MORTUOUS: BrooklynVegan Debuts “Metamorphosis” From San Jose Death Metal Outfit; Upon Desolation To Drop September 16th Via Carbonized Records + US Tour Nears

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BrooklynVegan is currently streaming “Metamorphosis,” the latest single from San Jose death metal practitioners, MORTUOUS. The putrid ode comes off the band’s long-awaited second full-length, Upon Desolation, set for release on September 16th via Carbonized in the United States and Extremely Rotten Productions in Europe.

Four years after their critically acclaimed debut, Through Wilderness, MORTUOUS returns with eight new tracks of sheer, twisting brutality. Upon Desolation was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California in December 2021. The offering features violin performances on “Nothing” and “Defiled By Fire” by Andrea Morgan (Exulansis) and album artwork by Marald Van Haasteren (Necrot, After the Bombs, Baroness).

Writes BrooklynVegan of “Metamorphosis.” “It’s the whole death metal package — stomping caveman riffs, tornadic blast beats, slowed-down sludge, bouncy grooves, murky growls — and it’s a rager that’s keeping our hopes high for the new LP.”

Notes the band, “Lyrically inspired by Terence McKenna and psychedelic lore, ‘Metamorphosis’ takes on the ideas of life, death, and the bizarre experience of reality. Perceptions based through interactions with nature and alien thoughts of the self and our place here.”

Stream MORTUOUS’ “Metamorphosis” at THIS LOCATION.

Upon Desolation will be released on CD, LP, cassette, and digital formats. Find preorders at the Carbonized webshop HERE and Bandcamp HERE where first single, “Graveyard Rain” can be streamed. Extremely Rotten will have all formats available for sale on release date. An exclusive Ultra-Clear Splatter vinyl variant of the record is available through Tankcrimes HERE.

Coinciding with the release of Upon Desolation, MORTUOUS will join Full Of Hell and Blood Incantation for a US tour. The tour begins on September 13th in Denver, Colorado and runs through October 7th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Additional support will be provided by Vermin Womb and God Is War. See all confirmed dates below. MORTUOUS will have copies of Upon Desolation on all formats as well as new merch throughout the tour.

MORTUOUS w/ Full Of Hell, Blood Incantation, Vermin Womb, God Is War:
9/13/2022 Gothic Theater – Denver, CO
9/14/2022 Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
9/15/2022 The Olympic – Boise, ID
9/16/2022 Dante’s – Portland, OR
9/17/2022 Substation – Seattle, WA
9/20/2022 Starline Social Club – Oakland, CA
9/21/2022 1720 – Los Angeles, CA
9/22/2022 The Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA
9/23/2022 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
9/24/2022 Nile Underground – Mesa, AZ
9/25/2022 Sister Bar – Albuquerque, NM
9/26/2022 89th Street – Oklahoma City, OK
9/28/2022 Raccoon Motel – Davenport, IA
9/29/2022 Turf Club – St Paul, MN
9/30/2022 Reggies – Chicago, IL
10/01/2022 Legends – Cincinnati, OH
10/02/2022 Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
10/03/2022 Mohawk – Buffalo, NY
10/04/2022 State House – New Haven, CT
10/05/2022 The Middle East – Cambridge, MA
10/06/2022 Monarch – Brooklyn, NY
10/07/2022 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA

Formed in 2009, MORTUOUS released their critically lauded Through Wilderness debut in 2018 through a joint partnership between Carbonized Records and Tankcrimes Records in North America and Dawnbreed and Extremely Rotten Productions in Europe. The record boasted eight tracks of relentless doom and death with nods to My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost, Rottrevore, and Disembowelment. Later that year, the band unveiled a split 7″ with Oakland’s Scolex which made its debut at Kill-Town Death Fest VI: The Resurrection. In 2019, MORTUOUS released Lamenting Reflections, a split EP featuring now-defunct New Jersey death metalists Deform, on limited edition vinyl. The EP was dedicated to former Deform guitarist/vocalist Tim Ninerell, who took his own life in 2016. The release was followed by performances at a variety of festivals including Eternal Warfare, California Deathfest, Kill-Town Death Fest VII, and Decibel Metal And Beer Fest: Los Angeles. In 2020, the band release their long out-of-print Among The Lost and Mors Immortalis demos on CD via a joint partnership between Carbonized Records in the United States and Triumvirate Of Evil in Colombia. That same year saw the band make their first ever appearance in Mexico at Total Death Over Mexico III in Mexico City. In December 2021, MORTUOUS recorded their upcoming new full-length Upon Desolation.

Colin Tarvin – guitar, vocals
Michael Beams – guitar, vocals, piano
Clint Roach – bass
Chad Gailey – drums
Guest Performances:
Andrea Morgan – violin