photo: Mutilation Rites at Acheron in 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)

Brooklyn black metal band Mutilation Rites are on the road on the way to SXSW with promising German band Mantar. See what SXSW shows you can catch those bands at in our SXSW 2015 Metal Roundup, or in their lists of dates below.

After Austin, Mutilation Rites make their way back up North and play a hometown show without Mantar on March 31 at Acheron with Anicon, Iron Force and Sunrot. Tickets for that show are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

No NYC shows announced for Mantar yet, but meanwhile they're finally giving their great 2014 debut album, Death By Burning, a US release on May 19 via Brutal Panda Records. Here's what we said about it last year:

They're a bass-less two piece but with the total racket they make, they don't sound like they are. It's huge, thick guitars on top of bulldozing drums and a vocalist that sounds equally inspired by hardcore and black metal... it's a great fit that they're playing with the Melvins.

Stream Death By Burning, and a track from Mutilation Rites' newest, Harbinger, below...


Mutilation Rites -- 2015 Tour Dates
Mar 16 The Korova San Antonio, TX^
Mar 20 Sweetwater Austin, TX w/ Full of Hell and more
Mar 21 Yellow Jacket Social Club Austin, TX (Rock of Ages party) w/ Coliseum, more^
Mar 23 Gasa Gasa New Orleans, LA^
Mar 24 Pug's Live Tallahassee, FL^
Mar 25 Local 662 St Petersburg, FL^
Mar 26 Churchill's Pub Miami, FL^
Mar 27 Hourglass Brewery Orlando, FL^
Mar 28 The Odditorium Asheville, NC
Mar 29 Crayola House Harrisonburg, VA
Mar 30 The Pinch Washington, DC
Mar 31 Acheron Brooklyn, NY w/ Anicon, Iron Force, Sunrot
Apr 03 Messe De Morts Festival Montreal, Canada
Apr 17 Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Richmond, VA

^ - w/ Mantar


Mantar -- 2015 Tour Dates
3/16 San Antonio, TX - The Korova ^
3/18 Austin, TX - Club Metropolis (SXSW Heavy Metal Pool Party)#
3/19 Austin, TX - Dirty Dog Bar (Metal Injection Showcase)%
3/21 Austin, TX - Yellow Jacket Social Club (Rock Of Ages Tattooing Party)*
3/23 New Orleans, LA - Gasa Gasa ^
3/24 Tallahassee, FL - Pug's Live ^
3/25 St. Petersburg, FL - Local 662 ^
3/26 Miami, FL - Churchill's Pub ^
3/27 Orlando, FL - Hourglass Brewery ^
5/21 Baltimore, MD - Maryland Deathfest

^with Mutilation Rites
% with Veil of Maya, Cancer Bats, KEN Mode, Full of Hell & more
*with Goatsnake, Eagle Twin, Coliseum, Mutilation RItes and more