Album artwork for War Moans by Mutoid Man

Mutoid Man - the brainchild of Steve Brodsky (guitar, Cave In), Ben Koller (drums, Converge, All Pigs Must Die), and Nick Cageao (bass) - pushes metal’s villainous pageantry to vaudevillian levels. Initially meant to be an exercise in flexing the creative chops outside of the members’ other projects, debut EP Helium Head (2013) and critically-acclaimed debut album Bleeder (2015) have confirmed that Mutoid Man is an imposing force regardless of their pedigree. On the band’s forthcoming LP Mutoid Man bask in their love of frantic, ferocious, no-frills metal; no riff deemed too extreme, no drum pattern considered too absurd. From the chugging bass line and guitar trills that kick off album opener Melt Your Mind, Mutoid Man sets a precedent of divine instrumentation and unholy riffs on War Moans. While touring Mutoid Man learned their rehearsal space was the latest victim of gentrification in Brooklyn. Their equipment was relocated to the basement of the renowned metal club St Vitus. Practices were held on the club’s stage during the venue’s off-hours. It’s fitting that War Moans was born in a room that has not only hosted intimate appearances by bands like Carcass, Megadeth, and a one-off Cobain-less Nirvana. Fittingly, you can hear vestiges of big-name acts’ precision mixed in with the scrappy underground bands’ raw tenacity and unbridled hunger. On War Moans, Mutoid Man recruited friends from all over the musical spectrum to join them; Irons in the Fire finds Cave In compatriot Adam McGrath lending guitar heft to a megalith anthem,Melt Your Mind instantly recalls The Big Four, with thrash icon Marty Friedman further cementing the vibe by lending a blazing guitar solo, and grim folk luminary Chelsea Wolfe and her longtime collaborator Ben Chisholm lend vocals and auxiliary instrumentation to the goth-inflected Wreck and Survive, as well as the album’s harrowing closing track, Bandages. Since their inception, Mutoid Man’s live shows have been exercises in showmanship, with the requisite headbanger gymnastics morphing into Van Halen-esque panache and hardcore-basement-show prankery. On War Moans, the band’s stage one-upmanship carries over to their songcraft, yielding an album of ridiculously savage hooks and next-level dexterity

Mutoid Man

War Moans

Sargent House
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Album artwork for War Moans by Mutoid Man
CD

£12.99

Released 09/06/2017Catalogue Number

sh176cd

Mutoid Man

War Moans

Sargent House
Album artwork for Album artwork for War Moans by Mutoid Man by War Moans - Mutoid Man
Album artwork for War Moans by Mutoid Man
CD

£12.99

Released 09/06/2017Catalogue Number

sh176cd

Mutoid Man - the brainchild of Steve Brodsky (guitar, Cave In), Ben Koller (drums, Converge, All Pigs Must Die), and Nick Cageao (bass) - pushes metal’s villainous pageantry to vaudevillian levels. Initially meant to be an exercise in flexing the creative chops outside of the members’ other projects, debut EP Helium Head (2013) and critically-acclaimed debut album Bleeder (2015) have confirmed that Mutoid Man is an imposing force regardless of their pedigree. On the band’s forthcoming LP Mutoid Man bask in their love of frantic, ferocious, no-frills metal; no riff deemed too extreme, no drum pattern considered too absurd. From the chugging bass line and guitar trills that kick off album opener Melt Your Mind, Mutoid Man sets a precedent of divine instrumentation and unholy riffs on War Moans. While touring Mutoid Man learned their rehearsal space was the latest victim of gentrification in Brooklyn. Their equipment was relocated to the basement of the renowned metal club St Vitus. Practices were held on the club’s stage during the venue’s off-hours. It’s fitting that War Moans was born in a room that has not only hosted intimate appearances by bands like Carcass, Megadeth, and a one-off Cobain-less Nirvana. Fittingly, you can hear vestiges of big-name acts’ precision mixed in with the scrappy underground bands’ raw tenacity and unbridled hunger. On War Moans, Mutoid Man recruited friends from all over the musical spectrum to join them; Irons in the Fire finds Cave In compatriot Adam McGrath lending guitar heft to a megalith anthem,Melt Your Mind instantly recalls The Big Four, with thrash icon Marty Friedman further cementing the vibe by lending a blazing guitar solo, and grim folk luminary Chelsea Wolfe and her longtime collaborator Ben Chisholm lend vocals and auxiliary instrumentation to the goth-inflected Wreck and Survive, as well as the album’s harrowing closing track, Bandages. Since their inception, Mutoid Man’s live shows have been exercises in showmanship, with the requisite headbanger gymnastics morphing into Van Halen-esque panache and hardcore-basement-show prankery. On War Moans, the band’s stage one-upmanship carries over to their songcraft, yielding an album of ridiculously savage hooks and next-level dexterity