Mutilation Rites announce new release, tour

Band member changes haven't stopped Mutialtion Rites from gearing up to for a release later this year as well as embarking on a mammoth tour of the US that kicked off last week.

Brooklyn-based black metallers Mutilation Rites have been furiously busy doing the devil's work since 2009, criss-crossing the USA (and Mexico!) bringing total aural devastation unto all who fall under their spell. They have just announced the beginning of yet another mammoth American tour, one that hits nearly every corner of the country and sees them sharing stages with the likes of Batillus, Hull, The Body, Weekend Nachos, Valdur, Necrite, Woe, and many other underground dwellers. The band will be appearing at this year's edition of SXSW as well as the Oakland Black/Death Fest, and they kicked things off with a hometown show with Eyehategod, Magrudergrind and Misery Index on February 18.
 
After a few lineup changes, Mutilation Rites has solidified into their deadliest incarnation yet. Their sound draws from the poisoned wells of blackthrash, doom, and crust punk, as well as referencing the ravishing grimness and ice-cold tremolo picking of the mid-90's Scandinavian masters; the result is ugly, hateful, and distorted, just as a New York black metal band should be. The band features current and former members of Tombs, Disassociate, Curandera, Rabia, and Heuristic.
 
Mutilation Rites are also gearing up to release three brand-new songs on cassette (courtesy of Poison Infiltration) as well as a split with Brooklyn bros Batillus on Shinebox later this year. The songs were recorded with Kevin Bernsten (of Triac) at Developing Nations in Baltimore, and will rip your fucking face off.

 

Check out Mutilation Rites' tour page here