If you are having deja vu right now, there’s a reason for that. Just ignore it. Please, do what you can to ignore it.
Bold statement of the day: Mutilation Rites are one of the best black metal bands going at the moment. There, I said it. And I believe it.
Living right across a river from Manhattan, I have had the chance to catch Brooklyn’s Mutilation Rites live on many occasions, and they rip. Assassin’s honor.
If you don’t believe me, head to the end of this post for audio proof. We are proud to be able to present to you “Pariah,” a new track from Mutilation Rites’ forthcoming vinyl EP, Devoid.
The EP will be released by Forcefield Records, and can be ordered here.
The band are currently on tour, wreaking havoc across the continental U.S. and gearing up for a string of SXSW gigs. We have a full list of their dates at the end of this post, just before the exclusive track we are streaming.
Devoid was recorded in the summer of 2011 with Kevin Bernsten (Magrudergrind, Pulling Teeth, Triac) at Developing Nations Recording in Baltimore, Maryland.
Tell us what you think of the tune. If you say, “Hey GSA — this song sucks,” then I suggest you chomp down on cyanide. Because there is no hope for you.
Mutilation Rites dates:
3/15: Austin, TX @ The Annex at 1808
3/16: Austin, TX @ Prosthetic SXSW Showcase at Valhalla
3/17: Austin, TX @ Brooklyn Vegan SXSW Party at Lovejoy’s
3/17: Austin, TX @ Prosthetic/Scion SXSW “Death Comes Ripping” Party at The Longbranch Inn
3/18: Denton, TX @ The Lions Den
3/19: Dallas, TX @ Queens City Hall
3/20: Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music
3/21: Nashville, TN @ Cafe Coco
3/22: Richmond, VA @ Wonderland
3/23: Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron