2014 saw the release of the second full-length from Brooklyn's Mutilation Rites. Although originally released on Prosthetic Records, Harbinger has now been re-pressed by the band themselves as a gatefold LP and will be distributed by Gilead Media. Following their highly praised first LP, Empyrean, Mutilation Rites returned with an album that pushed their style of filthy black metal further into the shadows. Along with the addition of bassist Ryan Jones (assisting with vocal duties) there also comes a noticeable death metal element to the songs on the album. Everything here is grosser, chunkier, and trashier than anything they'd done before.