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Latest Merauder News

Below is our complete Merauder 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.

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Akani Premieres New Song "Temple Of Lies"

Metallic hardcore four piece Akani - featuring current and former members of Merauder, Soilwork and Dark Tranquillity - premieres a new song entitled "Temple Of Lies", taken from the upcoming debut full-length "Through My Darkest Infernal", which will be out in stores through Demons Run Amok Entertainment on July 15th, 2016.

Check out now "Temple Of Lies" below.

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Merauder Announces Tour With Murder Death Kill

Mediaskare Records has just announced that Murder Death Kill will be heading out with Merauder, War Hound, and Darasuum for a string of upcoming September/October shows. Tour dates are as follows:

9/22 Bronx, NY - The Space
9/23 Virginia Beach, VA - Shaka's
9/24 Columbia, SC - One Unit Art Space
9/25 Jacksonville, FL - Burro Bar
9/26 Tampa, FL - The Brass Mug
9/28 San Antonio, TX - The White Rabbit
9/29 Corpus Christi, TX - House of Rock
10/1 Dallas, TX - La Grange
10/2 Springfield, MO - Outland Ballroom
10/3 Little Rock, AR - Downtown Music Hall
10/4 Knoxville, TN - Longbranch Saloon
10/5 Huntington, WV - The Bunker
10/6 Rochester, NY - Bugjar More...

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Sick Of It All Announces 25th Anniversary Show

New York based hardcore act Sick Of It All released the band's latest album "Based on a True Story" last year and have since been touring in support of the release. The band is now putting together a 25th anniversary show set to take place in New York City at Webster Hall on March 26th, 2011. Century Media Records commented on the show:

"Make sure you are there to witness these hardcore heavyweights in what is sure to be a defining night in their storied career. Sick Of It All have pulled out all of the stops on this show and are happy to announce that support will be provided by very special guests Snapcase alongside Brooklyn’s finest, Merauder, and Razorblade Handgrenade from New Jersey. Tickets for the show go on sale February 11th! Don’t miss it!

"‘Based on a True Story’ is the ninth overall studio album from Sick Of It All and was recorded with producer Tue Madsen in Copenhagen, Denmark. This vicious slab of hardcore punishment is available now on Century Media Records. Century Media would like to congratulate Sick Of It All on an amazing 25-year career and look forward to a bright future with these truly legendary musicians!"

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Stream Severed's Entire New Album

New York metal band Severed is streaming their entire new, self-titled album exclusively through Metal Underground.com from now until the release party show on May 9th. Listen to the album below.

Update: The full album stream has now expired.

The album features guest appearances from Jorge of Merauder on "Comprehension" and Ray from Full Blown Chaos on "Chosen ground." More...

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Severed Completes New Album

New York City metal band Severed has recently completed their self-titled new album, which will be released on May 9th. The band will be also hosting a CD release show on this day.

The band discusses the new album, “As any band who lives to make their music known, we've put blood, sweat and tears into our new CD. We feel the music directly mirrors us as a group. The album is a raw representation of Severed's influences and personalities, and as such we've decided on self-titling it. There's no hiding behind fluff or concept. Take it or leave it, what you hear is who we are.”

“Our new lineup is the most solid it's ever been. It enabled strong technical performances, a diversity of ideas and a deep, heavy sound to be the foundation upon which our album could be built. We're especially excited about the production quality, thanks to John Machado of Five Towns College. A lot of independent bands waste a great deal of time and money on projects with weak production. That's a trap we took efforts to avoid. Working with John was invaluable to getting the sound we wanted. The same can be said for the artwork, a creation of Eliran Kantor, who has done work for many bands including Testament, Gwar, and Sigh. Like all of his art, our CD cover image was masterfully executed and exciting to see in print. We are also extremely excited about the guest appearances on the disc by Ray Mazzola of Full Blown Chaos, and Jorge Rosado of Merauder. Their support means a great deal to us, and their performances add a very dynamic feel to the songs they appear in.” More...

