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NEWS SOURCE: Mortification, a report
May 26, 2009

Legendary metal act Mortification is showing no signs of stopping nineteen years since the release of their debut album. The band has just independently released a brand new record entitled the evil addiction destroying machine, which you can pick up online from Frontman Steve Rowe has also announced a special 2010 commemorative 20 year anniversary project that is to feature re-recorded classics and other goodies for the fans. Check out the detailed announcement from Steve below!...

Welcome to the backend of May and the front end of the hard copy CDs of Mortification, "the evil addiction destroying machine" in the store Now!! Thank You once again to all those who Pre-Ordered. Especially The "Mortification Im-Mort-Alized Supporters"! Your names all look great on the main page of the Digi-Pak! You will all have your CDs in the coming weeks!

...and so after 3 long years of very hard work and effort the new Mort Opus has finally arrived! Hoping now for the support of all the Mortification Metalheads worldwide! This Digi CD has been a huge investment in prayer, time and money to bring you the best production possible on all levels. If I can see 1000 Retail sales and 1000 Wholesale from this initial pressing of just 2000, this project will be covered cost wise. Of course I will be pursuing mainstream record labels for license in Europe and South America. I am also looking to present this album and the coming Mortification 20th Anniversary Album to an as yet undisclosed US Christian label!

For those who support Rowe Productions in prayer, please pray that this album and the coming 20th Anniversary Mortification Album will be received in good favor by all the above labels. God has laid upon my heart strongly a need to get Jesus focused Metal and Rock into the US Christian Bookstores in big numbers! This is my idea to approach Label ?? because they have US CBA Distribution. Many of the older bands are struggling along as independents and it is one of my Missions to get some of the Older Jesus Metal back in those US Christian Bookstores.

So the hint here is that there is an exciting Jesus Rock Band coming to Rowe Productions very soon! Watch this space! I have also had a large number of requests for Mortification to Re-Record a bunch of 90's Classics. Thus early next year will see the release of Mortification "twenty years in the underground."

This coming release will feature 5 Re-Recorded Mort Classics! 1- Nocturnal, 2- Grind Planetarium, 3- Impulsation, 4- Hammer Of God and 5- The Majestic Infiltration Of Order. This project will be in process in August. The 5 Re-Recorded Classics will be added to 15 rare Live Tracks from stand out shows in The Mort History: The very 1st show (June 1990), Lincoln and Keith's 1st show (1995) including a Rippingly Intense rendition of Scrolls Of The Megilloth, Live Street Mission work as we performed on the Streets of Christchurch City Square New Zealand (1996), Revolution Metal Fest Mexico City (2004) with *Spanish Interpretation* and Nordic Fest Norway (2007)! Please pray that our South American friends will be Blessed by The Spanish Interpretation. Special Thanks to Marco and Miguel in Mexico City.

The reason for announcing this early 2010 release is simple. We need to sell this pressing of 2000 Digi-Paks in order to be able to release this next one! ...and so on with the coming "mystery" Jesus Rock Band, set for release this time next year. So as you can see I am relying strongly on you our Christian Supporters to really get behind "the evil addiction destroying machine" to help see Rowe Productions build once again and this time with quality Digi-Pak releases every time. This is The Vision and this is The Mission! Quality, Well Produced and Well Promoted Jesus Music that will Bless Christians and Minister to the unsaved through secular licensing deals. Not for the faint hearted! .....and so we are True!

I was one of those "Lost" Christian kids that just did not fit the "expected church image"! In early 1984 I was given the Album Colours by Resurrection Band and my life turned 180 degrees and back onto the path walking with Jesus! Within a couple of days I had bought the Inner City Christian Bookstore out of Resurrection Band, Jerusalem, Daniel Band, 100% Proof and Barnabas. Thus is the need for Jesus Metal for today's kids on the "edge of church culture". Sure there are some great young Jesus Rock and Metal Bands in The CBA market but as a Dinosaur of this scene I just pray everyday for more Jesus bands like Disciple and Haste The Day. Plus a reconnection of Old School Jesus Rock and Metal with the CBA stores.

All together the above Vision and Mission is a 50/50 Recipe to Bless The Christians and the unsaved in our sin sick world! Such Missions can only succeed with the support of you guys! The True Metal Church! Like any Missionaries, The Mission is only advanced as far as The Church supports it! Special sponsorship can be sent via PayPal to

Please also keep in mind that this is a Mission under the strain of medical expense. Sure I believe in healing everyday. God has done a major work of inner and outer healing in my life, however there are some significant physical scars left behind following my miracle survival of double cancer and also my healing to the point of walking and performing live as a paraplegic! Please make special PayPal note if any donation is for essential medical expenses. As many of you well know there are others from the older generation of Jesus Metal suffering with illness and medical debt. You fight the devil and he fights back! Thus is our need for you! Our support crew!

I Love All Of You and You Are All In My Prayers! Many Many By Name.

Steve Rowe.

For more info on Mortification, visit the JFH Artists Database.



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