MURMUR Signs To Season Of Mist

Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of experimental black metal outfit MURMUR. The band is slated to release a forthcoming album as part of the Underground Activist Division.

Regarding the signing, the band said:

“We are extremely excited to be working with Season of Mist, and to have the opportunity to reach a wider audience,”

Guitarist Matthias Vogels adds,

“MURMUR started as a depressive black metal project with the debut Mainlining the Lugubrious, but after a pretty significant line-up change as well as a strong desire to satisfy my eclectic musical tastes, MURMUR has mutated into a fusion of black metal with progressive rock, zeuhl, and 1970’s style jazz fusion. We continue to grow and mutate our sound with every new piece. For a long time I thought we were trying to find our niche with all the experimentation, but it seems to me that our niche is not having one at all. MURMUR’s future goals are to continue writing and release another full-length within the next 1-2 years. Another major goal is to embark on US and European tours.”

Murmur

Originally formed in 2007 in Chicago, IL, MURMUR created ripples in the underground black metal scene with the release of their fierce and disturbing debut album in 2010. Relying on their melancholic and cold approach to nihilistic black metal, MURMUR embarked on an even stranger but no less frightening musical journey on a split EP with NACHTMYSTIUM the following year, which earned catapulted the band into international acclaim.

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MUTILATION RITES Announce Tour Date, New Website

(Brooklyn, NY) – Self-proclaimed “filthy black metallers” MUTILATION RITES will blast eardrums throughout the U.S. on an upcoming tour with recent Relapse signees Inter Arma. The tour will feature Will Lindsay (Indian, Anatomy of Habit, ex-Nachtmystium) filling in on bass for Ryan Jones, who had previous spring touring commitments with Today Is The Day. This will be the group’s first tour since joining labelmates Skeletonwitch for the second half of the extensive U.S. Abomination tour in the fall.

MUTILATION RITES’ Prosthetic debut Empyrean was perhaps the label’s most critically lauded release of 2012, with inclusions in year-end/best-of lists from Decibel, Pitchfork, Stereogum and more. The album, described as “a harrowing descent into the bleakest that black metal has to offer” by About.com, was produced by Kevin Bernstein (TRIAC) and is currently available on CD or 180-gram black vinyl (the latter courtesy of Gilead Media) via the PROSTHETIC webstore. In addition, Empyrean is currently on sale for $5 through Amazon MP3.