The charismatic power trio Mutoid Man are now streaming their latest offering War Moans. Ambitiously arranged and loaded with hard rock swagger, there’s no sophomore slump to be heard of. Stream the album in full today via Noisey.
Mutoid Man sets a precedent of divine instrumentation and unholy riffs on War Moans, yielding an album of ridiculously savage hooks and next-level dexterity. With no riff deemed too extreme and no drum pattern considered too absurd (see album singles "Melt Your Mind" and "Kiss Of Death”), War Moans finds Mutoid Man in the throes of their love for frenzied, elemental rock ’n roll. It’s not all power chords and, though—album closer “Bandages” boasts Mr Big-style rock balladry and features vocals and auxiliary instrumentation by label mates Chelsea Wolfe and her longtime collaborator Ben Chisholm.
In celebration of the release of War Moans, Mutoid Man will be hitting the road alongside Sargent House label mates Helms Alee throughout June and July. 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—a can’t-miss show of the summer.
Find all tour dates below and look for War Moans to be released June 2, 2017 (pre-order now from HelloMerch or iTunes).
MUTOID MAN - ON TOUR W/ HELMS ALEE:
June 4 Boston, MA @ Great Scott
June 5 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
June 6 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus **Sold Out**
June 7 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
June 8 Detroit, MI @ El Club
June 9 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
June 10 Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle Brewing
June 12 Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club
June 13 Austin, TX @ Barracuda
June 14 Houston, TX @ The Studio at Warehouse Live
June 15 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
June 16 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Hell)
June 17 Orlando, FL @ The Social
June 19 Raleigh, NC @ King's
June 20 Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts - Black Box
July 6 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
July 7 Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
July 8 San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
July 10 Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
July 11 Santa Ana, CA @ The Constellation Room
July 12 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
July 13 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
July 14 Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
July 15 Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
July 16 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge