MUTILATION BARBECUE: Decibel Magazine Streams Amalgamations Of Gore Debut LP From Cleveland Brutal Death Metal Quartet; Album Out This Friday On Maggot Stomp

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“…simple, dirty, and brutal…” – Decibel Magazine

Ahead of its release this Friday on the twisted Maggot Stomp roster, Decibel Magazine today presents an exclusive stream of Amalgamations Of Gore, the merciless debut LP from Cleveland, Ohio-based death metal crew MUTILATION BARBECUE.

MUTILATION BARBECUE was spawned in 2019 from the ashes of death-thrash rippers Subtype Zero – the band who also gave birth to fellow Clevelanders and Maggot Stomp alumni 200 Stab Wounds – the initial lineup uniting bassist Dylan Andras, vocalist Chris Fredrick, drummer Harrison Good, and guitarists Nick Mcgroder and Peter Blanchet. Their catchy, creative twists on groove-thick death metal in the slamming ways of long-running progenitors Dying Fetus, Pyrexia, Skinless, and Internal Bleeding places them alongside contemporary peers like Maul, Sanguisugabogg, Snuffed On Sight, and 200 Stab Wounds, and upon release of their eponymous EP in 2021, the band stormed onto the local scene with devastating riffs, horrific lyrics, and an explosive live show.

2022 landed the band under the Maggot Stomp umbrella for the release of their Abortion Ambulance EP followed by extensive local shows opening for everyone from Frozen Soul to Sanguisugabogg to tours with Gates To Hell and Hanging Fortress and an appearance at Full Terror Assault Open Air Festival. With a year of shows under their belt, MUTILATION BARBECUE entered the studio in the Summer of 2023 to work on their debut LP. Several lineup changes saw Dylan Andras switch from bass to replace both guitarists and new bassist Larry Johnson joining the band, now a quartet.

Amalgamations Of Gore delivers nine tracks of pure savagery; sections of rapid-fire blastbeats are gorily strewn throughout sections of mid-paced stomping and neck-snapping rhythm shifts, bizarre swells of curious tonal excursions, and bursts of incinerating solos, the entire record lined with more hooks than a butcher’s freezer. Recorded by the band members, Amalgamations Of Gore was then mixed and mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dear Air Studios (Magrudergrind, Fugitive), and completed with cover art by Colter Masson (Nuclear Remains, Kthulhu).

The advance album stream at Decibel is accompanied by a short interrogation of the band, the piece reading in part, “…MUTILATION BARBECUE keep things simple, dirty, and brutal. The quintet play very groovy brutal death metal, taking cues from the likes of Cannibal Corpse, Skinless, and Suffocation, plus Ohio staples like Sanguisugabogg, Mutilatred, and 200 Stab Wounds. All nine songs on Amalgamation Of Gore have a weight behind them, thanks in part to MUTILATION BARBECUE’s ear for simple, headbangable riffs and in part to the mix and master by Will Killingsworth (Fugitive, Magrudergrind). Tracks like ‘Xenomorphic Organ Rearrangement’ and ‘Trampled Under 18 Wheels’ inspire a mental picture of cartoonish levels of gore and violence, which is the highest praise one can assign to a brutal death metal band.”

MUTILATION BARBECUE’s Amalgamations Of Gore is currently featured and streaming at Decibel Magazine’s online portal RIGHT HERE.

Amalgamations Of Gore will be released on LP, CD, MC, and digital formats via Maggot Stomp this Friday, March 29th. Find physical preorders at the label webshops HERE and HERE and digital preorders at Bandcamp HERE.

MUTILATION BARBECUE is performing regularly surrounding the LP’s release, with more widespread touring plans in the works. Watch for the band to post new shows and announcements.

6/07/2024 CS JAM pre-show @ PILLLAR Forum Café – Minneapolis, MN w/ Primitive Rage, more
8/08/2024 Toledo Deathfest 2024 @ Mainstreet Bar & Grill – Toledo, OH w/ Oceano, The Convalescence
6/30/2024 New England Death Metal Bonanza @ The Five/Nine – Litchfield, NH w/ Maul, Malignancy, more [info]

“Between Sanguisugabogg, 200 Stab Wounds, and Mutilatrated, Ohio is an absolute hotspot for young death metal bands right now, and MUTILATION BARBECUE are part of that groundswell… What do you think it sounds like? Yup, exactly. Dirty, nasty, gory death metal. Yum.” – Revolver Magazine

“Look – you saw what the band name is, the album name is, and the song name is. If you’re expecting anything other than a song that’s going to cave your head into the base of your fucking spine, you’re wrong.” – Metal Injection