Entries tagged with: Mutilation Rites
photos by Caroline Harrison
Eyehategod @ Saint Vitus - 11/16/13
Last week, "Big Easy sludge all-stars" Eyehategod brought their tour to NYC for their first two area shows since the tragic passing of drummer and founding member Joey LaCaze -- one at the Acheron on Saturday (11/16) and one at Saint Vitus on Thursday (11/14). After Dale Crover of the Melvins briefly filled in at Housecore Horror Film Fest, these shows were with LaCaze's permanent replacement, Aaron Hill.
We've got a review, pictures, and video over at Invisible Oranges. Here's a bit:
Long Island's The Communion opened the night with a brief set of blackened hardcore sludge and were followed by Brooklyn's own black metal horde, Mutilation Rites. Both bands performed admirably, but the focus of the evening was on Eyehategod. Once Mike IX and company took the stage, any doubt about the band's performance was immediately dispelled. Aaron Hill's drumming fits with the band perfectly, and the everyone played incredibly tightly considering this was only their sixth performance with a new drummer. In between songs Mike IX addressed the audience, and at one point officially introduced Aaron Hill and said a few words about his fallen friend, Joey LeCaze. But, in true Eyehategod fashion, most of the evening was spent whipping the adoring crowd into a substance-fueled frenzy.You can scope the full writeup and photo set at IO. Some of the pics and a full-set video of EHG are below...
by Doug Moore
Immolation @ Gramercy, 2013 (more by Greg Cristman)
The Maryland Deathfest lineup for 2014 grows ever spookier. The fest's organizers have taken advantage of Samhain to announce a whole string of new bands -- no huge names in this round, but there are a bunch of notables, including Castevet (who just played an IO-sponsored record release show), Sweden's Entrails and the hilarious Birdflesh, Germany's Necros Christos, Japan's Coffins, Canada's Mitochondrion, Austrialia's Whitehorse, plus local favorites Immolation, Incantation, and Mutilation Rites. That's a lot of -ations.
This announcement is extra noteworthy because it included venue details, which have been the subject of much speculation since the fest announced that it would not return to the former Sonar compound. The short version is that MDF 2014 will take place in three places: a parking lot a few blocks from Sonar, the Baltimore Soundstage (again), and the Rams Head Live. Here's the full announcement:
3 stages, including the 2 main stages, will be located at 545 N. High Street (Edison Parking lot), which is 1-2 blocks from the old location of Sonar. The setup at the Edison space will eliminate a variety of logistical problems and will ultimately lead to a better experience for you at MDF next year. This space has an approved capacity that is significantly higher than what we're used to, we can open the entrance 2 hours before the first band each day, we won't be getting in the way of the Farmers Market on Sunday, we don't have to close off streets, and once again, we will have MORE space. In addition to adding more shaded areas, there is already existing shade here, so if it gets hot, you won't be roasting on concrete all day. As far as parking goes, there is an enormous parking lot next to the space we're using that you'll be able to park at, and as always, metered parking is possible under the highway that everyone is familiar with from previous years.The parking lot in question was in use as an actual, y'know, parking lot at this year's festivities. Some of you undoubtedly drank beers out of a cooler there. The prospect of an mostly outdoor version of MDF makes me a little nervous, given the mid-Atlantic's rainy late spring, but we all survived last year, right?
On Thursday, bands will only be playing at Rams Head Live, located in the Power Plant Live! section of downtown Baltimore at 20 Market Pl. On Friday-Sunday, bands (death and black metal) will be playing at Rams Head Live between the hours of 10 pm - 2 am, (bands will conclude at the Edison parking space at 11 pm).
On Friday-Sunday, once again, we are doing a grind/hardcore/punk/crust stage at Baltimore Soundstage, located across the street from Rams Head Live at 124 Market pl. Unlike last year, bands will play here all day/night and there won't be any large gaps between bands.
Generally speaking, this setup was the most sensible solution for us, as it allows us to book a lot of bands, give bands respectable set lengths, eliminate many issues/concerns from last year, and keep the fest close to hotels and other downtown conveniences that everyone is used to.
As early as next week, we will break everything down so you know who is playing where. We will also announce more bands at that time. We still have a few up our sleeve for the main stages, but mostly, we're down to rounding out the Soundstage billing before being completely finished with booking.
Check out the full list of newly announced bands and the complete lineup to date below...
by Doug Moore
Earthling in 2011 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Gnarly Virginian thrashers Earthling played a DC show last night (9/26), and they're about to kick off a full East Coast/Midwestern tour this coming Tuesday (10/1). Their debut LP, Dark Path, is a ripper. You can stream it below.
