METZ share new video for Cellophane – album out now!

Today the Toronto noise-rock-punk trio METZ release their ferocious (Steve Albini-produced) third album Strange Peace! 

“The songs on Strange Peace are about uncertainty,” Edkins explains. “They’re about recognizing that we’re not always in control of our own fate, and about admitting our mistakes and fears. They’re about finding some semblance of peace within the chaos.”

To celebrate they have released a video for “Cellophane”, Watch the discombobulating black-and-white clip for “Cellophane” below.

METZ is Alex Edkins (guitar, vocals), Hayden Menzies (drums), and Chris Slorach (bass). 




On September 22nd, METZ will release Strange Peace on Sub Pop / Rhythmethod, an emphatic but artful hammer swing to the status quo and their highly-anticipated third full-length album. Alex Edkins (guitar, vocals), Hayden Menzies (drums), and Chris Slorach (bass) recorded at Electrical Audio in Chicago, live off the floor to tape with Steve Albini.

The album includes ‘Drained Lake’, a relentless yet compact tumult that plays like a slightly slicker version of the trio’s signature sound and released today, ‘Mess of Wires’ – the latest and arguably greatest song to be released from METZ’s forthcoming album.

Listen to Mess Of Wires here:

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METZ Debut New Single ‘Spit You Out’ on The Fader

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“Spit You Out,” the fresh new track from the highly-anticipated new METZ album, II, was unveiled April 6th on The FADER. 

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 says of the track, “”Spit You Out” has one hell of a buzzsaw hook, with howling vocals and a chuggling churn that tastes like battery acid but goes down smoothly regardless.”

METZ II is the follow up to the band’s critically-acclaimed debut, which will feature tracks “Acetate” (), “Spit You Out” and “The Swimmer”. Recorded in a variety of studios across Ontario, Canada, the album was produced and mixed by the band with assistance from returning engineer Graham Walsh.

About METZ:
“What happens when a seemingly irresistible force meets an immovable object is a serviceable metaphor for the music METZ creates, both live and on record. Now behold II, the concussive new full-length from what is arguably North America’s finest touring rock band. Written and recorded in 2014, after two years of constant touring behind their rightly adored self-titled debut, II is METZ at their most true to form—as pure an expression of what they do as can currently be committed to tape. The guitars are titanic, the drums ill-tempered, the vocals chilling, and the volume worrisome. Though they incorporated new instruments, (baritone guitar, tape loops, piano, synth, found sounds) and stretched out the arrangements, they still managed to “stay true to what made us tick in the first place: that immediacy,” Edkins calls it. “If it punches you in the gut (read more at Sub Pop).”

What people are saying about METZ:

“Acetate” is four minutes of unrelenting rock that’s the perfect follow-up to METZ’s 2012 debut album, which landed on the short list for the Polaris Prize. On their second record, the noise rockers continue to take no prisoners.” [“Acetate”] – NPR Music “All Songs Considered”

“Acetate” is a particularly crushing song…The guitars, bass, and drums are alternately slithering and unforgivingly in-your-face, frontman Alex Edkins’ vocal delivery growing to a soul-purging howl as the instrumentation gets louder…It’s a full minute longer than the average METZ track, making it a perfect glimpse of this band’s ability to lure you in with a burning riff and keep you transfixed with an ensuing groove.” [“Acetate” / Top 10 Songs of the Week] – Consequence of Sound

“Acetate” is as brutal as we’ve come to expect from this band, a ferocious noise-punk skree that will absolutely crush you if you cross its path.” [“Acetate”] – Stereogum

“At the heart of it, “Acetate” is METZ at their most streamlined and straightforward, giving you the noise-rock riffs and chest-rattling rhythms that have become their trademark. But once you dive into the details of the song, “Acetate” comes into focus as something more complex and intricately crafted, from Alex Edkins’ discordant, Rowland S. Howard-inspired riffs, to the playful variations in Hayden Menzies’ drum work. The production, for that matter, is more layered and contains a great deal of depth for something that so enthusiastically goes for the jugular. But does it fucking rock, you ask? You’re damn right it does.” [“Acetate”] – Treble

METZ ‘II’ available May 1st in New Zealand on Sub Pop,
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