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Meliah Rage

Formed: 1987
From: Boston, MA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Meliah Rage News

Below is our complete Meliah Rage news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

Metal On Metal Records Releases New Comp

Old school label Metal On Metal Records just released the 8th compilation CD of the annual series "Compendium of Metal." You can check out 9 out of 14 tracks below, or pick up the full version at this location.

"Compendium of Metal Vol. 8" features 14 songs from 12 bands, clocks in at 74 minutes, and contains a new, exclusive song from Meliah Rage as well as a previously unreleased pre-Meliah Rage rehearsal track from 1986, and more. The track listing is as follows:

1. DARK QUARTERER - Mind Torture 06:46
2. STONEGRIFF - Brother Cain 06:36
3. RISEN PROPHECY - Risen Prophecy 08:30
4. METAL LAW - Lord of Evil 04:52
5. BLOOD ATONEMENT - Speed Metal Militia 02:43
6. OUTRAGE - The Elemental War 05:22
7. MORTALICUM - I Dream of Dying 06:22
8. HI-GH - Till Death and After 03:15
9. ALBERT BELL'S SACRO SANCTUS - At the Horns of Hattin 06:43

"Hidden" tracks on full version:
1. DOOMSHINE "The Alchemist of Snowdonia"
2. MELIAH RAGE "The Lie"
3. pre-MELIAH RAGE "Enter the Darkness"
4. ARKHAM WITCH "Skull Fuel"" (THE LAMP OF THOTH cover - brand new recording)
5. ARKHAM WITCH "I Am Providence" (previously unreleased song - EXCLUSIVE live version) More...

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Meliah Rage Reveals "Warrior" Details

Metal On Metal Records has issued the following announcement about releasing a new album from Meliah Rage:

"The 8th full-length from the U.S. power/thrash veterans in Meliah Rage was supposed to be out last year, but apart from finding a new vocalist, the band didn't have much luck, in particular due to health problems of the guitarist Anthony Nichols (who underwent 2 surgeries for herniated disc last June, and in December suffered severe wrist injury requiring multiple plates and screws). It will still take months before they can play live again, as besides the broken bones, Anthony's tendons and nerves will need recovery time, but at least their new CD 'Warrior' is finished and will be released on April 25th through Metal on Metal Records.

"The new album is more in-your-face and aggressive than their last one, mostly thanks to the new singer, whose vocals, while being pretty versatile, are less melodic, but the band's trademark intricate dual guitar harmonies and melodic interludes are still there of course. They have delivered a solid, hook-filled album, and show they can still pack a punch."

Vocalist Marc Lopes created a lyric video for "I Am the Pain," which can be seen below. You can hear more from the album and also pre-order "Warrior" over at the Metal On Metal website.

The album art was designed by award-winning artist Martin Bouchard "Fitto" and painted by Alec Dowie. The "Warrior" track listing is as follows:

1. Warrior
2. I Am the Pain
3. Stranger to Your Sympathy
4. When We Wake
5. A Dying Day
6. These Scars
7. Garden of Evil
8. In Hate More...

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Meliah Rage Releases New Video

Boston power/thrash metal veterans Meliah Rage have recently released a video for "Where Nothing Ever Grows," which can be viewed below. The clip was produced by Brad Piche and Branden Maxham of Omnidawn Productions, who previously worked with the band on the "Hourglass" and "Halo of Flies" videos.

The song comes from Meliah Rage's seventh full-length album "Dead to the World," released in July 2011 through Metal on Metal Records, and lyrically deals with post-traumatic stress disorder. In the role of the soldier suffering from PTSD you can see none other than the band's own bass player Darren Lourie.

Meliah Rage has been confirmed as the Friday night headliner for the 6th edition Warriors Of Metal Fest Open Air that will take place on June 27th-29th 2013 in Pataskala, Ohio. Band founder and guitarist Anthony Nichols states: "We in Meliah Rage are excited to announce that we will be headlining the first night of Warriors Of Metal Fest VI Open Air next year which will be the 25th anniversary of our debut release 'Kill to Survive' and so we shall play the majority of the songs from that record during our set. This will be our one and only appearance in the midwestern United States region in 2013 and with any luck we'll have a new record out by then as well!" More...

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Meliah Rage Reveals New Album Details

Meliah Rage has announced the band's new studio album will be titled "Dead To The World," and the album is currently set for release on July 28th, 2011 through Metal on Metal Records. Two songs from the album, titled "Where Nothing Ever Grows" and "Up In Flames," are also available for streaming through the Metal on Metal website.

