited digipak version. The follow-up to 2007’s “An Absence of Faith” was mixed with producer/engineer Darren “jENK” Jenkins and marks the recording debut of guitarist Ryan Huthnance, who replaced Mick Sultana.
MORTAL SIN in 2009 released a live album, “Into the Inferno (Live in Oslo)”, via Riot! Entertainment. The CD, which contains the group’s March 2008 performance in Oslo, Norway, was described by the band as “possibly the best live show MORTAL SIN have ever had recorded.”
Once hailed as the next METALLICA, MORTAL SIN have become legends in their home country Australia, having been inducted into the Kerrang! Heavy Metal Hall of Fame in 2005 and being the only Australian band to have played with the big five of thrash — METALLICA, SLAYER, ANTHRAX, MEGADETH and TESTAMENT — on tours in Australia and overseas.