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Merauder Announces North American Tour Dates

NYHC band MERAUDER have announced a string of new live dates for May throughout North America. They kick off the brutality with a pair of California shows, followed by MERAUDER's headlining appearance at 5/9 Fest in Las Vegas where they'll be filming for an upcoming DVD. Following the fest they'll play their way south and cross the border into Mexico for a five-date stretch. They round out the end of the month with two shows in New York (Albany/Brooklyn) alongside state-mates All Out War. They've also been confirmed to play the Metalliaurinko Festival in Harjavalta, Finland in early June.

Check out the USA/Mexico tour poster, as well as the poster and video trailer for the 5/9 Fest at this location.

MERAUDER USA/Mexico tour dates are as follows:

5/07/2010 924 Gilman St - Berkely, CA w/ Ruckus, Rule Of Thumb
5/08/2010 Common Grounds - Riverside, CA w/ Ruckus, Rule Of Thumb
5/09/2010 Area 702 Skatepark - Las Vegas @ 5/9 fest w/ Donnybrook, Gravemaker, Beg For Life + 9 more
5/10/2010 Skrappy's - Tucson, AZ w/ Ruckus, Rule Of Thumb, Beg For Life
5/11/2010 Open Aired - Yuma, AZ w/ Ruckus, Rule Of Thumb, Beg For Life
5/12/2010 1979 Club - Tijuana, Mexico w/ Rule Of Thumb
5/13/2010 Inferno Rock Rar - Matamoros, Mexico w/ Rule Of Thumb
5/14/2010 Ibex Rock Bar - Monterrey, Mexico w/ Rule Of Thumb
5/15/2010 Rock Live Bar - Gudalajara, Mexico w/ Rule Of Thumb
5/16/2010 El Clandestino - Mexico City, Mexico w/ Rule Of Thumb
5/28/2010 Bogies - Albany, NY w/All Out War
5/29/2010 HBNYC - Brooklyn, NY w/ All Out War
6/05/2010 Metalliaurinko Festival - Harjavalta, Finland

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Metal Maniacs Launches As New Webzine

Metal Maniacs Magazine has been relaunched in a new online format after closing the doors to its print operation in February 2009.

Resurrected by the owner of Metalhit.com, with a site developed by Reh3 Design, the new Metal Maniacs features regularly updated content and features from the latest in underground metal.

The site boasts an exhaustive Mp3 store featuring more than 13,000 songs available for preview and purchase as well as a new forum, monthly contests, a weekly "deadly discovery" showcasing up and coming bands and a monthly free digital music compilation.

The debut launch features a 24 song compilation with the following free downloads:

VADER “Rise of the Undead”
FETID ZOMBIE “Graced by Gore”
NOCTURNAL “Hellhunt”
AUGURY “Aetheral”
HANDS “Resistance”
ASPHYX “Death, the Brutal Way”
BLACK ANVIL “Ten Talons Deep”
IMPENDING DOOM “The Serpent Servant”
DAATH “The Worthless”
MERRIMACK “In the Halls of White Death”
GOREAPHOBIA “Mortal Repulsion”
HOWL “Oma”
LEAVES’ EYES “My Destiny”
MERAUDER “Built on Blood”
ORTHRUS “Thy Fate in Damnation”
SKELETONWITCH “Crushed Beyond Dust”
WEAPON “Serpentine Ayat”
BONE GNAWER “Cannibal Cook-out”
WEEKEND NACHOS “Shot in the Head”
ARGHARUS “Pleistas”
CEREBRUM “Scatter-brain”
SEANCE “Prisoner 666”

You can download the entire compilation here.

In this issue: More...

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Merauder Announces New Album "God Is I" Details

Regain Records has issued the following statement about the release of Merauder's upcoming album:

"The brand new MERAUDER album 'GOD IS I' will see the light of day in june 2009!

"New York's own Merauder were on the forefront of the metalcore wave in the early '90s, and few bands have had the pleasure of receiving the worldwide attention and embellishing the genre's conviction as they have. With many of the old NYC hardcore bands such as Biohazard, Madball, and Sick Of It All are either breaking up or adopting a new sound it is a relief to see a band such as Merauder sticking to what they do best. Filled with aggression, angst, and controversial lyrical content 'God Is I' will proceed to beat you to a bloody mess. This is a record made for Agnostic Front and Cro-Mags fans, but it is sure to gain many news fans as well. 'God Is I' is a brutally honest record from a band that holds back no punches. This is Merauder, and this is what NYC hardcore is all about."

