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Meek is Murder

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Latest Meek is Murder News

Below is our complete Meek is Murder 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.

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Meek Is Murder Documenting Video Shoot

Meek Is Murder is currently documenting the creation of a new music video, start to finish, all within one single day.

The Brooklyn trio has hijacked New Noise's Instagram account to post step-by-step photos of the entire video-making process, with the intention of then premiering the finished video tonight at 7:00 pm Eastern Time.

The video will be for "The Same Mistakes," taken off new album "Was," which sees its release tomorrow, July 15th. You can also stream the entire album below. More...

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Meek Is Murder Posts Full New Album Online

Meek Is Murder's fourth full-length album, "Was," is now streaming in full via the player below. Due out July 15th, you can also pre-order "Was" right here.

The prolific Brooklyn trio has worked nonstop since its inception in 2009, releasing music at an alarming rate and honing its craft down to a precise and effective art form. "Was" was produced by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Nails) and mastered by Alan Douches (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Mastodon). Catch the band's record release show:

Jul 16 - Brooklyn, NY @ Aviv More...

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Meek Is Murder Posts "Full Hearts, Empty Rooms"

Meek Is Murder today presents newest track "Full Hearts, Empty Rooms," which can be heard in the player below.

The ripping new tune sees the Brooklyn trio inject some Morbid Angel slime/sludge into its trademark, forward-charging sound – a stampede of D-beats and angst on par with Converge. Coincidentally, Converge's Kurt Ballou produced Meek's new album, "Was."

Produced by Ballou and mastered by Alan Douches (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Tombs), "Was" is set for a July 15th release. See the band live on these upcoming summer tour dates:

Jul 2 - Ithaca, NY @ One Fest w/ Dragged Into Sunlight, Primitive Man, Cult Leader
Jul 9 - Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall w/ Candiria, Netherlands More...

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Meek Is Murder Streams "A Prison, A Life Raft"

Meek Is Murder today premieres new track "A Prison, A Life Raft," which can be heard below. "A Prison, A Life Raft" shows the Brooklyn trio's end-of-world noise-core and D-beat stampede in full effect.

Due for a July 15th release, new album "Was" was produced by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Nails) and mastered by Alan Douches (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Tombs). Meek Is Murder is currently wrapping up a European tour with Svalbard, with these dates remaining:

Jun 1 - Paris, FR @ Le Buzz
Jun 2 - Basingstoke, UK @ Sanctuary
Jun 4 - Bristol, UK @ The Gryphon More...

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Meek Is Murder Posts "Black Lung" Video

Meek Is Murder just revealed a first taste of upcoming fourth album, "Was," with opening track "Black Lung" now streaming in the form of a video shot during the recording of the album at GodCity Studio with producer Kurt Ballou (Converge, Nails).

Recorded and mixed by Ballou and mastered by Alan Douches (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Tombs), "Was" is the most powerful distillation of the Meek Is Murder sound yet recorded.

Frontman Mike Keller describes the concept behind the album: "Typical humans, we think about the past a lot. We romanticize it to reconcile a disappointing present. We re-write history so it reads the way we wish it went. We black it out when it's just too much. And worst of all, we forget. It's a struggle to appreciate the good things or recognize the negative ones at the time they occur." More...

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Meek Is Murder Finishes Work On Album

Meek Is Murder has completed the tracking of fourth full-length album "Was" with producer Kurt Ballou (Converge, Nails) at GodCity Studio in Salem, Massachusetts. "Was" is set for a July 15th release.

Mastering will be handled by Alan Douches (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Tombs) – the team of Ballou and Douches is the same team that has recorded all of Meek Is Murder's albums.

Says drummer Frank Godla: "Kurt Ballou and Alan Douches are masters of their craft, and truly understand the amount of grime appeal we look for in records. Since our debut album, Algorithms, we decided that these two would handle all our full length recordings. We think of them as friends, and companions to our band. So when we started writing Was, naturally the next step was to get in touch with Kurt and Alan, there was never a question or conversation about it."

Guitarist/vocalist Mike Keller says the album deals with time, memory, and the processing of experiences – not so surprising from a band with a Back to the Future fixation: "Typical humans, we think about the past a lot. We romanticize it to reconcile a disappointing present. We re-write history so it reads the way we wish it went. We black it out when it's just too much. And worst of all, we forget. It's a struggle to appreciate the good things or recognize the negative ones at the time they occur." More...

