After Mortiis left Emperor, the Norwegian black metal band he was part of starting, in late 1992, he started Mortiis as a solo project, and released a number of solo records between 1993 and 1999. In 2018 Mortiis excavated several remixes from 2010-2011, based on the album “Perfectly Defect”, and released the remix album “The Perfect Reject”. During 2019, and to be continuned into 2020, Mortiis has been excavating numerous snapshots of songs, demos, and other rare studio material from the making/recording of “Perfectly Defect” and “The Great Deceiver” - these will be released in the future as several archaeological “from the Vaults” albums ongoingly in a collaboration with Dead Seed Productions. Mortiis has toured fairly consistently for the past 15 years, and has shared the stage with a variety of artists and bands spanning genres ranging from black metal, to punk to industrial and EBM. Some of the bands Mortiis has toured with are Danzig, Behemoth, Apoptygma Berzerk, Combichrist, Christian Death, Mushroomhead, The Genitorturers, Deathstars.