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 are ready to release their long-awaited follow-up. 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 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.'