MUTILATION BARBECUE: Metal Injection Premieres “Xenomorphic Organ Rearrangement” From Cleveland Brutal Death Metal Crew; Debut LP, Amalgamations Of Gore, Nears March Release On Maggot Stomp

photo by Ed Battes

“Xenomorphic Organ Rearrangement” is the savage new single from Cleveland, Ohio-based death metal crew MUTILATION BARBECUE. The song, now streaming exclusively at Metal Injection, is the latest single preceding the band’s gnarled debut LP Amalgamations Of Gore, nearing release March 29th via Maggot Stomp.

MUTILATION BARBECUE’s 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).

With the “Xenomorphic Organ Rearrangement” single, MUTILATION BARBECUE drummer Harrison Good reveals, “This was the last song written for the record and one we sunk a lot of time into combining different stuff with some more melodic and technical riffs juxtaposed with our more groove-oriented brutal death inspired sound. Musically, we’re very proud of the way this one came together and think it might be one of our best yet and to me signifies how far we’ve come as a group and how much more cooperative our songwriting approach is now as opposed to our earlier stuff. Writing this felt like firing on all cylinders as a band.”

Metal Injection writes, “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.”

Fire MUTILATION BARBECUE’s “Xenomorphic Organ Rearrangement” up at Metal Injection RIGHT HERE.

Amalgamations Of Gore will be released on LP, CD, MC, and digital formats via Maggot Stomp on March 29th. Find physical preorders at the label webshops HERE and HERE and digital preorders at Bandcamp where “Auto Anthropophagy” is streaming HERE.

This weekend, MUTILATION BARBECUE launches a run of shows with Feticide through Cleveland, Dayton, and Bloomington March 8th through 10th. The band is also confirmed to play the CS JAM pre-show in Minneapolis June 7th with Primitive Rage, Skinned Alive, and more, and the next day they’ll play the Toledo Deathfest 2024 with Oceano, The Convalescence, Visceral Disgorge, and others. June 30th they’ll take part in the three-day New England Death Metal Bonanza in New Hampshire alongside Maul, Malignancy, Scattered Remnants, and dozens of others. Watch for additional updates to post shortly.

3/08/2024 No Class – Cleveland, OH w/ Feticide
3/09/2024 Blind Rage – Dayton, OH w/ Feticide
3/10/2024 I Fell Art Gallery – Bloomington, IN w/ Feticide
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]

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.