The track list will be as follows:

1. Until
2. Ratcatcher
3. Built On Blood
4. Gangsta
5. Forgotten Children
6. God Is I
7. Perdona Me
8. Hell Captive
9. Intro
10. Ahora
11. Never Surrender
12. See You In Hell

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The Haunted Announces Detroit Show

The Haunted has issued the following announcement about an upcoming Detroit show on April 14th alongside Napalm Death and Kataklysm:

"Detroit show w/ Napalm Death & co. The show @ Majestic Theatre in Detroit on the 14:th of April
will be a double bill with the Napalm Death touring package. Doors: 6.30 Tickets: 15/20 $ All Ages"

The line-up will be:

Napalm Death
The Haunted
Toxic Holocaust
Trap Them
The Agonist

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NEMHF 2009 Adds Third Stage

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will introduce an additional stage this year dedicated to up and coming bands.

The third stage, sponsored by Deathcote Records, will be located at Chasers Nightclub, located behind the Palladium on the corner of Martin Luther King and Commercial streets. The main festival will be taking place at the Palladium.

“There are so many great bands and not enough time to get all of them on during the course of two days,” said festival co-organizer Sott Lee. “Adding a third stage is a great way for us to showcase some of the developing bands and it’s a terrific opportunity for these bands to play alongside some of today’s top metal and hardcore bands.”

The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival will take place on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, with the Atticus pre-party on Thursday, April 16. This year’s event is presented by Randall Amplifiers, Washburn Guitars and Eden Electronics. Metal Blade Records will present the main stage. Prosthetic Records will present the second stage.

The Atticus-sponsored pre-party will be a unique event that will be combining film and music, kicking off with a screening of official film sponsor Anchor Bay's film "Crowley," co-written by none other than Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson. The provocative supernatural thriller is the tale of a virtual reality experiment gone wrong, sending the soul of the British occultist Aleister Crowley into the body of a shy university professor. But even as Crowley creates all-new orgies of depraved pleasures and black magic, he is now preparing to unleash the ultimate occult event upon the world. Also showing is "Anvil! The Story of Anvil," a sometimes revealing, sometimes hilarious documentary about the legendary Canadian metal band. The movie follows best friends Robb Reiner and Lips as they make a pact to rock together forever. Their band, Anvil, hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal, " influenced a musical generation that includes Metallica, Slayer, and Anthrax, despite never hitting the big time. Following a calamitous European tour, Lips and Robb, now in their fifties, set off to record their 13th album in one last attempt to fulfill their boyhood dreams. The film will be followed by a performance by the band itself. The pre-party will also be held at the Palladium. Admission is free with a weekend pass or $15 for non-ticket holders.

Prices this year are $40 for Friday, $45 for Saturday or $79 for a 2-day ticket that also includes free admission to the kick off party on Thursday. Tickets are available at all Strawberries, FYE Stores, online at tickets.com or by calling (800) 477-6849. Tickets are available now.

Bands scheduled to perform this year include: More...

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The Haunted Confirmed For Emmabodafestivalen

The Haunted has been confirmed for the Emmabodafestivalen in Sweden. Here are the details:

30 July - 1 August 2009

The band is getting ready to embark on their North American tour soon, which runs through April and features The Agonist and Merauder. There has been no word yet on a replacement for Nachtmystium, who were forced to drop off when frontman Blake Judd broke his leg.

Here are the latest dates for that tour: More...

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Merauder Signs To Regain Records

Regain Records has issued the following statement about signing a record deal with Merauder:

"REGAIN RECORDS is very proud to announce the signing of NYHC veterans MERAUDER. Jorge Rosado (vocals) has issued the following statement: “MERAUDER, the Metalcore kings and creators are teaming up with Regain Records to bring you their long awaited album titled “God Is I”(scheduled for June 19th, 2009 on Regain Records). This is one of the most important and brutal records we..ve ever worked on and it..s all worth it!!! Come out and support us on tour with THE HAUNTED – tour starts in April.”

