News Wire: MOUTH FOR WAR: Brutal Metalcore Outfit Begins Massive US Live Takeover; Bleed Yourself LP Out Now On MNRK Heavy

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MOUTH FOR WAR: Brutal Metalcore Outfit Begins Massive US Live Takeover; Bleed Yourself LP Out Now On MNRK Heavy

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Colorado’s brutal metalcore crew MOUTH FOR WAR begins a month-and-a-half long stretch of US tour dates this week in support of their latest LP, Bleed Yourself, released in October via MNRK Heavy.


MOUTH FOR WAR’s tour with Inside You runs from today, February 16th, through February 28th. From there, the band immediately joins up with MNRK Heavy labelmates Darkest Hour, I Am, and Somnuri, touring from February 29th through March 14th. The final leg of MOUTH FOR WAR's US assault runs from March 15th through March 31st and sees the band joined by Kaonashi, Mugshot, and Cell before heading to Europe for another bout of dates this Spring.


See all confirmed dates below and watch for further updates to post in the weeks to come.



w/ Inside You:

2/16/2024 Lyric Cinema Café – Fort Collins, CO

2/20/2024 Dark Roast – Chattanooga, TN

2/21/2024 Molotov – Bowling Green, KY

2/22/2024 Damsels – Evansville, IN

2/23/2024 JJ's – Milwaukee, WI

2/24/2024 Legion 241 – Fort Wayne, IN

2/25/2024 Sinkhole – St Louis, MO

2/27/2024 Westport Bowery – Kansas City, MO

2/28/2024 Big Room Bar – Columbus, OH

w/ Darkest Hour, I Am, Somnuri:

2/29/2024 Canal Club – Richmond, VA

3/01/2024 Hanger 1819 – Greensboro, NC

3/02/2024 Southbound Brewing – Savannah, GA

3/03/2024 Exit In – Nashville, TN

3/05/2024 Gramps – Miami, FL

3/06/2024 Conduit – Orlando, FL

3/08/2024 Trees – Dallas, TX

3/09/2024 Come And Take It Live – Austin, TX

3/10/2024 Warehouse Live – Houston, TX

3/11/2024 89th St – Oklahoma City, OK

3/13/2024 Nile Theater – Mesa, AZ

3/14/2024 1720 – Los Angeles, CA

w/ Kaonashi, Mugshot, Cell:

3/15/2024 Ren’s Den – Albuquerque, NM

3/16/2024 Jake’s – Lubbock, TX

3/17/2024 The Zone – Abilene, TX

3/19/2024 Vino’s – Little Rock, AR

3/20/2024 Hi-Tone – Memphis, TN

3/21/2024 Mad Malts – Huntsville, AL

3/23/2024 American Legion Post 92 – Hollywood, FL

3/24/2024 Oscura – Bradenton, FL

3/26/2024 Brickyard – Knoxville, TN

3/27/2024 The Radio Room – Greenville, SC

3/28/2024 Riffhouse Pub – Virginia Beach, VA (no Kaonashi, Mugshot)

3/29/2024 Empire Underground – Albany, NY

3/31/2024 Healer – Indianapolis, IN (MOUTH FOR WAR only)


Catharsis builds community. As if conducting group scream therapy, MOUTH FOR WAR incites a collective release of emotion set to a soundtrack of metal intensity, pit-splitting hardcore spirit, and earth-rumbling grooves. The quintet — vocalist Trae Roberts, drummer Mason Sego, guitarists Gabe Moya and Jonah Starbuck, and bassist Michael Guglielmi — rallies listeners together around unflinchingly honest and uncontainable bursts of aggression and emotion, and they hold nothing back on Bleed Yourself, their second proper full-length and MNRK Heavy label debut.


Produced with Pete Grossmann at Bricktop Recording (Weekend Nachos, Harms Way, Gates To Hell) and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Obituary, Creeping Death, Vastum), the relentless delivery of Bleed Yourself has reaped worldwide critical acclaim since its release. Opener “Roses In The Place of Your Ashes” kicks open the door with the force of a battering ram, setting the tone for the onslaught to follow “Under The Gun” is another scorcher where Roberts’ guttural vocals growl just as deeply as the distortion while an airtight melodic riff cuts through pummeling drums only to recoil into a chugging stomp. “Saturate Me” hinges on the ominous warbling of a country-style prayer until the momentum blasphemously turns on a dime with a blast of bludgeoning percussion and incendiary riffing. Uplifted by an unexpected fit of melody, its unpredictability proves undeniable. The beating concludes on the title track “Bleed Yourself” where the group unlocks one final exorcism anchored by guillotine-sharp guitars and gut-punching roars.


Watch MOUTH FOR WAR’s videos for “Captivated,” “Saturate Me” and “Under The Gun” at the band’s YouTube channel HERE.


Bleed Yourself is out now on CD, LP, cassette, and digital formats through MNRK Heavy, available HERE.


 “…a hulking slab of relentless metalcore that’s laced with a few whirring death-metal leads, some gnarly deathcore breakdown patterns. and all the raw grit of a true-blue metallic hardcore band like Knocked Loose or Jesus Piece. This is music that’s so heavy it makes your arms sore to listen to it.” – Revolver Magazine


“…rally listeners together around unflinchingly honest and uncontainable bursts of aggression and emotion.” – Decibel Magazine


“…the track jams face contorting breakdowns, brutal rhythms, and insanely pissed vocals right up the listener’s ass.” — MetalSucks on “Saturate Me”


“Maybe they’re just meaner or angrier or simply better than some of the others, but whatever it is it just works and it means that Bleed Yourself has everything it needs to hold its own even in a scene as crowded with quality as that of modern metallic hardcore.” — Distorted Sound Magazine


“Bleed Yourself is a testament to expertly done heavy music… MOUTH FOR WAR are a metalcore band through and through, and Bleed Yourself is not just a metalcore record, but perhaps THE metalcore record of 2023.” – New Transcendence


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