Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Brooklyn, New York blackened/crust, doom metal warriors MUTILATION RITES have announced the release of the bands PROSTHETIC RECORDS debut entitled "Empyrean" due to be unleashed 5/22/2012 as the band will embark on a summer 2012 midwest USA tour. 

Brooklyn-based black metal band MUTILATION RITES will soon head out for another round of touring, this time hitting the midwest. The tour will start April 19 in Pittsburgh, PA and conclude on May 5 in Cleveland, OH. 

The self-proclaimed "filthy black metal" quartet will be touring in advance of the release of their debut full-length, "Empyrean." Due May 22, the album -- which features the song "Realms of Dementia," which Pitchfork recently premiered -- was produced by Kevin Bernsten (TRIAC) at Developing Nations in Baltimore, MD. A pre-order bundle consisting of the CD and t-shirt featuring the album's cover art is available at the Prosthetic Store HERE.

19 - Pittsburgh, PA - Kopec's (with Moth)
20 - Raleigh, NC - Dive Bar (with Palkoski, RBT, and Man Will Destroy Himself)
21 - Harrisonburg, VA - Crayola House (with Orthrus)
22 - Dayton, OH - Casa de Mise (with Mortals)
23 - Cincinnati, OH - The Witler House (with Tombstalker and Coelacanth)
24 - Columbus, OH - Monster House
25 - Indianapolis, IN - Vibe's Music (with Chinaski, Casque)
26 - Milwaukee, WI - Quarters (with Protestant, No Brainer, Anal Hearse, ARA)
27 - Madison, WI - The Wisco (with Mortals, Enabler, Desolating Sacrilege)
29 - Osh Kosh, WI - Gilead Fest - Electric Lounge and Lanes
30 - Minneapolis, MN - Medusa (with Despise, Crusader, No Remorse)

1 - Omaha, NE - West Wing (with Arson)
2 - Kansas City, MO - Detto's Barn (with No Masters, Nonserviam, Canyons)
3 - Columbia, MO - Café Berlin (with Creaturezoid)
4 - Chicago, IL - Ball Hall (with Last Rites, Ass Brigade, Fin)
5- Cleveland, OH - The Tower (with Cop Problem, Gas Mask featuringmembers of Masakari) 

Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal-\m/ -l-