Mutilation Rites are streaming a new music video for the caustic new track “Axiom Destroyer”. The video, shot by David Hall (Blekkmetal Documentary, Maryland Deathfest: The Movie, Today is the Day, Portal, and more) is streaming now at Metal Injection.

Regarding the new track, Mutilation Rites guitarist Michael Dimmit comments, “‘Axiom Destroyer’ is a song about being forced to watch a loved one tortured in front of your eyes. Everything that makes life stable and normal to you is being destroyed in a depraved, perverted exhibition. A person is being forced fed a skewed reality by an authoritarian government with mind-altering drugs and propaganda videos. This could be anyone you have in your life on a daily basis having their mind and life changed by propaganda, like advertisements, radical mouthpieces or corporate lifestyle.”

David Hall elaborates on the filmmaking, “The inspiration for the Axiom Destroyer video was Voivod’s video for ‘Astronomy Domine’ and the “two-minute hate” video featured in the book 1984 by George Orwell. Based on the title—Axiom Destroyer—I got a real cold war-ish sci-fi vibe from the song. I knew I wanted to create something colorful, stark, and cold. For me, anything sci-fi and metal related always means Voivod so after watching their ‘Astronomy Domine’ video a bunch of times I came up with a concept: brainwashing.”

“Axiom Destroyer” appears on Mutilation Rites’ forthcoming new album, “Chasm”. “Chasm” will be released in North America on July 20th. Pre-order Chasm now on vinyl, compact disc, and digital via Gilead Media (US) and Argento Records (Europe).

Brooklyn’s ripping metal outfit Mutilation Rites emerge out of the underground once again with their highly anticipated new album “Chasm”.  A turbulent, caustic take on deathly black metal, “Chasm” sees Mutilation Rites at the height of their songwriting, as they venture further into the darkest shades of black and absolute dread.

Each of the album’s 6 tracks sees the band mix an evocative combination of death metal, punk rock, grind-core, and more to create a new sonic identity, as the band is now joined by renowned drummer Tyler Coburn (Yautja, Alraune.) With a new, revitalized lineup in place, Mutilation Rites are poised to storm the gates with a new, genre-bending approach to extreme music.

Ryan Jones – bass and vocals
George Paul – guitar and vocals
Michael Dimmitt – guitar
Tyler Coburn – drums on recording
Emmett Ceglia – current drummer

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Album artwork by Mark Riddick

Track list:
1. Pierced Larynx
2. Axiom Destroyer
3. Ominous Rituals
4. Post Mortem Obsession
5. Chasm
6. Putrid Decomposition

Recording notes:
Chasm was recorded August through November 2017. Drums and basic guitars recorded at Saint Vitus Bar. Guitars overdubbed at Growlhouse Recording (Ryan Jones’ studio), then re-amped at Chapel Black Studio with Travis Bacon (Black Anvil, Hogwasche, White Widows Pact, Grudges). Vocals and Mixing at GrowlHouse Recording. Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Mastering.

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