The tour will hit NYC at Union Pool on Wednesday (10/2), where they'll share a bill with well-matched locals Mutilation Rites (who will be playing new/unreleased material) and Syphilitic Lust, who are destined to forever be described as "sickos." There's no presale for the show, but judging by that flyer (below), there will be plenty of raw beef and well-manicured hands available for all. All dates are listed below.
All Earthling dates are listed, along with the tour flyer, show flyer and album stream, below...
by Wyatt Marshall
Inter Arma @ Hopscotch 2013 (more by Karen A. Mann)
Gilead Media Music Festival has announced the first round of confirmed bands for the fest's second installation, set to take place from July 18-20, 2014 in Oshkosh, WI. Gilead Media label-mates Ash Borer, Mutilation Rites (who play Saint Vitus December 12 with Revenge), Inter Arma (who embark on a tour with Black Tusk soon that hits Saint Vitus on October 30), Thou and more will lead what is already a doozy of a lineup.
Two bands I'd want to check out would be Salem, Oregon's blackened/doom specialists Hell and Minneapolis-based black metal band False. Gilead says to expect around twenty-five bands when the full lineup is complete. Stream a track by False and see the list of announced bands below...
by Doug Moore
The Canadian war metal band Revenge has announced an exclusive two-night stand at Saint Vitus Bar on December 6 & 7. Details are still emerging, but it appears that Woe, Mutilation Rites, and Mausoleum will be among the supporting acts.
Though Revenge is a taxing listen even by extreme metal standards, they've become bizarrely popular over the past few years, culminating in a record deal from the international metal label Season of Mist and a triumphant set at this year's Maryland Deathfest.
Stream a Revenge track below.
by Fred Pessaro
If you've never experienced the over-the-top spectacle that is Hellbent Hooker, you're in luck. The sleazy trash metal four piece -- featuring members of Ramming Speed and Mutilation Rites -- put on a ridiculous live show, one that will be in full force on Saturday (8/24) at Union Pool with Hymen Holocaust and Trashawk. Ten bucks gets you in at the door, but prepare for a gross-out session... in the best ways possible.
Live video of Hellbent Hooker in action, including a full live set from Grand Victory, is below.
by Fred Pessaro
The Body at The Acheron last night (more by Fred Pessaro)
On their way out of recording three LPs in a row at Machines with Magnets in Providence, The Body played the first of two NYC shows at The Acheron last night (6/9). Mutilation Rites and Geryon, the latter of which features half of Krallice, provided support for the evening and you can check out more pictures and video from that show at Invisible Oranges.
The Body do it again at The Acheron tonight (6/10, tickets). Post-everything instrumental trio Sannhet provides direct support along with Theologian and Hasj (mems Bad Dream and Trenchgrinder).
Woe at Acheron on Friday (more by Fred Pessaro)
Philadelphia's Woe kicked off their string of dates with a show in NYC at Acheron on Friday (May 10). There, the band joined a pair of local favorites in Mutilation Rites and Mortals. Pictures of both bands -- plus video -- are available at InvisibleOranges.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Say it with me, Sadgiqacea. OK, i'll be the first to admit that "sad-juh-kay-sha" isn't the most easily read name in heavy music, but for every ounce of irritation that their name causes, they make up for it in riffs. The Philadelphia duo have released their new LP False Prism today via Candlelight, and you can stream it in full below or via InvisibleOranges. The duo's primary MO is in the realm of epic sludge-doom, but look for post-rock, Neurosis-y riffage and black metal to dot the landscape along the way.
In related news, Woe-honcho Chris Grigg sat in to help produce the new Sadgiqacea effort, and he will be a special guest on the InvisibleOranges special airing on East VIllage Radio tonight (5/7) at 6PM EDT. And don't forget that Woe plays Acheron on Friday (5/10) with guests Mutilation Rites and Mortals (tickets), part of a larger tour for the band.
Album stream is below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Woe at Saint Vitus in Feburary (more by Fred Pessaro)
Black metal combo Woe's new LP Withdrawal is out now, and the band will head out for a string of dates in celebration. Look for Woe to team with Mutilation Rites & Mortals to play Acheron on May 10, and tickets are still available. All other dates are listed below.
This week has been a busy one at InvisibleOranges! We streamed the new Satan LP, Full of Hell LP, Cleric, Ruin Lust and Zolle, interviewed Todd Jones from Nails and James Kelly from Altar of Plagues, reviewed the new Melvins and took a deeper look at the thrash revival and Japanese hardcore.
