Mutilation Rites was conceived in Brooklyn, New York, by Justin Ennis and Michael Dimmitt in January 2009. To date, they have released two eps, two full-lengths, and GIlead Media is putting out their third full-length, entitled Chasm, in March 2018. After numerous line-up changes the band now consists of George Paul (guitar and vocals), Ryan Jones (ex-Today is The Day, bass and vocals), Michael Dimmitt (guitars), and Tyler Coburn (drums, from Yautja). Mutilation Rites is a black metal band, but each release has flirted with influences from doom, thrash, rock ‘n’ roll and now on the upcoming release, death metal has crept into the sound. This new release debuts Coburn on the drums, significantly affecting the overall sound, allowing further exploration into new musical territories.