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Image: Mutilation Rites, Pitriff, NewsBrooklyn-based black metal band MUTILATION RITES will soon head out for another round of touring, this time hitting the midwest. The tour will start April 19 in Pittsburgh, PA and conclude on May 5 in Cleveland, OH.

The self-proclaimed “filthy black metal” quartet will be touring in advance of the release of their debut full-length, “Empyrean.” Due May 22, the album — which features the song “Realms of Dementia,” which Pitchfork recently premiered — was produced by Kevin Bernsten (TRIAC) at Developing Nations in Baltimore, MD. A pre-order bundle consisting of the CD and t-shirt featuring the album’s cover art is available at the Prosthetic Store HERE.

 MUTILATION RITES confirmed dates:

4/19 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Kopec’s w/ Moth
4/20 – Raleigh, NC @ Dive Bar w/ Palkoski, RBT, and Man Will Destroy Himself
4/21 – Harrisonburg, VA @ Crayola House w/ Orthrus
4/22 – Dayton, OH @ Casa de Mise w/ Mortals
4/23 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Witler House w/ Tombstalker and Coelacanth
4/24 – Columbus, OH @ Monster House
4/25 – Indianapolis, IN @ Vibe’s Music w/ Chinaski, Casque
4/26 – Milwaukee, WI @ Quarters w/ Protestant, No Brainer, Anal Hearse, ARA
4/27 – Madison, WI @ The Wisco w/ Mortals, Enabler, Desolating Sacrilege
4/29 – Osh Kosh, WI – Gilead Fest @ Electric Lounge and Lanes
4/30 – Minneapolis, MN @ Medusa w/ Despise, Crusader, No Remorse
5/1 – Omaha, NE @ West Wing w/ Arson
5/2 – Kansas City, MO @ Detto’s Barn w/ No Masters, Nonserviam, Canyons
5/3 – Columbia, MO @ Café Berlin w/ Creaturezoid
5/4 – Chicago, IL @ Ball Hall w/ Last Rites, Ass Brigade, Fin
5/5- Cleveland, OH @ The Tower w/ Cop Problem, Gas Mask (members of Masakari)

Founded in 2009 by Justin Ennis (drums, ex-Tombs) and Michael Dimmitt (guitars), and now featuring bassist Ryan Jones (Today Is The Day), MUTILATION RITES just completed a run of dates that saw the group tour their way to and from South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. There, the band played parties for Brooklyn Vegan and Pitchfork’s Show No Mercy in addition to performing at Prosthetic’s official label showcase. Following SXSW, the band played a Dallas concert with Alcest and a week’s worth of shows alongside Hull. For more on the band, please visit their Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mutilationritesnyc