"Some words about the new MERAUDER album “God Is I”: The most focused recording since “Master Killer”, “God Is I” finds MERAUDER in perfect shape. Melding the bands roots with modern bite, the intent becomes immediately clear within seconds of the albums suckerpunch opening riff; “Until” hones in on it's listener and the chase begins. Runaway freight train grooves, mid-pace stomps, seething gang vocals and death metal drenched riffs all find themselves vying for supremacy amidst their patented NYHC delivery."

Merauder will be touring the US with The Haunted and The Agonist on the following dates:

4/03 - The Key Club - Hollywood, CA
4/04 - Slim's - San Francisco, CA
4/05 - Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
4/06 - Neumo's - Seattle, WA
4/07 - Commodore Ballroom - Vancouver, BC
4/08 - The Warehouse - Calgary, AB (new date)
4/09 - Starlite Ballroom - Edmonton, AB (new date)
4/11 - Royal Albert - Winnipeg, MB
4/12 - Station 4 - St. Paul, MN
4/13 - The Pearl Room - Mokena, IL
4/14 - Majestic Theatre - Detroit, MI
4/15 - Opera House - Toronto, ON
4/16 - Club Soda - Montreal, QC
4/17 - The Palladium - Worcester, MA
4/19 - BB King's Blues Club - New York, NY
4/21 - Mr. Small's - Millvale, PA
4/22 - Jaxx - Springfield, VA
4/23 - Volume 11 - Raleigh, NC
4/24 - The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA

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Gross Misconduct Announces Show With The Haunted

Canadian band Gross Misconduct has issued the following announcement about an upcoming show with The Haunted:

"We are super stoked to play this show and thank everyone who made it possible. We will have tons of new merch, so come check them shits out!"

The line-up will be as follows:

The Haunted
The Agonist
Gross Misconduct

April 7 at the Commodore, Vancouver

Doors: 7 pm
Show: 8 pm

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Nachtmystium Drops Off Tour With The Haunted

Nachtmystium has announced that they have been forced to cancel their appearance supporting Swedish thrashers The Haunted after their frontman Blake Judd broke his leg. A message from the band reads as follows:

"Nachtmystium unfortunately had to cancel our slot co-headlining The Haunted’s U.S. / Canadian tour this coming April. Front-man Blake Judd had an accident and broke his leg last weekend and will be in a cast for the next twelve weeks and may need surgery. More news in the coming weeks…

"We’ve already rescheduled a U.S. / Canadian tour for June and are awaiting the “OK” from our booking representatives the announce the tour and dates.

"Sorry to anyone hoping to see us in April! After this whole bullshit fiasco with the Scion Rock Fest a few weeks back, and now this, it’s been one thing after the other around here. Fear not, we will be back soon enough…

Metal and Hell,

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The Haunted, Suffocation Join Forces In Montreal

The Haunted's show at Le Medley on April 16th has been combined with the SUFFOCATION tour package. That means it will be a co-headline bill with THE HAUNTED and SUFFOCATION and support from:

Decrepit Birth
Veil of Maya

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Merauder Added To The Haunted Tour

As a result of Kylesa and Intronaut cancelling their appearances as the support for Swedish thrashers The Haunted to support Mastodon, The Haunted has revealed that Merauder will be stepping into the fold to support the band along with the previously announced additions of The Agonist and Nachtmystium.

The tour dates are as follows:

2 - The Glasshouse – Pomona, CA
3 - The Key Club – Hollywood, CA
4 - Slim’s – San Francisco, CA
5 - Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
6 - Neumo’s – Seattle, WA
7 - Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
8 - The Warehouse - Calgary, AB (new date)
9 - Starlite Ballroom - Edmonton, AB (new date)
11 - Royal Albert – Winnipeg, MB
12 - Station 4 – St. Paul, MN
13 - The Pearl Room – Mokena, IL
14 - Majestic Theatre – Detroit, MI
15 - Opera House – Toronto, ON
16 - Club Soda – Montreal, QC
17 - The Palladium – Worcester, MA
19 - BB King’s Blues Club – New York, NY
21 - Mr. Small’s – Millvale, PA
22 - Jaxx – Springfield, VA
23 - Volume 11 – Raleigh, NC
24 - The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA

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Hatebreed Reveals Covers Album Release Date

Hardcore metal act Hatebreed has announced that their forthcoming new covers album, "For The Lions" will be released in North America on May 5th in North America via E1 Music (formerly known as Koch Records) and will appear on the shelves on Europe on May 11th through Century Media.