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Meek Is Murder Streaming Metallica Cover

Earlier this year, Metallica's Kirk Hammett passed NYC trio Meek Is Murder some very nice words via mutual friend Jose Mangin of Sirius XM Liquid Metal.

Today is Kirk Hammett's birthday and, in celebration, Meek Is Murder has released a raw rendition of Metallica's 1988 banger, "Blackened."

In true MIM form, the cover clocks in at under two minutes, while still paying homage to the original favorite. The song was recorded at Spaceman Sound in Brooklyn, NY, with Tom Tierney and Alex Mead-Fox.

Meek Is Murder's latest release, the Kirk Hammett-approved "Onward" EP, is available for full streaming at this location. Meek Is Murder is currently at work on a third album. More...

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Meek Is Murder Streaming Full EP

On the eve of the EP's May 5th release date, Revolvermag.com is now hosting a stream of Meek Is Murder's "Onward" EP.

Stream the charging beast of a record below. "Onward" sees its official release tomorrow, May 5th, as one side of the "Onward/Into the Sun" LP on Rising Pulse Records (Candiria, Spylacopa). On the other side is Meek's 2011 EP, "Into the Sun Where It Falls Off the Sky," available only digitally until now.

"Onward" was recorded/mixed by Kevin Bernsten (Full of Hell, Old Wounds). "Into the Sun..." was recorded/mixed by Kevin Antreassian (East of the Wall, Gridlink). Both were mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, The Dillinger Escape Plan). More...

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Enabler Touring With Meek Is Murder

After recently completing work on upcoming album "Fail To Feel Safe," Ohio-based hardcore/metal outfit Enabler is now ready to embark on a U.S. headlining tour.

Kicking off in Torrington, CT on June 1st, the trek will feature Meek Is Murder as support. See below for all dates.

Due out summer 2015, Enabler's forthcoming album was recorded at Silver Bullet Studios with engineer Chris Teti and producer Greg Thomas. More...

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Meek is Murder Premieres New Song "Upward"

Meek is Murder premieres the track "Upward" after having revealed already the two EP tracks "Downward" and "Outward" over the last weeks.

Check out now "Upward" below.

Explains Vocalist/guitarist Mike Keller: More...

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Meek Is Murder Streams "Downward"

Meek Is Murder's latest ripping track "Downward" is now available for streaming below, courtesy of Atlpress.com. The song appears on the Brooklyn trio's upcoming third LP, "Onward/Into the Sun," due out May 5th on Rising Pulse Records.

"Onward/Into the Sun" collects the brand new "Onward" EP, produced by Kevin Bernsten (Full of Hell, Magrudergrind) and 2011's "Into the Sun Where It Falls Off the Sky." You can also see the band live on these dates:

March 28 - Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz - Jose Mangin Sirius XM Liquid Metal Party
April 3 - Brooklyn, NY @ Lucky 13 w/ Spylacopa More...

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Meek Is Murder Posts Studio Video

The countdown is on to Meek Is Murder's third LP, "Onward/Into the Sun," coming May 5th on Rising Pulse Records.

Last week, the first slice of the new album – the 1-minute ripper of a song, "Outward" – was premiered online, and today Gear Gods presents a video showing the band recording "Outward" at Developing Nations Studio with producer Kevin Bernsten (Magrudergrind, Full of Hell). Check it out below.

"Onward/Into the Sun," a collection of the brand new "Onward" EP and 2012's "Into the Sun Where It Falls Off the Sky" EP, is the trio's third full-length and sixth overall release. More...

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Meek is Murder Posts New Song

Meek is Murder is streaming a new track titled "Outward". The track is taken from the upcoming release "Onward" which will be released as part of a set with the band’s previously-released EP "Into the Sun" on May 5 via Rising Pulse Records.

You can now stream the new song below.

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Tidal Arms Embarking On Weekend Live Run

The Brooklyn noise rock merchants in Tidal Arms are poised for another round of weekend live intrusions with headliners Meek Is Murder, beginning tonight at Backroom Studios in Rockaway, New Jersey where they'll blister ears alongside Torrential Downpour and Tooth Grinder.