Woe tour dates and two week's worth of Evillive-approved shows are listed, alongside teasers for the new Mumakil, Disma and Entrails, below...
After a Friday appearance at New England Metal and Hardcore Fest on Friday (4/19), OSDM/hardcore fiends Black Breath and Brooklyn black-metal punks Mutilation Rites teamed with Brooklyn's White Widows to play a pair of dates on the East Coast, including Saturday's stop at Knitting Factory on April 20.
The show was Mutilation Rites' first appearance back in Brooklyn since their recent Invisible Oranges-sponsored run with Inter Arma throughout March and the beginning of April, and their enthusiasm to be back in the borough was felt as they played a tight and dirty set. Emphasis on the 'dirty,' considering the bandmembers' inclination for spitting on each other in between riffs and growls.
More pictures and video of the pandemonium at Knitting Factory are over at InvisibleOranges.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
The Body at Acheron, Sept 2010 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
There was a time not too long ago when you could set your watch to appearances from The Body in NYC. Not so much anymore, but time has come again. On their way to the studio, The Body will play two shows at Acheron on June 9 & 10. Support on each night is similarly stellar, with 6/9 featuring Mutilation Rites and Geryon and 6/10 featuring Sannhet, Theologian and Hasj. Tickets for both shows are on sale.
KEN Mode at Saint Vitus in NYC earlier this month (more by Caroline Harrison)
Bad news: Pinkish Black has been forced to cancel tonight's appearance (March 16) at the BV / Invisible Oranges showcase at The North Door. A bummer for sure but valiant Canadian metallic-noise-rock crew KEN Mode (who played our SXSW day party on Friday) have stepped in in their stead, and a hearty thanks goes out to the trio for filling in at the last minute!
Here's tonight's full, updated line-up:
7PM doors openSee you there!
9PM KEN Mode
10PM Full of Hell
11PM Mutilation Rites
12PM John Baizley
by Bill Pearis, Fred Pessaro and Andrew Sacher
Savages @ CMJ 2012 (more by Dominick Mastrangelo)
SXSW gets underway today (3/13) in earnest, with 83,207 bands* playing SXSW this year. Trying to figure out who to see can be an overwhelming feeling. (Actually, just standing on 6th St. on Friday night is an overwhelming feeling.) Hopefully this post will give you some inspiration if you're among the throngs of people. Or maybe just some new stuff to listen to if you're not there.
Of course you could just hang out at all our day parties (our first starts at noon today!) and evening showcases, as we're really proud of our line-ups. But there are bands who we are pumped to see who aren't playing too. So here are 40 bands we're genuinely pumped to see in Austin this week. We made a Spotify playlist of all the bands (at least the ones on the service) you can stream below.
Check out our list below...
*not the actually number of showcasing bands. But it feels accurate.
Pallbearer at Knitting Factory, Sept 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Invisible Oranges and BrooklynVegan are proud to announce an official SXSW showcase! The show will be the first ever Invisible Oranges showcase and looks like this
Saturday, March 16th at North Door in Austin:The show, which features everything from black metal to grind to doom to dark post-punk, will go down on Saturday, March 16th at North Door (formerly ND Studios, 501 Brushy, Austin, TX) Doors open at 7PM. Get there early to join in on the festivities, but if you cant make it we will be streaming the show in its entirety LIVE from the venue. Details on that are forthcoming, but you officially have no excuse to miss out!
John Baizley (Baroness)
Full of Hell
The official showcase is one of TWO BrooklynVegan Official nighttime SXSW showcases in 2013. The other is one night earlier, and not metal. The show is also one of TWO Invisible Oranges related events going down during SXSW. The second IO event will be a day party on March 15th as part of our residency at the old Emo's location. Details on that party are on the way, but save the date! You won't want to miss it.
Check out video of the bands playing the inaugural IO/BV showcase below!
Inter Arma are readying the release of their Relapse debut, Sky Burial. Due on March 19, the Richmond crew have created their most fertile and organic release yet, mining familiar territory like Neurosis and epic black metal, all mixed with a southern groove. Check out the new track "'sblood," streaming below.
Invisible Oranges is proud to sponsor the forthcoming Mutilation Rites/Inter Arma tour (no NYC date, unfortunately). Check out that new song stream, some video, the tour flyer and all dates below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Black Breath at Acheron, July 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Once Mutilation Rites return from their Invisible Oranges sponsored trek to SXSW, look for the band to team with Black Breath and White Widows for a show at Knitting Factory on April 20. Tickets are on sale.
