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Formed: 2005
From: Miami, FL, United States
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Latest Maruta News

Below is our complete Maruta news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Maruta Strides Through The Scorched Earth

The Miami grind machine Maruta unloads an intimidating new single from the "Remain Dystopian" LP, delivering "Stride Endlessly Through Scorched Earth."

The song features a vocal outburst from Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates) and can be heard below, thanks to Revolvermag.com.

Blasting with mega infectious death-infused grindcore, "Remain Dystopian" delivers Maruta's seventeen most demanding and damaging works to date. The album will see release on CD, LP and digital platforms June 2nd in North America. The track listing is as follows:

1. Genocide Interval
2. Hope Smasher
3. The Void Within
4. Minimal Progress
5. Protocol For Self Immolation
6. Absolutist
7. Stride Endlessly Through Scorched Earth
8. Submergence aka Barren Oceans Of Infinity
9. Erode
10. Stand In Defeat
11. Remnants Of Failed Utopia
12. I, Usurper
13. Durandal
14. Psalm For The Withered
15. Return To Zero
16. Slaying Jehova
17. Immune More...

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Maruta Smashes Your Hope

Additional evidence of Maruta's auditory war crimes has just been exposed, with preemptive audio and visual documentation on the unit's "Remain Dystopian" LP spreading through media this afternoon.

The first in a series of video reports from the recording sessions documenting the outfit's torturous experimentation with ultra-brutal audio frequencies has been leaked via YouTube, while sources at Lambgoat have uncovered the entire second track from the impending release, appropriately titled, "Hope Smasher." Check it out below.

Maruta's third full-length invasion, and first under the banner of Relapse Records," Remain Dystopian" is a vicious, seventeen-song blast of infectious deathgrind mayhem, fueled by guest vocals from Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates, Disfear) and Pig Destroyer's J.R. Hayes, and wrapped with sporadic does of grueling noise from Agoraphobic Nosebleed's Jay Randall and apt cover artwork by Alex Eckman-Lawn. More...

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Maruta Releasing New Album

Having inked a blood pact with underground overlords Relapse Records, Miami's unhinged deathgrind maniacs from Maruta will declare war on society by unloading their charged label debut, the "Remain Dystopian" LP, now set to disrupt early June.

"Remain Dystopian" is a vicious, seventeen-song blast of relentless and infectious deathgrind mayhem featuring guest vocals from the legendary Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates, Disfear) and Pig Destroyer's J.R. Hayes, plus layers of noise from Agoraphobic Nosebleed's Jay Randall.

The album will see release on CD, LP and digital platforms June 2nd in North America. The track listing is as follows:

1. Genocide Interval
2. Hope Smasher
3. The Void Within
4. Minimal Progress
5. Protocol For Self Immolation
6. Absolutist
7. Stride Endlessly Through Scorched Earth
8. Submergence aka Barren Oceans Of Infinity
9. Erode
10. Stand In Defeat
11. Remnants Of Failed Utopia
12. I, Usurper
13. Durandal
14. Psalm For The Withered
15. Return To Zero
16. Slaying Jehova
17. Immune More...

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Southern Darkness Festival Lineup Announced

Scrapyard Magazine is proud to announce Florida's first annual Southern Darkness Fest will take place on August 23rd, 2014 in Tampa/Ybor City. More names are still being confirmed, and the currently announced lineup is as follows:

All Pigs Must Die
Mouth of the Architect
Black Tusk
Order of the Owl
A Storm of Light
Strong Intention
Everything Went Black
Weekend Nachos
Lord Mantis
Coke Bust
Set and Setting
Traitor Crucifix
Cosm More...

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Maruta Releases New Video

Maruta has released a new music video for "Devoid of Allegiance," which was directed and produced by Gennadi Pinski and Andrej Pavlov.

The song is taken off the "Forward Into Regression" album released via Willowtip Records in 2011. The video serves to tide fans over until the next Maruta record surfaces this year through Relapse Records.

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Maruta Signs With Relapse

Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of tech savvy grind specialists Maruta. The label comments:

"Founded in the swamplands of South Florida in 2005 Maruta (Mitchell Luna – vocals, Eduardo Boria – guitar, Mauro Cordoba – guitar/bass, Daniel Morris - drums) has been blurring the lines between grindcore and technical death metal ever since.

"The band has released two full lengths through Willowtip records, 2008's 'In Narcosis' and 2011's 'Forward Into Regression,' to very positive reviews. The forthcoming full length and Relapse Records debut promises to follow an upward trajectory of extreme music innovation.

