Mutoid Man in Detroit: new songs and lots of headbanging!

Mutoid Man

By Haintso Rakouth, Rock At Night Detroit Correspondent

Venue: El Club, Detroit–June 8, 2017-Mutoid Man “War Moans” tour

Mutoid Man

Last year I saw Mutoid Man and they played a few new songs from their upcoming album and I was wondering when the album was going to drop? Well, the new album came out on June 2nd. As of right now this album is definitely my favorite album of 2017.  I think I may have driven some of my friends off the wall due to having played the album on repeat for the past week.

Mutoid Man opened up the Detroit show at the El Club with “Melt Your Mind”,  a song with Motorhead riff inspiration. The band continued with a few more songs from War Moans such as “Bone Chain”, “Micro Aggression”, a crowd fave “Kiss of Death” (the chorus says it all) and my favorite song “Date With The Devil”.

Mutoid Man played a few faves from their two previous album Bleeder and Helium such as “Bridgeburner” and “1000 Miles Stare”. Stephen Brodsky made sure the audience sang the chorus to “Gnarcissist”.

Mutoid Man

Detroit was greeted with two cover songs, the first one being The Animals cover of “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”. The second cover song is the one that everyone who saw MM last year remembers, which is Prince’s “Purple Rain”. Last year when I saw them, they only played a minute of the song and went straight into their first song. This time they ended their set playing the full song. I have to say that this cover of Purple Rain was pretty banging.

Take a listen to their new album and go see them this summer as they are going across the country. This band will make you headbang and laugh (oh yeah, they are known to be goofballs on stage).


Photo Gallery


Mutoid Man – Kiss of Death


Date with the Devil – Live Video


Mutoid Man and John Baizley of Baroness Cover Purple Rain on Two Minutes to Late Night


June 4  Boston, MA @ Great Scott
June 5  Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
June 6  Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus **Sold Out**
June 7  Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
June 8  Detroit, MI @ El Club
June 9  Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
June 10  Indianapolis, IN @ Black Circle Brewing
June 12  Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club
June 13  Austin, TX @ Barracuda
June 14  Houston, TX @ The Studio at Warehouse Live
June 15  Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
June 16  Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade (Hell)
June 17  Orlando, FL @ The Social
June 19  Raleigh, NC @ King’s
June 20  Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts – Black Box
July 6  Seattle, WA @ Neumos
July 7  Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
July 8  San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s
July 10  Los Angeles, CA @ Resident
July 11  Santa Ana, CA @ The Constellation Room
July 12  San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
July 13  Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
July 14  Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
July 15  Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Music Hall
July 16  Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
Mutoid Man War Moans track listing:
2.  Bone Chain
3.  Micro Aggression
5.  Date with the Devil
6.  Headrush
7.  Irons in the Fire
8.  War Moans
9.  Wreck and Survive
10.  Afterlife
11.  Open Flame
12.  Bandages
Haintso Rakouth

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