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JULY’S BEJEWELED DAGGERS: 4 Faves Of The Month (Morgan)

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at 5:07 PM (PST)

Hi readers. Since 2018 started Jessica and I have been doing monthly recap lists of whatever four records got our attention the most. This could be a matter of personal taste or something about a work that struck a chord or matched a moment well, but it is less a critical rejection of other works not featured than an embrace of albums that proved themselves the most compelling to me during this July. So take it as one of those “staff recommends this cd” sections you used to see at Rhino Records only much cooler, duh. Very happy to say that everything on this list features performers playing their hearts out.

1. Twilight Fauna’s Where Birds Sing My Name takes the top spot for me this month. The latest from Paul Ravenwood and drummer Josh Thieler of mighty Slaves BC is a beautiful and soul baring effort, dynamic and stouthearted. From straight up banjo songs to arrow sharp black metal that feels like blood is flowing through it rather than pretension and cold-pose, this is a fitting companion to The Year the Stars Fell. The Green and yellow splatter vinyl is too dope to comprehend with my mortal mind. We are lucky to have this project in our metal midst to remind people that records handled with personal reverence can still move mountains and bring oxygen to fatigued forms.

2. Berlin’s Maggot Heart are honestly so fucking cool I can’t take it. The new record Dusk To Dusk was almost my number one pick of the month but my heart succumbed to my East Coast loyalty that Twilight Fauna instilled. But yeah, Linnéa Olsson is so talented and chill and her latest record with her post The Oath + Grave Pleasures outfit is perfect anarchic post punk with a low key metallic sting that should make most American rock bands feel fucking hella embarrassed in comparison for the weak crap they are putting out. The songwriting on this is unreal, especially the manic “Medication” and galloping “Blood Envy” coming to mind as just phenomenal tunes. Recorded in Stockholm in 2017, it cements the potent creative bond with drummer Uno Bruniusson (mainly of the much missed In Solitude fame). I can’t recommend enough surrendering to this record and letting the modern world’s stresses seem like they can be relieved and defeated by the spooky and catchy but semi-detached vocals, rolling and thundering but kind of punk drums and absolutely alive guitar and bass performances. I bought this faster than anything that came out all year. Please please please support them cuz I need them to stick around.

3. With all due respect to Ordinary Corrupt Human Love and some of the other moving or ambitious records out this month that did not make my July list, Mutilation Rites going more death metal was a no brainer for me. And I mean no brainer in a zombies ate all the brains but still want more cuz they are in a death metal frenzy type of no brainer. Chasm from Gilead Media and the NYC scuz rebels of Mutilation Rites continues the bands feedback and buzzsaw /slow burn attempt to become Hades’ official house band. “Pierced Larynx” gives me intense feels of glorious dread and death dirge. It has a more punk rooted crusty underbelly amidst the slower Exhumed and blackened talons in your throat vibes. The monumentally metal drums that pound through the intro to “Post Mortem Obsession” that set up the roaring chaos to follow had me in awe. 6 songs but all fairly lengthy and they all slap. Like Hooded Menace or Black Cobra, the band keep the core elements of what makes them work but tweak their approach slightly with each outing just enough to keep it fresh but familiar. It is intense but not to the point of being silly, just vital and brilliant. This was my fave DM album of the month, all very due respect to Coffin Birth .

4. Birds In Row’s We Already Lost The World takes my fourth and final spot on the list for July. I feel like it is an important record people will remember in years to come. It has a post hardcore infused edgy and kinetic insistence that many albums fail to manufacture, cuz you can’t fake that shit. This French band, currently already supporting fucking Neurosis and Converge, have long term potential and most importantly great songs. “Love Is Political” is just a great song name and the song tears at scabs. “We vs. Us” reminds me of some of what I love most about Cave In and Modern Life Is War in one unexpected fell swoop. Personal War made a buzz but this is gonna take them to the next level. I don’t know how to sum up adequately the mixture of transcending pain the music and artwork stirs up, but this is well worth checking out and surrendering to the barely hopeful cacophony of.

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Mutilation Rites announce ‘Chasm’

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 3:47 PM (PST)

Mutilation Rites have announced their 3rd LP Chasm is due in July!  Preorder now at Gilead Media and Argento Records. Always so gnarly and rage encrusted! Celebrate this happy hippie flower full moon with some kush and a preview of this sweet and vile darkness!

PRE-ORDER NOW: https://gileadmedia.net/collections/pre-orders

HEAR “PIERCED LARYNX” AT KERRANG NOW: http://www.kerrang.com/the-news/exclusive-mutilation-rites-premiere-first-track-off-new-album-chasm/

Our 3rd LP Chasm comes out July 20th. Preorder now at Gilead Media and Argento Records

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Mutilation Rites “Contaminate” with new video

Posted by Metal Riot on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 11:33 AM (PST)
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Brooklyn-based black metallists MUTILATION RITES have unveiled an explicitly grim and dismal music video for “Contaminate,” a track from last year’s acclaimed release Harbinger. Directed and produced by guitarist Michael Dimmitt along with assistance editing from Mitchell Luna (Meruta), the video can be seen premiering on CVLT Nation HERE .