The track listing and artwork for "Dead to the World" can be viewed below.

1. Up In Flames
2. Valley Of The Shadowless Souls
3. Skin And Bones
4. Absolute Obedience
5. Where Nothing Ever Grows
6. Never From Me
7. Cold Cruel Fate
8. Time Won't Let Me Breathe
9. Awaken Sorrow More...

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Meliah Rage Posts New Music Video

Meliah Rage has issued the following announcement about signing to Metal on Metal Records and posting a new music video online:

"It's official, we have signed with Italy's Metal On Metal Records! After going through a courting process with a few labels from around the globe, we are psyched to be working with Metal On Metal. Jowita & Simone (label heads) are true professionals, full-on metalheads, and the real deal, and we're looking forward to the journey ahead.

"We're currently wrapping things up in the studio on our next full-length, 'Dead to the World,' slated for a July release.

"This will coincide with our first visit to Europe in over 20 years as we hit the Headbangers Open Air Festival in Germany in late July, and we'll be looking to return for a proper tour in the fall/winter. We also recently released the video for 'Halo of Flies,' our first ever recorded cover tune (originally done by Alice Cooper on the 'Killer' record back in '71)."

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Meliah Rage Working On New Album

Meliah Rage has issued the following announcement about a lineup change and working on a new album:

"It's been quite some months since we updated this page, so it's time to catch up with things and tell you what's been going on in the Meliah camp recently.

"First of all, Paul Souza has returned to the band to record our new full length CD as well as our first ever cover song, 'Halo of Flies' (originally on Alice Cooper's 1971 classic 'Killer' LP). The song will be a bonus track on the soon to be re-released remix of 2004's 'Barley Human' (that will be officially called 'Barely Human Remix').

"Our original singer Mike Munro has become very dedicated to his church and recently spent time volunteering in Haiti - he felt these and other missions of goodwill would not allow him the flexibility of schedule to tour with Meliah Rage.

"We feel very fortunate that we have the ability to work with Paul again, complete this CD and play some shows. Souza was the singer when we toured with Metal Church across the U.S. in 2007.

"Our next album will be called 'Dead To The World' and is slated for a July release (the label to put it out will be announced very soon). It will coincide with our (first in 21 years) visit in Europe: we'll play at the Headbangers Open Air festival in Germany on July 29th. We're currently looking for other shows possibilities too. As far as the new album is concerned: we've already tracked all instruments and we're very excited about how things are progressing. All that remains now are the vocals!"

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Ravage Issues 2010 Update

Boston thrash metal band Ravage has issued the following update:

"It's been a while, so first I'd like to say thanks to everyone who came out to see Ravage live last year on our first full US tour - it ended disastrously, but it was good to meet many new friends and fans out there along the way and we appreciate everyone's support and we hope to get to all the places we've missed as soon as possible. We are hopefully returning to the Southwest in May and we hope to make up the Las Vegas show and get to Arizona again as well as playing New Mexico for the first time. We also hope we can get into Canada some time this year. Additional thanks to everyone who picked up our Metal Blade Records debut CD 'The End Of Tomorrow.' The album was the culmination of a lot of hard work and headaches and it was nice to finally get it out there. Finally, thanks to everyone who put the record on their top albums lists for 2010, that was very cool of you. Now on to the current and future happenings..." More...

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Ronny Munroe Appears On New Meliah Rage Album

Meliah Rage has issued the following announcement about Metal Church vocalist Ronny Munroe making a guest appearance on their new album:

"Metal Church vocalist Ronny Munroe was kinda enough to lend his vocal talents for a guest appearance on our new record 'Masquerade'. The song is called 'Last Rites' and we just posted it on our myspace player."

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Meliah Rage Posts New Music Online

Boston thrash metal band Meliah Rage has posted three new songs to their MySpace page. The new songs, entitled "Lost Or Found," "Hourglass" and "Chosen," come off their upcoming album, "Masquerade." The band has also postponed the release of their new album a "couple of weeks" and has not set an exact release date yet.

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Meliah Rage Postpones New Album Release Date

Meliah Rage has issued the following announcement about postponing the release of their new album "Masquerade" again:

"No panic but it will be another week or two until our new record 'Masquerade' is released. For a sneak peak we've added 2 new songs to our player. The first song is called 'Chosen' and the second one is the video song 'Hour Glass.'

"You can pre-order a copy and get in sooner at: Metro City Records (603) 629-9102 or here."

The video for "Hour Glass" can be viewed below. More...

