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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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
Brooklyn's Meek Is Murder unveils a new song today - "More Always More/Less Is More" - giving the world its first proper taste of the band's second album, "Everything Is Awesome Nothing Matters," which is due out October 22nd on vinyl via Threshold of Pain Records and digitally via the band.
"More Always More/Less Is More" can be heard today in the player below courtesy of Terrorizer magazine. Sirius XM Radio also presents the song's official radio premiere, today at 5:00 pm Eastern Time on Channel 40, Liquid Metal.
"Everything Is Awesome Nothing Matters" was recorded by Kurt Ballou (High On Fire, Nails) and mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan). The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Last Year
3. Dumb As Death's Head
4. Ashes & Glass
5. In the Ground
6. You Had a Horse
7. Our Dream
8. More Always More
9. Less Is More
10. Our Hope / Our Home
11. Paper Hands and the Desert Sea
12. Ghost Moth
13. Play Dead More...
Brooklyn's Meek Is Murder has completed work on second full-length, "Everything Is Awesome Nothing Matters." The album is set for an October 22nd vinyl release on Threshold of Pain Records and a digital release via the band.
For "Everything Is Awesome Nothing Matters," Meek Is Murder employed the same one-two punch of a production team that crafted the 2011 full-length debut, "Algorithms:" producer and Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou (High On Fire, Nails) and mastering ace Alan Douches (Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan).
A video from the recording sessions at Kurt Ballou’s Godcity Studio is now streaming below courtesy of MetalSucks.
The inspiration for the album comes from what guitarist/vocalist Mike Keller calls "the most trying year of my life," involving three deaths in his family, the end of a four-year relationship, the loss of all his possessions in a fire, temporary homelessness, illness, and a critically injured dog.
Says Keller: "In a year like that, the temptation is there to become despondent and angry with the world. But you do what you can to get through the day and in the end you become a stronger dude for it. The truth was always there but I was finally able to make some sense of it all. Life is a paradox: it is cruel and beautiful and any meaning comes from within. Embrace your insignificance and make what you want, just because you want to experience the journey of making it. Everything is awesome. Nothing matters." More...
The NYC based spastic trio Meek is Murder will be performing the "Into The Sun Where It Falls Off The Sky" EP in it's entirety throughout an upcoming short tour this May. You can stream the EP via Bandcamp or catch the band live:
5/10 - Philadelphia, PA - The Pariah w/ Cleanteeth
5/11 - Chapel Hill, NC - Kraken Bar (Kraken Fest) w/ Cleanteeth
5/12 - Charlotte, NC - Milestone Club w/ Cleanteeth
5/13 - Knoxville, TN - Poison Lawn w/ Cleanteeth
5/14 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
5/15 - York, PA - The Depot
5/16 - Richmond, VA - The Nile
5/17 - New York, NY - Pianos w/ RETOX More...
Meek Is Murder will be celebrating the 2 year anniversary of the "Algorithms" release by teaming up with Tiger Flowers to collectively release a split video featuring the Meek Is Murder track "Algorithms" (2011) and Tiger Flowers track "The Weight" (2011). Check out the video below.
Meek is Murder's Frank Godla comments: "Tiger Flowers are more than a band we've toured with many times, they're genuine friends we've shared so much with over the last couple years. While split 7 inches are cool, why not up the bromance and share a split music video instead?"
Mike Keller also states: "We decided to do a video from an older release because 0) We wanted to, B) It's the two year anniversary of the MetalSucks release of 'Algorithms' and III) There are no rules."
Both bands are working on new releases tentatively scheduled for mid-2013, with upcoming tour dates listed below. More...