With the stench of their pungent Death Mask LP still fresh on the faces of the nonbelievers who have been trampled in its path, LORD MANTIS has confirmed the full routing of their impending tour to Martyrdoom III in New York City next month.
The LORD MANTIS bandits, joined by unholy French battalion, Hell Militia, will storm through the East Coast at the end of June, with shows confirmed in Worcester, Baltimore, Richmond, Charlotte, Atlanta, Knoxville, Lexington, Columbus and Chicago in addition to both bands’ inclusions on separate evenings of the five-day Martyrdoom III Festival in Brooklyn, where LORD MANTIS will perform alongside Mournful Congregation, Lycus, Vilkacis and Evoken on July 1st.
LORD MANTIS East Coast Tour w/ Hell Militia:
6/29/2014 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY @ Martyrdoom III [info] [no Lord Mantis]
6/30/2014 Ralph’s Rock Diner – Worcester, MA [info]
7/01/2014 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY @ Martyrdoom III [info] [no Hell Militia]
7/02/2014 Sidebar – Baltimore, MD [info]
7/03/2014 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA [info]
7/04/2014 World Famous Milestone Club – Charlotte, NC [info]
7/05/2014 The Earl – Atlanta, GA [info]
7/06/2014 The Pilot Light – Knoxville, TN [info]
7/07/2014 Al’s Bar of Lexington – Lexington, KY [info]
7/08/2014 Carabar – Columbus, OH [info]
7/09/2014 Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL [info]
Profound Lore Records dispatched LORD MANTIS‘ grueling third album at the end of April, dispelling any myths that this collective was to be ignored. Having been being doused by critical accolades from worldwide journalists, Death Mask‘s pulverizing riffs, incredible tones, scathing vocals and fully pained, corruptible lyrical tirades set this collective apart from even the leading acts in the so-called sludge/doom circuit. With guest vocals by Dylan O’Toole of Indian and cover artwork by tattooist/musician Jef Whitehead (Leviathan, Twilight), the fifty-minute Death Mask was recorded with Sanford Parker (Twilight, Voivod, Eyehategod, Yob) at Chicago-based Electrical Audio and Soma Studios, also responsible for engineering both of the band’s previous LPs for Seventh Rule and Candlelight.
“…Lord Mantis sound like sludge and black metal gleefully splitting a spite-fuck baby.” – Decibel
“Death Mask is a unique creation – a deviant, disturbing but thoughtful fragment of art that demands that you listen carefully and more importantly, lose yourself in the darkness of Fell’s mind.” – Noisey/Vice
“…a punishing ride that is at times equally soulful and unsettling. It sounds like black metal metal’s skeleton, stripped of the majority of the genre’s sillier trappings.” – Invisible Oranges
“…Lord Mantis are all lascivious, libidinous filth, meant to make us move to the music and feel disgusting doing it.” – Stereogum
“The tracks don’t blaze by, searing the paint off the walls, and they don’t trudge along in a sludge pattern. The motion is exact and precise, winding across the seven tracks here with a controlled but seething malice that’s genuinely unnerving.” – Steel For Brains
“… they are able to separate Death Mask from their other two releases with ease. The progress made by these four musicians is paramount to how sharp this album is, as they dive further into the deep end of a pool of acidic sonic bile. 4/5” – About.com