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Mutilation Rites Streams "Gravitational Collapse"

Take a listen to the new single “Gravitational Collapse” below, which is taken from the upcoming Mutilation Rites release “Harbinger,” due out July 22nd via Prosthetic Records.

The album was recorded with longtime collaborator Kevin Bernsten (TRIAC) and mastered by James Plotkin (Sunn O))), ISIS, Pelican). You can also catch Mutilation Rites on a headlining U.S. tour en-route to Gilead Fest (Thou, Inter Arma) with support from Hexer at one of the following dates:

7/11 New York, NY – Saint Vitus #
7/12 Clifton, NJ – Clash Bar #
7/13 Baltimore, MD – Metro #
7/14 Washington DC – The Lab #
7/15 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter #
7/16 Pittsburgh, PA – The Shop #
7/17 Milwaukee, WI – Franks Power Plant #
7/18-7/20 Oshkosh, WI – Gilead Fest 2014 @ Oshkosh Masonic Center
7/21 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
7/22 Iowa City, IA – Public Space One #
7/23 Omaha, NE – West Wing House #
7/24 Lawrence, KS – Bottleneck #
7/25 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge #
7/26 Cincinatti, OH – Southgate House #
7/27 Harrisonburg, VA – Blue Nile #
# with Hexer More...

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Mutilation Rites Streaming "Suffer The Children"

As they make their way to the prestigious Maryland Deathfest this weekend, the New York-based filthy black metallers in Multilation Rites have unveiled "Suffer The Children," their first new music in two years.

Taken from forthcoming album "Harbinger," the follow-up to the band's Prosthetic debut "Empyrean," this new track "Suffer The Children" can now be streamed over at Pitchfork.com here.

The band commented, "We picked 'Suffer the Children' because we thought it covered all the bases. It hopefully tries to branch out on all our influences on this new record, which falls somewhere between Incantation and Aura Noir. We wanted to touch on what is important to us – riffs! The focus should be pure riffage and nothing else, no pretentious nonsense."

Although "Harbinger" will not be released until the summer, "Suffer The Children" is now available as a limited-edition 7" single featuring two B-sides – covers of "Police Bastard" by Doom and "Protest and Survive" by Discharge.

Catch the band live on these dates:

5/25 Baltimore,MD - Maryland Deathfest (10 p.m. set @ Ram's Head Live)
5/26 Hartford, CT - Webster Undergound ^
5/27 Cambridge, MA - Sinclair ^
5/28 New York, NY - Santos Party House ^
5/29 Cleveland, OH - Foundry ^
5/30 Detroit, MI - The Shelter ^
5/31 Chicago, IL - Reggie’s Rock Club ^
7/18-20 Oshkosh, WI - Gilead Fest 2014 @ Oshkosh Masonic Center
7/21 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club *
^ with Black Breath
* with Ash Borer

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NYC Sucks Volume 4 Available For Download

"NYC Sucks, Volume 4" is now available online as a stream and free download. Check out the tracks below, or download the compilation at MetalSucks.net here.

NYC Sucks is a 100% free music compilation series that celebrates some of the best bands of the New York City metal scene.

Volume 4 includes A Pale Horse Named Death, Extinction A.D., Mutilation Rites, Torrential Downpour, Pigs, and more.

The full track listing is as follows:

1. Extinction A.D. – “Mummified”
2. Torrential Downpour - “TKV”
3. Artificial Brain – “Absorbing Black Ignition”
4. Dead Empires – “Five Day Death”
5. Family – “Precedent”
6. Old Wounds – “It Can’t Rain All the Time”
7. Pigs – “If I’m In Luck”
8. White Widows Pact – “Collateral Damage”
9. Alekhine’s Gun – “Crown of Knives (Tsoncha Korlo)”
10. Flaming Tusk – “Thousand Year Plan”
11. Mutilation Rites – “Fogwarning”
12. Fin’Amor – “Bleed the Oceans”
13. A Pale Horse Named Death – “Shallow Grave” More...

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Mutilation Rites Finishes New Album

In conjunction with the band's appearance at this year’s Maryland Deathfest, the filthy black metal quartet of Mutilation Rites will embark on a brief east coast/midwest tour supporting Black Breath in late May. Dates can be found below.

