Mortiis has accused Japanese noisenik Merzbow of mutilating his music following the release of the latest mash-up from forthcoming album The Great Corrupter.

Mortiis and dark ambient noise artist Merzbow combined to put a fresh spin on Bleed Like You.

And the former admitted: “This is not a remix – it’s abuse. The good kind.

“If you prefer your music traditional and your audio all pleasant and polished then you should consider walking away now.

“It is Merzbow mutilating Mortiis. I never really thought that that was going happen and I don´t think anyone else did either!”

Merzbow’s interpretation of Bleed Like You is an instrumental attack on the senses. In addition to a lengthy list of recordings, the highly-respected and prolific artist is also a respected writer who has dabbled in many different art mediums.

“We’ve been trying to think a bit different art-wise for the last few singles,” added Motiis.

“I thought the time was right to try art directions that were not typical of Mortiis to take. “The Merzbow remix single art is another idea I’ve had for a long time. As usual, it’s morphed from the original idea into a different beast almost entirely.

“But what else is new?”

The Great Corrupter is released on April 21 and is a collection of tracks from The Great Deceiver album – deconstructed and masterfully ‘corrupted’.

Other artists tapped for remixes include Chris Vrenna, Rhys Fulber, Die Krupps, John Fryer, GODFLESH, Apoptygma Berzerk, In Slaughter Natives, Raison D’Etre, PIG and many more. The record will also contain unreleased material from the original recording sessions.

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