Mortem Atra quotes Plato at Facebook, «Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything». The band were formed in November 2011 in Limassol, Cyprus. Even though they have a few years of experience in the music field, they are very skilled musicians and have managed to merge and combine their musical knowledge, and form the band. One of Mortem Atra’s main target was and is to create, produce and deliver to the Cyprus metal fun audience, a genre of metal music that was never being exposed to them before, an amalgamation of melodic death metal and doom metal elements. The main lyrical themes of the songs consist of internal strangles, anger & aggression, depression & sensitive, dark stories, and fairytale elements. The track Frozen Illusion,
The band’s upcoming debut album A Dark Lamen will (paradoxically) soothe the soul, while at the same time darken those inner feelings that everyone holds inside. The atmosphere that the melodic keyboard lines provide, along with the double bass drumming, heavy riffs and the from-the-depths-of-hell growling vocals that occasionally meet gorgeous female operatic vocals, will set listeners drifting into otherworldly emotions but always in good company, that of some favorite metal genres, namely melodic death and doom Metal. All blended together with nice arrangement.
Special mention should be made to the band’s fallen brother, Tasos Bratsos. In 2016 tragedy struck and Bratsos passed away after losing the battle with cancer which he had fought bravely. He was in his early thirties and apart from being an extremely talented drummer, he was always positive and highly energetic and undeniably the main driving force of the band.
A Dark Lament has been in the making since then and it actually features his recorded drum parts and with the album now finally completed, the band is of course paying tribute to Tasos Bratsos by dedicating it to his memory and legacy.