Relapse Records is extremely proud to announce the imminent release of Cursed to See the Future, the new full-length from Brooklyn’s heavy-music outfit MORTALS. Formed in 2009, the veteran musicians have moved from their metallic punk beginnings into a much heavier, doomed amalgam of black metal and sludge that worships Celtic Frost and Coffins, as often as it hails Buzzoven, Goatsnake, and Goatwhore. With four solid releases under their bulletbelts (including 2012’s savage ‘Death Ritual’ EP), Mortals are poised to deliver their most furious outing to date.
Cursed to See the Future will see release via Relapse Records on July 8th in North America, July 4th in Germany, Benelux, Finland and on July 7th in the UK and the rest of the world. Preorders are now available here.
Listen to the punishing opening track “View From a Tower” on Youtube here:
1. View From a Tower
2. Epochryphal Gloom
3. The Summoning
5. Series of Decay
6. Anchored in Time
The trio’s label debut delivers a powerful, bestial burst of extreme riff-driven metal, sliced into meaty chunks by drummer Caryn Havlik’s inventive, powerhouse drumming, guitarist Elizabeth Cline’s wicked axe work, and bassist Lesley Wolf’s spine-rattling vocals. Brutal intros pour effortlessly into gorgeous, tension-building bridges, and an unflinching melodic heartbeat keeps the listener drawn in until the very end. Mortals’ signature concoction of metal is darker and heavier than ever, manifesting black metal influences, stoner riffs, sludgy pacing and searingly brutal vocals.
Mortals started writing the album in the winter of 2013 and went into the studio for the first session in July. Upon hearing the tracks back, the group decided to take the songs on the road during their October/November 2013 Canadian and West Coast tour and returned to the studio and finished their album in December 2013. The final result is devastating.
MORTALS TOUR DATES
June 28 – Philadelphia PA at Golden Tea House w/Lycus
July 18 – Brooklyn NY at the Acheron *Record Release show/Music video screening party
July 23 – Providence RI at AS220
July 24 – Worcester MA at Ralphs Diner
July 25 – Manchester NH at The Shaskeen
July 26 – Northampton MA at 13th Floor
July 27 – Montreal QC at Turbo Haus
July 28 – Toronto ON TBA
July 29 – Detroit MI at Yonka House
July 30 – Chicago IL at Cobra Lounge
July 31 – St Louis MO at the Livery Company
Aug 1 – Lexington KY at Al’s Sidecar
Aug 2 – Columbus OH at Carabar
Aug 3 – Pittsburgh PA at The Smiling Moose
The band is currently plotting a multitude of further live actions, so stay tuned for more information!