by Andrew Sacher


Miami deathgrinders Maruta returned this year with Remain Dystopian, their first record since 2011's Forward Into Regression and the brief hiatus that followed, and first for Relapse. It's 17 tracks, only four of which pass the two-minute mark (and only two of which aren't whiplash-inducing), and features guest vocals from At the Gates and Pig Destroyer's respective frontmen. Prepare yourself for sonic assault and stream the whole thing below.

Maruta will support the album on a tour with sludge boundary-pushers Yautja, which hits NYC on September 29 at Saint Vitus. That show has local support from tech-death noisemakers Pyrrhon, and tickets are on sale now. The tour hits Montclair's Meat Locker (9/30) the day after Vitus.

After the Yautja tour, Maruta will hit the road with The Black Dahlia Murder, Iron Reagan and Harms Way, but unfortunately no stops near NYC for that one. All dates are listed, with Maruta's album stream and a stream of Yautja's 2014 LP, below...


Maruta - Remain Dystopian

Yautja - Songs of Descent

Maruta / Yautja -- 2015 Tour Dates
9/17/2015 Churchill's Pub - Miami, FL
9/18/2015 Pug's Live - Tallahassee, FL
9/19/2015 Drunken Unicorn - Atlanta, GA
9/20/2015 New Brookland Tavern - Columbia, SC
9/21/2015 Drunk Horse Pub - Fayetteville, NC
9/22/2015 The Golden Pony - Harrisonburg, VA
9/23/2015 The Sidebar - Baltimore, MD
9/25/2015 Spinelli's Downtown - Louisville, KY
9/26/2015 The Rialto Theatre - Akron, OH
9/27/2015 Flour City Station - Rochester, NY
9/28/2015 Cantab Lounge - Cambridge, MA
9/29/2015 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Pyrrhon
9/30/2015 The Meat Locker - Montclair, NJ


The Black Dahlia Murder, Iron Reagan, Harms Way, Maruta -- 2015 Tour Dates
10/01/2015 The Lost Horizon - Syracuse, NY
10/02/2015 Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
10/03/2015 Mavericks - Ottawa, ON
10/04/2015 Opera House - Toronto, ON
10/07/2015 Crocks - Thunder Bay, ON
10/08/2015 The Pyramid - Winnipeg, MB
10/09/2015 Louis' Pub - Saskatoon, SK
10/10/2015 Union Hall - Edmonton, AB
10/11/2015 MacEwan - Calgary, AB
10/13/2015 Rickshaw - Vancouver, BC
10/14/2015 Hawthorne - Portland, OR
10/15/2015 El Corazon - Seattle, WA
10/16/2015 Knitting Factory - Boise, ID
10/17/2015 The Complex - Salt Lake City, UT
10/18/2015 The Black Sheep - Colorado Springs, CO
10/20/2015 Bourbon Street - Lincoln, NE
10/21/2015 Wooly's - Des Moines, IA
10/22/2015 Castle Theatre - Bloomington, IL
10/23/2015 Emerson Theatre - Indianapolis, IN
10/24/2015 The Loving Touch - Detroit, MI

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