"Maruta will begin recording this next full length with Scott Hull of Pig Destroyer / Agoraphobic Nosebleed at Visceral Sound Studios in Bethesda, MD early next year. This collaboration marks the first time that Scott Hull has agreed to record a band that is not his own, and certainly lays the groundwork for an ear shattering Relapse debut."

Vocalist Mitchell Luna commented on the signing: "Relapse is a label with a very diverse roster, and one that has put out several records in the past that we consider highly influential. A partnership with them just felt like the next logical choice, and we feel like we fit right in." More...

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Wormrot Announces New European Shows

Singapore grindcore trio Wormrot is preparing to return to Europe in less than two weeks, kicking off a U.K. trek on September 1st in Cardiff and moving onto mainland Europe on September 12th. Wormrot will be joined by Evisorax for all of the U.K. dates and Maruta for the rest of the European tour.

Wormrot guitarist Rasyid comments: "Being home for some time has been a real drag. Being on the road and playing shows are what we're good at, so we're feeling ecstatic about this UK/Europe tour! It's time to show our full commitment to the blastbeat!!"

The upcoming Wormrot tour dates are as follows:

Sep. 01 - Cardiff, UK - Undertone
Sep. 02 - Nottingham, UK - Old Angel
Sep. 03 - Belfast, UK - Auntie Annie's
Sep. 04 - Dublin, Ireland - Pint Bar
Sep. 05 - Sunderland, UK - The Borough
Sep. 06 - Glasgow, UK - 13th Note
Sep. 07 - Liverpool, UK - The Masque
Sep. 08 - Derby, UK - The Old Bell Hotel
Sep. 09 - Bath, UK - Green Park Tavern
Sep. 10 - London, UK - The Grosvenor More...

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Wormrot Announces European Shows

Singapore grindcore trio Wormrot has confirmed the first dates for a European headlining tour, which is due to kick off on September 1st in the U.K. Wormrot vocalist Arif Rot comments:

"It seems like forever since we grind UK and Europe, although it's only last year. We will be back twice as pissed off. Less talk, more grind! See you grinders real soon - nabey cheebai!!!"

See Wormrot live on tour at the following shows:

Jun. 11 - Sungai Petani, Kedah, Malaysia - Club Cinta Sayang
Jun. 12 - Temerloh, Pahang, Malaysia - Arjuna Studio
Jul. 02 - Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia - Kepura Cave
Jul. 09 - Singapore - Singapore Deathfest (venue TBA)

Wormrot w/ Evisorax
Sep. 01 - Cardiff, UK - Undertone
Sep. 02 - Nottingham, UK - Old Angel
Sep. 03 - Belfast, UK - Auntie Annie's
Sep. 04 - Dublin, Ireland - Pint Bar
Sep. 05 - Sunderland, UK - The Borough
Sep. 06 - Glasgow, UK - 13th Note
Sep. 07 - Liverpool, UK - The Masque
Sep. 08 - Derby, UK - The Old Bell Hotel
Sep. 09 - Bath, UK - Green Park Tavern
Sep. 10 - London, UK - The Grosvenor

Wormrot w/Maruta
Sep. 16 - Wermelskirchen, Germany - NRW Deathfest
Sep. 17 - Tilburg, Netherlands - Incubate Festival
Sep. 18 - Trier, Germany - Exhaus
Sep. 19 - Wroclaw, Poland - Wagon Club
Sep. 20 - Prague, Czech Republic - Modra Vopice
Sep. 22 - Budapest, Hungary - Szabad az A
Sep. 23 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Menza Pri Koritu
Oct. 04 - Lisbon, Portugal - Side B
Oct. 05 - Porto, Portugal - Hard Club
Oct. 08 - Bordeaux, France - Heretic Club
Oct. 14 - Kassel, Germany - Hotspot
Oct. 15 - Eindhoven, Netherlands - Bloodshed Festival

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Maruta Completes Work On New Album

Miami, FL's Maruta have finished up work on their new album, and second for Willowtip Records, entitled "Forward Into Regression." A release date has been set for February 22, 2011. Germany's Power It Up Records will be releasing a gatefold LP version. A release date for the vinyl is TBD.

Vocalist Mitchell Luna comments, "So we finished wrapping up full-length number two, and I can honestly say that we are all very proud of the outcome. We took the same open minded approach to grindcore as we have on our previous recordings, but incorporated a couple new surprises. The end result sounds more relentless, and I personally feel that it is a well rounded record that is equally emotional as it is abrasive. Stoked for it to drop!"

