MAUL: North Dakota Death Metal Crew To Drop Desecration And Enchantment Tape On 20 Buck Spin In November; Video For “The Sacred And The Profane,” Preorders, And Tour Dates Posted

photos by Jason Dahlke

With the release of their Seraphic Punishment full-length debut in 2022, North Dakota’s MAUL made an instant impression on the US death metal underground, one they’d been building previously via various demos, splits, and EPs. Subsequent heavy touring all over the country further embedded the band’s Midwest death stylings with intense live gigs and frontman Garrett Alvarado’s menacing presence.

20 Buck Spin picked up the band on the strength of that first album and while the band painstakingly constructs their new full-length, they offer up Desecration And Enchantment to the hordes, signaling the direction of things to come and to supply some blood to the eager zombies awaiting a new album.

Desecration And Enchantment delivers three songs, one of which will only be included on the cassette version of the record and not available anywhere digitally. The songs were captured in May 2023 at Signaturetone Recordings in Minneapolis (Ulthar, Obsequiae, Sunless), recorded, mixed, and mastered by Adam Tucker. The songs feature guest synth and sample work by Isthmus of Styx, and the EP is completed with cover artwork by S. Deloria Black Wolf. Fans of Sanguisugabogg, Phobophilic, Scorched, Warflurch, Kruelty, Terminal Nation, and Obituary, do not overlook the devastation of MAUL.

The new video for “The Sacred And The Profane” was shot and edited by Samuel Thomas Claeys with additional footage by Alex Lehmann and Gibson Huynh.

Check out MAUL’s “The Sacred And The Profane” video at YouTube HERE and stream the track at Bandcamp HERE.

Desecration And Enchantment will be released on cassette on November 17th. Find preorders at the 20 Buck Spin webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE.

Desecration And Enchantment Track Listing:
1. The Sacred And The Profane/Hovering, Sinking
2. Disintegration Of The Soul
3. Worshipping Self-Deviance (tape-only track)

Having toured extensively across the US alongside the likes of Goragatron, Brat, Tombstoner, Primitive Rage, and labelmates Terminal Nation throughout 2023, MAUL has announced another bout of touring across the Midwest and South with Sentenced 2 Die to close out the year. The two-week tour launches from St. Paul on December 3rd, includes a set at Bangin In The Rock December 8th and 9th in Little Rock alongside Integrity, Terror, God’s Hate, Harms Way, All Out War, Terminal Nation, and many others, ending in Iowa City on December 16th. See the confirmed route below and watch for new tour dates and updates on MAUL’s upcoming second LP to post in the new year.

MAUL w/ Sentenced 2 Die:
12/03/2023 White Rock Lounge – St. Paul, MN
12/05/2023 The Crucible – Madison, WI
12/06/2023 Dumb Records – Springfield, IL
12/07/2023 Hi-Tone – Memphis, TN
12/08-09/2023 Bangin In The Rock @ Rev Room – Little Rock, AR
12/10/2023 White Swan – Houston, TX
12/11/2023 Snakehill Social Club – San Antonio, TX
12/12/2023 Rubber Gloves – Denton, TX
12/13/2023 Mass Movements – Tulsa, OK
12/14/2023 Odyssey – Springfield, MO
12/15/2023 Platypus – St Louis, MO
12/16/2023 Gabes – Iowa City, IA

Garrett Alvarado – Lyrics/Vocals
Robby Anderson – Drums
Mike Griggs – Bass
Anthony Lamb – Guitar
Al Nicholas – Guitar