Mutilation Rites has also finished the follow-up to 2012's "Empyrean," which was once again recorded with Kevin Bernsten at Developing Nations in Baltimore. The new album, “Harbinger,” will be the band’s first full-length to feature Ryan Jones (ex-Today is the Day) on bass and vocals. A summer release is expected and more details will be revealed shortly.

5/2 Clifton, NJ – Clash Bar
5/25 Baltimore, MD – Maryland Deathfest
5/26 Hartford, CT – Webster Undergound ^
5/27 Cambridge, MA – Sinclair ^
5/28 New York, NY – Santos Party House ^
5/29 Cleveland, OH – Foundry ^
5/30 Detroit, MI – The Shelter ^
5/31 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club ^
7/18-20 Oshkosh, WI – Gilead Fest 2014 @ Oshkosh Masonic Center
7/21 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club w/ Ash Borer

^ with Black Breath, Yautja and Theories

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Mutilation Rites To Record New Album

For those living along the east coast, the current cold front won’t be the only thing attacking your vitals this month – prepare to be blasted with menacing black metal from Brooklyn’s Mutilation Rites as the band joins Full of Hell for a co-headlining run. Full dates can be found below.

Not only will audiences be presented with music from Prosthetic debut ”Empyrean,” but they will also be privy to hearing new material from the band’s as-yet-untitled follow-up, scheduled to be recorded next month.

Drummer Justin Ennis announced, “After a full year of working on material for our follow-up to ‘Empyrean,’ we are prepared to etch it in stone. Once again our friend Kevin Bernstein (TRIAC) will be at the helm. This will be our fourth release documented with him at Developing Nations in Baltimore. After two years with us, these will also be the first recordings to feature Ryan Jones (ex-Today is the Day) on bass and vocals. He is a beast amongst men.”

The new Mutilation Rites album is scheduled to be released this summer via Prosthetic Records. Stay tuned for more updates. More...

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Mutilation Rites To Tour With Full Of Hell

Mutilation Rites has checked in with the following announcement about February tour dates:

"We are excited to announce our upcoming tour with Full of Hell. Dates posted below. Afterwards we will be heading directly into the studio to record our second full length LP."

2/15-Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
2/16-Raleigh, NC @ Maywoods
2/17-Savannah,GA @ The Jinx
2/19-Miami, FL @ Churchill's
2/20-Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
2/21-Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn
2/22-Nashville, TN @ The End
2/23-Columbus, OH @ Kobo Live
2/24-Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
2/25-Lakewood, OH @ Foundry
2/26-Lansing, MI @ Mac's
2/27-Buffalo, NY @ The Lair
2/28-Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron More...

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Mutilation Rites Announces Festival Appearances

Cincinnati, Ohio should be on the lookout, as the New York "filthy black metal" quartet Mutilation Rites will perform there as part of the second annual "Death on the Vine" festival alongside Cannibal Corpse, Napalm Death, Immolation, Origin and several more.

The show -- which will serve as the local stop of this year's Decibel Magazine tour -- is set to take place at Bogart's on June 8th, shortly after the band completes current headlining U.S. run with recent Relapse signees Inter Arma. Tickets for the festival are available now through Live Nation here.

Mutilation Rites is currently terrorizing the U.S. with "garagey murk and filthy grandeur" (Chicago Reader) on a headlining jaunt that recently saw the band perform several times at Austin's well-known South By Southwest festival.

In addition to "Death on the Vine," the group will also perform at the New England Metal and Hardcore Festival in the coming weeks. The band continues to support debut 2012 full-length, "Empyrean." More...

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Prosthetic Artists Announce SXSW Appearances

Several Prosthetic Records artists are set to perform throughout the week at the prestigious South By Southwest (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas - one of the largest and most anticipated music events of the year.

The event, which takes place from March 12th - 17th, will feature performances from Prosthetic artists Skeletonwitch, Ancient VVisdom, Junius, and Mutilation Rites. See the flyer below for show details and set times. More...

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Inter Arma Streaming New Song Online

Following the recent disclosure of the details on their second LP and Relapse debut, "Sky Burial," today Inter Arma has released the first single from the album to the public.

The fifth track from Sky Burial, “'sblood” is a prime example of Inter Arma’s multi-faceted and all-consuming approach, pummeling the listener with nearly six-and-a-half minutes of hypnotic yet vicious, effects-laden riffery.