The album was recorded at Florida's Mana Recording Studios (Hate Eternal, Cannibal Corpse, Nile) by engineer Brian Elliot. It is Maruta's first release with their new line-up. Drummer Daniel Morris and bassist Mauro Cordoba joined the band in early 2010.

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Maruta Recruits New Drummer

Miami's Maruta have just announced the addition of Danny Morris to the band's ranks as their new permanent drummer. Vocalist Mitchell Luna had the following to say:

"We are all happy to announce that the search for a new drummer is over, and that Maruta is now 100% operational again! Danny is a solid as fuck drummer, and met all of the high standards that we were looking for in a new skinsman. He blasts hard and does some really creative stuff on the drums that will bring our sound to a new level. We are pretty picky bastards and this dude definitely keeps up with us musically"

Maruta is set to enter Mana Recording studios next month, to record the follow up to 2008’s "In Narcosis" for Willowtip Records.. This will also be the first time the band incorporates a bass player into their sound.

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Complete Auditory Assault Festival Lineup Revealed

More bands have been announced for the two-day Auditory Assault Festival, which will take place on May 16 and 17, 2009 at Club Europa in Brooklyn, NY. Here's the latest lineup

Saturday, May 16th:
GADGET (Sweden)

Sunday, May 17th:
SULACO (New York)
PIGSTY (Czech Republic)
JIG-AI (Czech Republic)
MARUTA (Florida)

You can buy tickets here and get more information on the festival here.

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Bands Confirmed For 2009 Auditory Assault Festival

The official 2009 Auditory Assault Festival website has been updated with the following information:

"Auditory Assault will take place at Club Europa located in Greenpoint Brooklyn, NY. 98 Meserole Ave

"Our original intention was to have the fest take place in Manhattan, but we discovered that most clubs don't like any outside promoters and are asking for way too much of a rental fee. To put it plainly, most clubs wanted so much that even if their venue was filled to capacity we wouldn't have enough money to pay the bands based on our desire to keep the ticket price reasonable. Europa is not an extremely big venue, so it's recommended that you get an advance ticket when they go on sale before the end of February

Here is a full list of bands confirmed for Auditory Assault:

Brutal Truth (New York)
Gadget (Sweden)
Misery Index(Maryland)
Sayyadina (Sweden)
Pigsty (Czech Republic)
Total Fucking Destruction(Pennsylvania)
Entrails Massacre(Germany)
Jig-Ai (Czech Republic)
Kill The Client (Texas)
Defeatist (New York)
Copremesis (New York)

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Wisconsin's Midwest Fuckfest Details Revealed

The second annual Midwest Fuckfest is slated to take place May 15th-17th at the Rave in Milwaukee, WI. The all-ages event will feature 35+ bands on one stage over the course of three days. Bands confirmed so far include:

Rotten Sound
Cannabis Corpse
Entrails Massacre
XXX Maniak
Pretty Little Flower
Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire
Wet the Steel
Circle Of Dead Children
Kill The Client
Weekend Nachos
Complete Failure
Maggot Twat
Bowels Out
Plague Bringer
Acoustic Corpse
Waco Jesus
Putrid Pile
Doomsday Machine Schematics
Thousands Will Die
Dirty Dead
Methadone Abortion Clinic

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Maryland Deathfest Announces 2 Replacement Bands

Maryland Deathfest has announced Cephalic Carnage and Cattle Decapitation as replacements for Enslaved, Keep of Kalessin, and Swallow The Sun, whose North American tour together was scrapped. One more band will be announced before January 1st.

Maryland Deathfest VII will take place on May 22-24, 2009, at Sonar, Baltimore, MD. Tickets are currently on sale.

Here is a curre?nt list of confirmed bands for the Maryland Deathfest 2009: More...

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Maryland Deathfest Confirms More Bands

More bands were recently confirmed for Maryland Deathfest VII. Just announced to appear at MDF 2009 are:

Bolt Thrower
Swallow the Sun
The Red Chord
Rotten Sound
Keep of Kalessin
Trap Them
Agenda of Swine
Pretty Little Flower
Complete Failure
Hero Destroyed

Bolt Thrower has released this bit of news regarding their first trip to the USA in 14 years:

"Due to the fact that we are not real festival lovers or great fans of flying, the chances of us ever coming to the States for a one-off show was always very small. But after years of relentless emails from Ryan we've finally given in. It's hard to believe that it's been 14 years since we last played in the US, so we are very happy to announce that we are finally coming back. Bolt Thrower will be playing Maryland Deathfest VII, on May 22-24, 2009, at Sonar, Baltimore, MD."