The show is the same weekend as the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival (April 19-21 in Worcester, MA) that will feature both MR and BB, though no word as to if the dates will expand into a larger tour. NEMHCF will also feature appearances from Nails, Xibalba, Trap Them, Power Trip, Expire, Municipal Waste, and many more. Tickets are on sale, and the full lineup and a stream of Black Breath's excellent Sentenced to Life are below.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
One Tail One Head at Inferno Festival, April 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
2012 was a year of considerable personal growth for me, as a person, a photographer and a music fan. As I recounted in my favorite photos of 2012, I got to shoot some of my favorite bands of all time and travel the globe in search of new ones. The beginning of the year was spent dealing with personal drama, and if it werent for key records in my life I shudder to think at where I would be right now. To every band on this list and many who aren't, I cant thank you enough.
First order of business, my musical pallette is much much larger than just a series of metal records. This is NOT a list of my favorite records of the year, because that would surely include other entries from across many different genres. This is, however, a list of some of my favorite heavier records.
To me, the term "heavy" can be defined in many ways, from the elongated riff on a doom record to a noise squall to a particularly punishing punk-rock beatdown. While most of the following records are "heavy" in the traditional "distortion and loud guitars" sense, a few are not. You'll see metal, you'll see deathrock, you'll see raw punk, you'll see hardcore, and many spots in between in the numbered list below. And to answer your question, yes you'll see Swans... right beside D-Clone and Asphyx.
My favorite records of 2012 are below. Hopefully you'll see a connection in favorites or maybe discover something new. Regardless, I hope you found your own favorites of the year whether in this list or outside of it.
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Mutilation Rites at Saint Vitus, Nov 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Mutilation Rites have added a last minute show with Slaughter The Prophets, Exshitence, Nerve Gas Attak, Hell Bent and Crusty P at The Swamp (258 Johnson) TONIGHT (12/7):
Mutilation Rites playing a benefit show at 258 Johnson tomorrow night - used to be the Lake. Its now called "The Swamp." It goes to a kid named Tomasz who got hit by a drunk driver on his bike and is now in a coma.In other news, Providence noise oddballs Tinsel Teeth play a two night stay in NYC this weekend, logging shows at Death By Audio tonight (12/7) with Necking, Lushes and Psychic Blood; and 255 McKibbin Lofts on Saturday (12/8) with BIG UPS, Osekre & The Lucky Bastards, Advaeta and Yeah Well, Whatever.
$5-$10 DONATIONS AT THE DOOR
258 JOHNSON AVE / L TO MONTROSE
DOORS 8pm / BANDS 8:30PM
Support for Von show at Saint Vitus on Tuesday (12/11) has been announced, including Magic Is Küntmaster and Anicon, the latter of which features Owen Rundquist (Trenchgrinder) and Lev Weinstein (Krallice). Tickets are still available. Swing below for streaming Anicon tracks, it's worth a listen.
Head below for all Evillive-approved shows for the next two weeks and a new Despise You video (it's a bit hard to watch and reportedly their "first and last music video").
Pallbearer at Knitting Factory, September 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Decibel Magazine has compiled their annual list of top 40 albums of the year. As usual, there are some surprises but the 2012 top ten is basically a list of nine veterans with only a single newcomer to the bunch. The full list of top records of the year according to Decibel Magazine is below, along with a tweet from the winning band. Buy your copy HERE.
photos by Fred Pessaro // BBG; words by Lauren Jackson
Nachtmystium @ Saint Vitus, 11/19/2012
On Monday night, Chicago's Nachtmystium exercised a sonic assault on a packed St. Vitus, which was one stop on a BV-sponsored tour. The band found support from local favorites Batillus, Mutilation Rites and Sannhet, as well as fellow Chicago metal outfit, Lord Mantis.
Sannhet started the night off at a properly late hour, complete with light show and white noise projections during their set which, incidentally, fit their extreme performance perfectly. Straddling the line between clear riffs and static, Sannhet's songs were highly structured, but drenched in a top layer of noise--much like the garbled images one can almost make out under TV snow.
Batillus carried through that same noisy sensibility, with frontman Fade Kainer's harsh vocals, manipulated to a point where they could have been confused as something inhuman and otherworldly. The band's industrial sensibility lent an edge to their doom-influence dirges and, while slower than all the other bands on the bill, made Batillus equally brutal as next band Mutilation Rites' most unforgiving riff.
