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Extreme Metal Band Featuring Famed Frontman Ginger Wildheart to Release New LP, ‘Mutation III: Dark Black’, June 30
Ferocious New Album Also Features Devin Townsend, Members of Motörhead, Primitive Weapons, UK Subs and More

“Refreshingly unique” VIVE LE ROCK
“A sustained eruption of jarring noise rock, warped electronics, boss-eyed prog grandeur and malevolent art terrorisim” PROG
“Glorious balls-to-the-wall lunacy” TERRORIZER

MUTATION is a UK-based extreme metal band formed in 2013 by celebrated vocalist / guitarist Ginger Wildheart, one of British rock’s official living legends and the man behind the rock group The Wildhearts. The underground three-piece will release its new album, Mutation III: Dark Black, on June 30 via Undergroove Records. Described as “an aural exorcism of two people’s combined life-threatening psychological disorders”, the record is the follow-up to MUTATION’s 2014 release, Error 500 (Ipecac), hailed as “a cheeky metal madhouse” by Blabbermouth. Now, Metal Injection premieres the band’s new video, “Hate”, calling the cut “an absolute mosh anthem.” Watch MUTATION’s “Hate” video here:

While MUTATION has been called “the manifestation of all the horrible stuff that goes on in Ginger’s head,” the most extreme moments on those first two records sound like David Essex’s “Hold Me Close” compared to the seething, mentally shattered insanity of Mutation III: Dark Black. This is a ridiculously extreme, obnoxious and hostile piece of work. It’s an exorcism, a venting of malevolent spirits and mental exhaustion. But it’s also an extraordinary piece of art and one of the most obscenely exciting bursts of freewheeling, kamikaze noise that you will ever hear. Absorb the music video for MUTATION’s “Irritant” here:

“Generally speaking, these songs tackle issues that we’re still processing ourselves,” says Ginger. “Anger, disgust in people, frustration at the collapse of human conscience and hatred of the gullible element that makes up society. Basically, wanting to kill but being unable to, due to the strict penalties involved. In Mutation, we are able to vent these feelings and no one can tell us that it’s too fucked up. They can only tell us that we’re too fucked up, which we already know, and have the prescriptions to prove it.”

In addition to Ginger, MUTATION also features bassist Scott Lee Andrews (Exit International) and longtime Ginger Wildheart Band drummer Denzel. Just as MUTATION’s past releases — including the band’s 2013 debut, The Frankenstein Effect — featured an ignominious cast of characters including everyone from Napalm Death and Japanoise noise icon Merzbow, Mutation III: Dark Black boasts a dazzling array of guest contributions from a slew of similarly-demented human beings, including prog metal superstar Devin Townsend, Phil Campbell from Motörhead, Arthur Shepherd of Primitive Weapons, ex-Cardiacs fruitloop Random Jon Poole, Jamie Oliver of UK Subs, Mauro Pawlowski (ex-dEUS) and Paul Catten (Barrabas, ex-Medulla Nocte).

Track listing:
1.) “…”
2.) Authenticity
3.) Toxins
4.) Devolution
5.) Irritant
6.) Skint
7.) Hate
8.) Victim
9.) Dogs
10.) Deterioration
11.) Toxins (Caravan Tapes)
12.) Victim (Caravan Tapes)


Ginger Wildheart is available to speak with interested media. To chat with Ginger and / or request a review copy of Mutation III: Dark Black, simply contact Andy Turner or Will Palmer

“A vivacious post-grindcore melting pot… exactly the kind of deranged and barely-precedented opus that the world needs right now.” – THE QUIETUS

“”More cooks don’t spoil the broth — in this case, they just add to its flavor. Though it’s an acquired taste, it’s one that satisfies…one strange, exciting beast”” – VERBICIDE

Catch MUTATION on tour

Mutation Live
October 2017
Fri 27th – Leeds Brudenell Social Club
Sun 29th – Manchester Deaf Institute
Mon 30th – Glasgow Stereo
Tues 31st – Newcastle Riverside
Nov 2017
Weds 1st – London Underworld
Thurs 2nd – Cardiff Globe
Fri 3rd – Brighton Sticky Mikes

Tickets now on sale

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