Dimmitt discussed the video’s creation process, stating: “Coming up with the concept for the music video for ‘Contaminate’ was quite simple. The subject matter of the song deals with impending doom of the apocalypse, radiation sickness, and the suffering that war brings about in general. We combined disturbing archival footage from atrocities committed in the last century with a live show we played at Saint Vitus, in Brooklyn, to create a visual aesthetic to match the bleak subject matter and overall feeling of despair that we attempted to create when we wrote this song.”

 

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I wasn’t blown away by Mutilation Rites at first when they came out, but the band have definitely grown on me big time. I think I was just on a Holy Grail kick at the time and so wanted to, like, only hear that sound. Once the widdly widdly woaaaah dust settled a bit, I was able to actually give Mutilation Rites the attention they deserve and realized they kick major ass. I think being at Saint Vitus Bar and hearing staff members rave about them helped as well.Since then I have become a real fan. “Suffer The Children” has been tearing up my speakers of late.

The Brooklyn based charred death bringers will deliver Harbinger in North America on July 22 via my favorite metal label Prosthetic Records. 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.

Click here for more info and track listing.

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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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Mutilation Rites begin follow up to Empyrean, release live footage

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 3:11 PM (PST)
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For those living along the east coast, the current cold front won’t be the only thing attacking your vitals this month — prepare to be blasted with menacing black metal from Brooklyn’s MUTILATION RITES as they join Full of Hell for a co-headlining run starting this weekend! Not only will audiences be presented with music from their critically-acclaimed Prosthetic debut Empyrean, an album included on multiple “Best Of 2012” lists (Decibel, Pitchfork), but they will also be privy to hearing new material from the band’s as-yet-untitled follow-up, scheduled to be recorded next month. Drummer Justin Ennis announced, “After a full year of working on material for our follow-up to Empyrean, we are prepared to etch it in stone. Once again our friend Kevin Bernstein (TRIAC) will be at the helm. This will be our fourth release documented with him at Developing Nations in Baltimore. After two years with us, these will also be the first recordings to feature Ryan Jones (ex-Today is the Day) on bass and vocals. He is a beast amongst men.”

The new album is scheduled to be released this summer via Prosthetic Records.

To further your excitement, Mutilation Rites have released a self-produced video showcasing the band performing two tracks live from the Union Pool in Brooklyn.

Click HERE for tour dates.

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Cover Art Battle: Viscera, Smoke, & Steel

Posted by JDKleinhans on Monday, May 21, 2012 at 7:39 PM (PST)

Welcome to Metal Riot’s Cover Art Battle! Every week we try and show the best-of-the-best in metal cover art, ranging from the fantastically illustrated to hauntingly photographed and everything in between.

I know I say it every week, but damn… what another phenomenal week of cover art. As I prepare each week’s battle, I usually know what cover I’m going to vote for by the time I post it. I don’t think that’s going to happen this week. To see what I’m talking about head on over here and get voting. Spread the good word.

***WINNER*** Affector – Harmagedon (InsideOut)

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Show Review: Gilead Media Music Festival, Day 2

Posted by JDKleinhans on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 11:17 PM (PST)

Every day for the past five days I have sat down to tell you all about my weekend spent experiencing 15 hours of live, genuine metal from the hearts and souls of 19 bands. But how do you put into words one of the most unbelievable musical experiences of your life? I don’t think the mere words that I am about to put down will ever truly do it justice, but I will try my best.

The last weekend of April, 2012 had been a day I had been anxiously awaiting for months. Day 2 of the Gilead Media Music Festival had arrived and I was about to re-immerse myself into the 2 days, 19 bands, 15 hours of live metal in its many varied forms. Adam Bartlett, the mastermind behind Gilead Media, has been busting his ass off for countless months to bring this unbelievable event to a small, relatively conservative community nestled in the bosom of the Midwest. This weekend was all and more than I ever expected.

Get the full Day 2 overview here. You can also check out our full Day 2 photo gallery on our Facebook page.

And in case you missed, the Day 1 overview is here.

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Mutilation Rites finish recording, announce March tour

Posted by mattevans on Friday, February 17, 2012 at 6:24 AM (PST)

Brooklyn black metal outfit Mutilation Rites have finished recording their debut album for Prosthetic Records.  The band has been labeled by critics as “evil as fuck” and the new album should be pleasing.

The band has also announced a string of tour dates in March that will bring them to Austin for SXSW.  Check here for the dates.

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