MUTILATION RITES Announce New Release, USA Tour (Including SXSW & Festival Appearances)

February 17th, 2011
by EvilG

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 are kicking things off with a hometown show with Eyehategod, Magrudergrind, and Misery Index tomorrow night (February 18th, 2011).

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.


WINTER/SPRING TOUR FOR MUTILATION RITES FEBRUARY 23-MARCH 28

Friday, February 18 @ Club Europa ,Brooklyn, NYEYEHATEGOD, Misery Index, Magrudergrind, Strong Intention
Friday, February 18 @ The Charleston, Brooklyn, NYEYEHATEGOD after party with Woe
Wednesday, February 23 @ Helter Skelter, Pittsburgh, PAMy Left Uterus, Free Clinic, Eric Ciora
Thursday, February 24 @ The Leathershop, Lima, OH
Friday, February 25 @ Crown Liquors, Chicago, ILBlack September, Welkin Dust, Pilgrim
Saturday, February 26 @ The Monkey Bar, Milwaukee, WI w/ The Antiprism, Architects of the Aftermath, Subjugation, Embitterment
Sunday, February 27 @ The Rathole, Minneapolis, MNw/ Taboo
Monday, February 28 @ Nick and Eddies, Minneapolis, MN w/ Taboo
Tuesday, March 1 @ BFG House, Appleton, WI
Wednesday, March 2 @ Lothlorien’s, Madison,WI
Thursday, March 3 @ The Replay Lounge, Lawrence, KS w/ Mansion, and Melting Point of Bronze
Friday, March 4 @ Live Music Institute, Topeka, KS (matinee)
Friday, March 4 @ Detto’s Barn, Liberty. MOw/ Boreas, Sucked Dry, Weekend Dad, Bait Fish
Saturday, March 5 @ Blast-o-Mat, Denver, COw/ Weaponizer, No Thought, Expurgate
Sunday, March 6 @ Salt Lake City Recording Services, Salt Lake City, UTw/ Doomed to Extinction, All Systems Fail, Moon of Delirium
Monday, March 7 @ Liquid, Boise, ID
Tuesday, March 8 @ Plan B, Portland, Oregon
w/ Winter In The Blood, Heathen Shrine, and Grim Ritual
Wednesday, March 9 @ Charleston Music Venue, Bremerton, WA
Thursday, March 10 @ The Morgue, Seattle, WA
Friday, March 11 @ Black Forest, Eugene ORw/ Boogie Monster
Saturday, March 12 @ Oakland Black/Death Fest, Oakland, CAw/ Valdur, Necrite, Chronaexus, Pale Chalice, Pandiscordian Necrogenesis
Sunday, March 13 @ The Knockout, San Francisco, CA w/ Population Reductions
Monday, March 14 @ The Mountain Bar, Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, March 15 @ Eleven, San Diego, CA
Wednesday, March 16 @ TBA, Phoenix, AZ
Friday, March 18 @ Triple Crown Tattoo Shop, Austin, TXW Hull, Batillus, Pack of Wolves, Lions of Tsavo (starts at 1 pm)
Saturday, March 19 @ The Phoenix Project, Dallas TX
Sunday, March 20 @ TBA, Houston TX
Monday, March 21 @ Siberia, New Orleanes, LAw/ The Body, Hull, Batillus
Tuesday March 22 @ The Archive Gallery, Atlanta GA w/ Vimur, Weekend Nachos, Death in the Dirt, In Ruins
Wednesday March 23 @ The Pony Pen, Savannah GA
Thursday March 24 @ Slim’s Downtown Distillery, Raleigh, North Carolina w/ Man Will Destroy Himself
Friday March 25 @ TBA, Richmond VA
Saturday March 26 @ TBA, Baltimore, MD
Sunday March 27 @ TBA, Philly, PA
Monday March 28 @ Lit Lounge, New York City, NY

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