From there, the band will level ABC No Rio in New York City with Itto And What Came Before... before trekking to Kingston for an evening performance at Ferraro's Mid-City Lanes. The whirlwind weekend will come to a close in Philadelphia at Connie's Ric-Rac. Details are as follows:

5/16/2014 Backroom Studios - Rockaway, NJ w/ Torrential Downpour, Tooth Grinder
5/17/2014 ABC No Rio - New York, NY hardcore matinee w/ Itto, What Came Before...
5/17/2014 Ferraro's Mid-City Lanes - Kingston, NY w/ Clover, Dead Empires
5/18/2014 Connie's Ric-Rac - Philadelphia, PA More...

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Meek Is Murder Releases Free EP

Brooklyn based trio Meek is Murder is spreading some brutal holiday cheer today with the release of a new EP titled "Infant Worship."

The music was recorded and mixed at Converse Rubber Tracks Studio this past Monday with Matt Shane (Flight Of The Conchords Producer), and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side.

As the band explains in this accompanying studio video below, the holiday EP was created as a way to say "Thank You" to the fans, and will remain a free download. You can download "Infant Worship" for free now at Meek is Murder's Bandcamp page. More...

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Meek Is Murder Posts Full Album Online

Meek Is Murder's second LP, "Everything Is Awesome Nothing Matters," is out now and Revolver Magazine is presenting a stream of the full album. Check it out below.

"Everything Is Awesome Nothing Matters" was released October 22nd on vinyl via Threshold of Pain Records and digitally via the band. More...

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Meek Is Murder Posts New Song

Meek Is Murder's new song "Ashes & Glass" is now streaming online in the player below, courtesy of Lambgoat.com.

The song appears on the Brooklyn trio's forthcoming second album, "Everything Is Awesome Nothing Matters," due out next Tuesday, October 22nd. Produced by Converge's Kurt Ballou at Godcity Studio (High On Fire, Nails), the album has inspired the following review from Terrorizer Magazine: "Riffs the size of aircraft carriers... Any of you still lamenting the loss of Botch will fall on this like a pack of hungry wolves."

With "Ashes & Glass" now online, newly-launched gear authority Gear Gods has also posted a video showing the band tracking the song with Ballou at Godcity. The four-way splitscreen allows each band member's performance to be seen in detail. Check it out after the jump.

Meek Is Murder will play the MetalInjection/MetalSucks CMJ showcase tomorrow at Acheron in Brooklyn, NY. More...

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Meek Is Murder Posts Drum Playthrough Video

Meek Is Murder drummer Frank Godla has teamed up with ModernDrummer.com to post a drum playthrough video and blog.

Read Godla's blog about the ergonomics of drumming at Modern Drummer, and you can watch a video below of him bashing through "Our Hope/Our Home," a never-before-heard track off the new Meek Is Murder album, "Everything Is Awesome Nothing Matters."

The album, recorded and mixed by Converge's Kurt Ballou, is out October 22nd (vinyl via Threshold of Pain Records, digital via the band). More...

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Meek Is Murder Posts New Video

Decibel Magazine today presents the premiere of Meek Is Murder's video for "In the Ground," a song off the Brooklyn trio's second full-length, "Everything Is Awesome Nothing Matters." Check out the video below.

Produced by Kurt Ballou (Converge, Nails) and mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan), "Everything Is Awesome Nothing Matters" will be released October 22nd on vinyl via Threshold of Pain Records and digitally via the band.

The previously posted song "Ghost Moth" can also be heard at this location. More...

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Meek Is Murder Posts "Ghost Moth"

Brooklyn trio Meek Is Murder unleashes a new song, "Ghost Moth," today in two forms: BrooklynVegan hosts the premiere of the song, while Guitar World hosts a video clip of guitarist/vocalist Mike Keller playing through it at Godcity Studio where the band recorded new album, "Everything Is Awesome Nothing Matters," with producer Kurt Ballou. You can also check out both clips below.

The vinyl LP version of "Everything Is Awesome Nothing Matters" will be available October 22nd on Threshold of Pain Records, with the band handling the digital version itself. Alan Douches (Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan) mastered the album.

Catch Meek Is Murder live at the MetalInjection/MetalSucks CMJ showcase, October 18th at Acheron in Brooklyn, NY. More...

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