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Mortals released a song off their new LP (listen), going on tour

by Ian Chainey


Sludgy chuggers Mortals have premiered a new song off their sophomore LP, Cursed to See the Future. The Brooklyn-based trio are releasing the album through new label home Relapse on July 8 (CD/LP preorder, digital preorder) and will then tour the United States and Canada.

“View from a Tower” continues in the path of Mortals’ doomier fare, falling somewhere between slowmo crust, Entombed, and Celtic Frost’s Morbid Tales. Guitarist Elizabeth Cline and bassist Lesley Wolf — whose other band, Belus, put out a new song this week too — construct an intimidating wall of distortion, while drummer Caryn Havlik punctuates every groove with a kick to the gut. The track’s first half is deathly, viciously ripping through riffs, while the finale showcases Mortals’ ability to build momentum a la High on Fire. Yet, this isn’t imitation; it’s Mortals and Mortals alone. Besides, they have their Slayer cover band Slaywhore for that kind of thing, anyway.

After a one-off date in Philadelphia with touring funeral doomers Lycus — who will be appearing at Martyrdoom III with Evoken, Lord Mantis, and Mournful Congregation at Saint Vitus on July 1 (tickets) — Mortals will kickoff their summer schedule in Brooklyn at The Acheron on July 18 with a record release show. (Ticket prices and final lineup TBA.) Then, the band will weave their way throughout the Eastern and Central US and Canada.

All dates are listed, with the new song stream, below…

Mortals — 2014 Tour Dates
Jun 28 – Golden Tea House w/ Lycus – Philadelphia, PA
Jul 18 – The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY
Jul 23 – AS220 – Providence, RI
Jul 24 – Ralph’s Diner – Worcester, MA
Jul 25 – The Shaskeen – Manchester, NH
Jul 26 – 13th Floor – Northampton, MA
Jul 27 – Turbo Haus – Montreal Metro Area, Canada
Jul 28 – TBD – Toronto, Canada
Jul 29 – Yonka House – Detroit, MI
Jul 30 – Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
Jul 31 – The Livery Company – St Louis, MO
Aug 01 – Al’s Sidecar – Lexington, KY
Aug 02 – Carabar – Columbus, OH
Aug 03 – The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA

Lycus — 2014 Tour Dates
May 30 – Whitehorse Réplica, Lycus, and Deathgrave – Thee Parkside, San Francisco, CA
June 21 – Lycus, Funerary and Column III – Wallstreet, Phoenix, AZ
June 28 – Mortals, Lycus
July 01 – Mournful Congregation, Knelt Rote, Lycus, Vilkacis, Evoken, and Lord Mantis – Saint Vitus, Brooklyn, NY
July 09 – Lycus, Usnea, Hungers, and Satyress – East End, Portland, OR
August 18 – Usnea, Augurs, Bloodmoon, and Lycus – San Luis Obispo, CA
August 22 – Usnea, Augurs, Lycus, Your Enemy, and M-22 – First Church of the Buzzard, Oakland, CA

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