The Stargate

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The Stargate
The Stargate.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 23, 1999
Recorded1998-1999 in Norway
GenreDark ambient
LabelEarache Records
ProducerHåvard Ellefsen, Niklas Trane, Conny Larsson
Mortiis chronology
Crypt of the Wizard
The Stargate
The Smell of Rain
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[1]
Discogs4.7/5 stars[2]

The Stargate is an album by Norwegian solo artist Mortiis that was scheduled for release with the book Secrets of My Kingdom, alongside a limited gold press version of the CD, which was for unknown reasons later released in 2001, prior to The Smell of Rain. The LP was a 3-sided gatefold with a 12" fold-out lyric sheet; the fourth side was etched. Initially there was to be a large poster, however this was dropped by the record label. There was going to be a reprint of this CD, but it never happened.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Child of Curiosity & the Old Man of Knowledge" - 5:33 (Mortiis)
  2. "I am the World" - 6:18 (Mortiis)
  3. "World Essence" - 5:58 (Trane)
  4. "Across the World of Wonders" - 6:42 (Mortiis)
  5. "(Passing by) an Old and Raped Village" - 5:09 (Trane)
  6. "Towards the Gate of Stars" - 7:45 (Mortiis)
  7. "Spirit of Conquest/the Warfare" - 9:16 (Mortiis)
  8. "Army of Conquest/the Warfare (Ever Onwards)" - 13:04 (Trane)


  • Sarah Jezebel Deva: Female Lead Vocal
  • Kalle Metz: Male Lead Vocal, Additional Backing Vocal
  • Mortiis: Keyboards, Synthesizers, Backing Vocal
  • Niklas Trane: Acoustic Guitars


  • Arranged By Mortiis
  • Produced, Recorded, Engineered & Mixed By Mortiis, Niklas Trane & Conny Larsson
  • Mastered By Mortiis



  1. ^ "Allmusic review".
  2. ^ "Discogs review".