A few more bands were exected to be included in this announcement, but the organizers are still working on the details. Therefore, another announcement is expected with even more band confirmations in the near future, as they wrap up the booking process for Maryland Deathfest 2009

Tickets will definitely go on sale on Friday, November 7th.

Here is a full list of currently confirmed bands for Maryland Deathfest 2009: More...

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Maruta Plans More US Tour Dates

Prior to hitting the road with Impaled and Phobia in late-August, Maruta will tour for two weeks in the East and Midwest. Here are the latest tour dates:

8/3 Jacksonville, FL @ TBA
8/4 Charleston/Summerville, SC @ TBA
8/5 North Carolina @ TBA w/ Man Will Destroy Himself
8/6 Fredericksburg, VA @ TBA
8/7 Baltimore, MD @ TBA
8/8 Providence, RI @ Club Hell & Jerky's
8/11 Pittsburgh, PA @ Games N w/ Mennoraghia
8/12 Lincoln Park, MI @ Floyd's
8/13 Hobart, IN @ TBA w/ Decrypt
8/14 Indianapolis, IN @ Casa De Kotex w/ Harakiri
8/15 Highland, IL @ American Legion Hall
8/16 Joplin, MO @ Cesspool Castle
8/17 Oklahoma City, OK @ TBA
8/18 Fort Worth, TX @ TBA
8/20 Tuscon, AZ @ TBA

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Impaled Announces Tour Dates

Impaled have announced a huge tour starting in August which will also feature Phobia, Illogicist and Maruta. The dates are as follows:

August 22 - Oakland, CA @ The Metro
August 23 - San Marcos, CA @ The Jumping Turtle
August 24 - Hollywood, CA @ Knitting Factory
August 25 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Brickhouse Theater
August 26 - Farmington, NM @ Gator’s
August 27 - El Paso, TX @ Chic’s Billiards
August 28 - Dallas, TX @ Red Blood Club w/ Kill the Client
August 29 - San Antonio, TX @ Rock Bottom
August 30 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
August 31 - New Orleans, LA @ The Whirling Dirvish
September 2 - Miami, FL @ Churchill’s Pub
September 3 - Tampa, FL @ The Brass Mug
September 4 - Orlando, FL @ The Haven
September 5 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
September 6 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
September 7 - Allentown, PA @The Sterling Hotel
September 8 - New York, NY @ The Knitting Factory

September 9 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East
September 10 - Rochester, NY @ The Penny Arcade
September 11 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s (Tentative)
September 12 - Lansing, MI @ Mac’s
September 13 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club
September 14 - Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews (All Ages Matinee)
September 15 - Lawrence, KS @ The Jackpot
September 16 - Denver, CO @ The Kingdom Of Doom
September 18 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
September 19 - Portland, OR @ Satyricon
September 20 - San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside

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Maruta Offer New Album Update

Florida’s MARUTA have posted the following update:

“The ‘In Narcosis’ album has been delayed quite a bit. We had to re-record guitars for a couple songs. We encountered some engineering problems the first time around, and we weren’t able to get a decent enough mix that we/Willowtip wanted to release. It’s in the process of being mixed/mastered by Scott Hull right now, hopefully this damn thing will be able to see the light of day in a couple months. We started recording it in late 2006 which is crazy! I know we jumped the gun before by announcing it would be out alot sooner, but alot of shit has been out of our hands.

We are still waiting to hear on the release date for ‘This Comp Lills Facists vol. 1' comp that Relapse is putting out. It’s gonna be a killer compilation with some great grind bands older and newer. Two exclusive MARUTA tracks will appear on it: ‘Chemical Tomb’ (which can be heard in our MySpace page) and ‘Behind The Steel Curtain.’

"The out of print 4 song demo is being re-released as a 7" by ourselves in the U.S. (731 Bacterial) and by Extreme Terror Productions in Europe. This is going to be a very DIY release, the covers will be silk screened in various different colors. Alex Eckman Lawn will be handling artwork duties. This 7" will be strictly limited to 500 copies in the U.S. and 500 in EUR." More...

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Maruta Seeking New Bass Player

Florida metallers, MARUTA, is currently in search of a new bassist. The band comments:

"We are looking for a serious musician with their own equipment, must drive, and have some serious motivation to play our kind of music. We have a couple tours coming up and a bass player with some sick distortion would be nice. Contact us if you are 100% interested in jamming. And if you think Job For A Cowboy is heavy, don't bother replying."

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Maruta Post Another New Song Online

Floridian grinders MARUTA have posted a new song entitled “Dirt Worshiper” over at their official MySpace page. The track comes off their forthcoming new album, In Narcosis, which will be released next year via Willowtip Records.

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