Hear “'sblood” first via the newly-partnered Invisible Oranges/BrooklynVegan right here or in the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. The Survival Fires
2. The Long Road Home (Iron Gate)
3. The Long Road Home
4. Destroyer
5. 'sblood
6. Westward
7. Love Absolute
8. Sky Burial More...

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More Bands Announced For NEM&HF 2013

The latest round of bands confirmed to storm the stage at New England Metal and Hardcore Festival XV has today been announced. The fresh additions to the brutal three-day event include Alleageon, Alpha & Omega, Born Low, MurderDeathKill and Dark Sermon, as well as Baltimore hardcore squad Trapped Under Ice and New Jersey’s renowned explosive tech metal practitioners The Dillinger Escape Plan.

A tour based around the fest has also been created by MassConcerts, something they’ve done for the past four years. Dubbed Mission Quest to Metal Fest, the trek was formed in order to help a few of the bands get to and from NEMHF this year. This year the tour unifies Expire, Alpha & Omega, Power Trip, Twitching Tongues, and Antagonist A.D. on a ten-date assault leading up to their individual performances at the festival.

Stated promoter Scott Lee on the formation of this built-in tour: “We are really proud of this year’s lineup, and to bring these bands together leading up to it. The tour includes Expire who played last year, California powerhouse Alpha & Omega, Power Trip who is an up-and-coming hardcore band from Texas, and Twitching Tongues. We're also very excited to have Antagonist A.D. from New Zealand; they are the band coming from the farthest away for the fest. Pretty happy to have them; we love putting foreign bands on the bill!” More...

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Mutilation Rites Reveals U.S. Shows

Brooklyn's self-proclaimed "filthy black metallers" Mutilation Rites will blast eardrums throughout the U.S. on an upcoming tour with recent Relapse signees Inter Arma. See below for dates.

The tour will feature Will Lindsay (Indian, Anatomy of Habit, ex-Nachtmystium) filling in on bass for Ryan Jones, who had previous spring touring commitments with Today Is The Day. This will be the group's first tour since joining label mates Skeletonwitch for the second half of the extensive "U.S. Abomination" tour in the fall. More...

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Prosthetic Records Offering Sampler For Download

Prosthetic Records has released a 14-track digital sampler exclusively on the label's Facebook page here.

Once you "like" the page, you'll be able to download tracks by the likes of Skeletonwitch, Mutilation Rites, Primitive Weapons, and Junius along songs from recent and upcoming releases from Holy Grail, VVisdom, and more. The track listing is as follows:

1. Holy Grail - Dark Passenger (Ride the Void)* out 1/22/13
2. Ancient VVisdom - Deathlike (Deathlike)* out 2/5/13
3. Castle - Corpse Candles (Blacklands)
4. Zodiac - A Bit Of Devil (A Bit Of Devil)
5. Skeletonwitch - This Horrifying Force (The Desire to Kill) (Forever Abomination)
6. Mutilation Rites - Fogwarning (Empyrean)
7. Ambassador Gun - Wounded Knee (Golden Eagle)
8. Black September - Rabid Hunger (Into The Darkness Into The Void)
9. Hour of Penance - Enlightened Submission (Sedition)
10. Dew-Scented - Sworn to Obey (Icarus)
11. Primitive Weapons - Quitter's Anthem (The Shadow Gallery)
12. Junius - All Shall Float (Reports From the Threshold of Death)
13. Heaven's Cry - Compass (Wheels of Impermanence)
14. Felix Martin - The Triangle Tune (Live in Boston)

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Havok Kicking Off U.S. Tour

Denver thrash warriors Havok will kick off a massive U.S. tour this week with headliners Skeletonwitch. The U.S. Abomination Tour will commence on September 14th in Athens, Ohio and run through nearly two months of shows, coming to a ceremonial close on November 17th in Cleveland, Ohio. Additional support will come from Early Graves and Mutilation Rites.

Comments guitarist Reece Scruggs: “We’re pumped as hell to be going out on the road with Skeletonwitch. The two of us along with Mutilation Rites and Early Graves touring together just seems to fit and make perfect sense. There will be plenty of dates, pretty much covering the entire U.S. So there is no excuse to miss this shred fest! BE THERE OR BE 100% SQUARE.”

Upcoming Havok tour dates are as follows: More...

