January 15, 2013

Music News: 'Mutilation Rites' announce Spring tour and new website

Brooklyn based Black Metal band Mutilation Rites have just announced a Spring tour with recent Relapse signings, Inter Arma. The tour kicks off in Chicago on March 10th and is in support of their debut record for Prosthetic Records, entitled Empyrean. Full details, along with tour dates can be found below.

Brooklyn's self-proclaimed "filthy black metallers" MUTILATION RITES will blast eardrums throughout the U.S. on an upcoming spring tour with recent Relapse signees Inter Arma. The tour -- which starts in Chicago on March 10 and then heads south to the prestigious South By Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas, where the band will perform multiple times -- 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 labelmates Skeletonwitch for the second half of the extensive "U.S. Abomination" tour in the fall. 

MUTILATION RITES' Prosthetic debut "Empyrean" was perhaps the label's most critically lauded release of 2012, with inclusions in year-end/best-of lists from Decibel, Pitchfork, Stereogum and more. The album, described as "a harrowing descent into the bleakest that black metal has to offer" by About.com, was produced by Kevin Bernstein (TRIAC) and is currently available on CD or 180-gram black vinyl (the latter courtesy of Gilead Media) via the PROSTHETIC webstore. In addition, "Empyrean" is currently on sale for $5 through Amazon MP3.

Make sure to check out the band's newly launched website www.mutilationrites.com for additional information. 

Catch MUTILATION RITES live here: 
3/10      Chicago, IL - Cobra Lounge #
3/11      St. Louis, MO - Fubar #
3/12       Lawrence, KS - Jackpot #
3/13-16  Austin, TX - SXSW Festival 
3/18       El Paso, TX - The War Room #
3/19       Phoenix, AZ - Chaser’s #
3/20       Fullerton, CA - Slidebar #
3/21       Tijuana, MX - Bar Revolucion #
3/22       Los Angeles,CA - TBA #
3/23       Camarillo, CA - Rock City #
3/24       San Francisco, CA - DNA Lounge #
3/26       Seattle, WA - Highline #
3/27       Bellingham, WA - The Shakedown #
3/28       Portland, OR - Rotture #
3/29       Boise, ID - The Shredder #
3/30       Salt Lake City, UT - Burt’s Tiki Lounge #
3/31       Denver, CO - Aqualungs #
4/1         Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews #
4/2         Minneapolis, MN - Medusa #
4/3         Madison, WI - High Noon #
4/4         Milwaukee, WI - Franks Power Plant #
# with Inter Arma 

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