'Martyrs Shrine' is an Extreme Metal band from Melbourne Australia formed by Mike Forsberg (vocals/drums) and Michael "Mick" Carlisle (guitar/bass) in 2005. Both members have recorded albums and toured extensively with some of Australia's most successful bands- 'MORTIFICATION' (death metal pioneers - most successful & biggest selling Australian extreme metal band) 'RAGEWAR' (Australian pioneer industrial band), Cybergrind & Excarnated. Mick being an original member of the classic 'Mortification' featured on albums 'Moritifcation' 1991, 'Scrolls Of The Megilloth' 1992 ,'Post Momentary Affliction' 1993 and 'Bloodworld'1994. Mike features on Cybergrind's debut 'Transcend' and Mortification's 12th Studio album "Braincleaner" (2004). Both members have toured nationally and internationally. Martyrs Shrine self titled debut album is due for release October 2007. Featuring a unique blend of Death/Thrash metal it is a culmination of years of songwriting plus Mick & Mikes love for extreme metal in its truest form. A special guest appearance by Baz Bardoe of Sunsaria adds to the awesome sound of this promising debut.