Two years ago Toxic Holocaust mainman Joel Grind told me to check out Canada’s Mortillery. In one of those moments of coincidental kismet I received a notice the same day of the band’s signing to Napalm Records. Last year the band released its debut album of old school, skull cracking, neck snapping thrash, “Murder Death Kill“. On February 22, the band will follow up with its sophomore release “Origin of Extinction“.
This week Metalholic caught up with frontwoman Cara McCutchen to talk about all things metal and Mortillery, She opened up on her path to metal, her influences, as well as the band’s forthcoming album.
Originally founded in 2008 by guitarist Alex Gutierrez, bassist Miranda Gladeau and drummer Emily Smits in Edmonton, Alberta, McCutchen who was also singing for thrashers Minax, joined the Mortillery charge. Over the next few years the band solidified with Gutierrez, Gladeau and McCutchen, with the additions of guitarist Alex Scott and new drummer Kevin Gaudet. Napalm Records snapped the band up and released their debut slab of raw, energetic pit-worthy thrash.
In 2012 the band’s debut, “Murder Death Kill” took the No. 7 spot on Metalholic’s 15 Best Thrash Metal Albums list while McCutchen and bandmate Gladeau made Metalholic’s The New Breed of Female Metal: Meet 10 Faces of The Future list of up and coming women to watch in metal.
Mortillery shows no signs of easing off the pedal in 2013. McCutchen reveals that while “Origin of Extinction” isn’t even available yet the band has already began writing for the group’s third album. A welder by trade, a thrash vocalist by passion, and a chain-metal hobbyist, Cara’s life is devoted to all things metal, and she brings all of it to bear on every performance.
Listen to our interview with Cara below, check out our July 2012 interview with guitarist Alex Gutierrez, then get ready for the “Origin of Extinction” on February 22 through Napalm Records.