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Meliah Rage Pushes Back New Album Release Date

Boston metallers Meliah Rage have issued the following update about pushing back the release date of their upcoming album:

"Sorry we didn't let you know a little sooner but the release of our new record 'Masquerade' has been pushed back to August 25th. You can pre-order a copy and get in sooner at: Metro City Records (603) 629-9102 or here."

A trailer for the new album can also be viewed below. More...

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Meliah Rage Reveals Album Tracklisting

Boston based metal band Meliah Rage has announced that their new album will be released in early 2009 through Screaming Ferret Records. The track listing will be as follows:

1. Lost Or Found (7:57)
2. Chosen (6:15)
3. History Will Tell (6:47)
4. Dreamer (5:09)
5. Seeker (6:58)
6. Hour Glass (5:06)
7. Masquerade (6:00)
8. Last Rites (4:56)
9. Whatever it Takes (7:32)

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Meliah Rage Still Seeking New Vocalist

Boston power metallers MELIAH RAGE are currently hard at work in the studio on their next release, tentatively due to hit stores this summer on Screaming Ferret Wreckords. The band are holed up at Red Devil Recording in Stoughton, MA with Rich Spillberg (former WARGASM guitarist) handling the production duties alongside Meliah Rage mainman Anthony Nichols.

"As some of you might know we recently parted ways with vocalist Paul Souza," says Nichols, "The only reason for the split is that Paul's schedule makes it difficult for him to tour. We are presently working on a new record and have plans for some summer 2008 touring. Anyone interesed in the position can contact us thru our MySpace page or via our website. If you have already sent an email feel free to try again as we might have missed a few in the shuffle." More...

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Meliah Rage Are Hard At Work On New Record

Boston power metallers MELIAH RAGE are currently hard at work in the studio on their next release, tentatively due to hit stores this summer on Screaming Ferret Wreckords. The band are holed up at Red Devil Recording in Stoughton, MA with Rich Spillberg (former WARGASM guitarist) handling the production duties alongside Meliah Rage mainman Anthony Nichols. Drum tracks are all but finished, and the band flew in METAL CHURCH frontman Ronny Munroe this past weekend to lay down vocals on 'Last Rites', "one of many tunes on the new slab that lean toward Meliah's thrashier roots, which is sure to please hardcore fans and garner the band some new listeners in the process," according to a band update.

Bassist Darren Lourie heads into the studio this month to lay down his tracks, with the rest of the band to follow over the course of the winter. The band have added a couple of pictures from this past weekend's session at their Myspace page.

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Meliah Rage Part Ways With Singer

Boston-based power metallers MELIAH RAGE have announced that they will be parting ways with the band’s second vocalist, Paul Souza. The band will immediately begin the search for a replacement while continuing to work on the next Meliah Rage release.

“Back in 2003 when we decided to start making new music again after six years off, Paul was the first person we called when original vocalist Mike Munro decided that he could commit to touring,” explained Meliah Rage founder Anthony Nichols. “Paul has recorded two records with us and played over 100 live shows (including a recent tour with METAL CHURCH) since joining the band—we will always consider Souza a friend and an important part of Meliah Rage history,” Nichols added.

Like Munro, Souza was unable to meet the new touring schedule that looms in the near future for band.

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Ravage To Support Metal Church, Work On New Album

Ravage, the heavy metal band from Boston MA, has been added to the bill in support of 80's classic metal icons METAL CHURCH and MELIAH RAGE at their appearance on January 27th at Mark's Showplace in Bedford NH. Advance tickets can be purchased by contacting ravaged@rocketmail.com

Ravage is currently at work on the band's second album "Damn Nation" - slated for release some time in early 2007. The band's "Spectral Rider" album was released through Karthago Records in October of 2005.

You can hear some of their previous material on their MySpace page.

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Meliah Rage To Release "Darker" New Album

Massachusetts-based thrash metallers MELIAH RAGE will release their new album, "The Deep and Dreamless Sleep", on September 12 via Screaming Ferret Wreckords.

Band leader/guitarist/songwriter Anthony Nichols, vocalist Paul Souza, guitarist Jim Koury, bass guitarist Jesse Johnson and returning original drummer Stuart Dowie recorded "The Deep And Dreamless Sleep" at Danger Multitrack Studios in Providence, RI, and Sherwood Forest Studios in Bedford, MA.

"The record seems to have a darker tone to it than previous efforts," Nichols had previously said in a press release.

Song titles set to appear on the CD include "Permanently Damaged", "Twisted Wreck" and "Undefeated".

