Mortimer Chang is the brainchild of Michael Elliott and Archie Wilson, these two exceptional young musicians have managed to forge one hell of an EP and not by any regular means, they've only gone and produced their debut six track metal masterpiece 'I' (available on iTunes, Spotify and Amazon) separated by 5,500 miles.
What started as a chance meeting on an online music forum between UK based Wilson and Elliott in the US quickly flourished from a two man dream in to a full band that is ready to hit the major stages and take on metals big boys head to head and win.
'People talk about how revolutionary the internet is for everything including music but I've yet to see anything like ourselves come out of it yet. Of course there are collaborations happening but where are they? We're certainly here!' - Wilson
So what's different about Mortimer Chang? Well aside from their epique yes, 'epique' backstory it's really all about the music. Their EP 'I' is unlike anything out there at the moment, whilst clearly drawing on the lads influences masters of melody Killswitch Engage and titans Metallica and also from embarrassingly further afield Mortimer Chang brings a musical banquit that all metalheads will be able to gorge themselves at.
'We both love all kinds of music, but we're both diehard metal fans at heart and I think we wanted to create a band that was metal at the core but employed more interesting ideas drawn from our other influences.' - Elliott
It isn't surprising at all that this early on Mortimer Chang have had the industry wolves trying to blow down their door, it's because they know full well that behind it the boys have a cache of weapons grade heavy metal to literally blow people away.
'I'm not trying to say we're musical militants but people are going to suffer from third degree eargasms'. - Wilson
With songs like 'Ignorance Is Bliss' and 'The War Within Me' in the arsenal we'll definitely be seeing and hearing a lot about more about Mortimer Chang very soon.