Mutoid Man, featuring members of Converge, High on Fire and Cave In, return with the announcement of their first album in over six years.
The punk and metal equivalent of Frankenstein’s monster, Mutoid Man return with the announcement that their newest album with be unleashed upon the world on July 28th. Mutants, the bands first album in six years, will also be the first to feature High on Fire’s Jeff Matz taking up bass duty, completing the line up alongside Converge drummer Ben Koller and Cave In vocalist/guitarist Steven Brodsky. This announcement also comes with the release of ‘Call Of the Void’, a discordant anthem with a stomping breakdown in its middle stretch. The accompanying Two Minutes to Late Night directed video sees the band devolve into the latent mutant self from robotic retro performers, fully embracing a campy vintage horror aesthetic.
The band approach with metal with both reckless abandon and technical proficiency, resulting in a sound that is both refined and unwavering. The approach manages to encapsulate underlying hardcore energy and contagious choruses that are reminiscent of more polished, more amicable variations on Glenn Danzig’s Misfits hooks.
The latter comparison seems apt considering the bands history of opening for bands such as Danzig and Mastodon. Following their 2013 debut EP Helium Head, the band adopted a manic focus, resulting in two full lengths – 2015’s Bleeder and 2017’s War Moans – as well as extensive touring in the US and Europe. However, between the members’ other projects, line-up changes and the omnipresent roadblock of the pandemic, Mutoid Man were forced into a six-year hiatus. However, new material was able to gestate and now 2023 sees the triumphant return of the band.
Pre-order Mutants HERE
Celebrating their return, the band will be playing a run of UK headline shows this September.
Find Mutoid Man’s UK dates below.
8th September – Oslo, London
9th September – The Bread Shed, Manchester
11th September – Stereo, Glasgow
12th September – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
13th September – The Exchange, Bristol
14th September – The Forum, Tunbridge Wells
Tickets on sale now