Raw and fast as hell, Mutilation Rites brought down a set that seemed to make everyone at Vitus grind their teeth and brace themselves for the two remaining bands--Lord Mantis and headliners Nachtmystium. And by the time the headliners took to the stage, Vitus was packed, humid, and frenetic with the furious energy from each unbelievable performance.
To attend a show so consistently brutal and so consistently good, with band after band bringing all the energy they could to bolster up American black metal favorites, Nachtmystium, was a true treat for the metalhead's soul. And, as usual, Nachtmystium did not disappoint, and punctuated the night with an assaulting set that lasted just over an hour.
By the end of the set, the hooded black figures who had filed in at the start of it all came out sweaty, some with fogged glasses, and all with grins because everyone had gotten what they wanted: blackened brutality.
Check out more pictures and video from the show below, including video of Batillus performing a new track "Mirrors."
Salvation at Power of The Riff East, August 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
With their dates with Night Sins now behind them, Salvation have plotted a course back to NYC for a show on January 13 at Saint Vitus. There the band will join NYC black metal favorites Raspberry Bulbs and noise terrorist extraordinaire Pharmakon. Tickets are on sale.
Similarly, support for the previously discussed Nachtmystium show has changed yet again, this time with Mutilation Rites, Batillus, Sannhet and Lord Mantis. Tickets are still available for the 11/19 show at Saint Vitus.
Meanwhile, support for the previously discussed Eyehategod shows at Saint Vitus have been announced, with Magrudergrind, Clean Teeth and The Communion taking on 11/27 (tickets) and Mortals (Record Release), White Widows and one more TBA taking on 11/28 (tickets).
In other Saint Vitus show news, look for the great Pinkish Black to team with Naam for a show at Saint Vitus on December 1st (tickets).
photos by Suren Karapetyan
Brooklyn crusty black metal favorites Mutlation Rites met their future tourmates at Knitting Factory on 9/27 when the Skeletonwitch/Havok/Early Graves tour rolled into town as part of a string of US dates for the trio. Pictures of the four bands laying waste to Knitting Factory are below, along with video.
For Early Graves, it was their first trip back to this part of the country since their last appearance, at Union Pool in 2010 with late vocalist Makh Daniels. RIP Makh, to whom Early Graves dedicated the song "Pure Hell."
Beginning on October 9, Mutilation Rites will hit the road for a set of dates to play catch-up towards an eventual tour supporting Skeletonwitch and Havok on the West Coast. Tour dates are listed below alongside pictures from Knitting Factory.
Skeletonwitch aboard the BV-BBG/Rocks Off CMJ cruise (more by Jonathan McPhail)
Skeletonwitch are definitely road dogs, currently out on a set of dates with Barn Burner that hits The Loft in Poughkeepsie this weekend (7/14, tickets) and then hits the Great White North. After this round of dates concludes, look for the Ohio crew to head back out on the road for shows with Havoc and Early Graves, which will include an NYC stop at Knitting Factory on September 27th with Mutilation Rites. Tickets go on sale Saturday (7/14) at 10AM. Knitting Factory makes no mention of Early Graves and lists Howl instead, but the tour flyer says differently. See that below.
All known tour dates on that Skeletonwitch/Havok tour are below.
Jef Whitehead, aka Leviathan/Wrest, who was arrested in January 2011 and charged with sexually assaulting his then-girlfriend, has been acquitted of all but one (aggravated domestic battery) of the 34 charges against him and will now serve probation as reported in the Chicago Reader. Look for Whitehead on the road as part of Chrome Waves when they tour later this summer. We posted the first taste of Chrome Waves songs in January, and the band has a new self-titled debut LP due on Gravedancer.
Drew Mack is leaving Hull, but not without one farewell show! The final triple guitar-attack version of Hull (though no word on if he'll be replaced) show will go down on June 29th at Acheron with guests Praetura, Gang Signs and Blackout.
North, from Arizona, are currently in the midst of a US tour and will play The Charleston on June 23rd with My America. Full tour schedule is below.
Mutilation Rites will team with Blood of Kings (ex-Wolves in The Throne Room) and Brohammer for a show at ABC No Rio tonight (6/22).
Sons of Tonatiuh will team with locals Pyrrhon for a show at Saint Vitus on July 19th, one of a few select dates for the Atlanta sludge team. Tickets are on sale.
All Evillive-approved NYC shows and a widget for the new "Profound Lore live" EP that hit via Scion is below.