As they make their way to the prestigious Maryland Deathfest this weekend, New York-based “filthy black metallers” MUTILATION RITES have unveiled “Suffer The Children,” their first new music in two years. Taken from their forthcoming album Harbinger, the highly anticipated follow-up to their Prosthetic debut Empyrean (which earned praise from Pitchfork for its “catchy, compelling, compelling guitar parts” and “mix of raw black metal, dark doom and punk that rocks”), “Suffer The Children” can now be streamed exclusively via Pitchfork at this location.
The band commented, “We picked ‘Suffer the Children’ because we thought it covered all the bases. It hopefully tries to branch out on all our influences on this new record, which falls somewhere between Incantation and Aura Noir. We wanted to touch on what is important to us – riffs! The focus should be pure riffage and nothing else, no pretentious nonsense.”
Although Harbinger will not be released until the summer, “Suffer The Children” is now available as a limited-edition 7″ single featuring two B-sides – covers of “Police Bastard” by Doom and “Protest and Survive” by Discharge). It features mind-altering artwork from grotesque death metal artist Mark Riddick (Metalocalpyse, Aborted, Suffocation). The A-side was recorded with producer Kevin Bernsten (Magrudergrind, Triac) at Developing Nations in Baltimore, while the covers were self-recorded. Says the band, “The two covers were recorded in our practice space in a whirlwind of drugs and alcohol. We picked our favorite and most tasteful ‘real’ punk songs and did them live in one take.”
The “Suffer The Children” 7″ is on sale now in the Prosthetic web shop along with an exclusive T-shirt. It will also be available for purchase from the band at MDF, as well as during their upcoming East Coast tour dates with Black Breath. The title track can also be downloaded from Bandcamp.
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UPCOMING TOUR DATES
5/25 Baltimore,MD – Maryland Deathfest (10 p.m. set @ Ram’s Head Live)
5/26 Hartford, CT – Webster Undergound ^
5/27 Cambridge, MA – Sinclair ^
5/28 New York, NY – Santos Party House ^
5/29 Cleveland, OH – Foundry ^
5/30 Detroit, MI – The Shelter ^
5/31 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s Rock Club ^
7/18-20 Oshkosh, WI – Gilead Fest 2014 @ Oshkosh Masonic Center
7/21 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club *
^ with Black Breath
* with Ash Borer