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Thrash Demolishers MUTANK Announce Show Dates In Toronto & Montreal
Out Now! “W.H.A.T.S.T.H.A.T.” EP via Boonsdale Records
(Photo Credit: Katherine Dydyk)
L-R – Ahmed Daas – Drums, Chris Nasty – Guitar, Costa Skoulikas – Guitar, Stephen Reynolds – Vocals/Bass
Montreal thrashers MUTANK announce they will be performing upcoming show dates in Toronto on June 15th at Bovine Sex Club alongside Midnight Malice, Head, Villain and Cellphone plus two hometown shows. One will be supporting locals BornBroken‘s “The Years of Harsh Truths and Little Lies” CD release show at Piranha Bar on June 29th plus supporting NYC old school thrashers TOXIK at Petit Cafe Campus on August 24th.
June 15 – Toronto, ON – Bovine Sex Club – info – w/ Midnight Malice, Head, Villain, Cellphone
June 29 – Montreal, QC – Piranha Bar – info – w/ BornBroken, Kodiak’s Wrath
Aug 24 – Montreal, QC – Petit Cafe Campus – info – w/ Toxik, Chemical Way
Recently wrapping up their Eastern Canadian tour with Emblem and Manacle, which included a show date in St. John’s, Newfoundland, MUTANK is currently in studio finishing up recording on their yet to be titled debut album. Since winning the 2014 Wacken Metal Battle Canada and performing at Wacken Open Air (live video here) in their first year of conception, MUTANK has been garnering praise for their straight up in your face energetic moshing sound. 2017 witnessed MUTANK unleash their sophomore EP “W.H.A.T.S.T.H.A.T.” viaBoonsdale Recordsalong with touring across Canada with metal legendsAnnihilator and Australia’sMasonplus a long list of shows and festivals including supporting ex-Voivod’s Eric Forrest’s E-Forceon select Quebec dates. “W.H.A.T.S.T.H.A.T.” reached #2 on Canadian College Radio National Loud Charts plus they were named 1 of 8 hidden gems in Canadian metal you need to know by Metal Injection.“W.H.A.T.S.T.H.A.T.” is a five track demolisher produced with Topon Das (Fuck The Facts) and follows their debut cassette EP “M.E.C.H. Metal”. The title of the EP “W.H.A.T.S.T.H.A.T.” stands for “We Have Alottta Thrash Songs That Have Abbreviated Titles”.
Vocalist Stephen Reynolds comments:“I just thought it would be funny to force an acronym for ‘what’s that?’ and I came up with ‘We Have Alottta Thrash Songs That Have Abbreviated Titles’. From there we came up with the concept of an EP with a bunch of forced acronym titles. The EP itself was written somewhat conceptually with the individual songs being very short thrash songs that come together to make one longer progressive thrash track, which harkens back to the title since we don’t even know what it is!” “W.H.A.T.S.T.H.A.T.” is now available for CD order and digital download at the following link: https://mutankthrash.bandcamp.com/album/w-h-a-t-s-t-h-a-t plus all major online retailers such as iTunes, Amazon, etc.
MUTANK‘s single “P.O.P.U.L.O.U.S” is streaming at the following link:
Live video MUTANK at Wacken 2014:
Music Video – “Corporate Child” (off “M.E.C.H. Metal”):
Highlight: #2 – Canadian National Loud Chart – August 2017 – Top 20 Loud (Earshot)
“they play good-natured thrash a la Overkill and Exodus… perfectly serviceable and enjoyable, definitely more effective when they are playing fast.” – Decibel Mag
Metal Injection named MUTANK 1 of 8 Hidden Gems in Canadian Metal You Need To Know – Read here.
“Based out of (arguably) the metal hub of the nation, Montreal, Mutank are a ferocious and frenzied crossover-thrash band that infect its listener with an ear worm that no amount of Michael Buble ballads can remedy. The 2014 winners of the Wacken Metal Battle Canada contest have churned out consistently crushing thrash riffs for years and have all the tools and check off all the required boxes to make a major play in the global metal market. For first time listeners, check out “Corporate Child” from their 2014 album M.E.C.H. Metal and the pulverizing headbanger “D.E.A.T.H.” from their 2017 EP W.H.A.T.S.T.H.A.T” – Metal Injection
“Montreal punk/thrash crossover act MUTANK has quickly become my favourite new discovery in the world of metal. They’re fast, funny, and equal parts smart and stoopid, with lyrics like “Who do Mu Tank you are?” and a band name that gets likened to a cross between a “mutant” and a “tank”. MUTANK’s music hearkens back to vintage Suicidal Tendencies, D.R.I., or the more metal moments of the Dayglo Abortions or SNFU.” – Georgia Straight
“MUTANK is like a Coffee Crisp bar: crunchy as hell, and without any gooey center.” – Bucket List Music Reviews
“their hybrid thrash, traditional, speed metal makes for a great heavy experience” – We Love Metal
“Killer drumming, awesome bass hooks, great rhythm & furious sounding vocals. It’s a statement of intent from Mutank. That they are not to be underestimated & written off as just another ‘thrash throwback’.” – Games, Brains & A Headbanging Life
“They have a lot of thrashing songs that have abbreviated titles, and they kick some serious ass with their old school music and hardcore attitude.” – The Headbanging Moose
“Mutank have gotten creative with each song on the album, by coming up acronyms to fit the title of the album, they describe their sound as a “T-rex skateboarding down a volcano”. If your a fan of old school Overkill, Megadeath or Exodus or if you just want a fast and thrash album check it out” – Canadian Beats
““W.H.A.T.S.T.H.A.T.” is one of those records that you seem a band jamming out in their garage and eventually an audience just gathers because their thrash, punk, and a bit of tongue-in-cheek causes the listener to pay attention to what Mutank has to say.” – MUEN Mag
“Fast riffs, Heavy tempos crazy yelling.. its got all you’ve asked for. A mix of Suicidal Tendencies Punk/Thrash debut, Nuclear Assault fast moshing killer speed assault…a great funny and entertaining mini album for all beer drinkers fans of Tankard and ready to get into the moshpit 100/100.” – The Metal Mag
“grab you battlejack, studs and spandex trousers and feel like you are back in 1985.” – Lords of Metal
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