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Original Meliah Rage Drummer Rejoins

Original Meliah Rage drummer Stuart Dowie has rejoined the underrated Boston metallers. Dowie was part of the classic Meliah Rage lineup that released 1988's "Kill To Survive" and 1990's "Solitary Solitude."

As previously, the band rounded off by leader/main writer/guitarist Anthony Nichols, guitarist Jim Koury, bassist Jesse Johnson and new singer Paul Souza, are continuing work on their new studio record at Danger Multitrack Studios in Providence, RI and Sherwood Forest Studios in Bedford Massachusetts. A mid-2005 release via Screaming Ferret Wreckords is expected and Meliah Rage will hit the road this year.

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Meliah Rage Announce Festival Appearances

Reunited Boston-based metallers Meliah Rage are scheduled to appear at two upcoming New England area heavy metal music festivals that are doubling as CD release parties.

Formed in Boston in 1986 (and featuring Godsmack's Sully Erna on drums for the release of "Unfinished Business"), Meliah Rage recently returned after a 10-year absence from the studio with a new studio album, "Barely Human." The disc was released worldwide August 24through Screaming Ferret Wreckords/Escapi Music.

The Metal Nation: Northern Aggression festival will occur during the weekend of October 1-2 at the Bomb Shelter in Manchester, NH. The lineup will include Seven Witches (who are also utilizing the show as a release party for their upcoming album "Year of the Witch") and Metal Blade Records artists Beyond the Embrace, as well a host of Screaming Ferret Wreckords developing artists, including Tearabyte (an exciting band from Texas promoting their second release for the label, "Gloom Factory"), Red Right Hand, Candy Striper Death Orgy, Distrust and new signees The Accursed. More information on the festival and complete band lineup can be found at www.northern-aggression.com.

The Sayonara Summer Fest is scheduled for Saturday, October 9 at the Bellingham Sportsman Club in Bellingham, MA. Along with Meliah Rage, this two-stage festival will feature 28 bands (based primarily in New England and the East Coast), one of which features former members of the prominent New England band Reveille: Truth Ending Cycle. Also included are several Screaming Ferret Wreckords acts, namely Candy Striper Death Orgy, Red Right Hand, and The Accursed. Denythefallout is also scheduled to perform and features Scott Harrington from recent Nuclear Assault fame. In true carnivorous form, the Sayonara Summer Fest includes an all-you-can-eat pig/cow roast, and the debauchery ensues for the entire day.

Meliah Rage are planning to follow the festivals with a North American tour. More information will be made available soon.

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Meliah Rage To Release New Album

Boston’s reformed metal heroes Meliah Rage is primed to make 2004 truly a landmark year for the band. Recently having their music featured on an episode of FOX TV’s hit series "The Shield," Meliah Rage is following the success with a brand new studio album, their first in over a decade. The nine-track sledgehammer of sonic vengeance "Barely Human" is slated for release on Screaming Ferret Wreckords in coordination with Escapi Music and Navarre Distribution on August 24th. A major North American tour will soon follow.

Guitarist Anthony Nichols, guitarist Jim Koury and bass guitarist Jesse Johnson, all original members, are joined by new vocalist Paul Souza and drummer Barry Spillberg (formerly of Wargasm) on "Barely Human." Original vocalist Mike Munro decided not to take part in the Meliah Rage reunion in order to focus on family. The tracklisting for this monumental release includes: Hate, Machine, Rigid, Invincible, Bloodbath, Barely Human, Hell Song, Ungodly, Motor Psycho, Wrong Place Right Time.

"Barely Human" was produced by Joe Moody and Nichols. Moody also recorded and mixed the album at Danger Multitrack in Providence, RI. All songs were written by Nichols and Souza except "The Wrong Place," which was written by Nichols, Souza and Clark Lush, and "Ungodly," which was written by Nichols, Souza and Spillberg. Nichols completed all musical arrangements and Souza wrote all lyrics for the album. Bob Mayo, formerly of Wargasm and a one-time Meliah Rage member, contributes special bass tracks on "Invincible."

A single for the title track “Barely Human,” was recently filmed as a video on the set of the upcoming horror film "God Of Vampires," and is currently available for download on the Screaming Ferret Wreckords website here. An MP3 of the track “Hate Machine” is available at this location.

As an added bonus, the initial pressing of "Barely Human" will include a bonus disc, the previously unreleased album "Unfinished Business," which features performances by Godsmack's Sully Erna on drums. Originally recorded in 1992, the tracks on "Unfinished Business" were intended as demos in order to secure a new record deal, upon the band’s departure from Epic Records. More...

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