Mutilation Rites is a filthy black metal band out of Brooklyn that incorporates elements of doom, blackened thrash, and crust with influences including, but not limited to, Darkthrone, Discharge and Dissection. The band started in New York City in the winter of 2009, with the joining of Michael Dimmitt on guitar and Justin Ennis (ex-Tombs) on drums. After a few lineup changes, they solidified with George Paul on second guitar and vocals and Iain Deaderick on bass. Ennis and Paul were in Heuristic out of Boston from 2005-2007. Ennis and Deaderick also played together in Curendera, a short-lived but brutal power-violence/grind band out of Brooklyn.
Thus far, Mutilation Rites has displayed the work ethic and perseverance of a typical DIY band, touring relentlessly on the underground circuit and establishing a grass-roots following across the country. The group released a split 7″ with Batillus in 2011, and they will be recording their Prosthetic debut with Kevin Bernsten (TRIAC) at Developing Nations in Baltimore, MD, with a spring 2012 release eyed.
The wait is over! Proceed with caution to DecibelMagazine.com to experience the full onslaught of ”invigorating and nerve-wracking debauchery” (Dead Rhetoric) that is Brooklyn-based black metallists MUTILATION RITES’ newest effort, “Harbinger.” Featuring eight tracks Pitchfork describes as a “nightmarish merger between black, death, d-beat, and doom,” the album was recorded with longtime collaborator Kevin Bernsten (TRIAC) at Developing Nations in Baltimore, while mastering was [...]
Take a listen to the new single “Gravitational Collapse” from MUTILATION RITES upcoming release “Harbinger”, out July 22 via Prosthetic Records. You can listen at Invisible Oranges or directly below via SoundCloud: The album, recorded with longtime collaborator Kevin Bernsten (TRIAC) while being mastered by James Plotkin (Sunn O))), ISIS, Pelican), features eight grueling tracks which consist of a “nightmarish merger [...]
Brooklyn-based blackened death metal plunderers MUTILATION RITES will release their sophomore full-length, “Harbringer,” in North America on July 22. The mind-bending cover artwork by artist Valnoir (The Black Dahlia Murder, Watain, Nachtmystium) is featured above. Head to NOISEY now to take a listen to the album track “Contaminate,” or take a listen via SoundCloud HERE. “HARBINGER” Track Listing 1. Black [...]