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20 Buck Spin and Gilead Media will join forces in Summer 2016 to present the inaugural Migration Festival in Olympia, Washington. Jointly conceived by the two labels, Migration Fest will primarily showcase bands from each label's roster, as well as select other affiliated and respected artists.
The festival is set to take place at the historic Capitol Theater in downtown Olympia on August 12th, 13th, and 14th. Confirmed bands include Auroch, The Body & Krieg collaborative performance, Christian Mistress, Dead To A Dying World, False, Fórn, Full Of Hell, Khemmis, Kowloon Walled City, Krallice, Mutilation Rites, Nightfell, Obsequiae, Pale Chalice, Thou, Vastum, Vhol, And Yellow Eyes.
Approximately six additional bands, including some headliners, will be announced later. There will also be separate after-shows to occur at a smaller local venue. Ticket information, including price and on-sale date, will be announced in the near future.
20 Buck Spin founder David Adelson comments: "I'd heard Adam (Bartlett, Gilead Media boss) was thinking of coming West to do the next iteration of Gilead Fest. I'd been thinking of doing something similar myself for years but never had, and so suggested we join up and do something together. Adam was immediately receptive and the idea for Migration Festival was born right then. Olympia felt right since I'm already based here, and because of its small size and walkability this is a great place to have it, both for locals, and for out-of-towers.
Says Adam Bartlett, "After two successful installments of my own Gilead Fest in this small Wisconsin town it seemed like the time was right to branch out and try something different. The idea to work with Dave and his label on a collaborative event makes perfect sense given our similar music backgrounds and diverse, but complimentary label families. And Olympia serves as the perfect central location for this type of festival." More...
This March, the Masonic Temple in Detroit, Michigan will play host to the annual Berserker Music Fest.
Now in its third year, the event - a truly DIY affair founded and organized by Child Bite frontman Shawn Knight and wife Veronica - Berskerer III boasts its most devouring lineups to date with the all-ages three-night/three-stage gala.
Appearances will be made by internationally touring acts like Voivod, Ghoul, Conan, Macabre, Cannabis Corpse and Black Tusk as well as a spattering of new and established Michigan-based artists like Acid Witch, Child Bite, Perversion and Shit Life.
Comments Knight, "It's a fucking blast putting this thing together. Veronica and I pick all of the bands and organize the entire weekend. I handle all of the art and a lot of the promotion side too. It's a metric shit ton of work and it's really stressful, but in the end it's all worth it. We're basically just making something that we wish was already had; a bit of the ol' 'if you build it, they will come.' I spent a lot of time at various metal fests last year, either playing them with Child Bite or simply attending them. It's great to see what works, what doesn't, and just in general let it affect how we plan our next event. This is our biggest lineup yet, and our biggest venue, so I can't wait to see how it all turns out!"
Sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon, VGKids, ESP Printing, UHF Records, CJAM 99.1 FM and Woodward Avenue Brewers, Berserker III will take place on March 3rd, 4th, and 5th with a special FREE PreSerker kickoff party slated to take place at Small's (Hamtramck) on Wednesday, March 2nd featuring eight bands on two stages. More...
The Brooklyn-based black metallists from Mutilation Rites have unveiled an explicitly grim and dismal music video for “Contaminate,” a track from last year’s release “Harbinger.”
Directed and produced by guitarist Michael Dimmitt along with assistance editing from Mitchell Luna (Meruta), the video can be seen below. Dimmitt discussed the video’s creation process, stating:
“Coming up with the concept for the music video for ‘Contaminate’ was quite simple. The subject matter of the song deals with impending doom of the apocalypse, radiation sickness, and the suffering that war brings about in general. We combined disturbing archival footage from atrocities committed in the last century with a live show we played at Saint Vitus, in Brooklyn, to create a visual aesthetic to match the bleak subject matter and overall feeling of despair that we attempted to create when we wrote this song.” More...
Metal bands at SXSW and metal showcases have been released to the public. The Dirty Dog Bar is a major player at this year's festivities. Both Metalsucks.net's South By South Death and Metal Injection's showcases will take place in this venue. Saturday offers three big shows and a chance to see some bands such as The Skull and Goatsnake twice. More...
Dynamic 'n' devastating power-duo Mantar has confirm dates for the group's first-ever U.S. tour, playing as direct support to Prosthetic Records recording artist Mutilation Rites.
Mantar will be touring all across the United States this month, bringing the filth 'n' fury of Svart Records debut album, "Death By Burning," to domestic audience. Dates are available below. The band also comments:
"2014 has been a crazy year for us, as we just started touring in April of that year after our debut came out and already got the chance to play 18 countries right away, including a first quick visit in the US at FEST 13 in Florida to play an awesome show with the Melvins. That was definitely one of the best Mantar shows so far, and so we are more than excited that 2015 starts with our first real US tour right away. We can't wait to play this tour together with Mutilation Rites and hope to meet shitloads of good people over there.. So, feel free to stop by and have beers with us!" More...
Brooklyn's Mutilation Rites has crossed the pond to wreak havoc alongside Hierophant on a European tour running through February 22nd.
Upon returning to the States, the quartet will immediately launch a headlining tour across North America with German monsters Mantar in tow. Full dates can be found listed below.
“Harbinger” – the second full length release from Mutilation Rites - was released last Summer via Prosthetic Records. More...
The Brooklyn heathens from Mutilation Rites will cross over to Europe in early 2015 as they embark on their first-ever international tour.
Mutilation Rites will kick off the trek — which also features the Italian band Hierophant — in Milan on February 4th. Full dates and further information can be found below.
In the meantime, the group will play one last show for 2014 this Sunday (December 14th) at hometown haunt, Saint Vitus Bar, alongside Black Breath and White Widows Pact.
Additionally, Mutilation Rites has confirmed the departure of drummer Justin Ennis: “We regret announcing that Justin will no longer be playing drums with us. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors. For our upcoming NYC date and European tour, Tyler Coburn (Yautja, Alraune, Gnarwhal) will be filling in.” More...
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...
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
"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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
7. Love Absolute
8. Sky Burial More...
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...
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...
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)
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...