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Mutilation Rites Streaming Entire New Album

Brooklyn, NY’s filthy black metal act Mutilation Rites will be blasting the speakers, and most likely some ear drums, during the band's record release show at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY on June 6th.

The performance, which will be presented by Signature Riff, will see the band playing alongside Horna and Kommandant in support of new release “Empyrean,” which is available now for pre-order in advance of its May 22nd release date.

You can currently stream the full album -- which Decibel magazine praises for its “unity in songwriting, purpose, and passion” -- via Pitchfork.com.

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Mutilation Rites Gearing Up For U.S. Tour

Brooklyn-based black metal band Mutilation Rites will soon head out for another round of touring, this time hitting the midwest. The tour will start April 19th in Pittsburgh, PA and conclude on May 5th in Cleveland, OH. The dates can found below.

The self-proclaimed "filthy black metal" quartet will be touring in advance of the release of the band's debut full-length, "Empyrean." Due May 22nd, the album -- featuring the song "Realms of Dementia," which Pitchfork recently premiered -- was produced by Kevin Bernsten (TRIAC) at Developing Nations in Baltimore, MD. More...

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Doom Rules Pitchfork.com's SXSW Day Party at ND

South By Southwest 2012 maintained its tradition of billing a long list of heavy bands from an assortment of styles. Attendees began pouring in from every corner of the globe on the previous Friday to experience the interactive and film portion of the city-wide festival. Traditionally, at least during the last few years, the music segment starts five days later on Wednesday. Even though I attended a free show at Emo’s East featuring High on Fire, our coverage begins with Wednesday’s usual sonic circus.

Torn between the Thrasher/Converse Death Match Day Party at Scoot Inn and Pitchfork’s Show No Mercy show at ND, I opted for the Pitchfork show. The Thrasher show included legendary hardcore punk acts Fear and Cro-Mags as well as Nachtmystium, but I chose the doomed tones of Rwake, Pallbearer and Pilgrim at the Pitchfork.com show. More...

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Mutilation Rites Streaming New Track

Mutilation Rites, the self-professed "filthy black metal" band from Brooklyn described by MetalSucks as "evil as fuck," has unveiled a first taste of the band's Prosthetic debut, "Empyrean," which will be released on May 22nd.

Visit Pitchfork now to stream the track "Realms of Dementia."

Earlier this month, Mutilation Rites -- now featuring Ryan Jones (Today Is The Day, Wetnurse) on bass -- kicked off a three-week tour that will take the band to and from South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. Afterwards, the band will play in Dallas alongside Alcest and do a week's worth of shows with Hull. More...

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Mutilation Rites Kicks Off Tour With New Bassist

The Brooklyn-based black/doom/crust metal quartet Mutilation Rites, hailed by MetalSucks as "evil as fuck," will release the band's Prosthetic debut, "Empyrean," on May 22nd.

The album was recorded at Developing Nations in Baltimore, MD with Kevin Bernsten (Triac). More information about the release will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

Last week in Buffalo, the group kicked off a three-week tour that will include several high-profile performances at SXSW, a Dallas gig alongside Alcest and a half-dozen shows with Hull. This marks Mutilation Rites' first tour with new bassist Ryan Jones (Today Is The Day, Wetnurse). Dates are as follows: More...

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Mutilation Rites Finishes New Album

"Filthy black metal" band Mutilation Rites has now completed recording for the group's Prosthetic Records debut in Baltimore, MD with Kevin Bernsten (TRIAC).

Look for the crusty blackened slab by the Brooklyn band, which MetalSucks described as "evil as fuck," to hit sometime this spring. The band has also announced a string of dates in March which will see Mutilation Rties playing several shows at Austin's annual SXSW music conference.

Stay tuned for more dates and information on the album in the coming weeks. The upcoming Mutilation Rites tour dates are as follows: More...

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Prosthetic Records Announces SXSW Showcase

Prosthetic Records has announced details of the label's second ever official South By Southwest (SXSW) showcase at this year's conference in Austin, TX. The show will take place on Friday, March 16th at Valhalla (located at 710 Red River and formerly known as Room 710) and kicks off at 8 p.m. The lineup is as follows:

8 p.m. - Last Chance to Reason
9 p.m. - Primitive Weapons
10 p.m. - Junius
11 p.m. - Mutilation Rites
12 a.m. - Holy Grail
1 a.m. - Scale the Summit More...

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