The covers appearing on "For The Lions" are as follows:

Slayer - "Ghosts of War"
Cro-Mags - "It's The Limit"
Suicidal Tendencies - "Suicidal Maniac"
Sepultura - "Refuse/Resist"
Metallica - "Escape"
Bad Brains - "Supertouch/Shitfit"
Misfits - "Hatebreeders"
D.R.I. - "Evil Minds"
Madball - "Set It Off"
Sick Of It All - "Shut Me Out"
Black Flag - "Thirsty"
Negative Approach - "Sick Of Talk"
Crowbar - "All I Had I Gave"
Merauder - "Life Is Pain"
Agnostic Front - "Your Mistake"
Judge - "Hear Me"
Obituary - "I'm In Pain
Subzero - "Boxed In"

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Hatebreed Reveals Covers Album, New Guitarist

HATEBREED has revealed the release date and tracklisting of their new covers album, "For The Lions." The album is set for release on Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 via E1 Music (formerly KOCH Records). This new release is the follow-up to the band’s #1 Billboard charting DVD, LIVE DOMINANCE (released September of 2008).

The songs on "For The Lions" were carefully selected by HATEBREED to represent a panoramic view of some of their favorite artists and greatest musical inspirations. Having completed the album in 2008, the band felt their work wasn’t done yet and just returned to the studio with original guitar player Wayne Lozinak to record additional tracks for the album. The four new covers are among the most bludgeoning the band has yet to record. These include, “Ghosts Of War” (Slayer), “Supertouch/Shitfit (Bad Brains), “Thirsty” (Black Flag) and “Suicidal Maniac” (Suicidal Tendencies).

FOR THE LIONS was produced, engineered and mixed by long-time band associate Chris "Zeuss" Harris.

You can preview of “Suicidal Maniac” on the band's MySpace page.

In additional HATEBREED news, the band announced the departure of guitar player Sean M. Martin, welcoming back to the fold original guitarist Wayne Lozinak.

Front man Jamey Jasta says, “I speak on behalf of all of us and we support Sean's decision to leave and want him to be happy and successful at everything he does. There are no bad feelings at all and you'll probably see him hanging on stage at some of our local shows. We're family and he will be missed but HATEBREED will forge on.” More...

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Century Media Celebrates 20th Anniversary

2008 has become an extremely exciting year in the history of Century Media Records, one of the world's most respected independent homes for heavy music, as the label is celebrating its 20th anniversary!

The company's Anniversary year started off with an extremely successful, first-ever yard sale/party at the Century Media office in Dortmund (Germany) in June, where several hundred guests partied out on exclusive live shows by Angel Dust and Turisas. A video with impressions from the event can be seen at this location. A photo gallery for this event can be viewed here.

To further celebrate this anniversary Century Media Records will release the very special 2CD compilation "Covering 20 Years Of Extremes" on September 15th in Europe and on October 14th in North America. The various artists covers-release includes 32 mostly exclusive recordings and will be available in stores for the price of one CD. Sticking to the "keep it in the family" slogan, CM approached their artists about covering songs from other acts within the label's repertoire and the response from the musicians was overwhelming.

Some choices were obvious and homages to the bands that influenced them, others were inspired picks. This combination ended up leading to a heavily entertaining and truly special final result across all sub-genres of heavy music.

Here is the tracklisting: More...

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Merauder To Enter The Studio In June

New York-based metal/hardcore band MERAUDER will be entering Big Blue Meenie recording studio on June 10th. Big Blue Meenie Originally built in 1981 as Quantum Sound, have had an array of artists record in their studio of all genres like RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, INXS, P.O.D., EVANESCENCE, and CREED.

Merauder has also enlisted Bobby Blood (CREMATORIUM, FIRST BLOOD) as their new drummer.

Merauder will be on tour in Europe throughout July and playing the Dour Open Air Festival in Belgium and Zwarte Cross Open Air Festival Lichtenvoorde Holland. Full tour schedule to be announced shortly.

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