NYC’s much lauded MUTILATION RITES return with their new album ‘Harbinger’. One of the major names within the US Black Metal underground over the past few years, ‘Harbinger’ furthers their standing as a commanding, powerful follow-up to their Prosthetic debut ‘Empyrean’. Featuring members of Today Is The Day and Tombs, and a US pre-release tour lined up with Black Breath as well as widespread acclaim from a diverse selection of international key media including Pitchfork to Terrorizer, Vice and Alternative Press to Decibel, the new album demands attention.
Having stunned critics and fans alike with their acclaimed 2012 Prosthetic debut "Empyrean" -- described as "a harrowing descent into the bleakest that black metal has to offer" (About.com) — MUTILATION RITES return with Harbinger. Once again recorded with Kevin Bernsten (TRIAC, Magrudergrind) at Developing Nations in Baltimore, the new album, "Harbinger," will be the band's first full-length to feature with addition Ryan Jones (ex-Today is the Day) on bass and vocals. Pitchfork.com accurately describes MUTILATION RITES in the following manner: "Think of late-period Darkthrone vomiting the youthful version of themselves onto the crowd at a filthy DIY space. It's stately and epic, but booze-soaked, filthy, and feral."