Self-proclaimed "filthy black metal" act Mutilation Rites have added a stretch of shows prior to joining label mates Skeletonwitch as support on the second half of the "U.S. Abomination" tour. The dates will see the band play with various acts throughout the midwest as well as an appearance at the Suburban Nightmare Festival in Raleigh, NC. Full dates can be found listed below.

Mutilation Rites will be supporting their full-length debut, "Empyrean," which is now available on 180-gram black vinyl courtesy of Gilead Media. The LP can be pre-ordered at this location. Released on CD and MP3 earlier this year, "Empyrean" has been described as "a harrowing descent into the bleakest that black metal has to offer" (About.com).

The album, which was produced by Kevin Bernsten (TRIAC), also received 8/10 ratings from Decibel and Metal Hammer, the latter of which praised its "slamming riffs" and "savage hooks."

Check out Mutilation Rites live below:
9/27 Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory Brooklyn #
10/09 Philadelphia, PA - Golden Tea House w/ Ashencult
10/10 Baltimore, MD - Halfway House w/ D-Clone, Zatsuon & Lotus Fucker
10/11 Harrisonburg, VA - The Blue Nile w/ Earthling
10/12 Richmond, VA - Strange Matter w/Inner Arma
10/13 Raleigh, NC - Suburban Nightmare Festival w/ Coke Bust, Random Conflict & more
10/14 Asheville,NC - The Get Down w/ Shadow of the Destroyer
10/15 New Orleans - The United Bakery w/ Barghest
10/17 Houston, TX - Walters #
10/18 Dallas, TX - Trees #
10/19 Austin, TX - Red 7 #
10/20 McAllen, TX - Fallback Records #
10/22 San Antonio, TX - Korova #
10/23 Midland, TX - New Blue Max #
10/25 Albuquerque, NM - El Rey Theatre #
10/26 Gallup, NM - Juggernaut #
10/28 Scottsdale, AZ - Chasers #
10/29 Fullerton, CA - Slidebar #
10/30 West Hollywood, CA - The Whisky A Go Go #
11/1 Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst Atrium #
11/2 Oakland, CA - Metro Opera House #
11/3 Reno, NV - The Alley #
11/4 Bend, OR - The Horned Hand #
11/5 Portland, OR - Branx #
11/6 Seattle, WA - Studio 7 #
11/7 Boise, ID - The Venue #
11/8 Ogden, UT - Mojos #
11/9 Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre #
11/10 Kansas City, MO - The Granada #
11/11 Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews #
11/12 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock #
11/13 Chicago, IL - Reggies #
11/14 Columbus, OH - Ace Of Cups #
11/15 Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme #
11/16 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick #
11/17 Cleveland, OH - Peabodys #
11/18 Rochester, NY - Bug Jar

# with Skeletonwitch & Havok